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The Twisted Trees of Slope Point

Image credit Slope Point is the southernmost point of the South Island of New Zealand. The area is frequently knocked with strong and chilling winds from Antarctica. Consequently, trees there grow leaning toward the north. The land around Slope Point is used for sheep farming and it remains uninhabited by humans. The distorted mini-forest was…

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The Dragon Skull Seed Pod

The Antirrhinum , commonly known as the snapdragon, is a popular garden plant. The common name “snapdragon”, originates from the flowers’ reaction to having their throats squeezed, which causes the “mouth” of the flower to snap open like a dragon’s mouth. However there is more to this plant than that. Once the flowers have died,…

Dr Chau Chak Wing Building

‘Dr. Chau Chak wing building’ at University of Technology, Sydney, designed by Frank Gehry is contrived to look like it has been damaged, and yet still stands. Gehry is an architect whose crazy curves are his calling card. The intriguing asymmetrical facade and the building’s design is described by the university as symbolic of ‘innovative thinking…

Flower Turns Transparent in the Rain

Diphylleia grayi also known as the skeleton flower. native to moist wooded mountainsides in colder regions of China and Japan, has petals that turn transparent with the rain. Blooming from mid-spring to early-summer, these little pretties prefer shady conditions and should only receive partial sunlight. While these characteristics and preferences may seem on the level,…

Macabre Sculptures by Maria Rubinke

Danish artist Maria Rubinke creates traditional porcelain sculptures, but  in a twisted  manner. Her sculptural works portrait children in gruesome situations. A combination of cute and gore. Although criticized  by many, Maria Rubinke has her unique art style.

The Whimsical Furniture of Lila Jang

Korean sculptor Lila Jang has created surreal versions of 18th-century French furniture. Tables, chairs, desks, and stools are transformed from ordinary to extraordinary. Living in a tiny Parisian apartment, Jang found joy in escaping monotony by bending furniture into shape so these could fit into the tiny space. Says Jang, “My work represents who and…

Bottled Smoke Drawings by Jim Dingilian

Artist Jim Dingilian has an unconventional way of creating art. Instead of crafting images with paint or graphite, he uses smoke as his medium. His drawings are created with candle smoke inside empty glass bottles and are reminiscent of some forgotten 19th-century imaging technique. The artist begins by coating the bottles’ inner surfaces with smoke, and…