March 30, 2022

Photographer Explores the Beauty and Decay of Abandoned Churches in Italy

The history of Italy, home to the Vatican, is historically tied to the Catholic church. So it comes as no surprise that there are an estimated 65,000 churches—or chiese—in Italy. But what may surprise you are the vast quantities of churches that have been abandoned and left to decay. Across the country, it's an all-too-common phenomenon and it's something that Dutch photographer Roman Robroek wanted to learn more about.

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September 27, 2012

Ridiculously Amazing Miniature Model of Katz’s Famous Deli

Master miniature sculptor Alan Wolfson just wrote to us to tell us about his latest project, “Katz's Deli/Closing Time.” The first major piece he's done since Canal St. Cross-Section, the miniature model is based on the famous deli that's known for its killer pastrami sandwich on New York's Lower Eastside. “The place is somewhat legendary, and known as the oldest delicatessen in New York,” he says, “they've been in business since 1888.

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September 11, 2012

Whimsical Dreamworlds Created by Cardboard

Germany-based design student Carolin Wanitzek has created a wonderfully whimsical set called The Border that visualizes those few seconds we all experience right when we wake up from a dream. Using colored cardboard, she cut out everything from mountains and trees to skyscrapers and planes, and then photographed her dreamworld scenes in her home studio. She then photographed her actors in a larger studio, and finally combined those images together in Photoshop.

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September 5, 2012

Las Vegas’ Wheel of Misfortune

We've all seen the show Wheel of Fortune before. Overly happy contestants spin the wheel as they try to guess the phrase and win a prize. Street artist Aware decided to take a “glass half empty” approach and humorously created a giant non-spinning Wheel of Misfortune at an old magnesium plant – appropriately located in Las Vegas. To get a better idea of the size and scale, check out the video below.

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