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This Mesmerizing Faucet Saves Water By Creating Beautiful Spirals

It isn’t easy to get people to care about saving water: Just ask California, where residents failed to even save half of the state’s goal of 20% reductions in January, despite the epic drought. But could better-looking design tempt more people to adopt water-saving tech?<p>A new faucet is designed to …

Aesthetics

Genius Tool Teaches You How To Grow Vegetables Anywhere, Like Inside Of A Solo Cup

When I learned that I could grow a vegetable in my dimly lit, teensy New York City apartment with just a Solo cup and a few seeds, I felt overwhelmed. I love vegetables. I eat them for breakfast. My friends once gave me a crudité platter for my birthday instead of a cake.<p>The website StartAGarden …

Gardening

8 Flower Arrangement Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you get them from a florist or the grocery store, give your blooms the attention they deserve.<p>Fresh flowers are a speedy way to brighten any space in your home. But take the time to avoid the mistakes that diminish your bouquet's staying power.<p><b>1. Going overboard choosing blooms</b>We're all for …

Photographer Creates Elaborate Fairy Tale-Inspired Portraits in Her Tiny Attic

Canadian photographer Daniela Majic creates images of gorgeous, fantastical scenes, and she does so all in the small attic in her house. Since last year, she's worked on a series called <i>Secret Garden</i>, and it features surreal, colorful portraits of women dressed in elaborate costumes. They wear …

Beekeeping

The Voice Contestant Inspires Plus-Sized Women With More Than Just Her Voice

Season eight of the NBC show <i>The Voice</i> kicked off its premier a few weeks ago with a bang, and it was the first contestant that night who seems to have America still talking.<p>(Photo Credit: Stacie Huckeba)<p>Sarah Potenza, the bawdy rocker babe from Providence Rhode Island came out to do "Stay With Me" …

Artist Celebrates Women in Science with Whimsical Drawings

As a young girl, Missouri native Rachel Ignotofsky had a hard time choosing whether she wanted to be a scientist or an artist. Now, she's melding her passions in an innovative series of whimsical drawings that pay tribute to women in science. She uses simple lines and pops of color against gray …

Women in Science

Street Artist Paints Three-Dimensional Portals on the Side of Buildings

In his characteristic style, artist 1010's new murals are brightening city streets with wavy bands of color and gradients that make viewers feel like they're seeing through walls. The anonymous, Germany-based graffiti artist has rolled out new masterpieces in the last year– including a gallery show …

Art

Where Are All the Beautiful Mastectomy Bras?

I found plenty of beautiful mastectomy bras on display at the latest annual lingerie trade show.<p>Well-known brands like Amoena, Anita Care, and Royce, showed off their latest fashions for women whose bodies have been changed by breast cancer surgeries.<p>These bigger lingerie names design pocketed bras …

Cancer

8-Year-Old Feeds Crows and They Leave Her Small "Thank You" Gifts in Return

In 2011, Gabi Mann was a four-year-old in Seattle with a habit of dropping her food. A chicken nugget might fall off her lap while she's getting out of the car, and Gabi wouldn't pick it up. Instead, the crows rushed to the forgotten morsel and hoped for another bite. Gabi eventually noticed this …

Birds

DC Comics Characters Appear on The Saturday Evening Post

Artist Juan Carlos Ruiz combines two of his loves in this original series. <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i>‘s classic illustrations, made by Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker, are given a fun twist as the heroes and villains of DC Comics now grace the magazine's famous covers. The artist used Adobe …

Comic Books

Banksy Goes Undercover in Gaza, Releases New Works and Eye-Opening Video

The world's most famous street artist, Banksy, returned to Palestine to create a series of powerful new works. In 2005, he made several paintings on Israel's West Bank barrier wall. This time, the artist goes undercover, making a satirical travel advertisement for Gaza. The 2-minute film shows …

Israel

Hilarious Photos Offer a Fun Look into Secret Lives of Superhero Toys

Photographer Edy Hardjo humanizes superhero toys in his hilarious, on-going series of images. Using high-quality action figures, the Indonesian creative poses characters from the Marvel and DC-comic universes into picture-perfect situations. The Hulk, Thor, Spiderman, and many more are seen playing …

Photography

Viscous-Looking Photos of Models Completely Encased in Honey

Los Angeles-based photographer Blake Little covers the human body in honey and captures the sweet, sticky results. The series is titled <i>Preservation</i>, and it features images of nude or barely-clothed models that are coated from head to toe in the amber-colored liquid. This simple act seems to …

Art

Chalk One Up for Sidewalk Art in Florida

<i>Photo by Lara Cerri for VISIT FLORIDA</i><p>It's painstaking performance art, in two dimensions. Artists spend two or three days, on hands and knees, meticulously creating elaborately detailed chalk and pastel paintings on an asphalt or concrete canvas -- only to have it washed away after they're done.<p>"At …

Beyond the Cronut: 15 Frankenpastries to Make at Home

Cupcakes are old news. The newest sugary sensation to sweep our fair city is the Cronut -- the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by Dominque Ansel at his SoHo bakery last month. With production of the pastry limited to 300 a day, Cronut mania has created long lines and even given rise to a seedy …

Doughnuts

Articles about who-knew-cuckoo-clocks-could-be-cool on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...<p>Leave it to the Italians: the cuckoo clock has entered the modern.<p>Created at the peak of Marcel Breuer's collaboration with Walter Gropius, the 1940 Chamberlain Cottage …

Costa Rica

9 Famous Shoe Designers Recreate Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

This March, Disney is releasing a live-action remake of everyone’s favorite fairy tale about uncomfortable women’s footwear. To generate hype for <i>Cinderella</i>, starring Cate Blanchett and Lily James, Disney recently asked nine celebrated shoe designers to create their own interpretations of the famous …

Daily Inspiration #1997

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 …

Conversations With Vintage Dealer Desiree Venn Frederic

<i>photo credit: Samson Binitu</i><p>When you walk into a boutique or any space for that matter, ideally what are you met with? Well, I didn't realize what my dream experience was until I walked into NOMAD YARD COLLECTIV in Washington D.C. All of my senses were immediately hit as I walked through the large …

10 Historical Photos and Stories of Drag Queens

"Queens," or men who defy gender norms and dress as women, have always been present in the LGBTQ community and pop culture. Their journey has been long, but as a society we have progressed to a level of acceptance which has unfortunately not always been a part of our culture.<p>We acknowledge that not …

Pictures of the Week 2.5.15

A Homeless Man Read His Only Book Over And Over, So A Compassionate Stranger Gave Him A Kindle

A homeless man is pursuing his love of reading thanks to a good Samaritan.<p>Last week, a San Diego man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was on a business trip in Las Vegas when he frequently passed a homeless man named Paul on the street. The man noticed that Paul had been reading an old, worn book …

Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

There are several aspects of Disney films that don't quite match up to reality, from talking animals to unbelievably tiny waistlines to magic spells. Noticing that Disney princesses' hair often behaves in ways that are just as fantastical as the characters' lives, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz …

Walt Disney Company

Boy's 'Humans of New York' image helps raise more than $1 million

<b>(CNN) —</b> One principal's inspiration has resulted in more than $1 million in donations for what started as an initiative to raise funding for a class trip to Harvard.<p>"Humans of New York" creator Brandon Stanton launched the campaign to benefit Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a middle school in …

Middle School

Surreal Paintings of Whimsical Hybrid Creatures by Jacek Yerka

Polish artist Jacek Yerka has the ability to transform ordinary concepts into incredibly imaginative, surreal scenes, as he demonstrates in his paintings of extraordinary creatures. With vivid colors and lush details, Yerka brings to life whimsical beasts that inhabit worlds filled with fantasy and …

Painting

Who are you?

Project info<p>Do you believe that you can tell a person’s character by looking at their shoes? A simple test for you! Look down at your shoes right now. What are you wearing? Sneakers? Shiny, well-polished shoes? High heels? Well, whatever your choice, this test shows that shoes can paint a picture …

High Heels

Digitally Rendered 3D Abstract Paintings Look Like Miniature Worlds

Libya-based creative Mahmoud Jouini uses digital software to render colorful, three-dimensional abstract paintings that look like miniature worlds. Although the images look like snapshots of elaborate, sprawling dioramas that were physically constructed, each piece was actually created entirely on …

Digital Art

Argentinian Illustrator Travels Vicariously Through Her Whimsical Characters

An Argentina-based artist who paints under the pseudonym k2man travels vicariously through her whimsically mysterious creatures. The artist's work depicts a main character reminiscent of <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i> as it adventures through forests and snowy landscapes.<p>On her website, she describes her …

InterAct