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Boggling Optical Illusion

At first glance, this girl looks to be transparent, but it's just a clever mirror illusion. This is a self-portrait of photographer Laura Williams, an 18-year-old artist from Cambridge, UK. The mirror illusion was completed in post-production using Photoshop with the idea of being 'invisible' or 'transparent'. Continue reading for more optical illusions that will boggle your mind.

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Tiny House Giant Journey

Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard were living in Los Angeles working as an engineer and an executive assistant respectively two years ago. Guillaume had always loved photography, and Jenna wanted to become a writer, so they decided to take a leap of faith by quitting their jobs and building a tiny house to travel the country in. They sold almost everything they had to fund their project. After a year and over 1,000 hours of hard work, "Tiny House Giant Journey" became a reality. Continue reading for a video tour, more pictures and additional information.

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Comic Book Makeup

Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography

Lianne Moseley, a talented artist from Canada, doesn't rely on Photoshop to transform real people into comic characters, just makeup. She's self-trained and is normally hired for weddings and personal photo shoots, but loves spending her free time bringing superheroes to life, shading and all. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an adorable talking husky puppy.

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SCG 003S

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) has unveiled the sleek 003S, its road-going supercar and racecar twin, before they both head to the Geneva Motor Show for their world debuts. This hypercar was inspired by the LMP1/LMP2 prototypes and designed at Granstudio in Turin, Italy, with engineering duties handed over to Podium Engineering and Paolo Catone, who previously worked on the 24 Hours of Le Mans winning Peugeot 905 and 908. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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OakOak Street Art

Street art is essentially visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. Artists who choose the streets as their gallery are often doing so from a preference to communicate directly with the public at large, free from perceived confines of the formal art world. They often travel between countries to spread their designs. Some artists, like OakOak (above), have gained cult-followings, media and art world attention, and have gone on to work commercially in the styles which made their work known on the streets. Continue reading for more.

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Beijing New Airport Terminal

At first glance, this may look like a futuristic spaceport, ready for Virgin Galactic ships to take off into the stars, but it's actually Beijing's all-new airport terminal. This was designed by architect Zaha Hadid, known for cultural institutions, skyscrapers, and residential towers. Once complete, it will be one of the largest hubs in the world for air travel, accommodating up to 45 million passengers a year and clocking in at 7.5 million square feet. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Surreal Photo Manipulations

Photo credit: Erik Johansson

Erik Johansson masterfully blends fantasy with reality (props, real trees, etc.) to create some surreal scenes. Not all of these are purely for show, as the photos below involving cars were commissioned by the Transportation Accident Commission of Australia to illustrate the disorientation that can occur when driving under the influence of drugs. He says: "Although one photo can consist of hundreds of different images...[they] look like it could have been captured." Continue reading for more.

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Hoang Tran Crayon

Hoang Tran, also known online as Wax Nostalgic, is an artist that specializes in taking regular Crayola crayons and transforming them into pop culture icons. He told online webzine Lost at E Minor that he was inspired to make these after seeing the artwork of Diem Chau. Each character that you see here can take from 15-minutes to a few hours to carve, depending on if it's his first attempt or not. Continue reading for more.

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Clever Tattoo

Have you ever looked at someone's tattoo and wondered if they'll regret getting it later down the road? If so, these creative and geeky designs might change your mind. First up, we have someone who decided to tattoo musical notes streaming out of their ear, perfect for when wearing earbuds. For those who don't know, while the rest of our body shrinks as we get older, our noses, earlobes and ear muscles keep getting bigger. That's because they're made mostly of cartilage cells, which divide more as we age. Continue reading for more.

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Wire Animal Sculpture

Photo credit: Kendra Haste

Using only layers of painted galvanized wire atop steel frames, UK artist Kendra Haste creates life-sized animal sculptures. She specializes in using chicken wire as a medium because to her, it "the sense of movement and life, of contour and volume, the contrasts of weight and lightness, of solidity and transparency - values that I find in my natural subjects." Haste adds: "What interests me most about studying animals is identifying the spirit and character of the individual creatures. I try to create a sense of the living, breathing subject in a static 3D form, attempting to convey the emotional essence without indulging in the sentimental or anthropomorphic." Continue reading for more pictures.

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