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Beautiful Watercolor Paintings of European Landmarks

Rome, Italy

From San Marco Square in Venice to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Europe is home to some of the most beautiful architectural landmarks in the world. Using bright and beautiful pastel watercolors, artist Maja Wrońska recreates a few of these landmarks and their picturesque surroundings.

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Added by Eugene on December 15, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Two Beautiful Shepaird Fairey Murals at Art Basel

In the weeks leading up to Art Basel, which is currently running this weekend in Miami Beach, Florida, Shepard Fairey put up two beautiful murals, which we first spotted over at Street Art News. During "the most prestigious art show in the Americas," more than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America,…

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Added by Eugene on December 8, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

DeLorean Taxi Transports New Yorkers to Another World

Back to the Future is one of the most iconic 1980's films. Aside from its two brilliant actors, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, the DeLorean took center stage as the dynamic duo time traveled through different periods in the history of Hill Valley, California.

One could only imagine the delight…

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Added by Eugene on December 2, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Cinematic Upside Down Street Reflections



There's something incredibly fascinating about viewing the world through upside down reflections, taken through puddles on the street. it's like we're seeing the world with a new set of eyes, a perspective most of us are not really used to. It may take a second or two for your eyes to get adjusted to what's really going on.

"They’re all untouched, except the 5th one (but it’s still a…

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Added by Eugene on November 26, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

The Curious Life of Light Bulb Head Sculptures



A few months ago we wrote about a couple of Stephen Shaheen's humorous yet strange sculptures that adorn lightbulb heads. We get such a kick out of his work, we've decided to feature a few more of the Brooklyn-based sculptor's collection. The one that stands out the most is aptly titled Let's…

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Added by Eugene on November 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

The Natural Phenomenon of Fire Rainbows



We've all seen rainbows before, but have you ever heard of a phenomena called a fire rainbow? The proper term for it is circumhorizontal arc and it's actually an optical phenomena - a ice-halo formed by plate-shaped ice crystals in high level cirrus clouds.

'What is happening here is that on sunny afternoons,…

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Added by Eugene on November 24, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Fun Celebrity Portraits by Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis has a job that many aspiring photographers would envy. He gets to meet up with some of our favorite funny celebrities like Tina Fey and Jack Black to take their portraits. It's clear that Lewis puts a lot of thought into the settings for each subject, as he places them in environments that feel just right.

As expected, some celebrities seem to have…

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Added by Eugene on November 22, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

El Mac's Inspiring New Mural Encourages Learning

Los Angeles-based street artist El Mac just completed a beautiful, brand new mural at the new Adobe Campus in Lehi, Utah, just south of Salt Lake City. No doubt meant to be an inspirational piece, a young girl is seen drawing or writing as if she is intensely studying. If you look closely, you can see faint…

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Added by Eugene on November 21, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Absolute Beauty of Solitude in Nature



19-year-old Vancouver-based photographer Elizabeth Gadd whisks us away on a magical journey, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In her series, aptly titled Breath, each of the images feature one individual centered in a picturesque background within nature. All of the shots convey…

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Added by Eugene on November 20, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Giant Crocodile Mural Wraps Around Entire Building

Sheffield-based street artist Phlegm is back with a new jaw-dropping mural he created for the All Rights Destroyed Festival in Oslo, Norway. Although It's difficult to understand what was going through Phlegm's mind as he was…

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Added by Eugene on November 20, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

World's Largest Snow Flake-Shaped Ski Dome



Shaped like a six-armed snow flake, Danish architecture studio CEBRA recently unveiled a proposal to build the world's largest ski-dome. Skidome Denmark will have six indoor and two outdoor slopes on its three centrally connected arches, with three kilometers (1.9 miles) of slopes arching over a river in the Danish city of Randers.

”We have placed and designed the ski dome over the river to…

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Added by Eugene on November 19, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

5000 Bicycle Bells Give the Wind a Voice



Sometimes we can hear the wind through the rustling leaves of trees. Artist Ronald van der Meijs wanted to give it more of a voice and so created this audible sculptural installation consisting of 5,000 bicycle bells, resting side by side, on top of steel pins. As the wind picks up, the bells cling softly to each other, like a wind chime. As this is his fourth version, Ronald calls this installation…

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Added by Eugene on November 19, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Meticulous Pencil Drawing of David's Face



Anyone who has visited Florence will tell you that the highlight of the city is Michelangelo's immaculate sculpture David at Galleria dell'Accademia. The amount of detail and dedication Michelangelo put into the sculpture is truly breathtaking.

Amazingly, artist Linda Huber used a pencil to repilcate David's side facial profile. As you can see, David appears to be a bit nervous at…

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Added by Eugene on November 18, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Zaha Hadid's Sleek New Sports Stadium in Tokyo



With her trademark modern style, smooth lines, and bright white open layout, it's no surprise that UK firm Zaha Hadid beat out 10 other finalists to win a contract to design and build a new national stadium for Japan. The 80,000-seat stadium is a key part of Tokyo’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games and will replace the existing Kasumigaoka National Stadium. The arena is also slated to…

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Added by Eugene on November 16, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Rare Glimpse of the People of High Himalaya



French photographer and film director Éric Valli holds a special place in his heart for the Himalayas. The range is home to some of the planet's highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. The Himalayas cross over five countries: Bhutan, India, Nepal, China, and Pakistan, with the first three countries having sovereignty over most of the range.

Valli spent most of his career as a…

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Added by Eugene on November 15, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Early Morning Fog Sweeps Across Majestic Landscapes



Polish photographer Boguslaw Strempel wakes up early in the morning to catch the mist and fog that rise above the mountains and valleys in Poland and the Czech Republic. It appears that he takes long exposures to capture the movement of the clouds and fog, along with the density of the sun's rays. Although the still images are magnificent in their own right, one can only imagine the…

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Added by Eugene on November 15, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Guardian Mural Mystically Appears in Culver City



Street artists Bumblebee and Zio Ziegler recently collaborated to create this awesome new mural titled The Guardian. The piece was completed in Culver City, California for the Branded Arts exhibition. With Bumblebee using bright colors and Ziegler using complex black lines, it's…

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Added by Eugene on November 10, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Full-Sized F1 Race Car Simulator for Your Living Room



Owning a high-end racing simulator, where you can zoom around a virtual track at 200 mph in your very own living room, is every boy's fantasy. Imagine picking a car, in either red, silver or black, and jumping into a genuine F1 car, fully equipped with tires and brakes.

Designed by FMCG International, the simulator is…

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Added by Eugene on November 8, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Incredible Vertical Panoramas of New York Churches

Throughout time, some of the most magnificent architectural marvels have been in the form of churches, basilicas, or cathedrals. You may assume that these gorgeous photos were taken in Europe, where many of the world's famous churches are located, but you'd then be surprised to find out that they were taken in New York by photographer Richard Silver.

"As someone who has…

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Added by Eugene on November 7, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Herakut's New Mural Tells Misfits It's OK to be Different



Brother and sister duo Herakut recently put up this new mural in St. Ottilien, Germany. The piece is the second installment of a special children’s book project that the street artists have been working on, which centers around a young female character named Lily. The piece reads: "I am different, but.... aren't we all different?" The mural send a great message of acceptance to young children and adults that may feel ostracized by society for feeling like a…

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Added by Eugene on October 13, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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