Got Snails? Turn Them Into Artists With This Clever Plan

Remember when Jackson Pollock became totally famous for splashing paint on a canvas? Well these paintings have that kind of flavor with no brushes required. Filthy Wizardy blogger Lindsey has developed a unique spring craft that will have your home looking like a Jackson Pollock gallery and your kids excited about art and nature, while teaching them mindfulness and patience.

Fine Line Tattoos by LA’s Famous Dr. Woo

If you want to get tattooed by Brian Woo (aka Dr. Woo), you’re going to have to wait at least 6 months. That’s the current backlog for the artist, who’s put ink on such celebs as Drake, Ellie Goulding, and Cara Delevingne. Woo’s in-demand style came to light last december when The New York Times called him the “Tattoo Artist for the Hollywood Set” and put his unique single needle, fine-line creations front and center.

Towering Villages in Yemen, Built from Mud Bricks

Unless you live in the coastal plains on its west coast, Yemen is one of the harshest places in the world. Most of the country is elevated, with high and dry desert plateaus and rugged mountains that receive so little water the country has no permanent rivers – only seasonal washes called “wadi” which remain dry except when summer rains sprinkle the landscape with life. Here is a place for hardy people. The Yemenis of Wadi Hadhramaut and Wadi Dawan, in eastern and central Yemen have built incredible towering villages from an unusual material – mud bricks.

4 Smart Ways to Fold a T-Shirt

Laundry Day is a bummer—unless you’re a shirt-folding ninja. Want to make life easier? Check out these 4 badass shirt folds. Whether you need to pack light, fold for display, or fold in record time, these easy hacks will make laundry less of a pain. Our fave? The Army Ranger roll.

We’re All Afraid of Something. This Little Animation Shows How That Can Be Good.

Fear is so pervasive it could be the main human condition. It’s an emotion that follows those who seem to have everything together, and those who can’t leave the house.

But is it really all bad?

For her graduation from Vancouver Film School, San Francisco-based animator and illustrator Nata Metlukh made an exceptional short film which looks creatively at the upside of fear. It’s charming characters challenge us to re-asses the way we look at this common emotion, and schools us in the possibility that embracing it might just take away its power.

This Labyrinth Table is Elegant Entertainment (Even if it Was Inspired by The Shining)

Artist and furniture maker Benjamin Nordsmark wanted to give an ‘extra dimension’ to the conventional table, so he created a small universe inside one. His Labyrinth Table manages to be both elegant and entertaining, featuring an elaborate arrangement of walls under its glass top. Inside are 6 characters who can be moved around the space with magnets that attach to the bottom of the table. It’s a nostalgic tribute to childhood and an encouragement to play and explore.

…and if this labyrinth looks a bit familiar, he modelled it after the one featured at the Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s terrifying film, The Shining.

Comic Book Artist Creates A Tattoo That Comes to Life With An Interactive App

We’ve seen some pretty rad 3d tattoos, but this one adds a whole new dimension. Created by Australian comic book artist Sutu, the tattoo features an augmented reality that can be revealed with the help of an app powered by Boomcore technology. The tattoo looks like a regular comic book character, but through the lens of the app it comes alive! Swirls of color radiate from the object in the little guy’s hand. The future of body art just got really exciting.

Propaganda Posters for Pyramid Schemes

You’d think the days of door-to-door knife salesmen and calling card pyramid schemes were over—but they’re only getting updated. Bulk protein? Cooking utensils? Somehow you still have an old roommate or third cousin trying to loop you into these ridiculous schemes with the promise to get rich quick. Inspired by these, we decided to have a little fun. Check out our propaganda posters for pyramid schemes. And while we have you here, can we interest you in a timeshare in Florida?

Blockheads, Bubbleheads, & Other Deformations: Lee Griggs Turns Faces Into Art

Although we have a huge variety of facial features in this diverse world of plenty, it’s likely you’ve never seen any like these! Digital artist Lee Griggs uses the 3D software Arnold to create facial deformities that are out of this world. In his latest series Deformations, Griggs takes normal faces and shades and lights them in creative ways that he’s not even sure about until he arrives at a finished product. He loves experimenting with the tool and has created some of the most bizarre looking faces you’ll never see in real life.

The Fantasy Coffins of Ghana

When you go, why not go out with style? In Ghana, you can take your pick of customized coffins for when your fateful day comes. The elaborately designed coffins, called Abebuu adekai, are made by specialized carpenters. There are a myriad of fantastical selections to choose from, including space shuttles, Nike shoes, cell phones, and handguns. These may seem a bit funny to Westerners, but in Ghana many of the selections for these coffins are symbolic of a form of wealth, power, comfort, or passage.