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14

Oct

Michelangelo meets the light-emitting diode in Sistine Chapel lighting retrofitAdam finally gets his chance to shine in the (non-damaging) spotlight thanks to an LED overhaul set to undo the dim atmospherics of the 15th century chapel.

Michelangelo meets the light-emitting diode in Sistine Chapel lighting retrofit
Adam finally gets his chance to shine in the (non-damaging) spotlight thanks to an LED overhaul set to undo the dim atmospherics of the 15th century chapel.

09

Oct

Using chemistry to make otherworldly art
Artist Iori Tomita explores the natural art of the skeletal system by exploiting clever chemistry tricks.

fromgrapevine:

Dreame turns your dreams into fascinating art
Have you ever tried to tell someone about that dream you had last night and just couldn’t describe it the way you remembered it? Want people to see it the way you did? Dreame.me can help — the website pairs artists with those who want to see their visions come to life.

08

Oct

Prehistoric Indonesian paintings may be oldest cave artScientists used ‘cave popcorn,’ or tiny deposits of minerals on the cave wall, to determine the age of the paintings to be over 40,000 years old.

Prehistoric Indonesian paintings may be oldest cave art
Scientists used ‘cave popcorn,’ or tiny deposits of minerals on the cave wall, to determine the age of the paintings to be over 40,000 years old.

02

Oct

fromgrapevine:

8 of the most elaborate wedding cakes in the world The meticulous works of talented designers, you almost don’t want to eat these beautiful creations.
…
Almost.

fromgrapevine:

8 of the most elaborate wedding cakes in the world
The meticulous works of talented designers, you almost don’t want to eat these beautiful creations.

Almost.

24

Sep

fromgrapevine:

Urban whimsy: Rami Meiri’s outdoor murals make buildings entertaining
On concrete walls throughout the world, colorful characters interact with their environment in paintings that warrant more than just a double take. Rami Meiri’s mischievous murals can be hard to miss – and that’s a good thing.

The wacky adventures of Jimmy Choo the bull terrierThe internet is falling in love with a charismatic bull terrier named Jimmy Choo (yes, after the shoe brand) thanks to an ongoing series of comical canine portraits dreamed up and illustrated by his devoted human Rafael Mantesso.
See more photos.

The wacky adventures of Jimmy Choo the bull terrier
The internet is falling in love with a charismatic bull terrier named Jimmy Choo (yes, after the shoe brand) thanks to an ongoing series of comical canine portraits dreamed up and illustrated by his devoted human Rafael Mantesso.

See more photos.

23

Sep

Using chemistry to make otherworldly art
Artist Iori Tomita explores the natural art of the skeletal system by exploiting clever chemistry tricks.

15

Sep

Why do these still images appear to move?
Artists can create optical illusions that trick us into thinking static images are moving, but scientists aren’t entirely sure why our brains perceive such motion.

06

Sep

Imagine a tree that grows 40 kinds of fruitUsing a common technique called grafting, artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that bears a variety of different fruits.

Imagine a tree that grows 40 kinds of fruit
Using a common technique called grafting, artist Sam Van Aken is developing a tree that bears a variety of different fruits.