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Nikken Space Design created an enchanting wedding chapel in Hiroshima, Japan, whose beauty lies in its meticulous dedication to craft. The most breathtaking feature of the airy, expansive space is its 100 wood panels that use a large tree as their motif. It’s called Power of Flower and was done in collaboration with a kimono designer. In fact, the visual style of the flowers and…

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Doesn’t this look incredible? At the Mashpi Lodge in Quito, Ecuador, you can explore the Andean Cloud Forest via their Sky Bike. It’s a human-powered, two-seat bike that traverses the canopy of the lush rainforest. You’ll need to be feeling brave, as the bike dangles from a 656-foot cable that’s stretched between two points and reaches heights as high as 196 feet in the air.

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Traveler, surfer and photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh recently captured the rare site of nearly frozen waves breaking on the island of Nantucket. The frigid New England temperatures have turned the sea off the coast of Massachusetts into sheets of water that Nimerfroh likened to “slushies.” The waves appear dense and move slowly, resembling folded pastries as they peak. The…

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This past Friday, February 27, the world grieved the loss of actor Leonard Nimoy, who was best known for playing Spock on Star Trek. People expressed their condolences via Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites, and the Canadian Design Resource (CDR) even tweeted a call to action: "'Spock’ your $5 bills for Leonard Nimoy,” they wrote. If that sounds…

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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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