This French Designer Creates Dresses Like No One Else
Mar01

This French Designer Creates Dresses Like No One Else

Even though we’ve already seen dresses lowered into the Dead Sea, these gowns surprised the wardrobe out of us. French creator Sylvie Facon sews dresses with such beautiful fabrics and attention to detail, they would steal any catwalk. Facon even crafted one of her outfits from the spines of old texts. She worked on the dress with costume designer Morgane E. Grosdemange, and the steampunk-inspired garment highlights the incredible...

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I Bring Stones To Life By Painting The Living Spirit Of The Being I Feel Inside The Stone (New Pics)
Feb27

I Bring Stones To Life By Painting The Living Spirit Of The Being I Feel Inside The Stone (New Pics)

To me, stones are not simple materials or canvases for painting pictures on. Among all those numerous stones on a river bank, one stone, looking like an animal, catches my eye. When I find a stone, I feel that stone has found me too. Stones have their own intentions, and I consider my encounters with them as cues they give me it’s OK to go ahead and paint what I see on them. So the stones I decide to paint on are not arbitrary, but my...

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Photographers Gain Entry into Traditional African Village Where Every House Is a Work of Art
Feb18

Photographers Gain Entry into Traditional African Village Where Every House Is a Work of Art

Nestled at the base of a hill, overlooking the Savannah, lies Tiébélé—an African village in Burkina Faso. First settled in the 15th Century, the 1.2-hectare commune is home to the Kassena people, their chief, and royal court—together making up one of oldest ethnic groups in Burkina Faso. In 2009, photographer Rita Willaert and travel blogger Olga Stavrakis were lucky enough to be some of the few people ever allowed to visit the...

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30+ Powerful Illustrations By Japanese Artist That Will Make You Think
Feb17

30+ Powerful Illustrations By Japanese Artist That Will Make You Think

A picture is worth a thousand words… At least that’s exactly how people feel when seeing illustrations by a mysterious Japanese artist Avogado6. The illustrator and video editor doesn’t share many personal details about his life. “I am an ordinary person who likes chemistry,” he writes on his Twitter profile, but the works of the artist are far from ordinary. Avogado6 manages to create sentimental, vivid...

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Artist Spends Hours Arranging Natural Objects Into Stunning Mandalas, Leaves Them For You To Find
Feb11

Artist Spends Hours Arranging Natural Objects Into Stunning Mandalas, Leaves Them For You To Find

Nature is beautiful as it is, but James Brunt is constantly finding new ways to make it look even more appealing. James creates artworks using natural objects he finds around his home in Yorkshire, England, and their intricacy will please both your eyes and your soul. From rocks and twigs to leaves and even berries, Brunt arranges the materials into spirals, concentric circles, and other detailed patterns. James regularly photographs...

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20+ Gravity-Defying Sculptures That Will Make You Look Twice
Feb10

20+ Gravity-Defying Sculptures That Will Make You Look Twice

Art is supposed to challenge us. Challenge our beliefs, our prejudices and even our concepts of what we believe to be possible. Sculptures are a great medium for this, as they allow the artist to play tricks on the eye and mess with the viewer’s concepts of logic. This collection of sculptures, compiled by A&D, do just that. Calling into question the laws of gravity and physics they make you wonder, how the heck did they do that?...

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Heavy Snowfall Hits Tokyo, And The Results Are Pretty Much What You’d Expect
Jan24

Heavy Snowfall Hits Tokyo, And The Results Are Pretty Much What You’d Expect

Downtown Tokyo saw its heaviest snowfall for years this Monday, causing travel chaos throughout the city. Cars were stranded and abandoned on roads, trains stopped running and people were left stuck at the airport as 250 international flights were cancelled. “It hasn’t snowed in Tokyo in four years,” Tokyo resident Yukimura, which coincidentally enough means ‘Snow Village’ in Japanese, told A&D.“Four years ago...

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Satirical Illustrations Of Today’s Problems By Gunduz Agayev (New Pics)
Nov17

Satirical Illustrations Of Today’s Problems By Gunduz Agayev (New Pics)

Gunduz Agayev, an illustrator from Azerbaijan, is continuing to criticize the problems of today through his colorful illustrations. This time he focuses on the society, the intolerance that’s settled into the minds of the masses and the consumer’s mentality that’s taking over the world. Scroll down to see his latest work and, if intrigued, click through to check out the artist’s other projects on police, justice, and war. More...

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Taiwanese Teacher Uses Extraordinary Chalkboard Drawing Skills to Teach Students Anatomy
Nov08

Taiwanese Teacher Uses Extraordinary Chalkboard Drawing Skills to Teach Students Anatomy

Taiwanese illustrator and instructor Chuan-Bin Chung (鍾全斌) teaches his students about the most minuscule inner intricacies of the human body using an elementary material: chalk. During his demonstrative lectures, he creates meticulously accurate chalkboard drawings of anatomical forms, from the muscles of the face to full skeletal structures. The scrupulous sketches are both informative and aesthetically inspiring, merging...

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Life-Sized Female Sculptures Inspired by the Graceful Beauty of Renaissance Art
Sep25

Life-Sized Female Sculptures Inspired by the Graceful Beauty of Renaissance Art

Chinese artist Luo Li Rong creates life-size bronze sculptures of women inspired by Renaissance and Baroque sculpting techniques. Her figures are usually captured in motion, often with their dresses or garments seemingly fluttering in the breeze around them, and the artist’s painstaking attention to detail ensures that every crease and fold is precisely where it should be. Rong has been sculpting for much of her life, having studied...

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