China’s Famous ‘Face-Kini’ Gets Porcelain-Inspired Facelift

Face masks for the beach known as face-kinis have become a curious fashion item in China in recent years. On Wednesday, models showed off the latest designs at a product launch on the sands of Qingdao, the eastern Chinese city where they were first popularized. Continue »

Apple Logo Found In Birch Tree By Russian Lumberjacks

Few days ago a couple of Russian lumberjacks were minding their own business, cutting trees and usual lumberjack things like that until something weird happened. One of the has cut the tree and on his own surprise he found an actual Apple logo inside a birch tree. Continue »

2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year – Cities Gallery

We’re entering the final week of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest, and stunning entries continue to pour in from all over the world.

For the final gallery before the contest closes, our editors have selected incredible photos from the “Cities” category for online galleries. From aerial shots to iconic skylines, these photos feature both architectural marvels as well as the beauty of day-to-day life in the urban jungle.


The city library in Stuttgart. (Photo and caption by Norbert Fritz / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue »

Czech Photographer Michal Pudelka: Girls, Girls, Girls

Photographer Michal Pudelka’s portfolio (previously featured) reads as an amalgamation of the ‘girl clique.’ With references that range from The Virgin Suicides to Mean Girls (and any other nod to one of the multitude of teen-girl dramas in between.) Pudelka evidences a knowledge of the power of dressing and the connotations and significance it can hold to individuals from their childhoods. Continue »

French Artists And Nike Have Redesigned The Paris Duperré Basketball Court

French design and photography agency Ill-Studio (previously featured) and fashion brand Pigalle have redesigned and repainted the Paris Duperré basketball court, with support from Nike. The court is squeezed between buildings in a Parisian suburb on Rue Duperré, and became internationally renowned in its previous guise, painted in graphical blocks of primary colours. Continue »

Honest Photos That Show What Veterans Look Like After A Decade Of War In The Middle East

Wars never really end, because even though they may finish on the battlefield, many veterans bring the war back home and are forced to live with them for the rest of their lives.

“Bobby was hit by incoming artillery, sustaining burns over 60% of his body. He is pictured here with his daughter Layla.”

This sad and sobering truth is highlighted by photographers like David Jay and James Nachtwey, who have been documenting young and badly wounded American soldiers following their return home from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue »

An Artist Creates Images Of Banknotes Generated From The Bitcoin Blockchain

Created by Matthias Dörfelt, ‘Block Bills’ is a series of 64 banknotes generated from the Bitcoin Blockchain. Each banknote represents one block in the chain and the whole series consist of 64 consecutive blocks starting at block #456476. Continue »

The Delicate 3D Embroidery Of Justyna Wolodkiewicz

After being considered as old-fashioned for a long time, the art of embroidery has made a big comeback in recent years with many artists who experiment with alternative uses, embracing embroidery with contemporary art and creativity. Continue »

Iconic New York City Buildings Are The Pieces In This Chess Set

UK based start-up Skyline Chess, has just launched their latest design for a chess set, the New York City Skyline. Continue »

Highways On The Runway? New Dress Designs Show Infrastructure’s Chic Side

Imagine walking the runway wearing a highway. That’s the idea behind new dress designs by the Sichuan Department of Communications, which recently posted these photos on WeChat. These photos show paper cut-outs of dresses with prints of highways in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. Continue »

Australian Photographer Captures Women Breastfeeding Their Babies In A Series Of Stunning Scenes

A series of stunning images showing women breastfeeding in iconic locations across Australia have been captured on camera. Victorian photographer Sarah Murnane, a mother-of-two, took many of the captivating images as part of The Australian Breastfeeding Project which she set up after the birth of her second child. Continue »

Sunny Photographs That Show Just How Far Out Beach Life Was In ’70s

A couple shows off their chopper bike near the water’s edge on Daytona Beach, Florida, circa 1970.

Jean-yves Ruszniewski / Getty Images

A look back at summer at the beach during the 1970s, presented by Getty Images. Continue »

Creative Eroticism: How These Funny Ads Get Around Censorship

How to promote erotic literature without being caught by censorship? The agency MortierBrigade and the Belgian magazine Humo have imagined a funny and offbeat campaign, using the ads of other advertisers to create some naughty situations. A great way to get around censorship with humor! Continue »

Russian Lara Croft Cosplayer Ended Up In A Grip Of A Massive Bear

You have already met Stepan the Bear (previously featured), the big and good bear that is already world famous. This is making him one of the most desirable animal for photo shoots these days, he is full at work and has a little of his own free time. Continue »

These Nature Inspired Wall Hooks Are A Creative Twist To The Traditional Hanger

Designed by Louise Hederström and manufactured by Swedish design company Maze, these nature inspired wall hooks offer a creative twist to the traditional hanger. Continue »