Watch: Scenes From The Oscars Best Picture Nominees Recreated With Puppies

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The Oscars 2016 award show may be over, and all the winners have already been announced, but you would probably still enjoy this adorable video that is inspired by the nominees of the Best Picture category.

Created by Buzzfeed, this aww-inducing video features scenes from the nominated films that have been recreated with the help of puppies.

All of the cute canine stars in this clip are from the NY Pet Rescue.

Watch the fun video below.

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Leica Partners With Chinese Phone Maker To ‘Reinvent Smartphone Photography’

You may not be familiar with it, but tech company Huawei is the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer and the first Chinese company to sell more than 100 million mobile phones in one year.

Considering its reach, it is hardly surprising that renowned German camera brand Leica recently chose to partner up with the Chinese phone maker for the “reinvention of smartphone photography”.

Announcing their long-term collaboration just days ago, the two brands marketed their partnership as a way to bring mobile photography to the next level—you can read the official press release here.

There are are no details yet as to what kind of products we would be able to expect from the collaboration, but more information would be revealed with time.

What do you think of Leica and Huawei teaming up? Would you like to have a Leica-powered camera on your smartphone?

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‘Denim Hair’ Is An Unexpectedly Lovely Trend Inspired By Your Favorite Jeans

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In recent months, the hair trends that have made headlines are usually very bright and colorful, including the very strange “unicorn braid”.

Yet another eye-catching hair trend has surfaced on the internet over the last few days—the “Denim Hair” is inspired by the beloved wardrobe staple that gave it its name.

While this striking look is definitely not for wallflowers, those who have no problem with standing out from the crowd would appreciate the unexpectedly beautiful shades of blue, which are reminiscent of a favorite pair of jeans.

From bold indigo to the softest of baby blues, there are many ways to pull off the denim hair trend.

Head over here to view more examples of the trend—is this a hairstyle that you would consider getting?

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For Designers: The 10 Commandments Of Photoshop Etiquette To Keep In Mind

Like in many other industries, the design community has its own unique set of quirks that play out in their relationships with clients, approach to design work and best practices that help maintain both clarity and efficiency in teams, among other things.

“As boring and mundane as it sounds: name your layers. This is the most basic rule of them all – even if it’s a basic descriptive name such as ‘arrow’. There’s nothing worse then trying to find a certain layer within a file containing countless duplicates of ‘Layer Copy’.”

Website Creative Bloq lists the 10 commandments of Photoshop etiquette that designers, new and experienced, might want to keep in mind while using the image editing software to complete their tasks, in order to make the lives of all their team members involved much easier.

“Why apply 10 masks on 10 layers when you can group the lot and mask once? Work smarter, not harder!”

Some of the commandments include naming your layers and deleting any unnecessary empty layers, structuring your files logically, saving your paths and proof-reading your designs—all of which may seem like a pain but will be extremely helpful in creating a productive and time-saving workflow.

“Never stretch buttons or vector shapes out of proportion; especially ones with rounded corners. Always redraw them to ensure you get the correct and consistent shape and style.”

Read the full article here.

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The Exclusive Apple Merchandise You Can Only Get At Its Silicon Valley Campus

The famous home to a bevy of secrets, Apple’s Cupertino campus is known to be strictly off-limits to outsiders.

But there is one place in the vicinity open to the public—a small Apple store located on 1 Infinite Loop that looks like any other Apple store worldwide, except that it offers a selection of official merchandise that has been made available only at its branch after a recent renovation.

The products on sale range from notebooks, greeting cards to stylish water bottles and graphic t-shirts, many of which were snapped up right after the conclusion of an Apple shareholders meeting.

Check out some of the merchandise that are on sale exclusively at the Silicon Valley campus in a Business Insider article here.

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Move Over, Dress. The Internet Is Now Torn Over The Colors Of This Adidas Jacket

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One year on from the infamously viral debate surrounding the color of The Dress, a new item of clothing has recently surfaced on the web evoking a similarly baffling response regarding its true colors.

The clothing in question is an Adidas jacket that has been making its rounds on Tumblr. Originally posted by user Poppunkblogger, a picture of the jacket was attached to the following statement, “I hate to make a new blue/black white/gold dress meme but my friend has this jacket and she says it’s white and blue but i see black and brown pls tell me what you see.”

Website Buzzfeed picked on up the post, responding with a simple poll offering options that include “Blue and white,” “Black and brown,” as well as a hilarious “Oh no oh no oh nononononononononoonoo…”

What do you see? Take the poll here and find out what others are voting.

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Warhol, Lichtenstein-Style Pop Art Makeovers For Oscar’s Best Picture Nominees

The Oscars might be over, but you can still enjoy these creative posters made to celebrate this year’s Best Picture nominees.

In a challenge by Shutterstock, designers drew their inspiration from art icons like Roy Lichtenstein and Keith Haring, and applied similar aesthetics to images available through Shutterstock, created refreshing pop art movie posters.

Head over here to view the full series and read about the inspiration behind each poster.

Mad Max: Fury Road, poster by Jordan Roland, inspired by Andy Warhol

The Martian, poster by Brandon Lee, inspired by Mario Corea Aiello

Brooklym, poster by Alice Meichi Li, inspired by the general pop, hipster movement

The Revenant, poster by Cristin Burton, inspired by Flirst

Spotlight, poster by Michael Wong, inspired by Roy Lichtenstein

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An Adorable, Stylish Three-Year-Old Is Winning The Fashion Game On Instagram

A couple of years ago, we featured Alonso Mateo, a very fashionable five-year-old.

This three-year-old dapper dude follows in the same vein with his #OOTD swag. With pictures taken mostly by his mother, Ardi from Switzerland is quickly becoming quite the pre-K style sensation on social media with over 55,000 followers on Instagram.

With John Lennon-esque sunglass, bow ties and man buns, we can’t deny that Ardi is one stylish kid. Head over to Instagram to view more of his trendy outfits.

Happy baby in the world🙌🙌🙌🙌

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😳What a Coat😍 This is a coat who is designed by @Shoprichboys 👌💪🏽 We thank @Rich_boys

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Today Ardi is very happy 😊😊 Love you friends

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My favorite photo For you who is? 1.2.3 or 4

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Baby boy 😇😇😇

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How To See Light Like A Cinematographer, Create Better Lighting For Your Photos

Les Misérables

Orlando, Florida-based photographer Doug Jackson delves the worlds of photography and film to uncover how you can create better lighting during a photoshoot by taking cues from key lighting principles in cinematography.

Deviating from shooting in just natural light, Jackson explored the wider language of lighting from the eyes of a cinematographer that includes characteristics like direction, color, quality and intensity, all of which are responsible for shaping an audience’s perception of an atmosphere, the nature of a particular scene and reliability of characters.

Take a look at some of the notes from Jackson’s lighting journals and view more here.


The English Patient

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Watch: The Best And Most Bizarre Japanese Commercials From 2015

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Unlike their western counterparts, the Japanese know no boundaries when it comes to television commercials—often going all out with crazy and innovative skits to promote products and services.

If you’re a fan of them, you’re in luck—because YouTube channel JPCMHD has compiled a video that captures some of the best and most bizarre Japanese commercials from 2015.

Check out the compilation below:

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