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Julio Cesar Rodriguez, Cuban painter http://thecubanartproject.com/artists-2/julio-cesar-rodriguez-aguilar/ Posted by Lara

The Happiest Country in the World

So far, I’ve been to about ten countries that each claim to be the happiest country on Earth.<p>In Iceland, in Denmark, in Holland, even in India once, someone pulled me aside to claim that their country is the happiest. I never disagree; I just simply ask, “How do you know?”<p>I’ve taken enough Stats …

Happiness

Mesmerizing Photo Series Captures Nature at Its Best

Photographers Maxime and Florent Courty are two brothers who share a common passion. Both siblings have a soft spot for landscape photography. Based …

Massive Polar Bears Enjoy a Magnificent Glowing Sunset

Many photographers have set out to document polar bears within their natural, snowy surroundings. Whether the animals are playfully rolling around in the snow or going for a quick swim, more often than not, they are surrounded by a stark white, wintry backdrop. However, in Alaska's Arctic National …

Wildlife

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: "Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going."<p>That quote comes to mind looking at these fascinating European etymology maps of various commons words posted by reddit user sp07, which provide a kind of …

Reddit

Art & Painting

Laura Ferrero http://www.pinterest.com/pin/331225747565411308/ Posted by Lara

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The George Bailey Effect: How to Be More Grateful | The Art of Manliness

Lately, I’ve been looking at ways to be less cynical. Not that there’s anything wrong with a bit of healthy cynicism, I just have a tendency to go …

Life Lessons from Dante | The Art of Manliness

<b>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Andrew Ratelle.</b><p><i>“I see man’s mind cannot be satisfied<br>unless it be illumined by that truth<br>beyond which there</i> …

Literature

How to Give a Good Compliment | The Art of Manliness

“Idle words are characterless and die upon utterance. Evil words rankle for a while, make contentions, and then die. But the hopeful, kind, cheering …

Photographer's Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …

Barcelona

2013 Year in Review: Unframed

Tapestries of Trash by El Anatsui<br>El Anatsui takes dirty, rusted, and smashed liquor bottle caps and transforms them into flexible, sparkling …

This Dinner Plate Cleans Itself

Hate doing dishes? So do we. Luckily, this remarkable plate could make that job a thing of the past.<p>Doing the dishes stinks, and even expensive dishwashers designed for the task don’t make the job all that easy. But a new self-cleaning plate and bowl, developed by the Swedish design studio Tomorrow …

Photos by Zhang Ning

Photos by Zhang Ning<p>Beautiful photos of China's rice terraces taken in Yunnan, Guangxi, and Guizhou provinces.<p>These pictures show how beautiful the …

DRAWING PENCIL

DRAWING PENCIL

DRAWING PENCIL

TITAN, A Seven-Foot-Tall Humanoid Paper Sculpture Covered in Comic Book Pages

French artist Thomas Voillaume has created TITAN, a seven-foot-tall stylized human sculpture made of paper and covered in comic book pages. Voillaume …

Animal illustrations stripped down to their essentials by Josh Brill - The Fox Is Black

Josh Brill, a graduate of Maine College of Art with a degree in New Media Design, has created this beautiful series of prints titled <i>Flora Fauna</i> which …

Graphic Design

Singapore's Beautifully Soulful Willow House

Built in Singapore, the <i>Willow House</i> is an open and airy home designed to invite as much of the outdoors inside. Created by Guz Architects, the home rests atop a small hill and was built to capture as much of Singapore's seldom wind and cross breeze as possible. To do this, the architects left the …

Architecture

Elaborate Geometric Masks Made from a Single Sheet of Paper

These complex works of paper manipulation are the origami masterpieces of artist Joel Cooper. Each piece is designed and folded from a single sheet of paper without the use of cuts or glue. Cooper employs a specific style of origami called tessellation. Before he can even begin to design his …

Crafting

Anne Lindberg And Four Other Artists Who Transform Ordinary Thread Into Breathtaking Works Of Art

Anne Lindberg<p>Sébastien Preschoux<p>Gabriel Dawe<p>Serie<p>Anne Lindberg is interested in creating work that resonates with non-verbal primal human conditions. …

Copy & Paste

Copy & Paste is a portable scanning and printing tool with which you can literally perform the said function. You don’t need your heavy printer or a …

Oil Paintings by Alex Russell Flint

Soulful Oil Paintings.<p>Selected oil paintings by British artist Alex Russell Flint (ARF). The artist creates realistic paintings, mostly portraits of …

Amazing Animated Optical Illusions! #6

Digital Art

The Power of Habit: Make & Break Habits with the Habit Loop | The Art of Manliness

For better or for worse, our habits shape us. A good habit is a strong ally in our journey to becoming the men we want to be, while a bad habit acts …