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Fahz, A Custom 3D-Printed Vase With a Sculptural Form Based on Multiple Face Silhouettes

fahz is a custom 3D-printed vase with an asymmetrical form that is computer generated from the silhouettes of multiple people’s faces. The vases are …

A Twitter Bot Is Turning Image Uploads into Low-Poly Masterpieces

All it takes to turn your photos into gorgeous geometric artworks is to tweet @LowpolyBot.<p>Low-poly design has its origins with game designers, who required myriads of flat, triangular polygons to create highly-detailed 3D objects. Reduce the number of polygons, however, and 3D objects take on …

Stunningly Elaborate Scenes Created Without Photoshop by Jee Young Lee

Seoul-based artist Jee Young Lee devotes weeks and months to building incredibly elaborate scenes by hand for the sake of taking a single photograph—all without the use of digital manipulation. Confined to the small space of her 360 x 410 x 240 cm studio, she painstakingly constructs every last …

20 Videos We Couldn’t Stop Watching In 2014

From science explainers to exploding spice bags to a David Lynch-directed nail polish commercial, these were the best videos made in 2014.<p>In the breakneck pace of digital culture today, our attention span has been whittled down to the length of a two-second GIF. Deciding to click play on a longer …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

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Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age - Barbican exhibition review by Sean Sheehan | LensCulture

Stephen Shore, in describing his work, once spoke of ‘showing people what they were not seeing.’ In these deceptively simple words, we can find a rationale for photography’s status as an art form.<p>Shore is just one of the 18 photographers whose work is on show at London’s Barbican as part of the …

Why monsters haunt Christmas in Europe but not America

The worst isn’t the screams or the snow or the mind-numbing blare of “Night on Bald Mountain“ on repeat. It’s the cowbells: a rusty jangle that means the Christmas monsters are coming.<p>Until Jan. 6, demons, witches and monsters haunt Europe.<p>The season of terror actually begins on Dec. 5, the eve of …

Incredible Street Art That Deserves To Be In A Museum

If you thought the image above as a chrome-plate dog you weren't alone, we thought the same thing too.<p>The striking photorealistic image is actually a …

‘Pansnakes’, Pancake Sculptures Made in the Shapes of Venomous and Nonvenomous Snakes

Nathan Shields of Saipancakes (previously) recently brought his children to the wild side by creating “Pansnakes“, a series of pancake sculptures …

Miami Art Week 2014: Reimagining The Human Form

A centuries-long obsession with human form continues to inspire artists across all media. Both the familiar and the unknown, the easy-to-recognize and the purely abstract, it is the self and the other. At this year's Miami Art Week, many works caught our attention that reconstructed the human image …

Frozen Flowers Melt Away Dramatically in Blocks of Ice

To create his <i>Locked in the ether</i> series, Kenji Shibata froze an array of flowers in blocks of ice, temporarily locking the full blooms in all their glory. Then, he let the ice melt and photographed the weepy wilting and thawing process.<p>As the ice relinquishes its grip on the flowers, bruised petals …

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The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Marija Puipaitė shapes Embracing Touch seats with the outline of her legs

Lithuanian designer Marija Puipaitė used the curves of her legs in different resting positions to generate the forms of these seats created for her …

21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors

By Cody Delistraty,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/18mN37W<p>A lot of people think they can write or paint or draw or sing or make movies or …

How To Connect Deeply With Anyone (In 5 Minutes)

By Oliver Emberton,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/MqZ70o<p>I’m going to share a game with you. This game will reveal incredible things about whoever …

Snapdragons make cute flowers, but when they die, they turn into macabre skulls. http://t.co/gnQpdDk0CC

Found image: Flowering Cacti

Found image: Flowering Cacti

“Skeleton Flowers” Turn Beautifully Transparent in the Rain

The Diphylleia grayi is an extraordinary flower with white petals that turn beautifully transparent upon contact with water. During light rain showers, the delicate blooms transform into blossoms as clear as glass, fitting its common moniker “skeleton flower.”<p>The plant can be found growing on …

Galaxies Projected in Magically Surreal Photos by Sofia Ajram

Sofia Ajram is a Montreal, Canada-based photographer who creates surreal photos filled with beautiful light. Whether her subjects are being magically lifted into the air or dancing to the beat of their own drum, each person is consumed by the moment. Not much is known about the artist except that …

Articles about 9 tiny apartments new york city on Dwell.com - Dwell

A trip to New York City is inevitably a whirlwind, whether it's your first visit or your five hundredth.<p>Throughout NYC's bustling boroughs, minuscule studios, tightly-packed family apartments, and converted small spaces are the norm.<p>With a series of community-minded projects, an architecture team …

Fjaðrárgljúfur, The Most Beautiful Canyon in the World

Have you eve seen a canyon so beautiful? Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland that's known for its breathtaking beauty. It's up to 330 feet deep and about one-and-a-quarter kilometers long, with a river called Fjar flowing through it. Created by a progressive erosion of flowing water …

23 Untranslatable Foreign Words That Describe Love Better Than You Ever Thought

By Koty Neelis,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/14FtHwT<p>Language is so beautiful to me. I love learning words from other cultures and discovering how …

Amazing Little Flip Books Use Negative Space and Secret Compartments | Colossal

<p>These fun little flip books made in Japan feature a number of unexpected designs that make use of negative space and secret “compartments” that are …

Goldfish Tea Bags

The Taiwanese design firm Charm Villa makes <b>tea bags that look like goldfish</b>. Each one is assembled by machine and hand in a 16-step process. Tug on …

Extremely Specific Nick Cage-Branded Cosmetics

(Photos via Traverly)<p>Yes, this is a real product. Shiro Cosmetics, a company that produces "hand-crafted makeup and geekery," offers <b>this eye shadow</b>. …

Hundreds of balloons combine to make a colourful, child-friendly tank

Make balloons, not war. German artist Hans Hemmer's medium of choice is air. And what better way to visualize and quantify this unconventional medium …

‘Panqueques de los Muertos’, Sugar Skull Pancakes by Saipancakes for the Day of the Dead

Washington-based dad, math teacher, and illustrator Nathan Shields recently cooked up some festive sugar skull pancakes for the Day of the Dead for …