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The Animal Kingdom, Hidden on the Form of the Human Body

Tuesday 01.20.2015 , Posted by
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We have done our share of posts on body painters, from Moran Newman, to Cecilia Paredes and Johannes Stötter, but Shannon Holt brings out the animal in us like no one else. The Florida-based artist embarked on a painting exploration that involved testing different surfaces on which to paint animals – and it was her last experiment that revealed her final destination. [Read more…]

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The New Canadian Passport Is a Big Party Under Black Light

Monday 01.19.2015 , Posted by
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The new Canadian passports look completely normal to the uninformed. There’s an information and photo page, along with the typical numbered pages covered with softly shaded Canada inspired imagery. But put the new passports under a UV light and everything changes. [Read more…]

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Data Visualization 101: Area Charts

Monday 01.19.2015 , Posted by
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In our Data Visualization 101 series, we cover each chart type to help you sharpen your data visualization skills.

Like the mountains that they resemble, area charts are a representation of change over time. Whether you’re looking to chart net earnings for individual departments month to month or examining the popularity of music genres since the ‘50s, there are few chart types that communicate time-series relationships so well. Let’s see how area charts can work for you. [Read more…]

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Creepy Couture: A 3D Printed “Spider” Dress That Senses and Reacts to Motion

Monday 01.19.2015 , Posted by
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3D printing is being explored in many different ways, and Dutch artist Anouk Wipprecht isn’t afraid to use the technology to push the limits of fashion. Her latest creation is the “spider” dress, which is outfitted with six customized legs that spring out when it senses motion nearby. [Read more…]

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How Much Does It Cost to Live In Each of the World’s Countries?

Sunday 01.18.2015 , Posted by
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How much does it cost to live in Sweden? How about Morocco or Japan? You can’t just compare exchange rates to figure that out. You need people on the ground reporting on how much they pay for a loaf of bread, an apartment or a glass of beer in Stockholm, Fez and Tokyo. That’s what Numbeo has been doing for years, creating a cost of living database with a lot of help from people all around the world. Movehub recently took that information and created a fantastic series of maps comparing how expensive it is to live in all the world’s countries. How does yours measure up? [Read more…]

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Crazy Cat Lovers: An Inside Peek At The Homes Where Cats Outnumber People

Sunday 01.18.2015 , Posted by
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For true cat lovers, one cat is never enough. And for French Canadian photographer Andréanne Lupien, neither are a few. In her Crazy Cat Lovers series, she takes a photo of a cat afficionado in his or her home, then digitally multiplies the cats in the most hilariously ridiculous ways. Cats take over the entire shot and the people appear to love their cat covered lives. [Read more…]

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Get Polygonized With This Awesome New Twitter Bot

Saturday 01.17.2015 , Posted by
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Turn oridnary pictures into abstract works of art by simply tweeting them to Mario Klingemann’s Lowpoly Bot. Klingemann, who also goes by the name Quasimondo is a coder and artist based in Munich. The bot converts normal images into geometric images via hashtag commands like #subdivision, #shuffle, or #triangle. Or if you’re brave, you can let the bot do it’s thing without any direction. Some people even resubmit lowpoly images that the bot has given them to get something different. [Read more…]

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Learn The Incredible Physics Behind Falling Dominos

Friday 01.16.2015 , Posted by
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In this video, Stephen Morris gives a fantastic demonstration of how dominos work. He uses a collection of dominos made from steel, with each one 1.5x larger than the one toppling before it. Pushing over the minuscule first domino (just 5mm high and 1mm thick) starts a chain reaction that looks nearly impossible – especially when it knocks over the last domino that weighs over 100lbs. [Read more…]

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The Sparkle Palace Cocktail Table: A Rainbow Colored Glass Table That Puts All Other Tables To Shame

Friday 01.16.2015 , Posted by
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Art isn’t just for the walls and shelves, when you find clever pieces of furniture like this one. A beautiful work of art by Minneapolis-based designer, John Foster, this sculpture also doubles as a cocktail table. With colorful geometric prisms reflecting light all over the room, the “Sparkle Palace Cocktail Table” is sure to impress you and your guests. And with a price tag of just $12,000 on Fancy you can get one in every room! [Read more…]

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Mexican Restaurant with 10,000 Animal Bones for Decor

Friday 01.16.2015 , Posted by
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If bones are your thing, then you need to get down to Guadalajara and check out ‘Hueso’, the classy new restaurant that features over 10,000 different bones adorning its walls. Hueso (which translates to Bone in Spanish) is the brain child of Mexican architect Ignacio Cadena. [Read more…]

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