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You’d never guess this break from reality art installation has been around for 15 years because the idea seems totally fresh. Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich created “The Swimming Pool” in 2004 as a permanent art installation that’s also an optical illusion and an experiential work at the same time. In a courtyard with a limestone deck frame, you’ll find a pool like no other. The exhibit allows viewers to look down and see people virtually underwater, separated by a 10cm layer of water over a transparent glass viewing pane, while those below are in a type of suspended reality with the play of light through the water that bounces off the aquamarine-colored walls. You can go see and experience “The Swimming Pool” for yourself at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. “No diving” is assumed.

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We’ve long been obsessed with Things Organized Neatly, the Tumblr, Instagram account, and book that displays collections of items arranged in pleasing ways. It’s the reason we’re hard at work on this puzzle. When finished, the puzzle depicts a collection of retro video games and gaming systems aligned ever so perfectly. Each is made in the USA by the New York Puzzle Company and features original photography from artist Jim Golden. At 1000 pieces, it will put you to work for some time, but when you complete it you can use some puzzle glue and frame it on your wall. Out of chaos comes order, right?