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Sexy Illustrations of Starlets Wielding Dangerous Weapons

Slaughterhouse Starlets is an illustrated series by designer Keith P. Rein. The illustrator's set of images, of which there are only six so far, feature a violent version of some of today's leading ladies; including Emma Stone, Zooey Deschanel and Emma Watson. Each femme fatale is equipped with a different deadly weapon and it looks like they've already taken the…

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Added by Pinar on February 19, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

New Striking Self Portraits by Kyle Thompson



Chicago-based photographer Kyle Thompson wowed us with his surreal self-portraits nine months ago and he hasn't quit churning out striking photos yet. The 21-year-old has been on a roll, introducing one compelling shot after another for his own ambitious 365 photo project. Having just recently…

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Added by Pinar on February 19, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Former Dutch Prison Transformed Into a Luxury Hotel



Het Arresthuis is a 19th-century-prison turned luxury hotel in the Netherlands. The newly repurposed jailhouse has been completely redesigned with chic, spacious, modern motifs while maintaining its rich history as a former penitentiary. The building's new function invites visitors to take advantage of the hotel's unique Deluxe and Comfort suites while indulging in the venue's relaxing…

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Added by Pinar on February 19, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

My Modern Shop Spotlight #3 - Down by Kylie Woon



If you're wondering where you can get your hands on some of the amazing contemporary art and photography featured here on My Modern Met, look no further than My Modern Shop! Our growing collection of affordable prints and canvases are by some of the best artists and photographers out there today. In our ongoing series of…

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Added by Pinar on February 18, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Gravity-Defying Sculpture of People Walking Up a Pole



Walking to the Sky is a gravity-defying stainless steel and resin sculpture by artist Jonathan Borofsky. The public art piece, which is essentially open to interpretation, features 10 life-size figurative sculptures walking up a 30-meter-tall pole, breaking the boundaries of physics as we know it. The sculptor describes the installation as "a symbol for our collective search…

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Added by Pinar on February 18, 2013 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

10,000 Helmets Represent Lost Construction Jobs in Italy



In the last decade, the construction industry has taken a hard hit in Italy; so much so that several associations in the field of construction have sponsored a protest at the steps of the Milan Stock Exchange. According to the Center for Economic Research and Market Sociology, there has been a loss of 157,000 companies and 893,000 employees over the last five years. Due to these…

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Added by Pinar on February 18, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Artist Beautifies Public Spaces with Ornate Lace Patterns

Warsaw-based artist NeSpoon adds a delicate touch to public spaces with her intricately designed lace patterns. The Polish artist, who is no stranger to working with actual lace, has expanded her portfolio of work to include ornate designs resembling the detailed thread work…

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Added by Pinar on February 18, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Adorable Portraits of People and Their Pets



Your Pet and You is an ongoing series by Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Tobias Lang that juxtaposes pictures of people with portraits of their precious pets. They say that pets tend to look like their owners and Lang's series shows us just how true that statement is. From the typical pets like cats and dogs to the more exotic breeds of owned animals like snakes and owls, the…

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Added by Pinar on February 16, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Movie Projector Reveals the Beautiful Trail of Snowfall



New York-based motion graphics expert and photographer Brian Maffitt decided to take advantage of potentially being snowed in last week, due to Winter Storm Nemo, by photographing the snowfall in a unique way. Simply put, Maffitt says, "We had a blizzard in NY, so I pointed a video projector into the falling snow and took some pictures." His creative setup resulted in some unbelievably…

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Added by Pinar on February 16, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

An Intimate Look at Impoverished Homes Around the World

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Renowned photographer Steve McCurry takes us on an insightful journey, sharing the varied definitions of "home" from around…

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Added by Pinar on February 15, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Incredible Dripping Sculptures of Fragmented Men



Johannesburg-based artist Regardt van der Meulen creates fascinating steel sculptures of men that appear to be incomplete. Two of his figurative structures of fragmented men, titled Drip and Deconstructed, offer an intriguing look at the duality of the human figure. The sculptor says, "The human body with its strength and fragility lie at the core of this series…

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Added by Pinar on February 15, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Magical Towering Castles Made with Icicles



Igloos and ice hotels we've seen in the past were typically constructed with a mixture of ice blocks and snow, but…

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Added by Pinar on February 14, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Brilliant Finger Paintings Filled with Textured Movement



Artist Iris Scott proves that finger painting isn't just for kids. The painter has opted out of using brushes and, instead, chosen to slip on a pair of latex gloves and dip her protected hands into some paint. The artist first discovered her finger painting talents as an adult on an artistic retreat in Taiwan, where the high temperatures led her to settle indoors in her air-conditioned room…

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Added by Pinar on February 14, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Finding Solitary Movement in a Busy Crowd (Animated Gifs)



One is a series of GIFs by photographer Nicolas Ritter that hones in on the movement of a solitary subject. The creative mind behind the project says, "One focuses on the individual in a crowd. It particularly imitates the way in which the human eye observes: not viewing a crowd as a crowd, but observing little micro-scenes inside of it." Like the cinemagraphs of Jamie Beck and Kevin…

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Added by Pinar on February 13, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Scorched Wooden Sculptures Metamorphosize After Fire



Italy-based sculptor Aron Demetz constructs life-sized figurative wooden sculptures and sets them ablaze. On their own, before they are scorched, the stoic human figures are presented in a variety of poses that appear to be rather classic. Though their anatomic construction is impressive, it's after their dematerialization that viewers are offered something far more emotional. Like a phoenix…

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Added by Pinar on February 13, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Amazing 3D Digital Sculptures of Fierce Samurais



Artist Dan Ulrich, aka dandan, digitally produces realistic renditions of intricately detailed characters. His virtual sculptures are crafted with ZBrush, a digital sculpting tool, with meticulous precision. With over 8 years of experience as a…

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Added by Pinar on February 13, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Cartographic Paper Sculptures Reveal Global Cities' History



UK-based artist Matthew Picton uses strips of paper to construct maps of cities from around the world. The Londoner's sculptural creations use both historic and fictional texts to produce cartographic representations of multicultural cities like Las Vegas, Dresden, Tehran, and Venice. The materials used are reflective of each respective culture, from literary and religious texts…

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Added by Pinar on February 12, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Architects Design a Base on the Moon Using 3D Printing



The European Space Agency (ESA) is looking into the feasibility of building a base on the moon using 3D printing. With the help of London-based architecture firm Foster + Partners, the lunar base prototype is being modeled as a multi-domed structure set to withstand impending climates and natural occurrences in…

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Added by Pinar on February 12, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

New 3D Anamorphic Illustrations by Nagai Hideyuki



Japanese artist Nagai Hideyuki is a master of fine art illusion who first impressed us with his perspective-based sketches last year. The illustrator has since expanded his collection of clever creations, once again boggling our minds with his skilled illusion techniques. The…

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Added by Pinar on February 12, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Powerful Written Portraits of Congolese Victims of War



For photojournalist Sarah Fretwell, photography is an outlet that goes beyond art—it is a medium through which the world is given insight into the lives of people who would otherwise never be heard. For her powerful The Truth Told Project, the photographer has ventured out to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for 50 days to capture portraits and statements from young…

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Added by Pinar on February 11, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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