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Architecture

Camera Enthusiast Builds a Coffee Shop Shaped Like an Enormous Rolleiflex Camera

126 Camera Enthusiast Builds a Coffee Shop Shaped Like an Enormous Rolleiflex Camera
I’m not sure what part of this story I enjoy more: the fact that there’s a two-story building somewhere in the world that’s constructed to look like a giant Rolleiflex Camera; that the walk-in camera doubles as a coffee shop and miniature camera museum; or that the entire endeavor is the brainchild of a former helicopter pilot for the South Korean airforce. Located about 60 miles east of Seoul, South Korea, The Dreamy Camera should be high on the list for any coffee or camera enthusiast heading to the area. Check out more photos and info over on their blog.

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Photos

Delightful Portraits Turn Little Girls Into Inspiring Female Role Models From Throughout History

124 Delightful Portraits Turn Little Girls Into Inspiring Female Role Models From Throughout History
To celebrate iconic heroes throughout history, photographer Eunique Jones came up with the project, “Because of Them, We Can.” It originally featured young kids dressed up as important African Americans to celebrate Black History Month, but Eunique has expanded the project to feature great women of history to celebrate Women’s History Month. With the right hair, the right clothes, and the right attitude, little girls are transformed into iconic women of today and years past . These photos remind all of us, both young and old, that there is a great amount of potential inside every little person.

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Art

Airy Dresses Carved From Marble by Alasdair Thomson

120 Airy Dresses Carved From Marble by Alasdair Thomson

These might look like ordinary clothes on hangers, but they’re actually marble statues chiseled by Edinburgh-based sculptor Alasdair Thomson for a series known as The Identity Collection.

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Style

Animal Cling Rings By Jiro Miura

118 Animal Cling Rings By Jiro Miura
These Animal Cling Rings are by Japanese artist Jiro Miura, working under brand name Count Blue. Miura creates these exquisitely detailed animal rings as well as figurines; his designs have also been used to create mass produced phone plugs and rings. It’s a lucky artist who sees his work become so popular.

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Photos

Russian Photographer Takes Images With Real Animals

0 Russian Photographer Takes Images With Real Animals
There’s no need to suspend your disbelief when viewing these stunning photographs – the exquisite images are the real-life interactions between humans and animals. Photos by Katerina Plotnikova. Enjoy!

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Animals

Metal Cats: Hardcore Metal Musicians Pose With Their Cats

110 Metal Cats: Hardcore Metal Musicians Pose With Their Cats
Musicians and fans of the metal music community often get a bad rap because of their dark, gruff and tattooed looks. The adorable set of photos published in Metal Cats by Alexandra Crockett sets out to change all that by getting accomplished metal musicians to pose with their feline friends and show off their softer sides.

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Travel

2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Week 1

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. Official categories include: “Travel Portraits”, “Outdoor Scenes”, “Sense of Place” and “Spontaneous Moments”. The contest is accepting entries until June 30.

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“The Monk”. Mount Athos is not just one thing – it is many things combined; and each monk with his own personal history. They chant along with the sounds of nature, uniquely tuned to a divine frequency. Peaceful, calm, restful. You can hear about all the miracles that have occurred and changed the lives of people within and without the place. A feeling of isolation engulfs you from the moment you board the little boat, giving you a sense that you are suspended between the sea and sky… Photo location: Holly Mount Athos, Greece. (Photo and caption by Dimitris Vlaikos/National Geographic Photo Contest)

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Sport

ABSA Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race in South Africa

17 ABSA Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race in South Africa
Riders compete in the final stage of the annual ABSA Cape Epic mountain bike stage race, Cape Town, South Africa, 30 March 2014. The multi day stage race is know as the “Tour de France” of mountain biking and sees 1,200 riders riding 720km in seven days. The race includes the worlds leading professional racers along with amateur cyclists. (Photo by Kim Ludbrook/EPA)

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Advertising

‘Stop the Violence, Don’t Speed’ Ad Campaign

16 Stop the Violence, Don’t Speed Ad Campaign
The ‘Stop the Violence’ advertising campaign by Brazilian agency Terremoto Propaganda aims to reduce the risk of accidents on the road. The visually grabbing print campaign shows a vehicle painted on the face of one person and the fist of another, drawing the comparison between what is widely known to be intentional violence, such as punching someone in the face, with what many incorrectly consider unintentional, like speeding or unsafe lane changes. Let us know what you think about this campaign in the comments below.

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World Non-stop

Fans On The Hong Kong Sevens Rugby Tournament

11 Fans On The Hong Kong Sevens Rugby Tournament
A rugby fan adjusts his latex mask at the rugby sevens tournament in Hong Kong on March 29, 2014. (Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP Photo)

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Animals

Sygmond The Grey Majestic Cat

1 Sygmond The Grey Majestic Cat
Meet Sygmond the grey. He had the face of a king when he was a kitten. This majestic cat is even fluffier today fully grown and whenever he goes, he makes it epic.

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Travel

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 Is Underway

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. Official categories include: “Travel Portraits”, “Outdoor Scenes”, “Sense of Place” and “Spontaneous Moments”. The contest is accepting entries until June 30.

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“Epiphany ”. One of my dreams was it to shoot the night sky when I went on holiday to New Zealand this February. Unfortunately the time was not perfect because of the moon, which was at the beginning nearly the whole night at the sky and also the weather made me change plans. At the end of my trip I had luck an get a clear sky after the sunset although the whole day was very cloudy. I decided to drive to the famous little church in Tekapo and took some shots of the night sky before the moon rose. (Photo and caption by Sebastian Warneke/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

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Apparel

New Polar Climate Uniform For The Arctic Boardguards

1188 New Polar Climate Uniform For The Arctic Boardguards
This is a sample of the new uniform for the Russian arctic and polar board guards. The camo here might look to bright to be camouflage, however there are a couple of “outdoors” photos at the end of the post and for me, it looks like it works well on snow.

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Nature

“My Boyfriend Took Me To An Ice Cave In Iceland Last Week…”

1186 My Boyfriend Took Me To An Ice Cave In Iceland Last Week...

“My boyfriend took me to an ice cave last week in Iceland. We went once before in January, but the river was too big to get inside the cave. This time, however, we could go all the way through.”

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Technology

Introducing Foodini: A 3D Food Printer

1184 Introducing Foodini: A 3D Food Printer

Foodini is a 3D food printer that looks stylistically clean in any kitchen. A great looking appliance matched by its functionality designed for use every day, it helps create sweet or savory cuisine.

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