Artist Irons And Folds Tulle Fabric To Create Beautiful Portraits

In the hands of British artist Benjamin Shine, a piece of tulle isn’t just for making fancy dresses and curtains – it becomes a great material for creating amazing realistic “paintings.”

Using an iron, Shine sculpts, presses and pleats the huge single piece of tulle, whose transparent qualities give the portrait more texture and depth. By layering in this way, the artist obtains different tones and shadows that enable him to realistically portray iconic stars like Elizabeth Taylor, elegant abstract faces and other things, such as a pair of elderly hands. [Read more…]

“The idea of ‘painting with fabric’ led to the development of this technique where the portrait image is created through the intricate pleating and pressing of a single length of tulle fabric. The technique aims to utilize the translucent qualities of the tulle fabric to generate various gradients, tones and textures,” – Shine said of his works of art.

Source: benjaminshine.com (via mymodernmet)

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15th Century Flemish Style Portraits Recreated In Airplane Lavatory

While on a long-haul flight, when most people would sleep, read a book or chew on complimentary snacks, Nina Katchadourian spends her time locked in the airplane’s lavatory taking selfies in the style of 15th century Flemish paintings. Her series, dubbed “Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style,” is part of a bigger piece called “Seat Assignment,” which is based on improvising with materials close at hand while in flight . [Read more…]

Here’s Katchadourian telling the birth story of her project: “While in the lavatory on a domestic flight in March 2010, I spontaneously put a tissue paper toilet cover seat cover over my head and took a picture in the mirror using my cellphone. The image evoked 15th-century Flemish portraiture. <…> I made several forays to the bathroom from my aisle seat, and by the time we landed I had a large group of new photographs entitled Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style. I was wearing a thin black scarf that I sometimes hung up on the wall behind me to create the deep black ground that is typical of these portraits.” Let this be an inspiration to you next time you’re sitting there bored on a plane!

Website: ninakatchadourian.com

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Emotional Baby Tears Up From Mother’s Beautiful Song (VIDEO)

Usually, babies are brought to tears by a full diaper or because they’re hungry, but this baby has been brought to tears by the power of music. This video of 10-month-old Mary Lynne Leroux reacting emotionally when her mother sings Rod Stewart’s My Heart Can’t Tell You No has gone viral with millions of likes. And since we’re inclined to believe that 10-month-old babies can’t fake their emotions, we know that it’s true love!

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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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Image Credits: Kathy Keatley Garvey

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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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