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Some Artists Sign Their Masterpieces, But Nicolas Jolly's Mark is the Art

A quick glance at Nicolas Jolly's most recent work and it could be easy to simply write it off as swirling, Van Gogh inspired works of art. By now we …

Digital Art

Daily Inspiration #1751

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 …

Graphic Design

13 Things Your Camera Wishes You Knew

Your sad, old camera will start to treat you better if you learn to take care of it.Every time I go to my nephews’ soccer games and see all the …

Cameras

Use Everyday Toiletries in a Basin to Mask Bathroom Smells

The best ways to de-stink your stuff might not be easily available when discretion is the order of the way. If you don't want to leave a bathroom …

18-Year-Old Photographer's Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

Photography

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

The '60s Are Gone, But Psychedelic Research Trip Continues

In 1966, psychedelic drug advocate and former Harvard professor Timothy Leary appeared on the <i>Merv Griffin Show.</i><p>"I'm in the unfortunate situation of being about 20 years ahead of my time," Leary said. When asked how many times he'd taken LSD, he answered 311. The audience gasped.<p>Leary was fired for …

Scared Of Failing? Ask Yourself These 6 Fear-Killing Questions

Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves to spark creativity.<p><i>[Editor’s note: The following is the first in a three-part series of posts adapted from Warren Berger’s new book,</i> A More …

Creativity

Could this app allow you to read War and Peace in a day?

A new app called Spritz claims to be able to increase users’ reading speed to as much as 1,000 words a minute. Will it revolutionise how we read?<p>Spritz, a new speed-reading app, claims to allow users to take in up to 1,000 words per minute – more than three times as much as the average adult …

Apps

The Murmurations of Starlings

When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. I thought today would …

9 Controversial Experiments In Rewilding

Strange as it is to imagine, at one point lions roamed Europe, horses galloped over Spain, and jaguars prowled parts of the United States. The reason …

4 Things Facebook Has Learned From Your Relationship Status

Facebook has a lot of data about its users, and it also has a data science division dedicated to transforming all that data into interesting …

5 Strange Movie Terms—Explained!

Do you call yourself a movie buff? Here are five storytelling terms to store away for movie trivia night.<p>1. Chekhov’s Gun<p>Once upon a time, Anton …

Doctor JKL

It's time for another open-ended <i>Free-for-All Friday</i> mentalfloss.com <b>Brain Game</b> challenge. Enjoy!<p><b>Name ONE English-language word<br>that contains the</b> …

How To Survive A Mosh Pit

This could get messy.<p>Physicists at Cornell University found that people in mosh pits behave strikingly similar to gas particles—meaning that the pits move in predictable patterns. We waded through the researchers’ paper to find a few concrete takeaways. Moshers, here’s how to avoid incurring too …

Wearable Book Lets You Feel What the Character's Are Feeling - Technabob

Read any good books lately? Only the most masterful of storytellers are able to tell a tale that can touch readers and stir their emotions.<p>However, …

DIY Brooch Bouquet

I’m totally head-over-heels for this gorgeous brooch bouquet from <i>Life in Velvet</i>! I’ve always wanted to make one, and this tutorial breaks down the …

How to find and delete duplicate files on your Mac

No one likes to find themselves running out of hard drive space on their Mac. Weeding through files and deciding what to delete and what to keep is a …

Tutorials

Intersections: An Ornately Carved Wood Cube Projects Shadows onto Gallery Walls | Colossal

<p>Created by mixed media artist Anila Quayyum Agha, this elaborately carved cube with an embedded light source projects a dazzling pattern of shadows …

Beer Fridge in Olympic Village Opens Only With Canadian Passport - Great Ideas : People.com

Olympic super-athletes: Congrats on those medals! Now let’s crack open an ice-cold brewski and celebrate.<p>We’ll just raid this beautiful red fridge …

Brilliant Door Design Flips Over to Open and Close

Vienna-based Austrian designer Klemens Torggler has crafted a revolutionary piece of architecture that allows one to enter and exit a room by shifting a multi-panel door, known as <i>Evolution Door</i>, to an adjacent position without a floor track. Instead of having to install additional components for a …

Demonstration

The 50 Most Amazing Finds on Google Earth

It's amazing what you can find on Google Earth. I once downloaded it just to get some spatial coordinates, but now I use it to casually explore the …

Lost City found Underwater in China

Qiandao Lake is a man-made lake located in Chun’an County, China, where archeologists have discovered in 2001 ruins of an underwater city. The city …

Movie News, Reviews & Exclusive Interviews

13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made

Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage …