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Artist Bogi Fabian Creates Hidden Bedroom Murals Using Glowing UV Paints

Saturday 01.10.2015 , Posted by
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If you think a few glowing stars on your ceiling are impressive, just get a look at these insane bedroom murals from Hungarian-born, Vienna-based artist Bogi Fabian. Many of her creations look like completely normal bedrooms until you flip on a black light. Suddenly you’re floating in the middle of open space, surrounded by glowing stars and cosmic clouds. In another room, waterfalls leap from the walls as if you’re out walking on a moon-lit night. Fabian uses UV paint to fill the room with hidden mural work, often working for long hours in black light to see what she is creating. [Read more…]

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Glamourous Cadillac Ads from the Height of The Great Depression

Friday 01.09.2015 , Posted by
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Things couldn’t get much more dismal for auto makers than the year 1931. Unemployment was nearing its all time high during The Great Depression leaving car buyers with empty pockets and manufacturers struggling to make ends meet. Most companies played it safe on expenditures, but Cadillac doubled down with a multitude of sleek models and better advertising than ever. They went to Europe and hired French illustrator Léon Bénigni to create a large collection of ads that were positively dripping with glamour. [Read more…]

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Two Supermodels Pose Like Living Dolls for Vogue Paris

Thursday 01.08.2015 , Posted by
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Just like the Barbie dolls at the toy store, supermodels Magdalena Frackowiak and Elisabeth Erm have been packaged like living dolls for the December/January 2015 issue of Vogue Paris. Italian photographer Giampaolo Sgura is behind the couture series, which sees the models enclosed in tall boxes with clear plastic windows, and surrounded by an array of fashionable accessories twist-tied to the walls. [Read more…]

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Cartoonists Respond to the Shooting at Charlie Hebdo

Wednesday 01.07.2015 , Posted by
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By now you’ve heard about the tragic shooting at the office of cartoon-filled, satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, leaving 12 dead and 3 suspected gunmen on the loose in an apparent militant Islamist attack. As the world comes to grips with the violent event, people have rallied together in solidarity with the cry of Je suis Charlie (“I am Charlie”), and #JesuisCharlie on Twitter. Most appropriately, cartoonists around the world are picking up their pens and pencils to show support for their slain colleagues. Here is a selection of their heartfelt responses to the ongoing events. [Read more…]

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Meet the Real-Life Peter Griffin

Wednesday 01.07.2015 , Posted by
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Rovert Franzese hit New York Comic Con last year with a cosplay that will have you in stitches. He’s the Real-life Peter Griffin, and you’ll believe it too.

Not only is Franzese absolutely perfect at imitating the Family Guy patriarch, but he can also do other voices and impressions perfectly. Somebody give this guy a better job! [Read more…]

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The World Is A Yoga Mat: Urban Yoga in New York, Paris, Madrid and Ljubljana

Wednesday 01.07.2015 , Posted by
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Yogi, architect and artist Anja Humljan encourages us to re-observe our busy cities, seeing them as world to deeply interact with, and even a place to de-stress. For her collaborative project and upcoming book, The Urban Yoga, she traveled to world cities, exploring their concrete and steel environments and how they interact with the human body. [Read more…]

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This One Picture Will Make You Realize How Big The Universe Actually Is

Tuesday 01.06.2015 , Posted by
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We’ve all heard the universe is a very big place, but this image from Alex Grossman really drives that concept home.

The question: How far has humanity’s influence reached?

The very first thing created by humanity that left our tiny planet wasn’t a satellite or space ship, it was the broadcasts from a world obsession with radio. This image shows how far radio broadcasts will have reached in our galaxy, the Milky Way, by the time that technology is 200 years old. Considering we only started broadcasting in 1880, this map actually represents our reach in 2080. [Read more…]

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Reclaimed Wood Transformed into Immersive Geometric Installations

Monday 01.05.2015 , Posted by
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Using discarded housing materials as her medium, Australian-American artist Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels creates large-scale geometric installations that you can climb inside. Predominantly made from the wood lathe found in old plaster walls, her work plays with the uniform structures of a crystal, repeating layered triangles that link together into a human enveloping whole. [Read more…]

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Pixel: Dancers Collaborate with Interactive Projection Mapping

Saturday 01.03.2015 , Posted by
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Pixel is an astounding dance performance in both virtual and living worlds. Energetic dancers work with interactive projection mapping that spans the stage at Maison des Arts de Créteil, where the show premiered last year on November 15th. The performance combines technically challenging digital illusions with the poetry of human motion in ways rarely explored. [Read more…]

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What to Wear in 1906: A Street Fashion Photographer From Edwardian Engand

Friday 01.02.2015 , Posted by
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Over a century before The Sartorialist was stopping fashionable people to capture their unique sense of style, photographer Edward Linley Sambourne (1844-1910) was documenting the street fashion of Edwardian England. Sambourne worked as chief cartoonist for the English magazine Punch, and as an illustrator. When he first picked up photography, it was to use as reference to improve upon his other arts, but soon it turned into an obsession. [Read more…]

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