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20+ Spine Tattoos Highlighting the Powerful Beauty of the Vertebrae

As body art continues to become the norm, people everywhere are experimenting with subject matter and tattoo placement. Before tattoos hit the mainstream, sailors and prisoners were the folks most likely to display permanently inked designs. Nowadays, everyone and their mother (really) are rocking …

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The World's 30 Most Impressive Hotels

Checking in, please.<p>The world's most impressive hotels are far more than a place to crash. Some are underwater. Some bathed in ice, perched atop mountains, or awash in pure opulence. If you've got the cash to book a room, these 30 lodgings will blow your mind.

Artist Sculpts Surreal Animal Hybrid Sculptures Sprouting Hints of Nature

In her ongoing collection of intricately-crafted creatures, artist Ellen Jewett exhibits her imaginative approach to animal sculpture. Each mixed-media work of art merges real-life fauna with fantastical elements, culminating in a strange and surreal series of beings.<p>Like her past pieces, Jewett's …

Art

New Resin and Stone Table Captures the Unique Beauty of the Caribbean Sea

Designer Alexandre Chapelin of LA TABLE has wowed us with his stunning resin coffee tables time and time again. Recently, the Saint Martin-based furniture maker has debuted his latest ocean-inspired model: <i>HAMILTON 23</i>.<p>Like his past creations, <i>HAMILTON 23</i> employs resin, marble, and wood to evoke a …

West Indies

25+ Creative Bookcases That Add a Modern Twist to Interior Design

Who said bookcases had to be boring? In the past, pieces of such furniture were predominantly characterized by their vertical orientation and rectangular design. Today, however, many designers have opted instead for a more avant-garde aesthetic. In this collection of creative bookshelves, we …

Furniture

20+ Pieces of Nature-Inspired Furniture That Creatively Capture Earth’s Beauty

What if you could explore the great outdoors and experience earth's natural wonders without leaving the comfort of your home? Thanks to many contemporary creatives, this is entirely possible! Today, some artists and designers have adopted nature as their muse and craft interior pieces rooted in the …

Furniture

New Flocks of Birds Emerge From Carefully Hand-Cut Feathers

Artist Chris Maynard continues to create captivating cut-outs of birds emerging from natural feathers. Like his past pieces, the Washington-based artist's new light-as-air works are showcased as a series of stunning shadowboxes.<p>Using an eclectic collection of feathers (usually from species native …

Birds

Modern Light Fixtures Turn Into Animals When Illuminated

Tel Aviv-based designer Chen Bikovski couples a contemporary aesthetic with a nostalgic nod to the past to create whimsical works of modern art. Inspired by fond memories of her childhood and interested in experimenting with ambiance, the award-winning designer invented Popup Lighting, a series of …

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NASA Has Compiled a List of the Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home

Many of us spend most of our time indoors, so it’s important to cultivate a space that’s a healthy one. A simple—and beautiful—way to do this is through houseplants; they add some green to your home while being an effective way to purify the air.<p>NASA hardly seems like the organization that would …

Dreamy Animal Tattoos Look Like They’re Straight Out of an Enchanting Storybook

At Caffeine Tattoo, a talented team of artists creates body art out of your wildest dreams. The Polish parlor’s portfolio showcases an eclectic and distinctive collection of works, from black-and-white realist representations of photographs to stylized Pop Art portraits. Aga Yadou, one of Caffeine …

Body Art

Artist Creates Surreal 3D Tattoos With Incredible Depth and Definition

Artist Arlo DiCristina produces hyperrealistic paintings on an unlikely canvas—the skin. With an incredible attention to detail and an active imagination, the Colorado-based “dermis architect” creates life-like portraits that fuse into other forms, like smoke-filled cityscapes, fancy flourishes, …

Enchanting Resin Mushroom Lights Sprout From Discarded Driftwood

Japanese artist Yukio Takano is well-versed in the whimsical art of “great mushrooming.” Inspired by the environment and intrigued by the storybook-esque charm of toadstools, Takano combines found driftwood with synthetic materials to create enchanting and impressively lifelike sculptures of …

Artist Creates Bold Blackwork Tattoos That Look Like Charcoal Sketches

These incredible blackwork sketch tattoos are the work of Polish artist Inez Janiak, who has amassed a significant Instagram following by regularly sharing images of her spectacular pieces. Treating the skin as her canvas, Janiak's tattoos seem to dance across the flesh, with broken lines and …

Body Art

Hand-Blown Glass Containers Mimicking Veins Add an Artistic Twist to Pouring Wine

Evocative of twisting veins and pumping hearts, Etienne Meneau cleverly combines blood vessels with drinking vessels to create his striking series of Strange Decanters.<p>Featuring a set of exquisitely hand-blown receptacles, the series presents a peculiar twist on traditional wine decanting. The …

Gravity-Defying ‘Inception’ Coffee Table Suspends a City Skyline Over Itself

Designer Stelios Mousarris has added to his Inception-inspired series of coffee and dining tables, <i>Wave City,</i> with a new, sleek black edition coffee table. We continue to marvel at the gravity-defying design, which elegantly curves a fictional cityscape upside down, interpreting one of the most …

Multilayered Wooden Table Mimics the Soothing Depths of the Sea

Christopher Duffy of Duffy London designs furniture that infuses a sense of whimsy and wonder into each unconventional form. Over the past few years, he and his team have created imaginative tables that are supported by both balloons and falling dominoes. Now, Duffy London has expanded their array …

Furniture

Unique Tables Designed to Look Like Animals Are Half-Submerged in Water

Designer Derek Pearce has expanded the possibilities of everyday furniture with his enchanting <i>Water Tables</i>. Each one integrates an animal as both its base and a crucial aesthetic element: the body of the creature seems to comes up through the glass tabletop to create the illusion that it’s floating …

Furniture

Brilliant Book’s Pages Are Wooden Puzzles You Have to Solve to Continue Reading

The Codex Silenda takes two old favorite forms of entertainment and fuses them together with clever modern artistry. Created by industrial designer Brady Whitney, the wooden ware is both a book and a multi-part puzzle: readers must unlock each of its five pages to unfold a fictional tale.<p>The …

Delicate Tattoos Tell Fantastical Stories Through Intricate Circular Vignettes

Turkish tattooist Eva Krdbk is known for creating beautifully unconventional body art. Last year, we marveled at her cross-stitch style tattoos for their fusion of ink with a craft that’s typically created with thread. Since then, she’s continued to refine her tattooing style and recently delved …

Stunning New Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama

Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama continues his adventures with his trusty laser cutter (affectionately called “Elsie”) to produce his distinct, intricate wood-relief sculptures. By layering pieces of laser-cut mahogany plywood, Schama's works are able to achieve a 3D effect, offering a patterned …

Sculpture

Eco-Friendly Botanical Wall Art Brings the Self-Sustaining Beauty of Nature Indoors

Designer Erin Kinsey is something of a moss boss. Her handcrafted botanical artwork transforms one's living space by bringing the beauty of the outdoors, inside. Combining a dual passion for design and nature, she has established a company named Artisan Moss which offers one-of-a-kind plant wall …

Wall Art

16-Year-Old Uses Body Paint to Skillfully Transform Herself into Fantastical Creatures

16-year-old Lara Wirth produces body painting with effects so believable that they startle strangers with their realism. “After finishing a creation [on myself], looking in the mirror can be a little frightening,” she told the Instagram blog. “I did once make a man scream in the supermarket when I …

Art

Modern Tree Shelves Playfully Designed to Hold Books on Their Branches

UK-based artisan BespOak Interiors creates unconventional shelving that celebrates the tranquility of nature with its eye-pleasing forms. Using oak wood, sculptor Dan Lee constructs small and large tree structures that hold your books while adorning your walls with their elegant, iconic forms. Like …

Dazzling Paintings of Animals and Landscapes Made With Glow-In-The-Dark Paint

Artist Cristoforo Scorpiniti’s paintings are captivating creations, both when the spotlight is shined on them and when it isn't. This is because the young artist makes clever use of glow-in-the-dark paint for his masterpieces, allowing them to radiate even when the lights are off. Mainly focusing …

Modern 3D-Printed Aquariums Seamlessly Combine Nature and Art

Haruka Misawa of Misawa Design Institution explores the unique environmental variation between air and water through a series of 3D printed aqua-sculptures, known as <i>Waterscapes</i>. The Japanese designer has created artistic aquariums lined with naturally inspired elements which were printed using the …

Prototypes

Artist Quits Job to Craft Beautiful Handmade Fairy Tale Book Covers

Aniko Kolesnikova creates darling journal covers, molded out of clay and rich in dreamy detail. Better known as Mandarin Duck online, this creative lady keeps herself very busy, between filming YouTube tutorials, sculpting items with clay, and crafting various, adorable, homemade pieces. Having …

Filmmaking

Designer Transforms a Boeing 737 Jet Engine into a Massive Chair

A big fan of all things aviation? This innovative chair marries aircraft engineered quality with industrial furniture design, resulting in an unconventionally eye-catching centerpiece. The <i>737 Cowling Chair</i> was designed by Fallen Furniture, a company that specializes in producing aviation furniture …

Furniture

New Marble and Resin Coffee Table Captures the Soothing Beauty of a Blue Lagoon

LA Table is a conceptual design company that disregards the notions of what furniture should look like. Creator and designer of the company, Alexandre Chapelin, takes pride in creating artistic, effortlessly attractive pieces that are as distinctive as each of his clients. As part of his Lagoon …

Furniture

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

Hypnotic 3D Canvas Sculptures Play with Vibrant Colors and Swirling Textures

Partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, collectively known as Stallman, marry their individual talent and vision to create mesmerizing three dimensional sculptures out of canvas and paint. Their newest collection of work, titled <i>Canvas on the Edge</i>, aims to highlight the nature of the materials by …

Sculpture