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The Coolest Places On Earth: The White Temple- Thailand (Pictures)

At the northern tip of Thailand, in the Chiang Rai province, lies one of the most beautiful and elaborate pieces of architecture and sculpture in the world. Wat Rong Khun, better known to the western world as the White Temple, is a modern buddhist temple built in 1997 by Chalermchai Kositpipat, a Thai visual artist born and raised in Chiang Rai. In May of this year, an earthquake struck the region, nearly destroying the temple. Kositpipat initially said we would demolish the temple,

Using Only Strips of Paper, This Lady Makes Spellbinding Masterpieces (Pictures)

Yulia Brodskaya is an exceptionally creative illustrator and artist who has totally revolutionized the way paper is used in art. Born in Moscow in 1983, Yulia moved to the UK in 2004 to continue her art education at the University of Hertfordshire. After finishing with her schooling in 2006, Yulia started off her professional career working mainly as an illustrator and graphic designer. But it didn’t take long for her to give up computers in order to pursue her true passion: paper art. “Paper always held

So Apparently Wood Pile Art Is A Thing. And It’s Pretty Amazing (Pictures)

When you think about wood and art, you might think of carving, whittling or some other form of wood sculpting or carpentry. What you probably wouldn’t think of is the cutting, splitting and stacking of lumber itself. Luckily for us, there are some super creative people in this world who see art where others see nothing. And though it may seem like a pretty dull medium for art, lumber can have all sorts of different colors and textures that can be

These Guys Built the World’s Fastest Hot Tub In a ’69 Cadillac (Video and Photos)

In 1996, Phillip Weicker and Duncan Forster were engineering undergraduates at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. The pair lived at a student house with a number of other guys. One of the subletters at the house skipped out on his rent and abandoned his 1982 Chevy Malibu at the house. The rest of the guys at the house were discussing what to do with the car over a keg. They didn’t want to pay someone to haul it off so they decided

This Guy’s Mind-Twisting Artwork Is Incredible (Photo Gallery)

Martin de Pasquale is a photographer and digital artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He combines amazing photography with photo-manipulating programs like Photoshop, Poser and 3DS Max to create amazing surreal images. But computer programs alone aren’t enough to make these incredible images- they require meticulous planning ahead of time, like making sure the lighting is consistent. It’s also important that the angles at which images are taken is precise. You can read more about the process from Gizmodo. Check out some of Pasquale’s best

This Inventive Artist Uses Flower Pedals To Create Breathtaking Gown Designs (Pictures)

Grace Ciao is a 22-year old business student and artist from Singapore. Rather than paints, pencils or ink, however, Grace uses flower pedals as her medium. She claims that she stumbled upon the idea on accident, after trying to preserve a flower given to her by a boy. “They help me create prints which I otherwise couldn’t have thought of… I think petals work really well for illustration also because their delicacy and exquisiteness mimic those of a soft fabric,” she

This Ridiculously Awesome Hoverbike Will Go On Sale In 2017!

The mission statement on Aerofex’s website says that their goal is to “democratize flight”. To accomplish that goal, the California-based company has designed a line of crafts that fuse the ducted rotor design of hovercrafts with the easy maneuverability of a motorcycle or ATV. The vehicle, known as the Aero-X, is able to travel at speeds of 45 mph while hovering up to 3.7 meters (12.1 feet) above the ground, allowing riders to travel with speed and comfort over rougher,

This Guy Re-Creates Amazing Images By Injecting Bubble-Wrap With Paint (Video and Pictures)

Bradley Hart is an American artist with an extremely unique and creative technique for creating his works of art, using syringes filled with acrylic paint and custom computer algorithms as well as a few other homemade tools. In the video below he explains how he got started with the idea: Hart allows the excess paint to drip down the back side of the canvas; this paint is then removed upon completion of the work, creating an awesome surreal impression of

This Guy Creates Ultra-Realistic Insect Sculptures Made Entirely of Recycled Watch Parts

Justin Gershenson-Gates describes himself as the grandson of a railroad man and the son of a gearhead. Justin, however, turned into a world-class artist. He refers to his work as, “A Mechanical Mind”: an infusion of sculpture and machines. Here’s Justin describing his art form: “My aim is to show the beauty of the mechanical world- a place generally hidden from the public behind metal and glass … My pieces display the more delicate and ephemeral side of gears, rather than the

Illustrating the Epic Battle Between Cells and Viruses Using a Sweet Cartoon (Video)

If you’re not familiar with the TED organization, you really ought to be. TED, which stands for technology, education and design, is a series of conferences where great minds give presentations (known as TED talks) on the topics I just mentioned. While browsing videos of these presentations on their website, TED.com, I stumbled upon this awesome illustrated video which shows what happens inside your body when it is attacked by a virus. It’s a great way to understand a pretty complex scientific process,

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