The Most Amazing Libraries You May Want to Visit

Even those who are not fond of reading may want to visit these amazing libraries after browsing this post. The unusual architecture outside and the pleasant atmosphere of these buildings with the silence of halls and riffle of pages make them the ideal places for pastime. Of course, you can find any information you need in the web while sitting in the comfortable chair at home, but sometimes it is more interesting to work with the catalogues (even virtual) in the amazing grand halls of the oldest European buildings, enjoying the atmosphere of the place and finding like-minded companions. Today I have decided to feature in the following post the most fascinating architectural solutions for libraries in the world that you have ever seen. Let’s enjoy them!

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George Peabody Library

Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Research library of The Johns Hopkins University. It is available for use by the general public.
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Jose Vasconcelos Library

Mexico City, Mexico
This “megalibrary” (as it is called by press) is spread on 38,000 square meters and contains amazing sculptures created by Mexican artists.
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Super Cool Art by Adam Kavanagh

This Irish artist has suddenly appeared in the CG world with his incredible artworks full of vibrant colors and emotions. Those who like comic books and various posters will certainly enjoy the expressive characters from Adam Kavanagh’s illustrations. These images are truly catchy and full of cute and scary monsters of various kinds. I have found this art not long ago, but all these cool illustrations have caught my attention and now I want to share these pieces with you guys and hope that you will enjoy this a bit bold, but so colorful art. Let’s start!

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The Last Halloween Costume

Art by Adam Kavanagh

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Snowy

Art by Adam Kavanagh

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Retro Auto Racing Posters

Start your engines, gentlemen because today we are going to talk about speed and adrenaline. Since the early years of 20th century car races were absolutely unbelievable events that caused media boom and huge resonance. Retro racing posters featured in today’s post show us the original techniques that were used to describe speed and blazing awesomeness of these sport events. You will notice that mostly artists were using bright colors, blur effects and eye-catching typography. Today it is hard to find something similar and maybe we should learn something from these masterpieces.

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Browser Extensions for Web Professionals. Roundup from DesignFloat

Today we are going to speak about the most demanding and useful browser extensions for web professionals. Their primary goal is to make your work with the chosen browser as faster and as easier as it is possible. You are all looking for the better solutions for your browser and it doesn’t matter which browser you use. Here we list a good variety of browser extensions that will help to make your working process faster and more effective. We hope that you will enjoy not only browsing this collection, but also will make use of it. So, this weekly roundup is for you.

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56 Most Demanding Google Chrome Extensions Addons

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35 Really Essential Google Chrome Extensions Addons

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Arresting Examples of Harris Shutter Photography Effect

Today you’ll have some psychedelic dream sequence messing around with multiple and strongly impressive Harris Shutter effect images. Harris Shutter is actually a photo technique that is achieved by combining different color layers from three successive shots to give so called colored ghosts to moving elements. Basically, you take three separate images and assign these shots to separate (R, G, B) channels. The red, blue, and green layers from different images are then combined to make a new composite image. This results in some trippy visuals with a kind hallucinogenic flowing rainbow of colors, because objects that move have varying color intensities than a single exposure. Now go ahead and view the most interesting and freaky Harris Shutter effect images we’ve handpicked for you to make this mundane world a bit sublime.


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Crystal Snowflakes in Macro Photography

There are so many beauties in the world that can’t be seen with a naked eye and that’s why professional photographers have got used looking through the camera lenses at everything around. They are always ready to take the desired picture and to capture the chosen object. Macro photography is one of the most interesting photo techniques to be studied. It helps to capture the small objects bigger than they are in the real life. It doesn’t mean that you get close to the object or zooming, you just work with the lenses properly in order to achieve the necessary effect. Actually, you can enter the world of macro photography only with the good macro equipment. Today we will not focus our attention on all technical details of macro photography, but we will browse the wonderful shots of crystal snowflakes. These fascinating images are really worth your attention, let’s have a look at them!

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Snowflake by James Clarke!

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Snowflake by Pete1987

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Illustrations by Jillian Tamaki and Their Visual Expressiveness

It is always interesting to learn something more about the favorite artists whose works we find here and there every day. The next artist that we are going to speak about is Jillian Tamaki, Canadian Illustrator and cartoonist who lives in Brooklyn, New York. This is one of the lucky persons in the sphere of art who has won the popularity and the clients like Vanity Fair and the New Yorker. You will never confuse her works with the others, ‘cause their visual presentation of characters and scenes is undoubtedly expressive. There is a certain power and dynamics in the way she presents the world in illustrations by Jillian Tamaki. They make you want to look at them for a while or even try to draw something of that kind. Here I have collected some of her wonderful artworks and hope that you will like them. Let’s enjoy this cartoon world together!

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Butterflies

Illustrations by Jillian Tamaki

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Rat Island

Illustrations by Jillian Tamaki

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Fascinating Soap Designs – Clean and Creative

Industrial design is a great field for creative professionals because you can easily implement original design concepts in various products. Soap is one of the best goods for creative experiments because technically it won’t cost you many efforts and results would be truly fascinating. So you may kill two birds with one stone – implement your design ideas and increase your profits by selling these cool soap art works. Here are some inspirational examples for you.

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1400 Dual-Screen Wallpapers to Decorate Your Desktop. Roundup from DesignFloat

Not only video editors, 3D animators, but all people who work in two screens simultaneously will be interested in this post that features inspiring dual-screen wallpapers. It not surprising that dual monitors are in great demand, because the really help to organize the working process and achieve efficient results. And what about decorating your desktops? Even in a tight schedule you have some minutes to relax and think about something pleasant. You can get inspiration from the beautiful wallpapers that decorate your screen. You can change them quite often and bring the desired mood to your working space. We know that is it hard to find a good wallpaper for your dual screen and that’s why we present you this collection of various dual-screen wallpapers will help you to choose the one you like. Let’s browse them!

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600+ Dual Monitor Wallpapers Collection + Huge List of Resources

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70+ Beautiful Dual Monitors Desktop Wallpapers

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Creative Tips and Ideas for Taking Better Baby Photos

There’s a continuous explode of popularity of a digital photography, still with its being rather tough to make a decent and all-round good shot, we scarcely have any easy and understandable tips for how to take better the photograph. Now we’ll share the passion for fascinating newborn baby photography and present you some indispensable tips and ideas worth considering for taking great pictures and overcoming challenges in photographing babies. Get armed to capture your baby’s every new movement and every fleeting smile that comes along – here’s the list of some interesting ideas to help you work on composition, light, and variety.


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- It’s highly advisable to use a natural lighting and set your ISO to 200 if there’s enough of it. And always go for the indirect lighting which helps make softer shades and all round tones on the babies skin. Besides, learn to turn off the flash and take perfectly good pictures in low-light conditions.

- The settings for the f-number of your camera should be around 5.6 – that’s the most preferable f-stop to have. However, it’s possible to go a little bit lower, but anything higher than f8 will cause the background to be competing with your child’s spotlight.

- When composing a baby portrait, better use around 85-100mm focal length to preserve a more natural looks of your newborn. Wide angle lenses in this case tend distort a child’s features especially when capturing the face in a close-up.
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