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Everything I Learned in Design School in Under 4 Minutes. BBC Three - Secrets of the Superbrands (Technology) 24 Animated Gifs of Celebrities Before and After Retouching. The debate on retouching is definitely a heated one, and none so much more than the retouching done on celebrities.

24 Animated Gifs of Celebrities Before and After Retouching

Just recently Noam Galai posted about the unrealistic retouching done on the new Beyonce ad from Cavalli. Keeping the topic open take a look at these animated .gifs of celebrities before and after the royal Photoshop treatment. IbNU5YIgFSBuk.gif (GIF Image, 408 × 230 pixels) Quilling-art5.jpg (JPEG Image, 550 × 638 pixels) - Scaled (96%) The Beautiful Clock Tower Transformed Into a Penthouse. The jaw-dropping 6,813 square feet penthouse offers you a 360 degrees view of the city, overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan.

The Beautiful Clock Tower Transformed Into a Penthouse

Its signature feature, however, are the four massive clocks, installed in 14-foot-high round windows on each wall. The three-story apartment, with the ceiling going from 16 to 50 feet in height, also has a glass elevator running up its center. Mudmuck.jpg (JPEG Image, 559 × 774 pixels) - Scaled (79. Fro_Propaganda_One_Percent_2.jpg (JPEG Image, 600 × 937 pixels) - Scaled (65%)

Two Animated Historical Timelines Map Modern Empires' Decline. Facebook-world-map.jpeg (PNG Image, 880 × 438 pixels) Alarm clock wakes you to the smell of cooking bacon. Is this the greatest invention since sliced bread?

Alarm clock wakes you to the smell of cooking bacon

Well, for meat eaters, perhaps. LightWedge Reading Light. The LightWedge Original LED book light is a revolutionary book light that illuminates only the page you are reading, with no stray light escaping to bother anyone else.

LightWedge Reading Light

Just place it on the book and read - the darker your environment the better! The LightWedge Original LED book light is designed for hardcover and trade paperback books. Elegant, simple design. Thin and lightweight, easy to handle and pack. The Day That Einstein Feared Has Arrived - All Humors. Time-lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs. NY-based photographer Shinichi Maruyama created these lovely photographs using nearly 10,000 individual photographs of a nude dancer in motion.

Time-lapse Images of Nude Dancers Created with 10,000 Individual Photographs

The abstract images remind me of Japanese ink wash painting, as if the figures were cread by the stroke of a thick brush, which is not unsuprising considering Maruyama’s previous work with water sculptures. Of the photos Shin says: We declare the world as our canvas106 of the most beloved Street Art Photos - Year 2012. Public Art Concepts - Dan Sternof Beyer 2011.

Download the PDF of these ideas : Public Art Concepts - Dan Sternof Beyer 2011 (2mb)

Public Art Concepts - Dan Sternof Beyer 2011

This Is What the Sky Could Look Like Over New York - Slide Show. The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011. Every day at 5pm the Sifter posts the Picture of the Day.

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011

Below you will find a collection of the Sifter’s Top 50 from 2011. It’s hard to imagine the year is almost over, time seems to fly faster each successive year so it’s fun to take a moment and look back at the year that was. Click any of the pictures below to be taken to the individual post to learn more about the photographer and picture taken. Enjoy and stay sifty my friends! Text Puns - CollegeHumor UPick. Final Meals. Powerful and Creative Ads. Great series of creative and powerful ads…

Powerful and Creative Ads

Watch Ridiculously Talented Photoshop Artist Video. Awesome Milk Trick. Food Republic: Heineken Cube: Would You Drink Beer From A Square Bottle? With boxed wines becoming more common on store shelves these days (and wine on tap at bars, even), clearly the notions of how our favorite beverages come packaged are changing.

Food Republic: Heineken Cube: Would You Drink Beer From A Square Bottle?

But while wine almost inevitably ends up in a glass before reaching your lips, how would you feel about drinking your beer from a bottle that more closely resembles a single-serving milk carton in its shape and size? Related: Food Republic Craft Beer Power Rankings Still in its concept phase (meaning, it's not happening yet -- but the idea's out there), Heineken's Cube concept provides a square bottle that's more efficient and economical for stacking, packing and traveling with bottles of suds, both from distributor to store, as well as in your home fridge. The concept, created by the French industrial designer Petit Romain, actually recalls an earlier rectangular-shaped Heineken bottle developed by the Dutch brand in 1963, which was intended to be recycled and used in construction.

Smartass Responses to Signs. Everywhere there's signs.

Smartass Responses to Signs

Blocking out the scenery and shaking my mind. Let's face it, we live in a society of signage and a large number of them are imperial and unnecessary! Let's rise up against the signs and eat them! Incredible Living Painting With Realistic Body Paint. Usually, we admire that the artists can create characters vividly, while this time, we will introduce a different artist who turns living, breathing people into characters in oil painting. That is Alexa Meade. Alexa Meade is a 23-year-old artist based in Washington, DC area. She spent four summers interning on Capitol Hill and in 2008 was a press staffer on the Obama Campaign. Artist Takes Every Drug Known to Man, Draws Self Portraits After Each Use.

This is all kinds of cool, and everything your mother told you not to do. Bryan Lewis Saunders is an artist from Washington D.C., not just any artist though. Saunders prefers to take a more unconventional approach to his artwork. Arguably his most interesting project, entitled DRUGS is described as follows: Below, you can view a collection of portraits Saunders drew while under the influence of various substances ranging from cocaine, to marijuana, to DMT. Judith Ann Braun's Fingers Are Magical. With an art career spanning more than three decades, Judith Ann Braun has tested the limits of her artistic musculature. She began as a self-described “realistic figure painter,” and worked through the struggles common to anyone who endeavors upon an artistic pursuit, that of searching for one’s own voice in the chosen medium. Fast forward to the 21st century where the evolution of Braun’s work has brought us to the Fingerings series, a collection of charcoal dust landscapes and abstracts “painted” using not brushes but her fingertips.

Turn Paint Chips into a Dry Erase Calendar. iRJ4rX3qpcBTm.gif (320×240) Shortcut. When his wife grew ill in the early 1960s, Indian farmhand Dashrath Manjhi took her from their home in Gelaur to the hospital in the neighboring town of Wazirganj. Unfortunately, this meant a journey of 19 kilometers, as a hillock of solid rock lay between the two villages.

When he returned to Gelaur, Manjhi resolved to improve matters. Working alone with a hammer and chisel, he spent 22 years cutting a passage through a solid mass of rock 360 feet long, 25 feet high, and 30 feet wide. When he finished in the 1980s, he had reduced the route from 19 kilometers to six and the travel time from six hours to one. Tiger-stone. Penny Countertop. Last September we finished our butcher block countertops, but we didn’t do our bar area.

I mentioned in that post that I was open to suggestions and got the great idea to cover it in pennies and epoxy. Well, EIGHT months later it is finally finished! Dad makes time-lapse videos of kids growing up (2 videos) BBC iPlayer - Olympic Ceremonies: London 2012: Opening Ceremony (High Definition) One of The Coolest Fireworks Ever Video. Art genius: Nine-year-old painter tipped for greatness after buyers from across the world snap up his work. Only started painting lessons in 2008Work bought by international collectors for tens of thousands of poundsPaints three pictures a weekProud mum has written book about his prodigal success By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 13:59 GMT, 12 July 2012 | Updated: 20:04 GMT, 12 July 2012.

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Did He Just Play A Trance Song On A Guitar? Exclusive E3 2011: Captain America Prologue Trailer (CG) Eye Candy: OK Go's Insane Rube Goldberg Machine. Water ink - BDDP Unlimited and Solidarités International. SoqEc. Japanese Museum Unveils A Giant Globe Made of 10,000 Live-Updating OLED Panels. Blog Physica. SWITL scoops oozy goop with amazing robotic precision (video) SCIENCE: What happens when a cannonball is dropped in mercury. Fireworks. WATERLIFE - NFB. Gene Wilder Stencil (Willy Wonka) Video. Chameleon. IdeaPaint: Turn Your Entire Office Into a Whiteboard.

Why didn't you think of this? John Goscha, at the ripe old age of 25 ditched a job offer at Goldman Sachs, and instead began marketing IdeaPaint, which is simply a paint that turns any paintable surface into a dry-erase board. The benefit--besides being able to brainstorm on almost every inch of your office--is that the paint is half the cost of whiteboard and better-performing--you can leave marks up indefinitely, and they won't stain the wall. David blaine. Skateboardanimation. How to Do Ordinary Things Quickly. Video. Robo-rainbow.