The simple things in LIFE that make Me Happy...
What do you get when you put together an illustrator, his Bull Terrier, and some white walls? An imaginative series of portraits starring the adorable pup, of course! Rafael Mantesso uses Instagram (@rafaelmantesso) to document his fun doodling adventures with his dog, Jimmy Choo.
My heart can’t handle this I’m going to bed
THEY RESCUED THE KITTY AND HUGGED IT OH GOD
Welp. it’s only 11:30 and I’m emotionally compromised for the rest of the day.
Oh God, he put the kitten on his glove!
I swear to god I tear up every time this crosses my dash.
ammore di pompieri :*
This is just beautiful..
The art of copying famous artwork and hawking it online has become a multi-million dollar business for Chinese copy artists who blatantly rip off copyrighted work and sell it for pennies on the dollar to customers worldwide. Hong Kong-based photographer Michael Wolf‘s Real Fake Art is a discombobulating series of portraits of some of these copy artists posing with their handiwork in the city streets. Seeing these familiar images out of a museum or gallery context is jarring, at the very least. This juxtaposition is, at first, amusing, but this is an industry that earns $60 billion annually and churns these copies out like a factory assembly line.
They rip off not only mega-famous artworks—of work both in and out of copyright—but also works by living, lesser-known artists who are more dependent on sales of artwork to support their livelihood. Of course, the masterminds behind this mega-industry know it is impossible for smaller, independent artists to lawyer up and chase them down, so they are able to proceed without any deterrent.
The many faces of Japanese apricot bonsai
An unusual twin trunk style. Instead of a clear hierarchy (big trunk, small trunk) the two trunks grow and bloom in harmony. The rugged bark and seemingly random branches are complemented with a chunky antique Chinese pot and table.
Yesterday, America’s first cat café opened in New York City. Cat lovers, you now have only three more day to sip coffee and eat pastries alongside adorable cats! Purina One teamed up with the North Shore Animal League, the country’s largest no-kill shelter, to create this pop-up café that’s the temporary home to rescue cats.
Cat coffee :)