June 22, 2017

Mesmerizing Animation Made Entirely of Wood Transforms into Weightless Sand

Get ready to sit back and enjoy the mesmerizing sight of wood grain as it glides across your screen. Though that might sound totally banal, it's anything but. Called WoodSwimmer, the brief stop motion animation follows a piece of raw wood as it travels through a milling machine. In a series of graceful movements, the irregular rings, knots, and shifting colors fill the frame with life-like abstract forms.

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June 21, 2017

Fabulously Ferocious T.Rex Purse Adds Playful Fun to the Conventional Carry-All

Fashion is at its best when it’s both fun and functional. A purse, while handy, doesn't have to be confined to a rectangle or square—it has way more design possibilities than that. As Kate Spade proves, you can inject some whimsy into your wardrobe while looking elegant at the same time. The luxury designer has created a T.rex dinosaur purse that’s clad in a light pink leather and adorned with gold-plated hardware and a cross-body chain.

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June 21, 2017

Art History: Salvador Dalí’s Strange and Surreal ‘Persistence of Memory’

With its strange subject matter and dream-like atmosphere, Salvador Dalí's painting, The Persistence of Memory, has become a well-known symbol of Surrealism. Painted during the Dada-inspired movement, the melting-clocks-masterpiece embodies the sensibilities that define the experimental and eccentric genre. To contextualize the iconic piece's place in art history, one must understand its unique influences, examine its symbolic content, and appreciate the artist's avant-garde approach to its creation.

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June 20, 2017

Quirky Cat-Shaped Flip Flops are the Puuurfect Addition to Summer Fashion

If you’re now experiencing scorching summer temperatures, it's a safe bet you've packed away your boots and opted for something a little cooler on your feet. For this, flip flops are an obvious choice. With their streamlined design, however, it doesn’t seem like there’s a lot of opportunity to try something new. But as the Japanese brand Nyarageta shows, you can improve on a classic.

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