There's something special about designing and creating objects or experiences with your own bare hands. The internet has made DIY projects easy to find, especially with sites like Pinterest. Today, on…
Mexico-based photographer Joel Sossa visually expands on themes of loving life and living forever young. While the carefree escapades of the young can't be contained in a bottle, a version of it can live forever in photographs. His mix of lazy summer days and sun-kissed adventures further enhance a sense of youth and freedom in the outdoors.
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…
We were shown different iconic painting from the early 1900's and were told to recreate the look. Amazing how art can be reflected in our lives on a day to day basis. Life and our surroundings are art in themselves - God's beautiful masterpiece!
Art goes hand in hand with my work as a makeup artist because modes of expressions and feelings must be created in… Continue
When was the last time you stopped what you were doing and really thought about where your life was going? Or maybe even better, where you want it to go next? That's the idea behind Alyse Birsel's Design the Life You Love. It's a recipe with not just ingredients like paper and pencil but also things… Continue
Does street art get better than this? Found on the streets of Verona, Italy is a pair of unmistakable legs! Surely they belong to the Wicked Witch of the East who was known to wear ruby slippers and striped socks. Morbid? Sure. Awesomely unexpected? Absolutely.
Called one of the most influential photographers of all time, Philip-Lorca diCorcia has had a long and varied career. He's shot everyone from his friends and family to prostitutes and drug addicts and even some of the biggest supermodels in the world. With a Masters in Fine Arts in Photography, diCorcia knows how to construct scenes that have a heightened sense of drama. His photos are a… Continue
Croatia-born photographer Stanko Abadžic finds beauty in simple moments. Shot in black and white, his street photography is characterized by strong contrasts of light and dark, his attention to geographic forms and his eye for long shadows.
What I love most about his photos (aside from the slightly surreal nature to them) is that they look they're from the the 1930s or 1940s when, in fact,… Continue
Helsinki-based illustrator and designer Vesa Sammalisto never planned on becoming an artist. In fact, like many of the creative people we profile here, he always thought that it was a far-fetched dream. His earliest memory of being creative involved drawing Donald Ducks for his mom though he does admit that, more or less, drawing has always played an important role in his life.… Continue
Sometimes it takes powerful imagery like this to make us appreciate our lot in life. Called Lottery of Life, the side-by-side comparisons are for Save the Children, an independent organization about creating lasting change in the lives of children in need. When disaster strikes around the world, Save the Children is there to save lives with… Continue
Thorsten Schmidtkord's “Head on Top” series reminds me of a real-life Mr Potato Head. The German artist switches up the facial features of his subjects - the top of their heads are found at the bottom, while the eyes and noses are left where you'd expect them to be. The mouths, however, are nowhere to be found. The images provoke quite a reaction - It's hard to decide… Continue
If you don't believe in happy accidents, you haven't met Stephen Morris. Armed with his camera and his cute dog Button, Stephen headed out to his garden to take a personal portrait of him and his pooch. He turned his self timer on and stood in frame next to his dog but when he looked at the finished shot it was so boring that he decided he had to try it again...but this… Continue
A user experience researcher who works for Frog Design, British-born Jan Chipchase has the important job of understanding the way technology influences different cultures. His work has taken him around the world and has earned him a place right next to Steve Jobs in Forbes magazine's 2010 list of… Continue
Having traveled everywhere from England and Norway to Iceland and Chile, artist and photographer D. Yee sees life's cinematic moments wherever he goes. His photos are filled with emotionally powerful scenes but it's all done in such a way that you never feel as though someone is directing.
I got in touch with Yee to ask him more about the series which he calls… Continue
In real life, do superheroes exist? Apparently so, and photographer Peter Tangen has the proof.
At first, The Real Life Superhero Project was conceived as an avenue to shine light on a new breed of activism and altruism, through a photographic installation to benefit the established organizations the superheroes believe in. But as more people were brought… Continue
Jeff Luker has one of those portfolios that make you truly appreciate the dog days of summer. His photos feel like someone has come up behind you and splashed a cold bucket of water onto your slightly sunburned skin, shocking your senses but making you feel alive in more ways than you could have imagined.
If you'll noticed, his style is reminiscent of the… Continue
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If you're one of those people who wants to get more out of your museum experience, you'll appreciate this new app by MoMA. Not only will you be able to quickly plan your trip, you'll be able to dive deeper into MoMA's art by reading a synopsis or listening to one of their audio tours. They've even divided up their art by section so if you're interested in, let's say Photography, you can quickly see what's at MoMA before you make your way over to see the actual… Continue
Imagine this: Your ship is sinking. You abandon ship with nothing but the clothes on your back, and you're thirsty, really thirsty. Lucky for you, you've arrived on-board the SeaKettle, a life raft that has the ability to desalinate salt water...
The process starts by pumping sea water up to a Gortex covered reservoir, where the water is subject to evaporation.… Continue