Russia’s Traditional Ancestral Architecture Is Pretty Amazing

Traditional wooden houses, many featuring exquisite carvings and craftsmanship, are falling into decay across Russia because of neglect, lack of funds and an exodus from the countryside to the cities. Urbanisation and a low birth rate are emptying out the countryside, and residents and authorities are often largely indifferent towards the historical value of their properties.

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A view of the facade of a house in the village of Cherevkovo, Arkhangelsk region, Russia. (Photo by Maxim Shemetov/Reuters) Continue »

LEGO Vehicles Take Over The Streets Of Rome

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Rome is full of amazing sights. The Colosseum. The Pantheon. The Trevi Fountain. But something you don’t see in Rome every day is life-size LEGO vehicles cruising the streets. Well, not until now that is. Take a look at these awesomely surreal pictures to see what we mean. They come from “LEGO outside LEGOLAND”, a project carried out by Italian photographer Domenico Franco who has digitally added LEGO cars, vans and even helicopters to the cobbled streets of Rome. Continue »

Naturally Erupted Elephant Rock In Iceland

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This natural rock formation off the coast of Iceland, impresses the travelers. It seems as though gigantic elephant came to the shore of Heimaey island, to quench his thirst. The enormous shape appears to be formed from basalt rock, that gives a surface appearance of wrinkled elephant skin. Continue »

Photographer Audun Rikardsen Captures Magnificent Whales On The Arctic Side Of The World

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Audun Rikardsen is a talented self-taught photographer, who raised in a fishing community in northern Norway and has always been fascinated by the Arctic coast’s wildlife. Audun is also a Professor in freshwater and marine biology at the University of Tromsø and a Scientific Advisor at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research. Continue »

Italian Pastry Chef Creates Miniature Worlds With Desserts

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Matteo Stucchi is a pastry chef from Monza, Italy, who builds playful tasty-looking worlds using only desserts and and fills them with little figurines. Continue »

Paragliding Photographer Captures Stunning Landscape Images From High In The Air

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Polish photographer Kacper Kowalski has found a truly unique way to combine his talent with his self-described “addiction” for paragliding by shooting stunning local landscape photos taken on his way down from very high up in the air. Continue »

Mindblowing Aerial 3D Panoramas By AirPano

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AirPano is a not-for-profit project created by a team of Russian photo enthusiasts focused on taking high-resolution aerial panoramic photographs. Being the largest resource for 360° aerial panoramas in the world – by geographical coverage, number of aerial photographs, and artistic and technical quality of the images, AirPano has already photographed over two hundred most interesting locations on our planet, including North Pole, Antarctica, Mariana Trench, and even the Earth’s view from the stratosphere. The team consists of 12 members, nine photographers and three tech specialists, who use planes, helicopters and drones to shoot from high above. Continue »

Fantastic And Frightening Horror Portraits Painted With Wine

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Early on in her career Canadian painter Melissa Proudlock would experience anxiety attacks over using colour in her work. She’s red / green colour blind and would constantly worry if she was painting with the correct colour. That lead her down the unusual path of switching out her watercolours for different varietals of wine. Here: Chucky created using Pinot Noir and Baco Noir. Continue »

Stunning Atmospheric Photographs Of London Streets At Night In The 1930s

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There was another London, before clean air, before the Blitz, before post-war reconstruction. It was a night time London. These atmospheric images of London streets in the 1930s, before the Blitz, before the clean air act, before sodium lighting. It was a city of gloomy back streets lit by dim lamps, with forbidding alleys and the occasional welcoming light. The photographs are from a book called London Night, by John Morrison and Harold Burdekin, which was published in 1934. Continue »

Photographer Steven Burton Photoshops Out Ex-Gang Members Tattoos

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For his latest project “Skin Deep”, photographer Steven Burton captured powerful portraits of heavily tattooed ex-gang members and digitally removed their tattooes using Photoshop. Continue »

Stylish Handmade “Book Bags” Designed To Carry Your Favorite Novel With You

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Krukrustudio, a one-of-a-kind shop based in Moscow, creates unique purses and backpacks inspired by a love of literature. Designed to look like your favorite novels, the bags put a literary and literal spin on the traditional book bag. Each beautiful bag features iconic cover art from some of the world’s most beloved books. Ranging from classic coming-of-age novels like To Kill a Mockingbird and Catcher in the Rye to adored childhood staples like Le Petit Prince and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the eclectic collection covers a wide range of written masterpieces. Continue »

Dublin’s Hungry Tree: Approach At Your Peril!

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Dublin has many famous landmarks, but one that should be more famous is the “Hungry Tree,” which is slowly digesting a park bench. In the grounds of the King’s Inns, the training ground of centuries of Irish lawyers and barristers, stands a vast London Plane tree of unknown age. Although listed as one of Ireland’s Heritage Trees by the Tree Council of Ireland, but its real claim to fame is the park bench it’s been slowly swallowing up over time. Continue »

Designer Grace Youngeun Lee Created This Elegant Minimalist Waste Bin

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Designed by Grace Youngeun Lee this Waste Bin is characterized by simple and minimalist lines. Continue »

Monument To The Unknown Bureaucrat

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Several countries have monuments to the Unknown Soldier, but perhaps only Iceland has a sculpture honoring — and lightly satirizing — the thankless, anonymous job of the bureaucrat. The 1994 sculpture by Magnús Tómasson depicts a man in a suit holding a briefcase, with his head and shoulders subsumed in a slab of unsculpted stone. Continue »

Meet TERRA, The Real Living Grass Furniture

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If you combined Chia pets with Ikea furniture, you’d get Terra. Intended to be grown, not built, it’s billed as an easy addition to any nature lover’s garden or backyard. As the studio puts it – all they provide is the idea and some cardboard. Users simply assemble the laser-cut pieces, shovel dirt into the different sections, sprinkle seeds over the dirt, and let it grow. Give it a month or so and you’ll have a pretty nice place to kick back with a book. Continue »