Beautiful Balanced Stones Sculptures by Miha Brinovec

Stacked Stone Sculptures by Miha Brinovec

Slovenia-based artist Miha Brinovec creates precariously balanced stone sculptures in rivers and streams by painstakingly stacking stones by hand. According to Brinovec, the process of stacking stones is his favorite form of meditation, and he recommends everyone try it out. Photos of his stone sculptures are available for purchase. Brinovec’s sculptures are reminiscent of the work of Colorado-based artist Michael Grab.

Stacked Stone Sculptures by Miha Brinovec

Stacked Stone Sculptures by Miha Brinovec

Stacked Stone Sculptures by Miha Brinovec

Stacked Stone Sculptures by Miha Brinovec

photos by Miha Brinovec

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AsapSCIENCE Explains the Potential Adverse Health Effects of Sitting Too Much

Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE thoroughly explain why sitting for extended periods of time—at a desk at work, for example—can be harmful to one’s health. Possible adverse effects include decreased bone mass, muscle weakening, increased LDL cholesterol, and even a shortened lifespan.

The good news is that they have created another video describing ways to solve the sitting problem.

‘Mirage’, A Delightfully Disorienting Kaleidoscopic Wall of Mirrors in the Woods

Mirage, Mirrored Kaleidoscopic Outdoor Installation

In the outdoor installation Mirage, 1,200 mirrored panels form a disorienting kaleidoscopic wall amidst a grove of trees. The 82-foot-long installation was created by Budapest-based design firm Studio Nomad. According to the studio, they were inspired by the camouflage patterns of battleships from World War II (likely they are referring to dazzle camouflage). The installation was displayed last August at the Sziget Festival in Budapest.

Mirage, Mirrored Kaleidoscopic Outdoor Installation

Mirage, Mirrored Kaleidoscopic Outdoor Installation

Mirage, Mirrored Kaleidoscopic Outdoor Installation

photos by Balázs Danyi

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A Cleverly-Designed Chair That Looks Like It Is Fading Into the Background

Foggy Chair by Daria Pavlova

Saint Petersburg-based designer Daria Pavlova has created foggy chair, a wooden dining chair with a distinctive paint scheme that causes the very top and bottom of the chair to fade into the background. Pavlova designed the chair for cafés and dining rooms, and says it could be custom painted to match various environments.

Foggy Chair by Daria Pavlova

Foggy Chair by Daria Pavlova

Foggy Chair by Daria Pavlova

photos via Daria Pavlova

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Potluck Video Explains What Spelt Is, Its Relation to Modern Wheat, and How It Can Be Used In Place of Wheat

Potluck Video spoke with Beth George, the founder of Spelt Right Foods to learn more about the ancient grain spelt, its relation to traditional wheat, and how it can be used in place of wheat for those who have sensitivities.

Spelt is a cousin of modern wheat but it is much easier to digest and it is also loaded with nutrients. Spelt is its own species, so it’s Triticum spelta versus Triticum aestivum which is the standard wheat. So Triticum spelta has different properties, for example the gluten in spelt, though not appropriate for those with Celiac, but for people who are wheat sensitive – they may find spelt easier to digest.

Stunning Photos of an Ice-Encased Ski Resort in Slovenia

Stunning Photos of an Ice-Encased Ski Resort in Slovenia

On December 9, 2014, photographer Marko Korosec visited a ski resort at Mount Javornik in Slovenia and discovered a stunning ice-encased wonderland. Korosec found the ice-covered trees and structures at the mountain’s summit. According to Korosec, some of the icicles were more than three feet long. Korosec posts his latest photos of storms and other weather phenomena on his Facebook page.

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Stunning Photos of an Ice-Encased Ski Resort in Slovenia

Stunning Photos of an Ice-Encased Ski Resort in Slovenia

photos by Marko Korosec

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‘Dji. Death Fails’, An Amusing 3D Animation About an Unconscious Man Who Repeatedly Foils the Grim Reaper

Dji. Death Fails is an amusing and multi-award winning 3D animated short film by director Dmitri Voloshin and the Moldovan studio simpals that tells the story of an unconscious trucker named Dji who repeatedly foils the Grim Reaper every single time the he comes calling on Dji’s soul.

(translated from Russian) Dji is an unusual death. The Dark Knight has appeared in a different form. No, he is not white and fluffy. Dji is just terribly unlucky. All he has to do is to take the soul of a dying man. But the screenwriters prepared some obstacles for Dji. Will he manage to overcome them? You’ll see.

Dji. Death Fails

Dji

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The People You Always Run Into When You Come Home For the Holidays

In this strangely ominous video, ClickHole runs through “the eight people you always run into” when you go back to your hometown during the holidays.

Megatron Unleashes a Hilarious Nonstop Rant at a Woman Taking a Selfie at Universal Studios Hollywood

In this hilarious video recently uploaded by Alexandra Trew, Transformers villain Megatron unleashes a blistering rant at Trew after she poses next to him for a selfie at Universal Studios Hollywood. In his nonstop tirade, Megatron bemoans Trew’s obsession with social media and implores her to live life in the moment. Trew uploaded the video on December 16, 2014; as of this writing it has 1,972,000 views.

You will not receive a selfie so long as you stand before me with your ridiculous furred hoodie! When will you learn that your status updates mean zero to nothing to anyone, ever!

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‘Origami at the Museum’, Instructional Videos in the Art of Origami by the American Museum of Natural History

In honor of their Origami Holiday Tree, the renowned American Museum of Natural History in New York City is currently offering instructional “how-to” videos in the art of origami, starting with basic designs such as a jumping frog, a dinosaur and a whale.

Origami, the practice of paperfolding, is a great activity for people of all ages. From basic forms to complex models, origami is for anyone: all that’s needed is a piece of paper and the desire to learn.

The museum also offers Origami classes throughout the year.

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