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Whimsical Illustrations Fill Up Odd Spaces In the Sky



When French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu looks upward, he sees the world differently than most. In his imaginative mind, he perceives the odd formations created by tall buildings as the basis for playful illustrations. To create his Sky Art, the artist first photographs odd perspectives of…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 16, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Great.ly: Calling All Makers - Artists, Designers and Photographers



A brand new venture is in the works that I'm excited to be a part of - it's called Great.ly. At launch, 50 tastemakers will be debuting their own curated shop, working with the makers of the world in selling their products. That's where you come in. If you're a maker - an artist, a photographer, or a…

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Added by alice on April 16, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The 50 Most Amazing Tree Houses in the World

While tree houses are often associated with one's childhood, adults have taken it upon themselves to create some unbelievable buildings that are far more incredible than one could ever imagine. In a book published by Taschen, author Philip Jodidio has brought together 50 of the most incredible tree houses in the world - from a teahouse in Japan set…

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Hard-Working Cleaners in their Beautiful Artistic Sanctuaries



When the lights go off and the crowds disperse, a public building doesn't just clean itself. In his series, entitled Melbourne Cleaners, Australian photographer Greg Briggs recognizes the hard work that goes into maintaining the illusion of an always-clean gallery, art museum, movie theater, or ornate church. The beautifully meditative series is a study both on human behavior as…

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Hilarious Coloring Book Images Corrupted from an Adult's Perspective



The world of children's coloring books is a happy place filled with smiling animals and flowers, cuddly toys, warm sunshine, and playing children. The new site Coloring Book Corruptions puts a new spin on those images, reimagining the innocent pictures as dark but hilarious scenes.

These "corrupted" illustrations present the…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 16, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Fascinating Photographic Study of the Oldest Living Things in the World



In 2004, Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Sussman embarked on the photographic quest of a lifetime: to document the oldest living things in the world. Now, a decade later, Sussman is still going strong, her journey having taken her to some of the harshest and most remote landscapes, from the Mojave Desert to Antarctica to the Australian Outback. Driven by relentless…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 16, 2014 at 7:14am — No Comments

Egg-Shaped Tree House is Secretly Nestled in Canada's Woods

The HemLoft is a secret tree house that’s hiding in the woods of Whistler, Canada. It was fabricated by Joel Allen, a former software developer who was laid off from his job in 2006 and decided he’d rather retire than find other work. This was an unsuccessful attempt for the then-26 year old, but the time off shifted his career path to carpentry. The newly-acquired skills made it possible for him…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 16, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Stunning Invisible Barn Mirrors the Surrounding Landscape



In a seamless integration of architecture and nature, New York design practice STPMJ has come up with the Invisible Barn, a site-specific architectural folly that reflects and merges with the surrounding landscape. Originally submitted as a proposal to the popular Folly competition, the…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 15, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Street Art Project Spreads 4,000 Blue Butterflies Throughout the World

Artist Tasha Lewis has started a global street art project where she will create 4,000 magnetic butterflies and then send them in packs of 400 to 10 groups around the world. In total, the swarms of butterflies will travel to 100 different homes, hopefully landing in all seven continents. Born from the fact that, as an individual artist living in New York City, she would not…

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Spectacular Aerial Photos Reveal Intricate Beauty of Our World

Flamingos in Rosolina, Italy



The best part about sitting in the window seat of an airplane is the view. As it makes its final descent, you have a breath-taking vantage point where everything appears miniaturized and almost unreal. Photographer and licensed pilot Alex MacLean has spent years “sticking his camera out the cockpit” of a small Cessna 182,…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Dad Uses Photoshop to Recreate Album Covers with His Sons



Lance Underwood has undoubtedly cemented his status as a "cool dad" thanks to his fantastic recreations of music album covers featuring his two sons, Taj and Amar. On the Tumblr QT Albums, Underwood posts album covers that he's photoshopped his sons into, assembling a fun collection that shows off his creativity, sense of humor, and…

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Beautifully Intricate Food Illustrations by Anna Keville Joyce

When food stylist Anna Keville Joyce’s pet bird died, she mourned for its loss in a tangible way. She utilized her professional creative skills to aid in the healing process, and the results are beautiful. A Tribute to Budgie is a series of elegant birds comprised of food and arranged on plates. Joyce came up with the images and crafted the illustrations while photographer Agustín…

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Banksy's New Mural Mocks Smart Phone Distracted Lovers

Banksy, the most recognized street artist of this era, had been quiet since his whirlwind tour of New York City last fall. Well, he’s up to his old tricks again, and his website was recently updated with a new piece that’s painted on a quaint stone wall on Clement Street in Bristol, United Kingdom. It…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 15, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Classic Album Covers Flipped to Show a Reverse Perspective



The Dark Side of the Covers is a witty collection of classic album covers that show what it might look like from the "other side." Created by Flickr user Harvezt, each imaginative design features the well-known art from albums like the Beatles' Abbey Road, Nirvana's Nevermind, and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, with a bit of a twist.

In…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 14, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Magical Light Show Produces Carpets Along a Church Floor



Magic Carpets is an elaborate installation by Miguel Chevalier in which the French artist transformed a former church space into a mesmerizing spectacle of sound and lights. He used digital technology to project a variety of multicolored light patterns and mosaics, inspired by Islamic art, across the floor. As viewers walked throughout the space, the interactive designs adjusted…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Stunning Swimming Sculpture is Carved From a Single Piece of Wood



It may be hard to believe, but this stunning sculpture was carved from a single piece of wood. Artist Stefanie Rocknak, who you may remember as the creator of that ghostly Edgar Allan Poe sculpture, is behind this fascinating figurative work. Slightly larger than…

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Added by alice on April 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Senior Citizens Reveal What Tattoos Look Like on Aging Skin

With more and more of the general population getting tattooed, there’s always the thought of how body art will look as people age. This question is answered through photographs of senior citizens who’ve partially stripped down and show us how their tattoos are faring in their twilight years. Some of the ink quality is better than others, of course, but a lot of what we…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 14, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Deteriorating Swimming Pool is a Stunning Optical Illusion

The pool that artist Jeroen Bisscheroux crafted isn’t the type that you’d swim in. Instead, it’s a completely flat art installation and optical illusion. The carpet-like painting is titled POOL, loss of color and it depicts a nearly empty, deteriorating swimming pool. Although it’s an impressive sight, Bisscheroux’s work is meant to evoke more than just a sense of wonder as it…

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The Sweet Relationship Between a Farmer and His Pigs

Over the course of ten years, Kagawa-based photographer Toshiteru Yamaji captured the special bond between Japanese pig farmer Otchan and his 1,200 pigs. As you can tell by these photos, he cared for each individual pig in a loving and caring way. In Yamaji's book Pigs and Papa, watch as the cigarette smoking, beer drinking man becomes like their proud papa as he reads…

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Added by alice on April 14, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Arist Projects Historical Scenes on Modern Korean Landscapes



In his photo series Historic Present, Seoul-based artist Sungseok Ahn projects an image of the past on a screen placed in front of the same present-day location, overlapping past and present, history and modernity, and space and time. Through these images, we can track how much historical sites have changed. Ancient structures are replaced with sleek facades made of glass and steel;…

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