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Instead of the typical coffin burial, Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel developed an eco-friendly alternative. It’s called Capsula Mundi, and it uses egg-shaped pods that hold a deceased human body for burial. Each capsule will turn into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of the dead’s remains. The idea is that it these “seeds” can offer a more practical…

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Amazingly, these mind-bending optical illusions aren’t made with the help of projections or Photoshop. Artist Natalie Fletcher painted them directly on human skin! The Oregon-based body painter created this impressive series completely freehanded with an airbrush. She calls it Just an Illusion, and the "canvases" feature bright base colors of fuchsia, cyan, green, and…

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Artist Cheyenne Randall gives celebrities and other public figures some serious ink in his on-going project titled Shopped Tattoos. Using already-existing photos, he digitally adds permanent flair all over the likes of Angelina Jolie, Audrey Hepburn, Elvis, and even David Hasselhoff. We’re not just talking about a little tattoo on the back, either.…

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These geometric, nature-inspired spheres made from hundreds of smooth river stones look like they belong on the grounds of a palace. The stunning garden centerpieces combine sophisticated symmetry with the shiny-yet-natural look of the stones, making them enchanting additions to manicured gardens or rustic landscapes. The fountain version of the sculpture even contains internal…

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Fine art photographer Vincent Bourilhon expresses his dreams of a dynamic, vibrant world through enchantingly whimsical images. The Paris-based creative, who first first picked up a camera at the age of 16, combines photography and digital manipulation for stunningly surreal results that invite viewers to get lost in otherworldly scenes and visual narratives.

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In design, it’s often said that “form follows function,” but for the Zalewski Architecture Group, sometimes “the form follows fun.” They designed a walk-on balcony that’s suspended above a courtyard in Gliwice, Poland. This isn’t your typical pathway, though. Instead of being a rigid, straight line, the designers added some whimsy and created a meandering green course that leads you…

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Given America’s caffeine addiction, it’s no surprise that to-go coffee cups contribute significant amounts of waste to landfills. One California-based company has a solution to cut back on coffee-related trash: cups that can be planted. Seeds embedded in fibers that make up the cup’s walls will spring to life when soaked in water and then buried in the ground. If a consumer chooses to…

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Using bold colors and geometric forms, artist Jazzberry Blue creates abstract maps of some of the world's most famous cities. He's made these modern maps, that have that mid-century modern look to them, for almost every city you can think of including Chicago, Milan, and Berlin. The self-taught graphic artist, who's based in Toronto, is the latest creative to join us…

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