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English School Sends Stuffed Animal Sam The Dog Into The Stratosphere

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Photo by Morecambe Bay Community Primary School and English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues via AP Photo

Sam the Dog has gone where no stuffed animal has gone before — into the stratosphere. Continue »

31 Stunning Black And White Photos Of Europe In The Fifties Through A Soldier‘s Lens

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It all started in December 1954, when the then 22-year old soldier Bill Perlmutter boarded a troopship to Germany, to start his new assignment as a photographer for the U.S. Army. The first images from Perlmutter’s Rolleiflex were taken during the rough transatlantic voyage. Even though he had never left the United States and was a bit apprehensive about his future, Perlmutter was “looking forward to photographing Europe and visiting all those wonderful places that I had read about and seen in the movies.” His first leave after his deployment to Augsburg Germany, brought him to Paris, the city of light and home to many of his favorite photographers. Continue »

Illustrations Of A Dad And Daughter Will Give You Your Happy Cry For Today

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We all like to imagine our childhood as an idyllic time full of love, gentle guidance, and hair braiding. That’s not the reality for everyone, unfortunately, but if you’re lucky enough to have parents who spend time with you, some of the illustrations by artist Snezhana Soosh will tug your heartstrings. The watercolors cover the gamut of sickeningly sweet daddy/daughter relationships without ever getting too treacly. Continue »

What Happens To The Environment When Humans Disappear? The Wildlife Inside The Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Exclusion Zone

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A World War Two monument is seen near the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, near the village of Babchin, Belarus, January 26, 2016. What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smouldering radioactive material across large swathes of Europe. Over 100,000 people had to abandon the area permanently, leaving native animals the sole occupants of a cross-border “exclusion zone” roughly the size of Luxembourg. (Photo by Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters) Continue »

Tokyo’s Hedgehog Cafe

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Photo by Thomas Peter / Reuters

A woman takes a selfie with a hedgehog at the Harry hedgehog cafe in Tokyo, Japan, April 5, 2016. Continue »

“The Way We Fall”: Eerie Illustrations Of An Apocalyptical World By Yuri Shwedoff

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Whether we imagine the world as a futuristic dystopia or a charred wasteland, post-apocalyptic images weigh heavily on our cultural imaginations. In a stunning series of illustrations, Russian artist Yuri Shwedoff has created an intensely atmospheric vision of the “end of days,” one that blends fantasy imagery with science fiction. Among his scenes are sword-wielding warriors, blasted roads, alien architecture, and falling skies; as vestiges of the lost world, animals seem to take on a symbolic significance, communing with the human figures in moments of intensity and reflection. Pulled between oscillating states of violent destruction and quiet despair, Shwedoff’s images are bound together by a powerful atmosphere that emanates from the brooding, ash-filled skies. Continue »

“Destroying Nature Is Destroying Life” – Brilliant Ad Posters For The Campaign To Call Attention To The Environmental Catastrophes

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These stunning images by Robin Wood, a German environmental activist NGO, call attention to the environmental catastrophes caused by you humans, like the melting Arctic, the jungles set on fire, or the continents of forests wiped out. Continue »

Anonymous Artist Is Photoshopping Kids Books, And The Result Is Hilariously

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Mark March 11th on your calendar, for it is a day that will go down in history as the founding date of Paperback Paradise, “The world’s #1 used book store.” After the Berenst(E)ain Bears Conspiracy of 2015, it should come as no surprise that many of the books that you read in your childhood are not as you remember them. In particular, that their titles are radically different. Continue »

Decorate Your Bike This Spring With Cute Little Flower Vases

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Colleen Jordan, is a designer and artist who likes to create objects that make life more enjoyable. Back when Colleen was an industrial design student at Georgia Tech and Lund University, she was always trying to convince her professors to let her do a projects that enabled people to carry plants. Her ideas were a bit far-fetched, like when she imagined small farms growing on raincoats, or little plants living on lapels. Unfortunately the professors said that she couldn’t explore these ideas in class. Continue »

How People Look After 1, 2 & 3 Glasses Of Wine

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There’s a saying about wine, that “the first glass of wine is all about the food, the second glass is about love, and the third glass is about mayhem”, says Brazilian photographer Marcos Alberti. According to him, the “3 Glasses after [project] started as a joke like a game after hours”, during which he photographed his friends after one, two, and three glasses of wine. Continue »

Vintage American Teen Girls’ Hairstyles – Female Students Of The High Schools In California From The Late 1960s To Early 1970s

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These are what female students at high schools in California from the late 1960s to early 1970s looked like. Continue »

The First Design-Protected Original AK47 Chair

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Here’s a chair fit for any firearm fanatic. Crafted from real AK-47s, this JamesEdition creation boasts style and innovation in its effort to pay homage to arguably one of the more infamous assault weapons. The inspiration came to artist Rainer Weber while he was reading a book on Michail Kalashnikov, creator of the AK. From here the chair was born. Continue »

Re-Imagine The Bathing Concept: There’s A Floating Sauna On A Lake In Seattle

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goCstudio have designed the wa_sauna, a privately owned sauna, designed and built to be used year round on Seattle’s Lake Union. The 240 square foot sauna is a registered vessel, powered by an electric trolling motor with three 12-volt batteries, and is heated by a wood burning stove. Inside, there’s enough room for 6 people. On top of the sauna, there’s a diving platform. There is also a small deck to sunbathe on. Continue »

Toyota Has Made A New Concept Car Out Of Wood

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Toyota have designed an awesome looking wood concept car named Setsuna, that will be debuting later this month in Italy, during Milan Design Week. Toyota engineer Kenji Tsuji and his team, have designed Setsuna as a reaction to the fancy cars of today that have all the latest gadgets and technology. Continue »

Stunning Glass Animal Sculptures By Scott Bisson

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Scott Bisson of Quantum Creative Glass was first fascinated by the medium in high school chemistry class, at age seventeen. Since then, he has studied with five different masters, as well as at the world renowned Pilchuck School with Robert A. Mickelson, and has met and observed Dante Marioni, William Morris, and Peter Novotney. Continue »