Visually Satisfying Compositions of Flowers and Botanical Arrangements


As a yoga teacher, Ja Soon Kim incorporates elements of the meditative practice into her creative work. In her series of botanical arrangements, Kim neatly organizes colorful vegetation into beautifully balanced compositions. Simply set against either a black or white background, the creations capture the unique shapes, hues, and textures of different species of plants. The…

9 Underwater Hotel Rooms with the Most Spectacular Views of the Ocean


Scattered around the globe, several hotels are offering unique accommodations that literally let you sleep with the fishes. Whether you’ve been humming Under the Sea or you count Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea as a favorite novel, these underwater hotels are the perfect escape. Every few years, plans for a new, grand underwater resort seem to…

Architects Design the World’s Longest Skyscraper in New York


Skyscrapers have long defined the Manhattan skyline, but an increased obsession with height is creating an unprecedented strain on the urban environment. What if instead of fighting for the prize of tallest building, architects created the longest? This is exactly what architectural firm Oiio Studio aimed for when creating its new architecture concept, The Bend. Currently, developers…

Toppled Teacups Overflow with Dried Leaves and Delicate Flowers


In her enchanting Floral Tea Story series, Russian artist and tea lover Marina Malinovaya arranges flowers and leaves in a whimsical way. Using only plants, a tea set, and a tabletop, she cleverly creates the illusion of cups overflowing with flora. Each fanciful photograph features the artist’s hand clutching the handle of a teacup, teapot, or mug. Though,…

Winners of 2017 Birth Photography Competition Capture the Emotion of Childbirth


“Road to Delivery,” First Place Winner. Image via Jaydene Freund – Cradled Creations. Childbirth is one of the most poignant experiences we can have as humans. The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers works to capture these magical moments during the birthing process for families. The association is comprised of more than 1,200 photographers in…

35+ Watercolor Tattoos Beautifully Transform Bodies into Living Art


Traditional tattoos are typically characterized by thick, black lines, solid blocks of color, and straightforward shading. Though tried-and-true, this approach to body art is not the only one! Recently, watercolor tattoos have taken the body inking world by storm with their ethereal style, fluid forms, and vivid hues. In this collection of unique watercolor tattoos, we explore the diversity and…

20+ Mouthwatering Dishes of Comfort Food From Around the World


No matter where you live, you’ve probably got some version of comfort food. It’s the type of dish that’s associated with nostalgia; this is something that your mom might make for you when you’re sick, or food that you’ll indulge in if you’ve had a bad day. When you take that first bite, you immediately feel…

Ai Weiwei Draws Attention to the Refugee Crisis with Powerful New Installation


With his new exhibition Law of the Journey, Ai Weiwei continues to explore the enormity of the refugee humanitarian crisis. A refugee himself, Ai Weiwei has dedicated the last two years of his career to creating politically charged artwork that speaks to the issue. “There’s no refugee crisis, but only human crisis… In dealing with refugees…

Parody of Viral “BBC Dad” Interview Imagines How a Mom Would Have Handled It


Earlier this month, the world was introduced to Robert E. Kelly, a political science teacher based in South Korea. During  a live Skype interview with BBC, Kelly—who was working from home—was hilariously interrupted by his 2 young children. Now known as “BBC Dad,” Kelly has taken the Internet by storm. His endearing ordeal has even spawned several spoofs, including…

Retro-Inspired iPhone 7 Case is a Playful Throwback to 1980s Technology


Nostalgia in technology might seem strange, but the relaunch of the iconic Nokia 3310 is proving that there’s a market for people who want to relive the “simpler” days of phones and computers. Hearkening all the way back to the 1980s, custom-painting company ColorWare has created a retro iPhone 7 Plus. If you ever used a…

20+ Animals Who Have Perfected the Art of Camouflage


The animal kingdom can be harsh. What to do if you are a small animal trying to defend yourself or a predator who wants to stealthily stalk their prey? Evolution’s answer—camouflage. While we often think of the chameleon as the perfect example of camouflage, in reality, things are much more complex. Two types of camouflage exist,…

Photographer Visits 20 Catholic Churches to Capture the Grandeur of Pipe Organs


Fascinated by the pipe organs he grew up surrounded by in Germany, photographer Robert Götzfried‘s new series Pipes captures the grandeur of these musical instruments. To complete the work, he obtained permission to enter 20 Catholic churches in Southern Germany and photograph the behemoths. The pipe organ can be traced back to Ancient Greece, and by the 9th…

China to Build New National Park Dedicated to Saving Siberian Tigers


The U.S. National Parks are a big tourist attraction, from people visiting domestically as well as abroad. Yellowstone National Park, home to the iconic Old Faithful geyser, created nearly $382 million in economic benefit in 2014 alone. Now, China is following the U.S.’s lead as it develops its own national park system. The country recently announced plans to…

Loving Father’s Sweet Photos of His Kids Capture the Magic of Childhood


The last time we checked in with photographer Adrian C. Murray, he was busy photographing the bond between his 2 young sons and their beloved teddy bear. Since then, the family has welcomed a baby girl to the family, who, along with her brothers, is the subject of Murray’s magical photographs. In his recent work, Murray continues to chronicle the…

DIY Shows How to Make Your Kid a Cardboard Knight in Armor


Artist Warren King proves that cardboard doesn’t just have to be for boxes. With some creativity and engineering know-how, the packing material can form spectacular works of art. Or, if you’re an imaginative 6-year-old, it can make for a fantastic knights costume. King fashioned a set of Gothic-style armor for one lucky kid and shared his entire process…

Mom Takes Touching Photos of Her Son with Autism as He Experiences the World


Minnesota-based mom of two and photographer Kate Miller-Wilson emotionally explores the ins and outs of living with autism. With her 10-year-old son Eian as her muse, she captures captivating portraits that reveal the day-to-day reality that life on the spectrum entails. Rendered either in soft color or in stark black and white, Miller-Wilson’s photographs offer a dreamy yet raw…

Bookstore Uses Clever Clickbait to Encourage People to Read Classic Novels


With its sensationalized subject matter, vague-yet-intriguing titles, and eye-catching thumbnails, it’s hard not to give in to clickbait. Though pursuing such stories will likely lead you to a questionable page full of pop-up ads and even more beguiling links, The Wild Detectives bookstore in Texas has found a way to improve upon the controversial phenomenon. Cleverly called Litbaits, the…

20+ Creative Tattoos that Transform Birthmarks into Clever Works of Art


Photo credit: Mneneon Birthmarks are a common characteristic of our skin, but they’re hardly consistent in how they look. Some are small and can be easily concealed while others are more prominently displayed. Because of this irregularity, it can cause a person to feel self conscious about their appearance. The trend of birthmark tattoos have…

Artist Creates Miniature Worlds Mimicking the Grit and Grime of Urban Architecture


Australian artist Joshua Smith is a former stencil artist and gallerist turned miniaturist. For the past two years, Smith has focused his attention on creating miniature urban landscapes replete with detail. From graffitied walls to discarded cigarette butts, he uses everyday materials to bring his scale models to life. “My work captures the often overlooked…

20+ Pieces of Nature-Inspired Furniture That Creatively Capture Earth’s Beauty


What if you could explore the great outdoors and experience earth’s natural wonders without leaving the comfort of your home? Thanks to many contemporary creatives, this is entirely possible! Today, some artists and designers have adopted nature as their muse and craft interior pieces rooted in the physical world. In this collection of earthly objects, we take…