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So, maybe you’ve swam in the deep end of the swimming pool, but certainly not one like Y-40 The Deep Joy. Just how deep is it? Well, it measures 21 x 18 meters (69 x 59 feet) and has a maximum depth of 40 meters (131 feet). That’s the equivalent of diving the height of a 12-storey building! With specs like that, there's no surprise that it’s the world’s deepest…

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Italian studio Truly Design recently completed a project that combines the magic of optical illusion with a street art style. The four creatives that make up the practice originally bonded over graffiti during their teenage years. They used this passion and skill to create Vanitas, a large artwork that’s spread among many sand-colored rectangular forms.

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We’ve marveled over a number of beautiful staircases recently, and the Risa by Norwegian architect Tron Meyer is no different. The modern spiral staircase is made entirely from locally-sourced laminated wood that’s formed into graceful, curving steps. Normally, you’d see something like this constructed…

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Ventura County, California-based photographer Christopher J. Rivera explores extraordinary worlds of fantasy in his spectacular conceptual photography. Although only 21 years old, Rivera has developed a mature sense of storytelling in his work, often crafting a larger narrative and writing a few lines of prose to accompany each photograph. The result is an impressive portfolio of images as…

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Many of us spend most of our day sitting down and have probably heard about how detrimental it is to our health. A standing desk is great way to combat the negative effects of sitting, but not everyone wants to buy an entirely new piece of furniture. The LIFT by Phoenix-based company iSkelter is a solution to this problem. They’ve created a smaller, portable accessory that will transform…

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For French illustrator Troqman, the world is a stage to display artwork that he calls “cartoon bombing.” The artist travels with a spiral-bound sketch pad and draws amusingly-exaggerated pictures that cleverly interact with their environment. Troqman has placed his handiwork in grocery store freezers, on the ledge of buildings, and even in the bathroom.

The small cartoon…

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The Manhattan Project is a rare and unique collection of portraits that feature scientists who were closely tied to the creation of the world's first nuclear weapon. Created by American artist Noah Scalin, each piece was meticulously designed out of hundreds of matchsticks and effectively portrays people like Einstein and Oppenheimer. After building each…

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The Most Breathtaking Visuals at Beakerhead 2014

For five days in mid-September, Beakerhead throws an extraordinary five-day-long smash-up filled with extraordinary art, memorizing street installations, and thought-provoking talks.  Events are spread throughout different locations in Calgary, which started this past Wednesday and just finished up yesterday. I had the…

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One way to draw attention to those annoying potholes on your block is to turn the problem into a clever photo project. A creative group of friends, called Z999, created this hilarious photo series as a way to raise awareness of the poor road conditions in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas.

Professional photographers Arturas Artiusenka and Eurika Balciute documented the…

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