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Stark White Geometric Animal Sculptures by Ben Foster



Kaikoura, New Zealand-based sculptor Ben Foster creates modern, inorganic renderings of animals that boast a geometric design. Each sculpture in his portfolio, whether it be a seal balancing an invisible ball, a horse standing in place, or a dog howling at the moon, blurs the lines between the real and abstract. They also each incite spectators to shift their positions to get the…

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Added by Pinar on February 23, 2014 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

Incredible Brick Sculptures by Brad Spencer

Reidsville, North Carolina-based artist Brad Spencer works with bricks to produce eye-catching, figurative sculptures. Each piece of work in the sculptor's growing collection is an intriguing look at a common medium used in an unconventional way. The fact that bricks are typically an architectural material whose visual shapes rarely extend beyond anything more than a boxy wall…

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Added by Pinar on February 22, 2014 at 9:45am — 2 Comments

Photographer Reveals Beautiful Landscapes and Rich Cultures



After getting a glimpse of medical professional-turned-photographer Weerapong Chaipuck's stunning series of travel and landscape photography, we knew we had to share a little bit more from his growing collection—ones that have more of a personal touch, featuring the wonderful…

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Added by Pinar on February 21, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

420,000 Matchsticks Form Lord of the Rings' Minas Tirith



Artist Pat Acton of Matchstick Marvels has constructed a massive model of Minas Tirith, the fictional city within the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, with 420,000 matchsticks. The Iowa native, who has been working with matchsticks since he graduated from college back in 1977, uses techniques acquired through experience with the material of choice to assemble…

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Added by Pinar on February 21, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

New in the Shop: Elegant Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish



Bangkok, Thailand-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich captures the stunning movements of siamese fighting fish as they dance in the water. The photographer manages to snap brilliant shots of their quick, elegant movements as their bodies and flowing fins take action. Each portrait celebrates the creature's unique sense of motion and diverse coloring.

It brings us great pleasure to announce that we've…

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Added by Pinar on February 20, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Man Spends $35,000 to Transform Home into Cat Playground



With the help of construction company Trillium Enterprises, one Californian man upgraded his home into an oasis for his eighteen cats. Located in Goleta, California, the $35,000 renovation transformed the ordinary abode by adding colorful, complementing ledges (or "catwalks") all around the house. Every room, from the master bedroom and personal office to the kitchen and bathroom, has…

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Added by Pinar on February 20, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

A Retired Traveler's Breathtaking Photos of International Landscapes



Bangkok-based Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck discovered his passion for photography after an early retirement from the medical profession. Now, Chaipuck travels the world, snapping shots of all the beautiful landscapes he comes across. His breathtaking images offer eye-catching perspectives that are rich with color and texture, not to mention content.

Whether he's…

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Added by Pinar on February 20, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Honeybees Cover Porcelain Sculptures in Honeycombs



Canadian artist Aganetha Dyck has a grand appreciation for both art and bees. Driven by her innate fondness, she manages to combine the two in an interspecies collaboration that results in porcelain sculptures cloaked in honeycombs. The artist provides her buzzing little friends with custom-designed apiary feeder boards and hive blankets, where she introduces the figurines and…

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Added by Pinar on February 20, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Woman's Incredible Makeover Turns Her into a Wooden Doll

When makeup artist Stephanie Hernandez, professionally known as Stephanie Marie, got her friend Lauren Jones to agree to a makeover into a doll, she wasn't completely honest about what type of doll she would be. Jones was clearly not expecting Hernandez to use prosthetics and makeup to morph her into a creepy wooden doll. Luckily, the artist was able to capture the…

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Added by Pinar on February 19, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Spectacular Photos of the Magical Ice Castles in Utah



Salt Lake City-based photographer Ben Kuhns, who also happens to be one half of creative network Lunar / Solar, captures some enchanting images of the spectacular towers of ice, aptly known as Ice…

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Added by Pinar on February 19, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Beautiful Mandalas Made from Nature by Kathy Klein



Arizona-based artist Kathy Klein uses a variety of organic materials to produce a series of eye-catching mandalas referred to as Danmalas—a portmanteau of the Vedic Sanskrit words "dān" and "mālā" which respectively mean "the giver" and "garland of flowers." Each piece in her ongoing…

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Added by Pinar on February 19, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Artistic Paintings of French Architecture by Nicolas Jolly



French artist Nicolas Jolly produces subtle yet beautiful paintings of various landscapes from all over the world, particularly in France, capturing the allure of architecture and the crowds that landmarks draw. From la Sorbonne and the Louvre in Paris to the Pont de pierre in Bourdeaux (where Jolly…

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Added by Pinar on February 18, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Photographer Re-Imagines Clouds as Magical Landscapes



Torino-based photographer Elio Pallard whimsically re-imagines clouds as a variety of wondrous landscapes in his series titled Playing with Clouds. The photographer offers new perspectives with his manipulated cloudscapes that transform the cotton ball-like puffs in the sky into magical mountains, fluffy waves, and billowing blankets of snow.

By placing silhouettes of…

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Added by Pinar on February 18, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Creative Candleholder Turns Melted Wax into New Candle

Rekindle Candle is an ingenious product developed by designer Benjamin Shine that doubles as a candlestick holder and maker. The simple design, which greatly increases the reusability of the candle, works as both a pedestal for the illuminating stick and a sort of basin to collect the liquefied wax, storing the melted remnants in its clear center.

Once the candle…

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Added by Pinar on February 18, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Korean High School Students Take Hilariously Random Yearbook Photos

While most high schools publish yearbooks with specific themes and fill in the bulk of the book with standard portraits of students against a plain backdrop, there are some Korean high schools who take a more free approach to assembling the memento. They allow students to take random and often hilarious photos of themselves, making for a really unusual keepsake of high…

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Added by Pinar on February 18, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Young People Swap Clothes with Their Older Relatives

Chinese mother and daughter

Photographer Qozop photographs pairs of relatives in a series titled Spring-Autumn that juxtaposes an image of a youth and his/her family member from an older generation in their normal attire with a portrait of the two after they've swapped clothes. The series reveals a sense of cultural identity and generational…

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Added by Pinar on February 17, 2014 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Mesmerizing GIFs of a Mechanical Model of the Solar System



Designer Ken Condal built a mesmerizing orrery (mechanical model of the solar system) with multiple handcrafted gears, wooden and acrylic spheres, and the mechanical engineering help of David Clark. Like a tiny kinetic sculpture, the structure takes motion through a carefully constructed system of gears, which are activated through a winding lever at the bottom.

The multilayered orrery includes…

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Added by Pinar on February 17, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Colorful Watercolor Paintings of Radiant Trees in Nature



Ukraine-based artist Anna Armona creates colorful water paintings of various natural landscapes throughout the seasons. Her collection of diverse, one-of-a-kind paintings capture both the beauty and magic of earthy settings. Whether she is depicting the barren trees in the depths of a forest or blades of grass as the edge of a lake, Armona adds an energy to each scene with her style and…

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Added by Pinar on February 17, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Photorealistic Paintings of Beautiful Women Lying in Nature



Tel Aviv-born, New York-based painter Yigal Ozeri produces unbelievably realistic paintings of women in beautiful landscapes that make it hard to believe that they aren't photographs. The photorealistic pieces, which often depict women lying in nature, capture every detail of the scene, from…

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Added by Pinar on February 17, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Rooftoppers Secretly Climb 650-Meter-High Crane in Shanghai

Russian photographers and adrenaline junkies Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, who are no strangers to…

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Added by Pinar on February 16, 2014 at 10:06am — No Comments

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