Art In The Shadows: Street Artist Is Painting Fake Shadows To Confuse People
Aug24

Art In The Shadows: Street Artist Is Painting Fake Shadows To Confuse People

If you take a stroll around Redwood City, California, you might get the sense that something isn’t quite right. Pay particular attention to the shadows. Notice how they seem to misbehave? Flowers sprout from the shadows of bike racks, mailboxes turn into shadow monsters, and shady monkeys hang around atop parking meters. What’s going on? Well, before you go running for the hills, don’t worry, because they’re...

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Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path That Is Charged By The Sun
Oct06

Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path That Is Charged By The Sun

Cycling is one of the most eco-friendly ways to travel, and thanks to this solar-powered bike lane that glows in the dark, it just got even moreso. The luminous blue cycling strip, which can be found near Lidzbark Warminski in the north of Poland, was created by TPA Instytut Badań Technicznych Sp. z o.o. It’s made from a synthetic material that can give out light for up to ten hours at a time once charged by the sun throughout the...

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The World’s Most Beautiful Library Is In Prague, Czech Republic
Aug05

The World’s Most Beautiful Library Is In Prague, Czech Republic

The Klementinum library, a beautiful example of Baroque architecture, was first opened in 1722 as part of the Jesuit university, and houses over 20,000 books. It was voted as one of the most beautiful and majestic libraries in the world by our readers! The ceiling frescoes were painted by Jan Hiebl. In 1781, director Karel Rafael Ungar established Biblioteca Nationala, a collection of Czech language literature. Some of the rare...

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Architecture Rings Let You Wear Your Beloved Cities Wherever You Go
Apr18

Architecture Rings Let You Wear Your Beloved Cities Wherever You Go

Imagine moving your family to a new city every few years. This is what Siberian goldsmith Ola Shekhtman does on a regular basis in order to familiarize herself with a new urban center. Trained in St. Petersburg, she takes the iconic elements of cities like London, Paris, and New York, and turns them into beautiful rings. While she was training, Shekhtman did everything by hand, in the manner of the old masters. This means that she...

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16 Magical Pics Of Japan’s Cherry Blossom By National Geographic
Mar24

16 Magical Pics Of Japan’s Cherry Blossom By National Geographic

Few places in the world do spring like Japan does spring. The vibrant and delicate cherry blossom is, after all, one of earth’s most majestic natural wonders, and there’s nothing quite like strolling beneath those ephemeral petals and marveling at how amazing mother nature can be. To celebrate the arrival of Japan’s most magical season, National Geographic invited community members to send in their best photographs of the country’s...

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Artist Born Without Hands Draws Amazing Realistic Drawings
Jan31

Artist Born Without Hands Draws Amazing Realistic Drawings

My name is Mariusz Kedzierski and I’m 23-year-old Polish artist. Mostly, I make realistic or hyperrealistic drawings. Most of them are portraits. In my art there is nothing special, except for one thing – I was born without arms. But for me disability doesn’t mean that I can’t live my own, great life. It doesn’t mean that I have to forget my dreams. Art has been my way of life for 7 years. Since that time I have drawn over 700...

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It’s Not Just Art. It’s Sm(art). Illustrations By Sebastian Pytka.
Dec07

It’s Not Just Art. It’s Sm(art). Illustrations By Sebastian Pytka.

Sebastian Pytka, polish artist and graphic designer. Take up topic of everyday reality, that affects each of us, but often portrayed by sophisticated wordplay and metaphors. He does not avoid drawing attention to the important problems of the modern world and reveals to observers of their own personal way of thinking. Subsequent attempts to interpret his works bring out to viewers the next hidden meanings and each detail of his...

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3D-Printed Classical Paintings Will Let The Blind “See” Famous Art For The First Time
Nov29

3D-Printed Classical Paintings Will Let The Blind “See” Famous Art For The First Time

The Unseen Art project, which is being run by Helsinki-based designer Marc Dillon, is using 3D printing to give blind people the opportunity to experience classical art that many sighted people might take for granted. “Imagine not knowing what Mona Lisa’s smile looks like, or Van Gogh’s sunflowers. Imagine you heard people talking about them and knew they existed, but could never experience them for yourself. For the millions of...

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Never Leave Your Bed Again With This Awesome Japanese Invention
Oct28

Never Leave Your Bed Again With This Awesome Japanese Invention

This is how the Japanese stay warm in the winter, or how you can stay in bed all day! The kotatsu consists of a blanket placed between a low table-frame and table-top, with a heat source placed underneath the blanket. With your legs placed under the blanket, someone wearing traditional Japanese clothing would have warm air come through the bottom of their robes and exit around the neck, heating the whole body. The origins of the...

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This Amazing Bridge Turns Into An Underwater Tunnel Connecting Denmark And Sweden
Sep12

This Amazing Bridge Turns Into An Underwater Tunnel Connecting Denmark And Sweden

This unique roadway connects the Danish capital of Copenhagen to the Swedish city of Malmö. The Øresund, designed by the Danish architect George K.S. Rotne, was opened on July 1, 2000. The bridge stretches about 8km before transitioning through an artificial island into a 4km tunnel under the Flint Channel. The site is interesting both biologically and architecturally: the Lund’s Botanical Association has identified more than 500...

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