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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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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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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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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

Geometric Reflections in Landscapes Create Abstract Realities



Victoria Siemer, aka Witchoria, is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer who produces new and unusual realities by altering expected perceptions of space. She blends geometric shapes into natural landscapes to produce the sensation of upside-down, backwards, and fragmented reflections.

Witchoria aligns pieces of mountains, trees, rivers, and oceans into symmetrical…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 8, 2014 at 10:33am — 2 Comments

Adjustable Winter Home Nestled in the Quebec Forest



Nestled deep in the Quebec forest, La Luge is a vacation home that allows visitors to live directly amid the wonders of nature. Created by yh2 architects, the home was constructed out of cedar, oak, and walnut, with the darker and lighter woods separated into different sections to create very distinct spaces.

The house concept was designed to be flexible in order to accommodate a…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 8, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Beautifully Expressive Self-Portraits Set Against a NY Backdrop



This alluring self-portrait work is a combination of flowing body movements set against recognizable backdrops throughout New York City. The work features Spain-based multimedia artist Veronika Marquez in a slow dance across each composition. She performs for the camera and uses her body to express her emotions through elegant gestures.

With a graceful presence, Marquez…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 7, 2014 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

Changing NYC Storefronts Documented Across a Decade

CBGB, The Bowery, East Village, NYC



New York City is constantly moving and changing. Walking along the same exact city block can be an entirely different experience from week to week, with new stores and restaurants popping up all the time.

Ten years ago, photographers James and Karla Murray began documenting the unique…

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Stunning Digital Illustrations Reveal Fragmented Human Forms



London-based artist Grégoire A. Meyer creates flawless digital illustrations that evoke emotionally thoughtful reactions. He captures the essence of fleeting moments, like a splash of water or a disintegrating face, and freezes them in time in ephemeral objects that appear almost tangible.

The works are distortions of the human form and create a complex relationship between…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 5, 2014 at 8:50am — No Comments

More Nearly Lost Street Photos by Photographer Vivian Maier



Vivian Maier was an amazing photographer whose talents went unrecognized during her lifetime. Back in 2011, a box filled with Maier's negatives was discovered at a local thrift auction house in Chicago. Since that time, the American street photographer has become quite the…

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Ornate Carpets Recreated as Modern Sculptures



Through handmade craftmanship, multimedia artist Faig Ahmed creatively explores the ornate patterns and traditional designs of Azerbaijan carpets. He draws upon the culture and artistic traditions of the country in order to produce his unique and contemporary sculptures. By directly manipulating the wool, Ahmed transforms iconic carpet designs into modern creations.

He uses the formal,…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 4, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Gorgeous Owl Illustration Created with Lively Splatters of Paint



Chinese illustrator, painter, and street artist Chen Yingjie (aka: Hua Tunan) creates paintings that are alive with energy. Using a splattering technique, he creates beautiful creatures that radiate with vibrant colors. Night Owl is one of his recent pieces filled with a dynamic power that emanates from the bird's single golden eye.

Each of the artist's works is an expressive blend of…

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Beautifully Candid Moments in Italy Throughout the 1980's



Photographer Charles H. Traub recently released this beautiful series of work, Dolce Via, that transports viewers back in time to Italy in the 1980's. Throughout the decade, the artist frequently visited Italy and during that time, he captured candid moments of people and places through his lens.

With an American gaze, Traub documented the culture, fashion…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 3, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart Act Like NYC Tourists



In honor of their final performances on Broadway in No Man's Land and Waiting for Godot, co-stars and best friends Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart recently decided to say goodbye to New York City by releasing some funny outtakes…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 3, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

2,700 Feet of Fabric Layered Into Colorful Chair Design



This Layers Cloud chair is an inventive design created with modern flair and innovative style. Using precision and immense detail, Dutch designer Richard Hutten developed the seat with patterns of fabric layered together into arrangements that create texture similar to layers of rock.

The unique concept is composed of 545 pieces—more than 2,700 feet—of colorful Divina…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 2, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments

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