And You Thought Your Neighbor’s Christmas Decorations Rocked. Nabana no Sato Park in Japan.

If you want to make your way over to Japan this winter, you’ll be able to witness one of the craziest light demonstrations ever. 4.5 million light emiting diodes are sparkling at Nabana no Sato theme park in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture. They are boasting that “vivid color changing-the-art LED technology enables a production of 64 billion colors.” Holy crappy..I think I just shat my pants. Maybe it’s just the Japanese trying to show the Chinese and Dubai that LEDs are way cooler than fireworks. (They’re not but let’s not tell them so they keep trying to outdo one another.)

Far East Gizmos

December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2018 edition: French farmers.

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December 1, 2016

Meticulous Landscape Paintings Beautifully Represent Intangible Emotional States

Artist Crystal Liu intimately ties her emotional states to beautiful abstract paintings. In large-scale works, she constructs landscapes that are metaphors for the intangible forces that drive us. Visually, elements of the Earth and sky are the actors for the feelings we cannot easily imagine. Together, the sun, mountains, and more depict “narratives of conflict, entrapment, longing, and precarious hope.” These symbols allow Liu to seem removed, yet make the pieces deeply personal.

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