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2.7 Meter Wide, 27 Meter Long House in Japan

This is quite the unique home. A family residence in the Shiga prefecture in Japan measures 88.5 feet long by only 8.9 feet wide for a total of just under 800 square feet in living space. Named the “Promenade House,” it was designed by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects for a young couple with a daughter. The […]

11 Images of the Alps Like You’ve Never Seen

Lukas Furlan is a landscape who has traveled the world. In the summer of 2015, he traveled through various parts of the Alps, and just recently shared some of his images on Behance. The Alpine region has a strong culture of farming, cheesemaking, and woodworking, and is the highest and most extensive mountain range that […]

27 Stunning Perspective Photography Shots You Have to See

Many beginning photographers think they need lots of expensive equipment or exotic locations to capture an interesting shot, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Perspective photography can be used to turn an ordinary, everyday scene into a surreal, wacky, or even artful image. The photographers featured below all found ways to play with […]

How To Make Darth Vader in Origami

Tadashi Mori, a professional origami artist, has created something pretty cool. In a recent post, he shows how to make an origami Darth Vader, step by step. If you’d like to make your own, check out the YouTube video below to make it happen! May the Force be with you on all your future origami […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens meets Calvin and Hobbes [SPOILER ALERT]

Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Comics artist Brian Kesinger has been drawing comic panels of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in the style of Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson, and they simply melt our heart. “Bill Watterson has been one of my biggest artistic influences so it was a fun opportunity to combine two of […]

15 Famous Company Logos with Hidden Meanings

Sometimes, art is used to influence individuals on a subconscious level. This is a tactic often used in advertising, and embedding subliminal messages have been used in campaigns by Pepsi, to Palmolive. Company logos, however, sometimes tell a cleaner, more honest story. Take a look at a few of the below well-known logos, and see […]

Incredible Calabash Handmade Lamps by Calabarte

Within six years of time, the mysteriously sounding word “Calabarte” has become well known among handicraftsmen and artisans around the globe. Although the calabash – the name of the fruit Calabarte is derived from – originally comes from exotic countries, the artist who has taken the ancient craft of gourd-carving to the next level lives […]

VectorVice – Affordable Alternatives to Vector Stock Websites

Great looking and highly detailed graphic vector files do not have to cost you an arm and a leg. Here at Pondly, we recently discovered VectorVice, a small business with great enthusiasm for graphic design. Vector Vice was started by a group of designers who had to deal with stock vectors, and did not like […]

This Picture Sold for $6.5 Million – Photography by Peter Lik

A new world record has just been set, as a private collector purchased one of Peter Lik’s photos for $6.5 million. For those of you who don’t know, Peter Lik is an Australian landscape photographer with multiple galleries around the world. The print that sold was called “Phantom,” and it was black-and-white, taken in Arizon’a […]

So I Heard You Liked Horses – Titanic Horse Head Sculptures by Andy Scott

Welcome to Falkirk, Scotland. What you see here is The Kelpies, a pair of gigantic horse head sculptures put together by artist Andy Scott. A total of nine years were spent designing these monuments, which tower 100 feet above the ground. A kelpie (or water kelpie) might best described as the Scottish nomenclature for a water sprite. While […]

Mosque Ceilings – Mesmerizing Colors in the Middle East

When you think of religious architecture and art, the cathedrals of Rome and Europe are probably the first thing to come to mind. The interior of St Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and many, many others are renowned worldwide for their intricate interior decor and frescoes. For the experienced traveler, it may be known, however, […]

T-Shirts for Christmas? – 10 Hilarious Designs by Minty Tees

‘Tis the season to gift, and here at Pondly, we tend to like a dash of sarcasm and a heaping portion of humor with our presents. We stumbled upon Minty Tees a while back (circa 2004, though they were established in 2000), and I throw out a purchase there from time to time for the occasional special occasion […]

Cookie Design – Decorate Cookies Like a Pro with Amber Spiegel

What you see below are actual cookies meant for eating, and at the bottom of the post is a how-to video for instructions on how you can learn to do this yourself. Made by New York-based pastry chef Amber Spiegel, each of these painstakingly detailed ornamental designs can take up to 45 minutes. Let me […]

Stuff To Make You Smile – Clever Street Art by OAK OAK

So we might be a little late (give or take a month) on the draw on this one, but we wanted to announce that one of our favorite street artists of all time, OAK OAK of St. Etienne, France, has just released a new book that has more than 100 images of his works. From Calvin […]

7 Amazing Smartphone Photography Tricks – by COOPH

Pin It Before I start, let me say that #7 blew our minds. Have you ever wanted to take really awesome pictures with your iPhone? Do you want to impress your friends and family on facebook or instagram with your cell phone photography “skills?” We found this video, put together by the guys at COOPH […]

This is What a $95,000,000 View Looks Like

Pin It You read that right. Ninety five. Million. Dollars. In other words, about 323 Ferrari’s. Construction just finished at 432 Park Avenue last month, marking it the tallest residential building in New York City and the rest of the Western Hemisphere. The luxury condo rises a majestic 1,396 feet, 34 feet taller than the […]

Famous Movie Titles, Minus A Letter – Illustrations by Austin Light

What started out as a gag sketch session on Reddit gave writer/illustrator/designer Austin Light some viral exposure, and also gave us at Pondly a good laugh. The first one is solid gold…or should we say, “Iron?” The idea was initially posted on Reddit, and encouraged participants to, “Pick a movie, remove one letter, give a […]

A Girl And Her Room by Rania Matar

Pin It Born and raised in Lebanon, Rania Matar moved to the U.S. in 1984. Her work has won several awards, has been featured in numerous publications, and exhibited widely internationally. “A Girl and her Room”, photographing teenage girls from different backgrounds, is her latest project.