Every reader, as he reads, is actually the reader of himself. The writer’s work is only a kind of optical instrument he provides the reader so he can discern what he might never have seen in himself without this book. The reader’s recognition in himself of what the book says is the proof of the book’s truth.
This GIF fools your brain because the
spinning dancer is a silhouette, which
has no visual cues to give you a
perception of depth. Without light and
shadow, there is no clear distinction
between which side of her body is closer
to you, so you can trick your eyes into
seeing her spin in either direction. Source
The Department of Delicious Deception should know better than to try to eat wooden food, but the work of Japanese wood sculptor Seiji Kawasaki is so awesomely realistic, we just know they’re going to take a nibble at the earliest opportunity. Just look at these croissants, so flaky and buttery:
But they aren’t flaky, buttery pastries at all. They’re blocks of wood, hand-carved to the tiniest detail and painstakingly painted by Kawasaki. Each piece takes 2-3 hours to complete, some of which aren’t simply decorative. These red peppers, for example, function as chopstick rests:
Japanese artist Chooo-san Paints Realistic, Non Photoshopped Body Art
Japanese artist known as Chooo-san paints hyperrealistic body modification art without the aid of any image editing digital software. The young Musashino Art University student creates body paintings that showcase cleverly positioned electrical and mechanical components such as buttons and switches into the human anatomy.
Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes and hashtags. For a chance to be featured, follow @instagram and look for a post every week announcing the latest project.
#WHPeyetricks asked community members to create optical illusions by playing with perspective and scale in their photos and videos. Each week, we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.
Behold the awesomeness of a Cinderella’s magical rags-turned-sparkly-ballgown in real life. This spectacular gown, illuminated by fiber optic fabric, was worn by actress Claire Danes last night at the 2016 Met Gala. The theme of this year’s event was ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.’
Designer Zac Posen beautifully combined technology and fashion to create a magnificent dress that looks like it was just magicked into existence by a fairy godmother. Only instead of magic, the glowing gown is powered by 30 mini battery packs sewn into its understructure.
among the smallest but most stunning of birds
has had hummingbird feeders in her yard in
for the past 20 years and eventually got the birds used to being photographed. She has several plants in the yard that they love and uses
a handheld feeder to help her capture closeup photos.
These amazing colors many male hummingbirds
demonstrate result both from pigmentation in the feathers and from prism-like cells within the top layers of feathers to impress females and serve territorial competition.