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Mar 3, 2015

16 Creative Sketches That Incorporate Everyday Objects

16 Creative Sketches That Incorporate Everyday Objects

In an ongoing series called “Sunday Sketch”, Christoph Niemann incorporates everyday objects in fun and creative ways, playing with perspective and reimagining the objects as something else entirely. Niemann is an illustrator, artist, and author. His work has appeared on the covers The New Yorker, Time, Wired and The New York Times Magazine. Since…

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Mar 2, 2015

23 Mind Bending Optical Illusion Paintings by Rob Gonsalves

23 Mind Bending Optical Illusion Paintings by Rob Gonsalves

[Huckleberry Fine Art] Artist Rob Gonsalves was born in Toronto, Canada in 1959. During his childhood, he developed an interest in drawing from imagination using various media. By age twelve, his awareness of architecture grew as he learned perspective techniques and began to do his first paintings and renderings of imagined buildings. After an…

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Feb 25, 2015

21 Satellite Photos of Earth that Will Give you a Fresh Perspective

21 Satellite Photos of Earth that Will Give you a Fresh Perspective

The world looks different when seen from above. During spaceflight, astronauts and cosmonauts have reported a cognitive shift in awareness while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface; this is known as the “Overview Effect“. This experience inspired Benjamin Grant to launch Daily Overview, an online project that attempts to, “fully…

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Feb 19, 2015

Scientists Develop Artificial Skylight that Mimics Natural Light

Scientists Develop Artificial Skylight that Mimics Natural Light

A group of scientist in Como, Italy have developed an artificial skylight that creates realistic looking natural light for spaces that don’t have windows or access to sunlight. According to PetaPixel: The scientists who invented the light figured out how to use a thin coating of nanoparticles to accurately simulate sunlight through Earth’s atmosphere…

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Feb 18, 2015

There’s a Speakeasy in Shanghai Hidden Behind This Old Coke Machine

There’s a Speakeasy in Shanghai Hidden Behind This Old Coke Machine

Situated in the former French Concession area of Shanghai you will find a nondescript sandwich shop called, The Press. There’s not much to the place aside from a neon sign with a whimsical epithet and an old Coca-Cola machine in the corner… Alberto Caiola, the designer of The Press adds: At first glance,…

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Feb 17, 2015

The Incredible Dioramas of Satoshi Araki

The Incredible Dioramas of Satoshi Araki

Japanese artist Satoshi Araki builds amazing dioramas with astonishing levels of detail. From the rust on a car to the litter on a street, the level of realism in each of his artworks forces viewers to really examine his works. Araki’s dioramas are most striking when he captures the effects of aging in his…

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Feb 17, 2015

12 Exquisite Artworks Carved from Jade

12 Exquisite Artworks Carved from Jade

Jade is an ornamental rock applied to two different metamorphic rocks that are made up of different silicate minerals: nephrite and jadeite. Last May, the Metropolitan Museum of Art released a collection of 400,000 high-resolution digital images. Be sure to check out the incredible collection here. The Sifter went through the MET’s amazing archive…

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