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How Much Material Comes From Copper and Diamond Mines? This Much.

Wednesday 08.20.2014 , Posted by
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Mining has always been a balance of give and take. On the one hand, precious materials useful for humans are extracted from the ground, and on the other, gigantic scars are left on the landscape. In his latest series, For What It’s Worth, photographer Dillon Marsh (who we’ve covered before) visualizes the quantity of copper and diamonds unearthed at mines around his home of South Africa. Using computer generated spheres to represent the material, he’s given us a strikingly clear picture of sacrifice and gain. [Read more...]

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These Hermits Have Chosen To Live Alone In The Wild

Tuesday 08.19.2014 , Posted by
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Society is not always the most welcoming place for all types of people and some have chosen to live their lives outside of the norm. Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko captures the wild lives of people who have left communities behind to live alone in the forest. Working with the land, they create homes among the trees in the Russian and Ukranian forest. He has compiled his collection of photographs in a book called Escape. [Read more...]

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A Mouthful of Makeup: Artist Laura Jenkinson Draws Cartoons on Her Face

Tuesday 08.19.2014 , Posted by
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London-based makeup artist Laura Jenkinson has a hobby that will make you smile… really big. Using her face as a canvas, she’s been drawing cartoon characters around her mouth, and loaning them her teeth and lips… which look hilariously massive in comparison. You’ve never seen Nemo or Eric Cartman like this before. [Read more...]

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Fish, Frogs and Turtles Painted in Layers of Resin

Tuesday 08.19.2014 , Posted by
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We’ve covered Singaporean artist Keng Lye before, but his new work is even more astounding. It’s hard to believe these fish, frogs and turtles aren’t really alive, but each is created using carefully applied layers of acrylic paint locked in layers of clear resin. We wouldn’t be surprised if the frogs and fish jumped. [Read more...]

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These Tiny, Adorable, Embroidered Animals Are Done Freehand

Sunday 08.17.2014 , Posted by
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Imagine spending 2-3 weeks to create something not much larger than a sewing thimble. That’s often how long it takes Oxford-based artist Chloe Giordano to design, plan, and embroider each of her tiny animals. With multiple shades of each thread color as well as using 2 different types of thread- embroidery and sewing- she achieves a depth and texture that give a realistic feel to each creature. The already adorable and peaceful forest animals look even cuter in this teeny tiny size. [Read more...]

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Recipe Photographs Give New Meaning to “Throwing a Meal Together”

Sunday 08.17.2014 , Posted by
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Berlin-based designer Nora Luther and photographer Pavel Becker teamed up to create a delicious series of recipes – where the raw ingredients are displayed floating in air. Thanks to some skilled high-speed photography, the ingredients are properly proportioned to create the meal, while the final result is left up to our imagination. [Read more...]

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How The Sun Sees You: A Powerful Video That Will Make You Want To Wear Sunscreen

Saturday 08.16.2014 , Posted by
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With an ultraviolet light, we can see damage to the skin that can not yet be seen by the naked eye. With an ultraviolet camera, videographer Thomas Leveritt gave people a shocking look at the freckles and splotches the sun has caused to their skin. He shows how pristine and clear of damage our skin is when we are brand new by showing the faces of babies and children under the same filter, as well as the immense power of sunscreen. Exposed with UV light, sunscreen and eyeglasses appear black because they block the UV rays. [Read more...]

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Attention LA: The Kickstarter Filmfest is Coming Your Way!

Friday 08.15.2014 , Posted by
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Kickstarter has helped raise funds for the production of many animations, films, and documentaries, and you can get a taste of some of the most popular ones at The Kickstarter Filmfest in Los Angeles on September 12th. The event will be held at The Autry in Griffith Park from 6-11pm. Aside from the film screenings there will be lots of art, music, and tech to enjoy. Check out the stars through the mobile astronomical observatory, see the “world’s fastest hot tub”, and taste a gourmet reuben- all of which were LA based projects supported by Kickstarter. [Read more...]

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Crochet Mermaids Swimming With Whale Sharks? Olek’s Beautiful Underwater Project Highlights Ocean Health

Friday 08.15.2014 , Posted by
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Olek, yarn bomber extraordinaire, is at it again. But this time the New York-based artist is taking her work into the depths. She recently traveled to the Caribbean for a series of underwater installations off the coast Cancun, Mexico, at Isla Mujeres. [Read more...]

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Unbelievably Delicate Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White

Thursday 08.14.2014 , Posted by
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It’s simply incredible that artist Maude White creates the illustrations you see here with just a sheet of white paper. Using just a craft knife, she makes images that would be difficult for most of us to draw – from delicately feathered birds to a woman’s wind-blown hair. Her works make exceptional use of negative space – a secret best revealed when they cast a shadow on the wall. [Read more...]

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