Stephan Zirwes / Pools

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Between the amount of Olympic swimming coverage I’ve been watching and the heatwave that’s happening outside, Stephan Zirwes‘ latest – Pools – seems like the perfect thing. Zirwes is a master of aerial photography, one of my favorite things, and took to the air in southern Germany to capture these manmade bodies of water. Only the pool tiles were manipulated to create a canvas and minimize distraction.

 

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Happy Weekend

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1/ Giant living painting with 26,500 real flowers at London’s National Gallery.
2/ Spanish street artist Pejac hangs gravity-defying shoes over city streets.
3/ Rocking chair bed.
4/ Inside the crazy world of Olympic pin trading.
5/ Aerial photos that capture the divide between rich and poor in South Africa.
6/ The creative projects inspired by the 2016 Rio Olympics.
7/ A glimpse inside a handmade amusement park 40 years in the making.
8/ Mesmerizing kinetic sculpture at the 2016 Olympics glitters like the sun.
9/ DNA-shaped suspension bridge inspired by the Olympic rings.
10/ A clever ring that let’s women point out the obvious.

 

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1/ We’re giving away a George Nelson Bubble Lamp on Instagram!
2/ bunglo
3/ Daniel Entonado
4/ Eight new notebooks
5/ Lorraine Nam
6/ Michael Nykamp’s Mid-Century Modern Homes
7/ Ring Soap
8/ Sigrid Calon Memory Game
9/ Snapbacks are where it’s at

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Michelle Fader

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I’m over here today crushing on the photography of Michelle Fader, some of which is based on exaggerated memories from her own life or stories that have been told to her. The hazy edges and realness of every shot makes them so familiar you might start to wonder if they’re moments from your own life instead.

 

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Happy Weekend

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1/Rent this floating house on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef  2/Brian Finke captures sad desk lunches  3/Emillie Ferris’ hyperrealistic embroidered pet portraits  4/Check out the new IKEA museum  5/Nike’s summer shoe collab is a floral dream come true  6/Haroshi carves stacked skateboard decks into colorful sculptures  7/Japanese restaurant serves noodles in elegant ice bowls  8/A dizzying infographic takes us through 146 years of music  9/Instagram chef turns junk food into next level cuisine  10/A collection of colorful crafted ceilings  11/Send your friends an envelope of the night sky

 

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1/Backpacks + Rucksacks  2/Conrad Crispin Jones  3/Designer Fund / Moniker  4/Graham Yarrington  5/Kate Hush  6/Laura Jane Scott  7/Tips + Tricks: Food Styling and Photography  8/Print Edition: August 2016  9/Tacopedia

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Tips + Tricks: Food Styling and Photography

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I’m endlessly fascinated by food styling and photography because when it’s executed in an interesting way, well, it just doesn’t get any better. Time and time again I find I’m drawn to a certain style of the art that’s equal parts delicious and creative – I definitely want to jump into the photo and devour whatever’s on display but I’m also deconstructing just what makes it so beautiful.

Check out these tips and tricks whether you’re looking to amp up your Instagram lunch shots, an aspiring food blogger, or just love amateur photography.

  1. Play with light and shadow
  2. Experiment with interesting cropping
  3. Take direct overhead photos
  4. Play with action shots
  5. Show off the messy aftermath
  6. Display deconstructed ingredients
  7. Showcase the monochromatic

 

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Coco Cake Land

 

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Garnish & Glaze

 

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Grant Cornett

 

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Joseph de Leo

 

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Kang Kim

 

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Local Milk

 

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Rachel Correra

 

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Rachel Korinek

 

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Shay Cochrane

 

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Stephanie Gonot

 


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Benoit Paillé / Surreal Mexico

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I’ve yet to travel to Mexico, but Benoit Paillé‘s Surreal Mexico series captures what it looks like in my mind’s eye. Hot, sultry, and a little dirty around the edges. These photographs aren’t set up, rather they’re spontaneous and use a flash and color gels to get the effects seen. Surreal pictures without extensive retouching and digital manipulation is a real treat these days!

 

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Matthias Heiderich

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I could write about Matthias Heiderich for days, both because his architectural photography is so good and because there’s such a plethora of it to explore. He always seems to be looking up and out, busily capturing everyday beauty that others don’t seem to see on their own.

 

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Happy Weekend

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1/Edward Hopper’s paintings are brought to life by film director Gustav Deutsch.  2/Ralph Graf documents the emptiness of abandoned houses and military bases.  3/In Pizza Hunt friends travel the world taking photos of old Pizza Huts.  4/Laura Zalenga creates dreamscapes inspired by the Brothers Grimm.  5/Lee Stewart‘s minimal tattoo style mimics brushstrokes.  6/Haruka Misawa‘s 3D printed waterscape aquariums.  7/Molekule, the molecular air purifier.  8/A wheelchair that might actually change lives.  9/Truck-A-Float, a hotel in Rockaway.  10/Vivid Sydney cloaks the city is a display of vibrant lights.

 

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1/Angel Oloshove  2/Cecile van Hanja  3/12 July DIYs  4/Katy Ann Gilmore  5/Nicole Tijoux  6/My 3 Cats + Helping Purina Help Cats in Need  7/Su-Jeong NAM  8/4 Manicures I Might Actually Try

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Happy Weekend

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1/Jidouhanbaiki is a photo series that explores Japan’s obsession with vending machines   2/Chihiro Ogura creates cookie masterpieces inspired by cultural Japanese motifs   3/Inks, a modernist art app disguised as a pinball puzzler   4/Rippling liquid marble mimics a flowing river in Petit Loire   5/Serpentine tattoos by Mirko Sata weave black and white ink together   6/A model painted with glowing makeup lights up beautifully under UV light in Neon Dream   7/Paper flowers by Haruka Misawa   8/Hair stenciling in the new trend everyone will be trying   9/France has a wine theme park, La Cité du Vin   10/The Beach Vault will keep your stuff from getting stolen at the beach

 

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1/Happy 4th of July   2/Print Edition: July 2016   3/Bonnie and Neil   4/Anna King   5/WKNDLA   6/Endre Penovác   7/To Wallpaper or Not to Wallpaper   8/Leslie Weaver

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