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Spoof-Wikipedia Site Offers Hilarious Abbreviated Descriptions



The Tumblr blog TL;DR Wikipedia is a lighthearted website with the tagline "Wikipedia: Condensed for your Pleasure." The funny website (which stands for “too long, didn’t read") translates a wide range of lengthy, detailed descriptions from the internet into a few concise sentences that will certainly make you laugh.

Sometimes brutally honest, the site is there for anyone who…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 19, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Spectacular Macro Details Reveal the Intimate Life of Snails



These spectacular photographs reveal the amazingly tiny details of the life of snails. Using a macro approach, Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko gets up close and personal to capture a variety of miniature landscapes as the little creatures go about their daily lives. With great patience and a steady hand, the artist obtains crisp, sharp details that seem unbelievable when…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 18, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Underground Cave Expeditions Reveal a Whole New World



British photographer Robbie Shone takes viewers on great adventures through his travels and explorations into the depths of dark caves. With a love of the outdoors, Shone learned early on that he enjoyed the challenge of photographing within the darkness of these magical caverns. During his underground expeditions, he finds creative ways to illuminate the normally pitch black…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 18, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Angel Boligán's Sentimental Illustrations

This collection of work by Cuban artist Angel Boligán is a blend of beautifully illustrated stories filled with a touch of melancholy. The strong narratives often give way to sad moments of loneliness, despair, or heartache. However, the artist also finds ways to touch on real life moments with a bit of a twist and, throughout his work, he is able to maintain a sense of humor that will make viewers…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 17, 2014 at 5:49pm — No Comments

New Phone Booth Wiretapping Street Art in England



One moment, this plain white wall was blank. The next, it was covered with the stylings of what many are claiming to be the most recent work of British street artist Banksy. The piece quickly emerged overnight along a wall located on Hewlett Road in the Cheltenham borough of Gloucestershire, also notably, a town that is home to the…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 17, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Retro Posters Redesigned to Feature Contemporary Musicians



French designer David Redon created this series of retro posters, entitled Ads Libitum, which seem to have come straight out of the mid-1900s. However, upon closer inspection, viewers will notice a few details that don't quite belong with the rest of the scene. Redon features the faces of many contemporary musicians, including Beyonce, Daft Punk, and Pharrell, to transform the vintage…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 17, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Whimsical Illustrations Fill Up Odd Spaces In the Sky



When French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu looks upward, he sees the world differently than most. In his imaginative mind, he perceives the odd formations created by tall buildings as the basis for playful illustrations. To create his Sky Art, the artist first photographs odd perspectives of…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 16, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Hard-Working Cleaners in their Beautiful Artistic Sanctuaries



When the lights go off and the crowds disperse, a public building doesn't just clean itself. In his series, entitled Melbourne Cleaners, Australian photographer Greg Briggs recognizes the hard work that goes into maintaining the illusion of an always-clean gallery, art museum, movie theater, or ornate church. The beautifully meditative series is a study both on human behavior as…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Classic Album Covers Flipped to Show a Reverse Perspective



The Dark Side of the Covers is a witty collection of classic album covers that show what it might look like from the "other side." Created by Flickr user Harvezt, each imaginative design features the well-known art from albums like the Beatles' Abbey Road, Nirvana's Nevermind, and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, with a bit of a twist.

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Added by katie hosmer on April 14, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Magical Light Show Produces Carpets Along a Church Floor



Magic Carpets is an elaborate installation by Miguel Chevalier in which the French artist transformed a former church space into a mesmerizing spectacle of sound and lights. He used digital technology to project a variety of multicolored light patterns and mosaics, inspired by Islamic art, across the floor. As viewers walked throughout the space, the interactive designs adjusted…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Playful Balloon Chair Appears to Be Floating in Mid-Air



Director Satoshi Itasaka of Japanese studio h220430 is the mastermind behind this playful chair that seems to be suspended in mid-air. The Balloon Chair concept features what appear to be ten helium balloons attached by strings to a floating seat.

In reality, each balloon is constructed out of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) and a cord that are connected to the ceiling by hidden…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 12, 2014 at 6:56am — No Comments

Lively Scribbles Produce Energetic Portraits of Famous Faces



Malaysia-based illustrator Vince Low uses a playful scribbling technique to produce his energetic black and white portraits. He first discovered his lively process while doodling in his sketchbook. He realized that his notes were actually the path towards worthwhile final products.

Low says, "I knew that it would be a challenge for me to scribble out and capture…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 12, 2014 at 6:54am — No Comments

Gorgeous Open-Impressionism Paintings of Colorful Landscapes by Erin Hanson



Artist Erin Hanson has always had an affinity for painting, but she didn't pursue her full time artistic career until she was living in Las Vegas and rock climbing at Red Rock Canyon. The breathtaking scenes throughout the land prompted Hanson to develop a goal of producing one painting per week. For the past eight years, she has stuck to that goal and continues to create stunning oil…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 11, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

13-Year-Old Girl Symbolizes Future of Mongolian Tradition



24-year-old photographer Asher Svidensky recently traveled to west Mongolia with the intention of documenting the lives of traditional Kazakh eagle hunters, people who tame eagles for the purpose of hunting smaller animals. As an artist, Svidensky wanted to preserve the tradition that is passed from generation to generation of men, but found that along his journey, there was much…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 11, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Darcy the Flying Hedgehog

Artist Shota Tsukamoto and Darcy the Flying Hedgehog have a very special pet/owner relationship. The charming little gal is the model for Tsukamoto's series of playful photographs in which she has unexpectedly cute interactions with things like a group of red cherries, a row of colorful cups, and a tiny little cactus. The popular series first became known through the artist's Instagram…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 10, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Clever Newspaper Ad Creates Optical Illusion of a 3D Kitchen



An average, flat print advertisement wasn't good enough for Colombia-based creative director Felipe Salazar. Instead, he wanted to produce an incredibly eye-catching design that really stood out as readers flipped through the pages of a newspaper.

His clever concept, created for Corona Kitchen, looks just like a page from the classifieds section. Upon first glance,…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 10, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

Portrait of Jackie Chan Made Out of 64,000 Chopsticks



Whether she's constructing innovative food creations or building portraits with coffee stains or…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 10, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Playful Food Pairings Communicate Well-Known Idioms



Rather than slicing through the center of foods, this time still life and food photographer Beth Galton documents food with a more direct and solid approach. Idioms is a conceptual project that introduces a variety of sayings in strikingly simple form.

In the series, Galton…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 9, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Project Offers a Glimpse Inside the Bags of 100 Creative People

Victoria Ling, Photographer @ Victoria Ling



Glimpsing into a person's bag can be a very personal experience. The items that a person chooses to carry on a daily basis can offer great insight into their general character. Creative director and designer Daniel Eckler developed this series, entitled Essentials, as a way to explore the contents of the bags…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 9, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Buddy Bravo's Inspirational Posters



Denver-based artist Buddy Bravo's gorgeous illustrations are paired with motivational quotes that inspire viewers to really appreciate the world around us. Sing in the shower; catch a raindrop; dance with yourself; all of the playful ideas encourage a positive attitude towards life. Influenced by 1920s and '30s style, each concept features the rich colors and geometric shapes of Art Deco…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 8, 2014 at 5:16pm — No Comments

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