Water Droplets Undergo a Colorful Metamorphosis in Macro Photographs

Photographer Ivelina Blagoeva is able to see the artistic potential that’s hidden within ordinary water droplets. Before Blagoeva’s macro lens, dots of water undergo a phenomenal metamorphosis – one that heightens viewers’ senses and allows us to zoom in on these aqueous manifestations. While simple water droplets may seem quite typical, the photographer transforms them with the backdrops that she chooses. Branches, flowers, webs, and even insects help to emphasize the shape and coloration of the droplets that remain after a fruitful rainstorm.

While Blagoeva’s photographs are visually phenomenal, they also send an important message about the beauty of the world around us. Her images showcase the significance of appreciating the little things. Next time you wake up to a lawn full of dew, take a moment to bend down and observe what you see. After all, Blagoeva has proven that even the simplest creations can possess a considerable amount of natural beauty.

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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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