Tolkien’s Art Is As Rich And Beautiful As His Stories. Why Don’t We Ever See It?

October 6, 2017

J.R.R. Tolkien needs no introduction, of course. The author of the seminal Lord of the Rings trilogy, along with many other works on Middle Earth, is a household name and a favorite of kids and adults alike. His incredible imagination, spurred by years of studying the ancient cultures of Europe, created an entire unique universe. …but he wasn’t just a writer. He created a visual record of his work as…


These Globetrotters Document Their Travels In A Really Cool Way.

September 7, 2017

Peter Sedlacik and Zuzu Galova run the blog “Lens Between Us,” which documents their travels through photography. Specifically, they take pictures of themselves taking a picture of the other. It may seem confusing, but their photos feature some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. They really have a great sense of what makes for a perfect backdrop. Not only that, but the “behind the scenes” aspect adds depth…


Artists Have Just Recreated Van Gogh’s Bedroom, And You Can Spend The Night

August 27, 2017

When it comes to traveling on a budget, Airbnb is a thrifty adventurer’s best friend. If you’re not familiar with the service, this site connects travelers with people who are renting out rooms (and sometimes entire homes) in their destination city. It’s a great way to save some money and avoid the cookie-cutter atmosphere of chain hotels. That uniqueness is what drives more and more people to Airbnb every day,…


This Guy Turns Unwashed, Dirty Trucks Into Art. Stop Washing Your Car!

July 27, 2017

This project is nothing but filth… and a guy’s finger… and an incredibly creative mind. “The Great Traveling Art Exhibition” by Ben Long is a continuous series where the artist uses nothing but his digits and grime to craft beautiful images on the rear door of freight trucks. Sorry, people who use a dirty automobile to draw something vulgar, but your genius has been outdone. Long began this project to…


Artist Creates Magical Storybook Worlds–Literally

July 23, 2017

Emma Taylor is a lover of books, not only for the stories they hold inside, but as beautiful objects as well. It might seem strange, then, that showing her appreciation of them involves scissors and glue, but we think that in the end, her love of books shines right through.  Taylor uses books, particularly older ones, as a platform to create paper sculptures of incredible detail. Usually, the sculptures, which are…


This Is What Would Happen If Disney Characters Dressed Up On Halloween.

July 22, 2017

It’s fun to think of your favorite characters as though they were everyday people. You can even imagine what they’d do if Halloween was right around the corner. That’s exactly what artist Isaiah Stephens was thinking about when he created his Halloween series. It features some beloved Disney characters donning other iconic outfits for what we can only imagine is a pretty amazing, if fictional, Halloween ball.  Rapunzel as Sailor Moon…


Some Of The Best Art In The World Was Actually Created By Animals.

June 16, 2017

I’ve always wanted to be an artist. Something about being creative is just so inspiring. What’s even more inspiring? Animals who are just as determined as I am to be creative.  Some of these animals were so artistic, they were able to create some stunning works of art. (Although, these works of art may be stunning only because they were created by animals.) Either way, this is incredibly neat: Gorilla SparkNotes…


This Artist’s Passion Project Evolved Into A Masterful Series Of Tiny Paintings

June 12, 2017

As creators continue to harness their abilities, the inclination to go bigger is part of what’s become a natural progression — and that makes sense in a world that equates larger-than-life works of art to larger-than-life talent. One artist by the name of Dina Brodksy, however, proves that creating small, painstakingly detailed pieces is certainly no small feat. Her collection of miniatures called Cycling Guide to Lilliput has garnered critical…


A Whimsical Photographer Finds Magic in the Tiniest Places. So Beautiful.

June 1, 2017

Vyacheslav Mishchenko, who goes by Slava, really likes mushrooms. After photography, which is his main passion and one inherited from his father, he counts mushrooms as some of his favorite things, and describes himself as an “avid mushroom hunter.” Naturally, he decided to combine hs two favorite things in the world and the results are incredible. Using macro photography, Mishchenko captures their miniature, magical world, documenting their often overlooked existence as…


20 Photos Of Reflections That Will Blow You Away

May 15, 2017

“Sometimes there is so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can’t take it.” Remember that famous line from the Oscar winner “American Beauty”? Ricky Fitts was quite a dramatic character, but his words ring true. There is a lot of beauty in the world if you take the time to slow down and notice it. These 20 photos could be ordinary scenes if it weren’t for the…