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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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Added by katie hosmer on April 7, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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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Added by katie hosmer on April 5, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

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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Added by katie hosmer on April 4, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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

New Work by Chloe Early Features Figures Suspended in Air



We love the work of talented artist Chloe Early so we were excited when she reached out to us to let us know about her upcoming solo exhibit at The Outsiders Gallery in London. Suspended will…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 2, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Creatives Offered a Free Stay on Private "Ideas" Island

Did you ever wish that you owned your very own island? Well, here's your chance! Singapore-based Swedish author Fredrik Härén developed Ideas Island, a concept in which he offers people a free place to stay on one of his private islands so that they can work on their creative ideas.

Härén owns three islands:…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 31, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Ghostly Feminine Forms in Haunting Long-Exposures



This eerie collection is an intriguing self-portrait series created by American photographer Janelle Pietrzak. In every large color photograph, ghostly female forms interrupt the strikingly beautiful landscapes with a lingering presence that is both mystifying…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 31, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Spectacular Splashes Create Colorful Liquid Creatures



It would be quite shocking to come across these giant creatures emerging from the surface of a lake. In reality, though, it wouldn't be possible considering Milwaukee-based photographer Jack Long captures the beautiful liquid formations at extremely high speeds.

With technical acuity, Long…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 30, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

Charmingly Detailed Illustrations That Are Smaller than a Penny



With incredible precision, California-based artist Sam Larson produces tiny illustrations that are no larger than a penny. To prove it, he places a penny right next to the drawings and documents them on Instagram.

In the images, Larson manages to include great details, color, and shading that require close inspection to fully appreciate. His variety of scenes feature mountains,…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 30, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Hilarious Portraits of Tiny Babies Dressed Up In Adult Clothes

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Babies are already pretty adorable, but babies dressed up like adults are just hilarious! Instagrammer Ilana Wiles (@mommyshorts) is behind this new trending hashtag, #babysuiting, that has mommies dressing…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 28, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Everyday Objects Hilariously Redesigned in Ridiculous Ways



At first glance, you might not think twice about a pot with two handles or a chair with a curved seat. But if you actually imagine using any of these products, you may find yourself laughing at the impracticality of it all. Created by Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani, The Uncomfortable is an ongoing series of useless and "deliberately inconvenient" everyday…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 28, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

My Modern Shop Spotlight—Cody William Smith's Reflective Landscapes



These beautifully complex landscapes by LA-based photographer Cody William Smith merge multiple perspectives into one intriguing photograph. Circular mirrors perfectly placed within the compositions reflect other elements located nearby and create a captivating depth within the natural scenes. From land to sea, Smith presents the world with a wonderfully elegant approach.

We are pleased to announce that…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 27, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Young Intern Sets Herself Apart with LEGO Model Resume



To find a good job these days, handing over a paper resume just isn't enough. It's important to make yourself—and your resume—as memorable as possible. Taking this into account, a young woman named Leah decided to go all out and she developed this impressive presentation.

She designed a LEGO model of herself and sent out a number of internship applications to a variety of advertising…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 27, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Beautiful Details of Tiny Insect Wings Revealed in Macro Photos



As butterflies and moths flutter past, it's difficult to see all of the beautiful details of each tiny insect. Biochemist and photographer Linden Gledhill has worked hard to bring those microscopic details to plain view through his incredible macro photography.

Using magnification from 7 to 17 times life size, Gledhill captures complex, repetitive patterns and vibrant colors…

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Added by katie hosmer on March 27, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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