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Crochet Artist Covers an Entire Finnish House With Pink Yarn

In Kerava, Finland, almost 20 miles outside Helsinki, artist OLEK strung together an impressive statement. As part of an installation on refugee …

One man is transforming boring thrift store art into incredible video game paintings

Most people look at thrift store art and see trash. Dave Pollot sees <i>opportunity</i>.<p>By day, Pollot works as a software programmer. At night, he turns thrift store artwork into the kind of nostalgia-laced magic you see above.

Thrifting

The artist creating neo-noir surrealist sexscapes

If a female clone of Edward Gorey had been raised in the ‘90s on a strict diet of David Lynch, Junji Ito, and J.G. Ballard and grew up to specialize in satirical fetish erotica, the result would still pale in comparison to the art of Apollonia Saintclair, the artist behind these …

Erin M. Riley Weaves Sexts into Art

These days, seeing a naked selfie on Instagram is about as shocking as an overhead shot of a matcha latte. We see them, we critique them, we take them, we send them. But what if that contorted back-angle butt pic or the "oops, here's half my nipple" side-selfie took was woven by hand, string by …

The "40 Years of Goth" Video Is a Spookily Perfect Representation of Goth's Fashion Evolution

We spoke to its creator, Liisa Ladouceur, a Canadian filmmaker who literally wrote the book on goth.<p>Canadian filmmaker and heavy metal guru Liisa Ladouceur literally wrote the book on goth (The Encyclopedia Gothica) back in 2011. While she's been busy since them working as a writer, poet, speaker, …

Unflinching Nude Portraits Explore The True Spectrum Of Gender

Artist Aleah Chapin tackles gender, aging and what it means to be in a body.<p><i>Warning: This post contains realistic paintings of actual, genuine naked people. If you're not ready, look away now.</i><p>"I’m not exactly sure what I would describe my current style as," artist Aleah Chapin disclosed in an …

A Watercolor Artist Wants To Paint Female Nudity Without Shame

Fahren Feingold captures the space where the ethereal meets the erotic.<p>Watercolors have an uncanny ability to turn even the most banal of subject matters into phantasmagorical visions that seem snatched out of a dream. Layered atop a canvas, the stuff seeps ever so gracefully in this direction and …

The artist calling BS on your ‘motivational’ Instagram feeds

“Happiness will never come to those who don’t appreciate what they already have.” What if all you have is an internship and crippling debts? This is one of the questions posed by London-based, Irish-born illustrator Laura Callaghan after finding herself sick and tired of the sea of …

Five Ways to Devastate ISIL

In the wake of the Brussels terrorist attacks, the United States and its allies would do well to consider these new tactics.<p>Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium, remind us that the Islamic State is a resilient and adaptive enemy. Its fighters can operate in high security environments …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfait

Fill a glass with this beautiful NO BAKE <b>Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfait</b>! Layer after layer, it’s a delicious dessert recipe any time of …

Dessert

28 Super Easy Yarn DIYs That Require Zero Knitting

Infin-knitly easier than knitting.

Crafting

People With Anxiety Perceive The World In A Fundamentally Different Way

Can't argue with science: A person isn't responsible for having a mental illness.<p>People who still believe the outdated notion that mental health conditions are "all in a person's head" have yet another reason to stop believing the myth: According to a new study in the journal Current Biology, those …

Mental Disorders

Artist Gets Exclusive Rights to Blackest Black Ever Created

Is it innovation in art or a publicity stunt?<p>A British artist has secured exclusive rights to the blackest material ever produced, setting off a …

Meet The Erotic Artist Bringing Psychedelic Sex To Instagram

Welcome to Alphachanneling's jungle.<p><b>Warning: This post contains erotic imagery and may not be suitable for work environments.</b><p>A Bay Area artist who goes by the name of Alphachanneling has transformed his Instagram feed into a lush erotic jungle, teeming with vines, petals, bodies, leaves, flesh, and …

What keeps passion alive in long-term relationships?

Psychologists have just published a study examining the sexual satisfaction -- or dissatisfaction -- of heterosexual couples in long-term …

Making your own self care box.

A slightly different post this week. I have noticed various self care boxes on the market, these are boxes with varying contents people can use when …

32 Hilarious Tumblr Valentine's Day Cards To Let Your Crush Know You Care

It’s that time of the year again, when the hilarious users of Tumblr users take innocent things and make them <i>dirty</i> Valentine’s cards! Would I …

15 Homemade Pancakes That Will Make You Skip Diner Brunch

It may seem <i>totally</i> necessary to hit up brunch every Sunday, right when that mad pancake craving hits you like clockwork. But before you know it, you’ve had too many mimosas, your bill is up to $40 and somehow it’s 3PM and you’re wondering where the heck the day has gone. The simple solution to this …

Breakfast

Stephen Colbert mocks the Oregon 'militia' asking for coffee creamer and pillow cases to sustain 'revolution'

Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night's episode of "The Late Show" ripped the lengthy supply list put out by the self-styled Oregon militia.<p>The 80-plus item list, which was reportedly sent out by the mother of Ammon Bundy, the armed occupation's de-facto leader, asked for people to send the group such …

Stephen Colbert

Artist Shows How It Feels To Live With Anxiety And Depression

Anxiety is not a joke. But what if a light-hearted laugh could make things a little bit brighter? British illustrator Gemma Correll draws comics …

Depression

Changing America's Culture of Greed

Bernie Sanders has gained quite a bit of momentum in the US presidential election as he candidly points to the sources of many social ills and offers solutions that make sense. A few years ago, in response to a group of 80 CEOs cynically publishing a letter lecturing Americans about deficit …

Beaming 93-Year-Old Gleefully Models Granddaughter’s Colorful Weavings

Artist Chinami Mori weaves delightfully colorful creations, her cheerful 93-year-old grandmother models them, and together they're a match made in Instagram heaven. Using a rainbow-colored assortment of fabric, string, and yarn, Mori engages in a freestyle Japanese weaving technique known as Saori. …

Women’s Everyday Problems Illustrated By Romanian Artist

Life can get real tough when a Youtube “smokey eyes” make-up tutorial turns you into a raccoon instead of a dazzling beauty. Or when you wake up in …

Romania

One Bowl Baking

• <b>One Bowl Baking</b><p>One Bowl Baking One Bowl Baking: Cheesecake Streusel MuffinsYvonne Ruperti<p>One Bowl Baking One Bowl Baking: Coconut Oatmeal CakeYvonne Ruperti<p>One Bowl Baking One Bowl Baking: Easy Coconut CupcakesYvonne Ruperti<p>One Bowl Baking One Bowl Baking: Honey Corn MuffinsYvonne Ruperti<p>One Bowl …

GOP Form Letter to Victims of Mass Shootings

Dear Distraught Citizens of [blank],<p>I was deeply saddened to learn of the mass shooting in your fine community. I want you to know that the victims, their families, the brave first responders and, indeed, your entire community are in my thoughts and prayers after this senseless shooting at your …

Scrap Yarn Afghan - Another Sneak Peek from Crafting A Colorful Home + a Color Lesson

Several of you have remarked about the current header photo on my blog. This is a photo taken by Rikki Snyder from my new book <i>Crafting a Colorful …

Yarn

The Descent Into Madness, Part II

The roots of our nation's current descent into madness can be traced back to a series of unresolved catastrophic traumas Americans experienced during the Bush Administration. In the short span of 8 years, we suffered a collective loss of confidence in American leadership, in the ability of …

Popsicle Stick Crafts Reveal The Versatility Of Everyday Items

Popsicle stick crafts have been the subject of several of our articles but it seems like the ideas just never end. We’re back with even more creative …

Bigfoot, Yowie and Yeti Store Opens to Fund Sasquatch Research

Dermal ridges can be seen in this handprint, which are not visible in that of a human.<p>Sasquatch Investigations of the Rockies<p>Before he met Ron …

Here Are 50 Bob Ross Quotes That Will Make Today Better

Because we all need this.<p>October 29 is Bob Ross' birthday. The late painting instructor, famous for his storied, 11-year run as the host of "The Joy of Painting," would have turned 73 years old in 2015, were he the immortal personification of happiness born from a pristine canvas in 1942 with the …