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Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas When first encountering this body of photographs Madrid-based advertising and industrial photographer Miguel Vallinas it’s easy to view it as a familiar “animals dressed as people” project. But as you look closer you realize it’s quite a bit more than that. Aside from the solid retouching, lighting and overall execution, Vallinas took this anthropomorphic project a bit further and imagined what the fully-realized wardrobe of each animal might look like if it were wearing human clothes. The Online Learning Blog from Study2U Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television. Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted A conference that started in 1984 bringing together experts in technology, entertainment and design quickly grew into so much more.

Alexander Vidal blog Painting a handsome whaler. (Source: emilyokada, via hrcdesignteam) An editorial illustration on how technology changes the efficiency of business. Around Hollywood, by Alexander Vidal. 22 Incredible Photos of Faraway Places Thailand Chances are you already know Steve McCurry as the man who took one of the most iconic photos of our time. It was of a 12-year-old Afghan refugee girl who's piercing green eyes told us her harrowing story. The Flop Box A bad beginning makes a bad ending 4/14/2014 Peter Saul curated group show @ Zürcher Studio Austin Lee Taylor McKimens Swarms, Flocks & Herds: Installations by Kristi Malakoff I’m really enjoying these large-scale installations of animals and insects by Canadian visual artist Kristi Malakoff. Also check out her work with currency and flowers. And if you liked this also see the work of Eiji Watanabe. (via pulmonaire)

Art More than 400 invited guests attended the opening event of The Art Hunter in Sydney on Tuesday night. The Art Hunter launch is a collaboration between The Cool Hunter and Jaguar, and the opening night was also the Australian debut of the spectacular Jaguar C-X17 concept car. To present The Art Hunter, we engaged our dream team of collaborators, led by the incomparable Natalie Longeon, Peter Pengly and Phil Barker from The Artistry (they designed and executed our Summer Lovers store as well), to transform a 500 m2 warehouse in Alexandria into a genuinely exciting, temporary three-week art exhibition experience. The Art Hunter is not a white-walled space where you quietly walk past pieces of art. Instead, it is an eclectic and vibrant environment where every wall is a different colour (by our paint sponsor Taubmans), where there is no natural light and where the work of more than 40 artists, curated by us, is not only on display but also for sale.

Lambert Duchesne Art by Lambert Duchesne - Videomaker and VJ • Lambert Duchesne I’m also on facebook ! • 22 July 2015 • 21 notes lambertduchesne: JONETSU IN REAL WEDDINGS MAGAZINE : MELISSA & TRAELACH ALBUM Fresh on the news stands is Real Weddings featuring Melissa & Traelach’s incredibly elegant, fun and touching wedding at Terminal City Club. One of our first weddings ever published was in Real Weddings back in 2002. The local feel and beautiful story telling continues with M&T’s inspiring write-up. We’ve really got a great bunch of fantastic Canadian Wedding publications for brides and grooms these days. Here is their lovely spread: (As always, the publishers make the final decision on the images that get published and the complete layout.)

Flavorwire You can finally stop chugging the dreamwine — HBO’s Game of Thrones is officially back for its second season, and you’ll want to be as clearheaded as possible for what’s about to go down in the Seven Kingdoms. But before we get into that, how about a quick refresher on where things currently stand? Warning: Possible spoilers ahead! The long summer is finally drawing to a close. Ned Stark’s head is still on a spike in the King’s Landing, where the only other Stark left is poor, dutiful Sansa, who has been taken hostage by King Joffrey and his mother the Queen Regent; her sister Arya, now posing as a boy and going by Arry, left town with a ragtag group headed up by Yoren, a recruiter for the Night’s Watch. Meanwhile, her brother Robb Stark, now known as the King in the North, is camping out in the Riverlands with a party that also includes Catelyn Stark, Greatjon Umber, Theon Greyjoy, and Jaime Lannister, who admitted that he pushed Bran out of the window, but won’t explain why.

Top 20 Articles / All Time We’ve run the numbers and these are the top articles ever to appear on Colossal. These lists are not meant as a ranking of what we think is the “best,” but are rather a gauge of overall interest around the web based on traffic. Updated periodically. See also: Top Articles in 2013 | Top Articles in 2012 | Top Articles in 2011 1. One Man, 100,000 Toothpicks, and 35 Years: An Incredible Kinetic Sculpture of San FranciscoApril 23, 2011 Storyboard Of the thousands and thousands of micro-cultures extant today, the pursuit of bending things is a particularly niche obsession. This is the world of Bending Steel, which follows the personal journey of Chris Schoeck as he tries to find path forward to improving his body, mind, and spirit. He locates this path via the traditions of the vaudeville strongmen of Coney Island, who were known to bend nails, horseshoes, and steel bars with their hands, legs, necks, or even their hair and teeth. As Schoeck trains and challenges himself to bend, he finds a family of sorts among other would-be strongmen – the kind of kinship and validation that had eluded him for his entire life. The story culminates in a strongman show on Coney Island where Schoeck attempts to bend a steel bar that has always defeated him before, in front of his friends and a crowd of strangers who represent all his fears and doubts. – Chris Mohney

969years Gago House by Pezo von Ellrichshausen A square floor plan divided into asymmetrical quadrants that spiral up to a height of four storeys. (Source: pezo.cl) Installations by Olafur Eliasson “It is very much about movement and time, when walking around beneath the artwork, light sparkles through the cracks in the frames above, so that the viewer is instrumental in making a composition of light in transformation.”

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