Cameron Alston

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Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Digital Art

Clever Anthropomorphic Book Sculptures Using Metal Wire

Artist Terry Border uses metal wire to transform classic books into whimsical characters inspired by the content of the books in his series “Wiry …

Smokin' Wieners: Cannabis Flavored/Scented Condoms

These are Cannadoms, weed flavored pecker jackets. They cost €1.50 (~$2) apiece, and I'm not sure I trust my birth control to a weed-related company. …

Rock Band and Guitar Hero creator's next game is Chroma, a free-to-play rhythm-based shooter (yes, really)

Harmonix is charting new territory yet again. The studio that birthed both <i>Guitar Hero</i> and <i>Rock Band</i>, and the only third-party game-development house that created a successful Kinect franchise (<i>Dance Central</i>), announced a new game today: <i>Chroma</i>. Unlike the studio's last several games, <i>Chroma</i> is headed …

Photorealistic Paintings of Beautiful Women Lying in Nature

Tel Aviv-born, New York-based painter Yigal Ozeri produces unbelievably realistic paintings of women in beautiful landscapes that make it hard to believe that they aren't photographs. The photorealistic pieces, which often depict women lying in nature, capture every detail of the scene, from the …

Painting

Word of Mouth: Park City

More than just a hub for the film industry when it plays host to the annual Sundance Film Festival, Utah's Park City offers charm and adventure year round. The surrounding Wasatch Mountains provide plenty of opportunity for outdoor excursions in all seasons, while world-class dining and …

Film Festivals

Looking Back: Photos From the First 12 Winter Olympics

With the world's attention focused on Sochi, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at some of the earliest Winter Olympics. At the first Winter Games in 1924 in Chamonix, France, 16 countries sent 250 athletes to compete in familiar sports like bobsleigh and hockey. The 1936 Winter …

These Spas Will Make You Wanna...

...book a couple's massage! Although not all of us can afford to run off to Europe and splurge on an all-day couple's spa treatment, these heavenly hotels will sure get you in the mood. Hotel search trivago has put together a collection of 10 stunning properties that house even more impressive …

Swimming Pools

Instagram - Tips & Tricks for Small Businesses

If you know Katelyn James - you'll know that she has enormous talent, but more importantly, she has an enormous heart for photographers and her …

Social Media

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

14 Breathtaking Places You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Do you ever feel like you've seen it all? Do you crave those breathtaking moments of your first travel adventures?<p>The world is full of wonders, sometimes you just have to look a little harder to find them. These 14 spots are lesser-known but equally (if not more) breathtaking.<p><b>1. Whitehaven Beach</b><p>The …

11 Things You'd Never Guess About Singapore

Yes, it's the home of Angry Birds cable cars and a theme park for "Chinese legends and folklore."<p>But that's not <i>all</i> you need to know about Singapore. The island nation has some sneaky wonders, laws and customs -- it costs $56,000 for the permit to own a car?! -- that you might never have guessed. …

Proposal Repurposes Abandoned Subway Stations in Paris

Paris mayoral candidate Nathalie Koziuscot-Morizet has proposed a transformative design plan for the city's abandoned Mtro stations that would turn the desolate underground locations into attractive venues. The intention is to reclaim the Parisian stations for use by its citizens and tourists. It …

Ancient Underwater City Submerged in China's Qiandao Lake

Beneath the water in the China's Qiandao Lake lies a hidden treasure. The ancient city of Shi Cheng (also known as Lion City), located in the province of Zhejiang, has been submerged underwater for 53 years. Shi Cheng was founded about 1,300 years ago in a valley surrounded by the Five Lion …

Revealing Photos Sneak a Peak Into Neighbors’ Windows

In his series, <i>Neighbors</i>, photographer Arne Svenson peers through strangers' windows to reveal very intimate, personal moments. According to his bio, the photographer stepped outside of his typical studio work to explore the relationships between himself and his Manhattan neighbors when he inherited …

Photography

Animated pixel art anyone? Let the running waters soothe your soul

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Luxury

Somebody Dropped A GoPro From A Plane Into A Pig Pen, And The Footage Is Amazing (VIDEO)

There are two versions of this story.<p>In one, about eight months ago somebody flying in a plane dropped a GoPro camera. The camera fell from the sky …

Powerful Drawings on Black Paper by Kyung Hwan Kwon

Using acrylic and color pencils on black paper, Korean artist Kyung Hwan Kwon creates dynamic drawings of bright explosions and threatening figures in the night. Against black paper, the use of shadows is a key element. Kwon only partially outlines his subjects and excludes some details, allowing …

Drawing

The incredible illustrations of Tadahiro Uesugi - The Fox Is Black

I came across the illustrations of Tadahiro Uesugi completely by chance and they immediately caught my eye. I poured through his work, delved into …

Croatian Paradise Overlooking the Water

Dubbed House U, this residence nestles itself on the sloped land overlooking the water in the Ploče quarter of Dubrovnik, Croatia. The steep plot of …

Architecture

Star streaked Colosseum

Paulo Coelho: 'I had an enormous amount of fun being a hippy'

<b>Writing means sharing.</b> It's part of the human condition to want to share things – thoughts, ideas, opinions. I discovered very early in life that the best way for me to communicate is through my writing, but it took me years to realise that it's what I needed to do full time.<p><b>I remember the moments</b> …

Awesome Miniature Movie Stills Shot Using LEGO and Baking Powder

LEGO and baking powder, that and some Star Wars inspiration is all Finnish photographer (and PetaPixel reader, we might add) Vesa Lehtimäki needs to …

360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono | Colossal

<p>This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

Google Partners with LEGO in New Chrome Experiment

Google today announced a new Chrome experiment in partnership with LEGO: Build with Chrome. In short, you can use your mouse or touchscreen to build something out of the colorful bricks directly in your Web browser, share them on Google+, and explore what others have already built.<p>Google explains …