The Art of Food: Pics That Show How Food Looks Before It’s Harvested

By artfido / February 22, 2017 / 1 Comment

When walking through our local supermarket, we often stop and think “I wonder how food got invented?” We’re like: who thought about extracting the seeds from coffee fruit, dry it, toast it, ground it, and then make delicious coffee out of it? That’s crazy. And delicious. Now you’re thinking about that, have you ever wondered what your fav fruit […]

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Did You Know There Was a Japanese Museum of Rocks That Look Like Faces?

By artfido / November 29, 2016 / 0 Comments

Now it is true that people will collect almost anything, but there is a place in Chichibu, Japan, where the collection is possibly one of its kind. It’s called the Chinsekikan (which means hall of curious rocks) and it houses over 1700 rocks that resemble human faces. The museum houses all kinds of jinmenseki, or rock with a human face, […]

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Illustrations Reveal How Animals Feel By Switching Them With Humans

By artfido / April 30, 2016 / 7 Comments

Recently, a number of illustrators got together to show us what life would be like if animals were switched with humans. The results are powerful, and some are quite moving. We’ll let you make your own mind up about each image. And don’t forget, if you’re looking for a piece of original art to hang on […]

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Fancy a Floating Bonsai Tree? Now You Can!

By artfido / January 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

Ever dreamt of owning your very own floating Bonsai Tree? Now you can, thanks to a brilliant new Kickstarter campaign called “Air Bonsai“, flying its way out of Kyushu, Japan. It’s pretty ingenious really: attach a system of magnets to the bottom of your bonsai, then levitate that above a small electrified pedestal – simple! You […]

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Rare Monkey Orchids to Celebrate the Year of the Monkey

By artfido / January 19, 2016 / 2 Comments

To celebrate the Year of the Monkey, which officially commences on February 8th, 2016, the Aquamarine Fukushima in Japan has opened a spectacular exhibit featuring the extremely rare Monkey Orchid. “Can a flower look like a monkey?” we hear you ask.  Look at the photos below and we think you will conclude they definitely can! […]

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A 1400 Year Old Chinese Gingko Tree Creates a Spectacular Sea of Leaves

By artfido / November 27, 2015 / 9 Comments

As the Northern Hemisphere transitions into Winter and the Southern Hemisphere transitions into Summer, we’re left with the beautiful season known as Fall (in some countries) or Autumn (in others). No matter what you call it, this season produces some of the most spectacular flora going around.  Once such example is this amazing ginkgo tree located within the walls […]

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Artist Creates Spectacularly Painted Logs to Show Us Nature is in Trouble

By artfido / November 3, 2015 / 1 Comment

These works are not just spectacularly painted, but they are painted with a distinct meaning in mind. Artist Alison Moritsugu paints these nature landscapes on tree trunks that mimic the art styles of 18th and 19th century to juxtapose the idyllic images of nature with tangible results of her destruction. Moritsugu’s art is supposed to remind people […]

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Breathtaking Photos of Enchanting Forests in Autumn

By artfido / October 9, 2015 / 0 Comments

Whether you call it Fall or Autumn, there’s no doubting that this is one of the most beautiful of the four seasons. Self-taught photographer Janek Sedlar is equally enchanted this season, and in his most recent series has captured the profound beauty of the forest in its most stunning state. The Czech Republic artist reveals the […]

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Just Relaxing in Hammocks Hanging Hundreds of Metres Above the Ground!

By artfido / September 18, 2015 / 2 Comments

Afraid of heights? Well this probably isn’t for you. Adventurers and thrill seekers seeking that little bit extra adrenalin rush head over to the shadow of Monte Piana in the Italian Dolomites each year so they can slackline between mountain peaks and hang out in hammocks suspended hundreds of feet above the ground. Vienna-based photographer Sebastian Wahlhütter was there to photograph the Highline […]

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Amazing Magnified Grains of Sand Become Dramatic Works of Art

By artfido / September 18, 2015 / 0 Comments

To the naked eye, all sand looks pretty much the same. But magnified by a hundred-fold or more, each individual grain exhibits a distinct beauty. Dr. Gary Greenberg photographs what he calls these “dramatic landscapes of hidden worlds” using a high-powered light microscope to give each grain its due. “The reason I focus on sand is to […]

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