• Furniture with Rivers of Glass Running Through Them

    Furniture with Rivers of Glass Running Through Them

    Saturday, July 5, 2014

    Greg Klassen is a one-man furniture maker based out of Lynden, Washington. The craftsman is inspired by the Pacific Northwest and the trees that grow there. Klassen remarks, “no two trees are the same just as no two pieces are that I make from them.” All pieces are handmade, one at a time and the…

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  • These Were Handmade in the 1800s by Layering Sand. No Glue was Used

    These Were Handmade in the 1800s by Layering Sand. No Glue was Used

    Monday, June 23, 2014

    Andrew Clemens (1857-1894) was an artist from Dubuque, Iowa but spent most of his life in nearby McGregor. At the age of five Clemens was stricken with encephalitis that left him completely deaf and nearly mute. At age 13 Clemens began experimenting with sand art, collecting multicolored sands from Iowa’s Pictured Rocks region. He…

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  • This Cat Has the World’s Most Interesting Face

    This Cat Has the World’s Most Interesting Face

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

    Meet Venus the fascinating feline with the world’s most interesting face. The five-year old tortoiseshell not only has two different colored eyes (known as heterochromia), but she also has two starkly different fur colors split exactly down the middle of her face. Venus’ rare appearance has earned her the nickname Chimera cat (a single…

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  • 3D Printed Sugar Cubes are Here

    3D Printed Sugar Cubes are Here

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Earlier this year, 3D Systems introduced their ChefJet series of kitchen-ready 3D printers for edibles. The first two printers in the series are the monochrome, countertop ChefJet 3D printer (8x8x6″) and the full-color, larger format ChefJet Pro 3D printer (10x14x8″). Both are expected to be available in the second half of 2014. ChefJet printable…

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  • This Interactive Storm Cloud Light Also Makes Thunder Sounds

    This Interactive Storm Cloud Light Also Makes Thunder Sounds

    Thursday, July 3, 2014

    The Cloud is an interactive lamp and speaker system by Richard Clarkson, designed to mimic a thundercloud in both appearance and entertainment. Using motion sensors the cloud detects a user’s presence and creates a unique lightning and thunder show dictated by their movement. The system features a powerful speaker system from which the user…

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  • This Might Be the World’s Cutest Guinea Pig

    This Might Be the World’s Cutest Guinea Pig

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Meet Booboo, a two-year old, female blond guinea pig (American crested) that belongs to photographer Megan van der Elst. Booboo lives with two other guinea pigs (Titi and Teddy). The photographer has been posting photos of Booboo and her friends to deviantART and they can also be found on her recently launched website and…

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  • Miniature Columns and Pillars Carved Into Marble

    Miniature Columns and Pillars Carved Into Marble

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Artist and sculptor Matthew Simmonds carves small-scale interiors into marble. Inspired by a lifelong fascination with stone buildings, Matthew’s work takes stone architecture (particularly sacred stone architecture) as a central theme. Making a play of architectural spaces on a small-scale, the solid stone is opened up to reveal internal worlds, often intricately carved, in which…

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  • These are the Coolest Rolling Pins Ever

    These are the Coolest Rolling Pins Ever

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

    Polish designer Zuzia Kozerska created an awesome series of laser-engraved rolling pins with a variety of designs and patterns. The rolling pins are made from beech wood and measure 42 cm (16.53 in) long and 6 cm (2.36 in) in diameter. The rolling pins are perfect for cookies but also work with cakes, pasta,…

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Jul 21, 2014

This Guy Built an Obstacle Course for Squirrels and Narrated their Progress

This Guy Built an Obstacle Course for Squirrels and Narrated their Progress

Steve Barley built an obstacle course for squirrels in his backyard and narrated their progress as they attempted to reach their ultimate goal of delicious food in three separate feeders. Using random items like an ironing board, sink plunger and various pieces of wood; find out if the crafty squirrels will reach their target.…

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Jul 21, 2014

Picture of the Day: Blue Hour at the Bridge

Picture of the Day: Blue Hour at the Bridge

Photograph by FRANK SCHULENBURG Website | Flickr | Twitter In this beautiful sunrise capture, we see a river fog filling San Francisco Bay as parts of the Golden Gate Bridge peak out above the fog. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide, three-mile-long channel between San…

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Jul 21, 2014

Stitching Leaves by Hillary Fayle

Stitching Leaves by Hillary Fayle

Artist Hillary Fayle likes to stitch on unconventional materials. She says she started exploring the idea whilst studying embroidery at the Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England. As Fayle recounts on her website: “I began with using found materials and fabric and transgressed to leaves upon my return to America. I generally try to…

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Jul 21, 2014

This Kitten is About to See Himself in a Mirror for the Very First Time

This Kitten is About to See Himself in a Mirror for the Very First Time

Watch 7-week-old Fynn see himself in the mirror for the very first time. His reaction is priceless.

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Jul 21, 2014

Animal Murals that Seem to Leap Off the Wall

Animal Murals that Seem to Leap Off the Wall

Fiona Tang is an artist currently living in Vancouver, Canada and attending the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. In a series of amazing large-scale murals, Tang draws animals that seem to leap off the wall. On the artist’s tumblr page, he explains: “I started doing art a couple of years ago, and…

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Jul 20, 2014

Picture of the Day: This Was Taken Exactly 45 Years Ago

Picture of the Day: This Was Taken Exactly 45 Years Ago

Photograph by NASA [Taken 20 July 1969] Earth Rise as Seen From Lunar Surface: This incredible image of the Earth rise was taken during lunar orbit by the Apollo 11 mission crew in July of 1969. The first manned lunar mission, Apollo 11 launched aboard a Saturn V launch vehicle from the Kennedy Space…

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Jul 20, 2014

A Bonsai Tree in Space

A Bonsai Tree in Space

Japanese artist Azuma Makoto recently ventured to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert (home of Burning Man) to launch a Japanese white pine bonsai into space. The artist also arranged a stunning bouquet with about 30 varieties of flowers from around the world and launched them into space as well. The project, entitled Exobiotanica, occurred on…

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