Singular Beauties Revealed By The Romanian Photographer Michelle De Rose

Poetic, ethereal, naive and slightly fantastic, the Romanian photographer Michelle de Rose‘s universe make the magic happens at each shot. She wants to reveal the inner emotions through several striking portraits, sometimes even surrealistic, to offer romantic works able to touch its spectators.

The artist is particularly fascinated by the different microexpressions and personalities a face can show. She confesses being attracted by the singular, strange beauties, those almost never shown in the media: big eyes, the physical particularities of the Albino people, the women who are never considered as models by society, fragile and pale hands, the sadness of a face, impatient and wild souls, etc. According to her, this is where the definition of beauty lies: captivating qualities and flaws mixed with many «attractive weirdness».

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Winning Photos Of The UK Dog Photographer Of The Year 2018

First place, Puppies. Klaus Dyba from Germany took this photograph of Ceylin, a three-month-old Italian greyhound. (Photo by Klaus Dyba/Dog Photographer of the Year 2018)


First place, Dogs at Work. A group shot of spaniels and retrievers after a hard day’s work, by Tracy Kidd from the UK. (Photo by Tracy Kidd/Dog Photographer of the Year 2018)

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Russian Artist Transforms Old, Shabby Walls Into Mesmerizing Art Objects

Sofia Maksimova, a Russian artist from Irkutsk, certainly has a very special source of artistic inspiration and tons of imagination: she amuses herself by transforming badly plastered walls into small pieces of art, posting “before” and “after” pics of transformed plastered walls (with drawings inspired by their beguiling kinks and contours).

As a child, the artist liked to see images in the contours of walls, ceilings and building facades. She imagined mythological giants, creatures and entire story plots woven into the surface.

More: Instagram h/t: rbth


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Breathtaking Entries From The UK Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2018

The competition is run by Royal Observatory Greenwich sponsored by Insight Investment and in association with BBC Sky at Night Magazine. This year astrophotographers from 91 countries sent in more than 4,200 spectacular entries.

Rigel and the Witch Head Nebula, taken by Mario Cogo from Namibia. (Photo by Mario Cogo/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018)

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Pillows With A Cleverly Hidden Message For Uninvited Guests

These are the Pearl Reveal Cushions designed and sold by Pardeep S. She came up with the idea after a neighbor kept stopping by uninvited and overstaying her welcome, which was zero seconds to begin with.

Each pillow is covered in sequins that, when oriented in one direction, appear gold, but when they’re brushed in the opposite direction reveal a hidden message.

More: Pearl Reveal Cushions h/t: sadanduseless


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Speaking American: Some Easy Reading On Cultural Language Differential In The US

From the creator of the New York Times dialect quiz that ignited conversations about how and why we say the words we say, a stunning and delightful exploration of American language.

Did you know that your answers to just a handful of questions can reveal where you grew up? In December 2013, Josh Katz released an interactive dialect quiz in the New York Times that became the most viewed page in the paper’s history. Now a graphics editor, Katz harnessed the overwhelming response to that quiz to create Speaking American, an extraordinary and beautiful tour through the American vernacular.