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25 Over The Top Latte Art Designs

Tuesday 10.15.2013 , Posted by

Ever since coffee shops in Seattle started making unique designs in their lattes about 20 years ago, baristas all over the world have followed suit. These days there are even international competitions for the best design and as a result the level of intricacy and creativity has continually been set higher every year. These 25 over the top latte art designs come to you straight from the best! [Read more...]

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Bringing Sexy Back to Biking: High Heeled Cycling Shoes

Thursday 10.10.2013 , Posted by

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Riding your bike is one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon foot print, but what’s the point of riding if you can’t show off the shapely calf muscles you’ve built up by commuting this way? Ask any lady the best way to strut sexy gams and nine out of ten will tell you: stilettos. Before now high heels and bicycles never mixed, but we’ve found some amazing images that bring you the best of both worlds. That’s right- pumps for bikes- and we’re not talking about the type that puts air in your tires- we mean high heeled shoes that bring sexy back to your daily commute! Everyone knows that beauty is pain, so who in their right mind would want to take off the heels they’ve been wearing all day at work to slip into hideous traditional biking shoes that look like an adult version the shoes you wore in kindergarten before you learned how to tie? [Read more...]

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The Most Clever, Stand-Out Roommate Ad Ever Posted on Craigslist

Tuesday 10.08.2013 , Posted by

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Let’s face it- there are some cities where having roommates is a must for survival, especially for young professionals on an entry level salary. Roommates come and go and Craigslist has made the search a lot easier, but also introduced a lot of crazy people into the mix, so sifting for the right one can be quite a headache. But there are some downright awesome people on Craigslist too and Lauren Fahey is one of them. To make herself stand out from the bottomless pool of potential roommates, she created this clever graphic for her Craigslist posting, hoping to find the perfect new home. It features amazing quotes from previous roommates atop a hilarious picture with a random naked man lurking in the background. Well she certainly accomplished her mission and found an apartment in no time- who wouldn’t want to live with this girl? She had me at Mac and Cheese! [Read more...]

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A Dog’s Life: Exploring Your Everyday Canine with Illustrator Gemma Correll

Friday 10.04.2013 , Posted by

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It’s a dog-gone good life, and Gemma Correll knows it! She’s been illustrating the intricacies of dogs for a while now, waxing poetic and wacky on what it’s like from the canine perspective. Her newest book, A Dog’s Life, explores “all Fido’s moods from perky scamp to loyal, obedient protector” in her fun doodled style. Perhaps you’ll find out how “mans best friend” manages to coax us into so many belly rubs, an unending supply of kibble… and even on-demand poop pickup duty. [Read more...]

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Trees With Tresses and Fancy Coiffures: An Illustration Project by Jonny Glover

Monday 09.30.2013 , Posted by

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A new haircut can completely transform someone, making them unrecognizable at a glance. These hairstyle drawings are so amazing, you might not even realize they’re on trees! Well I guess that’s pretty obvious, but what a clever concept by illustrator Jonny Glover. From pigtails to dreadlocks, bowl cuts to bobs, afros, and everything in between, this London, UK-based artist has come up with a series as hilarious as it is well-executed. When leaves become locks, Glover will have you imagining new hairdos every time you see a tree. [Read more...]

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Alex Solis Combines Simple Illustrations With Everyday Objects to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Sunday 09.29.2013 , Posted by

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Come along for a fantastic voyage into the creative mind of Alex Solis. The Chicago-based graphic designer not only makes detailed, colorful designs that you will love to cover your Pinterest board with, but he also shows his simpler side mixed with a clever sense of humor on his Instagram page. From spoons spooning to leafs leaving and rulers ruling, it seems he can look at any everyday object and find humor in it. He’s also quite handy with his hands, using them as props for his drawings and even to create the facial structure of all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. [Read more...]

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Ridiculous Portraits from the National Beard & Mustache Championships by Greg Anderson

Thursday 09.26.2013 , Posted by

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Think you’ve got facial hair? Nope. I thought I had a mustache until I saw these absolutely ridiculous portraits from the 4th Annual National Beard and Mustache Championships in New Orleans. There are up-do’s, out-do’s, loop-d-loops… well, I don’t know what to call them. It’s basically face-based sculpture, it’s bizarre and wacky. We’re thankful Las Vegas-based photographer Greg Anderson was there to capture the majesty of these growing works of art. [Read more...]

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Drawing on Instagram Cats with Purrfectly Charming Results

Tuesday 09.17.2013 , Posted by

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We all know that every cat has an exceedingly unique personality. Was your feline friend intended for something greater than leaping great heights or shredding curtains… perhaps being an astronaut or demolition expert? Sometimes these things are obvious, and sometimes we need a little help. Amanda Coffelt and her cat Bob are here for us, setting out to enhance the feline world on Instagram, one picture at a time. Their project idraw_on_cats has seen Bob and many of his friends transformed into their alter egos with just the touch of a pen. [Read more...]

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Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People from Celebrity Photographer Matt Hoyle

Saturday 08.24.2013 , Posted by

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Celebrity photographer Matt Hoyle’s new book Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People reads like a veritable who’s-who of hilarious talent. He’s got 130 portraits ranging from classic icons like Steve Martin, Dick Van Dyke and Carol Burnett, to today’s breakout stars like Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman and Steve Carell. As you can see, Hoyle doesn’t stick to one type of comedy or comedian. There are stand up artists, viral video successes, late night TV hosts, and film stars… anyone who has devoted their life to being funny. [Read more...]

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Beard Magic: When Your Facial Hair Has a Life of Its Own, and Also Gives You Vegetables

Wednesday 08.21.2013 , Posted by

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Beards are awesome, in the old sense of the word. Like when you can hardly breath it is so awesome. Like when you might faint, fall over and land on the dog from the pure awesomeness. Minneapolis-based photographer Ben Garvin knows this and just released an absolutely fantastic and wacky stop-motion video called Magic Beard. He did the whole thing using the iPhone app Stop Motion Studio, and that’s all we’re going to tell you about it… take a safe seat and watch to the end! [Read more...]

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