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The Abandoned Mansions of Billionaires
Offbeat  (tags: India, Rajasthan, Thar Desert, Shekhwati region, havelis, mansions, traders, billionaires, art, frescoes, decorations, forgotten )

- 43 days ago -
While most of Shekhawati's havelis have crumbled and remain abandoned, a small window into the world of these painted mansions is being preserved. Forgotten in Rajasthan's Thar Desert, the region was once home to the opulence of India's billionaires
Selfie-Taker Knocks Over and Smashes 126-Year-Old Statue
Offbeat  (tags: culture, art, photos, protection, society, news, off-beat )

- 75 days ago -
I hope they give him a huge fine. No brains....
The Lost Art of Reading Other People's Handwriting
Offbeat  (tags: Writing, Reading, Education, Art )

- 80 days ago -
There are many things to be learned from deciphering the handwriting of others, says Sarah Dunant - but it's a dying skill.
Sir Terry Wogan: Veteran Broadcaster Dies, Aged 77
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Art, Broadcaster, BBC Presenter, UK )

- 173 days ago -
Veteran BBC broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has died aged 77, after a short illness, his family has confirmed.
Panthera and Hermès Partner to Save Big Cats By Highlighting Artist
Offbeat  (tags: big cats, conservation, art )

- 186 days ago -
An art auction and sale of Hermès scarves featuring work by Robert Dallet benefit big cat conservation.
Entertainment Quiz of 2015: Arts
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Art, Quiz )

- 206 days ago -
Do you think you know what happened this year in the world of arts?,Have a go at the second of our 2015 quizzes and see how much you remember about the past 12 months.,
Why Cats Are Better Than Dogs in Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: cats, children's books, art, pets )

- 237 days ago -
From their natural elegance to their ability to vibrate, Anne Michael explains why cats are so much better than dogs
This Giant 1891 Painting of 42 Spoiled Cats Sells for Over $800,000 at Auction
Offbeat  (tags: cats, art, painting, auction )

- 261 days ago -
Me-wow! Art and probably cat enthusiasts were seemingly in a fur-enzy to get their hands on an epic 1891 painting by artist Carl Kahler when it went up for auction at SothebyâEUR(TM)s 19th Century Sale in New York City on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Depressing Artwork Portrays What Our Societies Have Become
Offbeat  (tags: art, culture, environment, ethics, health, humans, interesting, society, world )

- 268 days ago -
It's not nice, but it's certainly close to the markâEUR¦ Steve Cutts is a London-based illustrator and animator who uses powerful images to criticize the sad state of society. Greed, environmental destruction, junk food and TVconsumption, smartphone...
Pop Cats: An Adorable Kickstarter
Offbeat  (tags: pop cats, art, kickstarter )

- 279 days ago -
Estefania writes, My husband is an illustrator who absolutely loves to go watch movies. After every movie we see, whether itâEUR(TM)s at the theater or at home, he gets inspired to draw something about it.
This 16-Year-Old Artist Uses Fallen Leaves to Create Stunning Paintings.
Offbeat  (tags: pictures, off-beat, art )

- 288 days ago -
Meet 16-year-old Joanna Wirażka, part of a new generation of artists who use the Earth as their canvas. great work!
Artist Boils Down Sugary Drinks Into Sickly Suckers That Highlight the Dangers of Junk Food
Offbeat  (tags: art, culture, design, health, humans, interesting, off-beat, protection, unusual, world )

- 304 days ago -
If you've ever wondered just how bad sugary drinks are for you, artist Henry Hargreaves' new project will drive the point home. Hargreaves' (de)hydrate series features lurid images of candy lollipops made from boiled-down popular soft drinks.

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