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I Created Light Fixtures Inspired By Star Wars

With a minimalist style, designed to look like something you’d put at home, yet delicately catching the essence of the origin, these lighting fixtures are all inspired from Star Wars movies.

Having that Scandinavian style, They are presented as pages in a Swedish catalog. The names remind the origin but converted to resemble Swedish and for credibility, paragraphs were added in google-translated Swedish with content from the original character’s Wikipedia page.

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/star-wars-lamp-design-eyal-rosenthal/

If Cartoon Characters Looked Their Age

Andrew Tarusov, a Russian artist, created a series of illustrations portraying our favourite cartoon characters as pensioners. The artist imagined each of them having had a long and complicated life.

Micky is the animation tycoon, Goofy didn’t get insurance and became homeless, Daisy left Donald because of his gambling, Tom & Jerry have health problems because of their reckless youth and many of them are older than 80.

Andrew Tarusov has  settled down in Los Angeles, California. Having studies for 10 years, his occupation is art and animation. He likes vintage style Pin-Ups and comics.

Tom & Jerry – 75 (1940 – …)

Donald Duck – 81 (1934 – …)

Tweety & Sylvester – 73 (1942 – …)

Buggs & Lola Bunny – 77 (1938 – …)

Mickey & Minnie Mouse – 87 (1928 – …)

Daffy Duck – 78 (1937 – …)

Daisy Duck – 75 (1940 – …)

Goofy – 83 (1932 – …)

Road Runner & Wile E. Coyote – 66 (1949 – …)

Porky Pig – 80 (1935 – …)

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/if-cartoon-characters-looked-their-age-andrew-tarusov/

Old Bike Parts Turned Into Impressive Chandeliers

Artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock transformed old bike parts into six spectacular chandeliers, and hung them in the underpass of Theo/Malone and IH-35 San Antonio, Texas. ‘Ballroom Luminoso’ chandeliers contain a custom-made LED light installation, which turned the space into a magnificent shadow theater and a new spot for people to enjoy some public art. The bike parts create intricate shadow patterns and make the underpass look truly surreal. [Read more…]

‘Ballroom Luminoso’ globes also contain small medallions, which are designed to reflect “on the community’s agricultural history, strong Hispanic heritage, and burgeoning environmental movement“, as explained by the artists. The project of bringing this urban space on the public art map was carried out by the San Antonio City’s Department for Culture and Creative Development. “By incorporating public art into the most accessible places, we are bringing our community together and creating an inviting neighborhood for our residents and for other members of our city,” said representatives of the Council.

This definitely brings more color the city! What do you think?

Website: jbpublicart.com via: thisiscolossal


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I Document My Kids Spending Idyllic Summers Without Computers

Once again I wanted to present my series that I have been creating since 2012. I capture my children and their cousins during the holidays in the countryside, where they usually spend more than a month each summer. Children come to idyllic natural setting to spend time without a computer, internet, or Playstation. I am very glad that for a while I can feel like in my childhood. I watch them, often participate in games or even invent them. There, I’m happy…

I would like my children to enjoy such a carefree childhood as long as possible. Currently, children are 13, 9, 9 and 6-years-old, enjoying their summer with my two dogs Tosia and Leia, and dogs in the neighborhood. You can find more perfect summer moments on the previous post

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/children-photography-summer-izabela-urbaniak/

Vertical Panoramas of New York Churches by Richard Silver Inspired By Pope’s Visit

Photographer Richard Silver has published a new series of vertical church panoramas (he submitted his

Church of St. Stephen / Church of St. Paul the Apostle

Church of St. Francis Xavier

Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava / Church of the Village

Calvary Episcopal Church

Vincent St. de Paul / Most Holy Redeemer Church

St. Monica’s Church

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/vertical-panoramic-churches-new-york-richard-silver/

Watch This Dog’s Adorable Apology After He Steals A Baby Girl’s Toy

“Oh s**t” moments are not just human – they are common to the entire animal kingdom. When Charlie the adorable beagle took his owner’s daughter’s toys away, she immediately protested, and he sprang into action to apologize!

The way Charlie decided to fix his mistake was hilarious. He began piling toys into Laura’s baby chair, returning the toy he took with considerable interest. The little girl is eventually covered in toys, but she also stops crying!

Charlie’s owner explains that “When Charlie takes any of Laura’s toys he always gives it back. We keep her toys in the basket, but he loves to open it and bring it to her (WITHOUT ASKING).” He responded to criticism that the video is staged by posting a video to Facebook showing Charlie retrieving toys without commands.

More info: Facebook | Youtube

Little Laura started crying after Charlie the beagle stole her toy

Charlie pulled out Laura’s toy box in an attempt to make things right

Under his owner’s admonishing eye, Charlie began to bring Laura gifts and toys…

…and even more toys and gifts…

Eventually, the little girl was covered in toys!

Watch the full video:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eV8k2cpAptU?rel=0]

P.S.: Charlie’s owner responded to critics who said that it had all been staged by posting this video on Facebook, explaining that Charlie loves to bring Laura toys from her toy box


Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/dog-apology-baby-toys-laura-charlie/

Surreal Photo Manipulations By Ex-Ballet Dancer Kylli Sparre

Young or old, it’s never too late to change directions in life and begin chasing your dreams instead of just your obligations.  Photographer Kylli Sparre is a perfect example of this – she discovered that she wanted to be a photographer only after completing professional ballet school.

“When the studies were over, I realized it wasn’t the path for me. I have been searching for an outlet for my creativity ever since. [A few] years ago I found it in photography and never looked back,” writes the artist on her website. The influence of her professional ballet experience is clear in her current photography work – the models in her surreal and dream-like pictures are filled with grace, effortless poise, elegance and beauty. [Read more…]

The graceful models’ dream-like appearance is only enhanced by their flowing dresses and by the foggy, dream-like surroundings they’re shot in.

Sparre’s portfolio and prints are available on her website and at Qlick Editions. She also shares her work with fans on Facebook.

Fortunately for us, Sparre agreed to answer some of our questions and share some insights into her work and inspirations with us:

“I think it does take courage [to switch professions], but for me it was scarier to stay pursuing something that is not my passion,” said ex-ballet dancer Kylli Sparre.

“I had no idea what it is that I should or could be doing. I had this very strong feeling that I need to go and find what it is that I love.”

“It took me years to finally find what truly inspires me. The feeling I get, when a picture turns out the way I imagine… I get so much energy and I love to be alive!”

“I never realized that I am inspired by dance until people started telling me that. So it is unconscious. Now I see that it influences the way I see the lines of a body and the movement [that] I am drawn to.”

“I am mostly interested in showing emotions and relationships, also solitude and its many forms.”

For more enchanting and mesmerizing surreal photography similar to Sparre’s, check out Caras Ionut’s dream-like photos and Erik Johanssonn’s surreal photo manipulations.


Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/surreal-photography-kylli-sparre-sparrek/

City Council Refuses A Garage Permit, This Man Finds A Genius Solution

Sometimes you can’t take a “no” for an answer. Even if it’s a “no” from your local council. Belgian Eric Vekeman couldn’t accept the fact that a garage permit was refused, so he built it anyway.

Eric decided to get a garage after he’d closed his food shop. But it turned out it was not possible due to the protection of the townscape. So the man build his garage a clever way – from the outside it looks like a regular shop’s window. That’s a great example of outside of the box thinking.

It may seem like a lot of work, but the whole opening process takes less than two minutes. Yet Eric still dreams to make the door automatic. And who can stop this rebel when he has a clear cause?

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/secret-garage-door-city-council-permit-eric-vekeman/

Surreal Self-Portraits by 22-Year-Old Noell S. Oszvald

Hungarian-based photographer Noell S. Oszvald presents such a powerful self-portrait portfolio that you wouldn’t believe she’s been taking pictures for just over one year now.

The 22-year-old makes black and white pictures only, as she says she finds colors distracting. “I feel the same way about clothes and other matters of appearance, which why I like to reduce my images to forms, composition and content,” she says. [Read more…]

Noell also refuses to write any descriptions below her photos, and sticks to captions only in order to leave the room for interpretation for the viewers. “I don’t want to tell people what to see in my images,” she says, “It shows what I wish to express but everyone is free to figure out what the picture says to them. It’s very interesting to read so many different thoughts about the same piece of work.”

Maybe because her self-portraits are so emotional and touching, Noell sometimes even struggles to decide if it’s worthwhile publishing them. This is what happened to Prejudice, which she took down from her flickr profile with a fear that people would judge accuracy of composition. This just shows how much thought and emotions Noell puts into her work – and that makes it all the more special.

Website: flickr


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After Losing 8 Friends To Suicide, I Invited People To Lie Down In Lithuania To Show The Suicide Rate

A colleague of mine committed suicide. The reason was alcohol. A year later – a classmate. Two more colleagues also committed suicide, followed by another friend and then – an acquaintance. So far, I have lost 8 friends. Then stories started reaching me – someone’s mother, father, brother or a lover committed suicide.

I live in Lithuania, where people commit suicide three times more often than people in other European countries. Around 1,000 people a year, or almost 3 a day! However, the authorities haven’t made any effective decisions. We only have about 300 volunteers in three biggest cities, and the workload is so huge they can pick up only every fourth or fifth call. We’ve got only 2,8 million people. We seem to have a death wish.

What can I do? I am a known actor, so I invited people over Facebook, urging to donate to a suicide prevention hotline called “Jaunimo linija.” They can only pick up every 4th or 5th call, and these donations can help them pick up every 2nd or 3rd. I decided to do something big in the Cathedral square of our capital Vilnius as well. 1095 people were invited to lie down (statistically 3 people commit suicide every day) in the square. Around 500 came. Despite that, I believe the event reached it’s goal- the media keeps receiving articles by specialists and people are discussing the issue online. The event was spread to 12 000 people on Facebook.

As of today, I have lost 8 friends to suicide

Image credits: Karolis Janulis

I live In Lithuania where people commit suicide three times more often than people in other European countries

Image credits: Ieva Budzeikaitė

However, no urgent decisions from the authorities are made. We only have a few volunteers picking up only every fourth or fifth call

Image credits: Image credits: 

Image credits: Justina Butkutė

Every life matters, so we need to do everything we can to save them

Image credits: Mindaugas Kulbis

You can watch the full event here:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMhbRsYGqww]

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/ive-decided-make-a-step/