Surreal art by designer Jati Putra

Jati Putra is a graphic designer who uses simple techniques to create mindblowing art. He manipulates photos in ways that bend reality and present it as if everything is backwards or upside-down. It’s the real world we know and live in but suddenly the sidewalk ends and continues downwards at a 90-degree angle. It feels natural and scary at the same time but the confusion passes when you scroll past several photos and find yourself with your jaw open. Maybe the best way to describe Jati’s art through a movie analogy is “Inception meets Doctor Strange” – buildings and streets bending up and down while the people go on through it as if everything’s normal. The designer’s grasp of the modern surreal art is dreamy and creative while he obviously likes practicing it on peaceful landscapes and urban photos. You can see more of his photos below. Read more

Batman v Superman tattoos

The long-awaited movie is just around the corner but we are treating you to a clash between Batman and Superman right now. Well, a clash in the form of tattoo collections anyway but still worth it. The hype is getting bigger and we already have some pieces picturing the battle between those two childhood superheroes. One is a masked billionaire in black and the other is an alien, amazingly, still hiding his identity by a mere pair of nerdy glasses. We can’t wait to see who shall prevail, the acrobatic technique of the bat or the sheer might of the son Krypton; or they would actually have to unite for the greater good. You will find out on March 25th for US and UK.

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The Ibis Styles hotel in Lviv

The Ibis Styles hotel in Lviv - StanisiThis is the Ibis Styles hotel in Lviv, Ukraine. It is designed by the polish studio EC-5 Architects and aims to capture the cultural and historical aspects of the city in a fresh and modern way. The colors are vivid and suitable for the simple design ideas behind the project. Most of the floors and walls are covered by geometrical patterns, once again brightly colored.

The Ibis Styles in Lviv is part of the Ibis chain, which has almost 300 hotels in 25 countries around the world. The chain prides itself with the distinguished, unique design of its hotels – every one of them represents the history and cultural points of the city it is based in. For example, each floor of the Ibis Styles hotel in Lviv is inspired by the every-day life in the city. There are the bicycles, the railway and the city’s coat of arms lion. See the photos below for the full tour. Read more

Industrial style apartment

Industrial-style-apartment-stanisi-1Interior design can be hard, especially if you’re going for something half-modern, half-you. Everyone wants to be trendy and have the latest and greatest in furniture and decor ideas but sometimes less is better. We are going to show you an apartment which is actually a redesigned industrial space. This is a growing trend with the decreasing availability of housing spaces and to be honest, provides excellent creativity opportunities.

We can see rough walls, exposed bricks and coated steel all around this magnificent apartment, designed to appeal to the artsy, dark-ish side of you. The design is minimal – exposed metal and high-hanging lamps everywhere make you feel like in a storage room, or an emptied factory. However, the modern furniture and vibrant decorations here and there contrast to the cold grey of the metal and bring some live to the place. The fire escape styled staircase and net fences are a really nice touch. You also have an office space and a kitchen with lots of cabinet space.

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5 delicious banana smoothie recipes

5 delicious banana smoothiesThe smoothie is the easiest, creamiest, most delicious way to start the day. It’s a great alternative to the coffee and
the best part is that you can throw pretty much anything you have on hand in the blender and whip some magic in a jar.  Of course, the ingredients have to make some sense for the best results.

Bananas are a always a great choice for the base of you smoothie, it gives it density and flavor, so we’ll start off with five easy banana smoothie recipes.

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The amazing friendship between a dog and a tiny owl

Photographer Tanja Brandt has the most adorable and photogenic pets one could wish for. She says that they are always out together and filming them play just comes naturally. On top of that, the owl Poldi and his friend seem to love posing and showing off their adventurous spirit. Such benevolence, beauty and respect cannot be found in every friendship; but this is no ordinary companionship – this is the story of a dog and his tiny owl friend.

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27 Creative children’s Halloween costumes

You think your Halloween costume is amazing? Well, think again. These children’s costumes might put you to shame – they are creative, clever and most of all, adorable. Some of them are tiny adaptations of famous characters, others – just pure cuteness in a onesie. You can also do most of them by yourself, with the help of some carefully applied make up and several snips of the scissors through the old rags in the closet.

 

Frodo from Lord of the Rings

Frodo from Lord of the Rings

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Tiny, neat apartment in Sweden

Some homes are big, open-spaced and with as much rooms as possible. Others, like this tiny apartment have much more to offer in terms of functionality instead of wide empty areas. It is tiny, it is neat and we love it.

It is located in Sweden, designed by Alexander White over the modest 37 square meters. Despite the limited space, it has everything a normal household needs. Read more

Infused water will keep you fresh through the busy day

Drinking water is important – it hydrates, cleanses your body and regulates its temperature. However, it can get boring just gulping bottle after bottle of ordinary water while you can just infuse it.

Infused water keeps you fresh through the day.

 

This article will show you how to use nature’s gifts to add some nutrition and extra flavor to your water. It can be prepared at home or at work to keep you fresh, motivated and full of creativeness.

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