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50 Wall Art Pieces Under $50 to Buy or DIY

Take it from a gal who just moved into her first apartment — decorating is not cheap. After dropping major bills on furniture and housewares, it’s hard to justify spending that extra buck on wall art, you know? But those white walls need a little love too, and adding art you love is the best way to …

How to make a lava lamp for a more hypnotizing desk top

Your desk could be a little groovier.<p>There are a few supplies you can't live without when it comes to school or work like highlighters, pens, paper …

Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art Announces Redesign

This morning, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art shared some big news—to the tune of $64 million dollars—with the public and Core77 was there to …

Determined Artist Makes a Beautiful Illustration for Every Single Disney Film

Vancouver-based illustrator Rafael Mayani put himself up to a mighty challenge. In chronological order, he would watch every single Disney movie, and then he would create an original illustration based on each. Since its first movie, <i>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</i>, which was released in 1937, to …

Walt Disney Company

Frog Riding on a Beetle's Back is Reminiscent of a Wild West Scene

Using macro photography, Hendy Mp captured a bizarre nature scene unlike any we've observed before. His colorful images feature a tree frog hitching a ride to the back of a giant horned wood-boring beetle. The adventurous frog, looking like a cowboy at a rodeo, managed to stay on top of the insect …

Nature Photography

Unique Cutouts in Roof of Louvre Abu Dhabi Create Patterns in Light

The architectural beauty of the Louvre Abu Dhabi art museum will soon complement the incredible works to be housed inside. Designed by the renowned architect Jean Nouvel, the building is currently under construction, located on Saaydiyat Island in the United Arab Emirates. It will be the first …

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

There are several aspects of Disney films that don't quite match up to reality, from talking animals to unbelievably tiny waistlines to magic spells. Noticing that Disney princesses' hair often behaves in ways that are just as fantastical as the characters' lives, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz …

Walt Disney Company

Harry Potter’s World Like You’ve Never Seen It Before: Illustrated

Between author J.K. Rowling’s fan hub experience Pottermore and a slew of fans bringing elements of Harry Potter’s world to life (Marauder’s Map, a seven-book saga in one), the boy who lived lives on, this time in gorgeous color illustrations.<p>Following up with the cover redesigns for the entire …

Gifts For the Geek | Day 21: Altered Perceptions - Unbound Worlds

The holiday seasons is about helping others.<p>Earlier this year, bestselling author Brandon Sanderson asked me to contribute to <b>Altered Perceptions</b>. It …

15 Otherworldly Places You Have to See to Believe

<b>Three Sisters Volcano, Oregon</b><p>Have you ever looked at a photo and just couldn't believe what you were seeing? Today let's check out 15 of those places. Destinations that seem like they are not of this Earth. Lakes that seem like they belong on another planet. Mountains that appear like they were …

Crayons

Spectacularly Surreal Wonderlands by Photographer Gerald Larocque

Toronto-based photographer Gerald Larocque imagines spectacularly surreal wonderlands in his conceptual photographs. According to Larocque, his images “[address] eruptions of his unconscious and suppressed memories,” leading to gorgeous shots that look like scenes from a dream. Pale, slender young …

Photography

Minimalist-Style Tattoos Lovingly Created in Exchange for Thoughtful Acts

Most tattoo artists accept money in exchange for permanently adorning a client's skin, but Stanislava Pinchuck, aka Miso, prefers the bartering system. The multidisciplinary artist draws minimalist-style tattoos while working in Tokyo and Melbourne. However, they aren't something that just anyone …

Art

Alessia Giardino designs tableware collection made from dyed concrete

<b>Dutch Design Week 2014:</b> Central Saint Martins graduate Alessia Giardino has used a variety of techniques to mix pigment into these concrete tableware …

What Does Your Voice Look Like As A Signature?

“Mark. Wilson.” Dammit. “Marrrrk. Wilson.” Nope. “Maaaarkkkkuhh Wiiiiiiiiiiisuuoon.” There we go.<p>This is me signing my name with my voice at Child Hotline International, on a petition to raise awareness and resources for the service. Called Free Our Voices, it’s a clever campaign by Wieden+Kennedy …

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 …

Landscape Photography

Stunning Video Features a Star-Studded Cast Covering the Song "God Only Knows"

To promote the newly-launched <i>BBC Music</i>, the British broadcaster released a music video that features a star-studded cast covering the song “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys. Pharrell, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Lorde, and many other talented musicians share the vocals on this iconic track. Of …

Music

Renovate Your Whole House With This Magic Black Box

Maybe your house or apartment needs a new kitchen. Skip the costly renovations. Just drop in a few of these multifunctional cubes–customizable boxes that can hide a bedroom, bathroom, office space, kitchen, seating, and storage, all in one. You simply open the right doors and turn the right hinges …

Beautiful 3D Paper Sculpture of a Fish by Yulia Brodskaya

Russian artist Yulia Brodskaya is back with a new mesmerizing piece of work. Using the brightest paper she can find, Yulia created a swirling tropical fish that's A2 size (or that of a medium size poster, 16.5 x 23.4 inches). The piece, which took the artist about a week to complete, reminds her of …

Sculpture

Microsoft Can Now Turn Any Space Into The Holodeck

Prepare yourself. This is the craziest interactive demo you’ll see all year.<p>Last year, Microsoft Research revealed Illumiroom–which used projectors to stretch the image on your TV to take over a whole wall. Now comes the sequel. Called RoomAlive, this new system can turn every surface in a …

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 …

Ann Arbor

Winning Design Proposes Concept for Futuristic Urban Community

<i>Cloud Citizen</i> is a singular mega-building design proposal which envisions a Shenzhen Bay skyline of the future. The concept was created by Urban Future Organization (UFO) and CR-design in collaboration with Chalmers Technical University for the Shenzhen Super City Competition, and it offers up a …

Skyscrapers

Glowing Interactive Circular Swings Change Colors with Motion

For the next few months, this interactive <i>Swing Time</i> installation on The Lawn on D in Boston invites residents and visitors to sit back and relax while swinging in one of 20 glowing hammocks. The temporary project was created by Hweler + Yoon Architecture and was developed as a way to “create a new …

Architecture

21-Year-Old Photographer's Conceptual Portraits Explore Worlds of Fantasy

Ventura County, California-based photographer Christopher J. Rivera explores extraordinary worlds of fantasy in his spectacular conceptual photography. Although only 21 years old, Rivera has developed a mature sense of storytelling in his work, often crafting a larger narrative and writing a few …

Photography

Breathtaking Photos of Ocean Waves Capture the Thrill of Surfing

New Jersey-based photographer Ryan Struck seeks to capture the thrill and beauty of surfing in his gorgeous images of crashing waves awash with the glow of natural sunlight. Transporting the viewer right into the depths of the ocean, the dynamic photos bring time to a breathtaking standstill. …

Photography

Daily Inspiration #1861

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Prop Stylists: The Unsung Heroes Of Food Photography

Prop stylists design every part of a great food photo that’s not actually food.<p>Looking at a beautiful spread of photos in a food magazine, you’re probably salivating over the perfectly arranged greens or the buttery, crumbly pie crust. The plate it’s on, and the carefully arranged cutlery nearby, …

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 …

Dreamlike Watercolor Paintings of Iconic Skylines Around the World

Depicting iconic cityscapes from around the world using a keen eye for structural beauty, Maja Wronska continues to capture a dreamy and refreshing quality in her paintings. Encapsulating scenes from Seattle to Amsterdam, Wronska uses watercolors, pastels, and sometimes coffee, to create artwork …

Art

New Floppy Disc and Film Negative Portraits by Nick Gentry

An influential figure in the urban art scene, British artist Nick Gentry continues to create intriguing images using floppy discs and vintage film negatives. Consumption, innovation, and technology are all themes that resonate within his artwork.<p>Gentry constructs canvases from floppy discs that he …

Art