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Wild Animals Curiously Displaced Inside Supermarkets

Have you ever ventured down a grocery aisle only to come face-to-face with a tiger eyeing the same packaged poultry as you? Probably not, but it's an unusual situation that photographer Agan Harahap makes a reality in his intriguing series titled Garden Fresh. The photo series exhibits a diverse set of animals casually walking through various sections of a supermarket, as…

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Added by Pinar on January 6, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Twinkling Galaxies Fill the Silhouettes of the Female Form

New Jersey-based photographer Taylor Allen overlays the twinkling visuals of galaxies over the female form in his series titled Astronomy. The photographer combines his passion for astronomy, organic portraits, and provoking vignettes into each image within this ongoing personal project. The double exposure images draw a connection between the vast universe and the organic…

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Added by Pinar on January 5, 2013 at 10:17am — No Comments

The Most Powerful Photos of the President in 2012



Though we're already four days into 2013, it's hard to not think back on all of the memorable moments in 2012. As an election year, 2012 was especially unforgettable for reelected President Barack Obama. Photographer Pete Souza was there to capture the President, his family, and the White House staff's most poignant moments throughout the year. While some images have…

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Added by Pinar on January 4, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Shrinking Monuments Into a Traveler's Cup

Traveler's Cup is a series of digital pigment prints by Colorado-based artist Joo Yeon Woo that features symbolic representations of cultural displacement. By shrinking monuments and architectural landmarks, making them compact enough to fit into a cup, Woo explores the idea of disconnection from culture and origins. Whether it's through physical relocation or simply via…

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Added by Pinar on January 4, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Photographer's Surreal Silhouettes Tap Into Hazy Dreams

Berlin-based photographer and digital artist Anja Bührer, aka latoday, uses her hauntingly beautiful aesthetic to depict a myriad of dreamy scenes. Bührer's conceptual photographs lie somewhere between dreams and nightmares, as though one is trapped in this in-between state of unconsciousness. There's a haziness…

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Added by Pinar on January 3, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Giant Collapsing House of Cards Represents Fragile State



Figure #1: Stability is an installation by Russian artist Timofey Radya that takes a satirical look at reigning power and its truly fragile state. Half sculptural installation and half performance piece, Radya's project is as much about the completion as it is the process. His team of "officers" complete the construction of this convoluted house of cards by first rolling out a…

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Added by Pinar on January 3, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Incredible "Paintings" Made Entirely Out of Denim Jeans



Sweden-based British artist Ian Berry, better known as Denimu, works solely with jeans of varying shades of blue to create some truly incredible scenes of urban landscapes and the people that live in them. The artist's "paintings" present a remarkable sense of color, shade, and shape. Unlike a traditional painter who can blend and bleed colors into one another with a simple brushstroke,…

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Added by Pinar on January 3, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Can You Spot These Camouflaged Animals?

Giraffe

Wildlife photographers are used to camouflaging into their environment in order to capture the beautiful creatures that roam this planet without disrupting them. It's best to catch images of animals in their natural element, though this can be rather difficult given their elusive nature. As much as photographers seek to conceal…

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Added by Pinar on January 2, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Storytelling Through Carved Antique Books (New Works)

The Garden

England-based artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson carves into antiquated books to create eclectic book sculptures rich with narrative. We've seen plenty of book sculptures over the past few…

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Added by Pinar on January 2, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Flexible Three-Dimensional Wall Cloud

French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are sibling collaborators, having worked together for over fifteen years, whose designs revolutionize the way we look at furniture and art. The Paris-based brothers find that the "things" in one's home have not only multiplied in quantity but they've also depreciated in quality. The duo seek to offer movable furnishings that…

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Added by Pinar on January 1, 2013 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Best Nature Photos of 2012

Over the last year, there have been countless images that have been circulated throughout the media, and while there are many branches to the art of photography, there's something about pictures of nature that never cease to amaze us. Photographers across the globe remind us everyday that the world we live in is an amazing place with a bounty of beauty to offer by framing various natural occurrences in breathtaking compositions and simply capturing some breathtaking shots.

Whether the…

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Added by Pinar on December 31, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Tiny Doodles Collectively Form Larger Cultural Illustrations

Who says doodling can't be fine art? Tokyo-based artist Sagaki Keita combines the world of fine art with lowbrow illustrations in his highly creative body of work. Each of the artist's drawings are made up of countless tiny sketches of his vast cast of characters. The tiny, animated subjects collectively compose each of Keita's impressive creations depicting a staple of art…

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Added by Pinar on December 29, 2012 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

Adorable Dog Sculptures Made with Bicycle Parts

Israeli artist Nirit Levav Packer solders and welds discarded bicycle parts together to create adorable dog sculptures for her series titled HOW! WOW! The former fashion designer specializing in bridal gowns decided to switch gears and experiment with more durable forms of art. Seeking to get away from working with people and fragile fabrics, the multidisciplinary artist…

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Added by Pinar on December 29, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Slaughterhouse Transformed Into Modern Cinema Center



We see old stores that have gone out of business turn into completely different establishments all the time. Reassigning a building's purpose is common practice and adds to the structure's history, but it is only through smart design that the architecture's history is preserved while simultaneously providing a business its own identity. Madrid-based architecture…

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Added by Pinar on December 28, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

New Illusionary Three-Dimensional Street Art by Kurt Wenner



Street art has evolved over the years, branching off into this brilliant practice of depicting interactive illusions on pavement. Street artist Kurt Wenner knows this method of art all too well, having impressed passersby with his amazing…

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Added by Pinar on December 28, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Innovative Log Cabin on Wheels in the Netherlands

Artists often have intimate log cabin retreats in the woods to clear their minds and focus their attention on their craft. The environment plays a vital role in one's ability to create, which is precisely why Dutch musical entertainer Hans Liberg sought his own inspiring hideout in nature. What he got is much more—a log…

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Added by Pinar on December 27, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Li Wei's Best Non-Photoshopped Shots of 2012

Beijing-based photographer and performance artist Li Wei boggles the mind with his gravity-defying photography. We we entertained by the multifaceted artist's work from 2011 and he continues to draw our attention with his latest compositions in 2012. Without…

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Added by Pinar on December 27, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 2)



We were first introduced to the creative snow patterns of artist Simon Beck earlier this year and it seems the active snow artist is back at it again. As winter approaches and we all bundle up inside for warmth, Beck already has his snowshoes on to trek through the snowy fields of Les Arcs, a ski resort…

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Added by Pinar on December 26, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Incredible Butter Sculptures by Jim Victor and Marie Pelton



Artists are known to think outside of the box and utilize uncommon items to construct their creations. From matchsticks to socks and…

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Added by Pinar on December 26, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Beautiful Hand-Shredded Silk Flower Installation



Artist Gyun Hur creates installations with transformative properties. Using countless pieces of silk flowers, Hur hand-shreds the delicate materials into a fine, almost powdery, substance and reallocates their decorative charm to a new form. By destroying one sample of beauty, Hur is given the opportunity to reassemble the material in a different way, transferring its attractive…

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Added by Pinar on December 26, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

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