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Cool Dad Colors His Kids Drawings While on Business Trips

Saturday 11.30.2013 , Posted by

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How do you keep connected with your kids while traveling? For a Redditor going by the name Tatsputin, the answer is coloring in his children’s drawings while he’s flying out of state. With just their lines to go on, he fills in each with colored pencil giving each image lighting, dimension, “and whatever I feel the original drawing would need to be feasible.” The results are great and are keeping his kids excited to see what he brings home. [Read more…]

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Strike A Pose: Cats Who Think They Are Pin Up Girls

Friday 11.29.2013 , Posted by

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We’ve seen cats doing their best Derek Zoolander, posing like hunky male models, and now it’s time for the female homologue. Hurly-Burly Clothing based in Perth Australia, an alternative/pinup/rockabilly/goth/punk clothing and accessory line, has compiled this hilarious collection pairing adorable cats with their pin-up girl twins. Back before the days of the internet, pin up girl posters were all the rage, kind of like cats are now, so why not combine them and have the best of both worlds? That’s what makes these pairs so perfect. [Read more…]

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What if Leonardo da Vinci Had a Smart Phone? Modern Mobile Devices in Classic Paintings

Friday 11.29.2013 , Posted by

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With the holidays upon us, it’s now a common sight: instead of circling around the glow of the fireplace, people are huddling in front of their glowing smart phones, tablets and computers. Lamenting this technological, and sometimes antisocial shift, there is talk of changing the wifi password to kick people off the net… or else conversations are probably revolving around Youtube videos and Facebook posts going viral. But as we know, it hasn’t always been this way. Kim Dong-Kyu, a Korean illustrator and graphic artist, has been imagining what classic paintings would have looked like if modern technology had been so ingrained in the lives of the past. [Read more…]

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American Hip Hop Culture In the Style of Norman Rockwell

Thursday 11.28.2013 , Posted by

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For his 2012 mixtape Royalty, rapper Donald Glover, better known as Childish Gambino, hired NYC- based artist Sam Spratt to create his album cover. Spratt explained, “What began as cover art for his mixtape “Royalty” evolved into a series of Rockwell-esque vignettes on Americana meant to highlight the side of hip-hop that tends to take a back seat to “money, cars, and jewelry” – where you come from… The pieces are littered with tiny nods, details, and Easter eggs that Childish fans will appreciate, but really these are the stories of many people—not just one. The chance to paint vignettes based on Donald’s music, and the genres it’s born from, wasn’t something I would ever pass up.” [Read more…]

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Things That Make You Say Mmmmm: Food Art by Dan Cretu

Thursday 11.28.2013 , Posted by

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On a day dedicated to food, like Thanksgiving, we thought it would be fun to share with you this amazing collection of creative food art. Based in Romania, Dan Cretu transforms food into everyday objects like bicycles, cameras, boom boxes, and cassette players- ok once everyday objects- some now a little more obsolete. He photographs them within 4 hours of piecing them together, since his medium is not everlasting. Maybe it will inspire you to sculpt your mounds of stuffing and mashed potatoes into something clever. [Read more…]

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Translucent Cabin: A Seemingly See-through Cabin Made of Wood and Mirrors

Wednesday 11.27.2013 , Posted by

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It’s called Lucid Stead, a light-based project of artist Phillip K Smith III that sat in the desert of Joshua Tree, California the weekend of October the 12th. At its core the project is a modified 70-year old homesteader shack, complete with mirrors to foster the illusion of transparency and LED lighting to further add to the experience during the low-light hours of the day.

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The Galaxy Quest: Going Into Orbit With the International Space Station [Infographic]

Wednesday 11.27.2013 , Posted by

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In recent years, there have been few space projects as exciting as the International Space Station, or ISS. Even though it is the 9th space station to take orbit, it is the first to house a full-time crew and a dedicated research laboratory. And, with recent social media exploits – like those of the excellent Commander Chris Hadfield who famously sang David Bowie’s Space Oddity from orbit – space has never looked so near or friendly for the human species. [Read more…]

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Eat, Paint, Love: Fat Tats By Monica Ramos

Wednesday 11.27.2013 , Posted by

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Artist Monica Ramos serves up a full-bodied perspective on eating through her unique subject of study: food tattoos. The Brooklyn-based illustrator, whose Fat Tats series was recently featured in Art Intersections: Asian-Latino Pop-Up Museum presented by the Smithsonian, eloquently captures the passion, politics, and perils of consumption in the flesh. [Read more…]

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Visualizing Spending Habits of the Average Holiday Shopper in 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tuesday 11.26.2013 , Posted by

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A person’s average holiday spending can be organized into four key recipient categories: family, friends, coworkers and the all-encompassing others.

According to this visual breakdown by MyPoints, the average holiday shopper will spend $536.86 on gifts this year, allocating 77% for family, 13%  for friends, 4% for coworkers and 5% for all the others in their life.

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This is the Best Time-Lapse Street Art We’ve Ever Seen

Tuesday 11.26.2013 , Posted by

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Take 4 street artists, 1 warehouse on its way to demolition, a camera and unlimited paint, and what do you get? The most amazing time-lapse street art collaboration we’ve ever seen, hands down. Videographer Selina Miles captured the quartet of painters, Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas and Quench, decorating every wall of this massive warehouse – it’s manic mayhem captured in beautiful high-speed motion. Their antics are not to be missed. [Read more…]

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