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My Modern Shop Spotlight - Angel Boligán's Sentimental Illustrations

This collection of work by Cuban artist Angel Boligán is a blend of beautifully illustrated stories filled with a touch of melancholy. The strong narratives often give way to sad moments of loneliness, despair, or heartache. However, the artist also finds ways to touch on real life moments with a bit of a twist and, throughout his work, he is able to maintain a sense of humor that will make viewers…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 17, 2014 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Cute Marshmallow Cats Float and Dissolve Inside Coffee Cups



How sweet is this? Imagine looking down at your cup of hot chocolate and seeing this! Nagano, Japan-based marshmallow shop Yawahada is the creator of CafeCat, an adorable package of floating marshmallow cats! For 860 yen (that's about $8 US dollars), you get two cats and four cat paw prints, two in chocolate and two in vanilla flavor. Not only are they cute, they're…

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Added by alice on April 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Modern Free-Standing Bookcase Designed to Mimic a Tree



A bookshelf doesn’t have to be a boring, rectangular piece of furniture that you push against a wall. The Albero proves this by being both a free-standing bookcase and a stunning centerpiece suitable for any room. Produced by Italian furniture maker Poltrona Frau, “albero” translates to “tree” in English, and it’s how the structure appears when you enter a room. The slender frame…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 17, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Incredible Trail of 1,000 Freshly Cut Flowers in Kirsty Mitchell's Latest Wonderland Scene

Photographer Kirsty Mitchell has just released the latest photo in her Wonderland series. Now, just four photos away from completing the whole series of 78 images, Kirsty pulled out all the stops, creating an enchanting trail of 1,000 flowers that were all freshly cut from the forest. Everything about this image is 100% real (as in, no Photoshop),…

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Added by alice on April 17, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

New Phone Booth Wiretapping Street Art in England



One moment, this plain white wall was blank. The next, it was covered with the stylings of what many are claiming to be the most recent work of British street artist Banksy. The piece quickly emerged overnight along a wall located on Hewlett Road in the Cheltenham borough of Gloucestershire, also notably, a town that is home to the…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 17, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Aakash Nihalani is Back with More Playful Tape Illusions

New York-based artist Aakash Nihalani is a master with tape and uses it to create eye-catching optical illusions. We’re already big fans of his clever street art, and we are enjoying the pieces he’s installed indoors for a new solo exhibition entitled…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 17, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Famous Album Covers Pasted into Exact Locations in Google Street View

The Guardian's Google Street View specialist Halley Docherty (aka Redditor shystone) has released an incredible new series of…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 17, 2014 at 9:23am — No Comments

Retro Posters Redesigned to Feature Contemporary Musicians



French designer David Redon created this series of retro posters, entitled Ads Libitum, which seem to have come straight out of the mid-1900s. However, upon closer inspection, viewers will notice a few details that don't quite belong with the rest of the scene. Redon features the faces of many contemporary musicians, including Beyonce, Daft Punk, and Pharrell, to transform the vintage…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 17, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Unique Photos of Monumental Statues and Their Landscapes



French photographer Fabrice Fouillet photographs colossal statues around the world in his intriguing new series Colosses. Traveling to locations such as Russia, China, Japan, Ukraine, and Senegal, the photographer captures images of the monuments from a distance, shrinking the stone…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 17, 2014 at 8:25am — No Comments

The Enormous Astronaut Sculpture at Coachella



Chances are, that if you have a friend who attended the first weekend of the music and art festival Coachella this year, you've already seen this huge astronaut sculpture. Los Angeles-based company Poetic Kinetic Inc. is behind Escape Velocity, a 36-foot-tall monumental mobile sculpture that's kinetic. That means this fun-in-the-sun loving astronaut has…

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Added by alice on April 16, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Spectacular Waves Captured by Fearless Photographer Kenji Croman

Kenji Croman is a Hawaii resident, body surfer, and former competitive swimmer whose thrill-seeking personality allows him to photograph unpredictable yet awe-inspiring waves. Despite some drawbacks with his profession, including broken bones and close encounters with sharks, the photographer says that he couldn’t see himself doing anything else. Croman’s passion is evident through these…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 16, 2014 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Whimsical Illustrations Fill Up Odd Spaces In the Sky



When French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu looks upward, he sees the world differently than most. In his imaginative mind, he perceives the odd formations created by tall buildings as the basis for playful illustrations. To create his Sky Art, the artist first photographs odd perspectives of…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 16, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Great.ly: Calling All Makers - Artists, Designers and Photographers



A brand new venture is in the works that I'm excited to be a part of - it's called Great.ly. At launch, 50 tastemakers will be debuting their own curated shop, working with the makers of the world in selling their products. That's where you come in. If you're a maker - an artist, a photographer, or a…

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Added by alice on April 16, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The 50 Most Amazing Tree Houses in the World

While tree houses are often associated with one's childhood, adults have taken it upon themselves to create some unbelievable buildings that are far more incredible than one could ever imagine. In a book published by Taschen, author Philip Jodidio has brought together 50 of the most incredible tree houses in the world - from a teahouse in Japan set…

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Added by alice on April 16, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hard-Working Cleaners in their Beautiful Artistic Sanctuaries



When the lights go off and the crowds disperse, a public building doesn't just clean itself. In his series, entitled Melbourne Cleaners, Australian photographer Greg Briggs recognizes the hard work that goes into maintaining the illusion of an always-clean gallery, art museum, movie theater, or ornate church. The beautifully meditative series is a study both on human behavior as…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hilarious Coloring Book Images Corrupted from an Adult's Perspective



The world of children's coloring books is a happy place filled with smiling animals and flowers, cuddly toys, warm sunshine, and playing children. The new site Coloring Book Corruptions puts a new spin on those images, reimagining the innocent pictures as dark but hilarious scenes.

These "corrupted" illustrations present the…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 16, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Fascinating Photographic Study of the Oldest Living Things in the World



In 2004, Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Sussman embarked on the photographic quest of a lifetime: to document the oldest living things in the world. Now, a decade later, Sussman is still going strong, her journey having taken her to some of the harshest and most remote landscapes, from the Mojave Desert to Antarctica to the Australian Outback. Driven by relentless…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 16, 2014 at 7:14am — No Comments

Egg-Shaped Tree House is Secretly Nestled in Canada's Woods

The HemLoft is a secret tree house that’s hiding in the woods of Whistler, Canada. It was fabricated by Joel Allen, a former software developer who was laid off from his job in 2006 and decided he’d rather retire than find other work. This was an unsuccessful attempt for the then-26 year old, but the time off shifted his career path to carpentry. The newly-acquired skills made it possible for him…

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Added by Sara Barnes on April 16, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Stunning Invisible Barn Mirrors the Surrounding Landscape



In a seamless integration of architecture and nature, New York design practice STPMJ has come up with the Invisible Barn, a site-specific architectural folly that reflects and merges with the surrounding landscape. Originally submitted as a proposal to the popular Folly competition, the…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on April 15, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Street Art Project Spreads 4,000 Blue Butterflies Throughout the World

Artist Tasha Lewis has started a global street art project where she will create 4,000 magnetic butterflies and then send them in packs of 400 to 10 groups around the world. In total, the swarms of butterflies will travel to 100 different homes, hopefully landing in all seven continents. Born from the fact that, as an individual artist living in New York City, she would not…

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Added by alice on April 15, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

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