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21 Stunning Wedding Photos Captured in Breathtaking Destinations around the World

We've shared some gorgeous wedding photography on the Met in the past, but this year's display of Top 50 Destination Photos curated by Junebug Weddings includes some of the most stunning images of brides and grooms that we've ever seen. With over 4,000 submissions from more than 40 different …

Abu Dhabi

Interview: Photographer Builds Elaborate Sets to Capture Surreal Portraits In-Camera

Even as a child, Lara Zankoul was interested in photography, finding inspiration in the photos she came across in fashion magazines. Despite her fascination, she opted to study economics for a more secure career. At 21 years old, Zankoul couldn't deny creative yearning and made a life-changing …

The Arts

Electric Sports Car with Solar Panel Exterior Drives All Day Without Being Recharged

Melbourne-based company EVX Ventures is entering the electric automobile market with an aerodynamic sports car that can drive all day using power from the sun. Called <i>The Immortus</i>, the sleek two-seater has an unlimited traveling range thanks to 75 square feet of solar photovoltaic paneling on its …

Regulation

21 Watermelon Sculptures That Are Too Skillfully Crafted to Eat

Artists across the globe have utilized watermelons as an unexpected canvas for their imaginative creations. For centuries, fruit carving has been a respected art in Thailand and was used solely for decorating royal tables. Now, this uncommon skill has been adopted by others who see watermelons as …

Art

Rustic Stable House Is Disassembled and Transformed into Modern Holiday Home

In the wheat fields of Tuscany sits what appears to be an unassuming, historic stone building. Beyond this rustic exterior, however, is a former stable house whose interior has been completely transformed into a strikingly modern holiday home. Roy David Studio was responsible for this …

Ceramics

#Vanlife: The Wanderlust-Inducing Lifestyle of Roaming across the Country in a Home-on-Wheels

What is #vanlife? For some, it's just a hashtag on Instagram, but for others, it's a philosophy, a way of life that says, "Home is where you park it." For members of the #vanlife community, there is no greater pleasure than driving down empty roads in their home-on-wheels, sleeping under the stars, …

Social Media

Incredible Alarm Clock Manipulates Magnetic Fluids to Tell the Time

Zelf Koelman of the Eindhoven University of Technology has designed an alarm clock that resembles a Rorschach test in motion. The clock–which is known as the Ferrolic–relies on the manipulation of magnetic fluids to display the time. “A few years ago I fell in love with the magical characteristics …

Engineering

3D-Printed Chess Set Turns Each Piece into a Miniature Planter

The MicroPlanter Chess Set reimagines the classic board game by cleverly combining it with nature. Its creators, XYZ Workshop, were inspired by Bauhaus-style chess pieces and designed them as miniature planters that can each hold a different herb or succulent. This gives every piece its own unique …

Miniature

Whimsical Bronze Sculptures Turn Airport into Interactive Playground

In collaboration with Hamad International Airport, Qatar Museums has brought the museum experience to the Doha, Qatar airport by installing works by local, regional, and international artists throughout the building. Among the installations is a series of playful bronze sculptures by Tom Otterness, …

Art

Artist Creates Fantastical Worlds by "Painting with Dreams"

Artist Erica Wexler paints surreal creations featuring subjects who have a distinctly dreamy disposition. “As an artist, I try to develop paintings that speak to me and to others, through colors and compositions, about the beauty and strength that exists in humans and in nature, specifically …

Digital Art

"104-Year-Old" Grandpa Expresses Himself with Timeless Style

Günther Krabbenhöft has revealed that self-expression is key when it comes to creating a timeless style. He expertly shows this in his artistic choice of clothing, which features vibrant colors, clean lines, and many classic bowties. “I find that I dress pretty normal,” Krabbenhöft admits. “I’ve …

Grandparents

Artist Combats Fear and Insecurity by Creating Elegantly 3D-Printed Masks

Self-described “doodler and entrepreneur” Melissa Ng of Lumecluster creates elegantly crafted 3D-printed masks designed to empower individuals to fight for their dreams. Called <i>Dreamer Masks</i>, each intricate work is “a vision of our ideal selves, a representation of empowering elements we tend to …

Time I

Japanese Artist Creates Delicate Watercolor Paintings of Fish Every Week

Tokyo-based artist Yusei Nagashima has been fascinated by fish since he was a child, so it's no wonder that the aquatic creatures have become the sole focus of his beautifully detailed watercolor paintings. Every Friday for the past three years, Nagashima has posted a new illustration of fish on …

Art

Photographer's Vertical Panoramas Offer New Perspectives of His Travels

Artist Mateusz Chmura takes viewers on an intriguing adventure through his <i>Been there, done that</i> project. In each expansive photo, the artist captures a still of his feet before an ever-changing landscape. The scenery within each frame ranges from familiar landmarks to extraordinary settings that …

Photography

Foliage Covered "Tunnel of Love" is an Enchanting Pathway for Lovers

The Tunnel of Love, as it’s commonly known, looks like something out of a dream. Completely covered in bright green foliage, the branches create a beautifully-enclosed arch that acts as a 1.8-mile passageway for a private train that hauls wood to a factory in Klevan, Ukraine, near the city of …

Eastern Europe

Stunning Ink and Pencil Drawings of Human Faces Emerge from Maps

In an intriguing blend of cartography and illustration, UK artist Ed Fairburn uses maps as his canvases for stunning ink and pencil portraits. Faces are fragmented by contours that not only delineate borders, roads, and geographical features, but also bear a striking resemblance to veins and the …

Maps

13 Trailblazing Female Artists to Celebrate on Women's Equality Day

Countless women have contributed to the world in a unique and artistic fashion. August 26th–Women's Equality Day–serves as the perfect time to celebrate these inspiring individuals. In honor of the talented women we admire, we've compiled a list of our recent favorites. These are the female …

Marlon Brando

"Treehotel" Cabins Offer One-Of-A-Kind Lodging in a Bird's Nest and UFO

If you're looking for a unique lodging experience, the Treehotel in Harads, Sweden is it. This unconventional locale feature six cabins that are all suspended above ground and no two are alike. The varied designs are all delightfully creative takes on a treehouse: they include a bird's nest and …

Paranormal

21 Before and After Photos of Adorable Puppies Who Become Beloved Dogs

Many dog owners have captured the incredible transformation that occurs when a playful puppy turns into a loyal adult dog. They start out as small figures with adorable young faces and gradually become older in body, mind, and spirit. Physically, their bodies undergo a drastic change, but viewers …

Pets

Amusing Illustrations Show Monsters Have Problems Like the Rest of Us

Who says monsters can't have problems, just like the rest of us? Artist and designer Teo Zirinis (aka Hands Off My Dinosaur) has created a delightful, on-going series that sheds light on the hilariously distinctive dilemmas faced by fictional monsters. Aptly called <i>Monster Issues</i>, the charming …

Cthulhu

Loving Couple Gets Married Just Months before the Groom Passes Away from Cancer

Solomon Chau and Jenn Carter, a couple living in Toronto, were young, in love, and excited at the prospect of becoming husband and wife in a ceremony surrounded by their friends and family this summer. Chau was diagnosed with liver cancer in December 2014, but after undergoing a successful surgery …

New and Otherworldly Forms of Sandcastles by Matthew Kaliner

Harvard University lecturer Matthew Kaliner creates otherworldly beach sculptures that are unlike any other sandcastles we've seen. Rather than stacking up architectural structures or realistic figures, the artist designs surreal, curving compositions of sand that are suspended in midair. “I am …

Art

Librarian Rides Around on Pop-up Bicycle Book Library to Spread the Joy of Reading

School librarian Alicia Tapia understands the crucial role that books can play in promoting a love of learning and literacy. In order to spread that positive influence, in May 2013 she started Bibliobicicleta, a donation-based pop-up library to cart around the city of San Francisco on the bike of a …

Books

Google uses Search as a secret job interview tool

Shutterstock<p>Google is well known for its love of puzzles and leaving little hidden secrets dotted around and it turns out that the company applies similar techniques while it is on the hunt for new employees too.<p>Max Rosett, a new Google employee, blogged about his recent recruitment experience at …

Employment