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Soheyl Bastami is an Iranian sculptor who creates work out of everything from sand to iron and wood. One of his more recent pieces, Extreme, is an elaborate sculpture in which Bastami welded metal parts together into an elaborate and elegantly crafted curved structure that stands approximately 2.2 feet x 1 foot x 1 foot.

The elegant piece is a combination of complex gears entwined into one simple and meditative form. Viewers are immediately invited to contemplate the relationship between the soft, slouching human figure, perched precariously on the top edge, as it relates to the hard, rigid materials of the machine. By creating the strong juxtaposition between the human and the unique arrangement that supports the figure, Bastami has constructed a poetic commentary on how the modern world has become quite reliant upon machines.

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One of my favorites: Pulpo! Octopus poached in redwine, orange zest and cinnamon with smoked paprika and olive oil on set Parmesan polenta #pulpo #octopus #lavuelta #tinkoffsaxo by dailystews http://ift.tt/1vi3GOH

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One of my favorites: Pulpo! Octopus poached in redwine, orange zest and cinnamon with smoked paprika and olive oil on set Parmesan polenta #pulpo #octopus #lavuelta #tinkoffsaxo by dailystews http://ift.tt/1vi3GOH

Doesn’t this look fun? NightSUP, a Miami-based company, has put an exciting twist on stand-up paddleboarding by lining their boards with a strip of LED lights. So, when it’s dark on the beach, you now have the glow of your paddleboard as you maneuver through the water.

A unique experience is an added benefit of these boards. Originally, they were designed to enhance safety on night paddles, but the extra feature also gives you an incredible view of the nighttime sea and wildlife that aren’t normally visible during the day. Each board is equipped with about 40 feet of lights and gives the illusion that those riding it are somehow levitating.

NightSUP offers tours if you’re interested in splashing around after dark. They have several locations in Florida, Delaware, Missouri, Utah, and Nevada, and it seems like a perfect vacation activty.

The city of Veszprem, Hungary was haunted on the morning of August 11, by this mysterious spectre. A monstrous form hovered in the mist above municipal buildings near the town center.

The city of Veszprem, Hungary was haunted on the morning of August 11, by this mysterious spectre. A monstrous form hovered in the mist above municipal buildings near the town center.

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NEW MUSIC: Travis Scott ( ) - “Sloppy Toppy” (ft. Migos & Peewee Longway)

This shit slaps, goes mad hard.  Peep & D/L Travis Scott’s new mixtape ‘Days Before Rodeo’ here.

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Southern trees bear a strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swingin’ in the Southern breeze Strange fruit hangin’ from the poplar trees

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Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swingin’ in the Southern breeze
Strange fruit hangin’ from the poplar trees

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When Raury released his incredible “God’s Whisper” video and we speculated whether he would be music’s next big sensation earlier this year, admittedly, that might have been a bold question for an artist who has barely cracked 200,000 YouTube hits. However, the 18-year-old Atlanta native is making some serious moves that may just prove us right.

After being handpicked as an opening act for OutKast’s homecoming concert in Atlanta next month (Kid Cudi and Childish Gambino are the other two), it looks like Raury has earned a fan in, well, the biggest tastemaker of them all: Kanye West. According to Complex, Kanye was so inspired by “God’s Whisper” that he recently flew the kid out to kick it and play each other music. Although the two didn’t get a chance to record together, Raury’s rep claims that they “plan to hit the studio very soon.” Does this mean we’ll be hearing Raury on Ye’s upcoming album?

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