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Jane Long Collaborates with a Photographer from a Century Ago

Monday 08.25.2014 , Posted by
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Separated by nearly a century of time and half a world apart, Australian artist Jane Long has re-imagined the vintage portraits of Romanian photographer Costica Acsinte in a highly fantastic fashion. A war photographer and pilot during the First World War, Acsinte opened a studio in Slobozia where he created thousands of glass plate photographs. Those images are now being digitized and added to the Flickr Commons, where Long found them and gave them new life. [Read more...]

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Better Together: Couples Tattoos That Will Make Your Heart Melt

Sunday 08.24.2014 , Posted by
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Nothing says “I’m in it for the long haul” like getting a matching tattoo with your partner. Here are some creative expressions of love that look better together, but could also stand alone should any of the relationships fall through. Check out the perfect pairs like Mickey & Minnie, Jack & Sally, peanut butter & jelly, Pinky & The Brain, and Cat-Dog. Many wishes for a lifetime of love and happiness to all of the couples who have made this ink commitment. [Read more...]

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Butter Up: Innovative New Knife Allows Butter to Spread Regardless Of The Temperature

Friday 08.22.2014 , Posted by
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We are pleased to present the best thing to happen to bread since sliced bread. Have you ever ripped a delicious fresh piece of bread to shreds as you battled with butter right out of the refrigerator? You end up with one big mouth full of butter in one bite and none in the next. It’s not pretty. But now there is a better way. The innovative team at DM Initiatives has created the most incredible, yet simple, kitchen utensil which they appropriately call The Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp. This magical device turns cold butter into easily spreadable ribbons that melt like butter on your breakfast toast. Aside from the ease of spread-ability, the gadget will also help you use less butter, which can cut a lot of calories from your diet. [Read more...]

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World’s Largest Rubber Duck Attends LA Tall Ships Festival

Friday 08.22.2014 , Posted by
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Meet one rubber ducky that won’t make bath time lots of fun. At 11 tons, there isn’t a bathtub that could handle this 6 story-high rubber duck, but I must say I am awfully fond of him and Ernie would be too. The gigantic duck was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman as part of an instillation and has traveled all over the world before his recent visit to the Tall Ships Festival in LA. His globe trotting adventures have brought him to Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, and China.
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Here’s A Double Take: Photographer Merges Two Faces Into One Unreal Portrait

Friday 08.22.2014 , Posted by
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These incredible portraits are quite literally “two-faced.” Croatian photographer Ino Zeljak’s uncanny series Metamorfoza merges the faces of two different people to create impossible yet remarkably realistic portraits. [Read more...]

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Maskull Lasserre Reveals Skeletons Inside Old Wooden Statues and Decoys

Thursday 08.21.2014 , Posted by
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From one side they look just as they were intended, but turn them around and a macabre scene awaits. Artist and carver Maskull Lasserre (featured previously) started with a series of old souvenirs and a duck decoy, then in a process he calls “re-carving”, he uses his deft skill to reveal intricate skeletons inside the objects – as if they were always there. [Read more...]

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K is for Katniss: Risa Rodil Illustrates the Hunger Games Alphabet

Thursday 08.21.2014 , Posted by
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K is for Katniss, in The Hunger Games alphabet of course. But what about the other 25 letters?  21-year-old designer, illustrator and letterer, Risa Rodil has created an illustrative poster that really hits the mark, featuring letters with a distinctly Hunger Games twist. [Read more...]

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Michael Wolf Photographs the Rooftops of Paris

Wednesday 08.20.2014 , Posted by
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Forget your normal, street-level view of Paris. Photographer Michael Wolf is heading to the roof, capturing the top of the ‘city of lights’ in a way most people never see. In a place so photographed that it has become a massive cliché (sold in gift shops the world over) it’s refreshing to see a lofty new perspective on the beautiful place. [Read more...]

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The Greatest Vehicle For Off-Road Adventure Camping

Wednesday 08.20.2014 , Posted by
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As amazing as RV’s can be for camping, they aren’t the most agile vehicles in rough terrain or steep hills. Enter the Jeep® ActionCamper©! With all of the off-roading capabilities of a Jeep and the luxurious camping of an RV, this bad boy combines the best of both worlds. The pop-up roof allows 6’8″ of clearance in the dining area. The camper itself is made of fiberglass and fits a queen size bed in the full kitchen, as well as a shower and toilet. The windows are fitted with bug screens and blinds and the entire shell is removable when you want to take the vehicle for a joyride. [Read more...]

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How Much Material Comes From Copper and Diamond Mines? This Much.

Wednesday 08.20.2014 , Posted by
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Mining has always been a balance of give and take. On the one hand, precious materials useful for humans are extracted from the ground, and on the other, gigantic scars are left on the landscape. In his latest series, For What It’s Worth, photographer Dillon Marsh (who we’ve covered before) visualizes the quantity of copper and diamonds unearthed at mines around his home of South Africa. Using computer generated spheres to represent the material, he’s given us a strikingly clear picture of sacrifice and gain. [Read more...]

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