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Frozen Niagara Falls at Night Illuminated by Colorful Lights Looks Like an Alien Planet

We recently shared images of Niagara Falls frozen due to the extreme cold hitting North America over the winter. But Toronto-based photographer Adam Klekotka captured a whole new vision of the frozen falls with his stunning night photography. While he'd visited Niagara Falls several times during …

Toronto

Dreamy Photos of New Zealand in Pink Captured With Infrared Camera

Interested in producing images on “the fringe of the otherworldly,” landscape photographer Paul Hoi creatively combines science fiction with psychedelia. Using a camera modified for full spectrum infrared, Hoi is able to craft dreamy scenes of nature that transform familiar visuals into foreign …

New Zealand

Professional Photographer Shares Tips for Capturing the Perfect Seascape

Crashing ocean waves and scenic visual landscapes make seascapes an irresistible subject for many photographers. But, getting the final results that you'd like isn't always easy. Often the sky will appear overexposed or it's impossible to snap just at the moment the waves crash. Luckily, …

Landscape Photography

Mystical Ice Caves of Iceland Look Like Abstract Oil Paintings

Photographer Matěj Kříž explores the depths of the great unknown with his camera. Using a combination of on-the-ground and aerial photography, he has captured the mystifying ice caves of Iceland. The breathtaking locale looks like it’s encased in glass and from certain vantage points doesn’t look …

Landscape Photography

Photo Expert Creates Dreamy Fairytale Images of Animals in Unexpected Environments

A master of creating surreal photographic compositions, artist Robert Jahns‘ seamless compositions transport viewers into a world of dreamy whimsy. Whether “freezing” Venice's Grand Canal or setting a pug high up in the air with colorful balloons, his layered photo manipulations always delight. …

Digital Art

9 Free Graphic Design Resources to Get Your Business Looking Sharp On a Budget

As our world becomes increasingly visual, it's more important than ever to put your best design foot forward when going into business for yourself. So whether you are setting up a YouTube channel to start teaching online classes, starting your Etsy shop, or refreshing your website, chances are …

Graphic Design

Bean to Bar – Meet London’s Single Origin Chocolate Pioneer

Phil Landers makes single origin chocolate from an old furniture workshop in London’s Bethan Green. “My earliest memory of chocolate is my dad …

Fresh From The Dairy: Space Odyssey

Every once in a while we scroll through @NASA’s Instagram and get lost in outer space (images, that is). It takes just one photo of a galaxy cluster …

Furniture

6 Important Impressionist Painters Who Shaped the Iconic Movement

In the 1870s, the western art world was turned upside-down with the emergence of Impressionism, an avant-garde art movement. Born in Paris, France, Impressionism was founded by a unique group of artists who each opted to abandon traditional rules of art in favor of a new approach. Characterized by …

Ethereal Portraits of Women Who Look Like They’re Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

Inspired by fantasy and fairytales, photographer Bella Kotak creates ethereal images that combine sumptuous color and bountiful nature. Her portraits of women fuse flowers, gorgeous fashion, and picturesque settings, resulting in moments that seem plucked from the pages of a storybook.<p>Kotak …

Former Painter Captures Stunning Photos of Magical Landscapes Around the World

Turkish photographer Cuma Cevik organizes adventurous trips to a wide range of countries after being inspired to shoot incredible landscape photography around the world. Bringing along curious travelers, they set out on photo safaris to capture the magical landscapes of each setting. Interestingly, …

A First Look At Chilewich’s Colorful Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

Chilewich released their Spring/Summer 2018 line-up of textiles and it’s getting us excited for the warmer season ahead. The New York City-based …

An Encaustic Tile Collection Inspired by Tulum, Mexico

Since we can’t all escape to Mexico every time we need a vacation, Studio Anansi has us covered with an encaustic tile collection inspired by the …

Colorful Outdoor Mattresses That Connect to Each Other

Come Spring 2018, TRIMM Copenhagen will be releasing a new collection of seating for the outdoors. Not your typical range of outdoor furniture, the …

Furniture

Bold and Botanical

Bringing an extra dimension to decorative type, Julia Losfelt has produced this captivating a set of letters juxtaposing delicate and complex botanical structures with a stark, bold sans-serif.<p>The soft lighting and meticulous composition of the plants and flowers makes each is joy to look at.<p>You can find her work on her site , or follow her on Instagram .

The Golden Secrets of Hand-Lettering

I saw that the super talented <b>Martina Flor</b> has joined the ranks of high-profile typographers and letterer’s to set-up a class on Skillshare. The Berlin based Letterer and Designer promises to train your typographic eye and unveil all secrets behind this art.<p>Aiming at a broad range of skill levels from beginner upwards, one of the things I really like about the class is that it’s focussed on postcard sized design – ready to post, but importantly it feels like a less daunting size to get to grips …

Laser Cut Notepads That Slowly Reveal Artworks As They Get Used

Japanese design firm Triad Inc have created a series of laser cut notepads that slowly reveal artworks as they get used. Dubbed “Omoshiro Blocks”, …

3D Printing

Mesmerizing Typography on Fashion Photographs

French Parisian artist Louis Stimes blurs the lines between typography, fashion and photography by designing intricates designs and letters on …

Raw Edges Introduces Latest Tile Collections for Mutina

Italian ceramics brand Mutina recently released two new collections from London-based Raw Edges. Tape is brand new and includes eight patterns in a …

Photographer Creates Poetic Collages by Seamlessly Blending Stock Photos

Inspired by the world around him, young digital artist Justin Peters creates surreal and serene collages that merge unexpected elements to great success. At just 22 years old, he's carrying on a long tradition of collage art, which has evolved from Cubist masters to the contemporary age of digital …

Photographer Captures Ordinary People Surrounded by Overlooked Beauty of the World

Photographer Helena Georgiou captures subjects that are often overlooked as we go about our daily lives. Her impressive portfolio features many portraits of people that we'd probably pass by on the street without a second glance. Georgiou gives them the proverbial spotlight in her compositions, …

Stunning Color Gradient Ikea Posters

The Italian design firm Adoratorio Studio is such a big fan of Ikea that it has created a series of beautiful graphic posters in tribute to the …

OkCupid Redefines ‘DTF’ in Striking Ads That Are Like Little Works of Art

OkCupid is DTF, but not like that.<p>The dating site rethinks that blunt old acronym, originally meaning “down to fuck,” by making it the centerpiece of …

Advertising Industry

Train Passenger Captures Surreal Photos of Hokkaido Blanketed in Snow

Hokkaido, Japan's snow-covered northernmost prefecture, is the magical background for Chinese photographer Ying Yin‘s series <i>Wind of Okhotsk</i>. Inspired by her desire to visit a snowy area, the lush winter scenery, blanketed by white powder, makes for a powerful set of images.<p>Starting in Sapporo, the …

Interview: Beautifully Colorful Scenes Captured on a Voyage Around the World

British travel photographer Jordan Hammond may only be in his early twenties, but he's already well on his way toward leaving his mark in the industry. His gorgeous photographs spark an immediate wanderlust in viewers, as they follow along on his journey around the world. With a special emphasis on …

Best Art Posts of 2017

10. Wardrobe Snacks: A Project Inspired by Diners Lacking a Table<br>Snack enthusiasts, Pinch Food Design, checked out Wardrobe Snacks, a project …

Zoe Juices

Derrick Lin Packaging of the World Chief Curator 12/27/2017 12:46:00 PM Beverages , Europe , Greece , Plastic<p>Creative Agency: Beetroot Design<br>Project …

13 YouTube Channels to Teach You How to Paint for Free

Always wanted to learn how to paint, but were afraid to enroll in a class? Free online painting tutorials may be right up your alley, helping you get comfortable with both basic and advanced techniques right from home. Whether you are interested in acrylic or oil painting or learning how to use …

Photographer Sends a Drone Over NYC to Prove the City is More Stunning From Above

New York City is a stunning metropolis no matter how a photographer captures it, but aerial photography offers a look at Manhattan that's unlike anything else. Humza Deas is one photographer taking to the skies via a drone and snapping many striking shots of New York. His awe-inspiring vantage …