Intricately Detailed, Hand Made Paper Birds Look Shockingly Realistic

Inspired by the natural world, London-based artist Zack Mclaughlin shows his child like wonder and attention to detail by reproducing the intricately detailed things he spots. His latest series is a collection of hand made birds that are cut from wood and paper and painted with acrylic paints. The birds look so realistic and beautiful that it’s hard to believe that they won’t fly away.

Scott Blake Makes Incredible Flipbooks (Some with Just a Hole Punch)

Remix artist Scott Blake has been creating some seriously fantastic flipbooks, and some are made with only a hole punch. The tiny dots move in surprising harmony, following geometric arcs as they seem to move about the page.

Other flipbooks feature famous events (like OJ Simpson running from the law) or everyday scenes like burning matches.

3D Printed Fun House Lenses Make Life A Little Funnier

Using a new rapid prototyping process, artist duo Robb Godshaw and Max Hawkins have found a way to 3D print lenses with funhouse effects. Their lenses can turn your face into all eyes or give you 3 mouths or even shrink your head to tiny proportions. They are publicly debuting their first body of work, called Smaller & Upside Down, on Market Street in San Francisco from April 9-11, 2015 for the Market Street Prototyping Festival, where they will also demonstrate how it was done.

This Artist is Giving Plastic Bottles a New Life as Plant Sculptures

Using discarded plastic PET bottles, Czech artist Veronika Richterová creates fantastic translucent plant sculptures. Whether its an entire shelf of cactus’ or lillypads floating in a pond, each is a whimsical take on the natural world – one that protects it from being over-run with waste products.

A Hilarious Creative Project Turns Food Into the Faces of Famous Icons in Fashion

Using duct tape and walnuts, Donald “Drawbertson” Robertson, has created quite an interesting 40 page illustrated book. Working as a creative director for Estée Lauder, Robertson knows a thing or two about fashion. He chose 20 stars in the fashion sphere, drew them an interesting face on a nut and made them duct tape bodies, clothes, and accessories. He calls the collection Fashion is Nuts. The creations were photographed by Henry Leutwyle and the result is bizarre, yet awesome.

How Do You Boost Adoption Rates at the Pound? Create a Doggie Photo Booth!

Adopting a dog from the animal shelter is a wonderful thing, especially for the dog. But the images that most shelters post online are hardly flattering. That’s why the Humane Society of Utah teamed up with photographer Guinnevere Shuster to create a photo booth for the adorable dogs they have up for adoption.

The unusual idea is working like a charm and adoption rates for dogs have reached an incredible 93%. I mean with faces like these, who could say no?

Touching Portraits of Mothers with Their One-Day-Old Babies

For the past few years, photographer Jenny Lewis has been documenting those precious moments when a mother and her newborn first bond. In her book, One Day Young, she shares five years’ worth of portraits of mothers and children in East London—taken within 24 hours of the child’s birth.

Can Cartoons Teach You a New Language?

Cartoons are an ancient art form, present throughout human existence—and in unique iterations throughout our lives. Their simplicity can communicate a story simply and powerfully, from the earliest cave paintings to modern-day versions, which is why they resonate with people around the world.

Today, cartoons are perhaps more popular than ever. Children worldwide enjoy animated films and TV shows; advertisements feature classic characters. Adults are attracted to them, too. Worldwide, large subcultures have formed around the cartoon. Take the rise of the manga comic in Japan, for example.

The “Dr. Seuss House” Towers Over the Alaskan Forest

The locals call it the “Dr. Seuss House”. Far out in the wilds of Alaska, near the town of Willow, stands a tall building in the middle of the forest. It looks like it could have come from a fantasy novel or perhaps the pages of a book by the legendary Theodor Geisel, but the original builder isn’t around to tell the story.

This Medical Student Has Made Studying Anatomy So Much Sweeter

There is a reason why not everyone is a doctor. Learning anatomy is no easy task. But 27 year old medical student Mike McCormick has developed a sweet way to help himself study. He re-creates human anatomy diagrams using various candies to represent the parts. With neat labeling and colorful candies, these figures are more fun than any anatomy textbook could ever be. Plus the hands on learning approach makes memorization sink in much more easily.