No Ticket Required: Hitchhiking Around the World

Hitchhiking: It’s something your parents told you never to do, right? Meet Jeremy Marie from France. To date, he has traveled 74,000 miles through 64 countries all by hitchhiking. And he’s still alive.

His purpose for all the travel is simple: “to prove that the planet Earth is mainly occupied by people with good intentions.” Through his travels, he has proved just that, having been given 1,285 rides and making friends with people all over the world.

Wild Watercolors Bring Characters To Life

Daniel Mackie made the brave decision to give up using Photoshop in 2010. Instead, he decided to use watercolour on 300gsm paper for his dream like paintings with wildly distorted characters. We’re sure glad he did and others are too; Mackie has worked with clients from around the world, including Adobe, British Airways, Esquire, GQ and more. See more of his unique work at

3D Figures Painted With Colorful Drips

You’re first thought when handed some paint and plastic rods probably wouldn’t be making 3D figures, but that’s exactly what Chris Dorosz creates. Using just paint, carefully dripped onto thin plastic columns he makes surprisingly distinct figures with presence in their environment. While in the past Dorosz has focused on larger works, filling rooms with his pixel like dripped furniture, his latest project see’s him creating small figures only inches high. For more on this San Francisco based artist see

If The World Were A Village of 100 People

Sometimes we can be caught up with what is directly around us, seeing only what is in our own microcosm. Sometimes, however, when we are clear of mind and take a step back, we see that the world is far different then we thought. Toby Ng Design has created a superb series of posters that cleverly help us get an overview of how the world really appears. The 20 poster collection, titled ‘The World of 100′ is available for purchase at

Kinetic Toothpicks: 35 Years in the Making

This has to be one of the most beautiful and insane toothpick sculptures ever created… not only did Scott Weavers “Rolling Through San Francisco” take 35 years to construct, but it used over 100,000 of the tiny wooden sticks and over 3,000 hours of his time. The sculpture is also unique in that it features multiple “tours” of the city taken by ping pong balls that roll around and through the landmarks.

Even Silence Won’t Hold Back These Actors

The New York Times Magazine has put together 14 moments by 14 different actors. The project was directed by Solve Sundsbo and scored by Owen Pallette. Each piece is about a minute long and the silent film format allows you to focus on the actors pure emotion.

“You’re going from making iconic images to creating narratives,” Sundsbo said, “but there is less of a narrative capacity in 60 seconds, so you need to create something like a poem that can lead your imagination.”

The videos accompany black and white portraits Mr. Sundsbo captured for The New York Times Magazine piece “The Scene Makers: Actors Who Defined Cinema in 2010.”