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Photos from stone stacking contest are oddly compelling

<b>Okay, we’re not saying this is the most thrilling competition in the world.</b><p>It won’t beat the FA Cup final in terms of audience share.<p>But isn’t it …

FA Cup

The Delicate Saltwater Paintings of Mai Hirashima

From stain remover to mouthwash replacement, saltwater has many uses in our everyday lives, and thanks to Japanese self-taught artist Mai Hirashima, …

Art

Stunning Hyperrealistic Black and White Pencil Drawings That Seemingly Jump Off the Page

Japanese artist Kohei Ohmori creates absolutely stunning black and white pencil drawings that are amazingly hyperrealistic in their execution. By …

8 Knife Skills Every Sportsman Needs to Know

The knife is the most versatile outdoor tool. With a knife you can create the tools to trap and kill fish, birds, and game, and then you can use it …

Swiss Army Knives

Young Self-Taught Artist Creates the Most Insane Graphite Pencil Drawings

Jono Dry is only 28-years-old and has never taken art classes, but his incredible talent allows him to create these photographic quality drawings …

Drawing

Hyperrealistic 3D “Paintings” of Elegantly Swimming Fish Created on Layers of Resin

For artists interested in working in three dimensions, sculpture may seem like the most fitting genre to explore. However, as creatives Riusuke Fukahori, Keng Lye have demonstrated, resin paintings have proven to be an alternative, avant-garde approach to traditional 3D art. And now, Chinese artist …

Art

Photographer Captures “Water Bender” Turning Liquid into Sculptures Between Her Hands

As a professional photographer and self-described “visual storyteller,” Kyle Re Creative is skilled in capturing memorable moments. While he primarily specializes in wedding and lifestyle photography, he also excels in photo edits, as apparent in his series of mind-bending water manipulations.<p>In …

Photography

Humorous Miniature Scenes Celebrate the Struggles and Victories of Everyday Office Life

Finding the humor in everyday office struggles, Derrick Lin started creating miniature vignettes as a way to visually express his frustrations. Using everyday materials, he shoots everything with his iPhone and publishes these relatable scenes to Instagram. Now, a good portion of his work has been …

20+ Creative Tourist Photos of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy is one of the world’s most popular tourist sites. With a lean of about 3.99 degrees, it’s easy to understand why—the architectural oddity is definitely something you’d want to witness in person. But, the locale is well-known for another reason: people love to take …

Vertical farm start-up Plenty raises $200m

<b>Plenty, a San Francisco vertical farming start-up, has raised $200m (£154m) from big-name investors that include Japanese media giant SoftBank, Alphabet's Eric Schmidt and Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.</b><p>Plenty said it would use the money to expand in the US and abroad.<p>The firm, founded in 2013, has an …

Aquaponics

Bushcraft: How to Start a Fire with Flint and Steel

Fire is so basic, so fundamental to the human experience that it's hard to imagine anything more transformative. This is especially true for those …

Time I

Urban “Tree” Wall Cleans as Much Polluted Air as an Entire Forest

Air pollution is a growing issue that’s only getting worse. While it's an invisible threat, its detrimental effects aren't as inconspicuous as we might think. According to the World Health Organization, poor air quality causes seven million premature deaths every year. To help mitigate these tragic …

Pollution

11 Innovative Ceramic Artists Breathing New Life into an Age-Old Art

When one attempts to imagine examples of contemporary ceramics, simple adaptations and subtle variations on the timeless tradition may come to mind. While plenty of artists have preserved the customary look and feel of the ancient craft, many have opted to reinvigorate the medium through …

Art

Outdated Encyclopedias Brilliantly Carved into Book Sculptures of Fantastical Lands

Artist Guy Laramée is known for his unique relationship with the humble hard-cover book. Seeing this printed matter as far more than text, he transforms the likes of large encyclopedias and dictionaries into incredible works of book art. Rather than reading material, they become sprawling mountain …

Korean Barista Turns Cups of Coffee into Amazing Works of Art

Many baristas use their drink-making talents to decorate the top of your latte with steamed milk art. Korean barista Kangbin Lee takes this trend to the next level—beyond the typical hearts and flowers—to create highly detailed drawings he calls <i>cremart</i>. This unique form of latte art uses the foamy …

Coffee

Photographer Transforms Abandoned Spaces into Haunting Fairy Tales

Photographer Karen Jerzyk sees abandoned spaces as the ideal locales for her dark fairy tale images. Complete with peeling wallpaper, dusty stairwells, and water-stained ceilings, the forgotten settings act as supporting characters in haunting stories that reveal the deepest depths of the soul—and …

Anamorphic Sculptures Come to Life in Cylindrical Reflections

For years, we've been fascinated by the surreal sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz. Now, the South African artist is back with a new series of anamorphic pieces. Like his earlier creations, his more recent models creatively reveal themselves through tactical reflections.<p>Hurtwitz's series of warped …

Art

Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings Capture the Magnificent Glory of Ships at Sea

Polish painter Marek Rużyk creates beautiful seascapes and marine art in the grand tradition of the Romantic era. Reminiscent of 19th-century artists like Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky, these oil paintings portray the elegance and majesty of ships at sea.<p>Rużyk's work is characterized by his …

Painting

Artist Transforms Dirty Cars in Moscow into Incredible Works of Art

Illustrator Nikita Golubev (aka ProBoyNick) is transforming Moscow, one dirty car at a time. The multifaceted artist approaches parked cars covered in filth and turns them into works of art. He sees layers of dust and dirt as perfect pigments for bringing the images hidden within to life. He shifts …

Streetwear

30+ Large-Scale Art Installations You Won’t Believe Are Made Entirely of Paper

When it comes to artistic mediums, many people may view paper merely as a blank canvas for drawings and sketches. However, as evident in this collection of incredible installations, paper's role in the realm of art is massive—literally!<p>Exhibiting a range of aesthetic styles, artistic techniques, …

11 Cutting-Edge Origami Artists Who Are Masters of Paper Folding

Origami is a years-old practice that many of us did as children—learning how to create folded paper boxes and cranes. But there’s much more to this craft than a child’s past time. This artistic tradition is being used by contemporary artists who are continually pushing the boundaries of what’s …

Crafting

Dynamic Pixelated Wood Sculptures Are Contemporary Masterpieces

The wood sculptures of Hsu Tung Han are dynamically fashioned pieces of fine art. The Taiwanese artist is a master of puzzling together pieces of wood into unbelievable figurative sculptures.<p>This contemporary sculptor thinks of his work as a puzzle, carefully laying out each piece in preparatory …

Art

7 Artist Couples Who Collaborate to Create Amazing Works of Art

Art making can be a lonely practice with many solitary hours spent in the studio. Some creatives, however, choose to collaborate on their work, celebrating the fact that “two heads are better than one.” While many are not romantically linked to their creative partner, there are plenty of …

Early-Season Southern Bass Tactics–That Work Anywhere

There are some skills Southern kids learn early, like cooking and good manners. They’re also quick to ditch the Snoopy rod and get comfortable using …

20+ Unbelievable Photorealistic Portraits Drawn with a Ballpoint Pen

A ballpoint pen—we’ve all owned one at some point in our lives. Whether a Bic or another type of biro pen, this tool for writing is transformed into something magical in the hands of the right artist. Ballpoint pen art has become its own niche genre, with many biro artists focusing on …

16th Century Gothic Boxwood Miniatures With Extremely Detailed Carvings

Toward the end of the Middle Ages, artists and architects commissioned by the Catholic Church continued to work in the Gothic style. Today, this iconic movement is predominantly praised for the towering spires and sky-high stained glass windows of its gorgeous cathedrals. However, not all Gothic …

Art Galleries

Designer Grows Trees as Artistic Furniture Straight From the Ground

Using what he calls “Zen 3D printing,” designer Gavin Munro is challenging notions of traditional furniture design. Instead of chopping down mature trees to saw and nail into chairs and tables, his company <i>Full Grown</i> actually grows furniture from the ground up. Trees are strategically planted, …

Furniture Design

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to …

Art

Wire Sculptures Resembling Energetic Line Drawings Capture Animals' Graceful Movements

Artist Candice Bees creates elegant animal sculptures from bound wires, capturing graceful movements of both winged and four-legged creatures. Originally trained as an illustrator, she found its two dimensions hampering her creative spirit. “Since finding wire as a medium,” she tells us in an …

Sculpture

There’s A Solution To Being Robbed By The Makers Of EpiPen, And It’s Less Than $10

Ohio doctor shares an alternative to the EpiPen, and it’s less than $10<p>In recent weeks, parents of children with allergies have been reeling at the …

School Districts