Hong Yi started out as a simple artist with a YouTube channel. Hong Yi, known as Red to most, likes to paint. However, she doesn’t like to paint with a paintbrush. Instead, Red finds different ways to create her beautiful artwork. In one of her first paintings, she used a basketball to create the image. Now, she is using something else to create an incredible portrait (for someone you’ll recognize).
This is Hong Yi, known as “Red.”
Red is both an artist and an architect.
Jackie Chan’s art director contacted her, hoping to commission her to make something for Jackie’s 60th birthday.
She decided to make a portrait…
But it was unlike any you have ever seen before.
It was made entirely out of chopsticks.
Jackie had always been supportive of her work.
He saw her other portraits using unique mediums, like socks or coffee rings, and was entranced.
So, Red was hired to create his 60th birthday portrait.
She spent a month collecting 64,000 chopsticks, in Zhejiang and in Beijing
She tied the chopsticks into different bundle sizes with strings. Then, she hung them all from a steel frame.
Red presented the finished portrait at his birthday concert, in front of 10,000. And to think, she just started out with a YouTube channel, posting her work.
“It wasn’t easy to choose the material for Jackie’s piece. He is a world famous actor, an exceptional martial arts fighter, an environmentalist, and one of the most well-known faces internationally! I finally decided on chopsticks because Jackie had used them in some of the fighting scenes in his movies the Fearless Hyena and Karate Kid, and because chopsticks are Chinese. As he is also an environmentalist, I used disposable bamboo chopsticks to show that discarded materials can be reused and made into something meaningful and beautiful. This art installation is a tribute to the life, art and cultural significance of Jackie Chan.” -Red Source: Oh I See Red!
The final result of her labors is art, but the Red’s true artwork is how she creates her pieces. She is truly a creative genius, share her unique methods by clicking the button below.
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One of my favorite things in a movie is when the director inserts a hidden ‘easter egg.’ There’s nothing more satisfying than finding it in the background or another secret place. Well, as it turns out, Disney is the best of the best with hiding items and characters from their other movies in unlikely scenes. I don’t think I’ll ever watch another Disney movie without looking in the background after seeing these. Check them out.
Brother Bear – Nemo makes an appearance when Kenai disrupts the salmon fishing.
101 Dalmations – Lady and the Tramp show up in the Twilight barking scene.
Aladdin – The Beast is one of Sultan’s toys
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame – Aladdin’s Magic Carpet, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and Pumbaa from The Lion King, are seen on the street surrounding Notre Dame during the “Out There” scene.
101 Dalmations – Peg from Lady and the Tramp is in the window of Percy’s Pet Shop
The Great Mouse Detective – Bill the Lizard, from Alice In Wonderland, is part of Ratigan’s gang.
The Little Mermaid – During the wedding scene, The King and The Grand Duke from Cinderella are guests.
Oliver & Company – Yep, that’s Jock, Peg, and Trusty from Lady & The Tramp.
The Black Cauldron – When Taran, Princess Eilonwy, and Fflewddur Fflam discover the Fair Folk and their underground kingdom, Tinkerbell appears among the fairies.
Oliver & Company – Ratigan, from The Great Mouse Detective, and Scooby Doo are hidden among the photos in the “Perfect Isn’t Easy” scene.
Hercules – the slain lion is Scar from The Lion King.
The Princess and the Frog – that’s Aladdin’s magic carpet in the opening scene.
Tangled – look closely because that’s Pinocchio up in the rafters during the I’ve Got A Dream scene.
Lilo & Stitch – don’t miss the Dumbo toy sitting there.
The Princess and the Frog – Louis pulls on some swamp grass and imitates Madam Mim from The Sword and the Stone.
Tangled – 3 classic Disney books appear in this one. Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast
Oliver & Company – Princess Aurora in the background.
The Princess and the Frog – King Triton appears as the Mardi Gras float.
Tarzan – That’s Mrs. Potts and Chip from Beauty and the Beast
The Rescuers – Bambi and his mother 🙂
The Princess and the Frog – While Mama Odie sings “Dig a Little Deeper,” she throws around a few items, one of which is Genie’s Magic Lamp from Aladdin.
Lilo & Stitch – a Mulan poster shows up in the background
Little Mermaid – Hey look, it’s Goofy!
Beauty and the Beast – When Maurice and Felipe are lost in the woods, the road signs say Valencia and Anaheim. Disney Land is in Anaheim and Valencia is where many Disney artists study (California Institute of Technology)
Treasure Planet – a doll of Stitch on the shelf
The Fox and the Hound – Wart (in squirrel form) from The Sword in the Stone makes a cameo.
Lilo & Stitch – The ball from Pixar’s Luxo Jr. can be seen in the background.
Now that you’ve seen all of these, go re-watch the movies. There are probably even more if you look close enough. Share these Disney “secrets” with your friends below.
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Keeping kids busy while they are at home during the warm summer months is a challenge for any parent, older sibling or babysitter. It’s not easy to fill an 8 hour+ day with fun activities for your little ones. Thankfully, some brilliant people online came up with some fun (and safe) ways to keep children occupied for less than $10. Don’t spend a fortune taking them to the movies, swimming pool or mall every day (although that can be fun). Try some of these cheap, but awesome, ideas. You might enjoy them yourself, too!
1.) Make roads for toy cars by using colored tape on carpet.
2.) You can also use tape to create some oversized, fun games.
3.) Turn your driveway into a fun target game using chalk and sponges.
4.) Chalk is also a great way to play dress-up without dolls.
5.) Exploding paint bags can be a messy, fun art project for your kids.
6.) Use plastic container lids, glue and food coloring for a neat painting craft.
7.) Have extra bubble wrap? Make stomp paintings.
8.) Cut up a tarp with scissors to make a cheap throwing game.
9.) Create a quiet, safe game of Jenga by using cut-up sponges.
10.) Use foil to make a big river in the backyard.
11.) Tape a paper towel roll to the wall to make a simple game for your toddler.
12.) Or run some pipe cleaners through a colander.
13.) “Sew” through burlap using plastic needles, making fun designs.
14.) Let kids practice their letters in this sugar writing tray.
15.) Go camping indoors and let your kids’ imaginations run wild.
16.) Let your kids experiment with water marbles.
17.) Create alien bubble science projects.
18.) Extract DNA from strawberries as a fun experiment.
19.) Balloon rockets teach a lesson, plus they are just fun.
20.) Make a mini bowling game with pencil erasers and marbles.
21.) Got yarn? Let kids crawl through a safe playground you create.
22.) Pretending the floor is lava can be turned into a fun, educational game.
23.) Make soap clouds by putting a bar of soap into the microwave.
24.) Let your kids compete in a Popcorn Olympics!
25.) Balloon ping pong is a fun activity your kids can safely play indoors.
26.) Strands of painter’s tape can form a fun, sticky spiderweb.
27.) Transform an old box into an indoor slide.
28.) Go outside and let your kids make a rainbow bubble snake from simple ingredients.
29.) Create a giant, DIY bubble wand.
30.) Fill balloons with Play-Doh for a fun new toy.
31.) Help kids create their own t-shirt designs with crayons and sand paper.
32.) Cut a pool noodle in half to make a marble race track.
33.) Or use those pool noodles to create a backyard obstacle course.
(H/T BuzzFeed) Pretty much all of these ideas require some parental supervision, but it should be fun for everyone involved! Give them a try this summer, or at least share this article so other parents can!
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If you’re anything like me and you binge watch the Food Network like it’s your job, then you’ve probably seen your fair share of elaborate cakes.
There are plenty of bakers out there who take pride in transforming everyone’s favorite treats into towering works of art, and a culinary creator by the name of Debbie Goard takes cake decorating to a whole new level.
Her creations channel everything from classic movies to savory dishes. Check them out!
1. Wingardium Leviosa!
2. Even Snoopy needs a caffeine fix every now and then.
3. There’s nothing bad about this mashup. Nothing.
4. I don’t know about you, but I want to travel the world in search of more cakes.
5. This doesn’t really make me feel warm and fuzzy.
6. Minions are inescapable.
7. Cake is a girl’s best friend.
8. Anyone looking for hot wings here is in for a rude (and chocolatey) awakening.
9. I can’t tell if I want dessert or a Vietnamese dinner.
10. Honestly, this is probably healthier than anything at Taco Bell.
11. It is a game of cakes.
Can’t get enough? Don’t worry! There’s more where those came from.
Be sure to follow Debbie Goard on Instagram to add a daily dose of deliciousness to your feed!
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When I was a little kid, I once made a guitar out of an empty tissue box. I used it to strum along to all my favorite children’s songs, and I felt like a total rock star.
I wasn’t the greatest guitarist, but hey, at least I looked cute. When it comes to making instruments out of interesting materials, though, this guy takes the cake.
Reverend Peyton is the front man of his own band, and he’s proven his guitar skills during countless live performances and studio recordings. But when he grew tired of playing a traditional guitar, he sought out something that better catered to his roots. Thanks to his friend Bryan Fleming, the musical reverend now has a shotgun guitar that’s perfect for both concerts and hunting trips.
This is one instrument that might require a permit to play.
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To hear more of Reverend Peyton’s musical stylings, check out his band’s Facebook page. And don’t forget to share this unusual performance with the music lovers in your life!
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Alright folks, it’s time for a quick biology lesson: caddisflies are a common water-dwelling insect with similarities to the moth and butterfly. Likewise, the caddisfly will create cocoons while in their larvae stage in order to protect their soft, growing bodies. They typically use whatever is lying around them in the water to build their shelter with, using their saliva as the glue. Yay. Most of us would hear this information, shrug, and go about our day. But for artist Hubert Duprat, he found inspiration.
This is what a normal caddisfly cocoon looks like. Not particularly stellar.
Duprat gave the future flies a makeover by providing them with some blingier building supplies.
The result is this stunning blend of biology and artwork.
The larvae use their saliva to connect the gold, pearl and other gems to create their nest just as they would with more common items.
Now that’s living in luxury!
Duprat views his work as collaboration with the insects.
Here’s a video of Duprat discussing his buggy beauties:
(via i09.) This makes my childhood ant farm look even more unimpressive. They never did anything I told them to. Share the sparkly story with your friends by using the button below!
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No matter how much you love Ironman, your admiration won’t compare to this piece of fan-art created by Taiwanese art student Kai-Xiang Xhong. It took the 20 year-old cardboard artist a full year to complete Tony Stark’s Ironman suit, using only cardboard. You wouldn’t think that this medium would work well, but the resulting suit (complete with lights) is amazing.
Kai-Xiang Xhong well-known for the creations he makes out of cardboard other household items.
This suit, however, takes the cake.
It was lovingly crafted over an entire year.
The student was only able to work on it in his spare time.
It even lights up in the chest and arms, just like it does in the movies.
It’s truly hard to believe this is just corrugated cardboard.
Too bad the Spongebob Squarepants slippers didn’t remain on the sculpture.
They were a pretty sweet addition.
Source: Stan Winston School via Twisted Sifter To see more of the amazing sculptor’s work, check out his Facebook profile. The full-time student has made countless cardboard creations, most of which are just as impressive as the Ironman suit. He has a truly unique talent; we can’t wait to see what he does next. Share his awesome Ironman with others, he deserves the recognition!
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Most people end up living in an apartment at some point during their lives. There’s no shame in living in a small space (sometimes, it’s actually pretty perfect). But when you don’t have a lot of space and you still own a lot of things, decorating can be tricky. That’s why some genius people thought of ways to make the most out of life in a smaller apartments. Check them out, even if you’re no longer in an apartment, these products would be awesome to have in any home.
1.) An adjustable REK bookcase
2.) The Floyd Leg, which will help you make a table out of anything.
3.) Furniture you can transform into other pieces of furniture
5.) Beautiful space/room dividers
6.) Felt pods that offer you privacy from roommates
7.) Beautiful storage space
8.) Super-functional furniture with storage space
9.) A desk with room for books, papers, pens and cords inside of it
10.) Extra closet space without the closets
11.) Tables that hide your entertainment
12.) A simple alternative to a medicine cabinet
13.) Multi-purpose furniture that doesn’t take up a lot of space
14.) Products that help you make use of vertical space
15.) Pet furniture you can easily disassemble and store
16.) Bookshelves that make the most out of space
17.) Hide-away beds that are actually beautiful
18.) An indoor garden that takes up almost zero space
19.) Put your entire apartment in a box
20.) Make a workspace that is just right for you
21.) Make use of shelves to hold your possessions
22.) Buy patio furniture with multiple uses
23.) Buy an awesome sofa that can be transported easily and is still comfortable
24.) Use a storage system that you can customize to your space completely
Fold-away furniture and collapsable storage will always be a good idea if you’re trying to make the most of your space. Plus, you can easily impress your guests with all of you ultra-modern and functional furnishings. (H/T Huffington Post) Share these cool products with others by clicking on the button below.
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