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They say that life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear. People have been captivated by the power of rainbows for hundreds of years; questioning their meaning, singing about them, making them the centerpiece of art works and photography, even laughing and crying over their beauty. For this week’s We Love Friday we wanted to give a shout out to our good old friend, Roy G Biv by featuring some of the coolest rainbows on Instagram. [Read more...]
Modern farming techniques have changed the way America produces food. The U.S. grows more corn than any other country on the planet. These modern farming techniques, combined with massive government subsidies, have turned corn into an incredibly productive — and incredibly cheap — crop. 90 million acres of corn are farmed every year in the U.S., and < 1% of that is sweet corn, the type people actually eat. So, what is the corn being produced and used for? To worsen the American diet and enlarge waistlines? [Read more...]
On the streets and rivers of far western europe, incredible aquatically themed art is appearing on almost a weekly basis. Who is this mysterious artist? A Sheffield UK based guy going by the name Phlegm, we don’t know much about his back story, but we do know this: his art is exceedingly unique and beautiful. Creating huge, sprawling pieces which cover the sides of old decrepit buildings and the walls of brick lined river ways, his art is decidedly aquatic in nature. [Read more...]
One of the most gorgeous displays of the human form is a ballerina in a pirouette. There is something so elegant and timeless about the poise and physique of a dancer. Yet artist Jose Ignacio Romussi Murphy has found a way to make these classic beauties even more stunning. The artist embroiders colorful threads into vintage photographs of ballerinas to bring a new livelihood and panache to the already stunning dancers. [Read more...]
Have you ever wondered how Bob Marley kept his slim figure despite having the munchies constantly? It could be from playing soccer backstage. In this collection of vintage photos, you will see a side of some famous musicians that you may have never known about. Bob Marley, Elton John, Robert Plant & Rod Stewart enjoyed kicking the soccer ball around (some more scantily clad than others). George Harrison, Pat Boone, Trini Lopez, and Bob Dylan loved hitting the tennis courts, while Frank Zappa, Ray Davies, & John Dalton preferred their tennis on a table. [Read more...]
Even though these paintings by Andy Kehoe feature a ton of otherworldly monsters, they still somehow have a very friendly feeling. Considering the gorgeous, magical forests they inhabit, maybe these are welcoming monsters, pondering the meaning of it all and seeking to make their world a better place. Find out for yourself and see plenty more paintings at andykehoe.net. [Read more...]
In the far lands of Norway roam reindeer. The last of their wild kind in a natural environment, these arctic deer live in dovrefjell-sunndalsfjella national park. Since Santa Claus doesn’t always welcome visitors to the North Pole to see his reindeer (they need their rest and solitude for their big day you know), the Norwegians decided to create a stunningly designed abode for passing humans where they can observe the undomesticated creatures as they romp to the rhythm of nature. [Read more...]