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17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

Puppies Jumping Into Swimming Pools Make for Unbelievably Cute Photos

If you haven’t smiled yet today, you’re about to. That’s because photographer Seth Casteel — the man behind the <i>NY Times</i> bestseller and viral …

Artist Creates a Detailed Miniature Painting Every Single Day

Cape Town, South Africa-based artist Lorraine Loots has an incredible eye for detail. In her series, called <i>365 Postcards for Ants</i>, Loots plans to produce a miniature painting every day for an entire year. She uses a small, round stencil to establish the boundaries of the work and then, with a very …

Cape Town

Interactive Dancing Traffic Light Makes Waiting to Cross the Street More Fun

It's easy to become impatient while waiting to cross a busy intersection. Recently, the original smart car company, Smart, designed this clever and interactive sign to entertain pedestrians while waiting to safely cross the street.<p>Installed in Lisbon, Portugal, <i>The Dancing Traffic Light</i> actually …

Awesome Graffiti Murals

These awesome graffiti murals were done for Pow! Wow! Hawaii, an amazing art event that has artists from all over the globe involved to create …

Clever Artist Turns Doodles Into Imaginative Mirror Selfies

When 26-year-old Helene Meldahl, aka @mirrorsme, turns to the mirror to take a selfie, all kinds of wonderful and wild results emerge from her imagination. For more than a year, the young Norwegian artist has been filling her Instagram account with photographs that blend self-portraits with clever …

Doodling

Whimsical Ceramic Sculptures of Tiny Figures Exploring Fantastical Organic Structures

New Hampshire-based artist Megan Bogonovich creates whimsical ceramic sculptures filled with fairytale-like delights and peculiarities. Like Alice tumbling headfirst into the rabbit hole to Wonderland, the stars of Bogonovich's pieces appear to be eagerly embarking on their own fantastical journeys.<p>…

Dazzling Displays of Aurora Borealis Dance Across the Night Sky

When the night sky began to fill with eerie green streaks of dancing light, astrophotographer Kwon O Chul turned his camera upwards to capture the dazzling display. Located near Yellowknife in northern Canada, the auroras were so incredibly bright that the Korean photographer needed only mere …

Hundreds of Pieces of Stacked Wood Form Beautifully Organic Sculptures

Artist Ben Butler builds large-scale sculptures by assembling hundreds of pieces of wood together into odd formations. With no exact plan in mind, Butler carefully stacks the sections of aspen or cedar together one-by-one, letting the wood and the balance of each piece determine where the next …

Incredibly Dynamic Steel Wire Fairy Sculptures Dance in the Wind

UK-based artist Robin Wight uses stainless steel wire to form stunning, dramatic sculptures of winged fairies dancing in the wind. The enchanting forms, which range in size from miniature to life-sized, seem to have a life of their own as they strike dynamic poses, contort their bodies, and hold …

Finding Vivian Maier clip: searching for street photography's lost genius – video

Vivian Maier took thousands of pictures, documenting 1950s New York and Chicago with a style that was clever, witty and impactful. She died and was forgotten, until director John Maloof chanced upon a box of her pictures and set out to take her work to the world. In this clip, from Maloof's …

Beautiful Macro Photo of a Hummingbird’s Details

In the world of macro photography, the speedy hummingbird isn’t the easiest subject. With a little patience, however, you could nail a shot that …

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Gorgeous Black Rhino Recreated with Intricate Fabric Collage

Using fabric as her paint palette, Kenyan-based artist Sophie Standing produces gorgeous portraits of animals on her sewing machine. The one-of-a-kind pieces are constructed by first sketching the image onto a canvas and then appliqueing an intricate collage of fabric on top. Standing then stitches …

Sewing

Colorful 3D Paper Designs Beautifully Showcase Emotion

In 2006, then-graphic designer Yulia Brodskaya abandoned the computer in favor of paper art. It always held a special fascination for her, and she now draws with paper instead of on it. The artist's unique images are no doubt eye-catching; she utilizes the relatively simple technique of quilling to …

Paper Craft

Shipping Containers Painted as Cages in Powerful Series by ROA

Street artist ROA is known for his realistic, larger-than-life murals of animals, and he's taken his talents to the North West Walls Festival in Belgium. He was invited to paint in the city of Werchter and utilized an unconventional canvas for his monochromatic illustrations. A giraffe, goat, bear, …

Murals

Bits of Scrap Metal Welded Together Into Powerful Sculptures

Bronze sculptor John Lopez builds large and powerful beasts completely out of metal. From buffalo to cowboys on horseback, Lopez welds layer by layer of iron together to form life-sized creations filled with interesting details and texture.<p>His welded art style of sculpture was born through …

CreoPop 3D Pen Allows You to Draw in the Air Using Light instead of Heat

Drawing is even more fun when you're working with another dimension. The CreoPop is a 3D drawing pen that allows you to make imaginative and colorful sculptures without the use of melting plastics or heat. Instead, the device creates a chemical reaction with light-sensitive photopolymers. A tiny …

This is the work of an 11-year-old art prodigy

Meet Dušan Krtolica. He's 11-years-old now but he's been drawing since he was just two. And yup, they're calling him a child prodigy. But for a good …

"Corpo Solido" by Lucyna Kolendo

Lucyna Kolendo’s series <i>Corpo Solido</i>, which translates to “solid body” in Italian, is comprised of 23 photographs of black and white bodyscapes. …

INSECTS In Your Face: Photography by Shikhei Goh

View Gallery<p>Yes, these live on planet Earth. And yes, they can see you. Sometimes, the things that live amongst us are just plain art, and Shikhei …

Woodworking Tip: A Trash Can Router Table Base

A Trash Can Router Table Base<p>If your shop is anything like mine, then space is at a premium. One easy way I've discovered to save space is to use a …

18 DIY Outdoor Furniture Projects That Will Transform Your Garden

Relax in style this summer with these amazing outdoor furniture projects.<p>Get in the garden and enjoy the sun in ultimate comfort with a homemade …

Self-watering Container Garden

Beeswax Wrap - Reusable Substitution for Plastic Wrap<p>Test Tube Planter.<p>How to Grow a Pothos Plant in Water<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>At the end of …

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Tutorial: How to Create Double-Exposures in Photoshop

While double-exposure photography all started in-camera – most likely by accident – it’s since become an actual style and genre of photography all …

A Compact Solar Charger that Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Your morning yoga routine brings you energy to make it through the day.<p>The Solio Sun Powered Charger has its own …