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Vancouver-based artist Wendy Tsao turns children's drawings into adorable, handcrafted plush dolls. The toys, which she calls "softies," are one-of-a-kind reflections of the kids' creativity and imagination. Anything that they can dream up—from rainbow cats to cute bat-pig hybrids to three-headed snake monsters—are brought to life through Tsao's unique handiwork, providing the children with cuddly…

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Australia-based couple Dylan Toh and Marianne Lim of Everlook Photography manage to balance parenting and their passion for landscape photography by carrying their two children on their backs as they travel the world to capture amazing scenes. While landscape photography is difficult enough with the need to transport heavy equipment to remote locations at odd hours of the…

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Peace, elegance and grace meet strength, power and control in these portraits of male yoga practitioners. Last year, when Los Angeles-based photographer Amy Goalen started practicing power yoga, she also started photographing her male yoga teacher. It soon became a larger project, and as more male yogis volunteered to hold their poses for the camera, Goalen realized how rarely yoga photography features men. "The current mainstream view of yoga is that it's for women," she…

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In a whimsical twist on ancient artwork, a terracotta army of sculptures re-imagines cartoon characters as stoic heroes. San Francisco-based artist Lizabeth Eva Rossof designed the army and hired an authentic terracotta-warrior replicator to manufacture the figures. Rossof’s sculptures are comprised of the same materials as the iconic army guarding the tomb of China’s first…

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Japanese firm Shimizu Corporation has developed plans for this incredible and futuristic self-sustaining city that floats just under the ocean's surface. This safe haven capable of sustaining a permanent population of 5000 is designed to use the ocean as shelter from storms and other climate hazards, retracting deeper underwater to shield it from conditions above the…

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In 2011, artist Jessamyn Lovell was at the gallery SF Camerawork discussing her upcoming show when her wallet—and, eventually, her identity—was stolen by a San Francisco woman named Erin Hart. When Lovell started receiving mysterious bills, parking tickets, and even a summons to appear in court on theft charges, she realized that…

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Just what goes into taking glamorously surreal photos? If you don't think there's that much planning that goes into taking a shot or two like this, you'd be absolutely wrong. Miss Aniela recently took a trip to Iceland to capture these images. She and her crew had to brave cold and icey conditions in order to get these spectacularly surreal shots. In her own words, here she is…

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Mike Mezeul II is a Texas-based photographer who's used to shooting everything from professional sporting events to music concerts. It's when he positions his camera up to the sky, however, that the real magic happens. The photographer isn't afraid to chase huge thunderstorms or surreal-looking mammatus clouds. Over the last fifteen years, he's traversed thousands of miles to…

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We’ve seen some great series that juxtapose the landscapes of the past with how they look in the present. But, this one turns the idea on its head. Damien Hypolite compares the modern-day Paris with photos of it from 1789 to 1799… well before the invention of photography.

So, how did he do it? Thanks to Hypolite’s computer knowledge and gaming enthusiasm, he printed out…

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Blu's newest mural is adding a dash of personality to the bustling streets of Rome, and it's looking at you.

The mural covers former military warehouse Porto Fluviale, transforming windows into eyes and walls into stunning faces. The entire three-story building now features a kaleidoscope of hues and a myriad of minute details. Contoured lines and gradient colors create the illusion of…

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