• The Ultimate Banksy Gallery (127 photos)

    The Ultimate Banksy Gallery (127 photos)

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Banksy is one of the today’s most prolific artists yet his identity remains unknown. Best known for his satirical street art, the artist debuted his first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop in 2010. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature the following year. Banksy’s work has been thoroughly…

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  • An Alarm Clock That Wakes You Up with a Fresh Cup of Coffee

    An Alarm Clock That Wakes You Up with a Fresh Cup of Coffee

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    The Barisieur is an alarm clock that brews a fresh cup of coffee to wake you up in the morning. Designed by Joshua Renouf, the Barisieur eases you into the day with the subtle movement of stainless steel ball bearings that boil the water through induction heating. The sound is accompanied by the aroma…

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  • This is What 100 Sheets of Stacked, Laser-Cut Paper Looks Like

    This is What 100 Sheets of Stacked, Laser-Cut Paper Looks Like

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Eric Standley (featured previously) is an artist and educator (associate professor of studio art at Virginia Tech) whose ongoing series of 3D laser cut paper art is found at the intersection of art, tech, history and mathematics. Standley’s stacked paper sculptures can take up to six months to plan. Many of his artworks involve…

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  • 100 Years Ago this Telephone Tower in Stockholm Connected 5000 Telephone Lines

    100 Years Ago this Telephone Tower in Stockholm Connected 5000 Telephone Lines

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    From 1887 – 1913 this incredible Telephone Tower served as one of the main telephone junctions in Stockholm, Sweden. About 5000 telephone lines were connected here. Even after the tower was decommissioned in 1913 the tower remained as landmark until 1953 when it was torn down as the result of a fire. In this…

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  • This Guy Set Up His Camera To Make it Look Like Statues Taking Selfies

    This Guy Set Up His Camera To Make it Look Like Statues Taking Selfies

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    On a recent trip to the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork, Ireland, reddit user Jazsus_ur_lookin_well came up with a fun photo series by setting up his camera to make it look like statues were taking selfies. Aside from the staff giving you weird looks, it’s a funny way to bridge the past with the…

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  • I Thought it was Just a Sheet Covering a Clock, Until I Read the Plaque

    I Thought it was Just a Sheet Covering a Clock, Until I Read the Plaque

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Nothing to see here, just an old grandfather clock covered in a white sheet. Not sure why this is on display at an art musem. Perhaps the clock was damaged and was covered up to prevent any further damage? Oh look a plaque. Maybe that will explain what I would…

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  • Artist’s Battle with Alzheimer’s Documented Through Gripping Self-Portrait Paintings

    Artist’s Battle with Alzheimer’s Documented Through Gripping Self-Portrait Paintings

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Artist William Utermohlen (1933 – 2007) was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1995. In a gripping series of self-portrait paintings, we see Utermohlen’s battle with Alzheimer’s documented through his evocative artwork. It is not known if the artist’s final series of self-portraits are a reflection of his physical skills deteriorating or the resulting mental…

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  • The Impossible Car Sculptures of Gerry Judah

    The Impossible Car Sculptures of Gerry Judah

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Since 1997, artist Gerry Judah has built the main, car-themed structure for the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in Sussex, England. Held on the grounds of the Goodwood Estate, Judah’s colossal, flying car designs are a sight to behold. Born and raised in West Bengal, India, Judah and his family moved to London, England…

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  • Toilet Paper Rolls Squished Into Faces by Junior Fritz Jacquet

    Toilet Paper Rolls Squished Into Faces by Junior Fritz Jacquet

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    French artist Junior Fritz Jacquet has been fascinated by paper since a young age. Inspired by the traditional art of origami, Jacquet explores and experiments with folding and crumpling techniques, developing an innovative style all his own. In a series entitled Masks, Jacquet squishes and crumples 40 different toilet paper rolls into unique and…

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Aug 31, 2014

Picture of the Day: Giant Bookcase Painted on Garage Door

Picture of the Day: Giant Bookcase Painted on Garage Door

Photograph by wootkatiee on reddit Reddit user wootkatiee spotted this garage door painted like a giant bookcase in the Los Angeles neighbourhood of Hollywood Hills. The garage door reminds me of a smaller version of the parking garage in downtown Kansas City. via wootkatiee on reddit

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Aug 31, 2014

How to Peel Apples with a Power Drill

How to Peel Apples with a Power Drill

Should you ever find yourself needing to peel a LOT of apples, grab a power drill and a peeler and decimate that apple skin in one, gloriously long strand.

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Aug 31, 2014

Anamorphic Hand Sculpture by Jonty Hurwitz

Anamorphic Hand Sculpture by Jonty Hurwitz

In an ongoing series of anamorphic sculptures, artist Jonty Hurwitz (featured previously) creates distorted artworks can be seen ‘clearly’ when placed in front of a cylindrical mirror. Maternal Hands is the latest anamorphic sculpture by Hurwitz completed this past June. You can find images of the amazing sculpture below. To see more be sure…

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Aug 30, 2014

St. Bernard Meets a Kitten, Adorableness Ensues

St. Bernard Meets a Kitten, Adorableness Ensues

Watch a gentle giant named Bella meet a kitten for the very first time. Their interaction will put a smile on your face.

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Aug 30, 2014

Jet Skiing Through the Canyons of Lake Powell

Jet Skiing Through the Canyons of Lake Powell

A jet skier rides through a set of narrow canyons on Lake Powell, gliding effortlessly through the calm, mirror-like water.

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Aug 29, 2014

Picture of the Day: Arpino, Italy

Picture of the Day: Arpino, Italy

Photograph by Raffaele Camardella Arpino is a comune (municipality) in the province of Frosinone in the region of Lazio in central Italy. Its Roman name was Arpinum and the ancient city dates back to at least the 7th century BC. [source] As of 2007, Arpino had a population of 7,684 over an area of…

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Aug 29, 2014

Office Aquarium Doubles as Desk Divider

Office Aquarium Doubles as Desk Divider

A former call center in Boulder, Colorado replaced their boring desk dividers with fish tanks, turning their staid office into a giant aquarium. According to the Daily Mail, the tank was built in 2000 and the numerous tanks provided soothing background/white noise for the call center employees. Unfortunately the company, aptly named…

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