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Pucker: Capturing a Baby’s First Lemon Experience

Tuesday 11.05.2013 , Posted by

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All by itself, eating a lemon can be a truly shocking experience… but what if that lemon was the first you’d ever encountered? Photographers April Maciborka and David Wile teamed up to create their recent series Pucker. In each instance babies were handed their very first lemon and encouraged to take a bite. Just looking at their images will make your lips twitch. [Read more…]

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Star Wars’ Imperial Forces Invade the Quaint Paintings of Thomas Kinkade

Saturday 11.02.2013 , Posted by

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There are few art critics who would label themselves as fans of Thomas Kinkade’s idyllic paintings, but you’d be surprised who the new enemies of his painterly cottages and mountains have become: the Star Wars Imperial Forces. In a brilliant mashup, Jeff Bennett has been inserting tulip stomping AT-ATs, bird frightening Imperial Star Destroyers, and arsonist Storm Troopers into the famously bucolic works. The countryside will never be the same. [Read more…]

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25 Unbelievable Balancing Acts

Sunday 10.20.2013 , Posted by

Apparently you don’t have to be a professional stunt man to impress people with your ability to balance in precarious situations. Although nothing on this list involves risking a human life in a precarious situation, these 25 unbelievable balancing acts will leave you wondering whether or not the photos are real or if they’ve been Photoshopped. [Read more…]

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Classic Books Retitled Like They Were Blog Posts

Thursday 10.17.2013 , Posted by

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Ok, if I was going to title this article like the “click-bait” titles that are everywhere on the internet, it would probably have been “You won’t believe these classic books retitled as blog posts!!!. It seems that every title that we click on is something “you won’t believe” or “you’ve never seen before”, but that’s today – what about yesterday? This imaginative and fun series from College Humor re-imagines book titles from history (and not so long ago) giving them all the buzz worthy titles that would have you plucking them off the shelves (or at least of the internet). [Read more…]

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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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