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The Orphans Of Mother Russia: An Intimate Look At The Daily Life In The Ancient City Of Pskov

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Pskov-based photographer and blogger Dmitry Markov received the First Instagram Grant from Getty Images. Time magazine reported about the event, noting that the amount of the grant was 10 thousand dollars. Continue »

Bodies Of Strange Creatures Were Found In The Basement Of An Old House In London

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In 1960 in London at the time of clearing the site for construction of a new residential neighborhood, the old long-abandoned mansion belonged to Thomas Theodore Merlin was sent for demolition. In the basement of the home builders have discovered several thousand small wooden boxes tightly sealed. Imagine their surprise when they began to find inside the bodies of strange mythical creatures, which seemed to have been living only in fairy tales. Continue »

The Wonderful Village Without Roads That You Wish You Never Had To Leave

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The village Giethoorn, in the Netherlands, is famous for its most unique feature — you won’t find any cars or buses, or indeed any kind of modern transportation here at all. This idyllic small town, once known as the ’Venice of the Netherlands’, has no roads, only canals. Thus travelling by boat is the main way to get around the village and the surrounding rustic area, with its unique atmosphere of silence, relaxation and comfort. Filled with peace, Giethoorn lives its own unhurried life. Continue »

This 17-Year-Old Girl Can Easily Recreate Any Vintage Look

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Take a look at these pictures below. Now take a look again. Because while you might think that you’re looking at pictures of Audrey Hepburn, Vivien Leigh, and even Anne Frank, you’re actually looking at Annelies Maria Francine, a 17 year-old Belgian girl with a flair for taking timeless photographs. Continue »

Cool Bookmarks For Cool People Who Love Books

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According to Lena and Dmitriy, design duo from Ukraine: “We’re a team of creators and makers who like to read. The idea behind our bookmarks was to create something which will add a stylish touch to any book you’re reading. Thus our metal CoolBookmarks were born. The bookmarks are laser cut out of thin metal, hand polished, bent into shape and powder coated with durable paint.” Continue »

This Planter And Lamp Might Save Your Life In An Earthquake

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Earthquakes are very common in Japan. There’s a tremor every five minutes and over 2,000 earthquakes that can be felt by people every year. Being prepared for the next earthquake is always important, and many people have emergency kits ready, but few people own safety helmets. Continue »

Bloody Boudoir Ladies By Jessica Harrison

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Ceramic figurines are like little reflections of ourselves. Historically modeled after royalty, famous actors, and unusual characters from every day life, they can show us who we are and where we come from. Scotland based artist Jessica Harrison sees figurines in much the same way, but beauty is only skin deep. Continue »

When Does Food Cross The Line And Become Art?

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Probably when it looks as amazing as these glass-finish cakes created by Russian bakery artist, Olga Noskova. Let’s have a look at some of her creations. Continue »

Drone Captures Wedding Photos Like You’ve Never Seen Before

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We’ve seen drone photography capture some truly stunning images thanks to its aerial vantage point. Through this lens, a subject’s beauty is showcased in a whole new light. Tahiti-based photographer Helene Havard uses camera drones to redefine wedding photography. Unlike typical portraits where couples are front and center, Havard pictures them as ants in gorgeous and grandiose landscapes. Continue »

The Tweed Run In London

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Photo by Guy Bell / Rex Features / Shutterstock

The Tweed Run, a very British public bicycle ride through London’s streets, with a prerequisite that participants are dressed in their best tweed cycling attire. Now in it’s 8th year the ride follows a circular route from Clerkenwell via the Albert Memorial, Buckinham Palace and Westminster. Continue »

Incredible Photos of America’s Malls In The 1980s

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Throughout the 1980s, as America’s downtown districts declined in importance and the “big-box” stores began their slow march across the country, malls became increasing central to American popular culture, dominating the social life of a large swath of the population. In 1989 Michael Galinsky, a twenty-year-old photographer, drove across the country recording this change: the spaces, textures and pace that defined this era. Continue »

Mesmerizing Aerial Pictures Of Australia Taken With A Drone

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Gabriel Scanu and his father, a cinematographer, take mesmerizing aerial photos of Australia and other places with a drone. Continue »

‘Rainbow Food’ Trend Turns Sushi Into Vibrant, Colorful Rice Rolls

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Photo: kaylynweir

The ‘rainbow food’ trend that previously hit bagels, pancakes, milkshakes, pizza, latte and grilled cheese has now reached sushi. Colorful plates of this beloved Japanese cuisine are being uploaded to Instagram under hashtag ‘#rainbowsushi’. Continue »

‘I flash in #mycalvins’: Calvin Klein Blasted Online Over ‘Trashy And Repulsive’ Upskirt Instagram Advert

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A Calvin Klein post on Instagram is making people flash — with anger. The clothing brand posted an upskirt photo of 22-year-old model Klara Kristen in her underwear with the caption “I flash in #mycalvins.” Comments from the account’s 4.8 million followers poured in blasting the controversial ad for being a “fodder for pedophiles” since the picture makes the model appear underage: Continue »

Artist Meticulously Crochets Wire To Create Anatomically Correct Heart

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In her sculpture work, Anne Mondro has created a captivating metaphor for the close-knit relationships between medical patients and their caregivers. The artist uses a crochet hook and tinned copper wire to construct realistic 3D models of the heart, representing the human pulse—both literal and physical—within the healthcare system. Continue »