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Watch The Kaleidoscopic Patterns In Motion As Bruce Riley Creates His Colorful Resin Paintings

Saturday 12.27.2014 , Posted by
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As Chicago based artist, Bruce Riley creates his unique resin paintings, it seems more like the paintings create themselves. The way that he layers the paints causes them to move in shocking ways as if they have a mind of their own. Some parts look like psychedelic fractal patterns, while others are like watching cells dividing under a microscope. It’s interesting to see that the paint takes on patterns often found in nature. Some of them even look like complex diatoms or MRI scans. [Read more…]

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A Robot Searches for His Creator in This Beautiful and Desolate Film

Saturday 12.27.2014 , Posted by
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In the sand dune covered lands outside his city, a robot searches for his creator. “We Were Not Made For This World,” is a beautiful and haunting film directed by Colin West McDonald and based on a story of the same name by award-winning cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier. This film is striking in its reliance upon a strong narrative, allowing the deep, soothing voice of Mark “Big Poppa” Stampley to carry the film to its conclusion. Beautifully done. [Read more…]

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Illustrator Adds Funny Cartoons to Stranger’s Instagram Photos

Friday 12.26.2014 , Posted by
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London-based, Brazilian-born illustrator Lucas Levitan has a humorous ongoing project. He’s been grabbing stranger’s images off Instagram and adding his own characters with funny and awkward results. His additions often transform rather benign photographs into something altogether ridiculous and unexpected – like beachgoers being vacuumed up by a gigantic woman, or a man playing harp with the cables on a bridge. [Read more…]

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This Stunning Geometric TetraBox Lamp Was Made Out of Juice Boxes

Friday 12.26.2014 , Posted by
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Remember what an awesome day it was when you had a Hi-C juice box in your lunch box? Now think how many of these little boxes have ended up in land fills. In Malaysia, juice boxes are known as packet drinks and they are quite popular. Architect Ed Chew has found an awesome way to repurpose these little boxes, turning them into unique, geometric light fixtures. With just a pair of scissors and a lot of patience, he created this amazing TetraBox Lamp. [Read more…]

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Mosaic Faces Accompany A Spread For Psychology Today

Wednesday 12.24.2014 , Posted by
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For a magazine spread about love, fear, and change, Antonio Rodrigues Jr. re-edited some of his early illustration work. The unique portraits have mosaic features in swirls of nature. Birds, butterflies, and flowers swarm the portraits and text in a special style. The article asks three questions. Who do we love? Why do we change? What do we fear? [Read more…]

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Beard Grooming Acrobatics by ‘Incredibeard’

Tuesday 12.23.2014 , Posted by
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Isaiah Webb is the owner of an incredible beard. Sometimes it’s stylish, and others times it’s crazy… but it’s always incredible. From wrapping it up into a fab bow tie, to coiling it into a bowl for some hot ramen noodles, his beard is nearly as dexterous as his imagination.

Webb got his start beard sculpting in September 2012 when he posted a photo on Instagram featuring his facial hair splayed out into a fuzzy ‘Lorax beard.’ The photo went viral, and so did his newly groomed persona ‘Incredibeard.’ [Read more…]

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Every Year for Christmas, This Photographer Dresses Up His Dog

Tuesday 12.23.2014 , Posted by
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20 years ago, photographer Peter Thorpe started a wonderful Christmas tradition. For his annual holiday card he enlists the help of his dog, using elaborate costumes to transform him into different animals. It’s hilarious fun, and very, very clever. [Read more…]

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Delicate, Lace-Like Table Cloth Made With Thousands of Seeds

Monday 12.22.2014 , Posted by
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When looking at this intricate piece by Kansas-based artist Rena Detrixhe from afar you would think it’s a lovely example of vintage embroidery. But upon taking a closer look, you can see that the lacy design is not made from thread, but rather thousands of seeds. For this piece, which she calls Heirloom, Detrixhe gathered the seeds in Lawrence, Kansas, then spent countless hours meticulously stitching them into stunning patterns. [Read more…]

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A Ghost Ship Spotted Along A Canal in Amsterdam

Sunday 12.21.2014 , Posted by
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We’ve seen plenty of ghost ships in movies, but this one doesn’t require animation. This vessel appears at night along a canal in Amsterdam and you won’t believe your eyes. Using stage lights and water curtains, the ship appears in the water and the wind only adds to its eerie qualities. Created by visualSKIN for the Amsterdam Light Festival, the apparition shows up in front of Amsterdam Center for Architecture and The National Maritime Museum. [Read more…]

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Shadow of Knives: Awesome Silhouette Art Cut Out of Butcher Knives

Saturday 12.20.2014 , Posted by
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In this sharp series by Chinese artist Li Hongbo, butcher knives are transformed into works of art. Created with an intention of spreading the message that “human beings will eventually destroy themselves because of their gluttony and their abuse of animals”, Hongbo created silhouette shapes as metal sculptures in the blades. The butcher knives were on display in his solo exhibition. [Read more…]

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