Hilarious Comics With Unexpected Endings By War And Peas

“War and Peas” is made by a two-headed squad hailing from the German-French border town Saarbrücken. Jonathan Kunz works as a lecturer at the local art school and Elizabeth Pich works as a freelance comic artist. Since 2011 they joined forces to publish comics together on the internet. Their comics often deal with unfulfilled desires and the tragedy of the modern human condition, featuring such characters as sassy robots, woeful ghosts, and highly-skilled dogs. Continue »

Artist Rainier Weber Designs Unique Gold-Plated AK47 Chair From Real Rifles

Artist Rainier Weber was reading a book about a book about Michail Kalashnikov when inspiration struck and he combined his interests in design, technology and functionality with his love for furniture design to create a dramatic chair made up of AK-47 rifles. Continue »

Inspiring Examples Of Logo Animations Created By The Design Duo

According to design duo of calligraphy magician Evgeniy Starov and motion designer Alexey Dubnichenko: “This project is based on commercial lettering works made during last half year. The main idea of this collection is to show new vision of use lettering logos. As a result of combining animation and calligraphy we have a unique product with a large field of application. Each of this works have its own style and animation details so it can be placed in any kind of media space and became as a part of branding.” Continue »

600-Year-Old Buddha Emerges From The Lake In China

A 600-year-old Buddha statue has emerged from the Hongmen Reservoir when 30 feet (10 m) of water was drained because of the nearby hydropower gate renovation. Archeologists think that this 12.5 feet (3.8 meters) tall statue could date back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Continue »

Nature Interiors: When Nature Invades Abandoned Places

The British artist Suzanne Moxhay, based in London, imagines some amazing surreal creations, using collages, matte painting and digital retouching. A clever mix of analog and digital techniques that allows her to stage pieces of nature in abandoned places, creating captivating and poetic compositions. Continue »

This Woman And Her Cat Have Been On The Most Gorgeous Sailboat Adventure Since 2006

Liz Clark, a self-proclaimed “she-pirate,” and her cat Amelia have been sailing around the world in an 11-by-40-foot boat since 2006. Together, they’ve traveled the coasts of Mexico and Central America and parts of the South Pacific. According to Clark’s website, this journey “isn’t just a surf trip — it’s a lifestyle, passion, and search for better ways for humanity to inhabit our shared planet.” Continue »

Artist Playfully Reimagines Classic Art Paintings As LEGO People

You’ve seen LEGO minifigurines, those yellow humans that inhabit every imaginable LEGO universe. But what would happen if they magically appeared in some of the world’s most famous paintings? Italian artist Stefano Bolcato fulfills this fantasy with his clever series People. Continue »

Amazing Rock Art Pieces By Stefano Furlani

Born and raised in Fano, Italy, Stefano Furlani is accustomed to life lived along the sea and its sandy, rocky shores. Much time was spent exploring the stones of this shore with his son, creating beautiful designs. Eventually, Furlani decided to preserve these rocky art pieces on canvas. The results are truly amazing. Continue »

Moscow vs New York: Visual Comparison Of Two Big Cities 45 Years Ago

1969, Soviet Moscow and New York City. Two big totally different cities, two cultures, two nations. We have found some photos of the old cities and tried to compare them. Just have a look at pictures below and find out what came out of it.

Moscow on the left; New York City on the right. Continue »

This Tiny, Painted Door At The Base Of A Tree Stump Has Been A Fixture Of The Harvard University Campus For Decades

Pooh’s house is a tiny, painted door at the base of a tree stump that has been a fixture of the Harvard University campus for decades, though it has a complicated history that’s not always sunny. It’s a little piece of Harvard that’s worth the visit—if you can bend down far enough to see it properly. Continue »

Kurdish Dandies Start Iraq’s First Fashion Club

It’s not just about bringing fashion to Iraq. For these Kurdish peacocks it’s also about promoting a positive image of their homeland to the world. In early February 2016, a group of young men gathered in the ancient citadel at the heart of Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region. It was deep into the second winter of the Kurds’ war against the Islamic State and the region was mired in economic crisis. As a result, restoration work on the ancient UNESCO-listed site — said to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world — had ground to a halt, leaving the citadel with the air of an abandoned film set. Continue »

6-Month-Old Giant Panda Twins Debut At The Panda House Of Chongqing Zoo


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6-month-old giant panda twins play at the panda house of Chongqing Zoo in Chongqing, China. The giant panda boy and girl twins were born in July last year, and made their debut on Sunday in Chongqing Zoo. Continue »

Photographer Weronika Gęsicka Takes Corny American Photography And Manipulates It Into Something Surreal And Uncomfortable

In Weronika Gęsicka’s unsettling images, American archive photography gets distorted into scenes that are both nightmarish yet somehow entirely plausible. Gęsicka is a guest artist at the Circulations festival for young European photographers, Paris, until 5 March. Continue »

Can Photographs Change The World? Somalia Tragedy Through The Lens Of Jean-Claude Coutausse

Photographs have the capacity to transcend politics, in the times of war, natural disasters and perpetrated crimes. The written and verbal perspectives of media figures and scholars can at times diminish the causalties of victims. One of the below photographs by Jean-Claude Coutausse displays Somali men running the opposite way a United Nations convoy is driving towards and the other photograph depicts a Somali boy protesting “against the presence of foreign troops” with two bloody corpses and a crowd dissembling behind him. As a native of Somalia and as an American, these two photographs represent volumes of irony in politics where causalities can not be ignored. Thus as Jonathan Klein has stated “images have the impact of touching people.”

North Kenya, Liboi. A young Somali refugee crosses a field filled with marabous storks in July 1992:

Although the above photos have changed the world, Operation Restore Hope has traces of obscurity from our U.S. nation’s standpoint as well as my native Somalia. Censorship is a great contributor to this obscurity as Ted Rall put it “Dead and wounded Afghans, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Somalis, Yemenis and Libyans have been expunged from American popular culture as well. Other factors are the 6 corporations which control 90% of the media in America” which “constrict the flow of information”
as Professor Nordell stated. Continue »

Watch Inside Obama’s New Home

President Obama and his family plan to move to a mansion in the upscale Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, a mere two miles from the White House, when he leaves office in January, according to people familiar with his plans. Continue »