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Mysterious Ballerina Photography
Mysterious Ballerina Photography
This Human Bodies Photo Series Mixes Ballet and Rituals
In this mysteriously eerie human bodies photo series, we see a myriad of bodies stripped bare and connected to form unusually unnerving patters and shapes. Unlike anything you are likely to have... MORE
Horrible Bosses Infographics
Horrible Bosses Infographics
This Bad Boss Traits Infographic Shows the 12 Worst Characteristics
We’ve probably all had tough bosses at one point in our lives and we probably disliked them for numerous reasons; however, according to this bad boss traits infographic, there are 12 traits... MORE
Unusual Pirate Branding
Unusual Pirate Branding
This Super Cool Visual Branding Identity is Fun and Unexpected
If you have always been fascinated by the sea and sea-faring folk, you will absolutely love this pirate-inspired branding project. Designed by creative studio Office for 826 Valencia Pirate Supply... MORE
Liquid Smoke Photography
Liquid Smoke Photography
This Ink and Water Photo Series is Hypnotic and Psychedelically Colored
Mixing ink and water to create this set of mesmerizing and dreamy images, photographer Jordan Weinrich captures different colored inks as they ethereally dance in still waters to create liquid smoke.... MORE
Haunting Zoo Animal Portraits
Haunting Zoo Animal Portraits
This Zoo Animals Photo Series Portrays Human Sadness and Isolation
This black and white zoo animals photo series shows the audience desolate creatures in the midst of winter looking lonely and in need of a friend—or an audience—to keep them company.... MORE
Unusual Skunk Photography
Unusual Skunk Photography
This Skunk Photo Series Portrays the Wild Animals in a Whole New Light
Most people like to take pictures with their pets, but when your pet is a skunk it becomes a whole different story; however, National Geographic photographer Vincent J. Musi did a beautiful job... MORE
Saffron Sadhus Portraits
Saffron Sadhus Portraits
These Piercing Images of Holy Men Will Leave You Mesmerized
These candid images of holy men in Pushkar, India were taken by award-winning travel, portrait and landscape photographer Brian Hodges. Having traveled to over 50 countries to capture landscapes and... MORE
Bottled-Bread Gifts
Bottled-Bread Gifts
This Quick Bread in a Bottle Giftable Food Offering is Delicious and Personal
Instead of going for a quick fix like a wine bottle or a box of chocolates when invited over for brunch or lunch at friends, why not try making a giftable food concoctions yourself to make your... MORE
Topographic Water Bottles
Topographic Water Bottles
The Topo x John Fellows Aluminum Water Bottle Will Keep You Hydrated
If you’re planning a trip this summer in the great outdoors, make sure you stay hydrated on your adventures with the help of this awesome-looking Topo x John Fellows Aluminum Water Bottle. Easily... MORE
Java Centric Apparel
Java Centric Apparel
This Coffee-Inspired Apparel Brand is Bound to Become a Cult Hit
Prepare to fall in love with this new coffee-inspired apparel brand Fresh Kaufee—even the name of the clothing brand is super cool and smells like deliciously roasted coffee beans. The Dallas-... MORE
Rustic Leather Accessories
Rustic Leather Accessories
This Line of Artisan Leather Goods is Durable and Achingly Hip
Leather products have always been equated with the good life and the opulent indoors but new leather brand Loyal Stricklin Leather Goods is changing all that and taking well-crafted and artisan... MORE
Urban Californian Apparel
Urban Californian Apparel
'These Are the Times' Get the Laid-Back Hipster Look Just Right
If you’re ready to get into summer mode, make sure you do it right with the help of awesome Californian apparel brand ‘These Are The Times.’ Known for its laid-back tees and super... MORE
Cheeky Contemporary Stationary
Cheeky Contemporary Stationary
This Stationary Line Mixes Old School Charm with Modern Profanity
If you are looking for some awesome-looking contemporary stationary to help you go back in time and start sending everything in ink, make sure to check out these super cool options from Terrapin... MORE
Country Glam Fashion Ads
Country Glam Fashion Ads
The New Buffalo David Bitton Fashion Ads are Sultry and Romantic
Starring the gorgeous American model Erin Heatherton and the sizzling hot New York Jets’ football player Eric Decker, the Fall/Winter 2014 Buffalo David Bitton fashion ads show us how to do... MORE
London-Inspired Indie Apparel
London-Inspired Indie Apparel
PrangOut Apparel's Clothing and Accessories are Artsy and Unique
Make sure you stand out from the crowd this summer and treat yourself to a few London-cool buys from indie apparel brand PrangOut Apparel—one thing you can count on is that that no one else... MORE
Hipster Leather-Strapped Watches
Hipster Leather-Strapped Watches
The New Collection of Throne Watches are Functional and Sleek
If you’re looking to treat your man to something super suave and slick for his birthday, anniversary or just because you had a good month at work, then make sure to check out these awesome... MORE
Self-Lighting Camping Logs
Self-Lighting Camping Logs
This Portable Bonfire Log Will Make Starting a Fire a Whole Lot Easier
This portable bonfire log may just be one of the best inventions in the camping world. Perfect for those who may not be the most outdoorsy of people but still love the wild outdoors, the Light ‘n’... MORE
Eco-Friendly Wine Packaging
Eco-Friendly Wine Packaging
This Wine Brand Cares About the Planets and Looks Good Doing It
Lose the pretentiousness when it comes to wine and try this new wine brand with no judgment about what it comes in. Yes, it is boxed wine but it will become your favorite new wine this summer. The... MORE
Hairy Hipster Combs
Hairy Hipster Combs
The Man Comb Will Be the Boss of Your Hair, Beard and Beer
Most men will tell you that they have yet to find the perfect man comb that keeps their beard and hair under control—and is a beer opener at the same time. Too perfect to be true, right? Well,... MORE
Contemporary Artisan Cardholders
Contemporary Artisan Cardholders
This Luxurious Cardholder Collection is Dapper and Super Suave
Just because you are not a high-rolling business man doesn’t mean you don’t need a super cool and luxurious cardholder. You can put all your credits cards, identity cards and even all... MORE
Artisan Beard Oils
Artisan Beard Oils
This Handmade Collection Contains Essential Haircare Products for Beards
These artisan-made beard oils for the modern man were designed to make sure your face looks and smells manly all day. The Sultan’s Spice Hand Made Beard Oils collection will quickly become your... MORE
Prestigious Design Watches
Prestigious Design Watches
The Laco Absolute Series of Watches is Chic and Functional
Prepare to get your mind blown if you’re a watch aficionado with this luxurious, impeccably crafted and beautiful series of design watches. Created by the iconic and prestigious Laco brand,... MORE
Folksy Vintage Artwork
Folksy Vintage Artwork
This John Fellows Illustration Series is Unique and Full of Character
This John Fellows illustration series stays true to the artist’s signature contemporary folk style that beautifully weaves together layers of paper, graphic block prints and handwritten text... MORE
Eclectically Branded Brews
Eclectically Branded Brews
This Coffee Brand Does a Fantastic Job with Its Packaging and Identity
A well designed coffee brand is powerful. Not only will it attract customers but it also has the power to shape an ideology about how people feel about the brand and what they expect from it.... MORE
Mason Jar Koozies
Mason Jar Koozies
The Mason-Ry Silicone Koozies Look Good and Will Keep Your Drinks Insulated
If you are always on the go, make sure to check out these awesome mason jar koozies to keep your beverages snug and protected. With mason jars becoming the most popular new cup of choice for eco-... MORE
Detailed Droid Doodles
Detailed Droid Doodles
Rob Turpin's Robot Illustrations are Unique and Artistic
If you love illustrations, you will become hooked on this Tumblr account of droid doodles. Created by illustrator and doodler Rob Turpin, the ‘A Droid A Day’ series is in the form of a... MORE
Multifaceted Timeless Timepieces
Multifaceted Timeless Timepieces
This Versatile Watch Gives You 10 Watches for the Price of One
If you are looking to treat yourself to a versatile watch that lets you wear a different watch every week—or day if you’re the type who really gets bored—then you are in luck with... MORE
Structured Avante-Garde Editorials
Structured Avante-Garde Editorials
This Linda Evangelista Editorial Explores New Forms of Fashion
In this Linda Evangelista editorial, the supermodel once again stuns and delights fans with her avant-garde choices and mesmerizing good looks in her latest feat in the Vogue Japan September issue.... MORE
Shocking Shark Photography
Shocking Shark Photography
In This Series We See How Sharks are Hunted for Their Fins and Meat
Wanting to widen people’s perspectives about these majestic underwater creatures, this shark photo series is trying to send a message that people and sharks can co-exist. National Geographic... MORE
Dreamy Vintage Editorials
Dreamy Vintage Editorials
Isaac Lindsay Stars in Wylde Magazine’s Whimsical Fashion Shoot
In this whimsical fashion shoot, we see a mix of styles that do a beautiful job fusing into one another to give a final look that is utterly ethereal and dreamlike. For those who have a thing for... MORE
Evocative Vixen Shoots
Evocative Vixen Shoots
Lily Mcmenamy Stars in a Femme Fatale Fashion Shoot for Philip Riches
This femme fatale fashion shoot stars the beautiful Lily McMenamy—who is the daughter of 90s model Kristen McMenamy—looking like the ultimate vixen. The fashion shoot has the dark-haired... MORE
Luxe Monochrome Editorials
Luxe Monochrome Editorials
Miranda Kerr's Harper Bazaar Shoot is Ultra Glam
Looking flawless as she always does, Miranda Kerr’s Harper Bazaar shoot has the supermodel adorned in monochrome looks that help keep the spotlight on the stunning beauty as much as on the... MORE
Sun-Soaked Celeb Editorials
Sun-Soaked Celeb Editorials
Laetitia Casta Stars in a Sultry Seaside Madame Figaro Editorial
Posing in what looks to be a charming and sleepy seaside village in Europe, gorgeous French actress and model Laetitia Casta is a vision in this sultry Madame Figaro editorial. Taking on both the... MORE
Understated Glam Lookbooks
Understated Glam Lookbooks
These Key Fall Pieces from H&M are All You Need This Winter
The time has come once again to start paying attention to the key fall pieces you need to stock your wardrobe with this season. And you are in luck because you don’t need to splurge on them... MORE
Rockstar Glam Lookbooks
Rockstar Glam Lookbooks
The New Cara Delevingne for Topshop Ads are Funky and Feminine
Once again the queen of the supermodel realm nabs yet another brand—in this season alone she has starred in ads for Mulberry, Pepe Jeans, Balmain and Chanel—and does it beautifully; the... MORE
Boho Wanderlust Editorials
Boho Wanderlust Editorials
This Road Trip Editorial Features Hippie Styles Perfect for the Road
If you are planning to spend your summer discovering the wilderness with your BFF, make sure to book yourself a vintage convertible then check out this road trip editorial for some fashion... MORE

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Timelapse Tree Photography
Timelapse Tree Photography
This Whimsical Tree Photo Series is Hypnotizing
Just the idea of the amount of patience and dedication the photographer put into making this black and white tree photo series come to life is mind-blowing and heartwarming. Photographer Michael... MORE
Matriarchal History Photography
Matriarchal History Photography
This Three Generations Photo Series is Sweet and Moving
This beautifully moving generations photo series will make you want to work on your own family photography project to document the women in your family. In this generations photo series ‘... MORE
Minimalist Cultural Homes
Minimalist Cultural Homes
The Mediterranean-Inspired Design Used in This House is Stunning
Mixing exotic design details with a contemporary minimalist feel, this luxurious Mediterranean-inspired design is the perfect place to live.  Located in Florida, this family house was... MORE
Tech Jargon Illustrations
Tech Jargon Illustrations
This Buzzwords Illustration Series is Cute and Comical
Using adorable and funky-looking one-eyed creatures to visually explain what certain modern tech-savvy words mean, this buzzwords illustration series is so well done that all the prints need to be... MORE
Broody Celeb Fashion Ads
Broody Celeb Fashion Ads
Kendall Jenner Stars in the Givenchy Fall 2014 Campaign
People are still talking about the recent Much Music Video Awards that took place last week in Toronto because of Kendall Jenner’s infamous hip-baring dress—and now the model is giving... MORE
Vintage-Styled Winter Footwear
Vintage-Styled Winter Footwear
Diemme’s Fall 2014 Collection Features Stunning Winter Shoes
The perfect pair of winter shoes are not easy to find—they need to keep you warm in brutal outdoor temperatures and look good all at the same time.  The Italian footwear label Diemme is... MORE
Decadent Retro Bistro Designs
Decadent Retro Bistro Designs
The New Sophisticated American Grill General Assembly is Classy
Turning a Tiki Polynesian-styled decor space into a casually sophisticated American grill haven, the new concept identity for General Assembly mixes classic French with comfort Italian to create the... MORE
Sustainable Adventure-Ready Shades
Sustainable Adventure-Ready Shades
The New Wooden Sunglasses Collection by Shwood is Artisan
Indulge in a new pair of artisan shades this year and go for the new Fifty/Fifty Acetate Collection from wooden sunglasses guru Shwood. The Oregon-based label experiments with looks and materials... MORE
Supportive Rainbow Coffee Campaigns
Supportive Rainbow Coffee Campaigns
The Rainbow Coffee Project Uses Java to Raise LGBT Awareness
Aiming to raise awareness of the discrimination against the gay community in Russia, the Rainbow Coffee collaboration is standing up against injustice. This project uses coffee, something that is... MORE
Arresting Sadhus Portrait Photography
Arresting Sadhus Portrait Photography
The Holy Men Collection of Religious Photography is Stoic
This mesmerizing Holy Men religious photography series will haunt you for awhile. It’s like they can almost see right through you.  The arresting portraits of holy men is shot by the... MORE
Cooling Coffee Drinks
Cooling Coffee Drinks
The Chameleon Cold Brew Ice Coffee Collection Will Take Over Your Mornings
Giving those who love java the perfect ice coffee option for long summery days chilling on a porch or lazing around on the beach with friends, the new Chameleon Cold Brew Coffee collection looks and... MORE
Life-Logging Accessories
Life-Logging Accessories
The SONY SmartBand SWR10 is Nifty and Beautifully Designed
If you’re looking for a life-logging accessory to help you stick to your fitness targets or keep track of all the things happening in your life, then the SONY SmartBand SWR10 is what you’... MORE
Chatter-Defying Office Accessories
Chatter-Defying Office Accessories
This New Office Accessory Will Help You 'Get in the Zone'
You can now indirectly get that one girl in your office who just never shuts up to quiet down and let you focus with this genius new office accessory. Designed by Jessica Hische for Fairgoods, the... MORE
Ombre Minimalist Bookshelves
Ombre Minimalist Bookshelves
This Creative Modern Bookshelf is Funky and Easy to Assemble
If you’re looking for a simple yet stunning centerpiece for any empty spaces in your home, why not get your nerd on and get you hands on this vibrant and creative modern bookshelf? Designed... MORE