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Clever Dog Collar Gadget Monitors Pet's Daily Activities

This new product by San Francisco-based company Whistle is just like a pedometer, but it isn't meant for people. The pet-friendly device, simply called Whistle, attaches to a dog's collar and monitors all kinds of data based on the animal's weight, age, and breed. It collects information about how much the dog walks, plays, and rests throughout a day, plus it registers any…


Added by katie hosmer on June 14, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Collaborative Origami Installations by Mademoiselle Maurice

French artist Mademoiselle Maurice has hit the streets again, brightening up select urban areas with her thought-provoking colorful creations. Most recently, she introduced the city of Angers, France to the art of folding, covering staircases, walkways, schools, leisure centers, the side of buildings, and even a prison, with her signature rainbows of colorful…


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One Hour Exposures Capture Active Motion in Museums

La Joconde—Salle des Etats, Le Louvre

As visitors zip in and out of museums and exhibits around the world, the consistent presence of the artwork is all that remains still. Photographer Matthew Pillsbury documents this active motion using his signature style which features long exposures and natural light. In his series, entitled Time Frame, the…


Added by katie hosmer on June 13, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Constantly Changing Majestic Beauty of Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan, is already a spectacular natural phenomenon so it's hard to imagine capturing all of its splendor in one still photograph. However, photographer Yukio Ohyama has found ways to present the powerfully captivating landscape in incredibly unique and awe-inspiring ways.

As the seasons change, every day presents Ohyama with a mountain that is…


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Pilot Documents His Journeys From 35,000 Feet High

With all of the security precautions these days, it's rare that anyone other than the pilot gets to check out the cockpit of an airplane. However, Dubai-based photographer and major airline pilot Karim Nafatni has both the skill and the access to take us on a journey more than 35,000 feet above sea level and into the mechanical mecca of many different jets.

Flying high above…


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World's Most Elaborate LEGO Display Comes to New York

After seeing these photos, LEGO fans everywhere will be completely inspired to 1) Start playing with LEGOs and 2) Head to the Discovery Times Square New York Museum as soon as possible. Opening tomorrow, Thursday June 13, 2013, The Art of the Brick is an…


Added by katie hosmer on June 12, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

800 Glowing Blue Raindrops by Luzinterruptus

Unlike a natural rainfall, these glowing blue raindrops won't actually get you wet. In fact, the bulbous shapes are actually condoms filled with dyed blue liquid and illuminated with battery-powered lights. Entitled Prophylactic rain that doesn’t wet anything, the installation was produced by Luzinterruptus, an art collective who is certainly…


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Hot Tub Cinema is the Latest Movie-Watching Experience

The Hot Tub Cinema is a unique movie-watching experience for anyone willing to strip down to the bare essentials before the opening credits begin. As described on the website, it is "a luxurious event that celebrates film in a fun and engaging way." The event pops-up across London and the UK throughout the year, with outdoor rooftop locations during the spring and summer and indoor locations during the…


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13-Foot Cube Contains Fully Demolished Amusement Park

This massive cube of trash, a sculpture entitled Once, will spark a curious sense of nostalgia for childhood summer days riding roller coasters, playing games, and eating cotton candy. Created by artist James Dive, the piece is a collection of junk from a demolished amusement park—all of the colorful signs and flashing lights, the cuddly toys and stuffed…


Added by katie hosmer on June 10, 2013 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Minimalist Posters Feature Playful Pop Culture References

These playful posters are filled with pop culture references that any TV or movie fan will enjoy. Paris-based artist Alizée Lafon is both a filmmaker and a graphic designer, and she has blended these two interests into this series, entitled Movies Hipster Kits. From shows like Mad Men to movies like 007, Pulp Fiction, and The Big Lebowski, the…


Added by katie hosmer on June 10, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

162 Dazzling Windows Formed Out of Caramelized Sugar

These colorful windows glimmering in the sunlight are made out of quite the unexpected material. As part of the Storm King Art Center's Light and Landscape show in 2012, artist William Lamson designed and built this 11x9 foot functional greenhouse, entitled Solarium, featuring windows made out of caramelized sugar. For each of the…


Added by katie hosmer on June 10, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Incredibly Detailed Skull-and-Bones Sugar Cubes

Imagine taking a sip of your hot coffee or tea, only to come across a sugary skull peering out at you through the dark liquid. In a sleepy morning haze, such an unexpected moment could be quite startling. Snow Violent thought this kind of surprise would be an entertaining way to start your day. So the artist developed these Sugar Skulls, a series of skull-and-bones shaped…


Added by katie hosmer on June 9, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Layered Floating Paintings Inspired by CT Scans

Dutch artist Joris Kuipers was trained as a traditional painter but he has since reached beyond the limitations of the flat canvas. This piece, entitled Escaping Expressionism, incorporates vibrant swirls of shape and color in a non-traditional and quite expressive three-dimensional sculpture.

The artist's work is consistently inspired by science and…


Added by katie hosmer on June 8, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Complex Insect Sculptures Constructed with Matchsticks

These playful little creatures by artist Kyle Bean are a series of carefully handmade sculptures entitled Stick Insects. The Brighton-based designer has a knack for reconstructing everyday materials—everything from pencil shavings to eggshells to these meticulously organized…


Added by katie hosmer on June 7, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sorrowful Ghostly Figures Actually Covered in Flour

Kyle Thompson

Earlier this year, 21-year old photographer Kyle Thompson completed his 365 photo project, where he took one compelling self-portrait after another every day for a full year. More recently, the young photographer has taken to the road, spending his…


Added by katie hosmer on June 7, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Intriguing Figures Emerge From Hazy White Smoke

Mysterious figures slowly emerge from clouds of white smoke in Alex Wein's series, entitled Sirens. The Oakland-based artist produced this series of work in what he describes as an ongoing exploration of "fiction and the uncanny realism that it inspires." In each composition, Wein encourages viewers to spend a few moments deciphering the lines, shapes, and movements of the faceless…


Added by katie hosmer on June 6, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Amazing Bursts of Lightning Fill the Night Sky

It's a challenging feat for any photographer to document lighting as it strikes down towards earth in just the blink of an eye. But, with great patience and dedication, Willoughby Owen successfully captures all kinds of electrical bolts as they light up the night. By day, the 24-year-old meteorologist runs the Hamilton NZ…


Added by katie hosmer on June 6, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Shockingly Realistic Sculpture Portrays Abraham Lincoln

Wow, this Portrait of Lincoln looks like it was a photograph taken just yesterday. The rich color and sharp details of the former president are so hyper-realistic, it's a little bit shocking! In reality, the piece is actually a sculpture developed by Hollywood special effects artist Kazuhiro Tsuji. The Japanese artist has propelled special effects make-up to a new level,…


Added by katie hosmer on June 6, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Surreal Scenes Reveal Artist's Innermost Personal Secrets

Canadian artist Leah Johnston has mastered the art of storytelling through her visually creative and expressive fine art photography. Each surreal scene is a self-portrait that combines performance art and post-processing to produce an intriguing narrative. The artist bravely takes us on adventures through a lively and personal world that stems from her own creative writing.…


Added by katie hosmer on June 5, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Perfectly Sculpted Wooden Figures Reveal Human Flaws

Conflicting messages emerge from this work by Italian artist Aron Demetz as strong human forms gaze out with sad, expressionless eyes, evoking in viewers an eerie sense of loneliness. The meticulously sculpted bodies are covered with layers of rough wooden shavings, a symbol of the flaws that we all carry with us. But, rather than concealing them, Demetz exposes them for all to see and…


Added by katie hosmer on June 5, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

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