Charlotte Hartley

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Francis Bacon self-portraits expected to fetch £30m

Two Francis Bacon self-portraits are going on public display for the first time after resurfacing in a private collection.<p>Descendants of the original collector have decided to sell the paintings, which are expected to fetch £15m each at auction.<p>Experts knew of the works’ existence, but had no idea …

Art

Beautiful Watercolor Paintings of Architecture by Thomas W. Schaller

Though he was raised on a farm in the Midwest, Thomas W. Schaller spent the majority of his life in Manhattan where he worked as a commercial architectural artist. Today, however, he works for himself, as a watercolor painter based in Los Angeles. Schaller made the jump to a different profession …

The man who ‘invented’ Impressionism

It’s hard to believe that Monet, Degas and Renoir once faced hostility from the art world. Alastair Sooke reveals how one man changed everything.<p>Few movements in the history of art feel as familiar as Impressionism. Barely a week goes by without Monet and his contemporaries generating headlines for …

Hand Lettering ‘15 by Lenny Lishchenko

Pictures: Scottish ruins hidden in ancient woodland for decades that's set for major restoration

MIRACULOUS transformation in store for St Peter's after 35 years of decay by the Firth of Clyde.<p>COVERED in graffiti and bearing the scars of …

Country Houses

Student Re-Imagines Hungarian Currency with Beautiful, Nature-Inspired Designs

Student artist Barbara Bernat creatively re-imagines Hungarian paper money with designs that look like pages from a naturalist's sketchbook. The artist created these beautiful banknotes for a fictional currency, the Hungarian Euro, as her thesis project. She etched the drawings on copper plates, …

Flow Hive Extracts Honey On Tap Without Disturbing Bees

A new invention by father-and-son team Stuart and Cedar Anderson could drastically change the way we harvest honey from beehives. Created and tested by the Australia-based beekeeper duo over the last decade, the Flow Hive uses specially designed honeycomb frames and a spigot system to extract honey …

How Designers Built The World Of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” By Hand

Anderson’s avoidance of CGI and freakish devotion to handmade, old-fashioned production design lends his latest epic its fantastical charm.<p>In his Oscar-nominated 2014 film <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel,</i> Wes Anderson didn’t just tell a story-within-a-story about murder, purple-suited lobby boys, and …

Top 12 Most Amazing Sculptures in 2014

Let's look back on the year and check out some of the most amazing sculptures in 2014. Who “wow-ed” us with their ingenuity? What sculptures made us do a double-take? Today, we present to you twelve sculptures that stood out because of the materials the artists used, the way the sculptures …

Christmas shopping bingo: 25 things that always happen

Michael Hogan rounds up 25 things that always happen in the festive retail rush. Tick them off - it might just keep you sane, but probably won’t!<p>You vow not to leave it all until the last minute this year, then you inevitably do exactly that.<br>• You ask someone in a shop for help and they angrily …

Incredible Body Wallpaper Art by Emma Hack

Were it not for the birds perched on the nude model's hand, we may not notice that she was even there. Emma Hack is famous for her incredible body illustrations that seamlessly blend her subjects into backgrounds. The live birds include everything from an owl to a cockatoo. The series, called <i>Birds</i> …

Birds

15 Photos That Will Convince You That Iceland Belongs on Another Planet

With huge volcanoes, erupting geysers, grand glaciers, and majestic waterfalls, Iceland has a little something for everyone. Particularly for photographers, however, Iceland is like a dream. The Nordic country, that lies between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, is one of the most sparsely …

North Atlantic

Ingenious Giftwrap Transforms Into A Tote Bag

During the holiday season, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, people in the United States generate about 25% more waste than usual–about 1 million extra tons. And part of that waste is made up of mountains of wadded-up wrapping paper that get tossed out after gift-giving fests.<p>It’s the gift …

18 Photos of People Awestruck by the Beauty of Nature

Nature has a way of making our problems feel small and insignificant, an incredible view can change our whole perspective on life. While in Moab, Utah for a March photo shoot adventure, photographer Jerry Patterson captured a shot of the Milky Way through the arches of beautiful sandstone …

London’s top 10 mysteries – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 3:30 pm, November 9, 2014 in Fun London<p><b>1. What happened to Lord Lucan?</b><p>Forget Jimmy Hoffa, a far more intriguing disappearance is this …

Artist Transforms Ugly Chicago Potholes Into Colorful Mosaics

Artist Jim Bachor adds a little touch of beauty to the ugly potholes along the streets of Chicago by creating small mosaics inside of the holes that have become quite the problem throughout the city. He uses tiny hand-cut pieces of Italian glass and marble to create beautiful artwork that stands …

Chilling Photos of Antarctica Juxtaposed with Warm Weather Objects

Photographer Gray Malin traveled 8,092 miles to capture his beautifully poignant series titled <i>Antarctica: The White Continent</i>. Drawn to the natural landscape of this glacier-covered place and the formation of floating icebergs, he used it as a backdrop to raise awareness about climate change. The …

Amazing Facial Hair Designs from the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships

It's that time of year again! Time to enjoy the results of the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships. For the annual event, men flock to the competition to show off their amazing facial hair designs. The website explains, “From delicate Dali moustaches to anything-goes full beard freestyles …

Average Heel Heights Across The U.S.

The only sane women in the United States live in Nebraska, Kansas, and Maine. How do I know? These are the states where women buy the shortest heels–under 1.97 inches on average.<p>The rest of you are totally crazy. Big data doesn’t lie.<p>The rest of you are totally crazy. It’s true. Big data doesn’t …

Florida

DIY Project: Decorative Paper Clips

To make any work environment a little more fun, creative personal desk accessories are a must. Having a few pieces around that express your personal …

Minimalist-Style Tattoos Lovingly Created in Exchange for Thoughtful Acts

Most tattoo artists accept money in exchange for permanently adorning a client's skin, but Stanislava Pinchuck, aka Miso, prefers the bartering system. The multidisciplinary artist draws minimalist-style tattoos while working in Tokyo and Melbourne. However, they aren't something that just anyone …

Stormscapes 2: An Amazing Severe Weather Time-Lapse by Nicolaus Wegner | Colossal

<p>Filmed last month by Nicolaus Wegner in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado, Stormscapes 2 is a gorgeous timelapse of severe …

The 20 Scariest Google Street View Sightings

The 20 Scariest Google Street View Images<p>1. The Aliens Have Landed<p>2. Pigeon People in Japan<p>3. An Angel Ascending to Heaven<p>4. These Creepy Masked …

Stunning Portrait Comprised of Hundreds of Razor Blades by Miss Bugs

The artistic collaboration known as Miss Bugs – made up of a Wales-born girl and a Bristol-born guy (Miss and Bugs) – has recently completed a new artwork using their trademark style. Titled <i>Chained To The Mirror</i>, this large portrait measures at least 5 feet tall and over 3 feet wide. It's comprised …

Our All-Time Favorite Volcano Pictures

National Geographic digs into its archives to find the most stunning and surprising photographs of volcanoes around the world.

How You Can Function on Less Than 6 Hours of Sleep

I don’t have a multi-million dollar company (yet), but I’m one of those CEOs who function on 3-5 hours of sleep.<p>No, there aren’t any drugs involved, …

CEOs

20 Iconic X-Men Moments We Need to See on the Big Screen

X-Men movies have been coming our way since 2000, and while many storylines and moments have been brought to the big screen, there are still …

Comics

Pumpkin geometry: stunning shadow sculptures that illuminate an ancient mathematical technique | Alex Bellos

Photograph: Saul Schleimer<p>The red line shows a straight line from the North Pole through New York and on to the flat map of the world, analogous to the path of light from a source at N. Illustration: Henry …

20 Awesome Ideas For Your Jack-O-Lantern

[bs_slideshow]<p>Tonight is my personal favorite night of the Halloween season: the night I carve the pumpkins! Ever since I was a little kid, I couldn’t wait for the night I got to carve pumpkins with my family. Picking out your perfect pumpkin, deciding upon your perfect design, and then drawing it …