Posts by Emma Taggart

February 10, 2019

Psychedelic Paintings Turn Portland’s Landscapes into Enchanted Forests

Inspired by Portland’s landscape, artist Betsy Walton uses layers of vibrant pigments to create her own psychedelic interpretations of the area’s hills, flora, and fauna. Her paintings feature geodesic rocks, neon plant life, and tribal female characters that seem to thrive in these enchanted forests like mythical goddesses. Walton’s painted worlds are like something from another realm, where recognizable motifs from the Pacific Northwest have been given a surreal twist.

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February 1, 2019

Captivating Time-Lapse Captures the Vibrant Energy of New York City

New York is often described as “the city that never sleeps.” No matter the time of day or night, there’s always something going on, from the 24/7 subway system to the late-night bars and cafés. And if you’ve ever visited the huge metropolis, you’re likely to have been dazzled by the iconic skyline, filled with seemingly endless skyscrapers. When photographer Michael Shainblum first visited NYC, he instantly fell in love with the city.

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January 28, 2019

High-Tech Cat Treadmill Is Designed to Get Lazy Kitties to Exercise

It’s no secret that cats can be pretty lazy. The sedentary life of a house cat typically involves napping for 16 hours a day, and occasionally waking for tasty snacks. With little or no exercise, our feline friends can get a little chubby, which is great for cuddles but not so much for their health. That’s why Korean company Pet Ping has invented a cat treadmill with built-in LED lights, designed for kitty cardio.

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January 25, 2019

Brilliant Artist Pairs Totally Different Objects to Create Unexpectedly Perfect Matches

Have you ever looked at a light bulb and thought it looked like an egg? Or compared a scoop of ice cream to a ski slope? No? Well art director Stephen McMennamy has. For years he’s been artfully combining photos of unrelated items to create a collection of playfully surreal scenes. His ongoing digital collage series, titled ComboPhotos, is just as joyful as it is thought-provoking.

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