Much of the American northeast and the Midwest are suffering from sub-freezing temperatures following the polar vortex. It has been so cold that a building that caught fire – yes, it’s possible even in freezing temperatures – in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, on January 3, became completely covered in ice after the water sprayed by firefighters froze. […]
Shanghai-based illustrator, Wang2Mu, created these intricate illustrations using only red and blue ballpoint pens. Armed with the skill of a true artist and the patience of a zen master, he sets out creating these astonishing works without any digital retouching.
Surrounded by forests, ponds and heathland, National Geographic Magazine published wildlife photographer Edwin Kats finds inspiration within the radius of his Netherlands home. It doesn’t come easy though – sometimes it takes months or even years to take a truly good photo.
Behold, Asgard! Oh wait, it’s actually Chicago! While en route to Chicago O’Hare International Airport amateur photographer Mark Hersch snapped this amazing photo of the city’s skyline silhouette reflected on the waters of Lake Michigan. Taken at the perfect moment, Chicago looks like an upside-down city in the sky, with God’s rays of light shining […]
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French photographer Olivier Grunewald — who snapped these cool photos of the Kawah Ijen volcano in Indonesia glowing an intense hue of blue while shooting a documentary with the president of Geneva’s Society for Volcanology — definitely has an eye for drama. What a sight.
Signatures are so last year. It’s time to take narcissism to the next level by having your beloved face immortalized forever on a rubber stamp! Approve documents and mark your territory by inking them with your image and likeness. You can get this neat little branding machine through ‘Stamp Yo Face’, a service that will […]
Fed up with struggling to find legal pee grounds at Mardi Gras celebrations every year, New Orleanians Max Gaudin and Travis Laurendine decided to take things into their own hands during Mardi Gras 2014 to set up Airpnp. Airpnp purports to be the Airbnb of pee spots by allowing residences and businesses to rent them […]
Barcelona-based architect and artist Federico Babina, has created an illustration series that imagines the art styles of renowned artists as concepts for architectural structures. Entitled ‘Archist’, the series shows the 27 styles of different artists, including Warhol, Dali, Lichtenstein, and Picasso. Each artist has a unique brand of art and aesthetic, giving the buildings a […]
So, a study that was recently conducted over the course of 7 days on 2,392 American respondents revealed some interesting findings showing just how clueless people can be when it comes to technology terms: 10% thought HTML was an STD, 18% mistook Blu-ray for a marine animal, 15% were convinced software was comfortable clothing, while […]
Here’s a tasty dessert that tree huggers and masochists will enjoy. Brooklyn-based baker Alana Jones-Mann has created cupcake replicas of cacti house plants, and she tells us how via this DIY article.
This collection of mugshots, compiled by addiction recovery centre Watershed in a blog post, show some rather outrageously funny mugshots that cannot be unseen once they are seen.
Ever wondered what the world might look like after the collapse of capitalism? Isaac Cordal has. This artist has created an incredible art installation that depicts the state of a barely surviving world, with three whole months going into the construction. Follow the Leaders spans 62 by 42 feet and features a world full of […]
With the passing of Ghostbuster Harold Ramis (presumably to do more ghost research on the other side), it won’t be too long until someone from the younger generation carries the torch. Ghostbuster fan/car enthusiast/generous uncle Bryan Wilson, also known as Redditor ‘tabres,’ is already preparing his newly born nephew for that role.
Cartographer Hatsusaburo Yoshida has mad skills with his detailed map illustrations of Japan’s cityscapes: he made these from talking to the dwellers of each city before drawing out the most important bits of each city. Wow.
Who would have thought we’d live to see the day when someone would actually build an Arduino-powered robot arm and make it affordable and accessible to the masses — like us? We’ll be damned. The uArm, which is made out of laser-cut acrylic and wood parts, can be customized using Arduino to become a remote-controlled […]
Vincent Callebaut Architectures has come up with some extraordinary designs for 45 energy efficient villages in Kunming, southwest China. It’s part of a ‘pioneering scheme encouraging eco-responsible lifestyles’ and it’s being named Flavours Orchard. The concept behind the project is to erect 45 villas within the grounds of a 90,000 square-meter site, with a self-managed food garden, solar roof panels, electric car garages underground, and triple-glazed windows to ‘reduce the need for air cooling equipment’.