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This Woman’s Works Of Art Are Dizzying In The Best Possible Way…Wow

This Woman’s Works Of Art Are Dizzying In The Best Possible Way…Wow

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We've all seen those movie scenes that are shot from the perspective of someone getting hit upside the head and falling into a heap. But before they hit the concrete, we're met with dizzying shots from the victim's point of view — scenes that show a spinning world full of double-faced assailants. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); Canadian artist Alex Garant's paintings, although not malicious, are reminiscent of this imagery. Her beauties peer back at us with many eyes, bringing a sense of movement and plurality to her work that lends the viewing experience a hypnotizing effect. By combining traditional techniques with graphic elements, Garant enters the ambiguous space between familiarity and surreality. ...
11 Things That Everyone With Insomnia Understands

11 Things That Everyone With Insomnia Understands

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If you're anything like me and you personally identify as a zombie, you probably experience the life-ruining power of sleep disorders every night of your life. I can tell you from experience that sleeping approximately never takes a toll on just about every aspect of life, and I know that all of my insomniac brothers and sisters out there feel me on that.As such, sleep-challenged folk the world over hold these truths to be self evident. Let's take a trip down solidarity lane, shall we? 1. You've memorized every nook and cranny in your ceiling. Insomniacs share a special (read: terrible) bond with their ceilings, since bedtime is actually stare-into-the-void-and-question-your-will-to-live time. 2. You have an existential crisis every time someone complains about "only" getting 4 ho...
If You Look Closely, You’ll Realize That She’s Not Alone In Her Self-Portraits

If You Look Closely, You’ll Realize That She’s Not Alone In Her Self-Portraits

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Embodying the art of paradox, Hungarian photographer Flora Borsi isn't alone in her latest series of self-portraits. The collection, which is aptly called Animeyed, sees Borsi in collaboration with stunning animals in a way that's surprisingly seamless.Instead of making the animals conform to each scene, she transforms herself to mimic their appearances and attitudes. When you see the fruits of her labor, you'll understand why this work has been shown in galleries around the world. Borsi is transfixed by femininity and the female form, and she often explores "the relationship between body and self." Flora Borsi Flora Borsi She does so by revealing elements of women's faces in innovative ways, fo...
This Tiny Device Is About To Totally Change The Way You Travel

This Tiny Device Is About To Totally Change The Way You Travel

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Knowing only one language can really change the way you see the world, and it's usually not for the better. While some take the easy approach and just assume that everyone speaks English, others feel a little embarrassed about not being able to understand people from around the world in their mother tongues. After all, there are few things more beautiful than language, the form and function of which reveal so much about the people who speak it.For those in the latter group who want to experience culture as authentically as possible, this device is about to shift your perspective on global travel. Meet the Pilot. It's a tiny, in-ear device that translates English, Spanish, French, and Italian in real time. Waverly Labs Developers from Waverl...
He Sliced Into A Potato, Added Cheese, And Created The Best Snack Of All Time

He Sliced Into A Potato, Added Cheese, And Created The Best Snack Of All Time

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Like bacon, potatoes are universally enjoyed by everyone who allows themselves to experience happiness. And if you don't like potatoes, I'm going to need you to go back to wherever you came from. I'm kidding (no I'm not), but if you are a hater of all things starchy, this gift from the gods might not be for you. If you are and you'd like to transport yourself to a state of carb-induced nirvana, check out the video below. You can thank me later.Ready to tackle this for yourself? Here's everything you'll need. Ingredients:1 potato Cheddar cheese Chives Cooked bacon Sour creamRecipe:Make 1/4-inch-wide slices across the length of the potato, stopping before you cut all the way through. Microwave for 10 minutes. Place one small slice of cheese in every ...
No One Knew Why This Dog Was So Depressed, But Then They Made A Sweet Discovery

No One Knew Why This Dog Was So Depressed, But Then They Made A Sweet Discovery

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When rescuers from the Marin Humane Society brought this chihuahua mix into the shelter, they knew that something didn't feel right. At first, they figured that she was just dealing with the normal anxiety that comes with living in an unfamiliar place. Days later, however, they noticed that she'd barely ventured to the front of her kennel. She sat motionless behind her bed, terrified to approach anyone.As Lisa Bloch, a representative from the organization, explained to The Dodo, "When she was surrendered to us, she was really scared and acting aggressive. We could barely examine her." Something unsettling was affecting the poor pup, and they quickly figured out what it was. This is Cora. During her first few days at the shelter, the dog made it clear that she was scared, confused, ...
You’ll Be Hit With Serious Wanderlust When You Read This Woman’s Travel Notes

You’ll Be Hit With Serious Wanderlust When You Read This Woman’s Travel Notes

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTBT_ATF'); }); South African globetrotter Anje Rautenbach from Going Somewhere Slowly has made it her mission to bring her social media followers around the world in a way that far surpasses the usual photo-sharing model. Instead of snapping photos of dream locations and sharing them on Instagram with aspirational captions, she makes her mark the old-fashioned way by putting pen to paper.Whenever inspiration strikes, she jots down her thoughts and sets each scrap of paper against a gorgeous backdrop to create a diary of her travels that's equal parts thoughtful and visual. The adventurer took some time out to chat with us here at ViralNova, and what she had to say about the endeavor mi...
13 Times Pomeranians Got Caught Being Gifts To The Universe

13 Times Pomeranians Got Caught Being Gifts To The Universe

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Not all people are into little dogs. Not all people are into big dogs. But all people are into adorable dogs. It's basically science, and if you've spent more than 25 seconds on social media since the dawn of the Internet, you've probably noticed that the world can't get enough of pomeranians and their bafflingly cute antics.Why? Well, it's probably because they're little puffballs from Heaven. When it comes to making people squeal inappropriately in public places, pomeranians are repeat offenders. 1. It's a commonly known fact that the world becomes a significantly better place every time a pomeranian is born. There's probably a book about that somewhere. 2. This looks and sounds like one of those puppy robots that you can buy in every mall in the country, except it's a real-life ...
Here’s Why Our Approach To Charity Might Be Doing More Harm Than Good

Here’s Why Our Approach To Charity Might Be Doing More Harm Than Good

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We could wax philosophical about the nature of charity for days on end, but the fact of the matter is that performing acts of kindness is gratifying. And that's why donating food, clothing, and money feels good. You've probably heard that massive, corporatized organizations are shady at worst and questionable at best, but corruption in the charity business extends far beyond money-grubbing executive boards.While we obviously donate time and resources to these organizations with the best intentions, what those organizations do with them is often hard to nail down. Beyond that, some actions that are perceived as being charitable actually further destabilize struggling communities. 1. Let's talk business. iStock Most people are aware of the fac...
Instead Of Making Disney Heroes And Villains Fight, This Artist Brings Them Together

Instead Of Making Disney Heroes And Villains Fight, This Artist Brings Them Together

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We all felt the tension when Simba finally went home and confronted Scar. We watched as an awful queen with a mirror fixation sent her hunters after Snow White, and we cheered as Mulan triumphed over Shan-Yu. But we've never really seen Disney heroes and villains come together. Foils for good and evil, these animated antitheses remain worlds apart in the movies we all know and love, but what would happen if they were forced to get along?Judging by this artist's work, something beautiful comes to pass when they're drawn into one image. Oh My Disney contacted Dada and commissioned a mashup series in which each character is depicted as the yin to their counterpart's yang. Using nothing but colored pencils and a whole lot of imagination, Da...
What This Artist Does Turns Invisible Aggression Into Something We Can See

What This Artist Does Turns Invisible Aggression Into Something We Can See

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); A Dutch boxer by the name of Bart van Polanen Petel forces two worlds to collide every time his fist meets the punching bag. Otherwise known as Paintboxer, this creator brings artistry and athleticism together in a way that's utterly singular. "Fists are my tools for creation," he writes, but he doesn't mean that in some abstract, heady way. He means it in a way that's at once literal and totally unexpected. Paintboxer brings canvases to life by covering his gloves with paint. He adds depth and dimension with every strike, calculated or otherwise. Paintboxer googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.disp...
This Artist’s Incredibly Realistic Work Will Leave You Feeling Hungry For More

This Artist’s Incredibly Realistic Work Will Leave You Feeling Hungry For More

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Unless you frequent restaurants with a flair for molecular gastronomy, you probably don't sit down in front of your dinner plate with your eyes peeled for artistry. And that's doubly true when you're grabbing a quick croissant on the way to work or chatting with friends over a bowl of edamame. Chocolate bars, baguettes, and stalks of asparagus don't usually make the cut as far as aesthetics are concerned.Unless you're looking at them through the eyes of artist Seiji Kawasaki, that is. By poring over pieces of wood for hours on end, he's able to create works of food-inspired art that are easily confused with the real thing. Seiji Kawasaki Seiji Kawasaki ...
What This Photographer Did Will Give You A Brand New Perspective On Where You Live

What This Photographer Did Will Give You A Brand New Perspective On Where You Live

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With the term "wanderlust" becoming somewhat of a buzzword, we often forget that our hometowns can host some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. People in the rolling hills of Ireland long to see the Manhattan skyline, people in Manhattan travel thousands of miles to see the French Riviera, and locals in Marseille want nothing more than to dip their feet in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean. It seems as though everyone yearns to see all the beauty this planet has to offer without noticing the incredible sights that they pass by every day. That's exactly why Canadian photographer Trevor Pottelberg challenged himself to capture the beauty of his homeland in an eye-opening new series. This visually stunning project was born from a sense of frustration. ...
She Creates Artwork With Something That You Probably Have Sitting In Your Shed

She Creates Artwork With Something That You Probably Have Sitting In Your Shed

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Every day, we're confronted with the fact that the Earth needs our help. With climate summits and grassroots campaigns springing up everywhere, it's hard to ignore the fact that we need to change the ways in which we approach consumption and production.One artist with salvaged beauty in mind is a creator by the name of Denice Bizot. For the past 15 years, she's been rummaging through junkyards for found objects that she later turns into stunning works of art. Her collection of sculpted shovel heads has garnered plenty of attention, and for good reason. There's something intriguing about the fact that she pays painstaking attention to things that typically get lost to time and neglect. Denice Bizot Her tendency to focus on found items ...
What This Designer Created Will Force You To See Your Favorite Books With Fresh Eyes

What This Designer Created Will Force You To See Your Favorite Books With Fresh Eyes

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When we close the covers of our favorite books, we're left reeling over the words -- the words that cover the pages that fill the books that tell the stories that stick with us forever. Most lovers of literature make a cliched habit of reading between the lines, but how often do we dig into the minutiae of the works we hold close? Although no bibliophile would deny that the act of reading, both aloud and otherwise, is a rhythmic venture, we often lose sight of the tiny dots and dashes that allow our brains to move to the beat of iambs.In a stunningly successful attempt at bringing these marks to the fore, designer Nicholas Rougeux created "Between the Words" by poring over famous texts not to tease out deeper meanings, but to pay every l...
From Dirt To Dishes, Here Are 13 Good Luck Superstitions From Around The World

From Dirt To Dishes, Here Are 13 Good Luck Superstitions From Around The World

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We all have our rituals, and when it comes to finding a little luck, we don't screw around. Here in the States, we weirdly tell people to break a leg and we pick up lucky pennies off the sidewalk, but what are the good luck superstitions people swear by in other countries? As you might imagine, they're all pretty strange.Argentinians eat beans on New Year's Eve, Japanese people take smoke baths, and the British say "rabbit" before getting out of bed. The list only gets weirder from here, folks, so suit up. Here are some of the most bizarre good luck superstitions from around the world. 1. If you ask people in China, they'll tell you that the number eight is great. Flickr / Marc Delforge The Chinese word for eight sounds similar to the ones ...