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Stunning Composite Image of the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse



There's a good chance you've already seen this stunning image pop up on your newsfeed or dashboard at some point. With over 70,000 shares on Facebook and features on dozens of media outlets, Texas-based photographer Mike Mezeul II's shot of the recent blood moon lunar eclipse has officially gone viral. While many photographers went without sleep on April 15 in order to…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 19, 2014 at 7:23am — No Comments

16-Year-Old's Amazingly Hyperrealistic Graphite Portrait Wins Top Prize

16-year-old Shania McDonagh recently took home the top prize of the 60th Texaco Children's Art Competition, an art competition for young people held in Ireland every year. Known for her incredibly detailed and hyperrealistic portraits, the young artist has won first place in her age category four years in a row (check out those works below), but this year marks the…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 18, 2014 at 11:26am — No Comments

Famous Album Covers Pasted into Exact Locations in Google Street View

The Guardian's Google Street View specialist Halley Docherty (aka Redditor shystone) has released an incredible new series of…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 17, 2014 at 9:23am — No Comments

Unique Photos of Monumental Statues and Their Landscapes



French photographer Fabrice Fouillet photographs colossal statues around the world in his intriguing new series Colosses. Traveling to locations such as Russia, China, Japan, Ukraine, and Senegal, the photographer captures images of the monuments from a distance, shrinking the stone…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 17, 2014 at 8:25am — No Comments

Hilarious Coloring Book Images Corrupted from an Adult's Perspective



The world of children's coloring books is a happy place filled with smiling animals and flowers, cuddly toys, warm sunshine, and playing children. The new site Coloring Book Corruptions puts a new spin on those images, reimagining the innocent pictures as dark but hilarious scenes.

These "corrupted" illustrations present the…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 16, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Fascinating Photographic Study of the Oldest Living Things in the World



In 2004, Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Sussman embarked on the photographic quest of a lifetime: to document the oldest living things in the world. Now, a decade later, Sussman is still going strong, her journey having taken her to some of the harshest and most remote landscapes, from the Mojave Desert to Antarctica to the Australian Outback. Driven by relentless…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 16, 2014 at 7:14am — No Comments

Stunning Invisible Barn Mirrors the Surrounding Landscape



In a seamless integration of architecture and nature, New York design practice STPMJ has come up with the Invisible Barn, a site-specific architectural folly that reflects and merges with the surrounding landscape. Originally submitted as a proposal to the popular Folly competition, the…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 15, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Dad Uses Photoshop to Recreate Album Covers with His Sons



Lance Underwood has undoubtedly cemented his status as a "cool dad" thanks to his fantastic recreations of music album covers featuring his two sons, Taj and Amar. On the Tumblr QT Albums, Underwood posts album covers that he's photoshopped his sons into, assembling a fun collection that shows off his creativity, sense of humor, and…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Arist Projects Historical Scenes on Modern Korean Landscapes



In his photo series Historic Present, Seoul-based artist Sungseok Ahn projects an image of the past on a screen placed in front of the same present-day location, overlapping past and present, history and modernity, and space and time. Through these images, we can track how much historical sites have changed. Ancient structures are replaced with sleek facades made of glass and steel;…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 14, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Spectacular Suspended Installation Celebrates Light and Time



Renowned Japanese watch manufacturer CITIZEN recently unveiled a stunning installation called LIGHT is TIME at Milan Design Week. Displayed in the Triennale di Milano exhibition hall, the spectacular installation consists of 80,000 main plates (the structural bases of watches) suspended from 4,200 metal threads hooked to the ceiling. The result is a truly one-of-a-kind experience for…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 14, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Giant Installation in Pakistan Confronts Drone Operators with the Face of a Victim



In an empty field in the heavily bombed Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa region of Pakistan, a massive portrait shows the face of a little girl, her eyes innocent yet piercing. This giant print was installed by a collaboration of artists and local villagers as a part of the project #NotABugSplat, designed to target the Predator drone operators who routinely harm civilians in their drone strikes.

The artist…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 13, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Stunning Blue-Green Mineral with Incredible Textured Interior



This beautiful mineral was recently sold for a whopping $5,000 by Rob Lavinsky of the Arkenstone. Measuring 9 x 7 x 6 centimeters, the stunning specimen is described as Chalcedony on Chrysocolla stalactites (pocket). With a blue-green chalcedony-crusted exterior, an unusual pocket that opens to reveal the…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 13, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Eye-Opening Photos Juxtapose Images of Present-Day and WWI-Era Europe



This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the conflict that not only reshaped Europe, but also fundamentally transformed the world and international power structures. Over 16 million soldiers and civilians were killed and more than 20 million wounded, making WWI one of the deadliest conflicts in history. To commemorate the war's centennial, Scottish photographer Peter…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 11, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Man Spends Four Years and Millions of Dollars Building an Epic Truck for His 4-Year-Old Daughter



For the multi-talented and massively successful Bran Ferren, who is the CEO of tech and design firm Applied Minds, as well as the former President of Research and Development of Walt Disney Imagineering, one of the biggest challenges he's had to face is figuring out how to give his 4-year-old daughter a way to travel the world and gain experience and knowledge while still staying completely safe. His…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 10, 2014 at 10:08am — No Comments

Installation Fills a Room Entirely with Colorful and Cute Objects



Stepping into Japanese artist Sebastian Masuda's installation Colorful Rebellion — Seventh Nightmare feels like stumbling into a wonderland that is simultaneously vividly bright, candy-sweet, and disorienting. This installation, which filled the Kianga Ellis Projects in Chelsea, New York earlier this year, features a room bursting with manufactured objects of…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 10, 2014 at 9:19am — No Comments

Smithsonian Magazine's 11th Annual Photo Contest Finalists



Smithsonian Magazine recently announced the finalists for its 11th Annual Photo Contest. 50,000 photographs submitted by photographers from 132 different countries were whittled down to the top 60. Ten photographs were selected from each of the six categories: the Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, Altered Images, and the new category Mobile.

The…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 9, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Thriving Garden in Sealed Bottle Hasn't Been Watered in Over 40 Years

When David Latimer planted a seed in a glass bottle on Easter Sunday of 1960 out of pure curiosity, he had no idea that it would flourish into a mass of greenery that would thrive untouched for several decades. Now, over half a century later, the sealed bottle garden is still growing as vigorously as ever, filling the bottle entirely with lush plant life, despite the fact…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 9, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Spectacular Spring Photos of Cherry Blossoms in Japan



Spring is finally here, bringing with it warmer temperatures, brighter skies, and fresh green buds. For people living in Japan, the arrival of spring signifies one more thing: the beginning of cherry blossom season. Cherry blossoms, or sakura in Japanese, are a cultural symbol of Japan, admired for their delicate pink beauty and short lifespans. Each spring, they bloom in waves…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 8, 2014 at 11:05am — No Comments

Cancer-Stricken Father Walks His 11-Year-Old Daughter Down the Aisle



For many women, the wedding is one of the most significant days of her life, with the traditional walk down the aisle with her father holding a special place in her heart as a reminder of the love and care that her parents have given her. 11-year-old Josie Zetz was given the surprise…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 8, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Clever Interpretations of Famous Artworks Using Emojis



In today's age of technology and internet culture, things like emojis, social media updates, likes and notifications, and Google services have become more familiar to many of us than picking up a newspaper or talking on the phone. Kiev, Ukraine-based artist Nastya Ptichek brings history and the modern age together in a tongue-in-cheek series called Emoji-Nation, which reinterprets…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 7, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

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