Mickael Delalande Makes 3D Sketches with Wire

French artist Mickael Delalande uses wire to make sketches that nearly take flight. Looking like he’s drawn contour lines in the air, his work reflects the objects of everyday life in full-scale – from squeezed tubes of toothpaste, to a floppy pair of Converse All-Stars. The sculptures incorporate playful use of light and shadow, tricking us into seeing double in the shapes they cast on the surfaces around them.

Yogi Couple Uses Their World Travel As A Background For Their Awe-Inspiring Poses

What could be more beautiful than traveling the world with the one you love? Yogi couple Honza and Claudine Lafond do just that, but to document their travel, they make sure that they are also a part of the landmark photos. They defy gravity and show off their strength, flexibility, and unity as they hold beautiful yoga poses together.

What the Internet Thinks About—in an Interactive Infographic

What does the Internet care about? What articles do we share the most? Using the data from the Ahrefs Content Explorer, the people at Funders and Founders analyzed the most popular articles from each of the top English-language media sites in the world and created this interactive visualization. The result is a straightforward visualization of the content we care about most. 

Minimalist Visualizations of Different Drug Experiences

We all remember the classic ad from the Partnership For a Drug-Free America, which used a simple egg to visualize your brain on drugs.

But what does your brain look like on specific drugs? Designer Meaghan Li decided take a different approach.

Street Art Comes Alive in Animated GIFs

Spanish photographer and motion designer A.L. Crego puts a fun twist on animated GIFs by taking existing street art and making it come alive. Crego has always enjoyed the work of local street artists in Spain but thought that making the pieces move would give that much more meaning to them. Why not film the art? He believes it would not have the same effect, because there would be a beginning and an end. Instead, the GIFS allow the pieces to come alive in the environments in which they were meant to be seen. Check out more of his mind bending work on his tumblr.

This Arbor Day, Let’s Appreciate the Trees

Today is Arbor Day, a time to appreciate and plant the trees that give our planet clean air, fresh water and the vibrant life we enjoy each moment. Global deforestation continues to run rampant – with much of it happening in the air-giving rain forests of the world – but each day we can make a difference with our buying choices and by raising awareness so important to the preservation of trees.

The Hubble Telescope Is 25—and Other Out of This World Art

It’s been 25 years since the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into orbit, drastically changing the way we see the universe. This week marks a worldwide celebration of the Hubble’s work and legacy.

So, what is the Hubble?

Named after Edwin Hubble, who came up with the theory of the “expanding universe,” it’s the world’s most powerful telescope, orbiting 343 miles above Earth’s surface and collecting 120 gigabytes of data each week.

The telescope uses mirrors to capture and reflect light into 6 on-board science instruments, including cameras and spectrographs, which break light into colors for analysis. Because the telescope orbits above our atmosphere, it can take clearer pictures. (On Earth, light wavelengths are obstructed by the air pockets in our atmosphere, giving us less clear pictures.) Here, you can see the same picture taken from the ground and from the Hubble.

Flyte Sets The Lightbulb Free With This New Levitating Lightbulb

If you like to decorate your home with conversation pieces, then look no further. Fascinated with hover boards since he was a teenager, Simon Morris began studying magnetic levitation. After 5 years of research and development, he is ready to launch his amazing new design, Flyte. Flyte is a levitating light bulb that is probably the coolest way to light your home or office. Using magnets and induction, the bulb is powered through the air. With sustainable sourced oak, ash, and walnut the base is eco-friendly and has an awesome bonus: you can set your phone on it to charge up when you aren’t using the light! A simple tap of the base turns the bulb on and it not only floats above, but it also spins in circles. How cool is that?

Which NBA Teams Share the Ball More Evenly?

The 2015 NBA playoffs kicked off this last weekend (in case you didn’t notice your feeds blowing up about it). The Visual News team’s loyalties lie all over the country—from Los Angeles, to Colorado, to New York—but we all like a good game. But while basketball is all about sharing the glory, it isn’t necessarily about sharing the ball. Our good friend (and talented designer) Shane Keaney created this infographic to give us a look at how well each NBA playoff team shares the ball. Does a more even share distribution influence how well the teams perform? We’ll find out this year. 

It’s 4/20, and This Smoke Art Is Gorgeous

It’s 4/20, dude. Whether or not you partake, weed use continues to be a hot-button issue. Around the country, more states are embracing legalization—and public support continues to grow.

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We’ve covered the topic in a few ways over the years. From badass smoke art to a deeper look at the data supporting legalization, these are our favorite pieces (pun intended).