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A Whole New World Built In Vintage Ring Boxes

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A Whole New World Built In Vintage Ring Boxes

Never before has thinking inside the box resulted in such refreshing imagination. These tiny and intricate dioramas examining history first came about when the artist TALWST was challenged by a Parisian street vendor to make something with an old ring box. And, as The Guardian reported, the Canadian-Trinidadian creator is still hunting for ring boxes at antique markets and on ebay seven years later. In the March interview, TALWST told the newspaper, “I want the viewer to open the box and feel they have been transported to another world.”

Errrbody loves McDonalds

    Errrybody loves McDonalds looks at a combination of two points in history: one when there was a lack of technology and life was slower paced and the golden age of the golden arches.

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    Dejeuner sur l

      The details of Déjeuner sur I are truly remarkable when considering the scale of this ring box.You can almost hear the vibrant laughter of the sunbathers.

      El Torero

        TALWST told The Guardian that El Torero is an homage to one of his favorite painters, Edouard Manet’s La Muerte del Torero.

        First Flakes of Winter

          First Flakes of Winter captures the magical time when fall makes way for the next season and brings the enchantment of a first snow.

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          Started From The Bottom Now We Here pt1

            Started From The Bottom Now We Here pt1 looks at the evolution of the human race and how far we’ve come from cave sketching.

            Started From The Bottom Now We Here pt2

              Started From The Bottom Now We Here pt2 shows how some people create art now, away from the cave.

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              Tallest Box 1

                This TALWST piece shows the delight of sailing at night and the mystery that overcomes you when traveling in the dark.

                Wet Dream

                  Wet Dream was the first piece created back in 2008 and shows a water wonderland.

                  Summer in the Winter

                    Summer in the Winter makes a bold comment on climate change.

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                    Space Family Rothschild

                      Space Family Rothschild is an ode to conspiracy theorists who believe the Rothschilds were aliens.

                      See more art that speaks volumes in 15 Life Lessons From Banksy Street Art That Will Leave You Lost For Words.

                      Featured photo credit: TALWST via talwst.com

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                      Thanksgiving: It’s About The Simple Things

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                      Thanksgiving: It’s About The Simple Things

                      Thanksgiving, a day of pure gluttony, football, and possible uncomfortable situations with family members that you may or may not like. Oh, yeah, and the whole “know and reflect on what it is to be thankful and grateful.”

                      During the holiday season many people forget what this time of year is bout and are too worried about getting the “early-bird” deals on Black Friday and making sure that they have the perfect gifts for their loved ones. I am sort of a “Grinch” when it comes to the holiday season, mostly because of that mentality by many of the poeple around me.

                      But instead of being grinch-like this holiday season, I decided to simplify things and get back to what this time of year is actually is about; being thankful for what I have and what I can give.

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                      Simplify

                      I’m not a “minimalist” in any real sense, but in the last few months the talks of Patrick Rhone and others have got me to rethink my stance. Can you really have too much stuff?

                      Absolutely.

                      And with all that stuff comes the burden and the weight of it on your back.

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                      If you feel that the things around you are out of control, maybe it’s time to simplify and be thankful and grateful for what you have and use. Here are a few things that you can do to simplify:

                      • You know those gadgets in the drawer that you said you were going to sell? Well, time to get the listing on eBay and sell them. Or, send them to a place like Gazelle. Even if they are old and won’t get money, you can at least recycle them.
                      • Get rid of things you don’t need. Like old books, clothes, tools, etc. Have something that’s been laying around forever with no use? Donate it to a charity or church. If you aren’t using it, someone else could be.
                      • Find your productivity tools and stick with them. Use tools and gadgets that serve multiple purposes so you can simplify your tool set.

                      Be Mindful

                      You don’t have to be a master Buddhist or meditator to be mindful (although, it can definitely help). Being mindful comes down to being cognizant of the present and not keeping yourself in the past or future. It’s about living in the moment and being aware of yourself and everything around you. It’s just being.

                      Without getting too “California” on you, it is super important to be mindful during the holiday rush. Rather than worrying about the things that you forgot at your house on the way to relatives or thinking about the next stop in your endless holiday travels, just breath and think about what you are currently doing.

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                      Spend the time with your family and friends and don’t crush the moment. Try not to concentrate so hard on getting the perfect photo of the “awesome moment” of the day and actually miss the awesome moment.

                      Being mindful over the holidays will help you be with your families, friends, and yourself allowing you to enjoy your time.

                      Reflect

                      As the year is coming to a close (yes, it really is that close!) it’s a great time to start reflecting on what you have accomplished and what you haven’t. Within the next few weeks we will have a more throrough reflection article here at Lifehack.org, but reflecting every now and then over your holiday break is a great way to see where you have been doing well in your life and where you need to improve.

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                      Reflection shouldn’t be used to “get down” on yourself. Reflection should be used to take an honset inventory of what you have accomplished, how you handeled situations, and what you can do better. If you journal everyday (a daily form of reflection) it may be a good time to start going over some of the things that you have written and start to put together a year’s end journal entry. I mean, how else will you write your autobiography?

                      But, seriously, reflecting on yourself makes you aware of your successes and faults and helps you plan and make goals for the coming year. It makes you a better person.

                      So, while you are stuffing your face with bird, stuffing, and mashed taters’, remember that the holidays are much more than the superficial things. Use this holiday to become a better person.

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