Surreal Impermanence : French Artist Creates Sculptures from Nature’s Tools

Ephemeral and surrealistic, sculptor Spencer Byles spent one-year constructing unique sculptures made directly from nature. Found in La Colle Sur Loup, a forest in the southeast of France, all materials used in his work are organic and found within the forest, including twigs, tree bark, and rocks. 

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New Heartwarming Images To Show That Love Isn’t About Impressing A Person

Loving is a simple kiss on the forehead. Love is falling asleep together on the couch. Love is covering your loved one with a warm blanket when they unexpectedly fall asleep. These are signs that you can find love in these small things.

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The Closest Living Relative to the Dodo Bird Captivates with Its Beautiful Rainbow Colored Iridescent Feathers

During our school years, along with dinosaurs, and the mammoth, we immediately learn that the dodo bird is in the list of extinct animals. What few of us know is that the dodo bird has several living relatives today, including the Nicobar pigeon. This dazzling and rare creature is the closest relative to the flightless bird.

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Sinofuturism (1839 - 2046 AD)

Visual essay from artist @lawrencelek explores current cultural discourse of China:

“Sinofuturism is an invisible movement. A spectre already embedded into a trillion industrial products, a billion individuals, and a million veiled narratives. It is a movement, not based on individuals, but on multiple overlapping flows. Flows of populations, of products, and of processes.  Because Sinofuturism has arisen without conscious intention or authorship, it is often mistaken for contemporary China. But it is not. It is a science fiction that already exists.”

Sinofuturism is a video essay combining elements of science fiction, documentary melodrama, social realism, and Chinese cosmologies, in order to critique the present-day dilemmas of China and the people of its diaspora.

With reference to Afrofuturism and Gulf Futurism, Sinofuturism presents a critical and playful approach to subverting cultural clichés.

In Western media and Orientalist perceptions, China is exotic, strange, bizarre, kitsch, tacky, or cheap. In its domestic media, China portrayed as heroic, stable, historic, grand, and unified. Rather than counteract these skewed narratives, Sinofuturism proposes to push them much further.

By embracing seven key stereotypes of Chinese society (Computing, Copying, Gaming, Studying, Addiction, Labour and Gambling), it shows how China’s technological development can be seen as a form of Artificial Intelligence.



Hilariously Translated Signs For All Occasions By Sign Fail

Quirky puns, suggestive innuendos and sarcastic jibes are the rage here at Sign Fail, the online Etsy shop that creates hilarious signs, cards and magnets. Dubbing their unique phrasing as “Chinglish of Engrish”, Sign Fail takes inspiration of oddly translated signs from all over Asia and dresses innocent attempts at communication in the most funniest and diverse ways on the sign-making market! 

Built on sturdy acrylic perspex, the lettering is applied with gloss vinyl making them more durable than usual.  Their ridiculously translated signs with certain caution can be used at professional gatherings, home and parties to bring a few tears of laughter when your guests or customers are looking for the toilet. At Sign Fail, they strongly believe that even a wrongly placed word on the blandest signboard can make your day! Find them on Etsy.

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Educational Hand-Printed Scarves & Neckties by Bethany Shorb

Creator of The Cyberoptix, Bethany Shorb began her online boutique in 2005 when she noticed a void in creative, yet sophisticated neckwear. Paying an homage to chemistry, literature and the classroom, Shorb’s pieces contain quirky anecdotes full of education. From the periodic table to the vintage check out library card scarf, there is a trace of nostalgia of the elementary classroom in several of her work.

Geeky and highly customizable, Shorb aims to offer a hundred and innovative options for her fans. Find more of her neckwear pieces in her Etsy shop.

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12 Intriguing Voyeuristic Paintings of Museum Goers Staring at Famous Paintings

Artist  Karin Jurick observes in silence as museum goers admire iconic paintings. Before picking up her paintbrush, Jurick photographs the visitors, who intently stare with interest at some of the most famous paintings, including Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss and Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night.

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LOGIC: “I’m offended by cultures that tell women what to wear, so well done to France for sending armed police officers to a beach to tell a woman what to wear.”


Butterfly & Moth Fiber Fashion & Sculptures

Lyon-based artist Laura Jacquemond from Blue Terracotta has a profound love for Mother Nature. Inspired by the untroubled summer days of childhood, she created a set of fiber sculptures modeled after the anatomy of butterflies and moth. The textile sculptures are produced in a set of several colors and designs, ranging from brooches to hair pins.

The stunning pieces function as surreal and magical reminders of the woodland forest. Their fairy-tale-like purpose is to adorned your hair or even your shirt with their ethereal sight. Find them in her Etsy shop.

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