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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 …

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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.

This multi-colored corn is real and there's a fantastic story behind it

Glass Gem corn, a unique variety of rainbow-colored corn, became an internet sensation in 2012 when a photo of the sparkling cob was posted to Facebook.<p>Shortly after, the company that sells the rare seeds, Native Seeds/SEARCH, began ramping up production to meet the high demand. The Arizona-based …

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?

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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

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

Description<p>This listing is for one white needle felted guinea pig.<br>So sweet! I cannot stop smiling when i look at him :)<br>The sculpture is 3 cm long (just over one inch) and 2 cm tall<br>This is made to order item.<br>For the custom pattern - You can send me some pictures of your own guinea pig and I'll make …

Friday Finds 07.26.13

Landscaped food series? Check. Cozy Scandinavian interiors? Check. And America's favorite pastime? Double check. Scroll down to see what the Dwell team found this week on the World Wide Web. Happy Friday!<p>Julia: Playing with Food<p>I came across the work of Los-Angeles based photographer Andrea Bricco …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …