20,000 sheets of poppy red paper and 4 tonnes of stone drawn from the river bed are all that environmental artist Steve Messam is using to create PaperBridge, a stunning intervention into one of Britain’s most dramatic landscapes. This remarkable, weight-bearing paper bridge, resplendent in red, has straddled a flowing waterway in the beautiful Lake District as part of Lakes Ignite since early May.
Travel to Britain and you’ll be treated to more than just good hospitality and rainy days. You’ll also be treated to thousands of hilarious village and town names across the island. Names like ‘Brown Willy’, ‘Shag Rock’, ‘Assycombe Hill’, and even ‘Beggar’s Bush’. And with names like these, why let them go to waste on […]
Banksy, the master of hiding your identity while simultaneously maintaining global fame, has caught the media spotlight once again. Several more of the elusive street artists works have cropped up around The UK, one of which in particular has caused quite a stir.
Wow, this is way cool: doctors in the UK apparently are now prescribing books to patients with depression. Thanks to a new initiative that debuted in June last year, National Health Service doctors can now prescribe self-help books on slips that patients can take to the library — instead of the pharmacy — to get […]
I just got done watching this poignant and beautifully made documentary about the UK’s 1970s Northern Soul scene – how all nighters at Wigan’s soul clubs bridged a divide between white working class Britain and black America, and became a central focus of life for thousands of disaffected British youths. The programme, presented by journalist […]
Yes, it’s true. UK’s Chessington World of Adventures Resort has hired Animal Print Bouncers to shoo visitors away from entering its premises with animal prints on — or cover up the offensive attire with a grey boiler suit. Apparently, ever since Chessington introduced a safari-style tour that lets visitors get close to the animals, its […]
Once you see Lee Hasler’s illustrations, you’ll never forget them. His signature parallel perspective style will let you dive into his world of imagination. His character creation is also unique and makes you smile. Hasler, a UK-based illustrator, talks about his style as ‘technical yet playful, fun but thoughtful, and I strive to inject charm and personality, into an ever-expanding world of virtual buttons and plastic facades’.
It’s no wonder the next generation of umbrella technology is coming out of the UK. If the stereotype is true, the rain never stops over there. So someone needs to do something about it. According to the team at Rainshader, their revolutionary umbrella design is the next step in evolution for all you sports spectators. […]
Imagine finding this little guy in your garden. Carol Collen was tending to her garden when she noticed this oddly-shaped strawberry. The British mom couldn’t contain her laughter, so of course she showed her family and then immediately took photos to show her friends. Eventually, the funny pictures found their way onto the internet for […]
Perhaps you recall Anarchy in the UK by the Sex Pistols from back in the 70s. The song placed 56 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. So there’s that. And here’s what’s happened all these 40 years later with the rise of the Tumblr generation. I found this hilarious illustration. […]
Inspired by a magazine that is now accepting nominations to find UK’s ugliest new building and award it the Carbuncle Cup, The Guardian recently got its readers to nominate the ugliest architectural structures in the country. Love what one reader said about the Leeds Arena, which is now under construction: ‘The desolate car park it […]
Where would 007 be without his special watches, guns, pens, and bombs? We all know that James Bond would only be half the super spy he is without all those gadgets Q outfits him with. Take a gander at this website for a rundown of every gadget the agent has ever used. Categorized by movie and use, each clever invention […]
UK brother duo Disclosure, or Guy and Howard Lawrence as they are known individually, are one of my favourite acts to surface recently on the electronic music scene. First grabbing my attention back in 2012 with their killer tune Control, they’re back now with the release of their music video for White Noise, featuring AlunaGeorge. […]
Didn’t seem that long ago that we were talking about professional mourners in Taiwan. Now there’s also the UK-based Rent A Mourner, which promises to send ‘professional, discreet people… to increase visitor numbers or introduce new faces’ at your funeral. Each mourning pro will set you back at just £45 for two hours — and […]