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Artists Transform Coffee Spills Into Masterpieces

Ever splashed yourself with coffee or sat a dripping cup down on a white tablecloth? Then you're well aware of the beverage's staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.<p>For artist Maria Aristidou, it all started with a latte. "I was working on another commission …

Coffee

Here's An Exclusive First Look At The New Dr. Seuss Book

One Book Two Book Red Book New Book. Take a sneak peek at What Pet Should I Get?, which will hit shelves July 28.

The ONE Smart Piano could make learning to play much more fun

When I was six years old, one of the ways I amused myself was to sit down at the baby grand piano in the living room and tap out tunes I heard on the radio. In response, my parents embarked on a six-year run of piano lessons.<p>While I eventually warmed to the disciplined practice required, once the …

Giant Mythical Creatures Sculpted Out of Found Scrap Wood and Recycled Materials

Danish artist Thomas Dambo utilizes scrap wood and leftover construction materials to fabricate sculptures that are fantastically gigantic. While one may imagine the sculptures to be quite intimidating, they actually produce the opposite effect. Many of Dambo's pieces playfully interact with their …

Clever Superhero Bookends "Save" Books from Falling

Everyone needs a hero in their life. For books, it's the <i>Book & Hero</i> and the <i>Supershelf</i>, a clever bookend and floating shelf that each makes it look like books are being “saved” by a superhero. These whimsical metal creations are the handiwork of Israel-based design studio Artori Design.<p>Each bookend …

Books

10 Easy Social Media Tips for the Struggling Artist

With each new year, social media changes the way that we interact with one another, making us even more connected to the people and interests we love …

How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car

If you run into an old friend at the train station, your brain will probably form a memory of the experience. And that memory will forever link the person you saw with the place where you saw him.<p>For the first time, researchers have been able to see that sort of link being created in people's …

Neurophilosophy

Don’t Let Snapshots Keep You From Seeing the World

When people notice something interesting or beautiful these days, there’s often a natural impulse to pull out their smartphones and snap a photo of …

How Your Brain Understands Visual Language

Or, “why email is still represented by an envelope.” Design professor Josiah Kahane explains.<p>Semioticians classify signs or sign systems in relation to the way they are transmitted. To illuminate one way semioticians look at things, let us peek at stage and film semiotics, which study the various …

The massively popular Instagrammer who follows his girlfriend around the world just got married, and the pictures are stunning

<b>In 2012, the world fell in love with the Instagram account of a woman leading her photographer boyfriend around the world.</b><p><b>Moscow-based Murad Osmann and his girlfriend, Natalia Zakharova, filled their Instagram accounts with gorgeous travel photos of rice fields in Bali, the streets of Barcelona,</b> …

Weddings

3 great barbecue sauces you can make this weekend

If you love outdoor cooking there's nothing like spending quality time over a hot grill, whether you're grilling steaks or chicken, or slow-cooking brisket or ribs. But often it's that signature touch — a thoughtfully honed sauce — that takes your creation to a whole new level.<p>And while you can …

Recipes

Clever Illustrations Reveal the Two Kinds of People There Are in the World

Are you the type to cut your sandwich in half or portion it into triangles? What about dog-earring a book page rather than using a bookmark? Depending on your personality, you'll probably have a distinct preference for both those scenarios. The clever Tumblr called 2 Kinds of People is full of …

This Is What NBA Jerseys Would Look Like If They Were Created By Fashion Designers

The fashion-forward crowd can often be found sitting courtside at basketball games. But with the exception of Rihanna, you'd be hard-pressed to find one of them <i>wearing</i> an NBA jersey as a fashion statement.<p>Perhaps that's because they've never seen these designer-created jerseys as imagined by …

Oklahoma City Thunder

9-Year-Old Activist Spends Her Free Time Building Small Shelters for the Homeless

A 9-year-old girl named Hailey Ford is working to build environmentally friendly small homes for an amazing cause. After meeting a homeless man named Edward in her hometown of Bremerton, Washington, Hailey and her mother decided to buy him a sandwich. For the young girl, this was not enough. She …

Homelessness

The Psychology of Simple

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.<p>For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down.<p>We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.<p>In the words of Steve Jobs:<p>“Simple can be harder …

Cloud 9 Pizzeria Floats on Fiji’s Breathtaking Turquoise Water

If you're a devout foodie, there is one pizza place that should definitely be on your bucket list! Cloud 9 is a floating pizzeria located in the picturesque waters of Fiji. Not only does this unique establishment have delicious wood-fired pizza and places to lounge by the turquoise water, they also …

Speedboat

The Realms of Middle Earth

A map of the realms of Middle Earth illustrated by studio MUTI.<p>As big fans of J. R. R. Tolkien’s popular books and their film adaptations, the team …

Unique Work of Dan Matutina

We have posted and shared some of the amazing work of Dan Matutina, a designer and illustrator based in the Philippines. His style is quite unique …

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>I’m a happiness research junkie. I <i>love</i> reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And believe it or not, …

Holistic Medicine

How to Turn a Photo Into a Painting with Photoshop

I recently had the absolute pleasure of meeting and shooting with Mackenzie Johnson! Today I’m going to share how I turned my portrait of her into a …

Art Teacher Paints Watercolor Landscapes Using Water Found at Her Destinations

Hannah Jesus Koh does not bring ordinary tap water with her when she creates watercolor paintings of her stunning surroundings. Using liquid straight from the environment that she wants to portray, the high school art teacher paints remarkable landscapes within the confines of her journal. Koh …

Art

Adobe Illustrator Vs Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator Vs Photoshop explained in a minimalist visual design.<p>M.A. Kather, a Chennai, India based UX and UI designer has created this little …

15 Ideas That Will Make You Reconsider Virtual Reality

What can virtual reality be when you forget about video game cliches? These experimental apps ponder that question.<p>We’ve heard a lot of talk about virtual reality, but what will people actually do with it, other than make a more immersive <i>Call of Duty</i> sequel? Right now, Oculus and Samsung are …

Storytelling Painter Allows His Animals to Appear with Spontaneous Brush Strokes

Using a completely blank canvas, painter Adam S. Doyle has the innate ability to create magical, lifelike images. With the use of simplified, visible brushstrokes, Doyle organically paints vivid creatures such as howling wolves, birds in flight, and stoic foxes. Each captivating monochromatic …

Sketching

A Fun Project by Lazy Oaf

Our pizza-loving friends over at Lazy Oaf continue to churn out fun apparel covered with dogs, eggs, ninja weapons and a good punch of humor every month. Their latest collaboration doesn't pair them with Garfield or Looney Tunes, but real human beings with plenty of talent. They asked six of their …

Beautiful Work of Tom Alex Buch

Yesterday we posted a really cool animation project by Tom Alex Buch and upon discovering his work I realized he deserved a full feature post here on …

Young Cartoonist Reconnects with 90-Year-Old WWII Veteran Grandparents Through Cruise

When Lucy Knisley went on a Caribbean cruise as a caretaker for her elderly grandparents, she found a valuable opportunity to reconnect with them and to learn about their past. The 27-year-old cartoonist and published author talked to My Modern Met about her experiences chronicled in her book</i> …

Vintage Photos Fuse to Create Fantastically Surreal Landscape Collages

California-based collage artist Eugenia Loli fuses vintage photographs to create fantastically surreal compositions. Her colorful scenes often depict people in strange lands that conjure vivid dreams, where outer space is just outside our window and entire cityscapes are at the bottom of a cave. In …

Art

90 Years Of Hollywood Stars, Caricatured By Al Hirschfeld

The legendary illustrator Al Hirschfeld, known as the “Line King,” lived for a century–from 1903 to 2003–and spent the majority of that century drawing pen-and-ink caricatures of Broadway and Hollywood stars. His drawings of the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Sidney Poitier, Ringo Starr, and Julia …

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Digital Art