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Tokoname Master Craftsman - Hokujo (Genji Shimizu)

Paintings (Art & FineArt)

Artist Transforms Driftwood into Stunning Sculptures of Animals in Motion

Sculptor James Doran-Webb uses pieces of driftwood to form stunning creatures that look as though they're in motion. In a scale that's larger than life, rabbits, horses, and birds appear to be in mid hop, gallop, and flap. Webb's work with the highly-textured wood is methodical, and he fuses many …

Sculpture

The Fading Art of Traditional Chinese Dongyang Wood Carving

Dongyang wood carving is a dying Chinese art that's been around since the Tang Dynasty, which began in the 7th century. This form of craftsmanship involves intricate wood sculpting that takes an incredible amount of time and dedication. That's why many young people in China aren't taking this trade …

Art

Ordinary Interiors of Cabs Are Being Replaced with Artistic "Taxi Fabric" in Mumbai

Taxi Fabric is a project that's creatively transforming Mumbai's many taxis into mobile works of art. “Taxis in India, particularly in Mumbai, are not only the most convenient form of transport but have also become an iconic piece of culture,” the team wrote on their website. “Although much …

Stunning Photos of Surging Ocean Waves Frozen in Time

Australian photographer Ray Collins uses his camera to highlight the ephemeral beauty of ocean waves as they surge and break in cascades of sea foam. The photographer swims out to sea each day, hoping to capture the spontaneous moments when sun-dappled water crests into recognizable shapes like …

Dynamic Nighttime Long-Exposure Photos of California's Roaring Wildfires

Though the wildfires in Southern California can appear destructive and devastating, photographer Stuart Palley captures their powerful, overlooked beauty in his ever-growing series titled <i>Terra Flamma</i>. For years, the dedicated photographer has ventured into the fire-filled wilderness and spent his …

15 Breathtaking Astronomy Images Highlighting the Cosmic Beauty of Our Universe

Since 1995, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has been serving up daily doses of cosmic beauty through breathtaking photos of our fascinating universe. Maintained by Robert Nemiroff (MTU) and Jerry Bonnell (UMCP), two professional astronomers who met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the …

Wilderness Scenes Illustrated within Striking Animal Silhouettes

So Paulo, Brazil-based illustrator Thiago Bianchini pays tribute to the beauty of nature in his striking drawings of wildlife and landscapes framed within larger animal silhouettes. Using fine-tipped ink pens, Bianchini brings flora and fauna to life through intricate drawing and shading techniques …

Fascinating Video Reveals the Most Frequently Used Words in the English Language

Have you ever wondered what the most frequently used words in the English language were? Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google, and his team answered this query by analyzing the terms found in Google Books data. From their massive library, they discovered that there were 97,565 distinct …

Intensely Green Malachite Crystals Look like They're Covered in Drops of Vibrant Paint

With an intense green color and beautifully banded masses, it's no wonder that malachite is one of the most popular minerals around. It's been carved into ornaments and worn as jewelry for thousands of years. The gorgeous mineral is found in deposits around the world, from the Ural Mountains in …

Fairytale-Inspired Portraits Explore Enchanting Worlds of Magic and Adventure

Lose yourself in the fantasy world of photographer Magdalena Russocka, who captures captivating fairytale portraits that appear to be straight out of a storybook. Wild stallions and loyal wolves star alongside warrior queens, sorceresses, and wild women in the photographer's enchanting images. Each …

Photography

Playfully Quirky Cabins Are Tiny Homes with Big Personalities

Fourth generation wood-working artisan Dan Pauly transforms reclaimed wood into diminutive cabins that look like they're straight out of a fairy tale. Whether it's a sauna, outhouse, shed, or actual home, the craftsman is able to create structures that are reminiscent of a Tim Burton film–offering …

Restaurant Sitting on a Rock Surrounds Diners with Idyllic Ocean Views

At first glance, this ocean-side structure in Zanzibar looks to be someone's private, makeshift getaway built atop a lone boulder. But, the unassuming locale is actually a bright and airy eatery called The Rock Restaurant, an establishment that sits 23 feet above the water and boasts idyllic, …

Masterfully Crafted Sand Sculptures at the 2015 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival

Last weekend, Boston's Revere Beach (established in 1895 as the first public beach in the US) was transformed into an open-air art gallery thanks to the 2015 Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival. Hosted by the Revere Beach Partnership, the annual festival has attracted hundreds of …

Art

Double Exposure Photos Capture the Essence of Animals in Arctic Landscapes

Norwegian artist Andreas Lie has perfectly captured the essence of the arctic in his latest double exposure photographs. Since the beginning, the artist has flawlessly merged animals and their rustic surroundings, but his newest works have a fresh quality to them. In focusing solely on wintry …

Photographer Captures the Poetic Beauty of a Smoldering Rose Bouquet

Warsaw-based creative studio Ars Thanea captured an incredible image that will make you see roses in a whole new light. Typically, we think of roses as a symbol of romance, but what happens when this iconic flower is set aflame? The answer to this unusual question lies within the studio's snapshot, …