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This Artist Creates Amazing Tables with Animals Peeking Above the Water

These tables make you think there’s a creature just peeking above the surface of the water!

Most people don’t put a lot of thought into typical furniture like tables and chairs. They often figure that as long as it’s durable, within the budget, and fits into the theme of their living room, they’ll take it. But that’s most people. Others want a piece that can also be considered as a conversation piece. That’s where Derek Pearce comes in to give them a piece of furniture that guests won’t be able to get enough of!

Derek Pearce is a furniture maker and sculptor. He creates pieces that are part furniture and part works of art. In this collection, Derek showcases his creativity by creating “Water Tables”, which are coffee tables that show animals that seem to be floating through water.

Derek Pearce, a remarkable sculptor with a vivid imagination.

Derek Pearce, a remarkable sculptor with a vivid imagination.

Derek uses a glass surface that acts as the “water”, while a wooden sculpture of an animal, person, or object rests just above and below the surface, creating the illusion that the subject of his piece is penetrating through the glass. He creates furniture that features all sorts of subjects like swimmers, hippos, dolphins, ducks, seals and more. These tables will definitely make your guests take a second look.

Here are some of his creations.

Hippo mother and child.

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Ducks taking a dive.

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A frog taking a peek above the water.

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A wooden seal.

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Silver dolphins leaping above the water.

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A seal with its favorite rock.

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A hippo just peeking above the water.

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A woman relaxing in her bathtub.

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A diver console table

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Derek Pearce working on a piece.

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Synchronized swimmers.

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A king in his sinking throne.

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A sleek black seal and rock.

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Derek Pearce also has a number of other collections such as book cases, mirrors, desks, chandeliers, and even a cabin! You can check out his works at his website.

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The Fascinating Story Behind Brazil’s Iconic Statue – Christ the Redeemer

You may often see Christ the Redeemer in the media, but have you ever wondered what it took to create this modern marvel?

Whenever you watch a movie or TV show that features Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 9 times out of 10 you're greeted with a shot of the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. But you wouldn't have guessed that the creation of this statue took about a decade of construction and negotiation!

The Christ the Redeemer statue sits 700 meters above the city's beaches and favelas on Corcovado mountain. Its creation was inspired by the bolstering Christianity of Brazil when the country was becoming a republic near the end of the 19th century.

Christ the Redeemer circa 1930.

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5 Comics That Accurately Capture How The World Can Be Unfair For Mothers Sometimes

These are brutally honest! LOL

Although parenthood can undoubtedly be an exciting phase, it can likewise be really, really challenging. Just ask any parent, new or experienced, about this and you will probably get an enthusiastic nod.

Besides, being a parent requires a lot of hard work, patience, and sacrifice. Fathers and mothers strive to fulfill their unique but equally important roles in order to provide for their kids' needs and to raise them up as good people.

It is, however, hilariously unfortunate that the world can be sometimes unfair in how it treats mothers sometimes. Even when dads and moms do the same thing, they usually receive different reactions from people....

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Dad Makes Mind-Blowing Disney Costumes for His Kids, Now Everyone Wants One

Magical garb fit for the happiest place on earth.

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What does every Disney-loving kid dream of doing? To visit the happiest place on earth dressed as their favorite Disney character, of course!

Nephi Garcia’s kids are no exception. When he and his wife planned a trip to Disney World, their 6-year-old daughter Lili asked him to make her a costume she could wear to the park.

And so he did.

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