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I Totally Want This Camera Bag That Looks Like a Normal Bag

Camera bags are not only almost always ugly, but they also shout to the world that you are carrying expensive objects around. The Brevitē is a …

Cameras

Dazzling New Portraits in Ink and Tea by Carne Griffiths

For 2015, artist Carne Griffiths is back with a stunning new series of portraits made with just tea and ink. Newest of all is <i>Tempest</i>, a gorgeous portrait dripping with a rainbow of ink colors (see above). Others were created for the London Art Fair with Ink Gallery. The set incorporates beautiful …

Ready Player One

Interview: Stunning Photos of the Coldest City in the World

What does it look like in the coldest city in the world? Thanks to one New Zealand photographer named Amos Chapple, we won't just have to wonder. Oymyakon, Russia is the coldest place on earth where humans actually live. The small, rural town has brutal winters where temperatures can dip to minus …

World War II

Holographic Portraits Painted on Delicate Layers of Fabric and Netting

Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew paints multiple layers of canvas, thread, fabric, and netting to create stunning works of three-dimensional art. Delicate and utterly unique, the paintings resemble shimmering holograms that subtly shift and transform when viewed from different angles.<p>A pensive, …

Art

This New Travel Site Works Like A BuzzFeed Quiz

DELI is tastefully designed to give personalized travel suggestions.<p>Countless online travel guides try to capture the tourist market. Some services are useful and well-designed, but many require digging through heaps of unrelated information to find something that appeals to your specific needs. A …

Cheese

Picattoo Turns Your Favorite Instagram Photos Into Temporary Tattoos

Picattoo is a new service by INK361 that turns your Instagram photographs into temporary tattoos that you can decorate your body with.<p>The tattoos can …

Photography

How Photographers Should Handle Shooting in Bad Weather

Weather can be maddeningly fickle; this simple statement might be more or less accurate depending on where you live, but I’m quite certain that …

5 Tips for Shooting Concerts from Music Photographer Todd Owyoung

Todd Owyoung is not only a highly accomplished music photographer, he’s also an avid blogger, and graphic designer for the marketing team here at …

Live Music

Mesmerizing Tunnel Looks Like a Colorful Kaleidoscope When Walking Through One Way

Olafur Eliasson's colorful glass tunnel comes to life when you stroll through it one way, but if you look back over your shoulder, the panels appear black. The mesmerizing, kaleidoscope-like tunnel is comprised of stained glass triangles held together with bold, black piping. When viewed from one …

Art

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Stunningly Elaborate Scenes Created Without Photoshop by Jee Young Lee

Seoul-based artist Jee Young Lee devotes weeks and months to building incredibly elaborate scenes by hand for the sake of taking a single photograph—all without the use of digital manipulation. Confined to the small space of her 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio, she painstakingly constructs every last …

Digital Art

Intricately-Detailed Paper Cut Animals Mimic Ink-Drawn Lines

Berlin-based artist Max Gärtner produces intricate paper cutouts that have the quality of ink-drawn lines. Heads of jaguars, lionesses, and the wings of birds are all crafted using curvy bold marks that create contour, add visual weight, and define form. Large groups of lines wrap around each to …

Art

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Genealogy

Iconic Party Photos From the Past

From swanky soirees to posh premieres, we look back at candid photos from some of the most iconic parties.<p>From swanky soirees to posh premieres, we look back at candid photos from some of the most iconic parties of all time. Hosted by Truman Capote, Halston and Diana Vreeland, with star attendees …

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How James Carpenter Gave NYC Subway Riders A Portal To The Sky

The centerpiece of New York’s new Fulton Center, the Sky-Reflector Net recalls an era when transit design aspired to great beauty.<p>Fulton Center, the massive new subway station unveiled by the New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority earlier this week, is by far the city’s brightest transit …

Architecture

15 Otherworldly Places You Have to See to Believe

<b>Three Sisters Volcano, Oregon</b><p>Have you ever looked at a photo and just couldn't believe what you were seeing? Today let's check out 15 of those places. Destinations that seem like they are not of this Earth. Lakes that seem like they belong on another planet. Mountains that appear like they were …

Nature

Stunning Documentary Looks At Life Inside A Marble Mine

“It is a monstrously beautiful place,” says filmmaker Yuri Ancarani.<p>The marble quarries of the Apuan Alps float 3,200 feet over northern Tuscany, blindingly white landscapes set to the soundtrack of deafening excavation equipment. “It is a monstrously beautiful place,” says filmmaker Yuri Ancarani …

Los Angeles

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Unexpected Gift Ideas on Etsy

There are certain holiday gifts whose reputations precede them. Sweaters knitted (albeit lovingly) with images of candy canes and reindeer have inspired an entire sub-genre of Christmas party. Children are taught from babyhood to fear the dreaded lump of coal. Fruitcakes are the butt of many a …

This Giant Maze Is A Self-Portrait For Your Patience

The Labyrinth is an otherwise unassuming 30″x22″ piece of paper that houses the freakishly long maze that’s been drawn by pen. It hides 375 feet of playable area within its ink walls. Successfully reaching the end will require you to draw half a football field in ink. And it will probably take you …

Drawing

Stop-Motion Animation Reveals the Insides of Objects Sanded Down Layer by Layer | Colossal

<p>As a quick follow-up to our video from Keith Skretch yesterday, here’s a similar concept from two years ago by Laurin Döpfner who used an industrial …

New Lifelike Paper Birds by Diana Beltran Herrera | Colossal

<p>Year after year, artist and designer Diana Beltran Herrera (previously) continues to astound with her near perfectly accurate reproductions of birds …