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The Secret Life of Everyday Things: Art by Terry Border

When we go to bed at night, are the contents of our refrigerators, utility shelves and medicine cabinets throwing wild parties, getting amorous, acting out plays and engaging in cannibalism?  Maybe not, but it’s fun to imagine them getting up to all kinds of mischief behind closed doors, and that’s exactly what a photo series […]

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Amazing Audio: 40 Sexy Speakers & Sweet System Designs

Home speakers were once ugly, boxy things that you hid away from sight because they did nothing for your décor. But smart designers have been working to make the home audio speaker an attractive part of whatever room it’s in, and some of their designs are positively unbelievable. The Grand Enigma (image via: Dvice) The Grand […]

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Urban Camouflage: Liu Bolin, The Invisible Man

In a world of Photoshop and special effects, artistic craft wrought by hand is getting harder to come by. But Liu Bolin doesn’t need any fancy technology to produce the jaw-dropping illusion of invisibility – his urban camouflage photography is all paint and pure talent. The Beijing-based artist spends hours studying his chosen locations and […]

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Amazing stereoviews

Photographs of Japan from the Meiji and Taisho Periods (1868-1926) have captivated viewers around the world since they were first circulated. One photographer in particular captured Japanese life so beautifully that his work has been seen by countless people all across the globe. Until very recently, though, his name was virtually unknown. Now we know […]

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365 Days of Stormtrooper Photography

What do stormtroopers do on their days off? Feed bread to gigantic pigeons, jam out on Guitar Hero, catch fish in a toilet and send vaguely insulting emails to Luke Skywalker, according to these photos by Stefan Le Du. The amateur photographer is shooting daily photos of stormtrooper action figures posed in various scenarios, either performing […]

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About Face: Unbelievably Hilarious Face Painting Art

Remember going to birthday parties or the carnival as a child and getting your face painted? Face painting is fun and magical, and it lets us temporarily transform ourselves. You can be just about anything, from a fierce animal to a dainty fairy to a weird celebrity look-alike. Unfortunately, most of us stop getting our […]

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Do it Yourself? 14 Silly (and Scary) Vehicle Modifications

We’ve all seen the car driving down the street with a garbage bag duct taped over a broken window. As dangerous (and hilarious) as that may be, it is by no means the limit of amateur automotive engineering ingenuity. These pictures, from the always-hilarious thereifixedit.com, show just how creative people can be when it comes to […]

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Den of Daydreams: 8 Fantastical Make-Believe Makeovers

While many of us go for a functionalist, pick’n’mix approach to home decor (”I need curtains: oh, that will do” etc.), let us be upstanding for the financially brave, creatively passionate and unashamedly geeky souls who transform their homes into miniature versions of their favorite corners of modern culture, as these 8 thoroughly unique examples illustrate. […]

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10 Clever Architectural Creations Using Cargo Containers: Shipping Container Homes and Offices

(Check out our complete collection of 70 Works of Recycled Art and Design.) With the green theme growing in popularity across every stretch of the world, more and more people are turning to cargo container homes for green alternatives for office, and even new home, construction. There are countless numbers of empty, unused shipping containers around the world just […]

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All Aboard! Clever Recycled Train Car Homes, Offices & Hotels

Railroad cars are big, heavy, and cumbersome. They’re notoriously hard to move into new locations off of their tracks, and because of their odd shape most people wouldn’t think of using them for anything else anyway. But in the spirit of recycling, green construction and shipping container homes, some enterprising people are recycling old train cars […]

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Amazing Program Turns Sketches into Photo Montages

What if you could create a fairly convincing image montage in mere minutes, using an online tool that automatically does all the work for you? It sounds insane, but five students from Tsinghua University in China and the National University of Singapore have created a program that does just that. PhotoSketch allows users to create photomontages […]

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Human Canvas: Body Painting Meets Fine Art

Emma Hack has made a name for herself as one of the most creative and visionary Australian artists to come along in years. But she doesn’t work on canvas or clay; her medium is the beautiful form of the human body. Hack began her career as a makeup artist, hairdresser and children’s face painter. But […]

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Crazy Contortionist Art: Bodies in Urban Spaces

How would you react if you were walking down a crowded city street and 20 people suddenly ran past you and crammed their bodies into the tiny space between two buildings? What if you happened to look up and see someone hanging from a street light, wedged into a window frame, or squeezed into the […]

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Kool Skool: 15 Examples Of Awesome Bus Mod Art

The words Bus and Boring share more than just their initial letter but that hasn’t stopped an assortment of visionary artists from jazzing up this most utilitarian form of transport. These 15 examples epitomize the height of slick transit glorious! C’Mon, Get Hippy! (images via: David Icke, Buses On Screen and Career Capitalist) Bubble gum on a bus? Sure […]

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Semi Pros: 15 Examples Of Awesome Truck Mod Art

Trucks… cars on steroids or society’s workhorses? Trucks are cool fresh off the assembly line but such huge, mobile canvasses just naturally invite artists to add to their awesomeness. Here are 15 examples of awesome art made for, with and upon trucks. Burning Man’s Big Rig Jig (images via: Laughing Squid and American Steel) One of the visual […]

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