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15 Remarkable Landscape and Forest Wallpapers for your bedroom

There is something about larger than life dreamy forest wall mural photos placed in your bedroom that just makes your mind wonder. On top of that, when these amazing Wall murals are of wildlife, lakes, and just the clean outdoors, it brings you closer to nature. With so many different kinds of forests and landscapes to choose from you can match with any bedroom decor style.

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Photographer Captures The Unique And Amazing People Of The New York Subway (40 Pics)

Have you ever wanted to be a model? Well, if you live in New York and take the subway, you might become one. New York photographer Andreas, better known as Mr. NYC Subway, asks random strangers on the subway if they would like to model for him and the result is quite amazing.

Simple strangers going to work, for dance practice, or just living their lives become professional models. Andreas’s photos also show the many unique, beautiful, and simply fun people in the world! The pictures inspire you to dress the way you want to and express yourself for who you really are.

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My Change From Feeling Creatively Lost To Reaching Success By Learning New Things

One year after the first signs of a pandemic started to show up, every single soul started to notice how it affects our moods. As a full-time (landscape) photographer and digital artist who often travels for work, I was constrained straight from the beginning.

It was only a matter of time until I would fall into a creative rabbit hole.

Before that, I grew my social media audience rapidly from 0 to 30K, which allowed me to pursue my passion full time. Without being able to travel and create new content, I lost all motivation for everything until I opened my mind to new opportunities.

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The Tokyo International Foto Awards 2020 Announces The Best Photos From Around The World (30 Pics)

The winners of the 2020 Tokyo International Foto Awards have been announced—these images will blow your minds!

Tokyo International Foto awards recognize, honor and connect talented photographers from around the world to new audiences and new eyes in the creative circles of Tokyo, Japan. The competition is open to everyone and we invite photographers from all over the world to enter their work. The winners receive prizes that are up to $3,000 USD.

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This Luxurious Villa By LASSA Architects Seamlessly Blends Into The Landscape

Back in 2017, architects Theo Sarantoglou Lalis and Dora Sweijd of LASSA architects designed a luxurious villa in the small Greek seaside village of Foinikounta, located in the southern region of Peloponnese. It is called Villa Ypsilon and its unique design makes the building blend into the landscape almost seamlessly.

According to the villa’s project page, the unique shape of the roof divides the surrounding area into three courtyards, each one of which forms “distinct hemispheres with specific occupancy depending on the course of the sun”. Villa Ypsilon is located on top of a hill meaning that each of the courtyards offers beautiful views of the Schiza and Sapientza islands, as well as a breathtaking view of the mountains.

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Architects Theo Sarantoglou Lalis and Dora Sweijd designed a luxurious villa in the small seaside village of Foinikounta

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The villa, named Villa Ypsilon, is located on top of a mountain and offers spectacular views of the nearby Schiza and Sapientza islands

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The unique shape of the roof divides the surrounding area into three separate courtyards

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The inside of the villa is just as impressive as the outside

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The inside of the villa is separated into two parts: a private area with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a common area containing the kitchen and living room.

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“The circulation through, around and on top of the house forms a continuous promenade comprising indoor and outdoor activities,” writes the studio. “The form of the concrete shell coupled with the planted roof and cross ventilation strategy provides an environmental response which prevents the need for mechanical cooling systems.”

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The villa’s remote location, limited budget, and non-standard geometry meant that a lot of the materials used in the building process had to be prefabricated and assembled off-site, reducing the construction time to just 7 months.

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“We decided to buy a CNC machine that allowed for extensive prototyping and the production of non-standard elements,” said architect Theo Sarantoglou Lalis. “This included the concrete shell formwork, the livingroom lost formwork/acoustic ceiling, custom window frames, interior furniture and partition systems as well as landscape and pool formers.”

The unique design of Villa Ypsilon makes it blend into the landscape almost seamlessly

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Because a lot of materials were prefabricated and assembled off-site, the villa was built in just 7 months

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One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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37 Disney Paintings By Thomas Kinkade That Look Even Better Than The Scenes From The Movies

Even if the name Thomas Kinkade doesn’t ring a bell, you’ve probably seen his works before – especially if you’re a fan of Disney. Thomas was a professional painter and painted many incredible landscape and still life paintings during his life. Back in 2005, the man was commissioned by Disney to paint Disneyland in celebration of its 50th anniversary, and was granted a license to paint the Disney Dreams Collection afterwards. Sadly, Thomas passed away back in 2012, however, Disney extended the license to Thomas Kinkade Studios after the artist’s passing, and they continue creating incredible Disney art to this day.

Check out some of Thomas’ beautiful paintings in the gallery below!

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#1 Little Mermaid Falling In Love

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#2 Cinderella Dancing In The Starlight

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In a recent interview with Bored Panda, Thomas Kinkade Studios said that they create new Limited Edition Disney art every year. “The ideas come from working with Disney, and Disney weighs in on each step of the creation process, so it’s a true collaboration,” says the studio.

#3 Mulan Blossoms Of Love

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#4 Beauty And The Beast’s Winter Enchantment

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“Thomas Kinkade Studios’ portfolio of Disney artwork captures the beauty of Disney fans’ favorite movies and theme parks,” continued the studio. “Each Thomas Kinkade Studios Disney movie painting tells an entire story in one image, using the signature style of “narrative panorama”, and each Disney Theme Park painting captures the magic of favorite family memories.”

#5 Pocahontas

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#6 Beauty And The Beast Dancing In The Moonlight

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#7 Tangled Up In Love

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#8 Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

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#9 Lady And The Tramp Falling In Love

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#10 Pirates Of The Caribbean

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#11 The Aristocats

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#12 Mickey And Minnie – Sweetheart Holiday

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#13 The Lion King – Return To Pride Rock

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#14 Peter Pan’s Never Land

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#15 Winnie The Pooh

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#16 Sleeping Beauty Dancing In The Enchanted Light

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#17 Mickey And Minnie In Paris

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#18 Snow White Dancing In The Sunlight

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#19 101 Dalmatians

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#20 Romance Awakens

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#21 Jasmine Dancing In The Desert Sunset

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#22 Mickey And Minnie – Sweetheart Campfire

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#23 Dreams Come True

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#24 Mickey And Minnie In The Outback

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#25 Mickey And Minnie In Hawaii

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#26 Fantasia

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#27 Mickey And Minnie In The Alps

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#28 Mickey And Minnie In Ireland

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#29 Main Street, U.s.a. Walt Disney World Resort

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#30 Mickey And Minnie In Hollywood

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#31 Mickey And Minnie – Sweetheart Central Park

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#32 90 Years Of Mickey

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#33 Minnie Rocks The Dots On Rodeo Drive

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#34 Mickey And Minnie – Sweetheart Bridge

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#35 Mickey And Minnie – Sweetheart Café

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#36 Mickey And Minnie – Sweetheart Cove

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#37 Disneyland 60th Anniversary

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One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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This Is Why Switzerland Is the Most Exciting Art-Centric Destination Right Now

Although St. Moritz, Gstaad, and other Alpine slopes have long lured ski enthusiasts, there’s yet another lofty reason to head to Switzerland this season. The country is packed with not-to-miss art museums and galleries. For those who can’t hop a jet soon, armchair travelers who love art should also take note.

In Gstaad, Gagosian has installed the Arte Povera artist Giuseppe Penone’s iconic Idee di Pietra, comprising two towering bronze tree sculptures right next to the chic Hotel Le Grand Chalet. Telling of its importance, there’s even a site-specific one at the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi. Meanwhile, the gallery’s Geneva outpost is preparing to mount a Penone exhibition as well, and both the show as well as the installation are on view until March.

 

Gagosian Gallery’s installation of Giuseppe Penone’s Idee di Pietra in Gstaad.

Photo: Marcus Veith / Work by Giuseppe Penone / Courtesy of Gagosian

For such a relatively small town, St. Moritz is chock-a-block with major-league galleries. The Vito Schnabel Gallery is currently featuring “Dan Flavin, to Lucie Rie and Hans Coper, master potters,” which happens to be the first exhibition ever to present their oeuvre together. Flavin collected the work of Rie and Coper, two radical ceramic artists, and the examples on view are from his own personal collection, along with sculptures he made in tribute to them. The show features 18 light works and 15 ceramic works.

 

“Dan Flavin, to Lucie Rie and Hans Coper, master potters” at the Vito Schnabel Gallery in St. Moritz.

Photo: Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich / Courtesy of Vito Schnabel Gallery

“It has always been a dream for me to show Dan Flavin’s work. I was exposed to it at a pretty early age, when I was around 10 or 11 years old,” says Schnabel. “So the opportunity to now work with the Flavin estate is a true honor.”

 

Galerie Gmurzynska St. Moritz’s Diana Widmaier Picasso and Yves Klein exhibition.

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Galerie Gmurzynska, which boasts four galleries, is a longtime stalwart of Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, as well as TEFAF both here and in Holland. Now on view in St. Moritz is the work of Diana Widmaier Picasso as well as Yves Klein, and their Zurich gallery happens to be the last interior exhibition architecture designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid.

 

Galerie Gmurzynska Zurich’s gallery interior designed by Zaha Hadid.

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The Cologne Galerie Karsten Greve was a pioneer in the St. Moritz gallery scene. “When I opened in San Moritz, we were the first international gallery there,” says Greve. “Now it is still one of the most beautiful mountain areas in the world but a destination for an ever-growing number of collectors.” Check out their current show comprising masterworks by Cy Twombly, John Chamberlain, and Joel Shapiro.

 

The Cologne Galerie Karsten Greve in St. Moritz.

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There’s even a veritable artwork on the move through the Swiss Alps; Sarah Morris has emblazoned an entire railway train with her signature bold graphic designs.

 

Sarah Morris train artwork.

Photo: © Sarah Morris / Courtesy of the artist and Petzel, New York

Virtually everyone who treks over to Art Basel knows about the storied Fondation Beyeler. Yes, the Renzo Piano building is a stunner, but what’s inside is also tip-top. A major Baselitz show opens on January 21, but check out their permanent collection, too. There’s a bevy of masterpieces by Henri Rousseau, Richard Serra, and Gerhard Richter.

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Another iconic Renzo Piano–designed museum is the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, currently featuring “Klee in Wartime.” On hand are a staggering 4,000 works.

Then the Karma gallery in Zurich has just expanded and Surrealist fans are in for a treat, as Swiss artist Méret Oppenheim takes center stage. No less than the London and Zurich–based Caruso St John architectural firm, which designed the Tate Britain, Millbank, has transformed the Karma gallery.

 

Kunsthaus Zürich’s Impressionist collection includes works by Monet and Rodin.

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The Kunsthaus Zürich, the city’s modern-art museum, boasts a staggering 150 sculptures and 20 paintings by Alberto Giacometti. Plus, the ahead-of-the-curve museum has been collecting video art since 1979. Switzerland’s oldest museum, the Kunstmuseum Bern, includes a permanent collection boasting first-rate works by Paul Klee and Pablo Picasso.

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THIS HAS BEEN VOTED THE WORLD’S FAVORITE COLOR

“Marrs Green” has been voted the World’s Favorite Color. The findings follow a global survey by papermakers G . F Smith, where thousands of people spanning over 100 countries worldwide voted for their most loved color.

The teal shade has been named “Marrs Green” in honor of survey participant Annie Marrs, who chose the shade closest to the winning hue.

“I’m absolutely delighted to have picked the World’s Favorite Color!” says Marrs. “The color was inspired by the landscape that surrounds me at home in Scotland and that deep green hue with a tinge of blue has always been a favorite of mine.”

Marrs Green will now join the iconic Colorplan range as the temporary 51st shade, and is now available for use by designers, brands and individuals.

Caroline Till, editor of Viewpoint Colour Magazine, said the teal color resonates with so many of us globally due to a yearning for the harmony of nature.

“As the contemporary condition of ‘nature deficit’ rises in the context of increasingly urban and digital lifestyles, we seek to reconnect with the natural world, hence the current global popularity of the color green,” says Till. “In these uncertain times, where political and social upheaval has become the norm, we crave the calming tranquility of green and its association with the reassuring certainty of nature’s cycles.”

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Inside Out Painting Series: Taj Mahal

You know the idea of using plants and flowers in a room, bringing the outside in? For years, this concept has been very popular in designing an interior space that would make the occupants feel like they are experiencing being in nature simultaneously. This idea is still in practice and provides for great human experiences.

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