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Gigantic Sculpture Cast From The Trunk Of A 140-Year-Old Tree
15-Year-Old Creates 3D Notebook Drawings That Leap Off The Page
Place A Cylindrical Mirror On These Drawings And They Instantly Come To Life
A Cute Cat Candle That Melts To Reveal A Sinister Metallic Skeleton Underneath
Artist Redesigns Ordinary Objects To Make Them As Awkward As Possible
The See-Through House Becomes A Miraculous Work Of Art At Night
Using Just An Iron And A White Sheet, He Makes Masterpieces Come To Life
What School Lunches Look Like Around The World
20 Clever T-Shirt Designs That Will Make You Stop And Think
This Man Turned Snow Into Flames
Watch These Extremely Detailed, Motorized Insects Come To Life
This Artist Turns Your Favorite Characters Obese To Prove A Point
Artist Makes Rugs From The Most Unlikely Material
Belts are generally a staple piece in anyone’s wardrobe, but are often donated to thrift stores, along with other salvageable materials. Inghua Ting, creator of TING, a company located in Los Angeles and London, is inspired by old seat belts, leather belts, and vintage saddles. Equally interested in sustainable material, she decided to combine her two interests to create stunning home accessories, such as rugs and wall panels.
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This Is The Most Intricate Origami You Have EVER Seen
Tran Trung Hieu is an origami artist from Vietnam. Though his day job is teaching chemistry to high school students, he manages to find time to devote to his art. Using only paper, he creates intricate origami representations of various creatures, dinosaurs, and human figures. Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding and is practiced today, worldwide. Tran is a member of the Vietnam Origami Group, an associations for origami folders and artists.
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via   thisiscolossal.com
Suspended Green Walkway Connects Two Offices Mid-Air
Zalewski Architecture Group in Poland has created an innovative way to provide office employees with a green space at the office. In Gliwice, Poland, several office buildings are joined together by a communal courtyard. The courtyard is stone, and rather bare. The architects at Zalewski came up with a unique way for workers to enjoy the sunshine. A suspended pathway hangs over the courtyard. It’s shape supplies employees with an interesting pathway to enjoy on their lunch hour. The walkway itself is thin in width to allow for more sunlight to reach the courtyard below. Additionally, it is mirrored to create a nice aesthetic when looking at it from below.
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This Artist Fills Notebooks Full Of Sketchy Stories
Kerby Rosanes is a Filipino artist, currently working and residing in Mandaluyong City. Rosanes initially considered drawing his most important hobby. It wasn’t until he began posting his sketches online that he decided to quit his day job and pursue his passion. Using only black ink, Rosanes has filled pages and pages full of doodles, each with a story. He uses the iconic Moleskine notebook to draw what he calls his, “Sketchy Stories.”
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Using Only Galvanized Wire, This Artist Creates Lifelike and Life Size Animal Sculptures
Kendra Haste is a UK artist, and a graduate of the Royal College of Art. She is best known for her life size animal sculptures. Using galvanized wire that is sculpted on a steer armature, Haste creates steadfast representations of wild animals. She says what she is most interested in is how a mundane medium, chicken wire, can be manipulated and transformed into suggesting “the sense of movement and life, of contour and volume,the contrasts of weight and lightness, or solidity and transparency - values that I find in my natural subjects.” She goes on to say, “What interests me most about studying animals is identifying the spirit and character of the individual creatures. I try to create a sense of the living, breathing subject in a static 3D form, attempting to convey the emotional essence without indulging in the sentimental or anthropomorphic.”

With that in mind, she created thirteen sculptures commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces, that are stationed around the Tower of London. They are slated to remain there until 2021. Haste is currently in the process of making a grizzly bear and a bison head for clients in Canada, and a standing stag for a UK-based client.
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via   thisiscolossal.com
Mummified Monk Found Inside A 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Statue
A CT scan and endoscopy performed by the Netherlands-based Drents museum revealed mummified remains inside a statue of Buddha, dating back to the 11th or 12th century. It is common among some practicing Buddhists that mummies have not died, but are alternatively in a deep state of meditation. Upon further investigation, it was revealed that the remains belong to a Buddhist master known as, Liuquan of the Chinese Meditation School.

The mummy has been transported to Hungary, where it will be on display until May 2015 at the Hungarian Natural History Museum.
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