This Vogue photographer captures beautiful fashion from all over the world (and not a supermodel in sight)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Wednesday 4 June 2014

As a Vogue photographer, Anne Menke traveled the world taking part in fashion shoots. But along the way, she turned her camera away from high fashion models and to the locals of the places she visited, as can be seen in her newly updated book, See The World Beautiful. Menke says: ‘Fashion is where you […]

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Elaborate silk structures built by spiders in the Peruvian Amazon

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 10 January 2014

All right, what can possibly top the cool factor of a spider from the Peruvian Amazon that builds decoys in its likeness? Why, other spiders from the same hood building elaborate structures out of silk, that’s what. These structures comprise a central tower and a 6mm-wide circular fence, and appear to be spider nurseries of some kind. Impressive.

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Unbalance hotel: sleep in a giant titling picture frame

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Travel on Friday 30 August 2013

Are you OCD about having all your picture frames hanging evenly? Then you might not want to spend the night in the new Unbalance Hotel. Planned to be built into the side of a cliff just outside the city center of Lima, Peru, this mind-blowing hotel will resemble a giant, unbalanced picture frame. It will literally […]

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The Invisible Wall: a photo series by Ana De Orbegoso

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Monday 18 February 2013

Ana De Orbegoso is fascinated with the concept of walls. We build walls to create separation, to give privacy, and to protect things. We build personal walls for the same reasons. We want to build barriers between ourselves and the rest of the world. These invisible walls hide our deepest fears and greatest aspirations. Ana […]

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New illustration by Andres Guzman

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Tuesday 25 December 2012

Peru-based artist Andres Guzman is a talented illustrator with a unique style. Guzman is a member of art and music collective STEAKMOB, and his incredible hand-drawn typography, portraiture, and sketches will keep you captivated.

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Photos of a male model with real facial tattoos

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Wednesday 8 February 2012

Originally from Lima, Peru, fashion photographer Mariano Vivanco now divides his time between London and New York, regularly shooting for magazines such as, Dazed & Confused, Vogue Nippon, Numero, Another Magazine, Details, GQ Italy, L’Uomo Vogue and 10 and 10 Man. Recently Vivanco shot model Dario Tozzi aka Buck N Evermind for the cover of DSECTION, a men’s fashion and cultural magazine from Portugal. [via Feature Shoot]

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Chavin de Huantar

Jessica Parra Nowajewski Reader Find

By Jessica Parra Nowajewski in Cool Travel on Thursday 3 December 2009

Callejón de Conchucos was the place where the Chavin culture (1000-400 BC) built their most important religious temple, a ceremonial site where they also studied astronomy so they would know when to plant and harvest their fields. Chavin culture is one of the oldest and most important of the Andes region. You can find in […]

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Chan Chan City, Peru

Jessica Parra Nowajewski Reader Find

By Jessica Parra Nowajewski in Cool Travel on Monday 16 November 2009

On the coastal side of Trujillo in Perú, you can find the old abandoned city of the Chimú (900-1400 AC) culture, an impressive site of just twenty square kilometer. It’s a dusty place, which is being rebuilt and looks like a Hollywood stage surrounded by enormous ancient walls. If you’re lucky, you can see some reminders of the original Chimú sculptures. You can take a tour of the city or go by yourself in a local bus. I recommend the latter, because it’s a very atypical experience that you won’t forget easily. [Photos by Jessica Parra Nowajewski]

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The canyons of Peru

Jessica Parra Nowajewski Reader Find

By Jessica Parra Nowajewski in Cool Travel on Wednesday 21 October 2009

One of the deepest canyons in the world is located six hours away from Arequipa. This amazing Peruvian landscape offers you old villages, terrace cropping, condor birds, and a surprising oasis near the Colca river. The best tour option is three days trekking downwards and then climbing more than 1,200 meters in three hours from 2,100 feet over sea level. Or you can always do it by yourself without taking a tour. Just ask the locals for information. [Photos by Jessica Parra Nowajewski]

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Women’s soccer in Peru

The Uncool Hunter Reader Find

By The Uncool Hunter in Cool Travel on Wednesday 19 August 2009

The first annual National Soccer Championship for Women of Rural Organizations took place in Peru at Miguel Grau de Callao stadium in 2007. Fourteen teams from different cities were part of this championship, including Ayacucho, Ancash, Apurimac, Arequipa, Cusco, Huancavelica, Huanuco, Puno, La Libertad, Cajamarca, Junin and Lima. The team, the Downpour of Cajamarca, ultimately won the tournament, defeating Amazonas 4-0.

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Green Lodge

Snell Reader Find

By Snell in New Eco on Wednesday 25 June 2008

This is an image that caught our eye. A modern building that seems to be, at the same time, emerging and regressing out of and into foliage and ruin.

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