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Stunning Historical Inspired Dresses by Angela Clayton

Stunning Historical Inspired Dresses by Angela Clayton
18-year-old Angela Clayton adores historical fashion and costumery, taking her love one step further by sewing her own garments. The seamstress crafts long, flowing dresses fit for royalty and exquisite gowns that would make Cinderella the belle of the ball (without a Fairy Godmother). 

World Design Rankings 2015

World Design Rankings 2015every year, the world design rankings (WDR) of countries are announced based on the number of design awards won at international juried design competitions and awards. the ranking aims to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state-of-art in design industry. the ultimate aim of the world design rankings is to contribute to global design culture through advocating and highlighting good design. the rankings give a snapshot of the latests creations and design potentials of countries worldwide by highlighting their creative strengths, design weaknesses and available opportunities.

Azuma Makoto Suspends Fur Tree Inside Fendi Pop-Up Boutique in Tokyo

Azuma Makoto Suspends Fur Tree Inside Fendi Pop-Up Boutique in TokyoInside the mega fendi ginza store in Tokyo, Japanese flower artist azuma makoto has suspended a sculptural ‘fur tree’ from the ceiling of the pop-up boutique. the botanical art piece is exhibited above visitors, towering overhead shoppers and passersby. Makoto has carefully sculpted the central trunk from an eclectic mix of mediums like moss and bark that add a hyperrealistic quality to the piece. 

Stunning Yanweizhou Wetland Park, China

Stunning Yanweizhou Wetland Park, China Located in the heart of Jinhua City in central Zhejiang province in eastern China, is a natural riparian wetland where the Wuyi River and Yiwu River converge to form Jinhua River.Yanweizhou is now the location of an environment-friendly park achieved through meandering vegetated terraces, curvilinear paths, a serpentine bridge, circular bio-swales and planting beds, and curved benches. The project has given the city a new identity and is now acclaimed as its most poetic landscape.

The Kobe Luminarie Stunning Light Festival

The Kobe Luminarie Stunning Light Festival One of the best display of lights in entire Japan takes place in Kobe during Kobe Luminarie. The event is held every year from early to mid-December, during which the festival site is visited by more than three million people who come to enjoy the large, flamboyant light displays.

Best of 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest

Best of 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest The winners of the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest were just announced, selected from over 13,000 stunning entries from across the colourful planet. James Smart of Melbourne, Australia took home the grand-prize with his spectacular storm cloud shot entitled DIRT.

Incredible Bridge People Walk on Aerial Corridor at Tea Park in China's Enshi

Incredible Bridge People Walk on Aerial Corridor at Tea Park in China's EnshiWhat’s more dangerous than a glass-bottom bridge? A bridge without a bottom, of course! Such an aerial walkway buttressed by only ropes has opened at a tea park in Xuan'en County, in central China’s Hubei Province. The “air corridor” is suspended at least a dozen feet above the tea fields, and more than thirty feet at places, and runs for a length of about 1,000 meters. Only ropes, short wooden planks or tires are provided in the name of walkways. The scary attraction has drawn hundreds of tourists to the tea park already.

Amazing Monkey Orchids Draw Crowds at Exhibition in Japan

Amazing Monkey Orchids Draw Crowds at Exhibition in Japan Monkey Orchids most commonly grow in parts of Ecuador and Colombia, which adds an extra element of uniqueness to the Japan-based exhibit. Up until January 12th, the Aquamarine Fukushima will continue to delight visitors with these apish flowers as they pay homage to the upcoming Year of the Monkey.

Miniature Paintings in Lockets by Khara Ledonne

Miniature Paintings in Lockets by Khara Ledonne NYC-based artist Khara Ledonne paints magical, miniature worlds that double as works of wearable art. Ironically, she started out by painting huge murals when she was only 16 years old and living in Washington state. She then transitioned over to sign painting when she moved to New York City in 2005. By chance, Ledonne came across a few vintage lockets while exploring a metal shop, bought them, and began to experiment. 

Vo Trong Nghia to build Bamboo Pavilion for SCAF's Fugitive Structures Seriesoo

Vo Trong Nghia to build Bamboo Pavilion for SCAF's Fugitive Structures Series
The proposed scheme comprises smoked bamboo topped with a transparent ceiling.A gridded bamboo construction incorporates a dense forest of natural materials. a clear ceiling floats above, creating a shelter from the elements that allows visitors to view the sky. the structure is highly porous, with entry points for adults and children to walk or even crawl through.

Rick Chen's Fragile Receives First Place in Viewpoint at Pulpit Rock Comp

Rick Chen's Fragile Receives First Place in Viewpoint at Pulpit Rock CompAustralian architect rich chen tied for first-prize in the ‘viewpoint at pulpit rock’ competition hosted by reTHINKing architecture. The contest called for creative takes on preikestolen, a popular outlook and resting area 600 meters above the Lysefjorden fjord in south-west Norway. The brief focuses on three points — nature, limit, and scale — all of which are achieved in chen’s proposal ‘fragile’.

50 Most Amazing Photographs of 2015

50 Most Amazing Photographs of 2015 With 2015 drawing to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of our best content from the past year, including an amazing amount of truly stunning photography. Last year, we brought you a list of 37 incredible photos from 2014; this year, we're upping our game with a collection of 50 breathtaking examples of photography that we've featured over the last 12 months.

Andreas Konradsen Naturally Welds Chair by Submerging it into the Baltic Sea

Andreas Konradsen Naturally Welds Chair by Submerging it into the Baltic SeaRecent graduate from the royal danish academy of fine arts school of design, copenhagen-based designer andreas konradsen has created a steel chair that requires no welds, but instead is merged by the corrosion generated during six months of submersion in the baltic sea. called the ‘ripe chair’, this seating object was part of the don’t run outexhibition that was held during paris designweek. the show put together by the scandinavian design group HOLDBARfocused on finding alternative perspectives on sustainable design.

Amazing Solar-Powered Pod by Nice Architects

Amazing Solar-Powered Pod by Nice Architects This past spring, we introduced the Ecocapsule, a mobile micro dwelling that allows you to live off-the-grid, anywhere in the world. Developed by Nice Architects, this solar-powered shelter concept has recently come to fruition and hit the market—it’s currently available for pre-order as part of a limited-edition run of 50 pods.

Takt Project Utilizes Natural Dyes in Bespoke Plastic Table Collection

Takt Project Utilizes Natural Dyes in Bespoke Plastic Table Collection Plastics, in all their various forms, are a quintessential element in the world of mass-production. objects can be made with the material efficiently and identically, while simultaneously maintaining relatively-low production costs. however, average consumers have begun shying away from the homogenous culture created by replicability. people want to be different: a trend clearly seen in the skyrocketing of products (computers, sneakers, etc.) that can be individualized by the buyer.

Amazing Photographs Tokyo Cityscapes Resemble Computer-Generated Works of Art

Amazing Photographs Tokyo Cityscapes Resemble Computer-Generated Works of Art Atop Tokyo's Roppongi Hills tower, visitors are greeted with views so breathtaking, they look as though they're computer generated. The towering sky deck, located 820 feet above sea level, may account for these impressively picturesque cityscapes. Thanks to the tower's spectacular height, photographers are able to capture more than just the streets of Tokyo.  To see all that the Roppongi Hills observation deck has to offer, you can follow Tokyo City View on Facebookand Twitter. Amazing Photographs Tokyo Cityscapes Resemble Computer-Generated Works of Art

Incredible Animal Sculptures made by using Scrap Metal

Incredible Animal Sculptures made by using Scrap Metal   Specializing in metal and inspired by nature, artist John Brown transforms spare bits of scrap into quirky animal sculptures. The gifted artist manages to repurpose salvaged metal by producing delicate, lifelike characters that range from colorful butterflies and insects to birds, snakes, and frogs. Each piece is welded into shape and then painted over with an oil paint to mimic the natural markings of each subject.

The Layer A Transparent Chair made by using Sheets Of Plastic

The Layer A Transparent Chair made by using Sheets Of Plastic South Korean industrial designer Sohyun Yun has created a chair that can change as often as your mood. Called Layer, this innovative seat is made out of clear acrylic and has an entirely see-through structure.

Spectacular Seesaw Installation Turns Montreal into a Musical Playground

Spectacular Seesaw Installation Turns Montreal into a Musical Playground
Design studios Lateral Office and CS Design collaborated with EGP Group's engineers to produce 30 interactive seesaws that emit radiant light and sweet sounds. The entire installation, called Impulse, is located in Montreal's Place des Festivals, where visitors can now embrace these playground toys to create their own art.

2015 Awesome Photo Shots from National Geographic's Daily Travel

2015 Awesome  Photo Shots from National Geographic's Daily Travel  National Geographic recently released a gallery featuring the best Daily Travel Photos submitted in 2015. This round-up includes 50 photographs from all over world, gathered as part of their ongoing travel series. Here are 12 colourful images selected from that gallery, but be sure to check out the rest of the amazing shots at National Geographic.

Wonderful Frozen Ice Castle to Open Its Wintry Gates in Canada

Wonderful Frozen Ice Castle to Open Its Wintry Gates in Canada This winter in the Great White North, experience a majestic winter wonderland in the form of Canada’s very first Ice Castle. The massive winter attraction will be unveiled in Edmonton, Canada at Hawrelak Park on December 30th and will run until mid March (weather permitting).

Incredible Tiniest Train Ever Carved Out Of A Pencil

Incredible Tiniest Train Ever Carved Out Of A PencilArtist Cindy Chinn has  carved a detailed tiny train out of pencil lead. Cool!  The whole art piece can be displayed in a case with its own magnifying glass.

Man-Made Spectacular Waterfalls in Egypt

Man-Made Spectacular Waterfalls in Egypt
The valley of Wadi El-Rayan, 65 km southwest of Fayoum city, in Egypt, is home to two large artificial lakes created to divert excess agricultural drainage water from Fayoum oasis. It is also home to the country’s only waterfalls.

Incredible Svako Motorcycles Transform Classic BMW R100 into Apocalyptic Cafe Racer

Incredible Svako Motorcycles Transform Classic BMW R100 into Apocalyptic Cafe Racer Sicilian custom motorcycle shop svako has turned a typical BMW R100 into an apocalyptic  ‘mad max’ style cafe racer called ‘sbang’. designed to be ridden hard, the bike features actual  bullet holes, and massive heidenau tires for both asphalt and dirt surfaces. svako has hidden  all the wiring within the gas tank, and made a control panel filled with switches for lights and  a key ignitions for easy access. the engine of the ‘R100’ is 1,170 CC twin cylinder boxer.

Picture Of The Day-Man Flinging a Thermos of Hot Tea in Subzero Temperatures

Picture Of The Day-Man Flinging a Thermos of Hot Tea in Subzero TemperaturesTaking advantage of the plummeting winter temperatures and armed with a thermos of hot tea, Ontario-based photographer Michael Davies and his friend Markus set out to capture some dramatic photographs.

Incredible Underwater Creatures Look Like Mini Christmas Trees

Incredible Underwater Creatures Look Like Mini Christmas Trees Christmas isn't only being celebrated on dry land, thanks to some fascinating little creatures who provide a festive touch to the underwater world. This species, scientifically known as Spirobranchus giganteus, most often goes by its colloquial name—the Christmas tree worm. Located in tropical regions across the globe, these creatures build calcium carbonate-based structures that protect them from predators on the prowl.

Spectacular Installation ‘Glowing Trees’ in Hong Kong

Spectacular Installation ‘Glowing Trees’ in Hong Kong Motivated by the perception of hong kong being a groundless city lacking activated  public space, beijing-based firmspatial practice has created ‘glowing trees’. the  installation seeks to transform the oval atrium of the IFC mall by developing a collection of large trees  that wish to catch the attention of potential users. Spectacular Installation ‘Glowing Trees’ in Hong KongSpectacular Installation ‘Glowing Trees’ in Hong Kong

Incredible Greenhouse Self-Sufficiently Purifies the Air

Incredible Greenhouse Self-Sufficiently Purifies the Air Designer Xindong (Jonathan) Che wants to add more greenery to the modern world without the hassle that comes with taking care of plants. That's why he transformed an average hourglass into a miniature greenhouse called Lives Glass.

17 Incredible Drone Photos from Around the World in 2015

17 Incredible Drone Photos from Around the World in 2015 Drone photography captures amazing images that would’ve previously gone unseen with a conventional camera. One of these hi-tech devices, flying over cities and secluded landscapes, offers a different perspective on places both familiar and foreign.

Unbelievable Woman Created a Catering Company to Help Employ Palestinian Refugee Women

Unbelievable Woman Created a Catering Company to Help Employ Palestinian Refugee Women Burj el Burajneh, Lebanon's Women's Program Association leader Mariam Shaar wants to buy a food truck—not just for profit, but to support the Palestinian refugee women she works with. It all started in 2013, when Shaar asked Alfanar—the Arab region's first venture philanthropy organization—to provide her with funds for a catering unit.

Amazing Photos of Real Life Elf On The Shelf

Amazing Photos of Real Life Elf On The Shelf  Photographer Alan Lawrence (who's behind the Wil Can Fly series) is now creatively celebrating the holidays with his 4-month-old son Rockwell. Instead of buying his kids an Elf on the Shelf, the dad instead went in a different direction: he made Rockwell the elf. "We have never had an Elf on the Shelf in our home but the idea has always intrigued me. Parents letting elves in their homes to watch their kids and cause mischief," Lawrence explained to BuzzFeed.

Amazing Tool Dog you can say Man's Best Friend or Best Assistant

Amazing Tool Dog you can say Man's Best Friend or  Best Assistant
Although dogs are traditionally known as man's best friend, there's one pup out there who's earned himself a different title: man's best assistant. Recently, an adorable Dachshund was spotted in a car repair shop wearing an interesting little outfit. On what looks like a repurposed t-shirt with a zipper running down the back are several side pockets containing simple tools. From the looks of the released photographs, the dog sits patiently by a worker as he's fixing a car and allows him to grab the tools when they're needed.

Incredible Photo Shoots on 350ft Cliff Ledge by Extreme Wedding Photographer

Incredible Photo Shoots  on 350ft Cliff Ledge by Extreme Wedding Photographer If you ever feel the desire for a dramatic, adrenaline-fuelled photo shoot, Jay Philbrick of Philbrick Photography is the man to call. His stunning photographs are gathered from some very unique angles, high in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, USA.

2015 Comedy Wildlife Photography Award

2015 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards The newly-launched Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards hopes that you’ll chuckle when you see one of their images. You aren’t laughing at them, rather, but with them—these lighthearted photos are meant to be hilarious. The unusual competition combines funny portraits of animals with technical proficiency to showcase works that’ll have you admiring nature’s beauty while smiling at its silliness.

Incredible Dinosaur Egg Candle Melts to “Hatch” an Adorable Baby Raptor

Incredible Dinosaur Egg Candle Melts to “Hatch” an Adorable Baby Raptor With the Hatching Dinosaur Candle, you now have the chance to own an adorable baby raptor…in wax, of course. At first, the product appears as an innocuous 14-centimeter-tall egg, but when lit, it eventually melts away to reveal a creature hiding inside. Once the candle has completely dissolved, this tiny treasure will keep you company and add some prehistoric ambience to your abode.

School Bus Transformed into Home

School Bus Transformed into Home Patrick Schmidt quit his job, bought a 1990 school bus from a California church, and aimed to create a skoolie: a school bus that's revamped for non-school purposes. When he first bought the bus in March, he decided to name it "Big Blue" and then drove it to his parents' Las Vegas home. With help from his dad, Schmidt tirelessly worked to transform Big Blue into a mobile tiny home.

Spectacular Dapper "Fashion Santa" Models Stylish Winter Clothing

Spectacular Dapper "Fashion Santa" Models Stylish Winter Clothing TheYorkdale Centrein Toronto, Canada has a refreshingly different take on jolly old St. Nicholas. They’ve created a clever holiday campaign that pictures Santa Claus as a dapper, older gentleman posing in the latest winter fashions. ModelPaul Masononly resembles the iconic figure with his crisp white hair and beard, as he foregoes the typical red suit, giant belt buckle, and chunky boots. Instead, Mason dons ensembles from stylish designers such as John Varvatos, Hugo Boss, and Burberry.

Prairie Dog Couple Has Charming Adventures with Their Adorable Interspecies Family

Adorable Photos Prairie Dog Couple Has Charming Adventures with Their Adorable Interspecies Family Who knew that a prairie dog’s life could be so glamorous? Bing and Swarley (aka @prairedogpack) are two adorable rodents that lead a charmed existence, as shown through their popular social media accounts. The duo lives as though every day is a fun Saturday afternoon. They regularly don cute outfits, go on joyrides in tiny cars, take leisurely swims, and enjoy some delicious Starbucks.

Artist Turns Doodles Into Imaginative Works

Artist Turns Doodles Into Imaginative Works Artistic collaborations can happen in unexpected ways—just ask Ruth Oosterman. She has found a unique, creative partnership with her 3-year-old daughter, Eve. Together, they produce beautiful works of art. Through Eve’s vivid imagination and Oosterman’s talent, the colorful paintings are a mix of unrestrained creativity and small, intricate details. The Toronto-based mom calls the ongoing project Collaborations with my Toddler.

Baby Born Photo Shoot by using Star Wars-Themed

Baby Born Photo Shoot by using Star Wars-Themed
How do you celebrate the birth of a baby who rises above the forces of darkness? With a Star Wars-themed photoshoot, of course! Eleven years ago, photographer Trish McCoy's sister Amber Bartlett was devastatingly told that she wouldn't be able to have more children. Since she suffers from an autoimmune disorder, Bartlett must be given biweekly infusions that supplement her body's deficiencies.

Large Pizza Topped with Small Pizza Slices in Brooklyn, New York

Large Pizza Topped with Small Pizza Slices in Brooklyn, New York
Have you ever seen a more meta slice of pizza?Vinnie’s Pizzeriain Brooklyn, New York has created the Mini Vinnie pie, which is a large pizza topped with miniaturized wedges. The tiny slices of the cheesy, doughy Italian staple even come complete with their own toppings and crust, giving you double the pizza-eating pleasure. Yum!