1. arelyhepburn:

    This is the best gif you’ll ever see

    (via xtoxictears)

  3. archiemcphee:

    What is this? A center for ants?!

    Today the Department of Teeny-weeny Wonders is delighted to share Postcards for Ants, an awesome ongoing project by Cape Town, South Africa-based artist Lorraine Loots. Every day Loot creates one exquisitely detailed and utterly itty-bitty painting. The project began on January 1, 2013 as a personal 365-day challenge, which means she’d created hundreds of these amazing miniature works of art.

    When Cape Town was designated as the World Design Capital 2014, Loot decided to do a second year of tiny paintings, 365 Postcards for Ants, this time using her home city as the theme for each piece. Although each original painting has already been spoken for, Loot creates 5 prints of each day’s painting, which can be ordered through the project website.

    To view more of Postcards for Ants visit Lorraine Loots’s website or follow her on Instagram, Facebook or right here on Tumblr at paintingsforants.

    [via WHUDAT and Bored Panda]

  4. archiemcphee:

    Today, thanks to Romanian photographer Remus Tiplea, we learned that Damselflies enjoy playing peekaboo, or at least they do in his backyard in Negreşti-Oaş, Romania. We had no idea that these delicate insects are also adorably shy.

    Visit Remus Tiplea’s National Geographic profile to check out more of his photographs.

    [via Faith is Torment]

  5. archiemcphee:

    Indian sand sculptor Sudarsan Pattinaik and 30 of his students created a massive installation depicting 500 Santas or ‘Sand-tas’ on the beach behind Panthanivas hotel in Puri, Odisha, India. Created in December 2012, the piece required nearly 5000 tons of sand and took about 4 days to complete. Intended to raise awareness about global warming, the displaced Santas were sculpted along with one large sand sculpture of Jesus and the message “Go green, save Earth.”

    “I always try to give some awareness messages through my sculpture to the world, so I chose the awareness about global warming through Santas as the subject at the year end,” Pattnaik told the India Education Diary.

    [via Inhabitat and Design Taxi]

  6. gothtriggers:



    "Oh yeah? Tell it to my ASS.”

    (Source: 9th)

  8. archiemcphee:

    Check out these awesomely cute and sleepy pieces of topiary in the Jardin des Plantes de Nantes, a botanical garden located in Nantes, France. Created by French artist and children’s book author Claude Ponti, they’re part of the “Journey to Nantes" (Le Voyage à Nantes) art festival. These delightful topiary sculptures are just one stop on the festival’s 10-mile-long trail of public artwork on display throughout Nantes.

    Photos by Molaire & Tentacules, Les petits nantais, Jean-Sebastian Evrard and Big City Life Nantes respectively. (The sleepy bird in the bottom image is from the 2013 festival.)

    [via Neatorama]

  9. dogb0y:

    Huskies make the best faces