Thursday, October 18

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There Are Plenty Of Athletes In Rio Right Now, But These Are By Far The Biggest

There Are Plenty Of Athletes In Rio Right Now, But These Are By Far The Biggest

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTBT_ATF'); }); Whether you're lucky enough to be attending the Olympics or you're watching the world's best athletes come together from the couch, you've probably familiarized yourself with a few larger-than-life competitors. Names like Simone Biles, Yusra Mardini, and Katie Ledecky have likely come up over breakfast in the morning and before meetings in the afternoon. You've probably marveled at Michael Phelps' 20th gold medal in an email thread between coworkers or with your spouse during dinner. But what if these athletes (the smallest of whom is just under five feet tall) really were larger than life? Well, thanks to one French artist who goes by the name JR, we don't have to imagi...

This Intricate Wallpaper Is Made With Something That Might Make Your Skin Crawl

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Take a good look at the sumptuous wallpaper in this room. Take a really good look. The bright magenta hue itself is inviting, but once you get past that, get right in there and have a look at those details.When you get close enough, you might want to recoil. That's because these designs are all made from dead insects. Jennifer Angus Yep. Those are all bugs. Jennifer Angus Jennifer Angus This installation is the work of Jennifer Angus, an artist and professor of apparel and textile design at the University of Wisconsin. She was inspired by the beauty of insects after a trip to Thailand, where she encountered "singing shawls," which are traditional shaw...