A Sandy Red Haze Consumes Sydney, Australia

Sandstorms are rare and natural occurrences that develop when gusts of wind collect loose sand and dirt from dry land. Back in 2009, one of these natural phenomena took place in an unpredictable location: Sydney, Australia. Fairly quickly, the unsuspecting city was consumed by a yellowish-red sea of sand that filled the air in a magical glow.

As unprepared as the city probably was, and as frightening as the event must have been, many couldn’t resist documenting the beauty and wonder of this rare event. In this collection of images by a variety of photographers, we witness the eerie silence of a city that was shut down by the powers of nature. The empty streets and bridges exude an ominous feel that would be the perfect opening for a zombie movie!

Photo Credit: Highranger

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(Photo Credit: Marilia Ogayar)

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(Photo Credit: chriscooney5)

(Photo Credit: africadunc)

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January 18, 2017

31 Artists Who Transform Ordinary Paper Into Astonishing Works of Art

Paper is one of the great artistic chameleons. This easily accessible material that’s used in crafting incredible, gallery-worthy works of art is the same that contains crude sketchbook doodles never meant to see the light of day. It’s this fascinating dichotomy that entices creatives to experiment and use paper art as the centerpiece of their work. Depending on technique, paper can look wildly different.

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January 17, 2017

Romantic Man Builds a Vintage-Inspired Mechanical Toy for His Girlfriend

Long distance relationships are tough, but there’s one upside—you can make a really elaborate gift for your significant other without the risk that they’ll find out. Redditor gsxr93 used this to his advantage when crafting the perfect birthday present for his girlfriend. “Every summer we spend tons of time hiking and enjoying the outdoors together,” he wrote in an Imgur post. Using this as visual inspiration, he created an automata, or mechanical toy.

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