The Best Zodiac-Inspired Gifts That Will Make Your Friends Laugh

We all have a friend a little obsessed with astrology, so if you want to impress him or her with a funny zodiac-inspired gift, Whiskey River Soap Co. have the perfect item for you.

For instance: Take a selfie? Leo. Say random things? Sagittarius. Wear a lot of leather? Scorpio.
Select from pencils, candles and journals, or get a whole set!

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3D Jelly Cakes That Resemble Pretty Water Gardens

Siew Heng Boon, of Jelly Alchemy, is a truly food artist! Look at these incredible 3D jelly cakes that resemble pretty water gardens, wonderful koi ponds and feature myriad of colorful flowers encased within clear gelatin surfaces.

Recently Boon had to put her business on hold after being diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.

“On the days when I was feeling well, I dedicated my time to create 3D jelly cakes for my team of doctors and carers,” she reveals. “During my battle with breast cancer, focusing on creating beautiful 3D jelly cakes helped to shift my focus away from the physical pain and negative thoughts.”

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Mind-Blowing Illustrations by GuangYuan YU

These incredible illustrations are by GuangYuan YU, a talented artist from Hangzhou, China.

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6 Ruined Castles Across the UK Before Falling Into Disrepair

dunluce castleDunluce Castle (County Antrim, Northern Ireland)

Wandering through ancient ruins of the United Kingdom your imagination begins to wonder about the history of the place, the people who lived there and all the architectural details that have been lost.

With the new technology and the help of an architect, On Stride Financial brought back to life 6 spectacular castles.

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Dunstanburgh Castle (Northumberland, England)

dunstanburgh castle

Bothwell Castle (South Lanarkshire, Scotland)

bothwell castle

Goodrich Castle (Herefordshire, England)

goodrich castle

Caerlaverock Castle (Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland)

Caerlaverock Castle

Kidwelly Castle (Dyfed, Wales)

Kidwelly castle

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Mesmerizing Portraits of Pop-Culture Icons Composed of Tiny Figures 

Craig Alan is an American artist famous for these mesmerizing portraits of pop-culture icons. Each artworks is composed of dozen (sometimes hundreds) tiny figures with their own identity and personality.

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Whiskey River Soap Co. Creates Hilarious Bar Soap with Unconventional Scents

Whiskey River Soap Co. makes soap and candles with unconventional “scents” and even more unconventional nomenclature.

“We think there’s a place for both quality and humor to exist together, and hope you agree.”

Lather up with refreshing scents like Hipsters, which has the essence of “coffee, bacon, and craft beer,” try Grammar Police that “smells like your [sic] annoying,” and if neither of those sound appealing, there’s always Writer’s Block, Geeks, Bombshells, Dad Bods, and many more.

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Miniature Paper Birds Challenge by Vaishali and Nayan

India-based paper cut artists Vaishali and Nayan are taking up the 365 days challenge of creating miniature birds using paper and watercolors for this entire year of 2018.

“The concept of this miniatures is to express the intricacy & vibrance of the birds around us. We used the technique of layered paper cutting to give volume to the artworks and get a three-dimensional feel to them.”

Each artworks has different layers that are traced from the sketch, precisely hand cut and painted with watercolors. Every single bird takes from 4-8 hours to complete depending on the detail, some of the tiniest paper birds measure only 1.8 cm in height.

“Through our art we want to share the beauty and significance of these birds. We hope that people will understand the importance of birds and will help to save them.

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Song of the Day: Yuve Yuve Yu by The Hu Band

The Hu Band is a brand new music project from Mongolian. The concept and the vision of this band is to create a brand new musical genre called “Hunnu Rock”.

This remarkable song titled ” Yuve Yuve Yu” evokes pride in Mongolian nomadic culture but it’s also a criticism of today’s Mongolian society.

Official Lyrics Translation:

It has been so long eating and drinking
being merry
How strange, How strange

Taking our Great Mongol ancestors names in vain
How strange, How strange

Yet, would not honor our oath and destiny
How strange, How strange

Why the valuable ethics of ancestors become worthless?
How strange, How strange

Hey you traitor! Kneel down!
Hey, Prophecies be declared!

You’ve born in ancestor’s fate yet
Sleeping deeply, can’t be awakened
How strange, How strange

Blindly declaring that
Only Mongols are the best
How strange, How strange

Born to live as nobles
Yet, can’t unite as one
How strange, How strange

Why is difficult to rise up our nation?
How strange, How strange

Hey you traitor! Kneel down!
Hey, Prophecies be declared!

Why it’s so hard to cherish the Ancestor’s inherited land?
How strange, How strange

Why priceless edifications of elders turning to ashes?
How strange, How strange

With the future of eternal prosperity,
The Wolf totemed Mongols have the blessings of Heaven

Born with undeniable fate to gather nations, the Lord Chinggis declares his name on earth.
Would come back, Will come back.

Oh Black Banner be awakened, be awakened
Oh the Khanate (royal power) rise and rise forever.
How strange, How strange

Oh Black Banner be awakened, be awakened
Oh the Khanate (royal power) rise and rise forever.

……

The name of this band, “Hu”, is a root word for intellectual human being in Mongolian language.
For example:
Hu – root word
Hun – a person
Huu – child (can be both boy or girl)
Humuun – human

In a radio interview with the producer of this band explained how he is trying to create a brand new musical genre called “Hunnu Rock”, that combines traditional elements of Mongolian music with rock sound.

We worked on this project for seven years, and in September last year we invented the hunnu rock style“.

GALA  (TS.Galbadrakh) : the Hu Band Morin khuur player, Lead throat singer.

ENKHUSH (B.Enkhsaikhan) : the Hu Band Lead Morin khuur player, throat singer.

JAYA (G.Nyamjantsan) : the Hu Band tumur khuur (jew’s harp) player, throat singer.

TEMKA (N.Temuulen) : The Hu Band tovshuur player.

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Artist Transforms Everyday Objects Into Spaceship Designs

Artist & Software engineer Eric Geusz takes inspiration from everything around him transforming common household objects into spectacular spaceship designs.

Spaceships are like dragons,” Eric told Bored Panda, “You are free to make them look however you want but how they make you feel is the most important.”

Trying to come up with an original yet familiar design is definitely the hardest part,” Eric added. “There are so many good designs out there to pull inspiration from but I also try to find something unique. I make many sketches, sometimes starting completely over before I settle on something good.

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“Puzzle Ball Theater” Architects Pays Homage to 19th-Century Chinese Puzzle Balls

London-based Steven Chilton Architects (SCA) has designed this stunning theater as entry for a competition.

SCA takes its inspiration from ancient Chinese ivory puzzle balls, intricately carved artifacts made of concentric spheres carved from a single piece of ivory. Each sphere,  freely rotating, has open carving, and to solve the puzzle, the balls need to be rotated until all the holes are aligned.

Revered for their beauty, mystery and inherent mastery, they are the embodiment of the qualities and characteristics the architecture aspires to evoke,” explained the architect.

The proposed Puzzle Ball Theater will have a main entrance built up from offset circular openings to provide the illusion of the multiple spheres embedded within one another.

The asymmetric, overlapping patterns of the panels will form geometric designs that will be carved to reference local wooden window shutters and to allow daylight to filter into the lobby.

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