Modern Architecture – Rak Jebel Al Jais Mountain Resort: UAE (6 pics)

The natural landscape surrounding the proposed Rak Jebel Al Jais Mountain Resort is pretty outrageous. The new tourist village, set to be built in the the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah in the UAE, is set on the top and over the sides of a mountain range. Designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, the future resort will include hotels, residences, shopping, restaurants, offices, a convention center, and exhibition halls. Cable cars, and elevators will allow guests and residents to travel to various areas within the resort, while new roads will be built along the mountain tops, at times across big gaps.

Office for Metropolitan Architecture website via dezeen





December 6, 2016

Elegant Floral Tattoos Mimic Delicate Pencil Sketches

Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage. As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations.

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December 6, 2016

Japanese Man Masters the Gravity-Defying Art of Stacking Coins

Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani (aka Tanu) has mastered the art of balance. He uses his keen sense of equilibrium to create small, fascinating sculptures from carefully-positioned coins. Although many of us have probably attempted this same sort of coin stacking, Tanu takes these arrangements to a whole new—and totally epic—level. Using a variety of denominations, Tanu creates intricate structures that range in shape and size. Often, he’ll first build a strong base using staggered coins.

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