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Stunning Japanese Lollipops Are Realistic Animal Sculptures You Can Lick

These realistic animal artworks by Shinri Tezuka will fool you. At first glance, they might look like they're only sculptures, but they're much more than that. His creations are edible! Tezuka practices amezaiku, which is the Japanese craft of artistic lollipop-making, dating back to the 700s. Now, …

15 Weird Ice Cream Flavors That Are Anything But Vanilla

If you grew up with your parents telling you that you can’t have ice cream for dinner, they probably never thought about it including avocado, balsamic vinegar or goat cheese. There has been a true revolution in the world of ice cream, and the only rule is that there are no rules. We’ve collected a …

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Yoga Instructor’s Graceful Poses Beautifully Complement Colorful Street Art

Chicago-based yoga instructor and street art enthusiast Soren Buchanan marries her two passions in a unique, on-going Instagram photo project. Her popular account, @spritesoren, features the yogi posing in front of large, colorful murals. Buchanan highlights many illustrative styles and showcases …

Amazingly Intricate Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama

Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates incredibly intricate, densely layered wood relief sculptures using thin, laser-cut pieces of mahogany plywood. He starts with a vector illustration that is sent to a laser cutter. Lasers carve designs into 1/8-inch sheets of plywood, which are then glued …

Stunning Animal Street Art Made with Geometric Lines by Dzia

Dzia is a Belgian street artist from the Antwerp area that's known for his stunning murals of animals. His graphic style, with swirling strong lines, is instantly recognizable. Dzia paints in his hometown of Antwerp as well as in other cities across Europe, breathing life into walls in abandoned …

Aerial Walkway in Cape Town Allows Visitors to Take a Surreal Stroll Above the Trees

This surreal walkway recently installed in Cape Town, South Africa, creates a meandering, aerial path that allows visitors to stroll through the treetops. The steel-and-pinewood Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway begins on the forest floor, gradually sloping upward and eventually elevating …

Breathtaking Wire Sculptures Capture the Fluidity of the Human Body

English artist Richard Stainthorp captures the beautiful energy and fluidity of the human body using wire. The life-sized sculptures feature both figures in motion and at rest, expressed in the form of large-gauged strands that are densely wrapped around and through one another. By doing this, he …

The Selfless Hero Who Braved Radiation and Stayed Behind to Feed Fukushima’s Abandoned Animals

Last Wednesday marked the fourth anniversary of March 11, 2011, a day that changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of Japanese people as their island nation was struck by a massively destructive earthquake and tsunami, followed by the dangerous meltdown of nuclear reactors at the Fukushima …

Smiley Golden Retriever With No Eyes Brings Comfort to Mentally Ill and Disabled

Born without eyes, Smiley the golden retriever had a rough start in life. Though he's now the ripe old age of 10, he spent his first few years in a puppy mill and when Joanne his owner adopted him, she had to have his eyes sewn shut because his eyelids had turned into the empty sockets and were …

Street Artist Paints Three-Dimensional Portals on the Side of Buildings

In his characteristic style, artist 1010's new murals are brightening city streets with wavy bands of color and gradients that make viewers feel like they're seeing through walls. The anonymous, Germany-based graffiti artist has rolled out new masterpieces in the last year– including a gallery show …

DC Comics Characters Appear on The Saturday Evening Post

Artist Juan Carlos Ruiz combines two of his loves in this original series. <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i>‘s classic illustrations, made by Norman Rockwell and J.C. Leyendecker, are given a fun twist as the heroes and villains of DC Comics now grace the magazine's famous covers. The artist used Adobe …

Terminally Ill Woman Receives Last Wish to Visit a Museum

Viewing artwork can be a comforting, moving experience, and one you might not easily forget – even on your last days. This past Tuesday, a terminally ill woman was taken by ambulance to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam so that she could visit the arts and history museum one more time. She's seen taking …

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Couples Married 50+ Years Show Beauty of Everlasting Love

Now here's a photo series that will soften the hearts of love's most stubborn cynics. Inspired by her own parents' marriage, which lasted for 46 years, Saratoga Springs, New York-based photographer Tracey Buyce started a photo series last year showing couples that have been married for 40 years or …

The greatest brain myth there ever was?

Luc Besson’s latest sci-fi romp, Lucy, is based on the premise that the average person only uses 10% of their brain. This brain-myth has been fodder for books and movies for decades and is a tantalizing plot-device. Alarmingly, however, it seems to be widely accepted as fact. Of those asked, 48% of …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Golden Meaning: 55 graphic artists reveal the maths of the golden ratio

Pictured above are two self-portraits of the British designer Oli Kellett.<p>Which one is most attractive?<p>The left one is untouched. The right one is retouched so that the features of his face conform to the golden ratio.<p>The golden ratio – or golden mean - is a number that is said to provide the …

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

14 Literary Posters That Turn Famous Authors' Words Into Art

Who doesn't love a good literature-meets-graphic-design project?<p>We came across the work of Obvious State's Evan Robertson last year when he debuted his series of clever literary posters based on the words of authors like Ernest Hemingway and Kurt Vonnegut. Turning pithy quotes into whimsical works …

Australia’s Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

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 …

Beautiful Blue Pond in Japan Turns Spectacularly Green

Simply known as the “Blue Pond,” the beautiful body of water in the town of Biei in Hokkaido, Japan seems to change colors right before visitors' eyes. Depending on how the light falls, or in Japanese photographer Kent Shiraishi's opinion, “because of the weather,” the picturesque pond can be a …

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Former Stray Becomes First Dog to Climb Mt. Everest

Meet Rupee, he's a former stray dog that just made history by becoming the very first dog in the world to climb Mount Everest! Found starving in a dump in Northern India, his owner, Joanna Lefson, decided to rescue him and nurse him back to health by feeding him a high protein diet that consisted …

Hawaii's Diverse Terrain Makes For Spectacular Rainfalls

Did you know that ancient Hawaiians had 200 names for rain?<p>Rather than dreary, gray rainstorms, Hawaiians often enjoy <i>ililani</i>, "an unexpected drenching from a seemingly clear sky."<p>According to Maui Magazine, Hawaii experiences such rain diversity thanks to the trade winds and vacillating …

Incredible designer posters reimagine 'Robocop,' 'Blade Runner,' and more

This kind of pop culture art has become increasingly popular of late, and Chojnacki — whose previous book explored vinyl album art from the 1980s — believes it has something to do with the quality of the posters movie studios are currently putting out. They're just not as interesting as they used …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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Realistic Oil Paintings by Alyssa Monks

The Art of Alyssa Monks.<p>Selected oil paintings by Alyssa Monks. The selection shows very realistic portrait paintings of bathing or showering women. …

Skulls A to Z – Alphabet Print by 67 Inc

Skulls Print<p>Skulls, skulls, lots of skulls. The guys of 67 Inc have created another a to z alphabet print. This time, skulls of various species are …

Behance App Icon - Case Study

We all know by now the importance of sketching. It's the essence of idea exploration and budget friendly to boot. Grab a piece of paper, a pencil and …

Wall Worthy Superhero Cubist Art by Liam Brazier