For his series of functional sculptures called ‘Cracked Log Lamp’, Tasmania-based designer Duncan Meerding creates – as the name says – log lamps fashioned out of the naturally-occurring cracks in the wood.
We’ve shown you beautiful shots of Australian landscapes before but these photos take the cake! Shot by Australia-based photographer Rene Martens in Victoria’s north-eastern region (Benalla, to be exact), this is where you’ll find some of the country’s most incredible surroundings.
Artist Frida Kahlo’s precious belongings are on display, more than 60 years after they were locked away
When Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera took her belongings and locked them in a bathroom in their Mexico City home, then ‘demanded it be locked until 15 years after his death’. The room was opened in 2004 and Ishiuchi Miyako was invited to photograph Kahlo’s belongings for a photo series that gives us a more intimate view of the artist, her struggles and the zest for life she held throughout.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those that get sweaty palms during a takeoff and… pilots who are willing to take a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner almost vertically during takeoff.
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We’ve always got our eye out for products that improve the way we do things and we’ve just discovered Baron Shave, which will not only improves a century-old shaving technique, but is so affordable, you can afford to get one for yourself and a hairy friend. [Check out the Baron Shave Kickstarter here]
When it comes time to spoil yourself – and we mean really spoil yourself – head to Dubai. This cosmopolitan city offers more than 300 days of guaranteed sunshine and boasts a safe environment for exploring any hour of the day. But when the sun goes down, there’s one place you’ll want to be, and that’s on a night safari with your friends.
This month Miss Piggy received a major feminist award recognising her contributions to society. She recieved the award at the evening ceremony from the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, where a conversation with Gloria Steinem took place, followed by a 20-minute video retrospective of Miss Piggy’s career. And what a career it has been. Miss Piggy explained to Time just why she deserved the prize.
If you’ve travelled a little bit, you’ll notice how architecture changes with each country – sometimes just by different regions within the same country. Portuguese photographer Andre Vicente Goncalves have travelled a far bit in his time and taken photographs of the sights – but especially of the windows of different buildings as seen in his photo series, Windows of the World.
In Sydney today, something highly Instagrammable happened. Just after the rains stopped pouring and the sun began to set over the horizon, residents saw not only one, but two rainbows adorning the evening sky. [Photo by Rob Norman of Knack Studios]
Over the weekend a thread on Reddit blew up asking people to name their favourite video that was 10 seconds or less. And boy were there some doozies! YouTuber Fraxinus Excelsior decided to put some of these clips together to create a very special challenge.
Excited by regular mini bars choc-full of booze and fancy chocolates? Then you’ll probably get a kick out of a new mini bar concept by fashion house Pimkie. Because when you stay at Antwerp’s Banks Boutique Hotel, you’ll get a mini bar full of clothes and accessories that fit in with the city’s weather and festivities.
A+ for effort, I guess. In Zhetisai, Kazakhstan, a man was caught sneaking into an examination hall dressed as his 17-year-old girlfriend, to sit for the exam in her place. To fool the examiners (which didn’t fool then at all), Ayan Zhademov wore a black wig, caked on makeup, and squeezed into his girlfriend’s clothes.
Imagine going to work, looking up from your computer and not seeing fluorescent lighting. Or better yet, not seeing stark white walls. If you live and work in London, this might be a reality because a brand new pop-up office has emerged in the city’s Hoxton Square.
Commonsense, this man has none. In Rayong, Thailand, a dude confidently strips down to his undies and does something what he’s always wanted to do: he let an entire colony of fire ants crawl all over his, er, private parts!
When you’re in a Kmart or Target store, sometimes you just want to make art. After all, these department stores are brimming with wild and wonderful products that could produce some pretty interesting installations. Michigan-based Carson David Brown, has found his calling in impromptu art installation adventures and we’re going along for the ride.