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The Art and Spirit from Midburn: the New Regional Burning Man Gathering in Israel

Tuesday 06.10.2014 , Posted by
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From June 3-7, 2014 the first official Israeli Burning Man event called “Midburn” took place in the heart of the Negev desert. While many Israelis participating at the gathering were familiar with the Burning Man event in Nevada, many had not been able to personally attend the Nevada Burn. Half a world away, this was the ripe opening for those who desired to join the unique Burning Man community. [Read more…]

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12 Creative and Colorful Staircases Around The World

Friday 05.23.2014 , Posted by
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Around the world, there are millions of cities, towns and villages that require staircases for people to move from place to place. While most staircases are simply confined to their plain and gray concrete substance, some staircases have been “touched up” a bit. With the help from some gifted artists, the otherwise easy to overlook pieces of urban scenery are converted into wonderful works of art that bless the pedestrians that walk on them. [Read more…]

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Hidden Life: Tiny Surprises Captured Through a Macro Lens

Friday 05.23.2014 , Posted by
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Japanese photographer Miki Asai captures a world often hidden from the naked eye. Using her Canon EOS Kiss X5 camera with a Canon EF-S60mm F2.8 macro USM lens, she finds the simple beauty found in a raindrop, an ant or a snail. It all began when she was testing out her lens in the serenity of her own garden. She explained to 500px: [Read more…]

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11 Amazingly Creative Shipping Container Homes

Monday 05.19.2014 , Posted by
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Around the world, people are considering alternative and environmentally efficient ways to live. One way is to utilize materials that don’t serve their original purpose any longer. Retired shipping containers are a prime example of one material that aspiring homeowners can purchase for a reasonable price and convert into a hip home. [Read more…]

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These Murals in Tehran Merge with the Sky

Sunday 05.18.2014 , Posted by
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The architecture in the city of Tehran is a mixed bag. One building can have a nice modern facade, while the surrounding buildings are just simple and gray. This discrepancy in building practices led to the government allotting a budget committed to making public art a greater priority. For the past eight years, local Iranian artists have been commissioned to do large murals on the blank buildings to “color” up the city they all love. [Read more…]

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See America: Neo Vintage Travel Posters by Steven Thomas

Saturday 05.17.2014 , Posted by
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Illustrator Steven Thomas has created a series of posters that echo the unique style found in the travel posters of the 1930s and ’40s. His series “See America” is as affecting as the originals – beautifully encouraging people to get outside and visit America’s National Parks. The new “neo-vintage” posters made by Thomas include such wonderful places as Yosemite, Bryce Canyon, Joshua Tree and The Badlands. The works were commissioned by New York based photographer Douglas Levere and his company Print Collection. [Read more…]

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Bulbing: A Hip New Table Lamp

Friday 05.16.2014 , Posted by
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Coming from Tel Aviv, Israel is a new style of lamp called “Bulbing” to decorate your living space. Deceptively it appears to be 3D, but in reality it is completely flat. Designed by Studio Cheha, their Kickstarter campaign has already surpassed its fundraising goal four times over. With 15 days left to go, there are already over 1,300 backers supporting the hip new design. [Read more…]

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Tokyo Artist “Speed Sketches” the People Around Him

Tuesday 05.13.2014 , Posted by
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When not doing commercial based work, Tokyo artist Hama-House spends his time chilling in cafes and parks. There he does “speed sketches” to improve his drawing abilities, capturing the unsuspecting subjects around him as they stare at their laptop, chit chat with friends or take a short snooze. Thankfully, Hama-House is there to quickly document the action. [Read more…]

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Calamity Plates: A New Take On Classic Porcelain Dishes

Monday 05.12.2014 , Posted by
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Classic white porcelain dishes with cobalt blue designs have existed in households for centuries. Each plate typically tells a story, and in past times it would even provide cordial conversation at dinner parties when the nice dishes were brought out. While the dishes are a nice addition to any household, even one that can be passed on from generation to generation, graphic designer Don Moyer thought they needed a bit of a “modern touch.” [Read more…]

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One Couch at a Time: A Documentary Film About the Couchsurfing Phenomenon

Sunday 05.04.2014 , Posted by
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When people think of Couchsurfing, there can be quite a few misconceptions. For instance, people often think that it’s a bunch of free-seeking hippies who are just looking for a place to rest their raggedy selves. Nothing could be further from the truth. Couchsurfing is a radical community comprised of generous, open minded and culturally conscious individuals. Staying at a person’s place, whether it is a posh guest bedroom or a simple couch, serves only one of the many purposes the vibrant community brings. The chief mission of Couchsurfing is to “Change the World, One Couch at a Time.” [Read more…]

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