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Playful Pet Portraits Produced with Cardboard Cutouts

These hilarious photographs feature an adorable little hamster peeking his head through all kinds of imaginative cardboard cutouts. The artist behind Myths & Fabrications, Jenny, is an illustrator and crafter who says she likes to create “all manner of mixed media and needle-felted three …

David Bowie

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

'Cat poop coffee' isn't just weird, it's also cruel

The neurotic behavior of civets in captivity raises questions about inhumane conditions.

Coffee

This Multi-Colored Corn Is Real And There's A Fantastic Story Behind It

Since then, the Arizona-based company that sells the rare seed, Native Seeds/SEARCH, has been ramping up production to meet the high demand.<p>A Facebook page devoted to Glass Gem allows growers to share pictures of the vibrant corn variety. It has nearly 4,000 likes.<p>But the story behind Glass Gem is …

Forestry

8 Ways to Create Share

Social-SEO (the idea that social signals help improve a company's placement on the search engines) is an idea that is gaining speed. Many believe …

Infographics

Spooky, spectacular pumpkin art for #Halloween >> http://bit.ly/PumpkinSculptures Which one do you like best?

From Ship to Cup: A Stunning New Video From TAP Coffee

TAP Coffee is one of our favorite cafes in London. From the souvenir spoons that grace each cappuccino and espresso to the carefully sourced and …

Coffee

Lobstercycle: Motorcycle Sculpture Made From Lobster Shell

Photo: orzzs.com - via Daily Picks and Flicks<p>Remember that centipede crab that John posted yesterday? When it needs to go somewhere fast, it doesn't …

Art

How to Choose the Right Oil

<i>Inspired by conversations on the FOOD52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: When it comes to cooking and baking with oil, it's all about finding Mr. Right.</i><p>Walking into the oil aisle is a sensory overload: all of those glistening …

Recipes

Your Autumn Guide To Apples [Infographic]

Apples are weird. Here are their weird names.<p>The Baldwin. The Northern Spy. Apples are almost always named after old, moneyed English people and books they would read. And now that fall is here, it's basically <i>Downton Abbey</i>.<p>Sean Seidell, an information designer who previously taught us about …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Infographics

Inside the World of Coffee Warehouses

Unless you live in a country that grows it, one can only be so local when it comes to coffee. (And, even then, your country may only sell Nescafé.) It's an unavoidable factor in the coffee world that your unroasted green coffee beans must travel a long distance, sometimes under difficult …

A Year on the Yenisei River

Reuters photographer Ilya Naymushin is based in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, the the third largest city in Siberia. Krasnoyarsk and many neighboring villages are situated on the Yenisei River, one of the largest river systems in the world, which provides power, transportation, food, sport and more to more …

Is fruit juice bad for your health?

Sugar in fruit juice is a 'poison' and worse for you than fizzy drinks, American obesity expert Robert Lustig claims<p>Juice exudes health and vitality. It is officially one of your 'five-a-day'. It's what they sell in juice bars, those yogafied temples of wheatgrass.<p>But fruit juice is also, according …

Diabetes

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Mind Surf

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What Poisoned Pomegranates Tell Us About Food Safety

Imported food is getting the kind of attention these days that no product wants. Health officials in Iowa and Nebraska are blaming salad greens for making hundreds of people sick with a parasite called cyclospora. That parasite usually comes from the tropics, so it's likely the salad did, too. …

Miniature guinea pig

Friday Finds 07.26.13 - Dwell

I came across the work of Los-Angeles based photographer Andrea Bricco and fell in love with her imaginative food styling. In this food series, Bricco photographs food arranged in landscape tableaus. These images are clever and fun and make me want to start arranging the food on my plate!<p>It …

EXCITING

Melting Ceramics by Livia Marin | Colossal

<p>When dropping a ceramic plate or cup we’ve all braced for the familiar sound of impact as the object explodes into a multitude of sharp fragments on …

Top 10 Most Expensive And Luxurious Hotels in Paris

Paris is a very beautiful city, with amazing architecture and history and with lots of wonderful attractions. As a visitor, you want your experience …

France

Mind-Boggling Anamorphic Drawings Leap Off the Page

Italian artist Alessandro Diddi is not only a skilled illustrator, but he's also a brilliant creative mind that makes it easy for viewers to believe that his drawings are popping out of the page into the third dimension. His incredible anamorphic illustrations play with light, shading, and …

Drawing

20 Beautiful Bokeh Pictures

The term “bokeh” refers to blur or a blurry quality, and in photography it is a very recognizable technique. Using this effect in your photos can be …

Photography

Making a Surreal ‘Fruit Model’ Photograph From Start to Finish

I did my first surreal photoshoot with a model this past weekend. Here’s a breakdown of the process from start to finish.<p>The Plan<p>The first thing I …

How To Have A Success Mindset When You Don’t Think You Can Do It | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”</i> -Henry Ford<p>You know that in order to achieve your big goal you have to believe in …

Motivation

Amazing Before And After Images Of The Visual Effects In 'The Great Gatsby'

While some of the film may have appeared to be shot on location in New York, the only minimal filming took place in Sydney, Australia.<p>Chris Godfrey, the visual effects supervisor on the film, released a before and after reel showcasing the amount of work that went into bringing the film to …

The Great Gatsby

Two Portraits, Two Perspectives – Film Portraits by Ricky Chapman

Ricky Chapman has been working on a portrait series called ‘Parallax’ off and on for a year, first in New York and now in London. The project is …

Photography

Still Life Photos that Combine Stark White Scenes with Just a Touch of Color

For the most part, Dutch photographer Arjan Benning specializes in still life photography. Crafting strange scenes for advertising agencies, museums, …

Some of My Favorite Nantucket Things. {a giveaway!}

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 2, 2013 1,853<p>If you follow along on instagram then you’ve already got a big (over)dose of the past five days that I spent in …