5 of the World’s Most Awesome Dads

June 13, 2014

Fathers are a lot like watermelon: green and pink. We kid. What we mean is that dads often present themselves as hard on the outside, yet are actually sweet and soft on the inside. And with Father’s Day quickly approaching, it is time to remember some of the world’s most awesome dads. While many would argue that there’s no dad quite like one’s own, these five dads are pretty incredible.

Jason Lee

Jason Lee Awesome Dad

Source: Visual News

In 2006, Jason Lee’s mother was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, which prevented her from seeing her granddaughters whenever they were sick. Despite having to keep the kids away, Lee wanted to make sure his mother was a still part of his daughters’ lives. So he put his skills as a wedding photographer to use and began creating fun, quirky portraits of his two daughters Kayla and Kristin.

Adorable Daughters Pose for Pictures

Source: Frame Play


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Skateboarding Through Cuba

June 11, 2014

Lacking a single skate shop and boasting only one skate park, Cuba seems an unlikely place for skateboarding to take off. And yet, it has. Follow Yojani Pérez Rivera as he describes life as a skateboarder in Cuba and the challenges he faces in promoting the sport while living in one of the world’s last “closed” societies.

For more on how the sport can intersect with politics around the world, check out how activists in Ethiopia are using skateboarding to empower children.

Carl Jara Uses Sand In Ways You’ve Never Seen Before

June 8, 2014

Master sand-sculptor Carl Jara showcases his broad imagination and attention to detail in each of his wondrous sand creations. A far cry from your average sandcastle, creating these epic sculptures is a major undertaking. Massive amounts of sand (obviously), large structural support objects, and big rig trucks to supply the large amounts of water are needed throughout the sculpting process. Along with actually transferring an artist’s vision unto billions of grains of sand, it’s no surprise that it takes nearly three whole days to complete a competition sculpture.

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Clement Briend’s Surreal Projections

May 27, 2014
Briend Portrait

Source: Vice

Most photographers are content with capturing reality, but French photographer Clement Briend prefers to create them. As part of a two-step creative process, Briend modifies large, photo-quality format projectors to adjust light flow, then carefully chooses both a surface and an image to project upon it. His most famous example to date is the “Cambodian Trees” installation, where Briend brought Cambodian deities to life during a Phnom Penh festival. With their likenesses cast upon the trees amid urban sprawl, the twilight incarnation of these cultural figures gives these photos a very surreal quality.

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A Unique Animated Short Film Made Entirely With Post It Notes

May 26, 2014

Post-it notes don’t have to serve as repositories for recording all of your daily drudgeries. As evidenced by this remarkable short film, they have positive, creative potential, too.

Fictitious Dishes for Book Lovers and Foodies Alike

May 25, 2014
Photographs of Meals from Books

“The kettle soon began to boil, and meanwhile the old man held a large piece of cheese on a long iron fork over the fire, turning it round and round till it was toasted a nice golden color on each side.” Heidi. Source: NPR

Dinah Fried still remembers reading about the gooey cheese-covered toast in Heidi as a young kid. In fact, she feels most proud of the photographs that capture and recreate meals from her favorite childhood literature. The Fictitious Dishes project is a spectacular, heartwarming nod to over two centuries of food and literature. Fit for both bibliophiles and foodies alike, the photo book renders into reality meals from our favorite stories.

Moby Dick Fictitious Dishes

“It was made of small juicy clams, scarcely bigger than hazelnuts, mixed with pounded ship biscuit, and salted pork cut up into little flakes; the whole enriched with butter, and plentifully seasoned with pepper and salt.” Moby-Dick. Source: NPR

Fictitious Dishes and Madelines

“She sent out for one of those short, plump little cakes called petites madeleines, which look as though they had been moulded in the fluted scallop of a pilgrim’s shell.” Swan’s Way. Source: Idea Stream


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