Joshua Peplinski

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Funny Catastrophe Illustrations Camouflaged as Dainty Plates

Take a closer look and you'll find that the ornate decor found on these porcelain dishes tells a bit of a surprising story. Graphic designer and founder of Calamityware Don Moyer has replaced the typical landscapes and peaceful nature scenes of traditional willow-pattern dinner plates with …

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Geometric Reflections in Landscapes Create Abstract Realities

Victoria Siemer, aka Witchoria, is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer who produces new and unusual realities by altering expected perceptions of space. She blends geometric shapes into natural landscapes to produce the sensation of upside-down, backwards, and fragmented reflections.<p>Witchoria aligns …

My Modern Shop Spotlight–Cody William Smith’s Reflective Landscapes

These beautifully complex landscapes by LA-based photographer Cody William Smith merge multiple perspectives into one intriguing photograph. Circular mirrors perfectly placed within the compositions reflect other elements located nearby and create a captivating depth within the natural scenes. From …

Lush Imaginary Landscapes Made from Hundreds of Photos

<i>Approaching Storm</i><p>Australian visual artist Catherine Nelson, known for creating otherworldly floating globes, has embarked on a new creative journey in her series <i>Expedition</i>, which depicts surreal scenes of nature. These five pieces, which took nearly ten months to assemble, are made from hundreds of …

The Balconies of The Pinnacles National Park

Date: August 17, 2013<br>Place: Pinnacles National Park (west), Soledad, California<br>Coordinates: 36.4918, -121.2097<br>Length: 2.6 miles<br>Difficulty: Moderate …

Gorgeous LA Sunrise Photo is Collage of 60 Images

Photographer Dan Marker-Moore recently created this stunning collage using 60 photos he had taken over the course of one LA sunrise. Each diagonal line, though barely visible, represents a different image and was taken a few minutes after the image to its left. It's like the City of Angels is …

Beautiful Mandalas Made from Nature by Kathy Klein

Arizona-based artist Kathy Klein uses a variety of organic materials to produce a series of eye-catching mandalas referred to as <i>Danmalas</i>–a portmanteau of the Vedic Sanskrit words “dan” and “mala” which respectively mean “the giver” and “garland of flowers.” Each piece in her ongoing collection …

Incredible Shadow Art Cast Through Iron Sculptures

At first glance, Greek artist Tedosio Sectio Aurea's iron sculptures might seem pretty ordinary. However, when lit from the precise angle, the sculptures spring to life with shadows that reveal a whole new form. Above, a bouquet of colorful metal flowers casts a shadow of a woman holding leaves, …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

Color Palettes Derived from Nature Photography

image via natural palettes<p>The blog natural palettes presents nature photographs and GIFs with their associated color palettes.<p>image via natural …

Hike of the Week: 7 Miles to Stinson Beach, CA

Actually, make that ten miles. It’s <i>supposed</i> to be a seven-mile trek from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach and that’s how far I told my friends from LA …

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Your Corpse Will Never Look This Good

Contemporary burial practices suck. They put a suit or dress on you, throw you in a box, and stick you in the ground, doomed to an eternity of looking boring. It wasn't always like that, and art history scholar Dr. Paul Koudounaris's photos of...<p><i>Saint Valerius, still stylish after all these …

5 Reasons to Go to Lake Tahoe this Winter

Straddling California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is a year-round destination. But it really comes to life in the winter, as the go-to spot for winter …

Maps of What the Earth Would Look Like If All Ice Melted

Global warming is a pressing issue that affects everyone. Though it may be hard to tell right now while we still have polar ice caps, National Geographic recently created a series of maps that illustrate how visually different the Earth would look if all the ice on the planet melted. The maps …

Hilarious Photos of Sexy Men and Adorable Cats in Similar Poses

<i>Des Hommes et Des Chatons (Men and Cats)</i> is a single-topic blog that pairs similar photos of attractive men with pictures of adorable cats. The brilliant match-ups feature a variety of heartthrobs (including celebrities like Channing Tatum and Michael Fassbender) posing seductively alongside shots …

California's top 5 secret weekend escapes

Most Californians moved here from someplace else, but that doesn't stop us from boasting about the Golden State's coastline like we put it here. Over a long weekend from San Francisco or Los Angeles, you too can earn bragging rights to the top five attractions of California's central coast: …

Best road trip stops along Highway 101

If you can only do one road trip, then California's 101 is a must. The 790-mile stretch of highway parallels the state's coastline, giving you and your driving buddies gorgeous views along the way. The winding 101 takes you by all the places that make the West coast the best coast. Starting in Los …

9 Reasons You Must Visit Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park comprises over 631 square miles of mountainous peaks, old-growth forests, and breathtaking meadows. It's also home to five of the 10 largest trees on the planet! Here are nine reasons why you simply must visit Sequoia National Park this summer.<p>Sequoia National Park comprises …

National Parks

Monterey named top wine travel destination for 2013

Some of the most celebrated wine regions in the world have made Wine Enthusiast's list of top wine travel destinations for 2013: Rioja in Spain and the Douro Valley in Portugal; Australia's Hunter Valley; Willamette Valley, Ore., and in California … Monterey County?<p>That's right, Monterey — not Napa …

California's best coastal walks

From its wild and rocky coast in the north to the south coast’s vast, sandy shores, the California coastline lures many to walk along the edge of the continent to gaze at the ocean. Sweeping coastal views are blocked in many cities, but wide-open hiking spaces abound nearby where anyone willing to …

Where to Horseback Ride Within 1.5 Hours of SF

If you feel yourself wanting to ditch the cars, buses, trains and hustle, and calm down a little bit, might we suggest a leisurely horseback ride? …

Montery Bay Equestrian Center | Horse rides, carriages, and events

What We Do<p>We offer a full range of equestrian services from an exhilarating ride along the beach to a romantic horse-drawn carriage for your wedding …

Backpacking Campsites at Coe Park

All the campsites listed below can be reached from park headquarters within a day. The list includes all designated campsites in the park, except for …

Pinnacles National Park Is The Newest In America (And Right In The Bay Area's Backyard)

Pinnacles National Park - America's Newest National Park from David C. Hill on Vimeo.<p>Meet Pinnacles, America's newest national park. And if you're lucky enough to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, it's right in your back yard.<p>Dotted with jagged spires and hidden caverns carved from the remains of …

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