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Behind the Scenes

This weekend, while watching CBS This Morning, there was a segment devoted to “Rescuing Scenic Backdrops from Hollywood’s Golden Age.” It’s so interesting to learn where all the better known painted movie back-drops went, such as the Yellow Brick Road in The Wizard of Oz, the water and mountains as seen from the terrace in… Read More

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Hyperbolic Crochet

Hyperbolic crocheting duo, twins sisters Christine and Margaret Wertheim, are artists, scientists, and activists who take inspiration from geometric shapes. Originators of the Crochet Coral Reef project and the Institute for Figuring, the pair have invested hundreds of hours replicating structures made by living reef organisms such as corals, kelps, sea sponges, and sea slugs… Read More

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Two of My Favorite Things

Butter and powdered sugar whipped together have never looked so good, lifelike, or delicious. Seven years ago, as a parent volunteer, Iven Kawi baked and decorated a batch of cookies for her daughter’s class. This harmless act of charity revealed a hidden talent and a passion for sculpting buttercream into lifelike leaves, flowers, and prickly… Read More

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Lifesaver

For many of us, art is a fun, eye-opening, pleasure-filled experience. For Spain-based visual artist, Rachel Demetz, art has been a literal lifesaver. Around the age of 18, Demetz was plagued by chronic depression. In an attempt to help herself, she enrolled in a tiny illustration school is Barcelona. There she discovered she could combine… Read More

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They’re Not Photographs

Cat lover or not, these stunning drawings will blow your mind! Yes, I said drawings! They are so realistic that they sparked a debate online as to whether they were actually photographs. These mind-blowing drawings are created by an 18-year-old Japanese student by the name of Haruki Kudo. Haruki spends about 40 hours on each… Read More

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Clear the Cache, Please.

During every web project I handle, the issue of browser cache often comes up when reviewing internally with our designers, creative director, and clients. The story usually goes like this: I make a change in HTML/CSS on a development website and save/upload it to a test server. Send the link to the preview to the… Read More

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Bad Frog. Good Frog.

Symbols of power, oppression, and hate have a long and sordid history. Germany’s Nazi swastika, Russia’s hammer and sickle, and Japan’s rising sun, branded three of the world’s most brutal regimes. Enter a more recent symbol known as Pepe the frog. Created by comic book artist Matt Furie in 2005, its popularity grew as an… Read More

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Down is Up

Lately, it seems as though everything is upside down. For me, living in a state of constant inversion is a new concept. However, inverted living is nothing new for the residents of Équihen Plage. Inhabitants of this small village, situated on the English Channel in the Hauts-de-France region of France, have been living upside down… Read More

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What Lifts You

#Whatliftsyou This hashtag has over 194K posts on Instagram. I am sure many of you have seen these famous interactive mural angel wings in numerous photos, or if you are lucky, in numerous places. Today, some of the faraway places they can be seen are Sydney, Hong Kong, Galway, Cape Town, and London. The first… Read More