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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, […]

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 […]

Realistic Miniature Dioramas by Vesa Lehtimäki

Pin It Vesa Lehtimäki is a Finnish photographer with a fetish for fantastic dioramas. He utilizes LEGO mini figures, imagination, and generous amounts of baking soda to recreates scenes based on Star Wars and Indiana Jones. His realistic dioramas aren’t found in the actual movies, they’re original pieces of art. Some of them even look […]

Floral Mandalas – Installations by Kathy Klein

Pin It A mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism representing the universe. Kathy Klein is an Arizona-based artist who loves creating flower mandalas in the great outdoors. She calls the pieces ‘danmalas’ which means ‘the giver of garlands’ in Sanskrit. Her ephemeral installations are photographed and then left to be […]

Deceptive Self Portraits by Eloy Morales

Pin It At first glance, Eloy Morales’s self-portraits are nothing to be excited about. It’s when you take a closer look at his paintings that you realize that this guy has oodles of talent. Talented Spanish artist Eloy Morales has created an eye-catching series of self portraits with an interesting catch – they’re not photographs, […]

Ubiquitous Beauty – Sand Macrophotography by Dr. Gary Greenberg

Pin It Sand is everywhere and most of us take it for granted, but not Dr. Gary Greenberg. He is the photographer behind these exceptional macro shots of sand. He was a filmmaker and photographer until he decided to move to London to pursue his PhD in biomedical research. Dr. Greenberg also patented the 3D […]

Play of Light – Shadow Art by Teodosio Sectio Aurea

Pin It Teodosio Sectio Aurea is a Greek artist whose sculptures are nothing much to look at in the light of day. His genius becomes evident only when the his pieces are strategically placed behind a correctly angled light source. His art isn’t the sculpture he assembled, it’s the shadow they cast. His subjects include: […]

A Boy and His Best Friend – Heartwarming Shots by Elena Shumilova

Pin It Elena Shumilova is a mother first and photographer second, but she simply can’t resist snapping these heartwarming shots of her boys bonding with their pets. Elena got her first camera in 2012 and she hasn’t stopped shooting with them ever since. When capturing her subjects on camera, she prefers natural light for both […]

Hand-Crafted Tamari Balls – Photography by NanaAkua

Pin It Temari, also known as ‘gotenmari’, are traditional New Year’s gifts for children in Japan. It takes a lot of patience, dexterity, and precision to make one of these colorful handballs. Qualities which the 92-year-old grandmother of photographer NanaAkua apparently doesn’t lack. NanaAkua’s grandmother learned the technique in the 60’s and she has been […]

Fun and Interactive Street Art by Ernest Zacharevic

Pin It Ernest Zacharevic is a street artist whose photo-based murals have been cropping up all over Europe, Malaysia, and Singapore. Most, if not all, of his work is site-specific. The first thing he does when making a new piece is to take lots of photographs of the place before choosing the angles with which […]

Cut and Fold – Aerial and Fashion Photography Mash-up by Joseph Ford

Pin It Joseph Ford is the artist behind these creative mash-ups that seamlessly combines aerial photography with textiles. The series was inspired by Joseph’s recent trip to Mauritius, Morocco, and Sicily where he spent his time flying around in a helicopter taking aerial shots of the terrain below. According to one website: “The combination of […]

Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing – Images by Philip Rostron

Pin It Philip Rostron describes himself as an Imagemaker, a term he invented himself. Originally from England, he honed his craft in Canada before moving into the United States to establish his very own creative studio, Instil Productions. His studio is best known for collaborative problem solving. Together with a team of dedicated and talented […]

Handmade Pixels – Portraits by Alexander Khokhlov and Valeriya Kutsan

Pin It Alexander Khokhlov is a Moscow based photographer who collaborated with make-up artist extraordinaire Valeriya Kutsan to create the series “2D Or Not 2D”. The series features powerful black-and-white designs painted right into the model’s face, as well as colorful designs that pop out and fool the viewer into thinking they’re looking at a […]

Tracker Jackers – Insect Sculptures by Edouard Martinet

Pin It Edouard Martinet is a gifted sculptor who uses cast-off pieces of bicycles, automobiles, and typewriters to make incredibly detailed and physiologically accurate insects. Edouard’s pieces are not welded or glued together in any way, instead, each part is meticulously attached with screws, giving the whole piece a vintage steampunk look. Unlike most sculptures […]

Stunning Surreal Photography by Alex Stoddard

Pin It Alex Stoddard grew up in Florida and started taking portraits of himself in his backyard when he was sixteen. At seventeen, Alex joined the 365-day Project where his talent at capturing striking images was immediately noticed. The project involved taking one picture a day, everyday, for one year. According to him: “I wanted […]

Awesome Metallic Creatures by DALeast

Pin It DALeast is a 29-year-old Chinese artist who currently lives and works in Capetown, South Africa. He has recently been unleashing his talent on unsuspecting walls all over Capetown. His street paintings are huge in scale and can often be hundreds of feet across. DALeast’s signature style is to make his paintings look like […]

Faery Worlds by Jean-Baptiste Monge

Pin It Jean-Baptiste Monge is a concept artist, illustrator, and author based in Montreal, Canada. His first solo book “Carnet de croquis, archives de Féerie Tome I” was published in 2006, wherein he did the illustration, texts and layout. Jean-Baptiste loves drawing anything and everything to do with fantasy and faeries. Most (if not all) […]

Catchy Optical Illusions by Chema Madoz

Pin It Spanish photographer Chema Madoz loves blending two unrelated objects that share at least one similar feature. The result is a visually stimulating image that would make anyone look twice. He often uses black and white imagery or sepia tones in his photographs which further heightens the contrast between the two objects. Madoz took […]

Planetary Desserts by Rhiannon

Pin It Feeling a bit peckish? Have a slice of Jupiter. Planetary cakes are fast becoming quite the rage ever since self-taught chef Rhiannon created the Earth cake. It all started when her sister asked her if she could bake a spherical layer cake. It was going to be used as an instructional tool for […]

Skewed – Odd Architecture by Friedensreich Hundertwasser

  Pin It Friedensreich Hundertwasser is an Austrian sculptor, painter and architect. He is best known for his colorful, quirky, and oddly shaped buildings. He first became famous for his paintings, but it wasn’t until the 1950s that his building designs brought him worldwide acclaim. His buildings all sport his trademark labyrinthine spirals which can […]

Mengy Madness – Knitted Critters by Cristy

Pin It Cristy describes herself as a graphic designer by day who works to save the world from bad design, and a happy hooker by night who stitches to bring cuteness to the world. Her obsession with knitting started in her last year of design school. She decided to take up knitting before her head […]