Joshua Abarbanel pieces together precise wood segments to form radiating coral reefs. The artist first creates undulating patterns on a computer, followed by laser-cutting assorted wood chunks and hand-assembling them into his complex final products. Drawing inspiration for his artwork from aspects of the ever-changing natural world, his…

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Most moms may teach their children not to play with their food—but Samantha Lee is not most moms. This Malaysia-based food artist transforms her two daughters’ meals into clever portrayals of everyone's favorite pop culture icons, from cartoon characters like Wall-E and Wilma Flintstone to real-life icons like Audrey Hepburn and Frida…

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The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is well underway and, so far, the search for the most powerful travel experiences to be caught on camera has yielded some amazing results. National Geographic has kindly allowed us to share these stunning submissions, which happen to be some of the recently released early entries in the Nature category,…

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For those with a green thumb who simply lack the space to grow plants, it’s best to think upwards instead of outwards. Hanging planters can be tricky, however, and often require hardware in order to suspend them. Designer Hooman Koliji has solved this problem with Livi, a colorful “creature” that doubles as a quirky planter that can adhere to nearly any vertical surface.

Livi uses 3D…

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In an age of gifs and videos, who needs stationary portraits? This forward-thinking idea is precisely why Vogue Magazine decided to forego the traditional photo booth at this year’s Met Gala and opted to offer the fashionably futuristic guests an opportunity to create a video portrait. In collaboration with filmmaker Gordon von Steiner, Vogue had a tiny…

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Artist Ysbel LeMay's collage composites draw the viewer into her ethereal kingdom. Created using hundreds of individual photographs merged into one, the Canadian-born artist  constructs her images piece by piece until she is happy with the final fusions. The resulting hypnotic composites weave fragments of plants, animals, and elements into “panoramas of natural splendour” that take cues from the real world but are…

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Italian Studio AMeBE pays homage to the stunning architectural beauty of Saint Peter’s Basilica by recreating it as a magnificent lamp. The hanging light fixture focuses its attention on the Vatican City’s iconic dome, using a hyperrealistic approach to craft a striking likeness. Designers Alessandra Mantovani and Eleonora…

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On a typical day, Humans of New York founder and photographer Brandon Stanton snaps portraits of the average passersby he encounters on the streets of New York City and other international locales—not sleek shots of chic celebrities. So, when Vogue invited Stanton to photograph Monday's black tie Met Gala,…

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