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A hot bowl of soup pairs perfectly with the winter temperatures outside. What makes the meal even better are when hippos are included. Yes, you read that right - hippos in your soup! Sandra Denneler created a recipe for this adorable Healthy Hungry Hippo Soup. She crafted the creatures with bread dough and used black-eyed peas and black beans for the…

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Madrid-based photographer Elena del Palacio crafts images that conjure ethereal, dream-like scenarios in the wilderness. The vivid pictures feature young women who are often surrounded by the vast beauty of nature. They’re shown contemplating the world around them as well as being at rest. Babbling brooks, grassy fields, and gigantic tree roots become their bed in these peaceful tales.

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In Melissa Jay Craig’s enchanting diorama, a small forest of 96 whimsical toadstools made from books bloom across two walls. The mushroom tops — or book covers, depending on how you look at the installation — are patterned after the poisonous fungi Amanita Muscaria. The artist says she has been oddly fascinated by fungi since she was a child, when she came upon a group of the orange-and-white…

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Artist Frida Kahlo is probably best known for her painted self portraits, but she also had a well-documented life on camera. There are hundreds of photographs taken of her as an adult with husband Diego Rivera, but what’s less common are images from her childhood. Her father, Guillermo Kahlo, often captured her as a young girl on film. These rare and…

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Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew paints multiple layers of canvas, thread, fabric, and netting to create stunning works of three-dimensional art. Delicate and utterly unique, the paintings resemble shimmering holograms that subtly shift and transform when viewed from different angles.

A pensive, melancholy figure is at the center of each mixed media piece. Rendered in…

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Stefaney Giordano and her husband Tony are dedicated Star Wars fans, so they decided to turn Stefaney’s perfectly round baby bump into an adorable art project before she gave birth. Artist Nick Wolfe visited the couple’s kitchen to transform Stefaney’s belly into a painted version of R2-D2. He started by painting big, blue squares. Then, the artist filled the spaces…

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Noticing a lack of interaction between strangers who passed each other everyday on the same streets, UK-based artist Luke Jerram was inspired to disrupt people's daily routines with spontaneous music and communication by installing outdoor pianos in public spaces. "The idea for Play Me, I'm Yours came…

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