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Facebook has made its biggest acquisition in buying Instagram, a company that is under 2 years old with only 13 employees and no revenue, for a whopping $1 billion. The photo sharing start-up has been used by millions of users and counting on iOS devices and has recently been launched on Android’s Google Play. Since its launch, Instagram has managed to get 30 million users snapping pictures, adding filters, and sharing them with their friends.

 

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Dog-behavior illustrator (and Boston Terrier lover)Lili Chin produced this wonderful explanation of her dog's body language.

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Remembering the Titanic Anniversary, the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking. James Cameron and his team pull together a new CGI of how they believe the TItanic sank and reached the ocean floor.

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Monsanto is a beautiful village built in the Portuguese countryside.Featuring narrow streets carved from rock and granite houses squeezed between giant boulders, it looks like a real life Bedrock.
At the top of the 400 feet high hill stands a very old square built fortress / castle. The castle played an important role in Medieval times when the Templars Grand Master built a castle which withstood several battles including the Napoleonic invasions. In 1938, Monsanto was bestowed the most "Portuguese town in Portugal."

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Colsubsidio worked with Lowe/SSP3, an ad agency in Bogota, Columbia to come up with these clever advertisements that will make you do a double-take. The Colsubsidio Book Exchange campaign is simple and direct. It features papercraft silhouettes of iconic storybook characters. Each poster is a brilliant mash-up of two stories: Snow White/Sherlock, Harry Potter/Troy, Little Red Riding Hood/Moby Dick Although these simple cutouts do not necessarily elaborate on the print ad’s tag line, “Come with a story and leave with another,” it does show what literary treasures people can potentially walk away with.

Little Red Riding Hood and Moby Dick

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FiftyThree is an amazing new application for iPad, transforming your favorite tablet into a note pad. Paper isn’t just an evolved sketchpad, providing multiple brushes, colors and other features to paint with, it becomes a multi-book portfolio for each of your inspirations.  These portfolios can be styled and painted themselves, looking like customized moleskine notebooks within your iPad.  In short, if you want to use your iPad to draw, design or doodle, Paper provides endless old-school enjoyment. The App is free but extra pens can be purchased in app aside from the one you get to begin with, and these are essential for making your doodles extra awesome.

Check out this awesome new iPad app Paper by FiftyThree.

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Chinese designer Zhang Zhoujie paves the way of  the future of furniture design in his Triangulation Series collection. The Triangulation Series which investigates the relationship between computer technologies and Wu Wei, one of the principles of Taoism. It means “lack of intervention”.Zhoujie’s designs maximize the potential of the materials used to construct them. Consisting of interconnected triangles, mathematical logic and strategic engineering or the premiss behind this series.

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Based in Portland, Franklin uses glass tubes filled with ionised krypton in order to create the grow. The neon skeleton took more than 1,000 hours, over two years, to complete.

“An anatomical study of the human body considering the mind and body as one entity. Flameworked borosilicate glass, krypton, wood."

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How do you capture the magic of Disney's animated features without using any Disney illustrations? Liverpool-based graphic designer and artist Rowan Stocks-Moore has rendered Disney films the minimalist feel with his latest series of posters.

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This short movie by Lernert & Sander is our “Happy Easter” to our readers

 

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The Apple iPhone is one of the top selling gadgets circulating today, and this little device is a perfect example of the short lifecycle so many of today’s gadgets go through. The mining process for the materials needed is the controversial and often bloody first step in the long road your iPhone travels, and that’s just the beginning. From there, the iPhone materials are mass-produced in overseas factories and then distributed in quantities of growing abundance.

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These might look like antique books, but they're actually salvaged bricks that have been painted to look like they belong in an old library. The faux literature is the brilliant work of Daryl Fitzgerald. Melbourne-based artist Daryl Fitzgerald has given the city’s old bricks a new lease of life by transforming them into antique books. According to Fitzgerald, “It whimsically invokes nostalgia for a time when libraries were cavernous worlds full of yellowing paper, silence and time.”

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