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Japanese Instagram Users Are Sharing Photos Of Fallen Leaves Artworks . They’re Pretty Stunning!

Wow! This is so impressive!

Instagram users over at the Land of the Rising Sun are sharing with us some photos of amazing artworks made with fallen leaves. Yes, you read that right – fallen leaves!

Who would’ve thought that leaves can be a medium for art, right?

Most of us would have simply swept those leaves away and threw them into the dumpsters but apparently, some locals thought they made interesting materials for creating pieces of art.

The Japanese are calling this new trend as “ochiba art” which literally translates to “fallen leaf art” and we’re absolutely mindblown with the stuff they came up with. They’ve gathered and combined leaves of different colors and shapes to produce these “transient masterpieces,” as RocketNews24 describes them.

We really can’t help but admire the patience and attention to details. Go scroll down and see for yourself:

1. Winnie The Pooh

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2. These patterns are simply mesmerizing.

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3. Roses made of leaves.

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4. My Neighbor Totoro!

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5. A wonderful arrangement of yellow leaves.

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6. A fire-breathing dragon.

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7. Pikachu of Pokemon fame.

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8. Truly impressive!

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9. A heart made of leaves.

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10. Not sure if this is a peace sign or a Christmas wreath. But it looks awesome!

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11. Nice pattern!

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12. Hello Kitty.

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13. Kids really love Totoro.

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14. Looks like a peacock to me.

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15. Combining sand and leaf art.

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16. Love is all you need.

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17. Cute butterfly!

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18. Another leaf art combined with sand drawing.

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19. The ever-iconic Smiley!

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20. Hearts, hearts everywhere.

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The Biggest Design Trends of 2016

Some of this year’s biggest design trends shout out to the past, while others leap forward into the future!

The year is about to end, and it's once again time for the "Best of 2016" lists to come out. Of course, no "Best of 2016" list would be complete without a list of the biggest design trends that hit the art world this year. So what's it going to be this year? Calligraphy? Watercolor? Minimalism? Or, God forbid, the return of Comic Sans? Keep reading below to find out!

1. Color overlays.

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Color overlays instantly change the mood of a photograph by using only a few colors.

2. Neo-memphis design.

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Art Student Trolls Professor with Hidden Message in Her Drawing

Have you ever wanted to get back at a professor for assigning multiple projects all on the same day?

Deadlines are the bane of a student's existence, especially since some professors assign projects and set deadlines all at the same time. It may be possible to start working on some of these projects earlier so you can move on to the next ones, but inspiration can be hard to come by. And if anything, deadlines also add to one's inspiration to pass a subject and not have to repeat it in the next semester.

One design student has almost had it with her professor, and so she decided to subtly speak up against it in one of her submissions.

Lama Ali's professor gave her three finals to finish all on the same day. Considering these are artwork submissions, it would be almost impossible to conceptualize, execute, and finalize her artwork while also getting some time off to eat and sleep.

You have to admit that this fashion drawing is beautiful, even if you aren't able to spot the hidden message.

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Jaipur’s Submerged Jal Mahal: A Curiously Amazing Water Palace

There is nothing like this palace!

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Lying submerged in the middle of an artificial lake in the City of Jaipur, in Rajasthan, India, is an uncanny palace called Jal Mahal, or Water Palace. It is a five-floor building, yet only the uppermost floor is visible as the four floors remain underwater when the lake reaches its maximum level.

Weirdly enough, the palace has no livable rooms, as it is primarily composed of corridors and gardens where the then ruler of Jaipur enjoyed strolls. Its architectural design adds to the uniqueness of the palace, being influenced by both Hindu and Persian architecture.

Jal Mahal stands in the middle of the man-made lake, flaunting its sand-colored glory.

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Little is known about the history of the curious structure except that it was erected on the order of Maharaja Madho Singh I, one of the well-known rulers of the area during the 1800s, as a venue for duck hunting parties. ...

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