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50 Years Ago: NYC World's Fair in Pictures

26 futuristic urban farms and green spaces [pics]

With cities taking up more space on the planet than ever, communities are struggling to solve problems of food security, climate control, and how to …

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ of 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check out …

How to Pronounce Designer Names 101

Bazaar's A-Z cheat sheet to help you tackle Moschino, Hermes, Miu Miu and more. Plus, see round two.<p>Ever found yourself stuck for words when trying to pronounce some of the trickier names in the fashion lexicon? Us too. And, we figured, if we find it hard, then pity the poor woman who has a normal …

Unbelievable Ceramic Sculptures That Look Like Wood

Believe it or not, these sculptures by Christopher David White are not made of wood. There are knots, twisting veins and even a mossy mildew to disguise the work. However, White uses only clay to create deceptively detailed ceramic sculptures that look impeccably like real wood. White explains, “I …

Photographer's Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …

What is Installation Art?

<i>Heartbeat</i> by Charles Pétillon<p>Like most movements that make up modern and contemporary art, installation art exhibits an interest in innovating. Though similar to sculpture and related to a range of recent artistic genres, the immersive practice offers a unique way to experience art. In order to …

Ramon Bruin's New 3D Illustrations Spring to Life

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, continues to create optical illusion drawings that make animals and objects seem as though they're popping off the page. The illustrator's skilled visual effects transform flat surfaces into seemingly three-dimensional subjects. Bruin gives depth to the …

Oil Paintings of San Francisco Lit Up at Night

It's easy to get lost in the chaos of a busy city. In this series called <i>Concrete</i>, artist Xiau-Fong Wee takes us on a journey into the rush of urban life. Each scene is a snapshot right out of San Francisco area nightlife, transformed into a detailed oil painting. Lights from buildings, cars, and …

Father and Daughter Beautifully Recreate Wedding Photos of Late Mother

Father and daughter Ben and Olivia lost Olivia's mother, Ali, when Olivia was just one-year-old to a rare form of lung cancer. This November, after two years of being on a “rollercoaster of emotions” Ben decided to move out of their Cincinnati home that they had lived in with Olivia's late mother. …

92-Year-Old Grandmother Creates Amazingly Complex Temari Balls

These stunning embroidered balls called “temari” were made by the prodigiously nimble fingers of a 92-year-old grandmother in Japan. Although she only learned this elaborate skill in her sixties, she has since created nearly 500 unique designs that have been photographed by her granddaughter …

12 Shoes for 12 Lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz: Part 1

Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has never been one to be afraid of pushing the boundaries and his latest project entitled 12 Shoes for 12 …

Insane Makeup Turns Models Into 2-D Paintings Of Famous Artists

Facepainting isn’t just for kids anymore, and one talented Russian makeup artist is elevating it to an artform.<p>When we think of face painting, we usually think of clowns, county fairs and this turtle-loving zombie kid. We certainly tend not to respect it as an art: instead, it’s considered a …

Thousands of Paper Sheets Layered Into Colorful Formations

Charles Clary creates mesmerizing paper sculptures that will whisk you off to another world! Each one of his hand-cut paper formations is a blend of geometric shapes with suggestions of strange land formations, sound waves, or cell structures. He says, “I have created a viral like environment that …

Sergey Larenkov's Ghosts of World War II

Former sea pilot-turned-photographer Sergey Larenkov uses his photo manipulation skills to create a collection of intriguing images that merge the past and present. The 41-year-old Russian photographer initially began the project as a hobby, taking an interest in the idea of occupying a space that …

Incredible Hyperrealistic Drawings of Everyday Objects

Milan-based Italian illustrator and graphic designer Marcello Barenghi creates hyperrealistic drawings of ordinary objects that boggle the mind. It's hard to believe that the artist uses a standard set of art supplies to reproduce the likeness of everyday items, including anything from a bag of …

Work it Out: 5 Cute Gym Hairstyles For Your Workout

I often write about the “standard pony” being a less than ideal option when it comes to styling your hair. I mean, sure. I get that it’s convenient …

A Home Straight Out of a Modern Day Fairy Tale

Tour a fantastical New York apartment.<p>To conjure up an a whimsical, enchanted-forest look for a prewar Greenwich Village apartment, designer Fawn Galli chose a minty green color scheme, lightened the floors, and played with furniture scale. For more decorating ideas, read an interview with the …

Interior Design

9 Ways to Trick Out Your Bobby Pins

A few weeks ago, we shared 3 cool ways to add bobby pins to your ‘do, but what about tricking out the bobby pins themselves? From nail polish to glitter to studs and chain, here are 9 ways to add a little more pep to this essential hair accessory. Feel free to “pin” your favorites! ;)<p><b>Materials:</b> – …

Crafting

27 Practical And Ingenious Gadgets For Kitchen

We’re all familiar with the basic utensils and accessories we usually need in the kitchen, things like knifes, cutting boards and can openers. But …

Expressive Photorealistic Oil Paintings of People in Water

There's something both sensual and tranquil about artist Linnea Strid‘s photorealistic paintings. The Stockholm, Sweden-based creative's oil paintings depict intriguing portraits of people drenched in water. Strid is able to depict the translucent liquid so effectively that it allows viewers to …

Hidden Underwater River Flows Along Mexico’s Ocean Floor

If you've been waiting for inspiration to strike before you take those scuba diving lessons, here's something for you. In Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, visit Cenote Angelita (“Little Angel”) and then get ready to experience a dive unlike any other. Just a ten to fifteen minute drive south of Tulum …

China's Modern Stingray-Shaped Art Museum

You may not have heard of the small Chinese island city of Pingtan, but due to a new government project in the area, it<br>may soon be bustling as a center of trade and as a new urban mecca. To capitalize on this future growth, China-based firm MAD released a proposal for a new museum to be built in …

Bedroom Decor Ideas for a Sleek Space

It’s where you fall asleep and where you wake up. It’s where you keep your clothes and where you take refuge after a long day. Sure, there are plenty …