With the number of recipes available online, cooking a meal isn't the hardest of tasks, but IKEA aims to make things even simpler, with their Easy Recipe Series cookbook. It may not be packed with a variety of dishes, but all that are included can be torn out, thanks to them being printed on parchment paper with food-safe ink. Simply lay the ingredients out as detailed, roll it together, place on cooking sheet, and you're ready to bake. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.
These amazing sculpture may look Photoshopped, but they're real, and the work of Toshihiko Hosaka. The 43-year-old artist has been making sand sculptures ever since grade school, and spent the past two decades honing his skills. No molds or adhesives are used in the making of these works of art, just sand and a few metal sculpting tools.
Sure, some Adobe After Effects and Photoshop was used to create the mind-bending illusions, but for the most part, all of these 3D drawings were handcrafted by Visoth Kakvei from Cambodia, who has a following of 800,000 on Instagram. The 27-year-old graphic designer spends on average 3-6 hours freehand to complete a drawing, without the digital effects. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus drawings.
Jadon Brooks, an 18-year-old theme park fan from New Jersey, managed to build an incredible roller coaster for his little sister, Eden, in their parents' backyard, using just PVC pipes, wood, and a few parts purchased at a local hardware store. All in all, it only cost him $1,500 to complete the project, and the cable-powered ride is safe enough for both thrill-seekers to ride. "I give it an 'A' for creativity and 'A' for industrious," said amusement ride safety inspector Walter Reiss. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a Galaxy S8 being dropped while being encapsulated in a raindrop cake.
We've featured Michael Paul Smith's work before, but his fictional "Elgin Park" town is an optical illusion worth revisiting. This professional model maker and photographer uses forced perspective to make the 1950s town appear more real than not. All of the cars were handmade and are detailed enough to not be mistaken for toys when shot up-close. "I created Elgin Park so anybody can be there. It's a miniaturization of life," said Smith. Continue reading for more clever photography tricks that will make you look twice. Click here for a few bonus images.
Photographer and digital artist Erik Johansson has revealed his latest project, titled "Full Moon Service," and it depicts workers swapping in a full moon to show the lunar phases. "This is a photo I've been working on from now and then for the past 8 months. Shot in late summer of 2016 a beautiful calm evening in the middle of Sweden. I brought out 7 rice lamps, 7 light bulbs, an electric generator, a car and two models out in a field. The main part that has been retouched in this photo is to replace the rice ball with a moon texture, the light and the mood was very close to what you see in the photo," said Johansson. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
"Woman with a Parasol", sometimes known as The Stroll, is a classical oil-on-canvas painting by Claude Monet from 1875. The Impressionist work depicts his wife Camille Monet, and their son, Jean Monet, in the period from 1871-1877, while they were living in Argenteuil. It captures the moment of a stroll on a windy summer's day. Digital artist "Lothlenan" specializes on giving these types of paintings geeky makeovers, and in this case, Totoro takes the place of the woman. Continue reading for more.
Shipping container homes are nothing new, but rarely do you come across one that is bathed in natural light, like this one, by Alternative Living Spaces. Priced at $40K and located in Las Vegas, Nevada, this 8' wide, 20' long container home boasts some unique features, like a handmade sliding barn door, old 1920's restored clothes drawer, and lots of cozy furniture to ensure a comfortable stay. lick here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how much faster F1 cars really are compared to their road-going counterparts.
Unlike other sofas, Lift-Bit by Carlo Ratti Associati and Opendot is a shape-shifting, modular piece of furniture. Simply hover your hand above the cushion, and the sofa can be adjusted, whether it be up or down, based on hand movements. The base model comes as a single, yet modular, unit, giving you the capability of pairing multiple pieces together to create a playground of sorts. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
The Bow Wow Challenge is one thing, artist Vatsal Kataria takes fake travel photos to the next level, all from the comfort of his home studio. "I created all of this miniature landscapes here in my studio with help of very basic products. I used old cardboard, plaster, polystyrene sheets, newspapers and acrylic colors. I always wanted to do something different so I created this series. Creating set is important but for me painting is the real challenge because it's the paint job which brings life to my art," said Kataria. Continue reading to see more of his amazing work.