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Hyper-realistic painting by Yigal Ozeri

At first glance, these work of arts seem like photographs but they are actually hyper-realistic oil paintings by Yigal Ozeri. [More]

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Emma Hack’s latest exhibition features her painting nude models live so they blend seamlessly into wallpaper-like backgrounds. [More]

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The Vault’ in Valley City, North Dakota is just like any other coffee shop but the only difference is there is no one there to do the serving. [More]

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An extraordinary deaf and nearly mute self-taught artist, Andre Clemens (1857-1894), created unbelievably detailed art using grains of colored sand, with tools and techniques which were way ahead of his time. [More]

Artist Encloses Herself in a Room for Seven Days to Focus Solely on Art

Controversial artist who ‘vomited’ on Lady Gaga on stage now encloses herself in a room for 168 HOURS surviving only on water for a week for latest art project. [More]

Can You Believe This Dress is Made Out of Toilet Paper

This gorgeous wedding dress is so stunning making it impossible to believe what it is made of – toilet paper. [More]

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Ukrainian designer Anna Marinenko has drawn a symbolic and visual connection between noise and nature for ‘sound form wave’. [More]

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American artist Jess Landau underscores the fragility of life with a series of portraits printed onto the delicate surface of an eggshell. [More]

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A professor and costume designer merged fashion and biology by creating a series of dresses inspired by cancer cells.

Jacqueline Firkins‘ creation can be seen in an exhibition called Fashioning Cancer: The Correlation between Destruction and Beauty. It consists of ten ball gowns in pattens inspired by microscopic photos of cancer cells and cellular systems, with the aim of prompting a conversation about the relationship between beauty, body image and the disease.

Below are just some of the dresses on her collection:

Brain tumor: One of the photos, which were captured by professor Christian Naus, shows a normal brain area, depicted in blue and green, being encountered by invading cancer cells, which are colored red

Brain tumor: One of the photos, which were captured by professor Christian Naus, shows a normal brain area, depicted in blue and green, being encountered by invading cancer cells, which are colored red

Artistic interpretation: This is represented in a gown worn by model Eva Tavares, an undergraduate opera student. Her floor-length halter dress is made from shredded blue and pink silk saris

Artistic interpretation: This is represented in a gown worn by model Eva Tavares, an undergraduate opera student. Her floor-length halter dress is made from shredded blue and pink silk saris

Up close: An image of astrocytes, a type of glial cells, growing in a culture dish. The blue spots are nuclei, and the green depicts gap junction channels connecting the cells in a metabolic community

Up close: An image of astrocytes, a type of glial cells, growing in a culture dish. The blue spots are nuclei, and the green depicts gap junction channels connecting the cells in a metabolic community

Colorful: This dress, which is modeled by UBC alumna Bronwyn Malloy, is made of green silk charmeuse, with blue rose appliques designed to represent nuclei

Colorful: This dress, which is modeled by UBC alumna Bronwyn Malloy, is made of green silk charmeuse, with blue rose appliques designed to represent nuclei

Biological process: Green nerve cells migrate on red supporting cells to develop a network with other neurons

Biological process: Green nerve cells migrate on red supporting cells to develop a network with other neurons

In movement: These 'brain cells on the move' are interpreted in a gown worn by student model Simone McIntosh, made of red organza with green silk ribbons

In movement: These 'brain cells on the move' are interpreted in a gown worn by student model Simone McIntosh, made of red organza with green silk ribbons



Jacqueline Firkins works in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia. She said that she hopes the dresses ’simultaneously reflect a strength, beauty, and resilience.

Photo Credits:
Tim Matheson
Christian Naus, Ph.D.
Cima CIna, Ph.D.
Stephen Bond, Ph.D.
Hoa Lee, Ph.D.
Moises Freitas-Andrade, Ph.D.
Wun Chey Sin, Ph.D.

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Samantha Lee started creating food art in 2008 to encourage her daughter, then 19 months old, to eat independently. [More]

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Zalipie, a secluded village in southeastern Poland is home to a centuries-old charming tradition. [More]

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Alexey Kljatov, an artist and photographer from Moscow, takes incredibly breathtaking shots of natural snowflakes right outside of his house. [More]

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An artist mom creates beautiful mosaics by putting together 10,000 dots of Play-Doh. [More]

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Michael Buck, an English Farmer, constructed a simple and cozy house in Oxfordshire for almost nothing. [More]

I recently posted Top 3 Shocking Looks in Miss Universe National Costume Show 2013 and thought why not make a list of Top 5 looks that is actually pleasing to the eyes. So prepare to be awe-struck by lovely ladies of Miss Universe 2013 donning a dashing costume during the National Costume segment of the pageant. [More]

Piano House: A Musical Haven

By sarahness on September 28, 2013

Piano House: A Musical Haven

In Huainan City, Anhui Province, China there is the Piano House, a building in the shape of a grand piano with the entrance shaped like a giant violin. [More]

Masculine/Masculine: The Nude Man in Art From 1800 to the Present Day

Female nude has been in the spotlight of artists for quite some time now but one museum is going where not so many have gone before, exploring artistic depictions of the male nude throughout time. [More]

Kantana Film and Animation Institute

The students at Thailand’s Kantana Film and Animation Institute will have an experiential understanding of the massive effort and care of a creative act. [More]

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You can get a copy of The Great Gatsby, now with a new cover featuring the cast of the upcoming film, for a few bucks in bookstores. But if you want to get a copy of the original first-edition, you will hurt your bank account. [More]

Amazing Balloon Dresses

By sarahness on December 25, 2012

Balloon Dress by Rie Hosokai

Girls’ heart will yearn for Rie Hosokai’s collection of dream-like bubbly dresses.

Rie Hosokai of Daisy Balloon, a Japanese artist, builds elaborate dresses from the inflated material to create striking haute couture with an unlikely fabric. The unimaginable dresses was produced through a custom type knitting of balloons to build a fragile yet wearable garment

Hosokai’s latest work was constructed as part of a charity art exhibition called ‘Piece of Peace‘. The exhibit is being held at Parco Gallery in Tokyo and will run until January 9, 2013.

Feast your eyes on these eye-candy dresses:

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Balloon Dress by Rie Hosokai

Balloon Dress by Rie Hosokai

Balloon Dress by Rie Hosokai

Source:
Daisy Balloon website

Photo Credits:
Hiroshi Manaka
Satoshi Minakawa