Dreamy Double Exposure Made with Shiny Stickers

While we’ve seen our share of cherry blossom tree photos, we’ve never seen one quite like this. Japanese photographer Takeshi Suga created this gorgeous double exposure, called Cherry Blossom Slide, using his Contax Aria camera. Interested in learning how he created the rainbow of colors?

“I went to the same place two years ago and was really intrigued with the view from the top of the slide looking down the cherry blossom trees,” he says.

“I didn’t know the technique back then, so wanted to try it this time around. I took the photo of the cherry blossom first and then took the second image. You may be surprised to hear the second image is made with shiny stickers held against the sunlight. I made them completely out of focus so I could get this result.”

Takeshi Suga’s website

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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