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Eye-Opening Photos Juxtapose Images of Present-Day and WWI-Era Europe



This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the conflict that not only reshaped Europe, but also fundamentally transformed the world and international power structures. Over 16 million soldiers and civilians were killed and more than 20 million wounded, making WWI one of the deadliest conflicts in history. To commemorate the war's centennial, Scottish photographer Peter…

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13-Year-Old Girl Symbolizes Future of Mongolian Tradition



24-year-old photographer Asher Svidensky recently traveled to west Mongolia with the intention of documenting the lives of traditional Kazakh eagle hunters, people who tame eagles for the purpose of hunting smaller animals. As an artist, Svidensky wanted to preserve the tradition that is passed from generation to generation of men, but found that along his journey, there was much…

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Touching Series, Featuring a Grandfather with Alzheimer's, Shows a Family's True Love



Life with Pito is an incredibly moving series by photographer and daughter-in-law Ginger Unzueta. Back in 2007, when her husband was deployed in Iraq, he made a satellite phone call to his family. It was then that one of his brothers informed him of the tragic news - their father had been diagnosed with… Continue

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Elevated Vacation Home Offers Incredible Views of the Ocean

Stationed above the coast on Great Ocean Road in Australia, The Pole House is a modern home with incredible views of the ocean. It was designed by F2 Architecture and is considered one of Australia’s iconic buildings, commonly referred to as the most photographed house on the road. It’s not hard to see why. The elevated structure sits on a slender-yet-sturdy pole with a long, suspended…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 11, 2014 at 8:35am — No Comments

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Darcy the Flying Hedgehog

Artist Shota Tsukamoto and Darcy the Flying Hedgehog have a very special pet/owner relationship. The charming little gal is the model for Tsukamoto's series of playful photographs in which she has unexpectedly cute interactions with things like a group of red cherries, a row of colorful cups, and a tiny little cactus. The popular series first became known through the artist's Instagram…

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Clever Newspaper Ad Creates Optical Illusion of a 3D Kitchen



An average, flat print advertisement wasn't good enough for Colombia-based creative director Felipe Salazar. Instead, he wanted to produce an incredibly eye-catching design that really stood out as readers flipped through the pages of a newspaper.

His clever concept, created for Corona Kitchen, looks just like a page from the classifieds section. Upon first glance,…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 10, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

Man Spends Four Years and Millions of Dollars Building an Epic Truck for His 4-Year-Old Daughter



For the multi-talented and massively successful Bran Ferren, who is the CEO of tech and design firm Applied Minds, as well as the former President of Research and Development of Walt Disney Imagineering, one of the biggest challenges he's had to face is figuring out how to give his 4-year-old daughter a way to travel the world and gain experience and knowledge while still staying completely safe. His…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 10, 2014 at 10:08am — No Comments

Vintage Fire Truck Renovated into Unique Hotel Room

You’ve maybe heard of travelers who trade their hotel room for a vintage Airstream trailer, but what about a former fire truck? Probably not. Located on the Inshriach House Estate in Aviemore, Scotland, the Beer Moth hotel is a unique accommodation meant…

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Hilarious Illustrations Show Different Kinds of NYC Bikers

In this hilarious series by artist Kurt McRobert, we take a look at all the different kinds of New York City bikers. The twelve illustrations show everything from a fashion forward cyclist, with her fedora hat and red pumps cruising down the streets of Soho, to the fanny pack sporting tourists, with their classic I heart NY shirts, stopping traffic to take their shots.…

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Added by alice on April 10, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Installation Fills a Room Entirely with Colorful and Cute Objects



Stepping into Japanese artist Sebastian Masuda's installation Colorful Rebellion — Seventh Nightmare feels like stumbling into a wonderland that is simultaneously vividly bright, candy-sweet, and disorienting. This installation, which filled the Kianga Ellis Projects in Chelsea, New York earlier this year, features a room bursting with manufactured objects of…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 10, 2014 at 9:19am — No Comments

Redesigned Metro Maps Offer Consistency Around the World

Metro transit maps vary from city to city, each with the important task of successfully navigating us from point A to B. There’s little consistency between maps, and this makes some easier to understand than others. Serbia-born, Paris-based architect Jug Cerovic moonlights as a map designer and worked to create a guideline called INAT that unifies transit paths around the world. He redesigned 12…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 10, 2014 at 8:58am — 1 Comment

Portrait of Jackie Chan Made Out of 64,000 Chopsticks



Whether she's constructing innovative food creations or building portraits with coffee stains or…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 10, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Playful Food Pairings Communicate Well-Known Idioms



Rather than slicing through the center of foods, this time still life and food photographer Beth Galton documents food with a more direct and solid approach. Idioms is a conceptual project that introduces a variety of sayings in strikingly simple form.

In the series, Galton…

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Funny Business Cards Featuring Famous Pop Culture Characters

What would it look like if some of our favorite pop culture characters had their own business cards? Italian creatives Benedetto Papi and Edoardo Santamato of Invasione Creativa have answered that question for us with their hilarious new project. The series answers the question: "What happens to these characters when they've finished the movie they've…

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Adorable Hedgehog Humorously Disguised with Illustrated Masks

Marutaro is an adorable pygmy hedgehog with some serious Internet fame. The Japan-based celebrity has over 47,000 followers on Twitter, and more fans around the web. It’s not hard to see why - just look at that face! Marutaro enjoys getting his picture taken, and he is patient enough to pose with the silly, illustrated masks that his owners make for him. Sometimes he’s disguised with a…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 9, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Surreal Images Show What Venice Would Look Like if it was Completely Frozen



Has Venice's famous Grand Canal completely frozen over? Not quite. Though it may appear so in these photos, they're actually the clever work of art director Robert Jahns (or nois7 on Instagram). He's taken photos shot by others, like Venice’s Piazza San Marco by Luis Manuel Osorio Fernando, and…

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Added by alice on April 9, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Project Offers a Glimpse Inside the Bags of 100 Creative People

Victoria Ling, Photographer @ Victoria Ling



Glimpsing into a person's bag can be a very personal experience. The items that a person chooses to carry on a daily basis can offer great insight into their general character. Creative director and designer Daniel Eckler developed this series, entitled Essentials, as a way to explore the contents of the bags…

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Farmland Shed Converted to Modern, Self-Sustainable Cabin

Repurposing a building and enhancing its intended use often yields beautiful results. The Pump House sits on a farmland property in rural Victoria, Australia, and was originally just a storage shed for its owners. Branch Studio Architects, a local firm, transformed the once-innocuous structure into a modern lakeside retreat.

From afar, the exterior looks like a black box…

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Smithsonian Magazine's 11th Annual Photo Contest Finalists



Smithsonian Magazine recently announced the finalists for its 11th Annual Photo Contest. 50,000 photographs submitted by photographers from 132 different countries were whittled down to the top 60. Ten photographs were selected from each of the six categories: the Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images, and the new category Mobile.

The…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 9, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Thriving Garden in Sealed Bottle Hasn't Been Watered in Over 40 Years

When David Latimer planted a seed in a glass bottle on Easter Sunday of 1960 out of pure curiosity, he had no idea that it would flourish into a mass of greenery that would thrive untouched for several decades. Now, over half a century later, the sealed bottle garden is still growing as vigorously as ever, filling the bottle entirely with lush plant life, despite the fact…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 9, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

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