Design

June 10, 2017

Animated GIFs Reveal Differences Between Subway Maps and Their Actual Geography

Have you ever wondered just how true-to-life the world's many metro maps actually are? If so, you're in luck! Recently, Reddit users have started to create animations that compare stylized subway maps with accurate geographical representations. Now, this transit-inspired trend has taken off, with several cities starring as its subjects. The phenomenon began when vinnivinnivinni, a contributor on the Data is Beautiful subreddit, created and shared a unique map based on Berlin.

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June 8, 2017

Jewelry Designed to Look Like Fashionable Dragon Scale Armor

Artisans Xaria Knight and Bryan Poole of Pixie Shadow Craft create wearable art for the “modern day warrior.” Combining traditional fabrication techniques—think Medieval chain mail—with a contemporary aesthetic, they produce dragon scale armor, gloves, and harnesses for use in cosplay or as a statement-making addition to your everyday attire. The unique pieces incorporate the stainless steel chain mail with layers of metal scallops.

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June 6, 2017

Fingerprint Wedding Band Trend Lets Couples Carry a Personal Touch of Their Partner

Customized wedding bands have been a popular alternative to readymade rings for a while now. In the past, these personalized pieces usually featured minimal alterations, like unique stone placement or subtle interior engravings. Now, however, customers have gotten a bit more creative, as particularly evident in the growing trend of the fingerprint ring.

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June 1, 2017

Stylist Showcases Amazing Artistic Skills Using Hair as a Canvas

Time and time again, imaginative stylists and hairdressers have proven the creative potential of hair. From interesting optical illusions to looks inspired by mythical creatures like mermaids and unicorns, there are endless examples of this growing phenomenon. One individual who has helped transform the trend into an art form is Ursula Goff, a creative colorist who specializes in inventive hair art. Goff's creations are dominated by color. Favoring a Technicolor color palette, she fashions unique hairstyles that range from rainbow abstractions to geometric patterns.

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