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Coffee-Stained Leaf Paintings Created with Remnants of a Morning Brew

Indonesian artist Ghidaq al-Nizar (aka @coffeetopia) began as a latte artist, but has taken his craft to another level by deconstructing frothy brews and utilizing their most basic component–coffee–as his medium of choice. Al-Nizar takes the steamy, soothing drink out of the cup and artistically …

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10 Clever Lifehacks You'll Wish You Thought Of

Never do battle with a jar again<p>No matter what you're doing, there is usually a better way to do it. And to that end, here are 10 lifehacking GIFs that will show you clever, better ways of accomplishing tricky things around your house. That plus a few that are just silly fun.<p>You can find all these …

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Young Delacroix on the Importance of Solitude in Creative Work and How to Resist Social Distractions

“Nourish yourself with grand and austere ideas of beauty that feed the soul… Seek solitude.”<p><i>“One can never be alone enough to write,”</i> Susan Sontag lamented in her journal. <i>“People who grow bored in their own company seem to me in danger,”</i> the great Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky admonished the …

Artist Transforms Nude Bodies Into Mesmerizing Living Sculptures (NSFW)

<i>Warning: This post contains lots of (painted) nudity. Read at your own risk.</i><p>The human body is a work of art in itself. Few know this better than artist Ben Hopper, who, in his series "Transfiguration," transforms the bare physiques of dancers and circus performers into living sculptures, more like …

lunchbreakloveletters: “ asylum-art: “ Natural sculptures by Andy Goldsworth “Andy Goldsworthy is an extraordinary, innovative British artist whose collaborations with nature produce uniquely personal...

Natural sculptures by <b>Andy Goldsworth</b><p>“Andy Goldsworthy is an extraordinary, innovative British artist whose collaborations with nature produce …

Sex and art: Why men like straight lines and women like polka-dots

A new book explains why men and women like different types of art - and design them differently, too. Here, it's author Gloria Moss explains all - and reveals how our preferences have a direct impact on how we work and shop<p>How many times have you stopped to ask yourself who designed your yogurt …

The Psychology Behind Costco's Free Samples

Mini pizza bagels? Now we're talking.<p>In 2010, a Minnesotan named Erwin Lingitz was arrested in a Supervalu grocery store after spending an excessive amount of time at the deli counter. In the words of a Supervalu spokesperson, Lingitz had violated “societal norms and common customer understanding …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Collect Raindrops: The Rhythm of the Seasons, in Gorgeous Cut-Paper Illustrations

There is something enormously enchanting about exploring the seasonability of life — of human life, of all life — in visual narratives, from French graphic artist Blexbolex’s thoughtful <i>Seasons</i> to Italian illustrator Alessandro Sanna’s <i>The River</i>, one of the most breathtaking books I’ve ever seen. In</b> …

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Imaginative Scenes Emerge from Monochromatic Illustrations

Italian artist EmilianoP is the skilled hand behind these beautifully dark and mysterious illustrations. Currently based in New Zealand, the artist creates figures that seem to emerge from quick ink strokes across a page, but the concepts are actually quite purposeful. He begins each piece by …

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Artist : Alessandro Andreuccetti © Posted by Humam

The River: Exploring the Inner Seasonality of Being Human in Gorgeous Watercolors by Italian Artist Alessandro Sanna

<i>“Love the earth and sun and the animals….read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life,”</i> Walt Whitman wrote in the preface to <i>Leaves of Grass</i>. In <b>The River</b> (<i>public library</i> | <i>IndieBound</i>) from Enchanted Lion — the wonderful Brooklyn-based independent picture-book publisher …

Rooftoppers Secretly Climb 650-Meter-High Crane in Shanghai

Russian photographers and adrenaline junkies Vitaly Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, who are no strangers to traveling to the world's towering skyscrapers and climbing them with absolutely no safety gear, have recently conquered the second tallest building in the world. The daredevil duo managed to …

Chinese New Year

‘Hi-yo, silver, away!’ A frog and his mighty steed, captured by photographer Nicolas Reusens in Costa Rica.

Cute photos of sleeping kangaroos

Brilliant Door Design Flips Over to Open and Close

Vienna-based Austrian designer Klemens Torggler has crafted a revolutionary piece of architecture that allows one to enter and exit a room by shifting a multi-panel door, known as <i>Evolution Door</i>, to an adjacent position without a floor track. Instead of having to install additional components for a …

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Great, another creepy crawly to rattle our minds when we go to bed. A Brahmin Moth Caterpillar eerily looks like the real-life version of Spider-Man’s symbiote.

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The Psychology of Trust in Work and Love

<i>“When you trust people to help you, they often do,”</i> Amanda Palmer asserted in her beautiful meditation on the art of asking without shame. But what does it really mean to “trust,” and perhaps more importantly, how can we live with the potential heartbreak that lurks in the gap between “often” and …

Artist : Russ Mills © Posted by Humam

What Makes People Compelling

What makes a winning personality? How can some people walk into a room and instantly entrance everyone into a state of amicable submission? What makes someone like Carl Sagan at once so beloved and so respected? That’s precisely what communications strategists <b>John Neffinger</b> and <b>Matthew Kohut</b>, who …

Inside the studio of Charmaine Olivia Posted by Franco

Finally, a comic that explains how to look at art

Amazing 3D book illustrations by Yusuke Oono