Monica Tung

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New Photos of Vik, a Breathtaking Black Sand Beach in Iceland

On his way home from London, New York-based photographer Navid Baraty made the most of his 17 hour layover in Iceland. Having arrived in the country around midnight and with his flight the next day at 5pm, he knew had only a limited amount of time to explore Iceland's stunning sites. Since daylight …

Beautiful Long Exposures of Firefly Trails by Vincent Brady

Photographer Vincent Brady gives us a beautiful new way to appreciate the glow of fireflies with this set of long exposures. While still light out, he captured this first photo at the Lake of Ozarks, a large reservoir in central Missouri. “Many people, when they see this photo, they have a certain …

Mysterious Photos of Fluffy Clouds Encased in Glass by Raffaello De Vito

Italian photographer Raffaello De Vito recently unveiled an intriguing series that he calls <i>Atmosphere-Clouds</i>. The primarily monochromatic images feature six cloud structures that are encased in glass and seemingly floating in midair. They resemble the picturesque, fluffy white vapors that we see in …

Famous Novels Turned into Beautifully Intricate Works of Book Art

Tokyo-based artist and designer Tomoko Takeda turns literary masterpieces into stunning works of visual art in her series <i>ものがたりの断片</i> (<i>monogatari no danpen</i>, trans. “story fragments”). With a brilliant eye for form and structure, Takeda cuts and carves away at the pages of books to form intricate, …

Playful Furniture Design Looks Like a Giant Comfortable Birdsnest

Israel-based Merav (Salush) Eitan and Gaston Zahr of OGE Creative Group were inspired by the structure of a bird's nest to develop this large, playful reclining space. Called <i>Giant Birdsnest for Creating New Ideas</i>, the circular wooden structure is filled with soft, egg-shaped pillows and is intended …

New Hand-Cut Layered Glass Sculptures of Ocean Waves by Ben Young

Sydney-based artist Ben Young, whose gorgeous, handcrafted glass sculptures of ocean waves brought him to the forefront of Australia's budding glass art scene, recently unveiled a new collection of aquatic pieces to be displayed at the Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design (SOFA) Fair in …

Unexpected Interactions with Monumental Statues by Liane Lang

London-based artist Liane Lang's series entitled <i>Monumental Misconceptions</i> features her interacting with tall, imposing statues in unexpected ways. The collection of photographs depict Lang in different situations and places, and she's not just pretending to have her arm around the large figures. …

Playfully Interactive Light Shaped Like an Abstract Bird

<i>Perch Light</i> is a playful light design that looks like a small, abstract bird sitting quietly on the edge of a ledge. It was created by London-based Umut Yamac, an architect and designer who enjoys creating works that blend his interest in traditional materials like metal with more fragile materials …

Zaha Hadid Designs Five Interlocked Wooden Buildings for Cambodian Genocide Research Center

World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid has unveiled designs for for the new Sleuk Rith Institute, a leading center for genocide studies in Asia to be located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Conceived by activist Youk Chhang, the Director of the Cambodian Documentation Center, the new institute will not only …

Dynamic Black and White Photos Capture Dramatic Light in NYC

While visiting New York City, Geneva-based self-taught photographer Alex Teuscher wanted to capture the day-to-day life and fantastic architecture throughout the popular tourist destination. He explored for ten days and documented iconic locations like Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Central …

Sleek Two-Legged Chair Design Demands Physical Activity While Seated

This two-legged chair appears a bit unstable to sit in but that was the intention of product designer Benoit Malta. The sleek, modern concept, entitled <i>Inactivit</i>, is meant to provide support while still engaging the body in some physical activity. While sitting in the wooden chair, users are forced …

Intricate Drawings on Surfboards Created with over 200,000 Tiny Dots

Australian artist Jarryn Dower crafts meticulous works that combine two of his favorite things – drawing and surfing. He uses old, retired surfboards as his canvas and covers them with gorgeous art inspired by the sea. These images are produced with the stipple technique, which looks incredible but …

Delightful Illustrations of Quirky Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor

Self-taught artist David Zinn uses chalk and charcoal to create works of street art that cleverly interact with found objects and the surrounding environment. Since 2001, his quirky illustrations have popped up primarily on the streets of Ann Arbor, which is home to the University of Michigan and a …

Newly-Opened Markthal Rotterdam Features Dazzling 36,000 Square-Foot Mural

The <i>Markthal Rotterdam</i>, a covered food market and housing development in the Netherlands, has officially opened after five years of construction. It was designed by Dutch architects MVRDV, and the nearly 312,000 square-foot space looks like it was well worth the wait.<p>The most striking feature of …

Innovative Kids Room Features Hammock Seating and Modular Furniture

When the studio Ruetemple created a room in a Russian home meant for a young brother and sister, they didn't take a conventional approach to the design. The two-storey space, called <i>Interior for Students</i>, needed to be a place for the kids to study, sleep, and hang out with their friends. So, …

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Tiny Shrimp-like Organisms Try to Illuminate the Insides of Fish That Eat Them | Colossal

<p>No, these aren’t light vomiting fish, though you would be forgiven for thinking so because that’s exactly what it looks like. What you’re seeing is …

Milkyway at Seven Sisters Cliff