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DIY Shows How to Make Your Kid a Cardboard Knight in Armor

Artist Warren King proves that cardboard doesn’t just have to be for boxes. With some creativity and engineering know-how, the packing material can form spectacular works of art. Or, if you’re an imaginative 6-year-old, it can make for a fantastic knights costume. King fashioned a set of …

Crafting

20+ Animals Who Have Perfected the Art of Camouflage

The animal kingdom can be harsh. What to do if you are a small animal trying to defend yourself or a predator who wants to stealthily stalk their prey? Evolution's answer—camouflage. While we often think of the chameleon as the perfect example of camouflage, in reality, things are much more complex.<p>…

Zoology

Teen and Her Dog Showcase Incredible Bond by Performing Amazing Tricks Together

Most pet parents have a hard enough time teaching their dog to sit on command. But for 16-year-old Mary and her canine companion Secret, they're perfectly in sync. The two-year-old Australian Shepherd performs the ultimate dog tricks, with a repertoire so impressive that they'll make a human …

Pets

Innovative ‘Plan Bee’ Drone Artificially Pollinates Plants Like a Real Bee

Earlier this year, major news hit the conservation world as several species of bees were listed as endangered. The news serves as a grave reminder to help restore the rapidly declining bee population; the small insects play a crucial part in our world by pollinating plants. In North America alone, …

Ecology

Dazzling Blue ‘Sea Sparkles’ Emit a Glittering Glow on the Shores of Tasmania

Beach goers in Tasmania have recently been witness to an incredible sight—at night, the waters are emitting an electric blue glow. Although this sounds like something out of science fiction, the reason for the sea sparkles can be easily explained. The cerulean brilliance is caused by bioluminescent …

Coastlines

You Can Visit This Japanese Island Overrun with Friendly Bunnies

If you love frolicking with furry animals, Japan may be the destination of your dreams. In addition to its famous Fox Village and “Cat Heaven Island,<i>”</i> the country also boasts Ōkunoshima, a small island in the Inland Sea that has been overrun by adorable and approachable rabbits.<p>Aptly referred to as …

Rabbits

Modern Watch Design Uses Shadow Gradients to Tell Time

In 2014, timepiece company Anicorn Watches launched the first in its series of unique watches. Known as <i>The Trio of Time</i>, the popular collection consists of <i>Series 000</i>, <i>Series K452</i>, and, now, <i>Hidden Time</i>, a minimalist approach to time-telling designed by designer Jiwoong Jung.<p>Structurally, <i>Hidden Time</i> …

Rose Gold

Clever Posture Correcting Device Acts as a Mini-Ergonomic Chair You Can Wear

Was your mother always telling you to sit up straight as a child? Or, are you part of the 80% of Americans who complain of back pain? This surprisingly common issue is often related to posture, but as we all know, it's not always easy to retrain the way you sit and stand.<p>Over the years, ergonomic …

Pain

Adorable Succulents’ Leaves Look Like Tiny Dolphins Jumping in the Air

There are many plants that are beneficial for your home, but there are far fewer that are “cute,” too. We recently marveled over the aww-worthy Monilaria obconica succulent species that look like tiny rabbits as they begin to sprout. That particular discovery was made via Japanese Twitter, and …

Cute

11 Trailblazing Women in History You Need to Know

Susan B. Antony, Gloria Steinem, Sacajawea—these are just some of the famous women who have paved the way for others and shaped our world. But history is filled with female trailblazers who have suffered, innovated, and not backed down in the face of adversity.<p>To celebrate these badass women who …

Cat Wiggles Through Box, Accidently Tries on a Stylish Set of Kitty-Sized Wigs

Boxes and cats go together like peanut butter and jelly. Where there’s a box, there’s probably a cat trying to fit inside of it—no matter how small. Japanese Scottish fold Maru has made a name for himself thanks to his affinity for these cardboard containers. Millions of people have watched his …

Hairstyling

Traveling Couple Earns Up to $9K Per Instagram Post and Reveals Secrets Behind Their Awe-Inspiring Life

We’ve all seen travel Instagram accounts and thought, “I wish I could live like that!” Since 2012, self-taught photographer Jack Morris has lived this dream and been on adventures throughout the world—enjoying locales from Kenya to Bali. By his side is Lauren Bullen, another travel junkie who also …

Lightroom

Eye-Opening History of Round Homes and Why Curves Matter in Architecture

Who says you have to live in a rectangular house? In fact, a quick look at the history of architecture tells us that many indigenous cultures relied on circular dwellings. And lately, they are undergoing a resurgence with tiny home enthusiasts looking to maximize space or green homeowners seeking …

Architecture

Leonardo da Vinci's Ingenious Design for a Self-Supporting Bridge

Or, "How to build a bridge in 10 minutes that's strong enough to support a car"<p>Of the many structures Leonardo da Vinci designed, perhaps none made …

Introducing the World’s First Folding Camera Made Entirely Out of Cardboard

Many people love the way vintage cameras look, but they crave the convenience of instant film. For those who appreciate the mashup of old and new, the Jollylook camera is an exciting prospect. Using a retro, steampunk-inspired aesthetic, the fold-out camera mimics designs that first gained …

France’s Beautiful National Library Reopens After a Decade of Renovations

Ten years in the making, the former National Library of France has reopened after extensive renovations. Architects Bruno Gaudin and Virginie Brégal were <b></b>charged with bringing life to the historic complex on Paris's rue de Richelieu.<p>Gaudin and Brégal faced the immense task of reworking the Richelieu …

National Libraries

Real-Life ‘Animal Whisperer’ Takes the Best Selfies with Wild Animals

In 2015, we were amazed by the furry friendships and selfie-taking skills of Auckland-based adventurer Allan Dixon. Known as “the animal whisperer,” Dixon has made a name for himself as a modern-day Dr. Doolittle—though, instead of specializing in taking care of cuddly creatures, his expertise lies …

Cute Animals

Man Perfectly Pairs the Colorful Pastries and Desserts of Paris with His Shoes

With a big appetite and a closet to match, graphic designer and <i>chef pâtissier</i> Tal Spiegel has paired two of his passions into a fashionably tasteful photo project—his colorful collection of shoes and an assortment of Parisian pastries. Cleverly titled <i>Desserted in Paris</i>, the quirky series features …

Dessert

Designer Creates Furniture Using Only Forces of Tension, No Nails Needed

Contemporary furniture designer Robby Cuthbert mixes architectural principles and organic forms in his sculptural pieces. Coffee tables, lamps, shelves, and chairs are all carefully crafted with wood and steel cables based on principles of tensegrity (or tension integrity). The results are pieces …

Furniture

20+ Funny Valentine’s Day Cards You’ll Only Find on Etsy

With Valentine’s Day sneaking up, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect card to give to that special someone. Sure, chocolate and roses are old classics, but often it’s the card included that makes the lasting impression.<p>So, what’s the best route to take? Heartfelt and sweet? Romantic and …

Baker Creates Spectacular Animal Constellation Cookies and Cakes

Self-taught baker and author Heather Baird focuses her website, Sprinkle Bakes, on her inventive sweet treats. Her out of this world desserts reach new heights with her latest confection—constellation animal cookies.<p>Looking like they came straight from a far off galaxy, these cute desserts are a …

Dessert

Music Removed From “We Are the Champions” Showcases Freddie Mercury’s Amazing Voice

When you think of the band Queen, you probably imagine their late front man, Freddie Mercury. The music icon died 25 years ago, but his incredible voice lives on—he’s still regarded as one of the best singers of all time. To pay homage to his amazing talents, Playback.fm posted a video that …

Adorable Animal Macarons Turn the Classic French Pastry Into an Edible Zoo

Throughout the years, we’ve marveled at delectable desserts that seem almost too good to eat. Last month, unicorn macarons caught our eye as a magical way to enjoy the sweet treat. Building on that trend is Melly Eats World, who creates just-as-adorable animal macarons. Pandas, pigs, monkeys, and …

Cute

Loving Dad Surprises Daughter with Magical ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Photo Shoot

For professional photographer and doting dad John Rossi, there is no better muse than his 3-year-old daughter, Nellee. In the past, Rossi has used his photography and editing skills to transform Nellee into numerous characters, including Little Red Riding Hood and Wonder Woman. Now, just in time …

Winning Images from the Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest

What lurks beneath? Underwater photographers help us grasp the ecosystems and relics that inhabit deep waters beyond our vision. And since 1965, the Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) competition has awarded prizes to photographers in eight categories.<p>This year, winner Gabriel Barathieu beat …

Scuba Diving

Picturesque Mountain Hut Offers Modern Luxury Off the Dolomite Slopes

If wining and dining amidst luxurious views of the Italian Dolomites sounds like a dream vacation, you can now do exactly that. In 2015, Peter Pichler Architecture and Pavol Mikolajcak Architekt won a competition to design the stunning <i>Obereggen Mountain Hut</i>. The building, which also contains a …

Luxury Lifestyle

Adorable Dog Insists on Hugging Strangers During Her Daily Walks

Loving and loyal, dogs are man's best friend for a reason. Though most canines show affection for humans with tail wags and lots of licks, Louboutina (Loubie for short), an adorable golden retriever, communicates her love through cuddly hugs.<p>The darling dog loves to embrace her owner, Cesar …

Pets

Music Removed from Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Performance Reveals Her Incredible Voice

Unless you’ve completely avoided the news, you’ve probably caught wind of Lady Gaga’s amazing performance at Super Bowl 51. From perfectly coordinated drones to an epic stage entrance to a bevy of sparkly costume changes, Gaga rocked all of her songs as an enthusiastic audience sang and danced …

Artists Pay Homage to the Legendary Carrie Fisher

The year 2016 has seen many legends lost, and we’re left mourning their passing while celebrating their legacy. Before the end of this tumultuous trip around the sun, we lost another incredible human being: Carrie Fisher. Best known for playing Princess Leia in the <i>Star Wars</i> film franchise, the …

20 of the Most Stunning Photos Captured by Drones in 2016

Drone sales have dramatically risen over the past few years and reached record highs this holiday season. With an increasing number of drones in the sky, professional photographers and enthusiasts alike can now access perspectives that are typically seen from the seat of an airplane. Image-sharing …

Photography