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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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This 1.5 Billion Pixel Shot Is The Biggest Picture of Andromeda Ever Taken

Friday 01.09.2015 , Posted by
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In order to display the latest image of Andromeda that the Hubble Space Telescope recently captured, it would take 600 HD television screens! With 1.5 billion pixels, it is the biggest picture of Andromeda, which lies 2.5 million light years from the Earth, ever taken! And even this massive image only shows one third of the entire Andromeda galaxy! The view shows over 100 million of the more than one thousand billion stars in this galaxy. [Read more…]

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Danmalas: Meditative Arrangements of Flower Petals

Friday 01.09.2015 , Posted by
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Kathy Klein is an avid lover of plants and the divine presence they can bring to other living beings. She creates “danmalas” as a way to share her passion for life. In Vedic sanskrit dān means “the giver,” and mālā means “garland of flowers”. She does just this, giving away her arrangements of petals and bulbs, which resemble mandalas. [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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One Photographer’s Journey to Document the Human Struggle with Water

Thursday 01.08.2015 , Posted by
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Water. Humans need it to survive and thrive. Yet 17% of the global human population does not have access to a clean or reliable source. The UN has warned that by the year 2025, 3.4 billion people will face water scarcity. Photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz took on a mission to document the human relationship to this precious resource. He was commissioned by the United Nations and WaterAid to visit some 32 countries, observing the conditions in which people go to retrieve water and learning about the challenges first hand. [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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The Moscow Metro Looks Like An Underground Palace

Wednesday 01.07.2015 , Posted by
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There are many places to explore in Moscow, but one path not to be missed is the metro stations, which are quite glamorous. The Moscow Metro opened in 1935, consisting of thirteen stations on a single line extending 11 kilometers (6.83 miles) long. Since then, the system has grown into the 4th busiest in the world, with over 300 km (186.4 miles) of line and 188 stops. [Read more…]

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The Most Special Trees In The World Captured By One Photographer On a Mission

Wednesday 01.07.2015 , Posted by
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Everyone has a bucket list and photographer Beth Moon can now cross one item off of hers. The San Francisco-based photographer set out to capture some of the world’s most famous, unique, gigantic, and oldest trees. Her goal took her all over the globe to private homes, protected lands, rural locations in the middle of nowhere, and some more frequently trafficked areas. Through photographs and words, Moon shares with the world the magnificence of nature through these stunning trees in her book Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time. [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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