Is this Earth or outer space? This surreal and elegiac time-lapse by Murray Fredericks presents us with jaw-dropping beauty that makes Australia's Lake Eyre look like the far corners of a distant planet.
We can finally say goodbye to all those useless greens we have sitting around the house. This electric bonsai, or "Electree" takes in sunlight to perform functions such as charging phones, charging tablets - well, charging in general. Designed by Vivien Muller, this attractive hybrid of technology and art has been in the works since 2008. The project hopes to be completed with the help of Kickstarter.
Man, the '60s were a crazy time. In this photoshoot for Harper's Bazaar in 1963, Melvin Sokolsky put real women inside bubbles on the streets of Paris, giving us the impression that anything was possible before CGI.
Renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has a long proven fascination with minimalism, colors and landscapes. Her "Obliteration Room" was an experiment to see how thousands of people would decorate a large white room. The result? A vista of colorful dots, an exhibition of randomness, and an unforgettable scene. The installation was featured as part of her "Look Now, See Forever" show at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art earlier this year.
It makes perfect sense that Southern California's truest beauty can only be caught on film. The golden land of make-believe lends itself perfectly to the long-exposures on a telephoto lens, giving the illusion of paintbrush strokes which are in fact just motions captured on camera. Photographer David Orias aptly names this series Waves.
Accidental artwork or a planned masterpiece? Chinese artist and illustrator Hua Tunan (also known as Chen Yingjie) creates stunning ink paintings that look as effortless as coincidental spillages. His interest in Western graffiti, combined with his classical Chinese training, has led him to become a pioneer in the world of street art.
Artist Jonathan Harris asked the villagers of Bhutan, a small Himalayan kingdom, to write down their wishes on balloons. The number of balloons they held represented the level of happiness they had in their lives. According to Business Week, Bhutan is the eighth happiest country in the world.
Brian Despain finds beauty in tin, sorrow in rust. Weather-beaten, worn, falling apart, inorganic but very much alive, his robots make up in spirit what they lack in polish.
The greatest stories are always, at heart, about people. Today, in the overwhelming and overpopulated Asian megacities it can be hard to find individuality amongst the chaos. British photographer Jasper James has traveled around these places and created a beautiful project entitled "City Silhouettes." These pictures add a highly personal perspective to the vast, anonymous landscapes of Tokyo, Shenzhen and Shanghai. James has also been commissioned by a range of clients including British Airways, Vanity Fair, Ferrari and more.