Design Days Dubai is the the first design fair in the Middle East, which occurred from March 18 though 21. This revolutionary event highlights and showcases cutting edge design and trends from all over the world. There are 29 participating galleries from 6 continents featured at Design Days Dubai, exhibiting a range of live installations, [...]
Meteorites have taken on a relatively sinister hue lately, following the aftershock in Russia’s Chelyabinsk that injured hundreds of people and crippled mobile networks. Looking at Tom Phillips’ thin-section microscopic photographs of meteorites, though, alien debris just looks cool in a a benign sort of way. To craft the images, Philips skips Photoshop and color [...]
I’ve been interested (some would say obsessed) in Locative Literature for a while now. Experiencing a story in the location where the story is set gives audiences that extra layer of immersion. So what could be better than combining this form of literature into a giant QR code made from recycled keyboard keys, and then [...]
In an amusing development in Germany earlier this month, the Leibniz cookie statue went missing from the corporate headquarters of Bahlsen, which manufactures Leibniz cookies in Hanover. An extortion letter was duly sent to local newspaper Der Spiegel next, with a demand for milk chocolate cookies to be donated to a children’s hospital, or risk [...]
Miquel del Pozo’s Temps de Flors in Girona, Spain, is a flower show held every year in the Barri Vell neighborhood. The beautiful flower exhibition transforms architecture and monuments in the city into works of art. This exhibition highlights the beauty and culture of this Catalonian city.
In 1946, the US detonated two nuclear bombs in Bikini Atoll to test the effects of nuclear bombs on naval warships. The second bomb that exploded was named Baker, and it was the first nuclear bomb to detonate underwater. Recently, these rare photographs of the explosion have surfaced, giving valuable insight into the destructive properties [...]
Today, we learnt that bottlenose dolphins 1. name themselves using a signature whistle 2. announce their presence to other dolphins within the range of, oh, a measly 20km 3. call out the names of loved ones when they are separated. Also, elsewhere on the Internet, you can find out your dolphin name in English.
Last May, during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Banksy’s scathing critique of slave labor-like conditions in Britain’s sweatshops appeared on the side of a London shop. Now, having being chiseled from the wall of the store, it is currently being auctioned off at Fine Art Auctions Miami and is estimated to sell for between $500,000 to [...]
New York-based freelance photographer Amelia Coffaro has recently been diagnosed with Stage III Inflammatory Breast Cancer. In response to this devastating news, Amelia’s friends and loved ones have started Project Amelia, a fundraising program to help pay for Amelia’s extensive medical treatments, given she doesn’t have health insurance. This selection of photographs is from Amelia’s [...]
Hawking your wares in this day and age isn’t easy. Especially when a collective mush-fest like Valentine’s Day is happening, and everyone wants to catch everyone’s attention. Here’s how some retailers stay on top of their competition: be more psychotic.
This might be the most bizarre and unsanitary competition we’ve heard of. One New Zealand school held a competition for the Best Dressed Possum, which yielded some pretty crazy results. Take a look at the competitors for yourself and keep in mind when viewing them that in New Zealand, at least, possums are considered a [...]
Marmite ran a pretty rocking campaign in South Africa not too long ago revolving around the big idea that ‘If Mother didn’t tell you about Marmite, what else didn’t she tell you?’. These 365 other things were repackaged in Marmite’s distinctive product packaging with their labels changed, then despatched to influential bloggers. Exquisite execution on [...]
If athletics just aren’t your thing, maybe you’ll be interested in a more ‘hands-on’ type of Olympic games. The 2013 Nail Olympics in Rome consists of top-notch manicurists from all over the world competing for nail-sculpting gold. This two-day competition has been around since 2001, and this year’s winner will be no less than the [...]
A life-sized aircraft made out of sand is currently being built in Sydney’s Circular Quay to celebrate Qantas’ flights to Gold Coast. The airline is flying to Gold Coast for the first time in four years. The sand sculpture incorporates the interior of the Qantas B737-800, complete with flight deck, six rows of seats, pilots [...]
So this is what fire looks like under single-digit temperatures. An empty warehouse in Chicago was recently ensnared in a massive blaze that had a third of Chicago’s firefighting force spraying water at the scene. They ended up covering affected areas — including surrounding buildings and cars — in ice. Even icicles formed on the fire hoses.