Wood Meets Architecture by Henrique Oliveira

The work of Henrique Oliveira crosses the genres of architecture and art, questioning the perceptions and labels of sculpture and painting. Describing himself primarily as a painter, Oliveira has nonetheless embarked on the creation of imposing sculptures made of wood. They occupy living spaces by invading rooms, windows…as if nature powerfully regained the upper hand over urbanization. 

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Innovative Artist’s House & Sudio in Ghana

Artist Amoako Boafo asked the studio Tzou Lubroth Architekten to design a hybrid building topology that combines a house, a painter’s studio, a gallery and installations for three artists in residence in Ghana. The project was motivated by Baofo’s desire to return to his home village, Accra, with the mission of bringing new energy to the city’s art scene.closevolume_off

The house consists of two volumes that interact through slight changes in geometry. The artist’s house and studio occupy one volume while the residences, dining rooms and public gallery occupy the other. By hybridizing public and private spaces, the house was to become something new, something more than just a dwelling.

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26 Adorable Comics Every Cat Owner Will Relate To

Red is a 22-year-old self-taught Dutch artist who has been creating comics for the past few years. Sadly, the artist recently found herself losing motivation for creating art – that’s when she adopted Sweety, and adorable young Ragdoll who was rescued from a breeder after having two litters. When Red brought the kitten home, she noticed all the silly little quirks she had and as Sweety slowly opened up to her, inspiration struck the artist once again. She now illustrates all of her silly shenanigans and uploads two comics to her Instagram every week – check them out in the gallery below!

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#2 Attention

#3 Card Game

#4 Blanket

#5 Cuddles

#6 Floofiness Scale

#7 Nap

#8 Cat Bakery

#9 Comfiness Scale

#10 Hey!

#11 Good Morning

#12 Stress Response

#13 Chonkiness Scale

#14 Food

#15 Softer Than Bunnies

#16 Distracted

#17 The Perfect Spot

#18 Litterbox

#19 Shedding Season

#20 Pendemic

#21 Fresh Laundry

#22 Inspection

#23 New Mic

#24 Kisses

#25 The Queen

#26 Dutch Candy

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Amazing Concrete Micro-Homes by Fala Atelier

The architecture studio Fala Atelier has built six micro apartments around a communal garden in Porto, Portugal.
The Portuguese studio renovated a pair of granite buildings to create a row of five 30-square-metre houses next to a slightly larger single-family home, all of which share similar interior design, materials and finishes.closevolume_off

Each house has a living space on the ground floor lit by a pair of shuttered windows, one of which acts as a door, with a staircase leading to a sleeping area that is placed above a bathroom.

“This project explains our architectural ambition: we want to create independently of the limits imposed by the original building and the starting conditions” explains the studio.

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Vintage Plates Become Memes Thanks To Typography

Canadian artist Marie-Claude Marquis gives a second life to traditional enamel plates from “grandmothers”. The kitsch of these white dishes with patterns of kittens or flowers, are transformed under the artist’s typographic intervention into pop culture references. 

Since then, her own collection has only grown, from dishes to decanters. Collecting each of these vintage objects is an excuse to create deeply contemporary design objects. Inspired by her own memories, her reflections and emotions, Marie-Claude Marquis rekindles kitsch in her ultimate vintage dream.

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“Dancers & Dogs”: Photographs Of Dancers and Their Pups

For years, the photographers duo Kelly Pratt Kreidich and Ian Kreidich have specialized in dance photography. They recently had an idea; capture the relationship that dancers and their dogs have with classical dance. The hundred photos of dogs and dancers are brought together in a beautiful art book “Dancers & Dogs”, combining a clean and elegant aesthetic, but also funny and sensitive.closevolume_off

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This Photographer Captures The Most Beautiful Front Doors Around London (30 Pics)

Bella Foxwell is a self-proclaimed “door lover” based in London who captures and shares the most beautiful doors around the British capital on her Instagram page titled The Doors of London.

Bella’s job involves building accounts for big consumer brands and she started the Doors of London account as a challenge to see if she could practice what she preaches. “Since I was already obsessed with doors, it felt like a natural fit as my ‘niche,’” said the woman in an earlier interview with Bored Panda. She says that stumbling across a street full of doors that you never knew existed is the best feeling – and looking at the photos, we couldn’t agree more.

See Bella’s photos of the most beautiful doors around London in the gallery below!

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15 Funny Comics Illustrating What Happens In Hogwarts When No One’s Watching

Sarah Dunlavey, aka Madame Lady, is a comic artist from Montreal who creates funny comic strips on a daily basis. The artist says she has started posting daily back in 2016 and just hasn’t stopped since! “Creating comics and making people smile is my fuel, I love it,” says Sarah.

The artist regularly creates comics featuring characters from various movies, books, and TV shows, and has recently shared some hilarious strips featuring ones from the Harry Potter series. So if you ever wondered what happens in Hogwarts behind closed doors, you’ve come to the right place.

Check out Sarah’s hilarious Harry Potter comics in the gallery below!

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This Artist Switched The Genders Of 24 Pop Culture Characters

Sakimi Chan, AKA Sakisakimi, is a 29-year-old Canadian artist and illustrator who recently decided to challenge the way we see some of our favorite pop culture characters by flipping their genders. Not only that, the artist also drew them in an amazing anime style that we’re sure you’ll appreciate.

Among the characters Sakimi recreated are heroes like Superman and Elsa, as well as villains like Cruella de Vil and the Joker. Check out the artist’s illustrations in the gallery below and if you like this sort of gender switches, check out the male superhero pin-ups by David Talaski here!

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#1 Cruella De Vil

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#2 Pocahontas

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#3 Hades

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#5 Elsa

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#6 Joker

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#7 Maleficent

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#8 Snow White

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#9 Esmeralda

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#10 Wizard Howl And Sophie Hatter

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#11 Ariel

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#12 Phillip And Aurora

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#13 Ariel

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#14 Princess Mononoke

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#15 Elsa And Jack Frost

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#16 Jack Skellington And Sally

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#17 Jessica Rabbit

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#19 Alice And Cheshire Cat

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#20 Beauty And The Beast

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#22 Jinx

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20 ‘Hidden’ Features Of Everyday Things Explained

There are certain designs that we’re so used to, we hardly ever question why they’re created that way. You know, like the ridges on the sides of coins or the fluffy pom-poms on winter beanies. Well, these subtle design quirks are actually there for a reason and had served a purpose back in the day. Some of actually still do even to this day – and I’m pretty sure they’ll leave you pleasantly surprised.

Check out some interesting features ‘hidden’ in the things many of us use every day in the gallery below! And if you love secrets and hidden things, see our previous posts here and here.

#1 Half-belts

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Back in the day, some military jackets used to double as blankets and the half-belt helped keep the extra material from getting into the soldiers’ way. Nowadays they’re mostly used as a fashion accessory.

#2 Notebook margins

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As fun as it may be too doodle in the margins of a notebook during a boring lecture, that’s not the original reason why they’re there. Back in the old days, rats were a pretty common guest in many people’s homes – and they loved to chew on everything they could find, including paper. That’s why manufacturers began adding margins to notebooks. The idea behind the design was that the rats would first chew the empty margins, leaving the important contents intact.

#3 Brass doorknobs

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Brass actually has antimicrobial properties, meaning they kill a wide range of microbes in a matter of hours.

#4 Pom-poms on beanies

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Pom-poms may look pretty adorable but they actually served a purpose back in the day – French sailors used to wear them so they wouldn’t bang their heads on the ceiling during storms.

#5 Fabric swatches

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Most coats nowadays come with a few extra buttons and a little fabric swatch. And while you can use the little piece of material to patch up a hole, its main purpose is to test out cleaning products so you don’t accidentally ruin your coat.

#6 Ridges on the sides of coins

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Back when the value of coins was equal to their weight, some people used to try to cheat the system by shaving the edges of coins and using the material to mint new ones. The edges were added as a protection measure, to make it obvious to see if the coins were tampered with.

#7 Rivets

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Apart from looking cool, rivets help hold the thick fabric of your jeans together and make them last much longer.

#8 Holes in pen caps

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As many people love to chew on pen caps, accidental swallowing is not that uncommon. Making a hole in the cap ensures you can breathe even with a pen cap stuck down your throat.

#9 Holes on lollipop sticks

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The reason for this one is very simple – when molten caramel is poured in the mold, a small bit of it gets inside this tiny hole and ensures that the tasty bit doesn’t fall off the stick.

#10 The tiny arrow on the fuel gauge

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This tiny arrow indicates what all of us forget even years after we’ve been driving our cars – the side in which the fuel cap is located.

#11 Wrench-shaped screwdriver handles

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Some screwdrivers’ handles are uniquely shaped so you can slide a wrench over them to create more torque. However, be careful with this one – applying too much torque can easily strip the head of a bolt so use an impact driver when you can.

#12 Double erasers

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We’ve all heard the rumor that the blue part of the eraser erases pen marks yet despite many attempts, it never seemed to work. Well, the true purpose of the different sides of these erasers is a little different. The pink side is used on light grades of paper to delete light pencil marks, while the blue one is used on coarser paper to delete dark marks.

#13 Extra eyelets on shoes

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The extra eyelets are used when you tighten your shoe around your ankle. That way it provides more stability and keeps your shoe from moving around when climbing or hiking.

#14 Drawer under the oven

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The original purpose of the drawer under your oven was to store food so it doesn’t get cold until it’s time to serve it. Nowadays we mostly use it to store pans and other kitchen utensils.

#15 Left-hand buttons on women’s shirts

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The tradition of having the buttons of women’s shirts oriented on the left side comes from way back in the day when having them oriented this way was a sign of wealth. Having them on the left meant that a chambermaid dressed you and it was easier for them to button up shirts with this orientation.

#16 Tiny holes in locks

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The tiny holes not only help drain water out, but they can also be used to oil the insides of the lock.

#17 Ridges on “F” and “J” keys

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The ridges help users locate the keys on the keyboard by touch, meaning you don’t have to look down when typing.

#18 Cedarwood coat hangers

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Cedarwood coat hangers not only help retain the shape of clothes better than plastic ones, they also repel bugs and moths, ensuring your woolen coats and jackets remain free of tiny holes.

#19 The “57” marking on a Heinz bottle

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The number “57” marks the spot where you can tap the bottle to make ketchup come out of the bottle easier.

#20 Tiny holes in airplane windows

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The tiny holes in airplane windows prevent pressure from building up in the cabin and also ensures that the windows don’t fog up from the breath of the passengers.255 shares

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