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Men’s Crochet Shorts Made From Recycled Vintage Blankets

January 30, 2015 in Art, Craft, Fun

Crochet and men are all the rage at the moment. Individually and as a pair.  Our last escapade into men and crochet uncovered Crocheted Food Hats (HERE). However Schuyler Ellers, who runs the Lord von Schmitt Etsy shop, has taken the art of crochet to a whole new level with their series of men’s crochet shorts made from [...]


Amazing Bird Sculptures Made of Hermès Leather

January 29, 2015 in Art, Craft

For their latest work, French duo Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann of the graphic studio Zim & Zou created epic artist windows for the Hermès store in Shanghai. The concept was inspired by a Museum of Natural History and a Cabinet of Curiosities. The windows displayed hand-made sculptures of animals made of leather offcuts from [...]


Drawing Series of a Character Fighting His Maker

January 29, 2015 in Art, artist, Drawing, Illustration

Imagine getting your head punched or getting smooshed to the corner of a page. That’s what this character is going through, thanks to artist Alex Solis. For this new series, Alex shows a character going one-on-one with the artist. Watch as the boy fights back as he clamps his teeth down onto the artist’s thumb [...]


Hilarious Photo Series Shows Us What Famous Artworks See All Day & Night

January 28, 2015 in Art, artist, Painting

While paintings and sculptures are the center of attraction in any museum, it appears that their lives (if they had lives) are not as glamorous as we thought they’d be. In his series ‘What They See’, filmmaker and artist Masashi Kawamura went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and took pictures showing the [...]


A 16th Century Book That Can Be Read Six Different Ways

January 27, 2015 in Art, artist

Sure, the Amazon Kindle might have dynamic font adjustments, and it can hold thousands of books, but can it do this? Printed in the late 16th century this small book from the National Library of Sweden is an example of sixfold dos-à-dos binding, where six books are conjoined into a single publication but can be read individually with the [...]


An Australian House That Floats Above the Sea

January 26, 2015 in Architecture, Art, artist, Design

If you’ve been lucky enough to take a trip down the famous Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia, you may have seen a house seemingly and precariously placed on the size of a cliff face.  Using tricks of perspective and elegant modern architecture, this amazing house was designed and built by architects F2 Architecture. The [...]


Infographic Visualizes the Cost of Living Around the World!

January 26, 2015 in Art, Craft

We often think about the cost of living from city to city and less often from country to country. Movehub, a resource for those moving abroad, visualized data that shows us how this cost changes around the world. They used information from the website Numbeo, which is a crowdsourced global database. Users report the prices [...]


30 Reasons Why Everyone Loves Australia

January 25, 2015 in Fun

Australia Day is on January 26th and commemorates the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson in 1788. So let’s look at the many reasons why Australia is the greatest country on earth to be called Australia! (Some sort-of NSFW things ahead)   1. Australia is a proud nation.   2. Everyone is [...]


Optical Illusion Paintings By Rob Gonsalves That Will Twist Your Brain

January 23, 2015 in Art, artist, Painting, Surrealism

Ready to have your mind twist and turn by the magically surreal paintings of Canadian artist Robert Gonsalves? Inspired by other surrealist artists such as Dali and Vladimir Kush, Gonsalves has developed his own unique style which will have you trying to tell your eyes and brain to work together! And don’t forget, if you’re looking [...]

Monet punched

How to Repair a $12 Million Monet After it’s Been Punched

January 23, 2015 in Art, artist

On 29 June 2012, Andrew Shannon entered the National Gallery of Ireland and punched a hole through a Monet painting from 1874, valued at nearly $12 million. While Shannon was recently sentenced to 5 years in prison, the painstaking process of restoring the prized artwork took an arduous 18 months to complete. The painting, entitled ‘Argenteuil Basin with a [...]

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