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The Great Abyss: Artist Shares the Sole Reason Why He Creates

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Searching high and low for your ideal table lamp? Brighter days are ahead.<p>A roll-out table that embraces its practical purpose with a distinctive design.<p>Don’t underestimate the big impact that small design details can have on a space.<p>With clever packaging, Bocci turns a humble electrical outlet …

Mystifying Goddesses in a Macabre Dreamscape

Adrift in a dark fantasy world, these beautifully rendered heroines are the surreal creations of artist Dan Quintana. Using oil on wood panels, Quintana carefully paints the delicate features of these mystifying goddesses. Although they are surrounded by demons and skeletal creatures with claws, …

4 Not-so-Secret Tricks to Speed up Your Lightroom Workflow

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Miguel Cardona's Coffee Cups for Charity

by Eva Glettner<p>Miguel Cardona is a professor of design and an illustrator with an unusual canvas: the paper coffee cup. No subject is off limits for Cardona—in fact, the more obscure, the better; be it Breaking Bad's Walter White, aliens or sea creatures. But it's what Cardona does with his myriad …

Top 10 Most Creative Art Projects by Parents in 2013

In 2013, there was no shortage of creative ideas. In fact, we here at My Modern Met put out about 4,500 posts showing you story after story of ordinary people making extraordinary works of art. Of course, there was one group who not only inspired us but stole our hearts. They were the mothers and …

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A Line Of Jewelry Inspired By Illicit Drugs

We are craving Designer Drugs: a new line of jewelry from Aroha Silhouettes, designed after the hybrid molecular structures of illicit substances.<p>These wearable vices were inspired by a “fantasy laboratory” where dangerous drugs are turned into glitzy bling. Hailing from New Zealand, designer Tania …

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Photog Uses Face Paint to Create Stunning Portraits that Look Two-Dimensional

The <i>2D or Not 2D</i> series isn’t the first time Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov has dabbled in painting his models faces and taking striking …

Surreal Painted Faces Make Us Question What We Are Seeing

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his <i>2D or not 2D</i> and <i>Angry Beards</i> projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching <i>Art of Face</i> series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots …

Daily Inspiration #1612

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

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Exquisite Wheatpastes by French Street Artist Monsieur Qui

French street artist and illustrator Eric Lacan, aka Monsieur Qui, is best known for his large black and white collages that cover the streets of Paris, Marseilles, and London. Constructed out of acrylic and spray paints, wheatpaste, and cut paper, the artist's lively designs will certainly capture …

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

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Want People To Think You're A Celebrity? Wear Gym Clothes, Study Finds

The sight of Britney Spears hitting the shops in her Juicy Couture sweats may not exactly scream "luxury" to most people, but it certainly evokes her celebrity status, according to a new study by the Harvard Business School. The results reveal that shop assistants at luxury boutiques are more …

Most Colorful Places Around The World

ROY G BIV. Easter Eggs. Crayola.<p>Whatever your fancy, it turns out that places around the globe--from neighborhoods to entire towns--like to sport their preferred shades on their facades.<p><b>CORRECTION: A previous version of this story called the Melbourne area beach "Denby Street Beach."</b>

A Magic Wand That Paints Light

Light Painting was already a photographical miracle. But with this new device, the whole genre is born anew.<p>The phantasmic exposures behind light painting feel a bit like magic on earth. In reality, the technique is just a clever hack: You take a photo with a long exposure, and by waving a bright …

Portraits of Costume Owners at Home

For the past couple of years, photographer Klaus Pichler has been interested in the subject of costumes. The subject has traditions in many of the …

Heidi Klum Booty-Popped As a 95-Year-Old Woman at Her Epic, Annual Halloween Party

Heidi Klum; Photo: Getty Images<p>How would Heidi Klum outdo herself? The question loomed over the orange carpet at Marquee New York, where the queen of Halloween was hosting her 14th annual celebration. Everywhere, people recounted her past hits—Cleopatra in 2012, a hairy ape in 2011, a multi-armed …

6 Branding Lessons From Eurostar’s First-Ever Creative Director

Christopher Jenner defines a new role for railways and re-thinks the way we brand travel.<p>“The train that goes under the sea,” is how South African born Christopher Jenner describes Eurostar, the high-speed rail service linking London to Paris and mainland Europe. At the age of 42, the founder of …

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An Analog Art Tool For Making 3-D Objects Flat

Art teachers face a major challenge when teaching new students to draw: how do you put techniques into words? Concepts like perspective have a visual language, but don’t easily lend themselves to a spoken lesson. Leslie Lienau, an art teacher for 20 years, wished she could teach students how to see …

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‘SKVÍS,’ an exhibition of new works by graphic designer Siggi Eggertsson - The Fox Is Black

Siggi Eggertsson is well-regarded as one of the finest talents in Iceland right now, and his newest project certainly shows off his impressive …

Incredibly Vivid Portraits by 21-Year-Old Wyatt McCollum

21-year-old Wyatt McCollum has an incredibly vivid imagination which he brings to life through his photography. He began taking pictures after high school graduation and his work often focuses on an exploration of surreal moments blended with a touch of reality.<p>McCollum creates both portraits and …

A Cancun Compound You’ll Never Want To Leave

Sergio Orduña, of SO Studio, designed the CUMBRES DOCE property in downtown Cancun, Mexico that consists of five separate houses. The houses sit on a …

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Puddle-Shaped Mirrors Look Just Like Actual Water

This incredibly realistic, rippling installation, entitled <i>Mizukagami (Water Mirror)</i>, was created by Japanese art director and designer Rikako Nagashima in collaboration with designer Hideto Hyoudou. The true to life forms are actually made out of acrylic and were installed by the two artists …

Today’s Google Doodle Pays Homage to Edith Head

The eight-time Oscar winner who designed costumes for Hepburn and Hedren would have been 116 today.<p>The current Google Doodle is decked out in ball gowns, sharp dress suits, and fur-trimmed ruffles in honor of legendary costume designer Edith Head, who would have been 116 today. Over the course of …

Now You Can Enroll in the Pamella Roland School of Fashion

New York designer Pamella Roland is a favorite of celebs such as Eva Longoria, Jennifer Hudson, and Naya Rivera—and now, aspiring fashion designers who one day hope to see their own creations grace the red carpet at A-list Hollywood events can learn from one of the best in the business.<p>The Kendall …

6 Of The World's Cheapest Destinations To Travel To On A Budget

If you want to see the world -- especially while you're young -- but don't exactly have the funds to do so, you're not alone.<p>Between flights, accommodations, food and activities traveling can be <i>really</i> expensive. But a trip doesn't have to leave you totally broke.<p>Some of the world's most beautiful …

Artist Creates Huge Photorealistic Portraits of His Family

<b>Grandmother</b><p>24-year-old artist Dino Tomic (aka AtomiccircuS) has completed five of six photorealistic portraits of his family using colored pencils, charcoal and acrylic. While he's equally skilled at creating digital art as well as making hyperrealistic colored pencil drawings of eyes, it's these …

More Photos of Stunning Street Art Inside a Dilapidated Building in Paris

After posting about <i>Tour Paris 13</i>, the nine-story social housing tower in Paris that's been transformed into one massive street art exhibition, we had this uneasy feeling that the pictures didn't quite do the project justice. Lucky for us, photographer HBA_Jijo took over 370 photos of it, capturing …