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Discover The Abandoned Orient Express Train In Belgium

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Image courtesy of Brian / PreciousDecay.com

In the world of luxury travel, great railway journeys are increasingly seen as relics of a distant and elegant past. In our fast-paced modern world, the mere thought of such an adventure fills us with intrigue and captures our collective imagination – and few trains are as iconic as the Orient Express. Launched in 1883 by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL), the long-distance passenger service ceased operating in December 2009 amid growing competition from high-speed trains and budget airlines. Continue »

This Hotel Room Lets You Sleep Under The Stars In The Swiss Alps

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As part of the Null Stern Hotel, designers from Atelier für Sonderaufgaben and hospitality professional Daniel Charbonnier from Minds in Motion SA, have created this unique one-of-a-kind hotel room that has no walls or ceiling. Continue »

Turkish Designer Envisions Futuristic BMW Titan Motorcycle

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There have been endless mesmerizing motorcycle concepts we have seen in our time. While few have made real, most of them are lost in time. The Titan designed by Turkey-based designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem is one such design that Batman would love to include in his fleet, if BMW so desires. The futuristic motorcycle concept Titan has been designed for BMW. Erdem has designed seven other concepts for the motorcycle brand in the past, all of which depict uniqueness and authenticity of BMW, but this one is arguably the best. Continue »

The FJ Company Did A Beautiful Job On This Classic Toyota Land Cruiser

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The Miami-based outfit specializes in restoring old Land Cruisers, like this beautiful 1967 model – an FJ45LV in Capri Blue and white. It was the pet project of gentleman in Montana, who painstakingly sourced original parts for this most rare of Land Cruisers over the course of ten years. Continue »

A New Design Project Of The Serbian Dinar

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Serbian illustrator Milos Zlatanovic imagined a new visual identity for his country’s currency: the Serbian Dinar. By keeping the color codes of current bills, he chose the give a more illustrated aspect by paying tribute to the fauna of his country with a bear and a bird on 50 and 100 Dinars bills. Continue »

Man Spent $13,000 To Turn His Apartment Into A Baked Beans Museum

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61-year-old Barry Kirk from Britain just can’t get enough of baked beans. He loves them so much he transformed his apartment into a museum for his favorite snack spending $13K on his baked bean memorabilia. His baked beans love started after he set a world record for the longest amount of time spent in a bath filled with the beans. He has been in love with them for 30 years now. He even changed his name to Captain Beany in 1991. He also works as a U2 Bono impersonator. Continue »

Mount Rushmore And London Eye Cleaner Shares Experiences From Amazing Job

Thorsten Mowes has a more intimate knowledge of the worlds most famous monuments than perhaps anyone else on the planet – because hes spent his entire career cleaning them. As a cultural cleaning expert with nearly 25 years experience, he has been commissioned to make wonders all over the world shine like new – from the London Eye to Christ the Redeemer. The places he has been to, stood on top of, or even hung halfway down include Mount Rushmore and the Space Needle in America, the London Eye, the Statue of Christ in Brazil and the Forbidden City in China.

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A man cleans a part of Mount Rushmore. (Photo by Caters News Agency) Continue »

You’ll Be Surprised To Find Out What These Berlin Artists Use To Create T-Shirt And Bags Designs

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Berlin team of artists called Raubdruckerin, which means “Pirate Printer,” doesn’t lack creativity. They use manhole covers, grids, vents and other public utilities to make designs on t-shirts and bags. They have an online shop where you can buy their creations. Continue »

Artist From Montreal Makes Impressive Street Paintings When No One Sees

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Street artist Peter Gibson, who goes by the nickname Roadsworth, creates cool art on the roads and sidewalks. It all started in 2001 when he anonymously created street art to point out the lack of bike lanes in Montreal. He was arrested in 2004 for vandalism but now he’s gone legit. Continue »

That’s The Kind Of House You Don’t Get To See Everyday

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This unique house in Clinton, Maryland will definitely surprise you with its exterior appearance. It looks like an ordinary brick house from the front, but once you’ve walked around the house you’ll notice its unusual and unique style right away. The house was literally built into the ground. Some like its outside look, others just hate it, but everyone can agree that it is quite nice and cozy inside. Continue »

This New Zealand Street Is So Steep It Makes The Houses Look Like They’re Sinking

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There are plenty of picture-perfect spots in New Zealand, but none quite as Instagram-worthy as Baldwin Street in Dunedin, also known as the steepest street in the world. The street is only 350 meters long, but for every 2.86 horizontal meters, there is a rise of one meter. In other words, though the street itself is less than a quarter mile long, for every ~9 horizontal feet you walk, you’re climbing about three feet. Photos of the street are mind bending, especially when you look at the houses that are built right into the hill. Continue »

We Can’t Stop Looking At These Drawings By Artists Reimagining Their Art As Famous Cartoons

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There’s a new challenge among artists who use Instagram called the #stylechallenge. It has nothing to do with personal style or the way they dress, and everything to do with their artistic precision. The idea behind the hashtag is for artists to draw the same figure multiple times — once in their own artistic style, and then a number of times in the styles of some of the most popular animated shows on television today. Continue »

Extraordinary Design Shelter That Looks Like A ‘Flintstones House’, And No One Wants To Buy It

There is a peculiar house in Hillsborough, California, which the locals call the “Flintstones House” due to its kooky looks. The house was originally listed at $4.2 million. It has been on the market for a year now but still has not attracted any buyers, even after two price cuts. Let’s peep inside the house and see what might be driving the buyers away.

Even from far away, it’s easy to The Flintstones House isn’t a normal property.

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It’s made from concrete that’s been painted orange and purple, though it was first finished in an off-white color when it was built in 1976. Continue »

Polish Artists Recreate Traditional Slavic Head Wreaths With A Modern Twist

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Photographer Ula Kóska in collaboration with makeup artist Beata Bojda has made an incredible Slavic themed photo-shoot that features Polish (and Slavic) folklore elements. In Polish folk culture they used to wear wreaths and bunches of flowers that were a part of both religious and secular ceremonies such as marriage, funeral, festivals or Easter. They used a Handcraft paper handicraft if you are wonder, as this has been well known & traditional method of creating such wreaths in Poland. In their project they used techniques coming from Polish “Opoczno” area, although this technique it is also an integral part of Malopolska and sub-Carpathian tradition. Continue »

This Ingenious Car From 1923 Turned Into A Boat

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It looks like any old car… (Practical Electrics magazine, Octopber, 1923)

In 1921, John A. Cowan patented a car roof that slips off and turns into a lightweight flat-bottomed boat. Continue »