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Hyperrealistic Tattoo Art by Russian Artist Valentina Ryabova

October 22nd, 2014

St. Petersburg-based tattoo artist Valentina Ryabova creates stunningly lifelike portraits. Her work includes portraits of celebrities and famous scenes from movies, as well as animals and portraits of loved ones. Each piece …

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Everyday Objects Transformed Into Clever Sculptures by Gilbert Legrand

October 22nd, 2014

Gilbert Legrand is a French illustrator and sculptor. He takes random everyday objects like rulers, brushes, zippers, or tool and turns them into fun character sculptures. He brings out the character in every object with …

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L.A. Graffiti Artist “Skidrobot” Humanizes Homeless People By Painting Their Dreams

October 22nd, 2014

To raise awareness of the problem of poverty in the streets of Los Angeles, the American street artist Skidrobot decided to go and meet the homeless, and to materialize their dreams and hopes with a few strokes of paint… …

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New Mural by OZMO ft. Lady Liberty and Michelangelo’s David in Miami

October 22nd, 2014

Italian artist, Ozmo spent a total of six days working on his latest mural in Miami. Measuring 30 x 6 meters, the gigantic piece depicts realistic renditions of the Statue of Liberty next to Michelangelo’s sculpture …

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Illustrations by Marcello Vargas-Machuca Puell

Illustrations by Marcello Vargas-Machuca Puell

October 22nd, 2014

Vintage illustrations by Peru based illustrator Marcello Vargas-Machuca Puell. More illustrations

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Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Nestled amidst a neighborhood of single story bungalows in Venice, California, the Solar Umbrella Residence boldly establishes a precedent for the next generation of California modernist architecture. Located on a 41’ wide x 100’-0” long through lot, the Solar Umbrella addition transforms the architects’ existing 650 square foot bungalow into a 1900 square foot residence equipped for responsible living in the twenty-first century.

Inspired by Paul Rudolph’s Umbrella House of 1953, the Solar Umbrella provides a contemporary reinvention of the solar canopy—a strategy that provides thermal protection in climates with intense exposures. In establishing the program for their residence, which accommodates the couple and their one child chose to integrate into the design, principles of sustainability that they strive to achieve in their own practice. The architects carefully considered the entire site, taking advantage of as many opportunities for sustainable living as possible. Passive and active solar design strategies render the residence 100% energy neutral. Recycled, renewable, and high performance materials and products are specified throughout. Hardscape and landscape treatments are considered for their aesthetic and actual impact on the land. The Brooks Scarpa Residence elegantly crafts each of these strategies and materials, exploiting the potential for performance and sensibility while achieving a rich and interesting sensory and aesthetic experience.

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

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