Mark Shanstrom

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3-D Fractals Offer Clues to Complex Systems

By folding fractals into 3-D objects, a mathematical duo hopes to gain new insight into simple equations.<p>If you came across an animal in the wild and …

Mathematics

New Year’s Eve Around the World: Pictures

Indonesia

New Year's Eve revellers flee west London pub as 'candle used to light Christmas tree branch starts blaze'

Hundreds of New Year's Eve revellers were evacuated from a pub before it was largely gutted by a fire that reportedly started when a candle was used to light a branch on a Christmas tree.<p>Around 340 customers and 12 staff fled The Aeronaut pub in Acton, west London, when the blaze broke out at …

London Ambulance Service

The Latest: Delaware businessman wounded in Turkey attack

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on a deadly attack on an Istanbul nightclub. (all times local):<p>7:30 a.m.<p>The State Department has confirmed that a Delaware businessman originally from Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, was one of nearly 70 people wounded during an attack on a New Year's Eve celebration in …

Extremism

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Soothe Your Soul (And Make You Much Happier!)

You don’t have to practice meditation or yoga to benefit from Buddhist ideas. There are powerful elements to Buddhist philosophy that apply to all of …

Meditation

Watch Japanese Woodworking Masters Create Elegant & Elaborate Geometric Patterns with Wood

A friend recently told me he'd had his hair cut with a pair of $10,000 scissors, reputedly the highest-quality in the world. He hardly needed to add …

Art

The Wild, Intricate Animated Gifs of Javier Arres

Javier Arres, an illustrator and graphic designer living in Madrid, Spain, crafts animated GIFs that often depict hyperdetailed, fantastical …

Modern Art

Vintage Matchbox Inspired Artwork Featuring Pop Culture Monsters From Movies and Mythology

Austin, Texas illustrator Chet Phillips has created <i>Matchbox Art</i>, a new series of vintage matchbox inspired illustrations featuring pop culture …

Twisted Picture Frames Fused with Tree Branches

Darryl Cox Jr. uses woodworking, painting, and sculpture to create commissioned frames.<p>Inspired by the Central Oregon landscape in which he lives, and by his love of art and surrealism, artist Darryl Cox Jr. fuses wood found in the forest with frames to create innovative and unusual art objects. On …

Modern Art

A Face-Melting Claymation Deconstructs the Human Head

Mind = blown.<p>A stop-motion experiment literally explodes as toy designer and animator Isak Åkerlund's deconstructs a hyperreal human head down to the muscle, bone, and yes, even the grey matter. The short and sweet clip <i>Clayhead</i> borders on the horrifying when the earless, noseless head blinks at you …

Animation

Tesseract Graph

Discrete Mathematics > Graph Theory > Simple Graphs > Bicolorable Graphs ><p>Discrete Mathematics > Graph Theory > Simple Graphs > Biconnected Graphs …

Mathematics

Amazing, surreal science fiction photo-collages

Good photo-collages are pretty easy to make, just contrasting things in ways that are quirky and eye-catching. But <i>great</i> photo-collages are hard, and …

Amazing

Dive into the Mesmerizing World of a Dutch Illustrator

Bright palettes, layered compositions, and mysterious characters fill out the work of Utrecht artist Merijn Hos.<p><i>A Long Strange Trip, Illustration for Nylon Guys magazine (US) to accompany a piece about psychedelic drugs. All images courtesy of the artist.</i><p>Merijn Hos loves 60s graphic design and …

Digital Art

3D Spider Drawing/AMAZING Realistic Illusion!

Amazing

Enter the Optical Illusion Graffiti Void

Don't worry—you can't actually fall down these rabbit holes.<p>When you stare into any of the abysses created by German graffitist 1010, the abysses stare back at you—or at least they appear to. Inspired by the relationship between optics and neurology, the Hamburg-based artist has amassed a cult …

Modern Art

Adventures in Laser Kerf Bending

If you're going to go curved, you may as well go pretty<p>When Shaun Crampton designed a bentwood housing for his self-built radio receiver, he didn't …

3D Insects and Giant Birds: The Graffiti Art of Mantra

“Graffiti is my background, my family, my culture,” states Mantra, a French graffiti writer who travels across Europe spray-painting creatures of the …

Fine Art

13 Surreal Photo Manipulations by European Artists

Warning: Contains nudity. Great artists have been manipulating their canvases in surreal and exciting ways for hundreds of years. You only need to …

Modern Art

See How Those Mind-Bending 3D Murals Are Made

Some of our favorite murals are the ones that deceive your eyes. You're walking along when suddenly you spot a hole to another universe in the …

Murals

This Morphing Fractal Forest Is Beautiful

Julius Horsthuis will take you on an animated stroll through an ever-changing fractal forest in 'Where Forests Are...'.<p>A lush fractal forest comes to life in Juilius Horthuis's video experiment <i>Where Forests Are..</i>, part of a string of increasingly mesmerizing and poetic takes on the natural world. …

Modern Art

Exquisite Pen Drawings Created with Thousands of Tiny Dots

Using thousands upon thousands of tiny dots, Spider Money produces gorgeous artworks that are awe-inspiring in their detail. The Bangkok-based creative wields a mighty Micron pen and draws fancy flourishes with photo-realistic depictions of eyes, noses, and lips. It's in these facial features that …

Drawing

Coverage: Pixel Pancho 'Memories Of Our Life' @ London's StolenSpace

Share this article<p>Rom Levy<br>• March 14, 2015<br>• 0<p>Pixel Pancho just opened his first exhibition in London entitled ‘Memories of our Life’ at Stolenspace …

Hubble's greatest hits: Hubble space telescope images - Telegraph

Hubble Space Telescope

21 Exquisite Art Deco Style Illustrations from Modern Masters

Art Deco, from the 1920's - 1940's is one of the most influential visual art styles to have emerged in the last 100 years. Continue</b> …

Art Deco

This Designer’s Beautiful Illustrations Celebrate Women Who Changed The World

It’s a statistic that’s impossible to ignore: Nearly half of the U.S. workforce is comprised of women, yet only 26% are in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. What’s worse is the number of women who are actually in STEM careers is dropping due to a lack of promotions …

14 Push Block Plans + 11 Push Stick Plans: Save Your Paws from Table Saws!

What’s the most dangerous power tool? Most woodworkers agree, it’s YOU. And right after that, the table saw :)<p>Staying safe on the table saw takes …

Woodworking

Ana White | Small Cedar Fence Picket Storage Shed - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Handmade by: mybartmart<p>Handmade …

Woodworking

In 125 years, millions of people have looked at this painting. No one really saw it until recently.

23 Mind Bending Optical Illusion Paintings by Rob Gonsalves

<b>[Huckleberry Fine Art]</b> Artist Rob Gonsalves was born in Toronto, Canada in 1959. During his childhood, he developed an interest in drawing from …

Modern Art