Last year, we ran a post last year about the frighteningly dystopian abandoned spaces in China. The Kangbashi New Area district in the Inner Mongolian city of Ordos is one of these places, and writer Damon Richter has a fascinating first-person account on his blog — as well as many bewildering snapshots of the empty […]
Love comes in many shapes and sizes. Sometimes in the form of 365 penises. An anonymous husband showed his undying and unconditional love to his wife by drawing a penis a day for an entire year, totalling at least 365 private male parts in that span. It all started when the missus bought a whiteboard. […]
Imagine living on an island Paradise. For 48 people, this is home, or as it’s commonly called, Pitcairn Island. Located in the southern Pacific Ocean, the island is inhabited by the descendants of Bounty mutineers, with just four main families occupying the area. If you’re thinking about joining this community and don’t have ties to […]
Apparently a team of researchers from University of Michigan and Virginia Tech, who drew from the electronic health records of a pool of 1.3 million patients to single out those with depression or bites for a study, found a strong link between cat bites and depression.
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I couldn’t believe my eyes or ears, either. There is an instrumental licking performance known as ‘lickestra’. Created by New York-based designers Emilie Lucie Baltz and Carla Diana, this food/performance art project sees ‘a series of conductive, flavored ice creams onto four white pedestals, each triggering a various sound when licked. From deep baselines to […]
We might just live out our fantasies of wielding a lightsaber in the not-so-distant future if science plays their cards right. Mikhail Lukin and Vladan Vuletic, physics professors at Harvard and MIT, respectively, clumped together particles to form a unique molecule by accident. They say that this new form of matter has the properties and […]
The ever-brilliant Pop Chart Lab is at it again, and now they’ve diagrammed 25 famous opening lines from iconic fiction works according to the classic Reed-Kellogg system. There’s Hunter Thompson, Kurt Vonnegut, George Orwell and more, with their familiar opening sentences getting the color-coded picto-grammatical treatment.
Finally, a globe that serves some kind of purpose in your room other than gather dust. This cork globe by ‘Suck UK’ is perfect for jetsetters, backpackers, nomads, people who love to brag about their adventures, and aspiring world conquerors.
Somehow we stumbled on this remarkable sight of a Japanese zen landscape garden in Kyoto’s Zuiho-in Temple, which, thanks to the intricate patterns drawn upon its sandy grounds, has the amazing illusion of running water trickling around it despite having no body of water in its midst. What a beautiful effect.
Ooohh vavavoom! Just look at Wildfire, what a beauty! But be careful, play with her heart and you’ll get burned. LA-based graphic artist and web designer Fernando Reza, has illustrated some of the mythical items in the Game of Thrones universe into sexy cabaret girls. These include: Milk of the Poppy, Wildfire, and Valyrian Steel. […]
Isn’t there’s something so alluring about looking at your reflection in a shop window, peeking through peoples’ curtains, or looking over doll-sized houses when flying over picturesque towns somewhere in Eastern Europe? We’re all just a bunch of funny humans obsessed with our little worlds. And when not concerned with ourselves and our receding hairlines, […]
Can you imagine a world filled with The Muppet Show’s crazed drummer, Animal? Imagine no further. In a video by tea brand, Lipton, we see New York City brimming with the grumbling, aggressive, red Muppet. From garbage collectors, to waiters, to cab drivers, everyone’s a screaming, stressful citizen. Well, maybe except for Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.
This is an art concept you either love or hate. Artist Adam Brown creates realistic of deceased loved ones, except instead of using a paintbrush, pencil or even charcoal, this man uses ashes. But don’t worry, not all the ashes are going into the portrait-Brown says he requests only ‘a small amount of the cremated remains, which he then mixes into certain areas of a portrait’.
Turn away now if you’re sick and tired of cute kids being even cuter by playing Hollywood stars in re-enacted photographs. Sisters Sophia (3) and Sadie (2) are already film buffs, in every sense of the word. And just in time for the Oscars, they’ve appeared in their mother’s blog, Don’t Call Me Oscar.