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5 Cruises You Should Never Book

<i>First on the list? Spring Break cruises. - Photo by Thinkstock</i><p>Any experienced cruiser is sure to have a nightmare story about a cruise they wish they had never taken. Obnoxious passengers, terrible weather, crowded ports, shipboard malfunctions, terrible cabin locations — we’ve heard them all. …

Playful Character Street Art by Guri

Argentina-based street artist Guri adds whimsical cartoonish characters to otherwise drab buildings in his delightful street art. While most of his …

Photographer Transforms Thousands of Nude Bodies into One Falling Feather

Nothing is as it seems in Angelo Musco's "bodyscapes."<p>For the past 20 years, Italian photographer Angelo Musco has been creating a massive database of elegant, monochrome snapshots of the nude human form. "I think we have about 10 million images," he tells The Creators Project. That, in and of …

10 Striking Works of Larger-Than-Life Street Art

Artists are finding new and exciting ways to capture our imaginations thanks to the proliferation of street art around the world. Street art engages …

Art

Nice comics and cute drawings from Lea Heinrich

Great work here from German illustrator and comic artist Lea Heinrich who, according to her online bio, “often dreams about being on a subway train …

38 Of The Most Inspirational Leadership Quotes Ever

No one can deny the power of a good quote. They motivate and inspire us to be our best.<p><b>Here are 38 of my absolute favorites:</b><p>1. “I alone cannot change …

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The Secret Art Life of E.E. Cummings

The great modernist poet had a sideline passion—creating a multitude of visual art: 1,600 sketches, drawings, watercolors, and oil paintings during …

Art

Artist Maude White Creates Intricate Scenes by Snipping Away at Paper

Maude White snips away tiny bits of paper to reveal incredibly intricate scenes. The artist, based in Buffalo, New York, brings imaginative animals and fanciful panoramas to life with her lacy, hand-cut designs. She calls her technique “paper carving.” Most of her creations are cut from plain white …

Elephants

Storytelling Painter Allows His Animals to Appear with Spontaneous Brush Strokes

Using a completely blank canvas, painter Adam S. Doyle has the innate ability to create magical, lifelike images. With the use of simplified, visible brushstrokes, Doyle organically paints vivid creatures such as howling wolves, birds in flight, and stoic foxes. Each captivating monochromatic …

Sketching

History of illustration: JC Leyendecker's illustrated 23rd Psalm.

<i>The Vault is</i> <b>Slate</b><i>'s history blog. Like us on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, follow us on Twitter</i> <i>@slatevault</i><i>, and find us on</i> <i>Tumblr.</i> <i>Find out more about what this space is</i> …

Urban Treehouses in Berlin Equipped with Kitchen and Bath for Long-Term Living

Located in Berlin, this project known as <i>Urban Treehouse</i> showcases a modern design that has the possibility for long-term living. Baumraum is a firm known for this type of elevated architecture, and they created the treehouses as an experimental research project. They're set within a community of …

Architecture

STREET LIFE | VINCENT LAMOUROUX TURNS THE SILVERLAKE GRAFFITI MOTEL WHITE

April 20, 2015 | Streets<p>For decades the Pacific Sunset Motel at 4301 Sunset Blvd in Silverlake was a decomposing shell of a former drug den turned …

Claude Cahun, the Lesbian Surrealist Who Defied the Nazis

In Jersey in World War II, a lesbian couple, who were also stepsisters, intrigued locals and sought to undermine the Nazi occupation.<p>Picture this. …

Art

CYRCLE. "NOTHING EXISTS" Mural in Playa Vista, Los Angeles

Los Angeles-based art collective CYRCLE. has just completed NOTHING EXISTS, a three-wall mural in<p>Los Angeles-based art collective CYRCLE. has just completed <i>NOTHING EXISTS</i>, a three-wall mural in the Playa Vista neighborhood of West Los Angeles. Being the first piece of their newest series, we see …

Streetwear

The Quest to Grow the World's Most Powerful Pot

A Denver grower who goes by RB-26 claims to have achieved the first strain to consistently test at 33 percent THC. That's some STRONG weed.<p>It's a glorious time to be a pothead in the US. Not only is the legalization movement gaining support across America, but we're also smoking way better buds. In …

Cannabis

Thomas Hart Benton Takes Hollywood

Before he became known as America's most famous artist in the 1930s, Thomas Hart Benton was painting backdrops for filmmakers in Fort Lee, New Jersey, known now as the first Hollywood.<p>That's right: Between 1913 and 1917 Benton was watching and assisting film directors as they told their stories on …

Man Shaves off Half His Beard and Creatively Fills It in with Amusing Objects

So Paolo-based photographer and art director Adriano Alarcon can grow quite a beard, and he spent four months cultivating his facial hair before shaving exactly half of it off. It's an unconventional move to say the least, but one that was well worth it. His photo project called <i>Fifty Fifty Selfie</i> …

Barbershops

16 Horrifying Vintage Sex Toys

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Common Cold

This Make-Up Artist Is Delighting The Internet By Turning People Into Superheroes

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Björn Griesbach Illustrations

Selected work by German illustrator Björn Griesbach.<p>Björn Griesbach is a talented German illustrator living and working in the city of Hannover. He …

Talented Artist Combines Animals And Plants To Create Otherworldly Sculptures

Ellen Jewett is a talented artist – sculptor, popular for her marvelous handmade sculptures .These sculptures look like fantasy creatures and she …

Architizer

Urban Aesthetics by Fin DAC

Fin D.A.C. has defined and perfected an atypical paint/stencil style that ignores the accepted visual language of street art almost completely. He …

6 Reasons Why Hostels are the Best

<i>By College Tourist, Author : Shannon Kelly, University of Illinois.</i><p>Hostels are more than just somewhere to stay, you can meet new people, save some dough and lessen your impact on the planet.<p>One of the first things that travelers tend to consider as they plan their next adventure is accommodation. …

Jamaican Photographer Captures the Beauty and Innocence of Childhood

Adrian McDonald is a wedding photographer by trade who is used to capturing important moments in a couple's life. Recently, however, he's gotten new-found fame for his beautifully innocent photos of his neighborhood children. While in one photo a young boy looks completely caught in the moment …

Photography

Street Artist Charles Leval Creates Drawings That Interact With the Urban Clutter of Paris

Artist Charles Leval (aka Levalet) adorns the streets of Paris with playful street art installations that take advantage of urban fixtures, garbage, …

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals – Gig Posters by DKNG

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, a series of four gig posters created by DKNG Studios for shows at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California.<p>DKNG …

In Dubai, A Former Graffiti Kid’s Politically and Sexually Charged Images