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Stealthy Storage: DIY Invisible Bookends

I’m a sucker for digging up old and interesting-looking hardcover books at the thrift store or antique mall, and I get so sad when I find torn or scribbled out pages on the inside. But, thanks to this DIY invisible bookends project, there’s still hope for all of those pretty covers on otherwise …

I Draw Portraits Using Only My Eyes

When I was at art school, our teachers would stand behind us and scrutinize the drawing and say ‘you’re not looking hard enough’.<p>So I designed a …

I Photograph Strangers On The Streets And Doodle Over Them

I take pictures of unsuspecting people and then add sketches using Snapchat. Most of the snaps are created on the way to work or at the bus. I often …

Controversial Self Portraits By Finnish Photographer Iiu Susiraja

Some of us use selfies as a vain form of self-expression, trying to make ourselves look richer, happier or more beautiful than we really are. Finnish …

Catechism

Mum Is Taking Creative Pictures Of Her Daughter Every Week

Hello! My name is Maya and my mum decided to take pictures of me every week.<p>Sometimes its fun, but sometimes its hard work, let me tell you. Hope you …

This Woman Made Old Museum Paintings Take Selfies

Olivia Muus, a designer and marketer based in Denmark, has created a series of fun and light-hearted photos of old portraits in art museums that make …

How-To: Paper Bag Pendant Lamp

I pretty much always find paper lantern-style lighting to be charming, but this paper bag pendant lamp from A Piece of Rainbow is downright beautiful!<p>Gorgeous decor from an unexpected source—a paper grocery bag!<p>Want to make one for your home? Click here to see the full tutorial.

How-To: Paper Monster Silhouettes

This little gang of silhouette monsters are a great craft for both kids and adults! Jen van Overbeeke of In Paper Dreams recently ran a free workshop over at the local library here in Kitchener, ON. The workshop was a part of the <i>It’s On!</i> programming series, for (but not limited to) the 20s/30s …

The Death Of Conversation: I Photograph People Obsessed With Their Smartphones

I don’t have a problem with portable tech specifically, because our devices facilitate our lives, but I believe it is making people seriously dull…<p>I …

Mobile

Six Fall Desserts That Celebrate the Season

<i>Every other Friday,</i> <i>Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co.</i> <i>shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: Warm up your kitchen with the sweet smells of sugar and butter this fall -- it's time to start baking again.</i><p>Now that it's …

Dessert

Judging America: Photographer Challenges Our Prejudice By Alternating Between Judgment and Reality

Joel Parés, a U.S. Marine-turned-photographer, has created a photo series that seeks to question the ugly prejudices that many of us harbor, to one …

Jack Johnson

Royal Assassin

• <b>Author:</b> Robin Hobb<p>Young Fitz, the illegitimate son of the noble Prince Chivalry, is ignored by all royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has had him tutored him in the dark arts of the assassin. He has barely survived his first, soul-shattering mission, and returns to the court where he is …

Uncommon Toilet Paper Holder • Recyclart

A Magical World Of Mushrooms By Vyacheslav Mishchenko

My name is Slava and I am a photographer. Mushrooms are my second passion after photography. I am an avid mushroom hunter. My passion for mushrooms, …

Mushrooms

Soulful Photographs Of Zoo Animals By Manuela Kulpa

German photographer Manuela Kulpa creates hauntingly beautiful artworks with endangered species from photographs taken at zoos and wildlife parks. …

Mother Of Two Makes Cute Japanese-Inspired Lunches For Her Kids

Just when we, together with our readers, collected a list of cute Japanese bento-inspired dishes, a creative cook that we happened to miss has been …

Expressive Pencil Drawings By Dino Tomic

Dino Tomic, a talented Croatian tattoo artist in Norway, likes to create gripping realistic drawings when he’s not tattooing clients. His drawings, …

This Artist Turns Strangers Into Anime Characters

Have you ever wondered what you might look like as a cartoon character? If so, American artist Rober DeJesus has got you covered – he turns …

Incredibly Cute Meals Inspired By Japanese Cuisine

Japanese chefs and designers are the undisputed masters of the cute food industry, but their brilliant work has inspired chefs around the world to …

Cute

Dog Owner Creates Fun Illustrations With His Bull Terrier

When Brazilian illustrator Rafael Mantesso divorced with his ex-wife, she took all of the furniture with her, leaving behind an empty house with …

Friends Take Funny Pothole Photos To Draw Government’s Attention To Poor Road Conditions In Kaunas

A creative and active group of friends (called Z999) decided to draw people’s attention to the very poor condition of Lithuanian roads by creating a …

Illustrator Creates Doodles That Interact With Their Surroundings

French art director and illustrator David Troquier, who goes by Troqman, has an impressive sense of humor. He creates scrapbook doodles and places …

People Playing With Clouds And Forced Perspective

Cloud watching’s O.K, but these days it’s cloud photography that’s all the rage. We collected these 18 photos of people creating clever and playful …

16 Chic Laptop Cases You Can Make In Under an Hour

No offense, laptop cases, but you have a tendency to be… well, how do we put this… kinda boring. We want you to be secure enough to keep our laptops safe, but do you have to be so plain and blah? Instead of settling for that black nylon case, check out these pretty DIY cases that can be made in an …

Thrifting

PawTrack Is A GPS Tracker Just For Cats

With so many GPS pet trackers out there, is there room for yet more? The pet products industry is estimated to be worth $58.5 billion and there are more than 170 million pet dogs and cats in the U.S. alone, and as long as pets keep getting lost, companies will keep figuring out ways to help frantic …

Tiny Humans Lost In The Majesty Of Nature

No matter how caught up we get in our stressful day-to-day lives, nature always gives us the perfect place to escape to. The great outdoors have a …

National Parks

5 Ways to Get Over Your Biggest Mental Barriers

Even if you love working out, it’s completely normal to battle negative thinking. Here's how to get over it.<p>Often the biggest obstacle to running has nothing to do with the legs and lungs; it’s about what’s on your mind. Here’s how to clear some common mental hurdles that can keep you from getting …

Artist Paints Pop-Culture Characters Into Old Thrift-Store Paintings

Idyllic rural thrift-store paintings, while perhaps pretty, might not be the most interesting paintings in the world. David Irvine, however, has set …

Pop Culture

Raw Versus JPG – Why You Might Want to Shoot in RAW Format

If you have ever shared a photo by email, or posted one online, you might have seen a three or four-letter extension at the end of the file name that …