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This Underground Trampoline is Totally Nuts (and 180 Feet High)

Thursday 06.26.2014 , Posted by
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There aren’t many activities that can combine the fear of being underground with staggering heights… but this new attraction in Wales has done it. The new Bounce Below arena (near tongue twisting Blaenau Ffestiniog) will soon be giving visitors the chance to bounce and slide on an immense underground trampoline suspended 180 feet up in an underground cavern that’s twice the size of London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral. [Read more...]

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Impossible Bird Formations Take Flight

Wednesday 06.25.2014 , Posted by
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Shaun Kardinal has been creating digital collages using found images from friends’ Facebook and Instagram feeds… specifically nabbing the birds that frequent their skies. His series Flying Formation is a collection of improbable (or impossible?) formations of birds in curving spirals, perfectly straight lines and sky filling flocks. His unconventional exhibition took the form of posting the images on Instagram over the course of two hours during Seattle’s First Thursday Art Walk. [Read more...]

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City of Shadows: Ghostly Figures Wander Post-Soviet St. Petersburg

Wednesday 06.25.2014 , Posted by
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In the aftermath of the Soviet Union’s collapse, people wandered the northern city of St. Petersburg like shadows of their former selves. It was the beginning of 1992, the middle of winter, and photographer Alexey Titarenko was walking the streets of his native city during a short, dark day. The strange quiet of the once joyful and dynamic place struck him, as did the empty shelves in stores and the desperation on the faces of a population caught up in the midst of political upheaval. He pulled out his camera. [Read more...]

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Florescent Geometric Illusions Skewering People in Brooklyn

Wednesday 06.25.2014 , Posted by
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The last time we featured the work of artist Aakash Nihalani, he was using florescent tape to create impossible geometric illusions all over the urban landscape. Now he’s using that same tape to skewer the hip people of Brooklyn with angular geometric forms. Window-like holes provide easy passage through the chest and stomach of each of his subjects… and honestly, getting stabbed never looked so good. [Read more...]

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Get Lost in Endlessly Repeating GIFs Based on Mesmerizing Math

Tuesday 06.24.2014 , Posted by
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There’s mesmerizing art hidden in math and physics, and Dublin-based physics student David Whyte is revealing it for us. His Tumblr site Bees & Bombs is chock full of creations that will delight you with their cleverly looping geometry in motion. [Read more...]

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Banksy’s Iconic Work Remixed with LEGO

Tuesday 06.24.2014 , Posted by
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More than any other street artist, the work of the mysterious Banksy has infiltrated our culture, spinning off tributes, from animated GIFs of his wall-based work to real-life reenactments of his characters. Photographer Jeff Friesen’s tribute to the artist is small on scale, but big on creativity. He’s been using his daughter June’s extensive LEGO collection to remake and remix a large number of Banksy’s work in miniature – and it’s fantastic stuff. [Read more...]

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Families with 5 Generations in 1 Photograph

Monday 06.23.2014 , Posted by
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With the snap of the shutter, most cameras capture just a tiny fraction of time. Julian Germain (previously) creates images that go much further than that, showing us – in one glance – the long passage of time through connected lives. His continuing series “Generations“, is a insightful look at the life cycle of a family. Here, he often features 5 generations in one photograph – from great, great grandparents down to the newest member of the family. [Read more...]

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Watch That First Step! Tragic/Hilarious Photos of People Falling Down

Monday 06.23.2014 , Posted by
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Everyone in Sandro Giordano’s photographs is in the middle of a solid face-plant. But rather than cringe-worthy reality, each is staged and completely hilarious. All the things his subjects were carrying are strewn about; legs and butts are pointed sky high; and in almost every case they’re holding on to one item as if it were their last hope of saving everything. [Read more...]

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A Hand-Built “Inner Space” Vehicle Explores Mexico’s Abandoned Railway Lines

Friday 06.20.2014 , Posted by
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In 1995, nearly 9,000 km of railway line in Mexico and Ecuador was abandoned due to low profits. The once promising route, which could have meant reliable trans-continental travel, was left to decay as a modern ruin. It was years later when Mexican artists and brothers Ivan Puig and Andrés Padilla Domene had a novel idea – to build a modern “inner space” vehicle to explore the old route through the heart of their country. The project turned into the strange silver rail and road vehicle you see here: SEFT-1. [Read more...]

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A Smart & Beautiful Chess Set That Packs Flat

Friday 06.20.2014 , Posted by
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Whether you’re winding down the day with a bottle of wine and a friend, or taking a long journey across India by train, there are few better mind-stimulating ways to pass the time than a game of chess. For those moments when a full-sized chess set just isn’t practical, the options have mostly been limited to magnetic travel sets that lack in a certain level of stylish class. That’s part of the reason Peter Baeten’s Got Chess is so very nice. [Read more...]

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