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Fascinating Portraits of People Around the World and What They Eat



California-based photojournalist Peter Menzel and his wife Faith D'Aluisio spent three years traveling to over 30 countries in order to study the eating habits of countless people. Their hard work culminated in a compelling book called What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets that documents the diets of 80 people from all over the globe, including such diverse types as a Japanese sumo…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 5, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Artist Creates "Paintings" with One Sheet of Intricately Folded Fabric

British artist Benjamin Shine creates textured "paintings" by carefully folding and ironing one giant sheet of tulle fabric. His subjects range from portraits of iconic stars like Elizabeth Taylor to realistic renditions of elderly hands and beautifully abstract faces emerging from the flowing netted material.

Shine says, "The idea of 'painting with fabric' led to the…

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Added by Pinar on January 16, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Rainbow Spectrums Mirrored Throughout Palacio de Cristal



Imagine the bright spectrum of colors you would bask in while walking through a cathedral full of rainbows. To Breathe - A Mirror Woman is Kimsooja's 2006 site-specific installation for the Palacio de Cristal in Madrid, Spain. To expand and unite the architectural structure of the space, Kimsooja had the whole floor tiled in mirrors. She then covers the vault and the entire…

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Added by Noel Kat on January 3, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

New Portraits Chiseled Out of Walls by Vhils



Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, is known for transforming old, worn down walls into incredibly lifelike, ephemeral portraits. The artist's unique form of sculpture relies on chipping and scraping away at the walls of old buildings. The result is a variation of colors and textures that form faces out of the positive and negative space.

This past summer, Vhils created…

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Added by katie hosmer on October 19, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Massive School of Fish Forms Massive Goat Mural

Portuguese street artist Pantónio recently painted a massive mural called Long Ma Jinjsxiu in Guangzhou, China depicting an eye-catching goat (which happens to be the symbol of the city). The artist has been in China, recreating the image of several culturally rich animals in the Asian nation in his signature style, turning ordinary animals into extraordinary…

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Added by Pinar on September 25, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tree Trunks with Missing Gaps Inside Gallery Walls



In this project, entitled Surtout ne prends pas froid, Montreal-based artist Maude Léonard-Contant has erased parts of our natural world. Constructed out of styrofoam, paper, and watercolors, the site-specific installation mimics nature as it might look when set within the four walls of a gallery space. According to her bio, the artist's sculptural and…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 20, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Gravity-Defying Sculpture of People Walking Up a Pole



Walking to the Sky is a gravity-defying stainless steel and resin sculpture by artist Jonathan Borofsky. The public art piece, which is essentially open to interpretation, features 10 life-size figurative sculptures walking up a 30-meter-tall pole, breaking the boundaries of physics as we know it. The sculptor describes the installation as "a symbol for our collective search…

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Added by Pinar on February 18, 2013 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Psychedelic Vortex Formed with Thousands of CDs

A lot of artists use unconventional materials to construct their visionary pieces but there's something about the shimmering surface of a CD whose twinkle in the light draws the eye. That's part of the reason why sculptor Leticia Bajuyo works almost exclusively with the nearly…

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Added by Pinar on October 15, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Top 7 DIY YouTube Channels to Perfect Your Skills



In an age of mass media and the rapid emergence of the internet, we thrive on information at a heightened pace. Everyone is looking to be a bigger and better version of themselves by absorbing as much as they can. Some of the best resources for improving yourself, swelling your proficiency, and expanding your skill set can be found on YouTube, an excellent…

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Added by alice on April 2, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Ceiling Clouds Made with 25,000 Wooden Sticks



Inspired by mysterious cloud images at the Izumo Grand Shrine, Takeshi Sano came up with a unique design for the ceiling of Tsujita restaurant in Los Angeles, California. The Japanese designer took 25,000 wooden sticks with different lengths and spaced them out strategically to create a stereoscopic effect in the form of wooden clouds. Sano says his goal is to share the delicate beauty of… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 15, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Audrey Kawasaki Hits Melbourne (10 pics)

One of our favorite artists, Audrey Kawasaki, just finished the first leg of her tour though Australia. Her first stop was at Outre Gallery in Melbourne. The artist presented five new paintings, two of which fit in nicely in her “Tangled” series. She then moves on to the Sydney branch of the gallery for an opening this coming Friday.



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Added by Eugene on October 25, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Lego - The Force Unleashed

This epic lightsaber battle is one of the coolest stop motion videos I've seen in awhile. Jordan Johnson of Fancy Pants Productions created this as his entry to the animation challenge on Bricks in Motion, a website specializing in stop motion animation using Lego bricks.



The special effects, such as the lightsabers and blaster effects, were done in Photoshop. The rest was done one frame at a time, moving Lego men around, and capturing every single… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 3, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

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