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These Mega Cruise Ships Look Like Small Cities From The Air 

The stacks and stacks of cabin windows make today’s ocean liners look gargantuan enough from the shore. But the view from directly above gigantic cruise ships is even more startling.


Gorgeous Silk Lamps Bloom Like Flowers When You Turn Them On

Studio DRIFT made these lovely lamps that feel alive because they have been designed to bloom like a flower. It’s a beautiful idea that’s even more gorgeous when you see it happen, I would love to walk into my living room and have these ethereal lights dance for me as they descend and shine up the room.


5 Theories About The Greatest Unsolved Art Heist Ever

On March 18, 1990, two police officers — or so they seemed — walked into a Boston museum and left with $US500 million worth of paintings. They have never been found.


The Completely Fascinating And Rare Art Of Hand-Drawing Puzzles

Video: This is Robert Kirtley, and this is his workshop. Watch him artfully draw puzzles and manufacture puzzle die masters all by hand. It’s such a fascinating process to see, and it’s a skill that has grown increasingly rare in the world of puzzles. In fact, there are only a few other people in the entire world who hand draw puzzles like him.


100 Copper Arrows, Frozen In Time

Arrows look fantastic (if somewhat unsettling) when they’re used to create art. Suspended in time, never reaching their target, it sends a shiver down the spine to think people were killed often by these things many centuries ago. Now they’re used mostly for sport — and art, apparently, like this installation from the Honor Fraser Gallery in New York.


I Saw The Future At New York's Uncanny Smithsonian Museum

It’s weird to see a working Nest thermostat on display at a Smithsonian museum in Manhattan. It’s even weirder to tinker with the gadget, pushing buttons and changing settings. But touching and tinkering with technology is the Cooper Hewitt future museum’s specialty.


People Turn Invisible In These Awesome Body Paint Photographs [NSFW]

Artist Natalie Fletcher masterfully blends people’s bodies into the surrounding landscapes with body paint. I love her work because she sometimes leaves the head or eyes of the model untouched which creates a jarring image of a floating body part. Every other body part is painted so well it fades into the background.


New Printing Tech Allows The Blind To Touch Priceless Paintings

Most people who walk into a major museum and put their mitt on a million-dollar painting are immediately arrested. But in Madrid right now, an unusual exhibit is inviting visitors to touch some of the most famous paintings in the world — so that the visually impaired can experience them too.


The Stunning View A Computer Sees When You Dance

We’re just faceless shapes made of dots and lines and nodes to a computer. And that’s kind of awesome. This experimental project by Maria Takeuchi uses Microsoft Kinect to capture the motion data of a dancer and then rebuilds those movements into a stunning dancing body made of dots and lines and nodes.


Windows 93: The Most Fun You'll Ever Have With An Operating System

A few months ago, a pair of French hackers teased a new project called Windows 93. It was a wonderfully weird web-based operating system, some sort of spoof on Windows 95, packed to the gills with insider internet jokes. And late last night, the digital artists released the full version. It’s still wonderfully weird, thank God.