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Visoth Kakvei

These 3D Drawings Pop Off the Page

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Visoth Kakvei’s drawings come alive from the page. The Maine-based artist starts off with incredibly intricate line drawings, then photographs them and digitally alters the images to make it look like the art is jumping out of his notebook.

Cambodian-born Kakvei, 27, (who was recently featured on deMilked) typically takes three to four hours to complete each drawing, sometimes spending up to six hours on the more intricate works.

In an email to Mental Floss, Kakvei says that the appeal of line drawing lies in its challenges. “Line drawing requires your steady hand,” he writes, which means a lot of practice. “And the most important thing is to be focused and patient.”

You can see more of his work on Facebook and Instagram.

[h/t deMilked]

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Here's How to Turn an IKEA Box Into a Spaceship
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Since IKEA boxes are designed to contain entire furniture items, they could probably fit a small child once they’re emptied of any flat-packed component pieces. This means they have great potential as makeshift forts—or even as play spaceships, according to one of the Swedish furniture brand’s print ads, which was spotted by Design Taxi.

First highlighted by Ads of the World, the advertisement—which was created by Miami Ad School, New York—shows that IKEA is helping customers transform used boxes into build-it-yourself “SPÄCE SHIPS” for children. The company provides play kits, which come with both an instruction manual and cardboard "tools" for tiny builders to wield during the construction process.

As for the furniture boxes themselves, they're emblazoned with the words “You see a box, they see a spaceship." As if you won't be climbing into the completed product along with the kids …

Check out the ad below:

[h/t Design Taxi]

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The Best Cupcake in All 50 States
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We’re going to sugarcoat it. Twelve years after the advent of the cupcake-only bakery (the California-launched chain Sprinkles is credited with opening the first in 2005), there are a lot of options. We rounded up 50 of the best decadent desserts across the country. So go out, have your (cup)cake—and eat it, too.

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