Nightmare food – Artist creates shockingly colorful portraits out of junk food

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Nightmare food – Artist creates shockingly colorful portraits out of junk food

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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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The Balanced Rock Sculptures of Michael Grab Rely Solely on Gravityby Christopher Jobson on December 3, 2012

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The Balanced Rock Sculptures of Michael Grab Rely Solely on Gravity rocks land art balance

The Balanced Rock Sculptures of Michael Grab Rely Solely on Gravity rocks land art balance

The Balanced Rock Sculptures of Michael Grab Rely Solely on Gravity rocks land art balance

The Balanced Rock Sculptures of Michael Grab Rely Solely on Gravity rocks land art balance

The Balanced Rock Sculptures of Michael Grab Rely Solely on Gravity rocks land art balance

The Balanced Rock Sculptures of Michael Grab Rely Solely on Gravity rocks land art balance

The Balanced Rock Sculptures of Michael Grab Rely Solely on Gravity rocks land art balance

The Balanced Rock Sculptures of Michael Grab Rely Solely on Gravity rocks land art balance

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.

Almost all of the works you see here were completed this fall in locations around Boulder, Colorado. You can see much more in his portfolio as well as several videos of him working over on YouTube.

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The Abbey at St. Mullin’s

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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.

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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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THIS MAN RECYCLES SCRAP METAL INTO AMAZING SCULPTURES

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How Do You Turn Garbage Into Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars? This Man Found The Answer!

THIS! This right here is what happens when recycling meets brilliant creativity! John Lopez is a sculptor from South Dakota and he takes pieces of farm scrap metal and turns them into magnificent artwork. His massive sculptures, which include a horse and a Texas Longhorn, are inspired by the American West. The attention to detail is nothing short of spectacular!

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Lopez was previously a bronze sculptor but he created a scrap metal grave for a family member that passed away. Since then he’s been creating scrap metal sculptures using found and donated pieces. Amazing! I wonder what I can make with my garbage…

Read more at http://www.metaspoon.com/scrap-metal-art-lopez/#Rmv6Qzf8h6lhtkMW.99

Picture of the Day: Meet the Meerkats

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Picture of the Day: Meet the Meerkats

Picture of the Day: Meet the Meerkats

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…

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30,000 LED Lights Make Budapest’s Public Transportation Look Like Awesome Time Machines

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30,000 LED Lights Make Budapest’s Public Transportation Look Like Awesome Time Machines

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I wish they did this in every city. Can you imagine how magical it would be at night?

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!

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Picture of the Day: Cumulonimbus Cloud over Africa

Picture of the Day: Cumulonimbus Cloud over Africa

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…

some very cool staircases

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These 23 Unique Staircases Are Absolutely Mesmerizing

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I never wanted to climb stairs so badly…

Cascading stairs at the Garden of Cosmic Speculation in Scotland created by Charles Jencks

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Sculpture that looks like you can walk into the sky by artist David McCracken in Australia

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In Edinburgh, the Dovecot Studio specializes in tapestries and has these woven stairs

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Natural surrealism: the paintings of Moki Mioke

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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/

 


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beautiful hand cut paper art

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Incredibly Intricate Hand-Cut Paper Art By Maude White

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.

More info: bravebirdpaperart.com | Etsy | Facebook  (h/t: thisisnthappinesscolossal)

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reall cool prom outfits made from duct tape

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This Couple Created Their Prom Outfits From Duct Tape

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 Guy Has An Awesome Way Of Making His Imagination Alive.

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This Guy Has An Awesome Way Of Making His Imagination Alive.

See His Masterpieces As He Takes Surrealism To A Whole New

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After seeing the artwork below, we’ll be sure that you feel transfixed as each image perfectly mashed up with the beauty of nature and man-made structures with the flaws and strengths of humanity.

Artist Antonio Mora really makes a huge step in surrealism where he effortlessly blends his series of portraits with elements of nature. Take a look at the photos and who knows? You might find your hidden talent too!

Mother Nature In Pain

The Cascade

The Sad Lake

Wave-y Hair

Perfect Mashed Up

Whirlpool Face

Trekky Mountain

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These are just few of the many things a graphic designer can do. Creativity plus talent will make every imagination come true!

The Lion of Lucerne, Switzerland Switzerland monument Sep 19 2011 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.

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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.

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