This Instagram is a Design Lover’s Dream Come True

I think these days it’s safe to say that we all have our own favorite Instagram/Tumblr/Twitter account that we follow to get inspired. Whether it’s fitness, cooking, or design, everyone has their favorite.

If you’re a design geek, then Topdezigners is one of the pages that you’ve got to follow.

 

Their Insta reports breathtaking, streamlined, modern, and innovative design solutions for the rooms in your home, both indoor and outdoor.

 

Seriously, if you’re into design at all, you could scroll through their feed for hours.

 

There are bedrooms.

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The Yu Hotel Designed by Zhe Architecture

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And staircases.

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Wood Works by Ludovic Grasseler

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And art installations that could inspire the five-minute brain break you need.

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Charles Street Residence by DX Architects.

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Wooden Clocks by @islam.002

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It’s all beautiful – and just waiting to be discovered.

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GEO 180 Bathtub by Ludovica & Roberto Palomba

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I mean, you’re not even still reading this, are you?

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Wonderful place by @emiliaistanbul 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 📍İstanbul

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You’re already scrolling.

Enjoy.

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Endearingly Honest Illustrations Show the Real Side of Any Relationships

Growing up, you see a lot of relationships depicted on TV and in movies, and it all seems so romantic and beautiful and perfect. The whole “happily ever after” thing, you know?

But then you grow up and you realize that, while being in a stable, loving relationship certainly does have those elements to it, there are also plenty of moments in between that aren’t TV-worthy, but are the essence of what being in a relationship entails on a daily basis.

Artist Amanda Oleander is based in Los Angeles, and her illustrations bring viewers behind closed doors to show what relationships are really like when no one else is around.

Scroll through these photos and let us know if these scenarios look familiar.

1. I can help you with that

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24 Hour Print Sale Now available on the site. Link in bio to see the rest available. 29 prints available this week + giving away pins to the first 20 orders—————————————— Nuevo arte ahora disponible en el sitio durante 24 horas. Enlace en bio. ———————————————————————— Nova arte agora disponível no site por 24 horas. Link na bio. ———————————————————————— Nuovi dipinti ora disponibili sul sito ———————————————————————— New art now available on the site for 24 hours. ———————————————————————— هم‌اکنون سری جدید نقاشی‌ها به مدت ۲۴ ساعت برای خرید از طریق وبسایت قابل دسترسی هستند. ———————————————————————— رسمات جديدة متوفرة في الموقع على مدار الـ ٢٤ ساعة . ———————————————————————— International shipping available ———————————————————————— 🎁 Gifting a print to a random person in the comments. To enter the giveaway tag someone that you think will appreciate an art print as a gift! ♥

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2. Making meals together

3. Binge watching

4. Don’t fall asleep yet

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Me last night staying up until 4 a.m excited about all of the projects and events coming up this year. —————————————————— Title: Stay awake with me —————————————————— Título: mantente despierto conmigo —————————————————— Título: Fique acordado comigo —————————————————— Titolo: Resta sveglio con me —————————————————— Titre: Reste éveillé avec moi —————————————————— Titel: Bleib wach mit mir —————————————————— Название: Просыпайся со мной —————————————————— Başlık: Benimle uyanık kal —————————————————— הכותרת: להישאר ער איתי —————————————————— タイトル:私と一緒に目を覚ます —————————————————— العنوان: البقاء مستيقظا معي —————————————————— با من بیدار بمون ——————————————————

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5. Dining in

6. In the bathroom

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24 Hour Print Sale Now available on the site. Link in bio to see the rest available. 23 prints available this week + giving away pins to the first 20 orders—————————————— Nuevo arte ahora disponible en el sitio durante 24 horas. Enlace en bio. ———————————————————————— Nova arte agora disponível no site por 24 horas. Link em bio. ———————————————————————— Nuovi dipinti ora disponibili sul sito ———————————————————————— New art now available on the site for 24 hours. ———————————————————————— هم‌اکنون سری جدید نقاشی‌ها به مدت ۲۴ ساعت برای خرید از طریق وبسایت قابل دسترسی هستند. ———————————————————————— رسمات جديدة متوفرة في الموقع على مدار الـ ٢٤ ساعة . ———————————————————————— International shipping available ———————————————————————— 🎁 Gifting a print to a random person in the comments. To enter the giveaway tag someone that you think will appreciate an art print as a gift! ♥

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7. Happy tears

8. Spring cleaning

9. Reading in bed

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24 Hour Print Sale Now available on the site. Link in bio to see the rest available. 24 prints available this week + giving away pins to the first 20 orders—————————————— Nuevo arte ahora disponible en el sitio durante 24 horas. Enlace en bio. ———————————————————————— Nova arte agora disponível no site por 24 horas. Link em bio. ———————————————————————— Nuovi dipinti ora disponibili sul sito ———————————————————————— New art now available on the site for 24 hours. ———————————————————————— هم‌اکنون سری جدید نقاشی‌ها به مدت ۲۴ ساعت برای خرید از طریق وبسایت قابل دسترسی هستند. ———————————————————————— رسمات جديدة متوفرة في الموقع على مدار الـ ٢٤ ساعة . ———————————————————————— International shipping available ———————————————————————— 🎁 Gifting a print to a random person in the comments. To enter the giveaway tag someone that you think will appreciate an art print as a gift! ♥

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10. Going gray

11. Taking it easy

12. Chilling by the pool

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Drawing 46/100 of the drawing a day for 100 days challenge challenge. This is inspired by this past weekend laying by the pool with @joeyrudman he was looking at me without saying anything for a bit and then said “I love looking at you.” And I immediately said “I’m drawing this.” We tried to get a photo of us this weekend but they were all posed of course since we don’t have a personal photographer photographing us candidly so here’s an illustration of what really happened. (Posting photos from this past weekend on my ig story) I cannot wait for more summer pool days coming up. ————————————————— Title: I Love Looking At You ————————————————— Título: Eu adoro olhar para você ————————————————— Título: Me encanta mirarte ————————————————— Titre: J'aime te regarder ————————————————— Teideal: Is breá liom Ag amharc ort ————————————————— Titel: Ich liebe es, dich anzuschauen ————————————————— כותר: אני אוהב להסתכל עליך ————————————————— タイトル:あなたを見ているのが大好き ————————————————— Название: Я люблю смотреть на тебя ————————————————— Eser: Sana Bakmayı Seviyorum ————————————————— العنوان: أنا أحب النظر إليك ————————————————— عنوان: من دوست دارم به تو نگاه کنم ————————————————— Mi piace guardarti ————————————————— P.S doing giveaway contest in my IG story.

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13. Wearing retainers

14. Couch potatoes

15. Hanging in the kitchen

Pretty true to life, AmIRite?

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A modern art critic was…

A modern art critic was asked to review some of Adolf Hitler’s paintings without being told who painted them. He judged them to be “quite good” while also stating that the artist’s depiction of human figures in the paintings revealed his profound disinterest in people.

Photographer Spends Two Years Taking Heartbreaking Photos of Soon-to-Be Extinct Animals

The plight of endangered animals is a very real one, and it’s largely our own fault. Thankfully, while much of the world wrings its hands in apathy, there are people like British photographer Tim Flach – a man who has made it his mission to document this plight and raise awareness around animals facing extinction.

Flach spent two years around the habitats of endangered animals, photographing their everyday lives. The images he’s created are both extremely powerful and heartbreaking.

A recent U.N. report stated that a staggering one million species of animals and plants are now facing extinction, which makes Flach’s work even more important.

Here are 15 examples of Flach’s photos. You can order his book Endangered on Amazon.

1. Philippine Eagle

2. Iberian Lynx

3. Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey

4. Axolotl

5. Hyacinth Macaw

6. Snow White Tiger

7. Shoebill

8. Snow Leopard

9. Saiga

10. Polar Bear

11. Hippopotamus

12. Pied Tamarin

13. Sea Angels

14. Yellow Eyed Tree Frog

15. Crowned Sifaka

Check out Flach’s website and his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages to keep up to date on his incredible work.

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French Artist Brings Humor and Whimsy To the Streets of His City

Art is all around us, if you have the eyes to see it. If you don’t, a little help from a creative street artist certainly helps!

French artist CAL has made it his mission to do bring art into everyday life. Where we might see a bunch of leaves. he sees a blanket. Where we see a bush, he sees a nest of baby birds. Check out these awesome photos of his work!

1. Hungry birds

2. Popcorn petals!

3. Ladybugs

4. Frightened leaves

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🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂 pick me up !!!

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5. Beauty

6. Weigh yourself

7. Reading in bed

8. Angry trash

9. Crabby shoreline

10. Where’s Waldo?

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🤡 ( redif )

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CAL has the ability to make the ordinary extraordinary!

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This Woman Is Waging a Hilarious War Against Selfies

If you’ve never seen a picture of a person impersonating a cadaver and taking a picture of it, then you’re in luck! STEFDIES is a photo series by an anonymous woman who pretends to be, well, dead in photos.

And there’s a good reason for it!

The STEFDIES series reminds us we will one day die, like our face down figure. Hence seeing her in the photograph wakes up not only the image but us. We are given the opportunity to ‘die before we die’ and really take in the moment in the photo as we must in life. It is not about death, it is about life.

STEFDIES is a constant reminder of how precious life is. The breath inside is what we all ultimately seek.

So that’s fun!

You know what’s more fun? Her pictures!

1. Looks like London?

2. At a petting zoo!

3. A friend joining her for an art show!

4. Okay, that could actually be lethal…

5. Submerged

6. Outside Notre Dame

7. Clowning around!

8. Eiffel corpse!

9. Smashed on the rocks!

10. Under the Golden Gate bridge…

11. In Madrid!

12. At Disney World?

13. Enjoying a snack…

14. Parking lot probs…

15. Along the English countryside…

Check out her website here and Instagram here, and enjoy all that weirdness. You’ve earned it.

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Based on da Vinci’s work…

Based on da Vinci’s work, there is evidence that the artist had strabismus: one eye is straight, while the other eye can drift. Some forms of strabismus are thought to facilitate artistic work by suppressing the deviating eye, which creates 2D monocular vision advantageous to painting and drawing.

Boston Elementary School Tries Out New, 3D Crosswalk

Young students in Medford, Massachusetts, have come up with a brand new innovation for the area: 3D crosswalks. Not only do they look way cooler than regular ol’ 2D crosswalks, but they also make the intersection safer.

The 3D crosswalk is at the intersection of a parking lot and Allston Street at Brooks Elementary School, and it was two students at the school who came up with the idea. Fourth-grader Isa and fifth-grader Eric worked with their teacher and the Brooks Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility to make it happen.

Painters added additional shaded shapes around the normal white stripes of the crosswalk, creating an optical illusion for drivers approaching the intersection. Instead of obviously lying flat on the ground, the white lines appear to be blocks on the street, which prompts drivers to slow down and pay more attention.

“It’s been really well received and there’s a lot of excitement about it,” teacher Michael Coates told The Boston Globe.

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Boston artist Nate Swain, well-known for his photo murals around the city, designed the crosswalk. Medford plans to install three more of the same crosswalks in the near future, also outside elementary schools.

3D crosswalks are a first for Medford, and for the Boston area in general, but they’re not a brand new concept. They’re also known as “Iceland crosswalks,” as that country started the trend. They also exist in other cities around the world, including Chicago.

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Nabisco Sets Animal Crackers Free from Their Circus Cages

It’s a symbolic gesture, but an important one, nonetheless. After 116 years, the famous Barnum’s Animal Crackers have a brand new box design – and the details are important.

To refresh your memory, here’s what the old box looked like.

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Now here’s the new design for the packaging.

After 116 Years, Barnum's Animal Crackers are…

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That’s right, the animals have been “freed” – they are no longer in cages and behind bars. A push from folks at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) helped to spark the change.

The new design shows the animals walking across the savannah with no bars, cages, or chains in sight. PETA’s people got in touch with the company back in 2016 and suggested it might be a good idea to show the animals in their natural environments.

Several companies make animal crackers, but Nabisco’s Barnum brand has been the most popular for decades. The brand was named after the legendary P.T. Barnum, and Nabisco started manufacturing the cookies in 1902. Obviously,  attitudes towards animals have changed since then.

Times have changed so much that in May 2017, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus closed business for good.

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In a statement, PETA said, “The new box for Barnum’s Animals perfectly reflects that our society no longer tolerates caging and chaining exotic animals for circus shows.”

Bravo! Any progress is good these days…

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15 of the Ugliest Belgian Houses You’ll Ever See

There are no shortage of things in this world that go so far down the ugly scale they begin to somehow get cuter – like the scale is actually a loop and not a straight line.

I wouldn’t have guessed that this would apply to houses, but thanks to blogger Hannes Coudenys, now I do. Belgium is notorious for its quirky buildings, and in 2012 Coudenys started an Instagram account documenting some of the weirder ones.

It’s called Ugly Belgian Houses, and even architects and architecture enthusiasts can’t get enough.

After you scroll through these 15 bizarre architectural oddities, you’re not going to be able to, either.

#1. Are you sure it’s finished?

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David Gebouwi

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#2. A couple couldn’t decide on what kind of house to build and so this happened?

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#3. Warped storage box or a house?

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Calimero house

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#4. Why would you do this.

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Ugly Belgian house protecting it’s nest.

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#5. So weird.

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Nobody puts Baby in the corner

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#6. No idea what’s happening here.

#7. It’s a door! It’s a window! It’s both!

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You had one job (pic by @_schrooten )

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#8. That’s quite a beak.

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Luke, I am your house

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#9. I can’t stop staring.

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The temple of boom shake shake shake the room

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#10. Is it falling apart?

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Sink outside the box

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#11. This one, though.

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When your house is a vegetarian

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#12. It looks like it’s made of Legos.

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#10yearchallenge

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#13. I’m strangely uncomfortable.

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When your architect fell asleep

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#14. Somebody pissed this house off.

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Pytagorage

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#15. In a science fiction movie, this is where the evil scientists are being all evil-y.

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Chernobelgium (pic by @pabloxcepeda )

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You can keep up on Instagram or Facebook.

Hot tip: don’t build a house like this.

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