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People Humorously Blend Themselves in with Book Covers

The photo series <i>Corpus Libris</i> (which literally means “Body Books” in Latin) was created by Emily Pullen on one slow Thursday night at the Los Angeles independent bookstore Skylight Books, where Pullen worked. In this series, similar to Sleeveface, people cover parts of their body with books in …

Hand-Sculpted Clay Illustrations by Irma Gruenholz | Colossal

<p>Graphic designer and illustrator Irma Gruenholz toiled away in Madrid as an ad agency art director before shifting gears and launching a freelance …

Adorable 4-Year-Old Girl Creates Fashionable Paper Dresses

The world's next big designer may just be this four-year-old girl whose love for fashion goes way beyond the average kid. The young girl, lovingly called Mayhem by mom Angie (@2sisters_angie), was not satisfied with playing dress-up in store-bought princess dresses or in her mom's clothes. She …

Playfully Adorable Illustrations That Will Make You Smile

Kuala Lampur, Malaysia-based artist Lim Heng Swee loves to doodle. With a bright attitude towards life, he creates adorable illustrations that are playfully paired with funny phrases and word puns. He brings ordinary objects like sheets of paper, pieces of fruit, and pairs of pants alive with …

Beyond black-and-white: Essential moments from MLK's historic 'I have a dream speech'

<i>On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, forever changing race relations in America.</i><p><b>I have a dream today.</b><p><b>I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by</b> …

Ordinary Objects Cleverly Interact With Simple Line Drawings

The world is filled with possibilities according to clever Ecuador-based artist Javier Perez. From the graphic designer's perspective, any little object can be redefined to communicate a whimsical idea that will make just about anybody smile.<p>Perez first began his <i>Instagram Experiments</i> last fall with …

Spring 2014 Fashion Trends: Fresh Stylish Color Combinations to Test-Drive Now!

Sick of your winter wardrobe? Ready to try some new spring 2014 fashion trends? Us too! Which is why I've gone ahead and sussed out four fresh color combinations I think we should inject into our outfits as soon as possible.<p><b>Pastel pink and silver</b>: Spotted at runway shows such as Prabal Gurung and …

One Family's Aging Process Documented Across Two Decades

In 1991, photographer Zed Nelson asked his friend and his friend's pregnant wife if he could document the family in a portrait. The couple agreed and, since then, Nelson has continued to photograph the trio on the same day each year, in front of the same backdrop and with the same lighting in this …

Daily Inspiration #1641

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 …

Penthouse Architecture: House of the Tree by Kokaistudios

House of the Tree.<p>Sophisticated and luxurious architecture design by Kokaistudios for a penthouse on the 48th and 49th floor of a residential tower …

Portraits Made Electric by Luminescent Neon Paint

Flecks of vivid neon paint glow brilliantly off faces and shoulders in this series of portraits by Portuguese photographer Hid Saib. At times, the glowing paint seems like the scattered embers of a fire or an explosive shower of sparks racing across the cheeks of the model. In other instances, the …

Haunting Photographic Illustrations of the Brothers Grimm

Growing up with a big woodland behind his home, Kilian Schoenberger has always been interested in mysterious landscapes and their secret places. The German photographer has now utilized the moody landscape and old stories of his childhood homeland to create a series of photographic illustrations …

25 Unbelievable Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed

These are the kinds of places friends and family expect travelers to go.<p>But there are plenty of places to see that are under the radar; often known only by locals.<p>Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Best of 2013: 13 Clever Style Tips and Tricks

Next up as we close out 2013, we’re setting our sights on style and all the fun ways we hacked, beaded, and styled it up this past year. From pockets to fringe to LED headbands, here are our top 13 style tutorials of 2013.<p>1. DIY Pockets: Remember Polly Pocket? Well, this tutorial has absolutely …

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10 Holiday Traditions Around the World

For those of us blessed (or cursed) with incurable wanderlust, the allure of an unexplored city or destination is hard to resist. But, this time of year, what I crave is tradition and a deep-rooted sense of home.<p>I asked ten of my most trusted friends around the world about their favorite winter …

Finding a Needle of Primary Jungle in Borneo's Haystack of Deforestation: Going Green on the Looney Front

In the mists and mountains of north-eastern Borneo indigenous Dayaks are struggling to save one of the fast dwindling tracts of primordial rain forest still left on the world's third largest island, aided by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and banking on the potential for ecological …

4 Timeless Tips for Event Travelers

A working title of what follows might have been "What I Learned at Art Basel," but these tips are transferrable and might fairly be considered pillars of wisdom with regard to any event or festival travel.<p><b>1. Schedule Realistically</b><p>Now, this is easier said than done, as foreknowledge of traffic, …

Top 10 Places for Chocolate

From all-you-can-eat cocoa-driven buffets to Madrid’s favorite late-night pick-me-up, here is our guide to chocoholic heaven.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Food Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>Maison Cailler, Broc, Switzerland</b> <br>Tour the home of one of Switzerland's oldest chocolate brands in the Swiss …

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Holiday Lights

This week's <i>Moment of Travel Zen</i> comes to us from Melissa de Castro. Of her photo she says:<p>Holiday lights are a visionary joy. They allow us to pause and admire the beauty that adorns the world for the season. As the darkness if winter descends, the sparkle of glittering lights allows for an …

Top 10 Nocturnal Festivals

Top 10 Nocturnal Festivals from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Sacred Places of a Lifetime</i><p><b>Noche de la Primavera, Mexico City, Mexico</b><br>Mexico City welcomes the arrival of spring in style. All through the night, the streets and plazas pulse with music and dancing. Mexican folk …

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Festival lights around the world

From Hogmanay in Scotland to Nepal’s Balachaturdashi, light plays a starring role in holidays across the globe, brightening skies, spirits – and travel itineraries – alike.

5 Wacky & New Themed Restaurants

These days, gimmicks seem to be the name of the game in the restaurant industry. Establishments around the world are racing to one-up each other, in …

Bali's Environment Is Out of Balance Due to Too Much Tourism

A string of letters the height of a man stand in the middle of a lush padi field in Bali. “Not For Sale”, they spell.<p>The words are not scarecrows …

Photographer's New Pictures Of His Girlfriend Leading Him Around The World Will Inspire You To Travel

<b>Jump right to the photos »</b><p>The Moscow-based couple have continued to travel since the initial photos surfaced in March, and now Murad has a fresh batch of images in the series, titled "Follow Me."<p>The first picture happened entirely by accident in Barcelona, when Natalia and Murad were on vacation. …

Culinary Culture-Hopping in NYC

Manhattan may not have the valleys of Maui or the beaches of the Seychelles, but when it comes to international cuisine, this island takes the cake …

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