• This Was Made from Multiple Layers of Precision Cut Packing Tape

    This Was Made from Multiple Layers of Precision Cut Packing Tape

    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    Amsterdam-based artist Max Zorn places multiple layers of brown packing tape on acrylic glass sheets. The more layers of tape he uses, the darker the shades become. He then uses an X-Acto knife to cut and shape the various layers. However, it’s not until a light source (like a lamp, light box or sunlight)…

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  • Spider Appears to Use Hanging Rock to Anchor Web from Ceiling

    Spider Appears to Use Hanging Rock to Anchor Web from Ceiling

    Monday, October 6, 2014

    Reddit user reverseloop observed a spider’s web that appears to be anchored from the ceiling by a rock. While the fascinating discovery implies some kind of basic form of tool use, it’s unclear exactly how this occurred since he did not personally witness the web-building process. For example, it’s possible that the rock was…

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  • Teacher Asks Students to Write Haikus, This Kid Wins

    Teacher Asks Students to Write Haikus, This Kid Wins

    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    I think this might be / Quite possibly the greatest / Haiku of all time When a class of schoolchildren were asked to write haikus, this sassy submission was the clear-cut winner. Step aside ‘haikus are easy / but sometimes they don’t make sense / refrigerator‘ a new champion has been crowned. A haiku…

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  • Finland Night Photography by Mikko Lagerstedt

    Finland Night Photography by Mikko Lagerstedt

    Monday, October 6, 2014

    Finnish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt recently released night II, a collection of night time photographs captured in Finland in 2013 and 2014. Many of the stunning images below are multiple exposures to enhance the clarity in the foreground, background and night sky above. Night II is the latest in a budding portfolio of atmospheric landscape…

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  • 15 Anamorphic Graffiti Murals that Leap Off the Wall

    15 Anamorphic Graffiti Murals that Leap Off the Wall

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Odeith is an artist currently based in Lisbon, Portugal. Born in 1976 in Damaia, Odeith showed an early interest in perspective and shading. From 1999 to 2008 Odeith owned and operated a tattoo studio however he has since returned to spray painting, doing large-scale graffiti murals personally and for major brands. The artist is…

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  • In Sweden You’ll Find the World’s Largest Scale Model of the Solar System

    In Sweden You’ll Find the World’s Largest Scale Model of the Solar System

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    Did you know the Sweden Solar System is the largest permanent scale model of the Solar System in the world? The Sun, represented by the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, is the largest hemispherical building in the world. The inner planets can also be found in Stockholm but the outer planets are situated northward in…

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  • 3D Sand Piano Beach Art by Jamie Harkins

    3D Sand Piano Beach Art by Jamie Harkins

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Sand artist Jamie Harkins (featured previously) is back with a new temporary artwork, a sand piano etched into the beach. The anamorphic land art plays with perspective, elongating lines and distorting the image so it appears 3-dimensional when viewed from a specific angle. For more, check out Jamie’s website and Facebook page. Artwork…

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  • The Sifter’s Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

    The Sifter’s Top 75 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (see last year’s top 100 here). We’re now in the home stretch of 2014 with only three months left! I can’t wait to see what treasures…

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Oct 21, 2014

Picture of the Day: Calvin and Hobbes Street Art in Portland

Picture of the Day: Calvin and Hobbes Street Art in Portland

Photograph by Mike Vogel (@mikev on Twitter) Writer and Portland resident Mike Vogel spotted this wheatpaste poster of an older Calvin daydreaming about his childhood and the good times he had with his pal Hobbes. The street artwork was spotted at the corner of 7th Avenue and Salmon Street in southeast Portland. I was…

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Oct 21, 2014

Dad Builds Coolest Costume Ever for Daughter

Dad Builds Coolest Costume Ever for Daughter

Last Halloween Royce Hutain made an LED stick figure costume for his daughter Zoey. The video went viral and has been viewed over 22 million times since! This year, Royce built an updated version for Zoey, an LED Minnie Mouse costume for the family’s trip to Disneyland. The 2014 version uses digitally addressable LED…

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Oct 21, 2014

This Cyr Wheel Routine is Simply Incredible

This Cyr Wheel Routine is Simply Incredible

Watch famous Taiwanese street performer Isaac Hou demonstrate his jaw-dropping cyr wheel routine. Audio track is Pistol Shrimp – Heart (RoboCLIP Remix). Video by Kuma Films.

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Oct 21, 2014

26 Creative Business Cards That Aren’t Even Cards

26 Creative Business Cards That Aren’t Even Cards

Contact information has gone digital but that doesn’t mean the traditional business card no longer serves a purpose. Business cards these days are used to make an impression. They can be great marketing tools for your services and a memorable ‘card’ can lead to new opportunities. Below you will find a collection of 26…

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Oct 21, 2014

How to Draw Perfect Freehand Circles

How to Draw Perfect Freehand Circles

Dave Hax demonstrates a simple technique to help you draw a near perfect freehand circle. The technique could be useful for drawing quick charts, diagrams and sketches.

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Oct 20, 2014

Picture of the Day: Panorama Glitch Gives Woman Ultimate Selfie Arm

Picture of the Day: Panorama Glitch Gives Woman Ultimate Selfie Arm

Photograph by Strid3r21 on reddit Reddit user Strid3r21 used his phone’s panorama feature to capture the inside of a museum and it accidentally gave a woman taking a selfie a super long arm. The funny glitch took place inside the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois. Astute readers may notice the image…

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Oct 20, 2014

Banksy Remixes Vermeer in Latest Street Artwork

Banksy Remixes Vermeer in Latest Street Artwork

Banksy has just unveiled his latest artwork, Girl with a pierced eardrum; a play on Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s famous Girl with a Pearl Earring. The artwork—which incorporates a security alarm on the side of the building—appears in Bristol’s docks, painted on a wall in Hanover Place. Photos of the new mural were posted…

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