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    'Latte Revolution'

    Eight people walking with lattes in hand; an intersection full of people carrying balloons; eight people yawning at once. These scenes lie somewhere between fantasy and reality, says photographer Peter Funch.

    Funch’s best-known work, "Babel Tales," combines multiple photos from locations in Manhattan to create uncanny coincidences.

    "Humans most often can only experience time in a linear manner," Funch said in a 2013 interview. "Breaking away from a linear perspective of time does not make an image 'untrue.’"

    Funch has experimented with temporal perspective in other series, taking simultaneous pictures of an event from multiple perspectives and recreating postcards in modern photos. He shared a selection from "Babel Tales" below.

    SEE ALSO: These clever photos show how faces change as they age

    DON'T MISS: 10 photo visualizations that reveal hidden worlds

    "Memory Lane"



    "Screaming Dreamers"



    "Hommage A Ellis." Says Funch: "This is taken right when Recession hit America in 2008 outside Wall Street on the Friday when it was Halloween." See if you can spot the psycho killer.



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    Sarah Hardy Natterjack Toads Chocolate

    Sarah Hardy is a trained sculptor.

    She worked with food — and more specifically cakes — for years before realizing that chocolate is an ideal medium for sculpting.

    For the past year and a half, Hardy has been creating chocolates that look incredibly life-like — everything from human hearts to fossils.

    Keep scrolling to see her masterpieces and read her story.

    Hardy describes herself as a "lover of natural history and chocolate."



    "I grew up playing in a river, a field, or in the back rooms of my mother’s antique shop, and, as a bit of a loner, I explored things in detail."



    Before discovering chocolate, Hardy was crafting stunningly realistic cakes, like this dead pheasant cake.



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    Artist_STILL

    We are hiring story producing intern with a focus on art and design for INSIDER, a new publication that delivers stories to readers across digital platforms.

    The role includes pitching, researching and producing scripts for INSIDER videos with a focus on style and beauty. Recent examples include videos about a cabinet made from 400 swiveling planks and an artist who's the "queen of yarn bombing."

    Story producing interns work closely with video editors, but they do not need to have video-editing experience. We're looking for ambitious reporters who can find and chase great stories, and relay them to our audience in a compelling way.

    This internship position is at our Flatiron headquarters in New York City. It starts in January 2016 and runs for six months. Interns are encouraged to work full-time (40 hours a week) if their schedule allows.

    Our interns are an integral part of our team. We seek out self-starters and people who are enthusiastic about collaborating with video producers, social media editors, and other team members.

    At INSIDER, our motto is "Life is an adventure." We tell stories for, about, and by people who seize life. That means they love to travel, try new foods, listen to new music, and fight for what’s right — and they admire people who do the same. INSIDER is distributed across social media, including FacebookTwitterInstagram, Snapchat, and YouTube , as well as on the web.

    If this sounds like you're dream job, apply here with a resume and cover letter telling us why you're a fit for INSIDER and detailing your interest in art and design.

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    Chicago Architecture Tour

    We are hiring an Art & Design Story Producer for INSIDER, a new publication that delivers stories to readers across digital platforms.

    Story producers are responsible for pitching and producing videos seen by INSIDER's 26 million followers on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms.Recent art and design videos include one about a cabinet made from 400 swiveling planks and another about an artist who's the "queen of yarn bombing." Story producers are an integral part of our video team and work closely with editors, but they do not need to know how to edit video.

    The ideal candidate is an ambitious reporter who can find and chase great stories, and relay them to our audience in a compelling way. He or she is passionate about social video, has tons of great ideas, and has a proven interest in art and design. Candidates should have at least one year of experience in a full-time reporting or production role.

    At INSIDER, our motto is "Life is an adventure." We tell stories for, about, and by people who seize life. That means they love to travel, try new foods, listen to new music, and fight for what’s right — and they admire people who do the same.

    INSIDER is distributed across social media, including FacebookTwitterInstagram, Snapchat, and YouTube , as well as on the web.

    This is a full-time role in our Flatiron, New York City headquarters. If this sounds like your dream job, APPLY HEREwith a resume and cover letter explaining why you are the perfect fit to produce art and design videos for INSIDER.

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    NOW WATCH: How the ‘perfect body’ for men has changed over the last 150 years


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    While advancements in technology may have people constantly looking at their phones, pop-up books seem to withstand the test of time. Matthew Reinhart is a skilled pop-up book designer who has worked with a number of different brands that fans love, including "Game of Thrones,""Star Wars," and Lego. We spoke with Matthew about his work and all of the steps involved in creating one of his masterpieces. There's a lot more involved than you might think. You can follow Matthew on Twitter and Facebook.

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    When Annie Leibovitz — perhaps the world's most well-known portrait photographer — sat down to shoot Secretary Hillary Clinton in her office in 2009, a paperweight on the wooden desk caught her eye.

    It read in capital letters, "Never, Never, Never Give Up."

    "This is a powerful moment to be photographing women. I now see, especially in this work, that women are presenting themselves in a way I’ve never seen before — with a sense of strength and dignity," Leibovitz tells Business Insider.

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    Leibovitz shot the photo for a 2009 Vogue cover story, but now it appears again in her latest series and most personal project, "Women: New Portraits."

    The series, which premiered in New York City on November 18, is an update to her 1999 project "Women," a book collaboration with her partner of 15 years, Susan Sontag, who died in 2004.

    For the past year, Leibovitz has been taking powerful photos of new subjects, including Serena and Venus Williams, Adele, Malala Yousafzai, and Caitlyn Jenner. She's also teaming up with Gloria Steinem, a political activist who was a prominent leader in the feminist movement in the '60s and '70s.

    Compared to the 1999 project, "New Portraits" features a more diverse representation of women "who are in our collective conscious and who have achieved something," Leibovitz says. One of her favorite portraits in the updated series is of Andrea Medina, a human rights lawyer who defends murdered and missing women in Mexico City.annieUnlike the 1999 series and other Leibovitz exhibitions, "New Portraits" is also moving beyond the printed page and museums. Each exhibition takes place in "pop-up" sites, in buildings going through renovations. The audience is also invited to engage in "talking circles" led by Steinem, which have focused on issues that range from women's marginalization in Silicon Valley to rising female incarceration in the US.

    "One of the many problems with museums is that people are atomized," Steinem tells BI. The talking circles are meant to be "communal experiences that elicit people's stories."

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    A couple hundred people attended the talking circle when the exhibition was in San Francisco, she adds.

    Photos are always being added (there are now 41 in the series), and Leibovitz keeps of list of women on her wishlist for the series, like Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie, JK Rowling, and an updated portrait of Clinton.

    The traveling exhibition is currently at the former Bayview Correctional Facility, a former women's prison that's being transformed into a hub for women’s groups and services, called the Women's Building. Pinned to a wall, the photos will be there until December 11, until the exhibition moves to its last stop in Zurich.

    Commissioned by the global financial services company UBS, the free exhibition has traveled to eight cities around the world — from San Francisco to Tokyo. But New York's exhibition is the first time Leibovitz has included Clinton's 2009 portrait.

    "Women: New Portraits" — which debuted in London in January — is especially poignant now after Election Day, when Clinton, who advocated for women's rights on the campaign trail, lost to Donald Trump, who has bragged about forcibly kissing women and grabbing their genitals.

    Leibovitz says the idea behind the series was to show "what women look like now, what roles we play." The photos are meant to concentrate on the spirit of someone and their work — rather than just on their appearance.

    "I am really interested in what people do, more than what they look like or who they are," she says. "I like to pull back and see the full body, I like to see that person."

    annieSteinem hopes the series serves as a departure from how women have historically been photographed, especially in mainstream media.

    In photographs, women "have always been younger than the men being displayed," she says. "We're required to have a more artificiality and be valued for our beauty or potential childbearing years. And after that, so long, because our womb is apparently more important than our brains."

    SEE ALSO: 62 of the most powerful Reuters photographs ever taken

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    An assistant professor at Rochester Institute of Technology named Ted Kinsman has invented a machine which converts tiny, low-res images into large portraits using any liquid you choose. While he's tried it with various colored inks, wine and even beer, coffee has become his medium of choice. And it's absolutely mesmerizing to watch. Here's a closer look at the Coffee Drop Printer and how it works.

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    Sam Wanamaker Playhouse globe theatreLondon is pretty much full of awesome things to do. And a lot of them you’ve probably heard all about — seeing the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, getting a bird’s-eye view from the London Eye, touring Buckingham Palace.

    But this list, we’re guessing, does not fall into that category. Some of the items below are outright outrageous, and some are taking place this autumn only. Time to plan that trip.

    1. Rave yourself awake.

    Some days, coffee just isn’t enough. Finally, someone created a way for us to ring in the morning the way we should — by raving. Morning Gloryville is a pop-up, sober, morning dance party with a side of yoga, massage, motivational classes, DJs, organic smoothies, and, of course, coffee — all rolled into one.

    It happens on scheduled mornings throughout the year in different spots, though the headquarters — aka the “mothership” — is Oval Space in East London.

    Get your tickets in advance, because everyone is looking for a way to party away the midweek burnout — and we all want to free-base good vibes.



    2. Go the way of the dodo.

    The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities is what happens when you cross Kickstarter and an artist with #nofilter. Five hundred people managed to create what is now the first museum to open in London since 1901, and the aim is “to present an incoherent vision of the world displayed through wonder.”

    To add to the curiousness, nothing is categorized, labeled, or organized in any fashion — literally everything they have to offer is on display.

    Head over to this eyebrow-raising wunderkammer and you’ll find objects ranging from the sophisticated to the scatological: prison inmates’ doodles, tribal art from New Guinea, dodo bones, and even a casket containing some of the original darkness Moses called down upon Earth (cue eyebrow raise).

    The museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays, and there’s a café, cocktail, and tapas bar on the ground floor to help return you to normalcy when you’re ready.



    3. Find the other London underground.

    Sticking your nose into London’s holes is generally ill-advised, but in this case you’ll be rewarded with a peek into the London of old. Beneath a sewer grate on the traffic island between Old Compton Street and Charing Cross Road are the remains of Little Compton Street.

    Some say it’s just the marker of an old tunnel (and the street was never buried in the first place), but we prefer the theory that in 1896, the street level was raised to build Charing Cross, and Little Compton was no more. Guess you’ll have to take a look to figure it out for yourself…fancy a little urban exploration?



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    Man's ability to think and create structures thousands of times our own size is one of the greatest measures of our civilisation. From the bridges we drive across, to the buildings we work in, to the stadiums we cheer in, architects occupy a central position in day-to-day life.

    Over the years, Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron have designed some of the world's most captivating architectural masterpieces — from Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena to Beijing's Bird's Nest.

    The dounding duo, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, led parallel lives, both studying at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich before forming the company in 1978. In 2001, the pair won the Pritzker Prize, the most prestigious prize for architecture in the world.

    One Pritzker jurist commented, "One is hard put to think of any architects in history that have addressed the integument of architecture with greater imagination and virtuosity.”

    The firm is currently in the middle of a number of large-scale projects, including the second tallest skyscraper in Switzerland and the future stadium for Portsmouth Football Club.

    Herzog & de Meuron are among the most highly respected architects in the world. Below are some of their most awe-inspiring creations, ordered by date of completion:

    Dominus Winery, California, USA (1999) – Nicknamed "the stealth winery" by locals, the structure is formed of thousands of local, basaltic rocks held in steel baskets, which makes it blend into the surrounding landscape.



    Tate Modern, London, England (2000) — Herzog & de Meuron's most famous piece of architecture, the conversion of the Bankside Power Station, cost £134 million and earned the architects a 2008 documentary about their work.



    Prada Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan (2003) — According to the architects' website, "Depending on where the viewer is standing, the body of the building will look more like a crystal."



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    The INSIDER Summary:

    • Little touches around the house take can really update a look.
    • Throw a few decorative pillows on the couch, or some marble coasters on the coffee table. A vintage-looking clock can transform a room.
    • Here are some affordable and chic options from Target.

     

    Who doesn't love a good trip to Target? Between the endless designer collabs and access to pretty much anything you could ever need, it's definitely our fave superstore. But the hidden gem of all the departments is the home section. There are so many incredible décor and furniture buys for seriously good prices that are going to make you doubt ever buying designer again.

    We rounded up 20 Target home items under $10 that are total steals. These are the essentials for decorating on a budget.

    Star Steal

    Need a popping minimalist accent piece for your home? Look no further.

    Threshold
    Porcelain Star Figurine, $7.99, Target.



    Take Note

    A chalkboard is perfect for leaving reminders for your roommates.

    Nate Berkus Magnetic Chalkboard, $9.99, Target.



    Time To Shop

    We can totally see a copper clock in a cool bachelor pad.

    Threshold Wall Clock Copper 6”, $9.49, Target.



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