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Pumpkin Carvings Inspired By Hollywood Movies

Bringing characters and images from the big screen to the side of a pumpkin is no small feat, but these sublimely detailed carvings from the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular in Providence, Rhode Island prove it can be done, and without the grossly inflated budget of a Hollywood movie! Link

The Office Building That is Half in Germany, Half in the Netherlands

Does your company have communication problems? Do some departments act like independent countries? That’s nothing compared to the headquarters building of the computer security company Alunsa. It straddles the Dutch-German border: On one side of the building, there’s a German mailbox and a German policeman. On the other side, a Dutch mailbox and a Dutch policeman. [...]

Josh Atlas And His Strange Sweet Tooth

Artist Josh Atlas clearly has a thing for the sugary side of life, and he expresses his love for the sweet stuff through sculptures and drawings that look decidedly less delicious than the real thing. His strange works are like cautionary tales against eating sweets just before bed, and they’ve put me off of donuts and [...]

Why Not Zoidberg in Stained Glass?

Judith Mascolo’s geeky side comes out when she starts cutting stained glass. She’s made figures from Doctor Who, Super Mario Bros., My Neighbor Totoro, Dungeons & Dragons and more. Link -via Comics Alliance

Gritty Street Photography By Nate “Igor” Smith

Nate “Igor” Smith is known for his work on the photo website Driven By Boredom, but he has another side, a street side that doesn’t involve canned shots of people posing at events, a side that relies on happenstance to capture that perfect moment in time. Nate’s vision is raw and voyeuristic, catching sight of moments [...]

Tree House Fits the Neighborhood Style Perfectly

We’ve previously featured Benjamin Verdonck’s stay inside a human-sized bird nest on the side of a skyscraper in Rotterdam. More recently, he built this tree house in Ghent. Other than one minor difference, you could hardly tell that it’s a new addition to the neighborhood. Link (Google Translate) | Video | Artist’s Website

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Come to the Dark side — we have cookies! The Jedi can offer us nothing but honor and broccoli, as this recruitment poster by Scott Davidson reminds us. Link -via That’s Nerdalicious!

The Dark Side of Creativity

We all want to be creative, but according to recent studies, there is a dark side of creativity: Francesca Gino of Harvard University and Dan Ariely [...]

Who Killed American Kitsch?

After World War II, collecting whimsical ceramic dishes, accessories, and figurines became very popular in the U.S. -and for a while they were all made in America. Some designers became more popular than others, and their works were in high demand. Collectors Weekly talks to Donald-Brian Johnson, author of the book Postwar Pop: Memorabilia of [...]

Project to generate power from volcanoes

Plans are being made to pump 24 million gallons of water into the side of a dormant volcano. Geothermal energy developers are hoping to go ahead with …