Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own photography. To see [Read more...]
If you’ve ever watched porn, and if you’ve ever had sex, you know that the two are very different. But what are the differences, specifically? watch the video! [Read more...]
Here is an illustrator and art director who comes from the equator. Javier Pérez performs here a fun series with photos on his Instagram account. Check them out [Read more...]
Meditation is the art of focusing 100% of your attention in one area. The practice comes with a myriad of well-publicized health benefits including increased concentration, decreased anxiety, and a general feeling of happiness.
Although a great number of people try meditation at some point in their lives, a small percentage actually stick with it for the long-term. This is unfortunate, and a possible reason is that many beginners do not begin with a mindset needed to make the practice sustainable. [Read more...]
“Can I Touch It?” is a portrait project by photographer Endia Beal showing professional middle-aged white women donning “black” hairstyles. According to Slate, Beal took the women to a black salon in Woodstock, New York, set them up with a “black” hairstyle (not of their choosing), and photographed them in a traditional corporate portrait (“even if they weren’t happy with the result”). [Read more...]
James Cameron’s Avatar blew a lot of people away back in 2009, and it’s going to be really interesting to see how the sequels turn out. But in the meantime, here is some really cool concept art giving us out first look at Avatar Land, which will being set up at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. They are bringing the world of Pandora to life, and it looks like it will be pretty spectacular. The plan is to complete it by 2017. [Read more...]
The following is an excerpt from “1,227 Quite Interesting Facts” [W.W. Norton, $15.95], a collection of difficult to believe yet entirely true miscellanea, assembled by the creators of British quiz show, “QI.”
1. One in ten European babies is conceived in an IKEA bed.
2. Alfred Kinsey, author of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948), had a collection of 5 million wasps and could insert a toothbrush into his penis, bristle-end first.
3. British spies stopped using semen as invisible ink because it began to smell if it wasn’t fresh.
4. A single sperm contains 37.5 MB of DNA information. One ejaculation represents a data transfer of 15,875 GB, equivalent to the combined capacity of 62 MacBook Pro laptops. [Read more...]
Focus on this excellent series and collection by photographer Emily Blincoe based in Texas. All candy and sweets were stored and arranged in colors and themes. Everything is to be discovered through its “Sugar Series.” [Read more...]
Artist and photographer Carl Warner began his career in landscape and still photography, working many years in the advertising industry. Seeking new inspiration and direction one day, he happened upon a market with Portobello mushrooms that reminded him of trees from an alien world. This would become his first foodscape and the start of a new and exciting direction in his career. See All [Read more...]
If you are fan of nice cars and good movies, chances are you have seen these cars on the movies before. But now they are completely illustrated by Spanish graphic designer Jesús Prudencio. [Read more...]
Thought-provoking quotes – seemingly simple, yet interestingly profound phrases that have the power to get our minds thinking straight.
1. Dealing with Problems
“We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”
In the world of advertising, logo design & branding is one of the key pillars of a company’s identity. The amount of thought and work that goes behind the seemingly simplest of logos would boggle the mind of any advertising outsider. (Above) GoodWill: The iconic smiling face is in fact the ‘G’ in Goodwill zoomed in an cropped slightly. Clever For more logos
In the world of advertising, logo design & branding is one of the key pillars of a company’s identity. The amount of thought and work that goes behind the seemingly simplest of logos would boggle the mind of any advertising outsider.
(Above) GoodWill: The iconic smiling face is in fact the ‘G’ in Goodwill zoomed in an cropped slightly. Clever
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Continuing his series on abandoned places, it is now the deserted amusement parks Francesco Mugnai launches into. Check out these amazing photos. [Read more...]
Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple,
and the simple thing is the right thing.
- Oscar Wilde
Check out the ways [Read more...]
This movie is called The Guardians Tale, and it’s kind of like a sci-fi version of Beauty and the Beast, but with a great dark twist to it. I loved the story, and it’s told incredibly well. The art and animation are also absolutely beautiful. Here’s the synopsis:
On a lonely alien planet shrouded in mystery, an ominous beast guards a powerful treasure. One day he receives an unexpected guest – A seemingly innocent girl crash lands on his world. The two will forge an unusual friendship, and teach one another that looks can indeed be deceiving. To view film [Read more...]
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The SpaceX founder’s “Hyperloop” concept, which he promises will transport people between Los Angeles and San Francisco in just 35 minutes, was revealed today via a 57-page online proposal. Musk notes in his blog post that he “was quite disappointed” when California’s high-speed rail system was approved. Most disenchanted by the slow speed of the rail, Musk hardly sat around and complained about the Golden State’s lackluster transport options. He envisioned his own futuristic option, one that he feels is “the right solution for the specific case of high traffic city pairs that are less than about 1500 km or 900 miles apart.”
Musk, 36, writes in his “open source transportation concept” proposal, “Short of figuring out real teleportation, which would of course be awesome (someone please do this), the only option for super-fast travel is to build a tube over or under the ground that contains a special environment.” He then elaborates on some of the technical hurdles associated with various design possibilities. “At one extreme of the potential solutions is some enlarged version of the old pneumatic tubes used to send mail and packages within and between buildings.” But Musk notes that “the friction of a 350 mile long column of air moving at anywhere near sonic velocity against the inside of the tube is so stupendously high that this is impossible for all practical purposes.”
“Another extreme is the approach, advocated by Rand and ET3, of drawing a hard or near hard vacuum in the tube and then using an electromagnetic suspension,” writes Musk. “The problem with this approach is that it is incredibly hard to maintain a near vacuum in a room, let alone 700 miles (round trip) of large tube with dozens of station gateways and thousands of pods entering and exiting every day.” [Read more...]