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Geeky designer Dave Delisle has created a playful concept for Star Trek fans who want to go on their own away missions. Although intergalactic travel is not yet possible, it can still exist in our imaginations thanks to his tent modeled after the Federation shuttlecraft from the legendary series.

Delisle has created an exterior design that looks like a ship about to take flight rather than a temporary dwelling tethered to the ground. It features an entrance at the back—just like the actual shuttlecraft—and can accommodate two people. When not in use, it’s stored in a carrying case that splits apart to become the ship’s thrusters.

Camping and Star Trek seem like an unlikely pair, but Delisle reminds us that the two have more in common than we’d think. “It’s not such a far-fetched idea,”…

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A new piece revealed by renowned French designer Mathieu Lehanneur channels the vigorous spirit of a body of flowing water. The rippling sheet of solid green marble adopts the appearance of a gushing river, beckoning one to take a dip. The stunning work is installed in a countryside courtyard within Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire Centre d’arts et de Nature, a space reserved for appreciation of both art and nature, and the ideal setting for Lehanneur's display.

Entitled Petite Loire, the artwork is the most recent addition to Lehanneur’s Liquid Marble series, as part of this year’s International Garden Festival. Evoking…

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These detailed designs may look like skillfully painted portraits, but they are actually iced sugar cookies. The mind behind these brilliant biscuits is Japanese artist/baker Chihiro Ogura. She runs a small, independent baking company named ANTOLPO that produces a collection of amazing custom cookie creations. Despite the fact that they are sculpted from dough and icing, Ogura’s products could pass for miniature painted masterpieces.

Posting her work to a delicious Instagram account, Ogura demonstrates her range of decorative abilities with cookies that reference East Asian cultural motifs as well as some that are just really, really cute. From rooster cookies replicated in the style of Ito Jakuchu, an artist known for his bird paintings, to samurai amour…

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Franck Bohbot’s cinematographic shots depict the streets of Tokyo awash in a uniquely peaceful light. Tokyo Murmurings speaks to the night wanderer, exposing the empty façades of arcades, shops, and bars that remain when most of the city has gone to sleep. Bohbot captures the emanating calm that can only be found in the dead of night. His colorful images reveal a rare side of the bustling city and captures the beauty of the city's congested, asymmetrical architecture when it is not crowded by humans.

Simultaneously futuristic and nostalgic, Bohbot’s series is told from the eyes of an insomniac as they explore the subconscious of a sleeping city. Of his project, Bohbot has…

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If you’re an art fanatic, then maybe you nurture a dream of one day seeing a piece of your own displayed and admired in a famous art gallery. Tezi Gabunia’s new, interactive installation allows you to experience this thrill...kind of. Through four different models of world famous galleries, his installation Put Your Head into Gallery, literally allows one to become a feature of the exhibit.

The project includes four miniature recreations of Saatchi Gallery, The Louvre, Tate Modern, and Gagosian Gallery—each one respectively features the work of Gabunia (himself), Peter Paul Rubens, Damien Hirst, and Roy Lichtenstein. The installation aims make the art scene accessible to everyone by bringing the prominent buildings to the…

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The relationship between a boy and his dog is a special one—as the tiny human grows up, he and his canine companion approach the world with the same sense of wonder. And with two dogs, the fun and excitement is doubled. Stasha Becker (aka @northwestmommy) proves this through her photos showing the incredible bonds between her son Julian and his sweet Newfoundlands, Max and Bruce.

When we last checked in with Becker and her crew, they were on the cusp of a great adventure. They have since traveled the United States on an unforgettable two-month-long road trip, seeing all the sights that the country has to offer, including: the busy New York City streets, the…

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Artist Cristoforo Scorpiniti’s paintings are captivating creations, both when the spotlight is shined on them and when it isn't. This is because the young artist makes clever use of glow-in-the-dark paint for his masterpieces, allowing them to radiate even when the lights are off. Mainly focusing on animals and dreamy landscapes as subject matter, Scorpiniti’s pieces incorporate dark silhouettes and abstract color combinations to form entrancing new worlds.

The Italian real estate agent-turned-artist has found a niche with his nuanced portraits. Bright and playful by day, they transform into darker dreamscapes when the lights go out. Capturing a certain symbolic sense of the duality between light and dark, day and night, his bewitching pieces have a double-edged appeal to them. If you like this…

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Through his Kansas City-based nonprofit called Walkin' & Rollin' Costumes, Lon Davis and his team of volunteers create elaborate ensembles to transform children with special needs equipment into their favorite fictional characters. With the organization's help, wheelchairs and walkers become regal thrones and sci-fi vehicles.

The project was born back in 2008, when Davis' son, Reese, received his first wheelchair. The three-year-old was obsessed with Wall-E at the time and wanted to dress as the beloved character for Halloween, so Davis decided to build a costume by hand. With his creative work, Reese got mechanical arms and track treads on the side of his chair, turning into a convincing doppelgänger for the cinematic droid—so convincing, in fact, that he was featured in the Kansas City…

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Tattoo artist Mirko Sata inks his entwined snake designs with dazzling intricacy, contorting the illustrated serpents into slithering twists and slippery knots that seem to pop from clients' skin. The reptiles' scales are rendered with texture that appears almost tangible through Sata's interchanging use of black and white pigments, with the white appearing almost illustrious, glimmering around the geometric edges of the coiled creatures and glinting from fanged faces.

Snake enthusiasts can get their own serpentine body art at Satatttvision in Milan, the tattoo shop where Sata does his work. The rest of us can simply admire the two-toned reptiles on the artist's Instagram…

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Roman Robroek calls himself a “photographer of abandoned places,” capturing the exquisite—and often decaying—beauty that’s left behind. Two years ago, he ventured to an Italian castle called Castello di Sammezzano and explored its breathtaking grounds. Although it’s often referred to as abandoned, Robroek says that it’s technically taken care of by volunteers and is occasionally opened to the public for guided tours. The impressive dedication to this empty space keeps it well preserved and celebrates its opulent architecture.

The castle has a long history that can be traced back to the Roman period, but its current appearance is thanks to Ferdinando Panciatichi Ximenes d’Aragona, a man who renovated and expanded it between the years 1843 and 1897. He was inspired by the “orientalism” movement, which was popular…

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UK-based artisan BespOak Interiors creates unconventional shelving that celebrates the tranquility of nature with its eye-pleasing forms. Using oak wood, sculptor Dan Lee constructs small and large tree structures that hold your books while adorning your walls with their elegant, iconic forms. Like a real tree, each piece of furniture has a central trunk with branches that splinter and multiply. Lee, however, has made a crucial tweak with his design—the arms are flattened and able to display a variety of items.

BespOak uses a similar build for each shelf, but they vary in surface texture and aesthetic. Some of the pieces offer a smooth, clean finish that feels minimalist and modern. Other versions have a bark covering, which looks rustic and gives the space an earthy appeal.

All of BespOak’s products are made to…

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Imagine inviting the Mad Hatter into your kitchen for a tea party, or ushering the White Rabbit into your foyer to urge you out the door when you're running late. You can now tumble down an at-home rabbit hole, straight into Wonderland, with Murals Wallpaper's delightfully whimsical wallpaper mural.

Each custom-sized, made-to-order tableau features favorite scenes and characters from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to celebrate the book's 150th anniversary last year. The design honors the tale's true history with images that are remastered versions of the original illustrations, sketched by John Tenniel in 1865.

If you're preferential to Dorothy over Alice, there's also a wallpaper mural for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This one, too, is envisioned with authentic…

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Are you ever up at 2am, with nothing to do and nowhere to go? Well, if you live in Taiwan or Hong Kong, the Eslite bookstore chain might just be your saving grace. Being open 24 hours and with an amazing policy that lets its customers read as long as they like without being pressured to actually buy anything, this shop seems like a bookworm’s dream come true. Since opening its flagship store in Taipei, the bookstore has become one of the most popular night spots in Taiwan and a tourist attraction for travelers everywhere. Who said reading was dead?

Eslite's busiest time of day actually happens to be between 10pm and 2am, when night owls and booklovers flock to the store to relax and curl up with a good book. Despite functioning kind of like a public library, the company still manages to turn a profit by being creative with…

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Cats are famously fearful of taking baths, but if this feline is any indication, they might be alright with the high seas. Since 2008, a Persian cat named Sailor has been aboard a Russian tourist ship that cruises between Moscow and St. Petersburg. He earns his keep by “working” with captain Vladimir Kotin and even has a uniform to prove it. Sailor dons a tiny decorated suit and hat while he keeps close watch on the captain’s bridge every night from midnight to 4AM.

Sailor just might be the cutest shipmate to ever set sail, which gives the cruise another draw—passengers are eager to see him in action.



Sailor isn’t the only cat to occupy the ship. Since he’s been onboard, he’s taken on a Scottish Fold subordinate named Boatswain who wears a striped shirt and sailor cap. Although the two…

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In 2013, we marveled at photographer Ty Foster’s adorable series Lick, in which he captured dogs circling their snouts with their long pink tongues. This simple-yet-brilliant concept has since been improved upon by Foster, and he takes the focus off full-grown dogs and turns his attention towards cuddly pups. The amusing Lick Puppies project showcases the young dogs as they stick their tongues out, concentrate on their own noses, and eagerly slobber on their other furry friends.

To facilitate these expressive photos, Foster gave each puppy organic peanut butter—something that he enjoyed watching as much as they enjoyed eating. “Giving a few puppies peanut butter all at once is the cutest utter chaos you could ever experience,”…

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French street artist and photographer JR recently pulled off an optical trick worthy of a master magician. Over the course of a few days, the mastermind made the iconic Louvre Pyramid vanish into the façade of the Musée du Louvre behind it. Through the use of giant photographic prints, JR shrouds the landmark to create an optical illusion on a grand scale.

Created for his newest show JR au Louvre, the installation serves to encourage his viewers to take an active role when looking at the work. To correctly understand the piece requires one to move to the correct angle, a physical shift of perspective that allows one to see the work in its entirety. This stance is meant to challenge his audience to participate in the art. Using a…

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Crayola is making kids' dreams come true by turning their wildly imaginative illustrations into 3D stuffed toys, so the pint-sized designers can hold their inventions in their hands. With Crayola Imaginables, the company invites parents to upload scans or photographs of their little ones' doodled characters, which are then made into one-of-a-kind plushes that are as identical as possible to the shapes, shades, and eccentricities of the original sketches.

Professional tailors create the customized 16-inch toys in a span of four weeks for a flat rate of $129 (with a special $89 price until mid-June). If the stuffed rendition of the fanciful creature or kooky monster doesn't satisfy, there's an option to redo it for $40. But the ability to bring a child's fantasies to life—or, at least, to tangibility—is priceless,…

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Twitter account Cinema Palettes takes screenshots from classic films and translates them to ten-part color palettes. Though based on a momentary still, each spectrum of shades seems to encapsulate its movie's overall mood: the somber, otherworldly blues of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the dreamlike pinks and purples of The Grand Budapest Hotel, the cloyingly pretty pastels of Edward Scissorhands, and the earthly, organic greens and browns of Atonement, for example.

The collection ranges from Mary Poppins to Star Wars, catering to all cinematic tastes. Find your favorite film below and see whether the color scheme suits your style—if so, you can now paint your home or redesign your wardrobe with your movie of choice as your hue…

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For the past year, photographer Shaun Jeffers has explored what lies beneath the surface of the Earth. Specifically, he’s focused on the Waitomo area of New Zealand and its mesmerizing underground limestone caves. In them, glow worms—tiny creatures that emit a powerful phosphorescent shine—illuminate the pitch black cavern, putting on a spectacular show that looks out of this world.

Jeffers has spent ample time in the Ruakuri Cave to learn how to photograph these creatures, and his dedication has rewarded him with some truly compelling shots. The glow worms’ light seemingly drips from the ceiling like long icicles, their dazzlingly cool reflections illuminating the still waters below.

The stark visual contrast of the bluish-green light and darkened cave resembles a glittering starry sky. Coincidentally,…

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Designer Jay Hyun Kim has created a device that’ll bring the magic of the stars inside your home—even if you’re stuck in the middle of a crowded city. Called Cosmos, it unites lighting, music, and the night sky into one circular form.

The most defining feature of Cosmos is its connection to the stars. It offers a full map of the Northern Hemisphere that allows you to search for your favorite constellations or to get creative and make your own connections. For those with a deep appreciation of the universe, Kim’s device is the perfect way to express it. But even if you’re less knowledgeable about the stars, it’s a fantastic way to start learning about the wondrous celestial bodies in the sky.

Cosmos uses two stars to tell time—the big one displays the hour while the smaller one tells the minute.…

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