Ocean waves and galaxies in a cup

May 13th, 2015|

Victoria Siemer, a Brooklyn, New York-based graphic designer behind the heartbreaking ‘Human Error’ series, gives your morning cup of coffee an additional dose of surrealism with her latest project, entitled ‘Coffee Cup Manipulations’.

Digitally orchestrating big ocean waves, beautiful currents sweeping against rocks on shores and the calming visuals of mysterious galaxies, Siemer skillfully fits them […]

Blind pregnant woman feels her unborn baby’s face through 3D ultrasound image

May 7th, 2015|

The excitement of embracing your baby for the first time is unique. Especially if you’re a blind pregnant woman.
For her it was even more special. This is the true story of Tatiana, who is #CountingTheDays to embrace the little Murilo. Huggies is a brand concerned about every moment between a mother and a son, including […]

Hubble celebrates 25 years of unveiling the universe

April 24th, 2015|

In honor of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary on Friday, NASA representatives on Thursday unveiled an official celebratory image.

The image captures a section of Gum 29, a region of vigorous star birth around 20,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Carina. The glittering cluster is called Westerlund 2. It’s made up of around […]

Amazing display of volcano eruption in Chile

April 23rd, 2015|

Calbuco, a 2,000m (6,572ft) volcano in Chile, has erupted twice in the past day, sending emergency services (and photographers) into overdrive. The eruption has prompted the evacuation of roughly 4,000 citizens from nearby cities and villages, and the Argentinian authorities have warned their citizens about volcanic ash as well.

 

Lace Patterns Delicately Cut from Industrial Steel Objects

April 16th, 2015|

Cal Lane works in a series of “Industrial Dollies”, producing works that use contradiction to create an empathetic form. Lane imparts highly industrial materials with touches of delicacy, adding filigree to car parts, oil tanks, and shovels with a blowtorch. Her chosen patterns also exist on another level, their compositions inspired by those used in […]

Crashing waves frozen into elegant glass vessels

April 7th, 2015|

These beautiful glass sculptures depicting ocean waves were made by Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker, a husband and wife team, known internationally for their glass and ceramic art. They work mainly with hot glass and create pieces from both blown glass, which ends as a hollow piece, or solid works, which are large pieces of […]

How to create Easter space eggs

April 6th, 2015|

Over at Dream a Little Bigger, Allison Murray created a fun tutorial that teaches you how to make easter eggs covered in tiny galaxies and other comsic phenomena using acrylic paints, sponges, and a little ingenuity. Learn more here.

Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope

April 2nd, 2015|

Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the Phenakistoscope, a device that is largely considered to be the first mechanism for true animation. The simple gadget relied on the persistence of vision principle to display the illusion of images in motion.

He was the first person to demonstrate the illusion of a moving image. To […]

Custom Glass Planets Containing the Cremated Remains of Loved Ones

March 31st, 2015|

Merry Coor produces ethereal designs from cremated remains within custom glass beads. Coor crafts each bead by hand, first melting glass into a round bead, then spiraling the design out of ashes on top, and finally sealing the design with an outer layer of clear glass.

For each bead she not only requests a 1/2 teaspoon of […]

Extreme Plastic Surgery – A New Kind of Beauty

March 26th, 2015|

Extreme plastic surgery is becoming more common place. There is no doubt. And there seems to be little stopping its continued influence on our culture and perceptions of beauty. Phillip Toledano, an amazingly talented photographer born in London and represented around the world by some of the most respected photographic galleries, recently took it upon […]