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The Sparkle Palace Cocktail Table: A Rainbow Colored Glass Table That Puts All Other Tables To Shame

Friday 01.16.2015 , Posted by
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Art isn’t just for the walls and shelves, when you find clever pieces of furniture like this one. A beautiful work of art by Minneapolis-based designer, John Foster, this sculpture also doubles as a cocktail table. With colorful geometric prisms reflecting light all over the room, the “Sparkle Palace Cocktail Table” is sure to impress you and your guests. And with a price tag of just $12,000 on Fancy you can get one in every room! [Read more…]

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Mexican Restaurant with 10,000 Animal Bones for Decor

Friday 01.16.2015 , Posted by
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If bones are your thing, then you need to get down to Guadalajara and check out ‘Hueso’, the classy new restaurant that features over 10,000 different bones adorning its walls. Hueso (which translates to Bone in Spanish) is the brain child of Mexican architect Ignacio Cadena. [Read more…]

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Stunning Geometric Textures Carved Into Plywood Using a CNC Machine

Thursday 01.15.2015 , Posted by
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Using the precise cutting head of a CNC machine, artist Michael Anderson carves incredibly beautiful geometric patterns and textures into pieces of plywood. Each pass of the machine reveals the layers of Anderson’s source material, adding contour lines that emphasize the ups and downs of each design. [Read more…]

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“Back to the Future II” Was Supposed to Happen in 2015. How Close Did It Get Today?

Thursday 01.15.2015 , Posted by
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Two major milestones have been reached in 2015. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, and the year Marty McFly traveled to in the sequel, Back to the Future II. This has a lot of people asking one thing: “just how accurate did the second film get our current year?”

As with most future predictions, it’s a mixed bag. We’ve more than surpassed communication technology with smart phones (and thank goodness they’re not awkwardly strapped to our wrists)… but where’s my hoverboard?? [Read more…]

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To Infinity And Beyond: Cosmic Loop Follows An Astronaut Through The Fractals of Space

Thursday 01.15.2015 , Posted by
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From the creative minds of The Imaginary Foundation, a think tank in Switzerland, comes this fractal loop that could keep you busy all day long! Follow an astronaut through the cosmos on this digitally detailed loop that keeps going and revealing more colorful pieces each time you watch. The images here are taken from the loop, but to get the full effect, you must see for yourself on Cosmic-Symbolism.com. [Read more…]

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Murray Fredericks Captures the Starry Skies and Vast Landscapes of Greenland

Thursday 01.15.2015 , Posted by
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Australian photographer Murray Fredericks isn’t afraid to venture into the vast unknown, often for long periods of time and in challenging environments. In his youth he spent significant time in the Himalayas and the deserts of the Middle East – wilderness that provided him with a basis for his approach as a photographer. In one of his latest series titled Topophilia, he traveled to Greenland six different times with his camping gear, large camera and supplies to access far out places. In this series, he sought to convey “an emotional experience of space.” [Read more…]

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Are They Breathing? Hyper-Realistic Sculptures of Warhol, Lincoln and Dali

Wednesday 01.14.2015 , Posted by
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Kyoto-based artist Kazuhiro Tsuji has been shocking people with his incredibly lifelike sculptures of famous people. His perfect bust of Abraham Lincoln looks so real you’d swear he traveled back to 1865 to capture a color photograph. The same goes for his likenesses of art legends Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali. While these sculptures may be new to you, you’ve probably seen Tsuji’s work before. He spent most of his career as a highly successful makeup artist in the film industry. [Read more…]

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Landscapes Dominated by the World’s Largest Statues

Wednesday 01.14.2015 , Posted by
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Around the world, people have built massive statues to symbolize the religious and political icons of their particular region. There are the Buddhas in Japan, Mao Zedong in China and Jesus Christ in Indonesia. Photographer Fabrice Fouillet traveled around the world documenting the largest examples and how they affect the surrounding landscapes. He shares via his artistic statement: [Read more…]

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Glowing Gotham, Shot from the Open Door of a Helicopter at 7000 Feet

Wednesday 01.14.2015 , Posted by
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Photographer Vincent Laforet has been on aerial photo shoots above New York City over 50 times in the last 15 years, but this time was “by far the most frightening flight of them all.” Leaving the door open on the helicopter, his team flew to over 7000 ft. above the city – something rarely done at night. From that towering vantage point (above other aircraft, but below where you need an oxygen mask), he captured absolutely stunning images of the much loved city, all lit up. [Read more…]

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Speedy Graphito: A French Street and Pop Art Legend

Tuesday 01.13.2015 , Posted by
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A pioneer of the street art movement in France, Speedy Graphito brought the avant-garde to the streets and inspired a generation of future artists. Expressed in many mediums, his work is bold, vibrant and controversial – and while a good amount of his creativity is paint-based, he also works with sculpture, installations, video and photography. [Read more…]

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