Mother Creates Baby’s Adorable Blackboard Adventures

Like lots of mothers, Anna Eftimie wanted to introduce the birth of her son in a unique and creative way. For Anna and her husband, this was their second child, and since both grandparents and most of their friends live in Europe, they knew that photography would be the best way to do it.

Anna started looking for inspiring photo ideas but none of them felt quite right. One day, her husband came up with the idea of drawing a stork on blackboard using real chalk. They did it and their friends and family loved that photo so much that they were encouraged to create others. As she tell us, “We used everything around us for inspiration, even our daughter’s skateboard, or the Alcatraz costumes you can buy from San Francisco’s Pier 39. Soon we had a whole story wrapped around our sleeping baby boy. Our son was five days old in the stork picture and three months in the one with the underwater wedding.”

As Anna is a photographer by trade, she began offering this idea up to her clients. If you’re curious, she never places babies directly on the cold, hard blackboard surface. Instead, babies are always placed on something soft, like pillows, and then Anna uses “digital artistry” to create her final photos.

You can see the entire series at her website, Cute Moments Photography.

Cute Moments Photography website

December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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