Maternity Photo

A loving couple, separated by deployment, got the chance to reunite through photography.

Veronica and Brandon Phillips are expecting their first child, but Veronica is currently at home in Florida while Brandon is serving in the Air Force overseas. Because of that, he has missed most of her pregnancy and cannot be there for their baby’s birth.

So when Veronica booked a maternity photo shoot with Jennifer McMahon, a photographer in Miami, Florida, she asked McMahon whether it would be possible to somehow incorporate Brandon into the photos. McMahon said yes and with stunning precision delivered one of the most heartwarming maternity images.

 
Although many are criticising the glorification of soldiers and war, I find the shot pretty awesome. The subject here is art, and this photo is brilliant.

Makeup Illusion

Makeup can be transformational, and for those with sharp skills? Mind-bending. Canadian makeup artist Mimi Choy has once again proven herself the queen of optical illusion makeup by painting a 3D snake onto her lips.

Using just brow liners and a brow pencil, she managed to create one unbelievably lifelike makeup illusion.

The refined lip art’s 3D effect is enhanced by the shadowing Choy deftly places in all the right spots, making it seem like the serpent is slithering through her lips. Interestingly, Choy has only been in the makeup game for three years, leaving behind a career as a teacher to take up the craft.

Below some of her work:

 

Optical illusion never looked this hot!

Oriental Lion

Taking 20 people more than 3 years, a single tree trunk has been carved into a giant lion titled Oriental Lion. Sculptor Dengding Rui Yao led the team in carving out the enormous redwood trunk, which is now located in Fortune Plaza Times Square in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei Province.

The artists worked on the monumental sculpture in Myanmar before it travelled a little over 3,000 miles in December 2015 to China. Measuring in at 47.5 feet long, 16.5 feet high, and 13 feet wide, the giant lion is the world’s largest redwood sculpture according to Guinness World Records.

The use of the lion in public sculpture is a clear choice given the animal’s significance in Chinese culture. As a symbol of power, they are often used at the gates of palaces, temples, and tombs to ward off evil spirits.

One word: EPIC!

Alien: Covenant Flipbook Animation

I’m fan of Alien, I grew up with that shit and Sigourney Weaver kicking ass, so I’m definitely going to watch the film even if I go alone.

Now, thanks to talented stop-motion artist Serene Teh there’s also this free version, and it’s pretty badass.


Oh boo… too short!

Still, it’s awesome and watching an alien burst forth from someone’s chest is slightly less horrific (yet fun) on a hand-drawn flipbook.

Support

Global warming is a ticking bomb that we need to defuse before it explodes. To raise awareness about this modern issue, Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn has built a monumental sculpture for the 2017 Venice Art Biennale.

Quinn is widely known for incorporating elements of the human body parts in his work, and this project is no different. Titled Support, it depicts two massive hands, rising from a canal to support the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel.

It is a visual statement, that people need to respond to global warming appropriately before it’s too late. 

Support evokes both hope in trying to hold up the building above the water and fear in highlighting the fragility of the situation. It’s a powerful statement with meticulous execution. 

People Are Now Making Clothes Out Of 99-Cent IKEA Bags

Some weeks ago IKEA’s hilarious responsed to Balenciaga’s $2,145 version of their iconic 99 cents Frakta bag.

Well now everybody seems to be jumping on the idea of turning the furniture giant’s famous blue bag into a must-have fashion accessory. From face masks and baseball caps to backpacks and thongs (no, really), there seems to be no limit to what people can make from IKEA’s polypropylene tote bag.

Below few awesome ideas:

NIKEA

I MUST applaud ALL of the effort made for this project! I LOVED these!

Arby’s Facebook Status Updates Are Taking Internet By Storm

While most restaurants use their social media accounts as billboards for every-possible-angle photos of their menu items, Arby’s fast-food chain decided to use their Facebook in a more clever way.

They started posting simple artworks that people actually wanted to see. And it paid off big time.

“Our strategy really involves identifying the niche areas of interest like gaming, hunting, golf that we think resonates well with our audience,” said Josh Martin, the senior director of the social media team. And once they hit it off with the gamer audience, they knew they were onto something.

Now it has escalated into a Facebook page with almost 3 million followers and a constant stream of awesomely creative posts that cover everything from games, tv shows, movies and more.

Creative and full of win!!