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Play With Your Food

Next-Level Food Carving on Fruits and Vegetables by 'Gaku'

Japan has a rich tradition of food carving called mukimono. If you've ever eaten at a fancy restaurant in Japan you might have found a carrot carved into a bunny, garnishing your plate. But in the hands of Japanese artist Gaku, the art of fruit and vegetable carving is elevated to a new realm of edible creations. When asked what he does with all his creations after he's done, his reply is simple: he eats them. "Except for the banana peel."

Banksy Opens the "Walled Off Hotel" in Bethlehem

Nestled against the infamous cement barrier that currently separates Israel and Palestine in Bethlehem rests the latest ambitious art installation from the elusive street artist Banksy. Titled the "Walled Off Hotel," and promising the "worst view in the world," the experiential art show is a fully functional hotel that will be open for reservations as soon as next week.

Billboards That Advertise the Surrounding California Landscape by Jennifer Bolande

Jennifer Bolande's work Visible Distance / Second Sight, is not one that you stop your car at and observe, in fact, its not one that even requires slowing to admire. The several billboard installation stretches alongside the Gene Autry Trail and Vista Chino in California, bordering the roads with scenic images of the same mountains that peak out behind each piece. In some instances the images match perfectly with the surrounding range, creating an alignment of fabricated reality while one zooms past the display.

Smithsonian Announces Eye-Opening Finalists of Their 14th Annual Photo Contest

Smithsonian just released the 70 finalists for their 14th annual photo contest and is currently accepting votes for their Readers' Choice award. This year Smithsonian received some 48,000 submissions from photographers in 146 countries and territories from which they selected finalists in 7 categories: Natural World, The American Experience, Travel, People, Altered Images, Mobile, and Sustainable Travel.

Aqueous Roses and Liquid Blooms Photographed by Mark Mawson

In his latest photographic series, London-based photographer Mark Mawson takes us underwater to the epicenter of swirling vortexes and explosions of colorful dye. Each image captures a brief split-second moment requiring extreme precision and choreography to create a perfect swirl or bloom. 

3D-Printed Solar Systems, Moons and Planets for Your Desktop

The folks over at London-based Little Planet Factory make tiny 3d-printed planets and moons you can sit on your desktop or hold in your hands. Designs include everything from entire solar systems to collections of moons, individual planets, and even science fiction creations like a theoretical terraformed Mars globe.

From The Colossal Shop: Natural Curiosities

17th century Dutch artist Jacob Hoefnagel was known for his exacting flora and fauna illustrations, which were used for centuries as natural history guides for fellow artists. In partnership with the National Gallery of Art, Tattly has transformed Hoefnagel's drawings into temporary tattoos, now in stock in The Colossal Shop

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