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A 109-Year-Old Australian Man Is Knitting Tiny Sweaters For Tiny Injured Penguins

Looking for maybe the cutest dang thing you’ll ever see? Here you go: 109-year-old Alfred “Alfie” Date, Australia’s oldest man, has been spending his time knitting sweaters for injured penguins.<p>From NineMSN, which has a video of Date discussing his hobby:<p>When Phillip Island’s Penguin Foundation …

Knitting

French Artist ‘Levalet’ Injects Humor into the Streets of Paris with New Site-Specific Street Art | Colossal

<p>A bronze bull head fountain is suddenly transformed into a minotaur. A decrepit corner of an alley becomes a holding pen for ostriches. If any of …

This Artist Uses Banana Peels To Create Eye-Catching Art

It's pretty un-peel-lievable.

This ‘Forwards’ Video is Actually ‘Backwards’

This isn’t related to still photography, but we occasionally share some creative ideas from the world of video. The short film above by Eran Amir is …

Surreal Paintings by Jacek Yerka Reveal Colorful Different Scenes on Each Side

Polish artist Jacek Yerka is known for his surreal paintings of dreamlike realms. In his spectacular body of work, Yerka's <i>4siders</i> series is one of the most puzzling to behold, as each image depicts four different worlds. No matter which way the painting is turned, a new scene unfolds. As a result, …

Modern Art

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

European Travel

The Importance of Contracts: Wedding Photog in a Dispute Over Album ‘Cover’ Charge

<b>Update</b>: There are new developments in this story. Please see below.<p>There’s a dispute going on over in Texas that shows the importance of getting your …

This Woman Woke Up With An Unwanted Dong Tattooed On Her Shoulder

The gift that keeps on giving: regrettable tattoos. It’s a physical reminder of a time you lacked good judgement, or a clue that you never had good taste to begin with. Either way, it’s your cross to bear. It’s your scarlet letter. Your announcement to the world that you might possibly have some …

The Chandelier That Produces a Shadow Forest of Wild Trees

A year and a half ago, we told you about <i>Forms in Nature,</i> a stunning light sculpture by Hilden & Diaz (Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz) that casts shadows of trees throughout a room. The 3D printed piece takes eight hours of assembly by hand. Created in Copenhagen, the beautiful chandelier took the world …

Copenhagen

Cauliflowers create moulds for "monster" stool by Studio Pasternak

The legs of this stool covered in a skin-tight coating of black rubber were formed using silicone moulds cast from raw cauliflowers (+ …

This Horrifying Story Of A Guy Piercing Someone’s Butthole Is What Nightmares Are Made Of

So here’s a nice story I came across in Reddit’s TIFU (Today I F*cked Up) section this morning. Just to warn readers in advance of the graphic nature of this story, I’d also like to remind everyone to tip their tattoo artists and body piercers a little bit extra this holiday season. These people …

Comparing the Image Quality of Film and Digital

There have been a few film versus digital articles here and there on the interwebs, but seems like very few have approached the subject in a …

Photos Bring Creepy Renaissance Paintings To Life

The work of legendary Renaissance painter Florentine Agnolo di Cosimo, better known as Bronzino, is remarkable for the juxtaposition between the painter’s realistic attention to detail and his choice of otherworldly seeming subjects. In <i>1503</i>, artist Christian Tagliavini takes Bronzino’s paintings …

5 Makeup Tricks to Help You Look Younger

So simple. So sneaky.<p>All the smoothing serums and brightening peels and lifting creams in the world will only get you so far in the eternal quest for a fresh face (barring knives and needles) if your makeup sabotages the effort. So we asked a couple of pros to spill their secrets for faking a …

Check out these insane new bikes from designer Philippe Starck

Industrial designers love to be provocative almost as much as they enjoy being original. Fulfilling both briefs with a furious disregard for common sense, leading French designer Philippe Starck has this week unveiled a new range of electric bikes. Dubbed Starckbike and built by e-bike specialists …

Blade Runner

19 Of The Biggest Turn-Offs In Guys' Apartments

Because your dirty towels shouldn't ruin your sex life.<p>I recently asked the women of the BuzzFeed editorial team what their pet peeves or biggest turnoffs were when they walked into a man's apartment, and here are some of the crucial things they all agreed on. So gentlemen, please take notes.

Giant Floating Duck Proposed to Bring Green Energy to Copenhagen

Here’s an idea for energy sustainability that’s not mere quackery: A team of British designers and artists have proposed a floating tourist …

33 Pictures Taken At The Right Moment

We Bored Pandas are huge fans of perfectly timed photos that capture perfect (and usually funny or unexpected) moments that come and go with a blink …

Skimping On Sleep Can Stress Body And Brain

"The lion and calf shall lie down together," Woody Allen once wrote, "but the calf won't get much sleep."<p>That's pretty much the connection between stress and sleep, researchers say, and NPR's own numbers suggest the same thing. In our recent poll on stress in America, conducted in conjunction with …

This is the Easiest, Tastiest Summer Drink Ever

Andrew Zimmerman of Chicago's Sepia is a major proponent of a proper daiquiri.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap</i> …

Cocktails

Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs

<b>Tim Jenison</b>, a Texas-based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in the art world: 
How did Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage …

Art

England's best beaches: Blue Flag and Seaside Award winners announced

Beaches across England have been recognised for both their cleanliness and the quality of their water, with the Isle of Wight taking home the highest …

Beaches

Step into spring with a fresh new fragrance. W's beauty director shares 12 brand-new picks: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/ysvr

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Product Design

These Scientists Made This Music Track Way Cooler By Just Adding Fire

Yay for science.<p>A Rubens' tube is a pipe with holes in it. You put a flammable gas through the pipe, and then light it on fire. Kind of like the pipes in your gas-powered barbecue.<p>But what happens when you play music through the tubes? These scientists in Denmark built a "Pyro Board" to find out, …

Music Production

Business Casual - A Man's Guide To Dressing Office Cool

<b>The workplace is becoming increasingly casual (we’re blaming you and those damn Adidas sandals, Zuckerberg), but that doesn’t mean you should look</b> …

Men's Fashion

Daily Afternoon Chaos (40 Pictures)

Old, but still makes me laugh

This is What Happens When You Put Dogs Inside a Photo Booth

St. Louis, Missouri-based Lynn Terry is a professional photographer who in addition to commercial projects and family portrait work, has been …

Pets