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5 Private Islands You Can Rent

Why settle for a private swath of sand when you can have an entire island to yourself?<p>Why settle for a private swath of sand when you can have an entire island to yourself? <i>Via TownandCountryMag.com</i><p>Photograph courtesy of Musha Cay & the Islands of Copperfield Bay

Intriguingly Moody Photos Feature Landscapes of the American South

The late photographer Jack Leigh was a native of Savannah, Georgia, and its landscape and culture permeates his black and white images. He captures its cemeteries, city streets, statues, as well as weeping trees that meet the water. Whatever the subject, Leigh's documentary style of photography …

Atmospheric Photos Capture Stark and Otherworldly Beauty of the Far North

Alaska-born photographer Acacia Johnson's <i>Polaris</i> depicts the northern lands of Alaska and Iceland in a series of exquisitely atmospheric photos. With a profound connection to the Far North's otherworldly terrains, Johnson–who describes her photographic process as “expeditionary in nature”–captures …

Future Dad Poses for Hilarious Maternity Photos

This guy puts a hilarious spin on your typical maternity photographs. When Justin (Redditor DruishPrincess69) discovered that his wife Meghan didn't want to have any photos taken during her pregnancy, he decided that he still wanted to document the special time. So with a great sense of humor …

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Extraordinary Sunset Paints Sydney's Skies in Spectacular Colors

Residents of Sydney, Australia were treated to the amazing sight of an extraordinarily spectacular sunset this past Monday. As the sun set shortly after 5PM, a vibrant blanket of red, pink, orange, and violet hues swept across the heavens, turning the sky into a glorious symphony of fiery …

Contemplative Figures Find Peace in Breathtaking Scenes of Nature

Get lost in these breathtaking images of people finding peace in nature by Vancouver-based photographer Elizabeth Gadd. The 21-year-old photographs her subjects overlooking breathtaking vistas, their backs turned to the camera as they contemplate the stunning landscapes before them. Whether the …

Stunning Water Curtain Installation Zigzags Through Woods in France

French architect Louis Sicard created the <i>Bridal Veil</i>, a breathtaking water curtain installation that zigzags through the woods in France's Sancy region. Working with fellow architect Emil Yusta and carpenter Thorsten Fischer, Sicard designed and built a pine and copia timber structure that carries …

Incredible Photographic Survey of Military Kits From 1066 to 2014

UK-based photographer Thom Atkinson's series <i>Soldiers' Inventories</i> is an incredibly extensive photographic survey of the military kits carried by British soldiers from 1066 to 2014. With the goal of exploring what he describes as “the mythology surrounding Britain's relationship with war,” Atkinson …

Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

After months of seeing the stunning entries in the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, it's finally time to announce the winners! Out of more than 18,000 entries from photographers around the world, Marko Koroec took home the grand prize for his amazing photo of a dramatic storm cloud. …

Huge Tortoise Sculpture Emerges from Thousands of Scrap Metal Parts

This enormous, metal tortoise is the work of Indonesian artist Sumarsono, also known as Ono Gaf, who used old and discarded junk like tools, car parts, and scrap metal to produce this amazingly detailed sculpture. To create the gigantic artwork, the 64-year-old artist first spent time collecting …

Colorful Abstract Collages Created with Textured Rolls of Paper

Mixed-media artist Amy Eisenfeld Genser‘s obsession with paper and color has led to her creation of these vibrant, tactile, paper collages. Although her final work appears quite abstract, Genser always starts out with an idea for a piece by using images and sketches and also drawing upon the …

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Nicholas Buer's Amazing Astrophotography

Landscape and astrophotographer Nicholas Buer captures all kinds of spectacular light shows exploding throughout the sky. He documents many of the natural wonders of our planet through his lens by combining his love of the outdoors with long camera exposures and a lot of patience.<p>Buer says, “I love …

Edible Chocolate LEGO Bricks Are Perfect for Building and Snacking

Illustrator and designer Akihiro Mizuuchi has combined two very wonderful things—chocolate and LEGOs! The Japanese creative designed a modular system for producing the edible bricks that actually seems to work. So, you can now have fun building a chocolate LEGO sculpture and later enjoy those same …

Beautifully Crafted Paper City Highlights Intricate Patterns in Moroccan Culture

Inspired by the intricate patterns in Moroccan culture, New York-based paper artists The Makerie Studio created an alluringly beautiful place they call <i>Cloud City</i>. Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft make up the creative practice, and they carved and sculpted the fantastical palaces. The …

Beautifully Haunting Self-Portraits That Are Filled with Emotion

This elegant collection of self-portraits by London-based photographer Mariell Amlie is filled with soft color palettes and strong lighting that lend to the haunting aura throughout each image. Amlie captures unbelievable emotion throughout her work, which quickly consumes the viewer and creates a …

Enchanting Trio of Treehouses Each Have a Uniquely Cozy Feel

Atlanta, Georgia-based environmentalist Peter Bahouth grew up having a treehouse and has fond memories of it. As an adult, he wanted to recreate this special place, so he partnered with local builder Nick Hobbs to design and construct his vision. Bahouth had previously purchased a lot of land next …

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Fragmented Black and White Scenes Create Beautifully Abstract Formations

L.A.-based photographer Kevin Saint Grey captures a calming energy throughout his striking black and white photographs. Narrowing in on just a fragment of a tall building or an isolated tree surrounded by sky, his minimalist approach results in beautifully abstract formations.<p>When Grey looks at a …

MMM Exclusive Interview: Journeys Through Mysterious Landscapes by Felicia Simion

20-year-old photographer Felicia Simion, who recently reached out to us to share some of her latest images, has only become more masterful at her craft since we last posted her work three years ago. Rather than confine herself to one genre of photography, the Romania-based creative dabbles in them …

Stunning Aerial Views of Iceland by Sarah Martinet

On a recent trip to Iceland, Montpelier, France-based photographer Sarah Martinet had the opportunity to fly over the landscape in a plane with open windows. During the aerial tour, she captured these breathtaking shots of the Land of Fire and Ice from a bird's-eye view, showcasing the country's …

Liquor Bottle Labels Photoshopped to Tell the Hilarious Truth

If your favorite liquor bottle was this honest on the label, would you change your approach to a cocktail? This hilarious collection of digital creations from TotalSororityMove.com features phrases created in the style and design of the original liquor bottle labels, but with messages of the …

Beautifully Sloping Wooden Staircase Creates a Sense of Flow in the Home

We've recently seen some beautifully-designed staircases, and we can now add another one to our list. Arquitectura en Movimento Workshop crafted wooden, sweeping stairs that certainly don't disappoint. They're part of the SDM apartment, a two-storey home located in Mumbai, India.<p>The stunning …

Playfully Expressive Masks Sculpted Out of Toilet Paper Rolls

<i>Masks</i> is a funny project in which French artist Junior Fritz Jacquet took plain old toilet paper rolls and transformed them into expressive abstract faces. The squished up faces are both a little bit odd and a little bit adorable. To create each one, Jacquet first sculpted the cardboard into the …

Zestful Arrangements of Food Methodically Placed in Accordance to Color

Methodically placing food in accordance to color, Emily Blincoe finds inspiration from shapes, colors, light, and everyday objects. Previously we admired The Garden Collection and Sugar Series, where Blincoe demonstrated her skill of arranging shrubbery and nostalgic candy in the same fashion.<p>Her …

Beautifully Abstract Aerial Views of Colorful Tulip Fields in The Netherlands

Rome-based nature and wildlife photographer Simone Sbaraglia ventured to The Netherlands to document the billions of magnificent tulips for which the country is known. He rented a plane to take him high above the fields in order to transform the flowers into magically captivating abstractions …

Mother and One-Handed Daughter Create Inspiring Photo Series

This photo series is an inspiring story of a mother's love. Photographer Holly Spring's young daughter struggled early in life with Hirschsprung's Disease and has only one hand, but Spring won't let that stop her from living life to the fullest. This collection of photographs was Spring's way of …

Human Figures Transformed Into Amazing Optical Illusion Body Art

Using the human body as her canvas, artist Gesine Marwedel creates amazing works of body art that will have you staring in awe. The artist draws upon the shape of a person's twisted body, head, and limbs to produce intricate optical illusions that appear to be landscapes, animals, and all sorts of …

New Floppy Disc and Film Negative Portraits by Nick Gentry

An influential figure in the urban art scene, British artist Nick Gentry continues to create intriguing images using floppy discs and vintage film negatives. Consumption, innovation, and technology are all themes that resonate within his artwork.<p>Gentry constructs canvases from floppy discs that he …

Innovative Bluetooth Speaker Floats in Mid-Air to Prevent Audio Distortion

It's common to see audio speakers that are sitting on a desk or attached to a wall for surround sound. OM Audio's OM/ONE breaks away from such conventions, however, and looks positively futuristic. It has a very distinctive attribute – it floats! The innovative product features a 3.6 inch …

Beautifully Abstract Landscapes of Iceland from Above

<i>Iceland from Above</i> is a stunning collection of photographs that captures the beauty of Iceland from an aerial view. Created by photographer Lukas Gawenda, the unique compositions take viewers on a journey throughout the country from high above the waterfalls, rivers, mountaintops, and …