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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
Glamorous Skater Lookbooks
Glamorous Skater Lookbooks
Ashley Smith Poses in Punk Rock Fashion for the RVCA Shoot
With summer in full throttle, now is the time to get back to your childhood and indulge in ice-cold popsicles and punk rock fashion that makes you feel like a teenager again.  Looking like a... 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

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Expressive Tribal Illustrations
Expressive Tribal Illustrations
This Tribe Illustration Series is Authentically Accurate and Artsy
Understanding the world and all the colorful characters it contains is something that is often done beautifully through the arts as this awesome tribe illustration series portrays. In this... MORE
Vibrant Punk Portrait Photography
Vibrant Punk Portrait Photography
This Punk Photography Series is Candid and Colorful
Taking the viewer on a journey into the lives of the punk-rock scene in East Los Angeles, this candid and vibrant punk photography series documents the “backyard” music scene.... MORE
Sleek Utilitarian Custom Motorbikes
Sleek Utilitarian Custom Motorbikes
French BMX Rider Customizes His Dream Bike with Triumph T120
When you know your bikes and have the money to do with them what you think works, then custom motorbikes are definitely the way to go. That’s what French BMX rider Christophe Tonton did, and... MORE
Playful Playground Interiors
Playful Playground Interiors
This Spiral Metal Slide Design Connects Two Penthouses
It seems that the people working at Turett Collaborative Architects just don’t want to grow up —or let any of their clients grow up as well as their latest spiral metal slide design... MORE
NYC Biker Photography
NYC Biker Photography
This New Yorkers Photo Series is Fun and Interesting
Taking on the eco-friendly and uber cool bikers of NYC, photographer Sam Polcer’s New Yorkers photo series is interesting and once again proves there’s just something about the city that... MORE
Boho Flower Motif Couture
Boho Flower Motif Couture
The Burberry Prorsum Fall 2014 Collection is Tribal and Crafty
Inspired by the 20th century British Bloomsbury set of artists, intellectuals, philosophers and writers at Charleston, the Burberry Prorsum Fall 2014 runway collection is all about celebrating the... MORE
Eccentric Floral Editorials
Eccentric Floral Editorials
This Editorial in the Grazia Mexico April 2014 Issue is Bold
Looking vibrantly chaotic and colorfully exotic, the latest fashion spread in the Grazia Mexico April 2014 issue breathes life into the latest spring looks. Reflecting spring perfectly are dewy and... MORE
Gold-Infused Floral Branding
Gold-Infused Floral Branding
This Luxurious Branding Identity is Glam and Charming
Wanting to create a luxurious branding identity for their all-natural line of soaps, soap manufacturer Zador and creative graphic designer Eszter Laki teamed up to create this stunning final result.... MORE
Performance-Driven Concept Cars
Performance-Driven Concept Cars
The New Mazda Hazumi Concept Car is Artfully Crafted
Mazda revealed its latest Mazda Hazumi concept car at Geneva Motor Show and it looks good. With sleek and modern lines and a design just bursting with energy, the Mazda Hazumi concept is believed... MORE
Sailor Tattoo Beer Branding
Sailor Tattoo Beer Branding
Brasserie Artisanale Du Château's New Look is Hipster and Vintage
If the idea of living at sea appeals to you, so will this vintage-looking tattoo beer branding identity for Brasserie Artisanale du Château. This visual hipster packaging is just so achingly hip... MORE
Revolutionary Kaleidoscopic Watches
Revolutionary Kaleidoscopic Watches
The Swatch Sistem51 is Visually Stunning & Beautifully Crafted
Taking the art of watchmaking yet another step further, Swatch has recently unveiled its latest masterpiece, the Swatch Sistem51. This exceptional new model is designed using robots and contains the... MORE
Schnoz-Shaped Plug Outlets
Schnoz-Shaped Plug Outlets
This New Fun Home Accessory Will Give Any Space Some Much Needed Humor
This nifty new Hanaga Tap Nose Outlet from design firm ekoD Works is a quirky and fun home accessory that is bound to add some spice and humor to your living room. It also works as a perfect house... MORE
Chic Contemporary Castles
Chic Contemporary Castles
This Modern-Day Castle is Enchanting and Sleek
Looking like a sleek modern-day castle, ‘Casa V’ may just be the most unique and novel home you’ll ever see. It looks fit for a contemporary princess that runs her own corporation... MORE
Romantically Bohemian Lookbooks
Romantically Bohemian Lookbooks
The Free People March 2014 Lookbook is Sweet and Free-Spirited
Looking like the ultimate bohemian couple with both a flair for life and style, models Erin Wasson and Mark Wystrach tie the knot in the new Free People March lookbook. Living out a boho and... MORE