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British artist James Ostrer created a series of artwork titled Junk Food Portraits by layering amounts of all of our most familiar junk foods on models. The result is at once stunning yet unnerving. While these surreal images are indeed vidid, we have to admit they made us think: is this really thing kind of thing we ought to be putting into our bodies? No wonder these portraits caught the eye of so many Japanese net users!
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Land artist Michael Grab creates astonishing towers and orbs of balanced rocks using little more than patience and an astonishing sense of balance. Grab says the art of stone balancing has been practiced by various cultures around the world for centuries and that he personally finds the process of balancing to be therapeutic and meditative.
Over the past few years of practicing rock balance, simple curiosity has evolved into therapeutic ritual, ultimately nurturing meditative presence, mental well-being, and artistry of design. Alongside the art, setting rocks into balance has also become a way of showing appreciation, offering thanksgiving, and inducing meditation. Through manipulation of gravitational threads, the ancient stones become a poetic dance of form and energy, birth and death, perfection and imperfection.
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[gallery type="awesome-slideshow" ids="10969,10970,10971,10972,10973,10974,10975,10976,10977,10978,10979,10980,10981"] At dusk the hillsides that surround the harbor fade into the background. I walk along the water as the lights come on down the long piers and around the crescent of shops and stands. The reflections go deep into the sea, maybe deeper than the water,…
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Adjacent to An Teampall Mór is the remains of an early 11th century church which is known as the Abbey. It would have been the largest building to be found on the site of a monastery founded by St. Moling 400 years earlier. It started of as a simple chancel church which was later added to over the next few centuries. A rectangular structure with only the North wall still intact and parts of the south and east walls surviving.
The original structure was divided by a chancel arch, The chancel was slightly narrower than the nave which was added later. There was an Ogee-headed window in the north wall of nave. The south wall in the west corner still shows signs of a broken spiral stairs which would have led to an upper level. This was adjacent to a Round tower built in the 11th century, which once stood…
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Photograph by CHRISTOPHE JOBIC Website | Facebook | Twitter | 500px Taken in Botswana’s Mabuasehube area in the Kalahari desert, this candid capture by Christophe Jobic shows a family of curious meerkats. As Jobic explains on 500px: The sun was setting when I drove by this active family of meerkats (suricata suricata) on a…
Every year during the winter holidays, something very special happens in Budapest, Hungary…
Local streetcars get decked out in thousands of blue and white twinkling LED lights!
Over 30,000 lights are used to turn ordinary trams into dazzling vehicles that travel through the streets spreading holiday joy to everyone.
The tradition began in 2009 by the Budapest Transport Company, making it a fun way for locals and tourists to get around the city while celebrating the holidays.
Each tram is lit up in the evening from 4pm, starting from early December until January.
The greatest part about these trams is that a ride on them doesn’t cost anymore than a regular fare.
Each tram looks like a time-traveling chariot with its spectacular lighting…
And it’s hard not to stand in awe of these glowing trams as they chug along right before your eyes.
It’s just a small way this city celebrates the holiday season while putting a smile on the faces of many!
It’s still only June—we all still have enough time to save up for a trip to Budapest for the end-of-year holidays!
Amazing 3D Liquid Paper Sculpture Transformation
Photograph by NASA [NASA April 21, 2010] Perhaps the most impressive of cloud formations, cumulonimbus (from the Latin for “pile” and “rain cloud”) clouds form due to vigorous convection (rising and overturning) of warm, moist, and unstable air. Surface air is warmed by the Sun-heated ground surface and rises; if sufficient atmospheric moisture is…
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Roche Residence in France
Infinite staircase by artist Olafur Eliasson at the KPMG building in Munich, Germany
Colorful stairs at the School of Arts in Saint Herblain, France
Staircase at the Hakone Open-Air Museum in Japan
Stairs to the top of the Rock of Guatapé
The Longchamp store in New York City
Cascading stairs at the Garden of Cosmic Speculation in Scotland created by Charles Jencks
The rainbow staircase in Findikli, Turkey
Spiral glass staircase around a fish tank in Scotland
Staircase at the Natural History Museum in London
Chand Baori stepwell in India
Double spiral stairs at the Vatican Museum
Stairs in a Portuguese Bookstore
Back in 1906 when the store first opened
Melk Abbey in Austria
Most likely the longest mosaic stairs in San Francisco
Sculpture that looks like you can walk into the sky by artist David McCracken in Australia
Groninger Museum in the Netherlands
Ice Hotel stairs
In Edinburgh, the Dovecot Studio specializes in tapestries and has these woven stairs
A walking roller coaster in Germany
Spiral stairs at the Quinta da Regaleira in Portugal
Nevermind, I don’t want to take the stairs
Natural surrealism: the paintings of
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Moki Mioke is a German artist whose incredible nature pieces reveal a deep, personal, and quite surreal (!) connection between humans and their environments, meshing the worlds of clever portraiture and detailed landscapes into one seamless work. Many of Mioke’s subjects are hardly distinguishable from their environments, and she is able to create a deep and thoughtful message by interspersing the two. Never more have we wanted to snuggle under a bed of rock or the trunk of tree, or to be ‘tucked in’ by ocean waves.
Check out more of her work here: http://www.mioke.de/
Incredibly enough, White works by hand, using a craft knife to cut tiny lines and draw images with the paper’s empty negative space. “I have great respect for paper. When I cut, the thin membranous material reveals its strength to me,” the artist explains on her website. “Paper is everywhere and it has been telling stories for centuries.“
White is also the owner of the Brave Bird Paperwork And Jewelry company, so she does more than just cut out amazing paper illustrations. She sells her cuttings, as well as felt jewelry and other artworks, in her online shop.
The two are finalists in Stuck In Prom, a competition being hosted by Duct Tape that challenges prom-bound highschoolers to create fashionable and flamboyant prom outfits using their colorful tape products (and next to nothing else). The first place winners will win $10,000 in scholarships each and $5,000 for their school, with smaller prizes for second, third, runner-up and category winners.
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This stunning monument is built to commemorate the Swiss Guard soldiers that were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France. It is described as one of the most moving sculptures in the world by many people.