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This Classical Venetian Palazzo Is Like A Chill Portal To The Afterlife

If Hollywood has taught us anything about death on Earth — and goodness knows it has — it’s that we’ll be welcomed to the afterlife by an eye-squintingly bright white void. For his latest site-specific exhibition, artist Doug Wheeler has transformed the classical architecture of Palazzo Grassi building in Venice into what looks like a portal to heaven.


This Is What Internet Traffic Looks Like When You 3D-Print It

This might look like a child’s first attempt at using a potter’s wheel, but you’re actually looking at a solid object that represents the flow of digital data that is internet traffic.


Chalk Markers Let Kids Tag The World Without Breaking The Law

If you’re a well-known street artist who wants your legacy to live on through your kids, you’re going to want to get them comfortable with graffiti at a young age. Except that handing a three-year-old a can of spray paint or a thick indelible marker is a terrible idea. They need to hone their skills with something considerably less permanent — like this marker-shaped piece of chalk for making graffiti that’s only temporary.


Photographing The Perfect Plume Of Smoke Requires Thousands Of Tries

Talk about an ethereal subject. Pure smoke is about as intangible and unpredictable as anything you could think of putting in front of your camera. These beautifully frozen images were the result of literally thousands of attempts by photographer Thomas Herbrich.


A Vivid Reminder From Banksy That Technology Can Enslave Us All

Every morning you wake up, your hand scrabbling for the smartphone on the bedside table. Is there email, a tweet, a like on Instagram? You’re a slave to the phone, desperate for its digital hit.


These Hyperrealistic Paintings Of Lips Are So Erotic They Should Be NSFW

Sometimes you don’t need to show much to turn people on. For me, it’s the lips and the tongue (and kissing and the licking) that send me into hyperdrive. Hyperrealistic painter Hubert de Lartigue seems to share this fascination. His series of large scale lips paintings are amazing — and so erotic.


Watch An Artist Paint A Dragon With Just One Brush Stroke

One stroke painting is such an impressive skill that it’s unbelievable even when you see it happen. These artists from Kousyuuya in Nikko, Japan have been mastering their craft for over four generations. The amount of detail they can put out with one stroke is just unreal.


See An Entire Muddy River Bed Transplanted Inside An Art Museum

If you’ve ever been to the Louisiana Museum in Denmark, you know it’s one of the most dramatic museum locations around: Perched on a rocky cliff above Øresund, looking out over the ocean, it’s easy to find yourself staring out to sea instead of at the art. Now, Olafur Eliasson has brought the landscape inside the museum.


Girl Transforms Her Mouth Into Cute Famous Characters With Just Makeup

Makeup artist Laura Jenkinson uses makeup to create adorable cartoon characters from our childhood on her mouth. It’s so creative, she uses her lips as a guide to draw the funny faces in. And it’s so perfect, the cartoons look like they’re just hanging out on her face.


Artist Speed-Paints A Painting You Can't See Until The Very Last Second

Speed painting can be purposefully misleading but it’s always fun to have your brain pump in that delayed “Ohhhh” reaction once you realise what’s going on. You feel like a complete idiot with your mouth open until you see it. And even then, you’re not completely sure it’s not sorcery.


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