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- 08/15/18--13:50: 38 mind-boggling optical illusions that have stumped the internet
- This tea blooms into a flower in your glass.
- It takes about a minute to bloom and can be re-used as decoration.
- Flora Tea has won over 100 awards for its designs and flavours.
- A man visiting an art museum in fell into a gaping hole that he thought was a two-dimensional painting.
- The man, who is believed to be about 60, was admitted to the hospital for back injuries but has since been released.
- The exhibit, "Descent into Limbo," is an eight-foot hole that is painted black so it appears to be bottomless.
- There are no ropes and barriers, but there are warning signs and visitors must sign a waiver.
- The installation has since been closed for increased security and repairs, as it suffered "a little bit of damage."
- Celebrities like Kim Kardashian West are showing off temporary body modifications on Instagram.
- On Monday, Kardashian West posted a video of herself wearing a glow-in-the-dark necklace that looks like it's embedded under her skin.
- Fashion designer Tan France, Chrissy Teigen, and model Andreja Pejić also shared photos of similar skin-like "implants."
- These unusual accessories are all examples of what you'll see at A. Human, an "immersive theatrical art event" opening on September 5 in New York City.
- Conceived by famed publicist Simon Huck, the interactive exhibit is designed to appear like a shop where you can "buy" body modifications instead of clothes.
- 08/27/18--14:38: A company in Oregon makes decorative tile and hand paints each one
- 08/29/18--07:04: 8 handmade costumes that will stop the show
- 08/29/18--12:28: An Etsy artist makes dinnerware with faces coming out of them
- A controversial US artist has crowdfunded to have a "star" launched into orbit.
- The "temporary satellite", Orbital Reflector, will reflect the Sun's rays back to Earth.
- The installation is meant to be launched on a SpaceX rocket in late October but astronomers are annoyed about space debris and light pollution, which could impede space observation.
- 09/11/18--06:06: An artist from Texas transforms home decor with fluid painting
- Side tables ($159): Baltic birch table top with beveled edge and satin finish, square or round options, measure 19" x 19" x 19" (H) or 19" (diameter) x 19" (H)
- Counter stools ($179): Upholstered with vegan leather, measure 15" x 15" x 25" (H)
- Bar stools ($199): Upholstered with vegan leather, include foot rest, measure 15" x 15" x 30" (H)
- Coffee tables ($249): Baltic birch table top with beveled edge and satin finish, measure 35.75" x 17.75" x 17" (H)
- Benches ($299): Upholstered with vegan leather, measure 44" x 16" x 18" (H)
- Credenzas ($649-$749): Warm natural birch or premium walnut finish, satin finish on door panels, adjustable interior shelf, measure 35.5" x 17.5" x 30" (H) including legs
- Artemii Myasnikov sketched Disney princesses in powerful armor and posted the drawings on Instagram.
- He explained to Buzzfeed that he was inspired to draw the princesses after watching "Disenchantment," an animated show on Netflix.
- Myasnikov noticed that the show's heroine is not a "damsel in distress" like other princesses in pop culture, so he decided to channel that concept into his artwork.
- His series depicts popular Disney princesses like Snow White, Cinderella, Princess Jasmine, Rapunzel, and Ariel.
If you're still hungry for more, INSIDER rounded up a mix of classic optical illusions, baffling viral photos, and mind-boggling designs that'll leave your head spinning and illustrate how our brains process and interpret color, peripheral vision, size, and more.
One quick note: We've included explanations for many of the images, so scroll down slowly if you don't want to spoil the illusion.
The amorphous shape at the bottom of this painting has confused people for centuries.
Titled "The Ambassadors," this painting was finished in 1533 by German artist Hans Holbein the Younger. It's currently on display at the National Museum in London, UK.
When you look at the painting head-on, you'll see what appears to be a large, deformed object at the bottom. But when viewed from a particular angle, the blob turns into a human skull before your eyes.
According to researcher Phillip Kent, this painting is one of the most famous examples of an anamorphosis — an irregularly shaped image that appears in its "true" form when viewed in an "unconventional" way — in art.
What color are the circles in this photo?
Despite what you may see, it turns out all the circles are actually the same color. "The differences are subtle, though, and depend on the size of the image when it's viewed," Dr. Novick tweeted.
Dr. Novick's image, which he calls "Confetti," is an example of a classic optical illusion known as a Munker illusion. According to Danish professor Michael Bach, the Munker illusion reveals how much our perception of color is influenced by other surrounding colors.
At first glance, this photo seems to depict a man leaning over and embracing a woman who is sitting at her desk.
In May, a Twitter user named CJ Fentroy posted a picture of what appears to be two coworkers laughing and hugging. It also looks like the guy in the photo is rocking a light blue shirt, white skinny jeans, and black heels while the woman is wearing a plaid shirt in shades of magenta.
It's a cute but otherwise uneventful photo that you might just scroll past online if it weren't for Fentroy's caption. "At first, I thought he was wearing the heels," the Twitter user wrote.
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Flora Tea makes about 500,000 tea balls a year which are sold all around the world.
After blooming, the teas taste of just like green tea but with a floral twist.
A wide range of flowers are used such as marigold, jasmine, and rose.
Produced by Amanda Villa-Lobos.
"I know I draw in an almost sculptural manner, and my expression is of a topographical nature," he told INSIDER.
Keep reading to see examples of Krull's work and learn more about his artistic process.
The son of artists, Krull grew up surrounded by art.
His Danish father and Polish mother met at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland. Following in their footsteps, Krull attended the Academy in the '90s for a Master's program.
"Most kids stop drawing at some point, maybe because they see that grownups generally don't really draw anymore," Krull said.
But he never stopped.
But for Krull, drawing remained a part of his identity into adulthood.
"My ambition has never been to become an artist, but rather I focus on what kind of an artist I want to be," he said.
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Isn't it just so awkward when you look into the void and then the void sucks you in?
The man, who is believed to be about 60, was admitted to the hospital for back injuries but has since been released, according to The Times UK.
The man was viewing "Descent into Limbo," which is an eight-foot hole that is painted black so it appears to be bottomless. The piece was created by British sculptor Anish Kapoor in 1992.
There are no ropes or barriers around the installation, but there are warning signs around it and visitors must sign a waiver before viewing it, The Times reported.
Despite all of this, people have previously wondered if the hole is real, per The Times. But this man's fall seems to have settled that debate.
The installation has since been closed for repairs, as it suffered "a little bit of damage," a spokesperson told The Times. It is expected to open up in a few days, per the outlet. Kapoor has been made aware of the incident, the spokesperson told the outlet.
As they say, life imitates art imitates a corny comic book trope.
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Some parents hang their kids' drawings on the fridge. Tom Curtis uses them to create images of his own.
Thanks to Curtis' Photoshop skills, every squiggly line and disproportionate limb takes on a creepy but charming quality when rendered in a more realistic form.
Tom Curtis works in content marketing in the UK, but it's his own content that's going viral.
On his Instagram account @thingsihavedrawn, he takes his son's drawings...
And uses Photoshop to bring them to life.
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Several celebrities have taken to Instagram to show off realistic skin "implants" that look straight out of a fantasy world.
As TMZ spotted, on Monday, Kim Kardashian West shared a series of videos on her Instagram story in which she wears an unusual accessory.
In the clips, the KKW Beauty founder focuses the camera on a glow-in-the-dark necklace that looks like it's embedded under her skin, as you can see in the posts below by kimkardashiansnap, an Instagram account that archives Kardashian West's Instagram stories.
Monday afternoon, model Chrissy Teigen showed off a similar skin-like "implant" in a video on her Instagram story. In the brief clip, the "Lip Sync Battle" host looks like she has feathers sprouting from her chest.
Fashion designer Tan France and supermodel Andreja Pejić also shared photos featuring temporary body modifications on their respective Instagram accounts.
France, who currently stars in Netflix's "Queer Eye," posted a photo of himself wearing a skin-like ruffled collar with jagged crystals sticking out of the side. Pejić's "implant," captured below by photographer Louie Banks, makes it look like she has blue horns sticking out of her shoulders.
These skin-like 'implants' are pieces from an upcoming art exhibit
As Kardashian West, Teigen, France, and Pejić mentioned on Instagram, the other-worldly accessories are examples of what you'll see at A. Human, an "immersive theatrical art event" opening on September 5 in New York City.
Conceived by famed publicist Simon Huck, who has been a longtime friend of Kardashian West, the interactive exhibit is designed to appear like a shop where you can "buy" body modifications instead of clothes. In place of pumps or wedges, for example, you'll be able to browse through "biological heels" that are meant to be embedded in the bottom of your feet.
France's skin-like collar, as seen above, is a piece from A. Human called "The Tudor." According to Pejić's Instagram post, her shoulder horns were made as a collaboration between A. Human and designer Nicola Formichetti for her upcoming Pinnacle Spring/Summer 2019 collection.
Speaking to INSIDER, Huck said A. Human was born out of a desire to explore the relationship between self-expression and fashion "in a way that's never been done before."
"The exhibition is not meant to be dark or scary," Huck said. "It's a playful space that we want to be thought-provoking. The entire experience is really delivered in a fun, tongue-in-cheek way."
He continued: "We really want to spark imagination and provoke conversation throughout this entertainment experience."
"A. Human is about the freedom to explore this world and live in this world in any way you choose," Huck told Vogue.
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A controversial US artist is on track to have his crowdfunded "star" launched into orbit aboard a SpaceX rocket — a rocket from the same company that sent a Tesla Roadster hurtling through the galaxy to mostly widespread cheers of acclaim earlier this year.
Trevor Paglen has toiled over his latest work "Orbital Reflector" for 10 years and, as you can probable tell by now, it isn't a star; the 33-metre reflective obelisk is an installation.
The artist takes his work seriously and so should we: he's made a name for himself and won several prestigious awards by focusing on mass surveillance. Having written several books about the CIA and secrecy in the US, he also once sent 100 pictures hurtling through space for other civilisations to find.
When released, Paglen's work will be monitored for three months, because that's how long you'll be able to see it shining at night as it orbits the Earth every 90 minutes, 560km above us.
But two months before it's even released, it's already causing a fuss.
Technically, it's a "temporary satellite". Paglen has called upon a $76,000 Kickstarter donation, the Nevada Museum of Art, and aerospace company Spaceflight Industries to create it. When it's finished, it will have cost somewhere in the order of $1.3 million to create.
The diamond-shaped polyethylene balloon is coated with titanium dioxide to make it as shiny as possible. It will be packed into a CubeSat and when it reaches its destination, a carbon dioxide charge will inflate it.
As long as it stays up without disintegrating — and that should be at least two months — it will reflect the Sun's rays back to Earth, which means you'll definitely be able to see it at night.
Some astronomers — and journalists — are annoyed about that, because we've got enough debris surrounding our planet without deliberately adding to it. And apparently, even just one extra shiny object can cause enough light pollution to get in the way of serious scientific observation.
The point is, it's not just one extra object. Earlier this year, New Zealand startup Rocket Lab pretty much smuggled a massive disco ball into space, but it didn't last as long as they thought it would and disintegrated after about two months.
"It's the space equivalent of someone putting a neon advertising billboard right outside your bedroom window," Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, told Gizmodo.
So it's possible we're seeing the start of a bit of a run on space as a new frontier for art. And quite likely, advertising.
"What this calls for is a more detailed and widespread engagement of moral and ethical implications of space exploration, as well as an internationally acknowledged legislation on space and its responsible usage," Dr Daniel Brown, an astrophysicist at Nottingham Trent University, told The Times.
Space debris is certainly a problem that humans seem to be doing their best to ignore, because thinking about it too much might get in the way of cool projects like blanketing the Earth with tens of thousands of nanosatellites giving us all amazing internet coverage.
But that's exactly the point of Orbital Reflector. It's supposed to make us more aware of all that activity way up there that's driving our lives down here. "By transforming 'space' into 'place',"the project website says, "it makes visible the invisible, thereby rekindling our imaginations and fueling potential for the future."
Paglen recently responded to critics in an email to artnet, saying:
"It's incredibly unlikely that Orbital Reflector would move through the field-of-view of a telescope right in the middle of an important observation and thereby ruin the observation."
And why, he asks, is it any more of a problem for stargazers than any of the other hundreds (soon to be thousands) of satellites due to launch every year?
Paglen still doesn't have clearance from the US Federal Communications Commission to place his CubeSat aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket but it's due to be launched as early as late October.
At least Paglen can assure us that his space junk will burn up within a couple of months.
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For nine days, Black Rock City, Nevada, is overtaken by 70,000 people to become Burning Man, one of the wildest art events in the world.
This was the event's 33rd year on the desert playa, and it included hundreds of art installations, musical acts, and workshops. This year's theme was "I, Robot," named for Isaac Asimov's science-fiction novel — and much of the artwork reflected a computerized aesthetic.
Here's what it was like:
Burning Man takes place each year at the end of the summer. Up to 70,000 people gather from all over the world to become temporary residents of Black Rock City, Nevada.
The temperature in the desert can reach up to 100 degrees, and shade is scarce.
On the first day of the event, a windstorm swept the playa.
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At online art store Society6, you can find unique and beautiful designs by independent artists splayed across nearly every type of product imaginable — from standard art prints and phone cases to the less common koozies and bath mats.
Recently, Society6 made an even stronger push to bring art to life by introducing an ambitious home category: furniture.
By extending into this category, Society6 plays up mid-century modern-inspired furniture design with a fun and refreshing burst of creativity and style. It's a reminder that furniture doesn't only have to be the oft-overlooked vehicle that merely holds and displays art. In fact, it can be the piece of art itself that invites attention and conversation.
The new line launched with six types of furniture:
With all of the pieces, you can choose between black or gold steel legs.
There are thousands of different prints to consider, so it's safe to say the next time your guests walk into your home, they won't remark that they have the exact same coffee table. Whether you start with an accent piece like a side table or opt for the centerpiece of a credenza, you'll feel like the inside of your home actually reflects your personality.
All the furniture is custom-made and printed to order in the US, and arrives to you one to two weeks after the order is placed. With the exception of the credenza, which requires two people and a more involved process to put together, the pieces are easy to assemble.
We've rounded up some of our favorite designs from Society6's furniture collection below, or you can shop all furniture directly here. Remember, you can order any of the designs below on the piece of furniture of your choice.
A bench that highlights the simple beauty of line art
A colorful, retro-inspired coffee table
A side table you can't tear your eyes away from
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Exactly 10 years ago, Lehman Brothers collapsed into administration. It was the biggest bankruptcy in the history of the United States and the defining event of the financial crisis, which ravaged the global economy between 2007 and 2009. As the anniversary of the collapse arrives, a new production of The Lehman Trilogy — a play about the bank's 150-year history — is being staged in London. Wallpaper* spoke to set director Es Devlin about her "revolving masterpiece." The interview has been reproduced in full below.
Few theatre sets deliver the modernist doctrine – form follows function – quite as effectively as Es Devlin’s revolving masterpiece for the National Theatre’s current hit The Lehman Trilogy, directed by Sam Mendes. This three-hour parable about the inexorable rise and devastating crash of American capitalism, told through three generations of a family of Bavarian Jewish immigrants, has received widespread critical acclaim and will transfer to New York’s Park Avenue Armory for a limited season in March (22 March - 20 April) 2019. Stefano Massini’s play debuted in Paris in 2013 and has been staged in Italy and Germany since then, but it’s Mendes’ 2018 London production that will prove the most memorable with Devlin’s glowing monochrome office imprinted in your mind long after you leave the Lyttelton.
Ben Power’s adaptation of Stefano Massini’s play is concise and lyrical, brought vigorously to life by Nick Powell’s score and a triumvirate of leading British actors. Simon Russell Beale, Ben Miles and Adam Godley deliver this three-hander in the third person, segueing deftly between a variety of characters – from screaming infants to blushing brides – as they narrate this dynastic saga of boom and bust which spans a 164-year period.
Critics have singled out Devlin’s cinematic set for praise, and rightfully so. Essentially a rotating glass box masquerading as the archetypal modern office, with video designer Luke Halls’ digital panorama projected zoetrope-like behind – it’s so much more than mere scene-setting backdrop, especially given the fact that the narrative traverses centuries and continents. This skeletal glass-and-steel structure plays a starring role: it’s the dynamic force that drives the characters, action and plot from the expansive cotton fields of rural Alabama to the final day of reckoning in the fast-paced urban jungle of Wall Street in 2008.
Devlin has worked with what she calls ‘kinetic sculpture’ before, but the main inspiration for the rotating set came from Massini’s text and in particular Henry Lehman’s description of Manhattan when he first arrives off the transatlantic liner as a ‘magical musical box’. This concept was developed during the pre-production process in collaboration with Powell, Halls and Mendes. ‘Sam rehearsed with the revolving box from the start and wove it into the text, music and movement,’ Devlin says, ‘treating this as an evolving devised dance piece in which the revolving room becomes the fourth dancer.’
In an early meeting, Mendes wrote a list of precepts on a board in Devlin’s studio (pictured above). The other words of wisdom that determined the pared-back design concept were a hand-me-down from legendary American film director Sydney Pollack, who once told Mendes: ‘The audience will go to hell and back with you a bus – as long as it says “Hell” on the bus.’
The clarity and power of this production derive from the newsprint palette (hyper-saturated colour is used only for the characters’ dream sequences) and masculine sparseness of the office set, which comprises three interconnecting spaces. Modelled largely on a midcentury modern office, it only contains the ‘physical vocabulary of a boardroom’: a large table, Eames 117 aluminium swivel chairs, an Arco lamp, marker pens, a vase of white tulips and stacks of the distinctive grey cardboard Bankers Boxes that Lehman Brothers’ employees departed with when the bank collapsed in 2008.
This austere set liberates the actors and script through improvisation. As the play opens – in naturalistic colour – with a janitor in the Lehman Brothers boardroom on the eve of the bank’s collapse, the palette shifts to monochrome as the audience is then swept back to 1844 as the founding brother arrives and uses the smallest corner of the office, stacking boxes, to set up his shop in Alabama. Later the set becomes the Lehmans’ New York office of 1860. At various points the brothers scrawl their evolving company name on the glass walls, signposting the plot and growth of the company – like Pollack’s ‘Hell’ on the bus.
It’s minimal, but incredibly versatile, as Devlin explains. ‘The Bankers Boxes become important building blocks, the boardroom table becomes a stage within a stage, the marker pens stand for paintbrushes, the ashtray for a ritual candle, the office flowers used and reused to relate generations of Lehman suitors.’ In fact this restrained vocabulary of objects serves to highlight the narrative. ‘It throws the emphasis back into the poetry of the text. Once the audience understands that an object stands for whatever the actors tells us it stands for, we accept the objects and tune more deeply into the language.’
Throughout the play, the actors – who document the marriages and deaths of the Lehmans – remain in 19th-century frock coats, a haunting detail that as Devlin points out, suggests ‘the room itself had a memory and were recounting all it had seen’. While the office never changes, Halls’ projected photographic vistas (part of the concept from the start) do, reflecting the location and key points in the plot, with the horizon as a constant. ‘The glass walls of the revolving box behave as a lens through which to view the ever-shifting context of the story,’ says Devlin. This panorama memorably flatlines at one point to signify the start of the Great Crash of 1929, channelling the play’s metaphor of the tightrope walker (depicted on the poster), who, like the stock market, dramatically falls on Black Thursday.
In the third act, these visuals blur, as the office spins at a dizzying pace. The bank is no longer run by family, based on longstanding relationships or respectful tradition, but by risk-taking traders operating in a deregulated market – with disastrous consequences. The finale is as abrupt as Lehman Brothers’ 2008 fate; the stage returns to naturalistic colour with the office full of staff, cardboard boxes in arms, awaiting the inevitable news. The phone rings, the play ends.
Artist Artemii Myasnikov has been getting a lot of attention lately for the artwork he’s posted to Instagram. A beautiful blend of fantasy and tech, with some images clearly inspired by the world of comics, Myasnikov’s most recent series focuses on an unlikely source: Disney princesses.
Myaskinov has given those beloved characters an amazing upgrade by reimagining them as armored warriors. Is it any wonder the series is going viral?
“One night we were watching the ‘Disenchantment’ series and we started a discussion on what we like/dislike about the main character,” he told BuzzFeed. “One of the things we both liked is how she’s not a damsel in distress, unlike most of the princesses in Disney movies.”
Inspired by the idea of a Disney princess who could kick butt, Myasnikov drew an updated Snow White, because he considered her to be “the most damsel-in-distress-y princess ever.”
Myasnikov’s Snow White was wildly popular, collecting more than 12,000 likes so far, and he went on to draw even more princesses, incorporating aspects of their originally conceived character into his new designs.
For example, check out Ariel riding into battle on a seriously beefed-up Sebastian:
And I am terrified by this Cinderella, who has crushed her glass slipper in her bare hand:
I sort of dig the way Rapunzel’s doing her hair lately:
And my personal favorite is Jasmine, who is swooping in to save the day atop the magic carpet she has obviously carpet-jacked from Aladdin:
Who needs a prince?
Myasnikov, who is based in St. Petersburg, Russia, is incredibly talented, and I am ready and eager to throw all of my money at him for prints. You can see the whole series in Myasnikov’s Instagram feed.
This isn’t the first time we’ve been wowed by reimagined Disney princesses on Instagram. Remember Jirka Vinse Jonatan Väätäinen, the artist who painted what Disney princesses would look like in real life?
Which fictional characters do you think Myasnikov should turn in fearless warriors next?