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Humongous Turtle Made Out of Old Scrap Metal

Tuesday 08.05.2014 , Posted by
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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Indonesian artist Ono Gaf creates large scale sculptures by welding together thousands of pieces of metal scraps from bicycles, cars, and machines. With his signature steampunk style, his most recent piece is this gigantic turtle. The 64 year old artist lives a very modest life in a tiny kampong with his wife, but is rich with happiness living out his dreams as an artist. He has held 11 exhibitions so far. [Read more...]

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Globe Trotting Couple Takes Simultaneous Pictures of Themselves Taking Pictures of Each Other

Monday 08.04.2014 , Posted by
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As cameras get better and more and more people are traveling the world, we have seen an abundance of travel photography, but this set from creative directors Peter Sedlacik and Zuzu Galova offers a different perspective. The couple takes snapshots of each other at the exact same time so that we can see each of their unique viewpoints. She uses a Nikon and he uses a Canon and they place their images side by side, diptych style, to show the contrasting vistas at any given location. They have been to Portugal, Austria, Slovakia, Germany, Czech Republic, Singapore, and now Australia, where they have decided to stay for awhile. [Read more...]

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Photoshop Wiz Dad Places His Adorable Daughters Into Crazy Adventures

Sunday 08.03.2014 , Posted by
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IT director by day, Photographer/Photoshop Wizard Extraordinaire by night, John Wilhelm brings his imagination to life with the help of his 3 adorable daughters. At 5.5 years old, Lou is the big sister to toddler Mia (2.8 years old) and infant Yuna (6 months) and all 3 have been excellent participants in helping their daddy realize his wildest ideas. From a giant octopus attack during a scuba diving adventure in the bathtub to wild crocodiles stealing a camera, these girls have survived it all. Playing different roles, like an ancient spaghetti charmer, auto mechanics pumping up Mom’s belly, and Little Red Riding Hood seems to be a blast for these little ones. [Read more...]

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This is How Math Geeks Eat Their Bagels

Friday 08.01.2014 , Posted by
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Much like a Reeses cup, there is no wrong way to eat a bagel, unless you’re gluten intolerant. But there is a more mathematically sensible way to create more surface area for your cream cheese, unless you’re lactose intolerant. Although I suppose this math nerd fun would also work on Gluten-free bagels with dairy-free cream cheese. So geek out with Stony Brook University research professor George W. Hart as he shares a mathematically correct bagel cutting guide that would make your geometry and trigonometry teachers proud. [Read more...]

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Infinity Boxes Are Going On Tour and We Need Your Help!

Thursday 07.31.2014 , Posted by
KCRW Halloween Masquerade 2013 - Elson Infinity Box Photos

 

Earlier this year, we introduced you to one of our favorite installations on Earth, Matt Elson’s incredible infinity boxes, which we first discovered at Burning Man. The socially interactive mirror boxes require 2 participants to activate their magic so they are a great way to turn strangers into friends. Videos can’t do justice for the live experience of an infinity box, but you can get an idea in the link above or the video below. Now Elson and his crew have been invited to take their Infinity Boxes beyond The Playa in Black Rock City, Nevada and other festivals in California so that more people can enjoy them, but he needs your help! [Read more...]

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Eric Schwabel & His Human Light Suit Are Coming Back to Burning Man Next Month

Monday 07.28.2014 , Posted by
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To take the best pictures, you need the best light. That’s why photographer Eric Schwabel has crafted a human light suit which he will be bringing to Burning Man again this year. But he needs help funding the upgraded styling and custom-welded, lighter-weight lighting supports. This one-man photo studio captures Black Rock Citizens in all their glory. [Read more...]

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Awesome Album Art Shows An Out of Body Meditation Experience

Sunday 07.27.2014 , Posted by
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Through the practice of meditation, especially in sensory deprivation tanks, people can achieve psychedelic, out of body experiences. Australian artist Lewis Smart depicts this in a unique bird’s eye view of a person meditating. The digital illustration was created as an album cover for the psychedelic downtempo duo Mental Extensions for their album Inner Reality. Smart came up with the idea for the image while doing a visual meditation exercise himself, in which he tried to imagine the entire room at once. The meditating person and the room are based on him self. The other two backgrounds are imaginary. [Read more...]

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Real People Remake the Major Arcana Cards of the Tarot Deck

Friday 07.25.2014 , Posted by
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Dating back to the mid-15th century and still used today, tarot cards began as a card game and progressed to map mental and spiritual pathways for mystics and psychics. The Major Arcana (trump cards) are based on “elite ideology in the Italian courts of the 15th century,” which many modern mystics are unfamiliar with. In this fun project by Giulia Pex these cards are revisited, as real people reveal the personalities of each character. In her signature photography/illustration combo, she re-imagines the major arcana cards. [Read more...]

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Oreo Cream Art by Tisha Cherry

Friday 07.25.2014 , Posted by
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One of the most popular processed cookies of all time, Oreos have been milk’s best friend for awhile now and just about everyone has a signature Oreo-eating style. Some people like to dunk them in milk. Some prefer opening the cookie and eating the cream filling first. Others just shove the whole thing in their mouths. But Tisha Cherry turns her Oreos into art first! The popular Instagram food artist has created renditions of The Mona Lisa, Hokusai Katsushika’s the wave, several Star Wars characters, and more. [Read more...]

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Puffy Paint is Not Just for 80’s T-Shirts. Check Out These Designer Sunglasses by Puffdotty.

Thursday 07.24.2014 , Posted by
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A few days ago I was on the beach in Santa Monica and I saw a guy wearing the most amazing sunglasses. I had to know more about them so I started talking to him and learned that he made them himself there are plenty more where those came from. Puffdotty makes festival shades by layering awesome puffy paint designs onto plastic frames. Future forward and functional, these sunglasses are the perfect topping to any outfit. [Read more...]

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