Posts by Emma Taggart

October 21, 2017

Street Artist Turns Buildings into Gigantic Butterfly Specimen Cases

France-based street artist Mantra transforms multi-story buildings into gigantic butterfly specimen cases in a series of clever, trick-of-the-eye 3D murals. The enormous, hyper-realistic butterflies appear to be set within wooden-framed boxes, recessed into the side of each building. Long shadows and subtle details, which suggest a transparent glass surface, create a convincing level of depth that helps to enforce the head-turning optical illusions.

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October 19, 2017

Mom and Daughters in Matching Outfits Continue to Make Us Smile

Back in June 2017 we introduced you to an adorable photo series entitled All That is Three (#allthatisthree) by mother of two, Dominique—the woman behind the fashion and lifestyle blog, All That is She. Each photograph captures Dominique and her two daughters—11-year-old Amelia and 4-year-old Penny—standing in order of descending height, dressed in coordinating outfits, matching hairstyles, and playing with identical props.

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October 17, 2017

Lab Creates Copy of ‘Fahrenheit 451’ That Can Only Be Read When You Add Heat to It

Holland-based Charles Nypels Laboratory, part of the Jan van Eyck Academie—an institute for fine art and design—has created a heat-sensitive edition of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Developed in collaboration with graphic design collective, Super Terrain, the lab-made pages are covered in what appears to be a soot-black, screen-printed layer. Words are only revealed when a high temperature is applied.

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October 14, 2017

17-Year-Old Whips Up Adorable 3D Latte Art That Pops Out of Her Mug

Daphne Tan (aka periperipeng) takes coffee art to the next level. The 17-year-old is quickly making a name for herself by whipping up 3D coffee foam characters that pop out of the mug. With the use of a Nespresso milk frother, the self-taught, Singapore-based latte artist uses a mix of carob powder, soy milk, and water to create the thick foam for her sculpted masterpieces.

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