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The World's Biggest Picnic Blanket Is Growing In The Swiss Countryside

An art installation that plans to be the world’s largest picnic blanket is currently checkerboarding its way through the green rolling hills of Switzerland. This year, about 1500 picnickers have ventured to the site, which is adorably named BIGNIK. And it’s only going to get bigger.


Scary Creatures Are Hiding Inside Our Washing Machines

Next time you do the washing, don’t just walk away after you put the load in. You’ll miss the monsters. Because if you stare through the looking glass, you’ll discover terrifying creatures that look like they come from Guillermo del Toro’s imagination trapped inside.


Futurama In 3D Is Absolutely Stunning

Whoa. Artist Alexy Zakharov re-imagined the world of Futurama in 3D and transformed a flat cartoon into a completely stunning vista. It makes me want to watch a movie version of Futurama, set in this world, right now. Hell, it makes me want to cryogenically freeze myself so I can live in this world when I wake up.


Watching Ceramics Masters Do Their Work Is Incredibly Soothing

I wish there wasn’t any music to this video. I wish it would just be the sounds of the pottery wheel spinning, the hands shaping the clay and the quiet focus of the ceramics masters resonating. But even with the music, watching masters of their craft actually perform their craft is an incredible sight to see.


These Underwater Photos Were Taken By A Desktop Scanner

The desktop scanner is a wonderful thing, but rugged it ain’t. Yet Nathaniel Stern didn’t let that stop him: The Wisconsin-based artist, who is known for his experimental camera designs, created a waterproof version of an off-the-shelf scanner that captured a series of incredible images of sea life.


Seeing Strangers Take Off Each Other's Clothes Is Quite Awkward

Here’s the official, anted up sequel to First Kiss, called Undress Me, which means “strangers” are taking off each other’s clothes now in a video to promote the new season of Masters of Sex. It doesn’t quite have the well acted charm of the original and you feel more like a voyeur this time around but watching beautiful people act clumsy around each other kind of soothes your inner awkward teenage soul in a “Hey, they’re just like us!” kind of way.


This Abandoned Warehouse Is Full Of Live Jellyfish

If you find yourself wandering around Liverpool in the middle of the night, you might be surprised to happen upon a warehouse with a glowing blue door. Inside, you’ll see countless live jellyfish floating peacefully in the unlikely setting. It’s not a hallucination. It’s art.


London Has Never Looked Better Than In These Mid-Century Linocuts

London has been written about, painted, sketched, photographed and depicted in pretty much any and every creative medium available to human hands, but Edward Bawden’s linocuts of England’s capital are some of the coolest ever depictions of the city.


The Best (And Worst) Famous Works Of Art You Can 3D-Print At Home

Last month, Scott Kildall and Bryan Cera published a 3D digital model of artist Marcel Duchamp’s chess kit. The original, hand-carved by Duchamp, is gone — but now anyone with a 3D printer can recreate the artist’s kings and rooks at home. As it turns out, this is far from the only piece of great art you can recreate with a 3D printer.


A Rare Tour Of The Long-Secret Russian Town Where Cosmonauts Are Born

If you went looking for Zvezdny Gorodok, aka Star City, on a map in the 1960s, you’d have no luck. This small town outside of Moscow was long a state secret, and for good reason: It was the base where Cosmonauts came to train for — and recover from — space flight. And it’s still cooking.