China’s Government Paves a Highway Around Stubborn Homeowners

In order to build a new road, the Chinese government had to move a village of over 1000 people – two, however, said they would stay till the bitter end and didn’t leave. It wouldn’t be a big deal, only now their house stands alone in the middle of a new motorway of Xiayangzhang village in the province of Zhejiang. The phenomenon of a lone house that wasn’t torn down due to the constructions is called a “nail house” in China, referring to the image of an ingrown nail that’s painful and almost unable to remove. [Read more…]

Luo Baogen and his wife, the only residents of the five-storey block of flats, explain that they won’t move because the compensation the government offers is not sufficient. The farmer says he would move if the government offered enough for him to rebuilt a house elsewhere, but the standing offer of 260,000 yuan (US$41,573) won’t cover the costs. The road, leading to the Wenling Railway Station, hasn’t been opened yet, but with adequate supply of electricity and water, the farmer family seems pretty confident about their decision.

Home sweet home indeed!

Via: Reuters, telegraph.co.uk

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Luo Baogen and his wife, the only residents of the five-storey block of flats, explain that they won’t move because the compensation the government offers is not sufficient.

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3D-Printed Plastic Cast Looks Awesome And Uses Ultrasound To Heal Broken Bones Faster

Designer Deniz Karasahin has created a prototype for a new kind of cast called “Osteoid” that will hopefully help revolutionize the treatment of broken bones. His 3D-printed cast is stylish and more effective than the currently ubiquitous plaster casts we all know and dread.

The cast’s slick look isn’t just eye candy – the holes prevent the cast from becoming excessively stinky or itchy, which is a common problem with big, heavy and non-breathable plaster casts. Its plastic construction means that it itself is waterproof but that it will also allow the patient’s skin to breathe. [Read more…]

The cast’s production process seems like it’s right out of a sci-fi movie. First, a 3D scan is done of the patient’s arm. Then, modeling software generates a cast and creates holes. All of this is transferred to a program that finally allows a 3D printer to create the cast.

The cast also has an ultrasound system called LIPUS (Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound System), which greatly increases the healing speed of broken bones. This system couldn’t be used in plaster casts because of their composition, but it can be freely incorporated into these 3D-printed casts.

Perhaps most important of all, however, is that the cast can come in any color that plastic can be printed in. So while you won’t be able to get your cast signed anymore, you may actually end up looking stylish when wearing it.

Source: adesignaward.com | dkdesign.biz (via: laughingsquid)

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Yin and Yang: Man Feeding Swans and Ducks in Krakow

This incredible shot of a man feeding swans and ducks was taken by a Polish photographer Marcin Ryczek in Krakow. It’s like yin and yang – the snowy side of the picture has a little bit of dark, and the dark water has white swans. Absolute perfection! (via)

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Moustached Puppy Grows Into The Classiest Dog Ever

It’s already hard to resist cute baby animals as they are, but if you add a dandy moustache on a puppy, that just takes it to a whole new level! People have been raving about this baby canine, born with a stripe of black fur on his white face, and recently the owner posted some photos of the the dog looks like now.

This has got to be hands-down one of the classiest dogs ever!

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36 More Perfectly Timed Photos

Last time we asked you to send in the best “perfectly timed photos” you’ve taken during your photography career or seen on the Internet. Thank you to all the pandas who have emailed and posted all these funny pictures in our comment section! [Read more…]

As we talked before, you may be the best photographer in the world, but sometimes all it takes to take the best shot is being in the right place at the right moment. It doesn’t even matter if you take it with your cell or high-end DSLR. Often, you won’t even notice you made an incredible picture until you come home and transfer your photos to a computer.

However, that doesn’t mean you should stop improving your photography skills and just wait for that one and only moment. As a popular saying goes:

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

So be prepared for it and be lucky! Here are 36 more perfectly timed photos to get you inspired.

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Can you suggest the 37th?

P.S: we always try our best to credit each and every photographer, but sometimes it’s impossible to track them. Please use the contact us form if you know the missing authors. We’ll be more than happy to credit and provide a link back to the photographer.

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Mind-Bending Hovering Tree Illusion by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu in Potsdam, Germany

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Graphic designer Daniel Siering and art director Mario Schuster recently threw an illusion bomb on a casual rural area in Potsdam, Germany. The two co-workers at ART-EFX wrapped a part of a trunk with foil and covered it with spray paint, masterfully mimicking the surrounding behind the tree. The illusion of a hovering tree, spilt in half, works perfectly in one particular angle. See the video below to see it in action. (via: streetartutopia)

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Hilarious Internet Reactions to the Botched Ecce Homo Restoration

When an 81-year-old amateur restorer Cecilia Giménez tried to restore the 19th Century Spanish Fresco ‘Ecce Homo’ little did she know that her work would become a worldwide media sensation.

At first, the authorities in Borja suspected vandalism, but it turns out that she worked with the approval of the priest.

The well-intentioned Spanish woman tried to restore the fresco, because she was upset that parts of it had flaked off due to moisture on the church’s walls. Using a 10-year-old picture of the fresco, she ended up creating probably the worst restoration in history. [Read more…]

Interestingly, over 20,000 people have signed a Change.org petition attempting to save what some call “a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic.”

To make things even funnier, here are some of the best parodies of the botched “Ecce Homo” restoration.

Restoration: Before and After

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The Last Supper

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The Scream

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“The Joy of Painting” with Bob Ross

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I Don’t Want

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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

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Restored Mona Lisa

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Christ Carrying The Cross

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Marilyn Monroe

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Viva La Restauracion

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Madonna Litta

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Jesus Spotted on Dog’s Rear End

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Street Artist Paints Ghostly Shadows in Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital

We love showing you street artists who push the boundaries of their art form, and Brazilian artist Herbert Baglione loves to deliver. When in Parma, Italy, Baglione took the opportunity to visit a local abandoned psychiatric hospital and fill it with shadows and phantoms from his wild imagination.

The long, smoke-like shadows are part of his 1000 Shadows project, in which he has been painting similar silhouettes in different installations around the world. These in particular are especially powerful, as they call to mind the tortured psyches that once inhabited these now-abandoned halls. [Read more…]

We’d love to see the look on someone’s face when they wander into this psych ward and discover these pieces without having known that they’re there.

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Incredibly Colorful Rock Formations in China

We are living in times when Photoshop is capable of practically anything, but this time it has nothing to do with this article! Zhangye Danxia Landform in China is just one of those places that are hard to believe really exist. Located in Gansu province, a naturally formed landscape astonishes its visitors with the burst of colors – its streaks of yellow, orange and red to emerald, green and blue make it hard to believe it’s all real. The vast area of intensely colored valleys, waterfalls and natural pillars looks surreal in the pictures, reminding more of a impressionistic painting than a photograph. [Read more…]

Formed from red-colored sandstones and conglomerates, Danxia landform is a unique example of petrographic geomorphology. The name actually refers to various different landscapes in southeast and southwest China, that formed due to special nature’s conditions, such as water flow fissures, erosion, oxidization and tectonic plate movements. The formation process of Zhangye geopark took over 24 million years, dating back to the Cretaceous age.

Today the Danxia landform is a huge tourist attraction, with six of its landscapes inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2010. If you plan on visiting it, hope for the rain, as the vibrant hills glow even brighter after rainfall!

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20 Dream-Like Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut

Some photography purists resent photo manipulation, but others enjoy how it has opened up photography to new people and new ideas. Caras Ionut is a Romanian photographer and digital artist who makes a great case for digital art and photography. He has created an extensive body of images that are beautiful, enchanting – and impossible.

Ionut says that his imagination and his work are captivated by dreams and by the autumn and winter seasons. Although positive dreams are a big theme in his work, he says he also likes “to visit the darker side of what people may see of dreams, not necessarily what one would see as negative, but possibly a dream that one could not quite understand or may feel alone.” [Read more…]

He does a pretty good job of creating a dream-like mood in his works. The combination of soft and hazy colors with often impossible subjects makes for beautiful compositions.

One interesting note is that, besides just offering prints of his beautiful works on his website, Ionut also offers numerous Photoshop tutorials and classes. If you like his work or if you’d like some help with trying to create images of your own dreams, we suggest checking him out! Or if you’re looking for other similarly surreal digital artworks, check out these photo manipulations by Erik Johansson.

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