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Eco-Friendly Designer Transforms Garbage Into Glamorous Outfits

By Meera Dolasia on February 23, 2015
Eco-Friendly Designer Transforms Garbage Into Glamorous Outfits

Most artists have a favorite material they like to work with. For 28-year-old Kristen Alyce it happens to be trash. The eco-conscious designer uses her incredible talent to transform garbage like empty drink bottles and Skittles wrappers into glamorous outfits that sell for thousands of dollars.

Frank Gehry's Latest Design Is Being Compared To A "Crumpled Brown Paper Bag"

By Meera Dolasia on February 8, 2015
Frank Gehry's Latest Design Is Being Compared To A "Crumpled Brown Paper Bag"

Frank Gehry is famous for his offbeat architectural designs like the enormous glass sails of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris and the titanium fish scales of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. His latest building, the first in Australia, is as radical - so much so that critics have likened it to a crumpled brown paper bag.

Beachbot, The World's Most Adorable Sand Artist

By Allegra Staples on January 27, 2015
Beachbot, The World's Most Adorable Sand Artist

The world is filled with extremely talented sand artists - people that can masterfully carve up giant castles, sculptures and even paintings, using just sand and water. But very few are as adorable as Beachbot - a robot which will keep the audience entertained as it scurries around creating beautiful masterpieces.

Why The Purple Irises In Van Gogh's ‘Field With Irises Near Arles’ Are Turning Blue

By Meera Dolasia on December 16, 2014
Why The Purple Irises In Van Gogh's ‘Field With Irises Near Arles’ Are Turning Blue

The "Field with irises near Arles" is one of Dutch artist Van Gogh's most famous paintings. Believed to have been the first of the 130 paintings the artist created while at the Saint Paul-de-Mausole asylum in Saint-Remy, France, it is amongst his most recognized and coveted masterpieces. Not surprisingly, the painting has been extremely well-preserved and looks as good as when the artist first painted it, except for one thing - the once purple irises have started to turn blue.

ICEHOTEL's 25th Makeover Is Spectacular!

By Meera Dolasia on November 30, 2014
ICEHOTEL's 25th Makeover Is Spectacular!

Though all hotels undergo periodic renovations, very few do it as frequently as Sweden's ICEHOTEL, which is rebuilt every year. That's because as the name indicates, the hotel is carved entirely from ice blocks that melt into a giant puddle of water, when the temperatures warm up. And while each rendition of ICEHOTEL is special, the 2014 version is even more so, given that the unique destination is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Contemporary Artist Concetta Antico's Vividly Colorful World

By Allegra Staples on November 3, 2014
Contemporary Artist Concetta Antico's Vividly Colorful World

Artists generally have a better perception of colors than the average person. However, very few can discern colors quite like Concetta Antico, a San Diego-based contemporary artist. That's because this talented painter happens to be a tetrachromat - a select group of people that have the ability to distinguish 100 million nuances of color, an astounding hundred times what a normal person can observe! This means that their world is full of vivid colors that most of us will never experience.

Video Of The Week - OK Go's Latest Music Video Will Have You Twirling Umbrellas

By Meera Dolasia on October 27, 2014
Video Of The Week - OK Go's Latest Music Video Will Have You Twirling Umbrellas

Los Angeles-based alternative rock band OK Go first rose to fame in 2006 with the release of the music video of their song "Here it Goes Again". While the song was good, what made it special was the fact that the four musicians performed the song, whilst dancing atop fast-moving treadmills. Viewed more than 50 million times on YouTube, the video became one of the year's biggest hits and even won a Grammy.

Video Of The Week - Nikola Tesla Portrait "Painted" With Electricity

By Meera Dolasia on October 20, 2014
Video Of The Week - Nikola Tesla Portrait "Painted" With Electricity

Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla is known for many brilliant innovations. However his biggest contribution to the world was the invention of the alternating current without which, we would not have electricity in our homes today! It is therefore only fitting that as a tribute to the brilliant man, American artist Phil Hansen decided to create a portrait of him using just electric sparks.

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