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These handmade porcelain teacup and saucer sets may look like matched pairs, but it’s all a delightful illusion. When together, the cup appears to mirror a distorted version of the plate’s colorful geometric design. When separated, the colors scatter, and it’s evident that the cup has no pattern of its own. Its shiny, reflective surface allows it to pick up the plate’s pattern…

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Gorgeous Photos of Sunshine Hitting Mountains in Patagonia

Photographers often travel thousands of miles and wake up at the crack of dawn to capture their once-in-a-lifetime shots. So it was Evgeny Tchebotarev who took these two breathtaking photos at Torres Del Paine, the national park in southern Chilean Patagonia. He writes,

"Another alarm. It's 4:00am. It's dead dark, but you have to wake up. Last night you got to bed…

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As Christmas draws nearer, our hearts are filled with joy at the thought of caroling, gingerbread cookies, gently falling snow, and the age-old tradition of children posing with Santa Claus for an endearing photo. Imgur user grumpypunkcat, however, puts a hilarious twist on that holiday ritual with Santa Face Swap, a collection of photos in which…

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Winners of National Geographic Photo Contest 2014

Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 have just been announced! Out of more than 9,000 entries, the photo titled A Node Glows in the Dark nabbed the top spot. An eerie glow comes over the girl in the center of the photo, who's consumed by her smartphone. It's the sign of the times. The photographer of that image, Ben Yen of Hong Kong, told National…

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Bored at work one day, Squarespace employees Francesco Fragomeni and Chris Limbrick decided to recreate a famous work of art using only objects found in their workplace, eventually leading to their imaginative, ongoing project Fools Do Art. Before long, their hilarious recreations started becoming more and more elaborate, as they started recruiting their coworkers to…

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Top 12 Most Amazing Sculptures in 2014

Let's look back on the year and check out some of the most amazing sculptures in 2014. Who "wow-ed" us with their ingenuity? What sculptures made us do a double-take? Today, we present to you twelve sculptures that stood out because of the materials the artists used, the way the sculptures simulated movement or because of their sheer size. So, without further ado, check…

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Canadian architecture firm RAW recently unveiled Prismatica, a dazzling public art installation in Montreal that emits light from 50 prisms. The six and a half-foot-tall structures are spread throughout the Place des Festivals where visitors can walk around all sides of the rotating kaleidoscopes. At night, they display soft-but-colorful lights that illuminate those that are passing…

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Seoul-based artist and photographer Sarah DeRemer playfully combines different animals and food to form unusual and amusing hybrid creatures. Using photos of cuddly kittens, baby penguins, snakes, and even bananas, she seamlessly fuses two unlikely subjects into a perfect pair. The results are fantastical and often realistic-looking portraits of animals that we’ve never…

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Lovely Rainy Day Photos That Look Like Oil Paintings

Eduard Gordeev’s cityscape scenes distinctly capture the moody ambiance of dark skies and rain-soaked streets. The St. Petersburg-based photographer often features widely recognized Russian landmarks viewed through windowpanes as raindrops streak down the glass. As the rain smears colors and diffuses light, the photos nearly take on the quality of impressionist oil…

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