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40 Shell Tattoos Make You Wonder Sea Life

40 Shell Tattoos Make You Wonder Sea Life

April 26th, 2015

A shell is a hard, protective outer layer of some sea creatures, such as marine mollusks, bivalves, conch, scallop, nautilus, or other sea snails. The shell of these creatures is part of their skeletal system for muscle encase …

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Historic Photos Of Norwegian Fishing Villages Mixed with Present-Day

Historic Photos Of Norwegian Fishing Villages Mixed with Present-Day

April 26th, 2015

Norwegian photographer Hebe Robinson has created an impressive photo series titled “Echoes,” created unsing photos from descendents of the original Norwegian fishing village Lofoten residents. image via

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United Nude’s Shoe Concept At Milan Design Week 2015

United Nude’s Shoe Concept At Milan Design Week 2015

April 26th, 2015

United Nude+3D Systems presented innovative and unusual shoes at Milan Design Week 2015. Created by a select group of the worlds leading architects and designers. image via image via

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Awesome Art by Regition

Awesome Art by Regition

April 24th, 2015

Set of amazing digital anime artworks by Regition, an artist from Taiwan. Visit Regition

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Chic Fashion Illustrations by Kelly Smith

Chic Fashion Illustrations by Kelly Smith

April 24th, 2015

Tasmania, Australia based freelance illustrator Kelly Smith has been working on fashion projects since her education of Fine Art from The Tasmanian School of Art. Her latest works here are series of chic fashion and beauty …

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Floating

Is it possible to view space without positioning humans in it? Humans – that is ourselves. Can we look at space in its purity without instinctively projecting human situations, relations onto it? Looking at the artworks, one might get the impression that the series examines the relationship between mankind and space given that the pictures depict solitary figures floating in vast spans of space. But as the concept of solitude describes the relationship between the individual and the outside world – i.e. the first person singular and them -, so do the figures in the pictures depict the relation between the individual and the outside world rather than that of mankind and space. Physical space is merely a segment of the world but the backgrounds depicted symbolise the outside world in a much broader sense.

All the photographs show humans in an artificial, man-built environment, which offers a number of possible associations: man versus building as small versus large, temporary versus permanent, living versus lifeless. The spacious buildings shown in the pictures provide the background to social relationships. Serving as social settings, they inherently require a certain set of behavioural patterns, a degree of self-control and adaptation of man, which will – in all cases – be coupled with a certain level of sacrifice. This is particularly true of the old buildings, whose venerable elegance, monumental character invoking ancient times and ancestors enhance the sense of pressure to display behaviour that is considered acceptable and desirable. Spaces thus become symbols of these restrictive conditions of belonging to a community, barriers of self-expression and self-assertion, and limitation on our independence. The figures depicted in the photographs are physically detached from every single corner of the given building serving as backgrounds as if freeing themselves from barriers of communal existence. Their relaxed posture, however, tells about their loneliness being a more deliberate and calm introversion, a kind of self-imposed temporary solitude rather than hopeless and aggressive isolation. They seem to be floating in a surreal freedom of their own making.

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