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Friday Finds 10.11.13

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Painted optical illusions, grumpy cats and modern homes throughout the decades. Dwell welcomes the weekend with interesting finds from our editors!
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  Kelsey: Impossible Geometry
Rather, Géométrie de L’impossible, a project by artist Fanette Guilloud in which she paints optical illusions in abandoned spaces. To catch the image, one must stand at just the precise in order to get the perspective.

    Kelsey: Impossible Geometry

    Rather, Géométrie de L’impossible, a project by artist Fanette Guilloud in which she paints optical illusions in abandoned spaces. To catch the image, one must stand at just the precise in order to get the perspective.

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  Erika: Ai Weiwei Forever Bicycles Sculpture
As part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto, a weeks-long art celebration, world-renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has just opened an exhibition of his Forever Bicycles sculpture in Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square. The exhibition consists of 3,144 interconnected bicycles forming a three-dimensional structure that creates an incredible visual effect.

    Erika: Ai Weiwei Forever Bicycles Sculpture

    As part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto, a weeks-long art celebration, world-renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has just opened an exhibition of his Forever Bicycles sculpture in Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square. The exhibition consists of 3,144 interconnected bicycles forming a three-dimensional structure that creates an incredible visual effect.

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  Jami: Hand-Cut Paper Clusters by Charles Clary
A meticulous creation by Tennessee-based artist, Charles Clary who has combined design and patience to sculpt these fascinating and beautiful varying paper formations.

    Jami: Hand-Cut Paper Clusters by Charles Clary

    A meticulous creation by Tennessee-based artist, Charles Clary who has combined design and patience to sculpt these fascinating and beautiful varying paper formations.

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  Anna: NYMAG's Grumpy Cat Cover
New York Magazine's Oct. 7th cover, photographed by Jeff Minton, was the best thing to hit my mailbox in a long long time. The cover story is about the latest brands who have made it HUGE, all of a sudden making 1 billion dollars and the CEO is like 26 years old. Grumpy Cat was the perfect icon to represent today's "Boom Brands."

    Anna: NYMAG's Grumpy Cat Cover

    New York Magazine's Oct. 7th cover, photographed by Jeff Minton, was the best thing to hit my mailbox in a long long time. The cover story is about the latest brands who have made it HUGE, all of a sudden making 1 billion dollars and the CEO is like 26 years old. Grumpy Cat was the perfect icon to represent today's "Boom Brands."

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  Amanda: Design in Film
I spent a very pleasant 11 minutes this morning previewing this mish-mash of modern homes appearing in films across many decades and eras. I appreciate the time it took to edit this one together—there are tons of homes represented.

    Amanda: Design in Film

    I spent a very pleasant 11 minutes this morning previewing this mish-mash of modern homes appearing in films across many decades and eras. I appreciate the time it took to edit this one together—there are tons of homes represented.

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  Diana: Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts
Only 74 shopping days until Christmas, friends. If you're still looking for that special gift for the one who has it all, consider perusing the Neiman Marcus Christmasbook. It's chock full of giftables, like the $150,000 Falconry Companion (shown above). If the luxurious looks don't catch your eye, the aptly written product copy will capture your mind: "Years of apprenticeship and study are behind you. Your raptor is trained, and you have received the ultimate title of Master Falconer." (It remains to be seen if this was written by the inimitable J. Peterman, but we're looking into it.)

    Diana: Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts

    Only 74 shopping days until Christmas, friends. If you're still looking for that special gift for the one who has it all, consider perusing the Neiman Marcus Christmasbook. It's chock full of giftables, like the $150,000 Falconry Companion (shown above). If the luxurious looks don't catch your eye, the aptly written product copy will capture your mind: "Years of apprenticeship and study are behind you. Your raptor is trained, and you have received the ultimate title of Master Falconer." (It remains to be seen if this was written by the inimitable J. Peterman, but we're looking into it.)

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  Julia: Tamas Dezso Photography
I came across the photo series Notes for an Epilogue by Hungarian photographer Tamas Dezso. The series shows us a portrait of Romania and highlights how the former Eastern Bloc nation is now in a moment of transition. These images are beautiful, moving, and tell a strong story.

    Julia: Tamas Dezso Photography

    I came across the photo series Notes for an Epilogue by Hungarian photographer Tamas Dezso. The series shows us a portrait of Romania and highlights how the former Eastern Bloc nation is now in a moment of transition. These images are beautiful, moving, and tell a strong story.

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  Olivia: Tappan Collective
Another power-woman run site in the style of, is an online platform that brings up-and-coming artists’ original works and exclusive limited edition prints under $200 for the budding art collector.

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