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Converse All Star Chuck '70 Ox Egret/Tan

Converse has released a fresh pair of its iconic Converse All Star Chuck ’70s. The simple<p>Converse has released a fresh pair of its iconic Converse All Star Chuck ’70s. The simple silhouette sports a white leather upper flaunting expert craftsmanship, and is finished with an off-white rubber outsole …

Shoes

Rubber Band Machine Gun

Next time you engage in an office rubber band warfare, pull out the Rubber Band Machine Gun and make everyone surrender. This crazy contraption is …

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

Simon Beck's astonishing landscape and snow art illustrates the cold beauty of mathematics – in pictures

For the past decade, Simon Beck has been decorating the Alps with his stunning mathematical drawings, created by running in snowshoes across freshly laid snow. Each image takes him up to 11 hours to make and covers an area about 100m x 100m, requiring him to travel up to 25 miles as he marks out …

This Is How You Peel An Entire Bag Of Potatoes In Under 60 Seconds

There are a lot of reasons to peel potatoes -- cheese fries, tater tots and potato salad, to name a few -- but that doesn't make the work of peeling them any less of a chore. It's not that this kitchen task is hard, being that it doesn't require even the slightest degree of culinary skill, it just …

Spectacular Fluorescent Bodyscapes Illuminated with a Black Light

Photographer and artist John Poppleton specializes in creating fantastical works of art painted directly on the human body. His <i>Black Light Bodyscapes</i> consist of gorgeous nature scenes painted with fluorescent pigments on the backs of female models, who are then photographed under black light to …

Art

Incredibly Detailed Ink Drawings of Winged Insects by Alex Konahin

We've been following the fine art illustrations of Latvia-based Alex Konahin for quite some time. He first caught our attention with his incredibly detailed ink illustrations of patterns that seemed to pop off the page. We were in complete disbelief that these weren't three-dimensional. Then, in …

Digital Art

Stunning Underwater Shipwreck Portraits Taken Off the Shores of Bali

Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong, who wowed us with his shockingly creative photos of a man on fire, is no stranger to epic concepts and photo shoots. His most recent adventure may have been one of his most ambitious yet: a large-scale shoot involving two models, seven divers, and an …

Scuba Diving

Gigantic Drawing Features Tiny Details of a Fantastic World

Artist and self-described storyteller Samuel Gomez has crafted an epic drawing titled <i>Deadpan Comedy</i>. This enormous work is six feet long and five feet tall, and composed of graphite and ink on paper. The drawing is actually the third panel of a triptych, but this particular work is powerful enough …

Exoskeletons

Shocking Typography Series Designed with Human Features

This surprisingly realistic series of human-inspired typography is quite shocking. Created by creative director JC Debroize, each unnaturally bent arrangement features a letter of the alphabet designed with human characteristics including skin, oddly placed hair, and eyeballs peering out …

Typography

Building the ultimate paper airplane, one manila folder at a time

Luca Iaconi-Stewart is building a paper airplane unlike anything you've ever seen before — and it's taking him years to get it just right. He's building a 1:60 scale model of a Boeing 777, one so detailed even the tiny chairs and bathrooms look real. There are even miniature meal carts. He starts …

Beautifully Detailed Drawings Burnt into Pieces of Wood

Eben Cavanagh Rautenbach, artistically known as LeRoc, uses a soldering iron to create detailed illustrations on pieces of wood. This art of decorative burning is called pyrography or pyrogravure. When LeRoc first became interested in pyrography, he started drawing with only a lighter, a nail and a …

Drawing

Hyperrealistic Self-Portraits by Eloy Morales

Spanish painter Eloy Morales creates large hyperrealistic oil paintings of himself with smears of paint and shaving cream across his face. This messy addition causes light to catch and reflect in unusual ways. Eloy patiently works through tiny sections at a time, filling in paint and blending as he …

Art

Artist Creates "Paintings" with One Sheet of Intricately Folded Fabric

British artist Benjamin Shine creates textured “paintings” by carefully folding and ironing one giant sheet of tulle fabric. His subjects range from portraits of iconic stars like Elizabeth Taylor to realistic renditions of elderly hands and beautifully abstract faces emerging from the flowing …

Art

Photorealistic Graphite Drawing Pays Tribute to M.C. Escher

South African artist Jono Dry produces amazingly detailed large-scale pencil drawings that merge surrealism with a touch of realism. The completely self-taught artist is continually inspired by images and objects in his daily life. Using just graphite on paper or board, he produces powerfully …

Drawing