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Curator Merry Foresta has spent the last few years collecting one-of-a-kind snapshots of famous artists from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art. These images feature world-renowned artists in a natural setting, where their guard is down and they are simply living in the moment. More than 100 of these candid shots are now available for the public to admire in a new photo book…

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There is nothing better than snuggling with your furry friend and thanks to a new sweatshirt by the Japanese company Unhabitat, you can now do this hands-free! The Mewgaroo is a grey hoodie that features cat ears, cat paw cuffs, and even a kangaroo-style pouch for your cat to cuddle in. The oversized pocket sports two linings…

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Using mathematical formulas and patterns, structural engineer Richie Duncan invented the Kodama Zome, which is the world's first hanging zome. A zome is a building or structure that features unusual geometric properties, combining aspects of a dome with the shapes of a polygon known as a zonohedron. Traditionally, zomes around…

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During his summer and springtime trips to Italy, Polish photographer Marcin Sobas has captured captivating aerial views of Tuscany's sheep-filled scenery. In the undulating valleys of Siena and Val d'orcia, Sobas trekked across the hills to photograph a shepherd…

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In 2010, Elora Hardy left her successful fashion career in New York and returned to her childhood home in Bali, which is where she decided to build bamboo houses for a living. Over the course of the last five years, Elora and her team at Ibuku have revolutionized bamboo construction, believing that this plant is both underused and an ideal…

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When sketching monochromatic portraits of his subjects, English artist Dylan Andrews does not use a typical technique. With a significant focus on both light and shadow, the 21-year-old student portrays emotion in his charcoal drawings without relying on obvious facial expressions. Instead, the artist manipulates the contrast of black and…

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No doubt, you're probably already familiar with the name Sarah Ann Loreth. Throughout the seven years we've been around, we've featured her strong, conceptual photography countless times calling her images everything from "hauntingly engaging" to "mystifying" and "surreal." In a new series called Behind the Lens, she's been interviewing photographers to give us a…

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Slovakia's Nice Architects recently revealed several exciting details about the Ecocapsule that will give you the opportunity to live anywhere in the world. Ecocapsule is a micro-shelter that operates off-grid by using sustainable technology such as solar power, rainwater…

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Beautiful City Leaf Map Posters by Andrew Martis

Brooklyn-based graphic designer Andrew Martis has created a beautiful set of city posters using imagery inspired by leaves. They're currently being sold on the Holstee website, where Martis acts as the lead graphic designer. How did the idea come about? "The initial idea was to map out the green spaces and parks in each city but that ended up being too abstract and…

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A culinary trend known as "dam curry" is delighting diners all across Japan. Dam curry is a special dish featuring rice shaped like a dam that is holding back a flood of delicious curry. This dish was first seen in 1965, but it has gained a tremendous amount of popularity near famous Japanese dams over the past eight…

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