Soak up the sun on your own private beach at Dubai’s Jumeirah beach shoreline

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 17 June 2015

With 300 days of guaranteed sunshine every year, it’s no wonder Dubai has become a sunbather’s paradise. And this bustling city makes sure every visitor takes advantage of the weather by offering exclusive beach access at some of the world’s most exclusive clubs.

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Climbing this facility can be never-ending, and it burns 10 calories per climb

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Wednesday 18 February 2015

To celebrate their 100 year anniversary, the Siam Cement Group of Thailand built a public facility in the form of a vertical labyrinth.

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Sleeping beachgoers are captured on camera at their most vulnerable and free

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 7 January 2015

As a little boy, photographer Tadao Cern used to spend time at the seaside and was inspired to create his series Comfort Zone, after spending a weekend at the same public beach he once frequented. His photos of sleeping beachgoers represent the name of the project: comfort zone. He says of his project: ‘I started […]

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A man delivered three baby sharks via C-section from their dead shark mother

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in News on Thursday 11 December 2014

On a beach in Cape Town, South Africa, a group of casual beach goers didn’t expect to be makeshift doctors for the day when they put on their swim trunks that morning. While walking along the coast, the washed up deceased shark was hard to miss. But what was unusual was when they noticed the lifeless fish’s stomach begin moving.

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This man scoured the beach for one million seashells to stick onto his house

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Tuesday 7 October 2014

When we were very young, we recited ‘She sells seashells by the seashore’ in its entirety to see who would get their tongue twisted. Well, Xiao Yongsheng from Lingshan Island of China’s Shandong province has put those seashells to better use instead. He spent two years building a shell house by decorating the outer walls and the roof with more than one million colorful shells he collected on his own private beach.

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2D drawings on the beach turns 3D with humans in them

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 4 September 2014

Public sand art on beautiful beaches has been amazingly done by many but they have always been about patterns and geometrics. Until Jamie Harkins, an artist and musician from New Zealand, came ashore and created these cheeky optical illusions and 3D images on beaches that makes us go WOW!

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You’ll never guess what’s been washing up on this beach for the last twenty years

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Thursday 7 August 2014

How’s this for irony! On the south coast of Britain, near the Cornish town of Perranporth, a strange and unique phenomenon has been continuously occurring for the best of 20 years. So much so in fact that it has influenced the course of local culture.

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Shark bite onesie

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Monday 9 September 2013

Here’s a swimsuit that’s sure to cause in uproar in the pool. The Sharkini is designed to look like Jaws took a little nibble out of your one-piece swimsuit. The edgy little outfit has become quite popular around the internet and it’s easy to see why: the Sharkini is the perfect outfit for shark week.

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Set up your own inflatable water park

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Travel on Friday 6 September 2013

Here’s a new spin on the water park concept. Instead of heading off to the traditional, overly-crowded, somewhat disgusting local water park, consider an inflatable water park. I first spotted the trend while on holiday in the Caribbean, so I may be a little biased. But just think about the benefits: you don’t have to […]

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Massive egg spilleth over on beach

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 23 August 2013

What fun. Fascinated by seeing how people fry themselves on the beach to get that suntan to die for, Aussie artist Jeremy Parnell created Big Chook, a massive art installation of a sunny side up using fiberglass and high gloss epoxy marine paint, and placed it on Tamarama Beach, Sydney as part of the Sculpture […]

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Beach towel with obvious message is self-explanatory

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 15 August 2013

Contemporary Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija came up with this design for the best beach towel we’ve even seen. The words on the 70”x60” cotton towel should warn people to bugger off while you bask in the sun all right. Winning.

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Lifeguard towers on Miami beaches

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 31 July 2013

So it wasn’t that long ago that we found these classical sculptures by Leo Caillard terribly amusing. His other photography project — featuring lifeguard towers on Miami beaches looking somewhat desolate against sands and seas — makes for a gorgeous collection too.

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Trash from the beach, neatly sorted

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 9 July 2013

Thanks to Fast CoExist, we’ve discovered the works of Barry Rosenthal, whose works of neatly sorted beach trash for his series Found in Nature remind us that there is beauty even in trash — and that there is a whole lot of trash in the oceans.

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Obsessively neat sandcastle sculptures

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 17 April 2013

Calvin Seibert, who we spotted via This Is Colossal, built these perfectly sculpted sandcastle creations that are anything but amateurish. This is how he sums up his building process: “In my mind they are always mash-ups of influences and ideas. I see a castle, a fishing village, a modernist sculpture, a stage set for the […]

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Working on the beach… right from home

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 19 January 2013

Classic dilemma: you really want to hit the beach, but you really have to work. Artist Justin Kemp, who works from a home office, came up with a solution: chuck a huge wooden sandbox under his work desk and fill it with sand to symbolize his ‘permanent vacation’. Smart.

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