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My Modern Shop Spotlight - Christoph Schaller's Delicate Young Beauty

German photographer Christoph Schaller captures the delicate beauty of a fragile, young woman on the beach. He manages to turn her vulnerability into an appealing, almost seductive, mode of beauty. Like her open-air environment, the anonymous young woman exudes a refreshingly youthful sense of freedom. Her solitude could have easily translated into loneliness, but…


Added by Pinar on November 14, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Maps of What the Earth Would Look Like If All Ice Melted

Global warming is a pressing issue that affects everyone. Though it may be hard to tell right now while we still have polar ice caps, National Geographic recently created a series of maps that illustrate how visually different the Earth would look if all the ice on the planet melted. The maps reveal a world with far fewer land masses that are above sea level. With all the glacial bodies…


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Creative Parents Stage Dinosaur Toy Scenes, Convince Kids They're Alive at Night

Each year, writer Refe Tuma and his wife turn the month of November into Dinovember—thirty days of their children's plastic dinosaur toys coming to life at night and doing as they please, or at least that's what the creative couple tells their tiny tots. Each night when the Tuma kids go to bed, their parents create a new scene…


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Hilarious Photos of Celebrities Riding Invisible Bicycles

Boris Johnson and Arnold Schwarzenegger

While entertainment magazines try to sell the "Celebrities are just like us—they shop, they eat, they even ride bikes!" headline to consumers, redditors look past one common quality of stars in a thread aptly titled Invisible Bicycles. Unlike the rest of us, these famous figures don't need to…


Added by Pinar on November 14, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Lively Abstract Brushstrokes Reveal Detailed Cityscapes

Using large, swift brushstrokes and irregular splatters, Korean artist Jieun Park reveals urban landscapes hidden beneath the surface of her paintings. From a distance, the broad strokes are simply a bundle of abstract lines. However, upon closer inspection, bits of an urban landscape emerge from the seemingly haphazard marks.

Park only exposes small sections of the detailed…


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Complex Portraits Outwardly Convey Internal Struggles

These beautifully complex portraits convey a sense of internal struggle in a very outward way. Vancouver-based artist Adam Lupton's series, What's in Store for Me in the Direction I Don't Take?, captures the physical signs of worries and stress that can consume a person's thoughts.

Each oil painting features distinct faces mixed with ghostly figures, blurred lines, and…


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Glimmering Gold Drawings Symbolize Pollution in Nature

Artist Sarah A. Smith creates lively, nature-inspired compositions that glimmer with a touch of gold. Her Gold Drawings consist of metal leaf, corrosive, ink, and pencil blended together on paper to produce scenes oozing with texture and realistic details.

In her large-scale works, Smith explores how our human desire for material goods is slowly affecting the environment. To…


Added by katie hosmer on November 14, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Revolutionary Space-Saving Anti-Theft Bike Locks

Bicycle theft is on the rise in major urban cities and lugging around a bulky bike lock everywhere you go can be tiresome, but Berlin-based company Sphyke has come up with a simple solution—a series of combination locks, known as C3N, made to fit the parts of a bike that are often easily taken. This includes custom coded locks for both the front and rear wheels, the seat, and even the handlebar…


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Stark White Twisting Home Mimics Surrounding Hills

Designed by international architectural firm UNStudio, this single family home is an example of modern architectural stylings with a few added twists. Built in Stuttgart, Germany, the Haus am Weinberg is built in an area that balances the peace of the countryside while still offering sprawling city views. The modern home, a reflection of its environment, features a unique design that…


Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on November 14, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Thought-Provoking Satirical Illustrations by Pawel Kuczynski

Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski creates thought-provoking illustrations that comment on social, economic, and political issues through satire. The illustrator's portfolio ranges from criticizing military practices and the incentives behind war, to themes of mortality and reinterpreting the uses of social media as elusive spying platforms. Each image reflects its fair share of…


Added by Pinar on November 13, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Entire Alphabet Found on the Wing Patterns of Butterflies

Norwegian nature photographer Kjell Bloch Sandved has devoted his photographic career to capturing the beauty of the world we live in and along the way, amassed a collection of butterfly and moth images with interesting patterns on their wings. Sanved's keen eye took notice of the spectacular shapes the natural designs came in, recognizing their resemblance to letters of the…


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Hand Cut Newspapers Form Visually Striking Patterns

Kenosis is a series of visually complex newspaper cuts that alter printed media and current events through intricate hand-carvings. Created by New York-based artist Shanti Grumbine, the project was inspired by her battle with Lyme Disease and it is filled with delicate complexities. As she recovered from physical and cognitive difficulties due to the disease, she found reading to be…


Added by katie hosmer on November 13, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Hilarious Photos of Sexy Men and Adorable Cats in Similar Poses

Des Hommes et Des Chatons (Men and Cats) is a single-topic blog that pairs similar photos of attractive men with pictures of adorable cats. The brilliant match-ups feature a variety of heartthrobs (including celebrities like Channing Tatum and Michael Fassbender) posing seductively alongside shots of cuddly felines striking a pose that makes the viewer question which…


Added by Pinar on November 13, 2013 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Elaborate Dresses Hand-Drawn on Perfectly Aligned Mirror

Into the Mirror is an elegant fashion photo shoot with a twist. Italian photographer Luca Meneghel created the series by blending reality with illustrations that are hand-drawn along the surface of a mirror. Simply dressed in nude garb, model Nasty Bugriy shows off her stylish sense of rare fashion by standing perfectly placed in front of the elaborate dresses and jewels.



Added by katie hosmer on November 13, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Beautiful Blue Pond in Japan Turns Spectacularly Green

Simply known as the "Blue Pond," the beautiful body of water in the town of Biei in Hokkaido, Japan seems to change colors right before visitors' eyes. Depending on how the light falls, or in Japanese photographer Kent Shiraishi's opinion, "because of the weather," the picturesque…


Added by alice on November 13, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Historical Figures Playfully Portrayed as Cats and Dogs

Cat Queen

Animals From History is a playful series that ties together history lessons with incredibly detailed animal illustrations. Created by Christina Hess, each full color print features a famous character portrayed by a well-dressed cat or a dog. Hess pairs her illustrations with the elaborate life stories of cleverly named characters…


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Former Stray Becomes First Dog to Climb Mt. Everest

Meet Rupee, he's a former stray dog that just made history by becoming the very first dog in the world to climb Mount Everest! Found starving in a dump in Northern India, his owner, Joanna Lefson, decided to rescue him and nurse him back to health by feeding him a high protein diet that consisted of boiled eggs and rice. Slowly, he built back his strength and soon he was so strong…


Added by alice on November 13, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

"Swing at the End of the World" is Located Off a Giant Cliff

Swing sets are typically used by children on a playground, but this makeshift contraption known as the Swing at the End of the World is only for the bravest adventurers willing to take the risk of falling off the edge of a cliff while swinging high in the air. Located in Baños, Ecuador at La Casa del Árbol (The Treehouse), this incredible swing greets hikers at an…


Added by Pinar on November 12, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

New Wonderfully Witty Dog Portraits by Ron Schmidt

Photographer Ron Schmidt just wrote to us to tell us about a new set of photos from his adorable series Loose Leashes. (See older posts, here and…


Added by alice on November 12, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

New Digital Sculptures of Fragmented Figures by Adam Martinakis

Athens-based artist Adam Martinakis creates otherworldly digital sculptures of futuristic figures. Each three-dimensional rendering has a life of its own, presenting surreal depictions of…


Added by Pinar on November 12, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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