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Colorful Layers of Paper Form Intricate Sculptures and Patterns



Paris-based designer Maud Vantours is a master at constructing incredible 3D sculptures and mesmerizing patterns out of paper. After carefully cutting out assorted shapes, she meticulously builds up layer upon layer, superimposing the papers to create intricate and colorful…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 22, 2014 at 11:01am — No Comments

Beautiful Swirls of Paint in Water Form Stunning Portraits

South African artist Chris Slabber has created a spectacular new series called Destruction/Creation, which features images of gorgeous "sculptures" formed from paint swirling in water. While the colorful spirals of paint are already beautiful to look at, Slabber takes it one step further by using photo manipulation to form delicate figures in the billows of paint,…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 22, 2014 at 10:06am — No Comments

Amnesty International Freedom Candles Burn as a Symbol of Hope



Amnesty International Freedom Candles are a set of limited edition candles, designed by Mark Landwehr & Sven Waschk of Coarse, that were developed as a fundraiser for Amnesty International. Each of the three candles represents an injustice that Amnesty International continues to fight against. As the candles melt, the injustice disintegrates before our eyes and a more…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 22, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Shared Table Where People Can Work and Cats Can Wander



Wait a minute. Is that a cat inside a table? Created by Ruan Hao for Hangzhou and Hong Kong-based architecture firm LYCS, CATable is a functional wood table that's designed for both people and cats! Like we've seen many times before, there's been a growing trend of transforming livable spaces for the comfort of your cat. While German design company Goldtatze took…

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Added by alice on April 22, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

More Brand Slogans Reinterpreted to Tell the Hilarious Truth



Advertising agencies work hard to brand a product and develop a specific slogan to convey the idea behind that brand. However, once the product is out in the world, there's no telling what will happen. And that's where Honest Slogans comes in. Created, written, and managed by graphic designer Clif Dickens, the website features hilariously reinterpreted concepts that translate slogans…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 22, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

The World's Largest Airport is Coming to Istanbul in 2018

Large international airports can be daunting places. With the hustle and bustle of countless passengers, well-organized and thoughtfully designed terminals are important. This is especially true with an upcoming airport that’s located on the Black Sea near Istanbul, Turkey. It’s being called Istanbul New Airport, and it is on track to be the largest in the world,…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 22, 2014 at 8:50am — No Comments

Nicolas Jolly Crafts Impressive New Fingerprint Drawings

Using just pen and ink, French artist Nicolas Jolly crafts intricately-swirling images that are as impressive as they are detailed. Each composition is comprised of a meticulous collection of mark-making featuring countless black hatches that effortlessly flow in different directions. Jolly calls this his “fingerprint” technique, and the waves of lines animate the subject and add a…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 22, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For days or even weeks, the monks spend up to eight hours a day working on one mandala…

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Added by alice on April 21, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Spectacular Natural Phenomenon: Indonesian Volcano Emits Glowing Blue Liquid



Erupting volcanoes are a spectacular experience that very few people actually witness in person. The dangerous environments and amazing natural phenomenon is most preferably viewed from great distances. However, photographer Olivier Grunewald finds the up-close exploration of volcanoes to be…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 21, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Photographs Document Memorable Meals in Famous Fiction

The Great Gatsby



Famous fiction has yielded both delectable and disgusting meals. Designer and writer Dianah Fried prepares food that appears in some literary classics like To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee or Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. After assembling a dish like an avocado with crabmeat salad (from…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 21, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Beautiful Portraits Hope to Change the Perception of Bully Breed Rescue Dogs

Started back in 2012, Not a Bully is a heartwarming project by photographer Douglas Sonders that aims to change the perception of rescue dogs that have been unfairly labeled as bullies. The term "bully breed" covers 14 popular dog breeds like Boxers, Rottweilers, and PIt Bulls. Essentially, they're dogs that people believe are inherently mean, aggressive or even…

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Added by alice on April 21, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Jenga-Like Hotel Idea Uses Shipping Containers as Rooms

At first glance, the Hive-Inn resembles a colorful set of stacked blocks that are reminiscent of the fun-yet-challenging game, Jenga. They are much than that, of course, and the individual elements make up a proposed hotel concept by Hong Kong-based architects at OVA Studio. The building, designed for the Radical Innovation Awards, is composed of recycled shipping…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 21, 2014 at 9:27am — No Comments

MMM Exclusive: Vibrant Geometric Street Art by Okudart in Madrid



A few blocks from my temporary apartment in Madrid, my wife and I spotted this brilliantly colored street art piece by Okudart. It was a bit of a challenge to photograph the gorgeous mural, as it was completed on two adjacent walls, and I couldn't quite time the sun correctly to hit both the walls at…

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Added by Eugene on April 21, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Otherworldly Light Installation Alters Perceptions of Reality



Within the space of a large trailer, artist Candaş Şişman produced a beautifully illuminated space that seems otherworldly. Using strong light sources, lenses, a convex mirror, a fog machine, and a sound system, the İstanbul-based artist transformed perceptions of space into an unending abyss of light.

The installation, entitled I/P/O-cle (I—Input, P—Process, O—Output,…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 21, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Expansive Mural in Ukraine Conveys Hope for a Better Future



French street artist Seth Globepainter recently journeyed to the city of Kiev, where he teamed up with his local artist friend Kislow to paint this gorgeous mural…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 21, 2014 at 8:08am — No Comments

Extraordinary Conceptual Portraits by Christine Muraton



French photographer Christine Muraton has an extraordinary talent for capturing hauntingly stunning photographs that convey intriguing stories. Inspired by literature, classical studies, philosophy, and psychology, the photographer creates highly atmospheric portraits that are often visually and conceptually ambiguous. Figures are blurred, obscured, or have their backs turned to the viewer,…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 21, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

The Lives of Bikers Documented in Powerfully Gritty Photos



French photographer Yan Morvan covered the lives of bikers and gang members across more than 40 years in a collection of powerfully gritty black and white photographs. The artist often risked his life by exposing himself to extreme situations and environments, and he dedicated much of his career to following the Hell's Angels, Skinheads, and even Guy Georges, a serial killer who ended up kidnapping…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 20, 2014 at 8:02am — No Comments

Fun and Imaginative Photos of a Toy Plane Soaring in the Sky

Macau-based web designer and developer Varun Thota (@vnthota) has an Instagram feed full of photos depicting dynamic metropolitan life, but his series My Toy Plane (#mytoyplane) takes his creative vision to new heights. The imaginative…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 20, 2014 at 8:01am — 1 Comment

Innovative School Proposes Lush Vegetation on its Roof

The United Design Group (UDG) China recently began construction on an innovative community kindergarten in Wuxi, a city in the southern Jiangsu province. Called Xieli Garden, it’s a spiraling three-storey structure whose sloping green roof wraps around a centralized courtyard. It aims to create the ideal learning environment for children by providing them with lush vegetation and a direct…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 20, 2014 at 8:01am — No Comments

Stunning Composite Image of the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse



There's a good chance you've already seen this stunning image pop up on your newsfeed or dashboard at some point. With over 70,000 shares on Facebook and features on dozens of media outlets, Texas-based photographer Mike Mezeul II's shot of the recent blood moon lunar eclipse has officially gone viral. While many photographers went without sleep on April 15 in order to…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 19, 2014 at 7:23am — No Comments

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