Sarolta Ban’s Surreal Photo Manipulations

February 3, 2014
Sarolta Ban Phone Canyon

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While she whisks us away to our dreams in each of her magical works, it was actually jewelry that first marked 31 year old Hungarian artist Sarolta Ban’s professional ambitions. When she discovered the wonders of digital photo manipulation, however, it was that field in which she truly shined.

Sarolta Ban Key Forest

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Camera House

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8 Street Artists Turn Urban Blight Into Beauty

February 1, 2014
Street Artists Banksy Boys

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Street Artists: Banksy

Street Artists Banksy Death Boat

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In 2013, Banksy’s name bubbled up into the American consciousness as the British street artist’s work seeped deeper into social media and the mainstream press. Gaining acclaim by the same establishment Banksy used to mock, the notoriously mysterious artist has attracted the attention of celebrities and auction houses alike with his stenciled creations selling for large amounts of money.

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Spectacular Ice Sculptures from the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival

January 29, 2014

While spring, summer and fall have their upsides, there’s no better time of year than winter. Overflowing mugs of eggnog and warm evenings by the fire are just the start–the season is full of family, warmth and an extra couple of days off of work. Winter also marks the start of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, which officially launches each January in Harbin, China, and is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking ice sculptures.

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Gabriel Dawe’s Incredible Thread Installations

January 25, 2014
Gabriel Dawe Plexus Thread Installations

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At first glance, Gabriel Dawe’s colorful thread installations look like rainbows that have been plucked from the sky and transported indoors. Only upon closer inspection can you see that the gigantic displays are made from thousands of brightly colored threads, intricately placed together to create a colorful illusion. The man behind the intriguing installations is Gabriel Dawe, a Dallas-based mixed media and installation artist whose work has been featured all over the world.

Gabriel Dawe's Rainbow Thread Installations

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Close-up View of Plexus Series Thread Installations

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Sebastian Bieniek’s Haunting Double Faced Photos

January 10, 2014

Sebastian Bieniek Gun

The brain child of Berlin-based photographer Sebastian Bieniek, ‘Double Faced’ is a series of photos that brings the bizarre, blocked and other-worldly faces of Picasso’s cubist paintings to life. Following the everyday routine of the double faced girl, Bieniek has created a series of curious and thought provoking photos that allude to the duplicitousness of human nature and challenge our ideas of beauty while using only lipstick, a willing model and eye pencil as his transformational tools.

Sebastian Bieniek Cup

Sebastian Bieniek Bus

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What We Love This Week, Volume XLVII

January 10, 2014
New Year Paris

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New Year’s Celebrations Around The World

New Year Brazil

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Despite the myriad belief systems streaming through and shaping our world, New Year’s Eve is the singular wintry holiday that unites us all. While we’re over a week into 2014 now, hop on over to The Atlantic and take a free trip around the globe to see how some of the world’s largest cities rang in the new year.

New Year Sydney

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