The barren landscapes of the south-western US provided inspiration for photographer David Clapp. He visited Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona as part of his project on other-worldy locations, with surreal results.
A yucca plant at moonrise in the sand of White Sand National Monument in Alamogordo, New Mexico. (Photo by David Clapp/Barcroft Images) Continue »
From Tibetan monks playing basket ball with ice thawing high up in the Himalayas, to the pollution that hides behind the Taj Mahal, here’s pick from 60 exceptional environmental photographs, by photographers and filmmakers from 70 countries, that will go on show at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 29 June to 21 August. The winners will be announced on 28 June.
Transhumance in Spain by Susana Girón. Transhumance is a centuries old tradition of moving livestock many miles in search of better pasture in winter and summer. Above, the Alarcon family are taking their sheep from their home in Fatima (Granada) to Las Navas de San Juan (Jaen), a 124-mile journey on foot. More than 100 Spanish families continue the transhumance tradition every year. (Photo by Susana Girón/2016 Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year) Continue »
Several new species of peacock spider – just a few millimetres long and featuring extraordinary colours – have been discovered in Western Australia and South Australia. Jürgen Otto, a biologist from Sydney, has been researching the arachnids since 2005, and has gained a significant following online with his footage. He believes there are now 48 confirmed species of peacock spider within the Maratus genus, found across Australia but particularly in Western Australia – and many more awaiting confirmation. Here: Maratus Tasmanicus, one of seven new species of peacock spiders studied and photographed by the Sydney biologist Jürgen Otto. Continue »
London-based designer and illustrator Joe Stone is back with a follow-up project. Titled ‘Drewbacca’, this new series follows the theme of his ‘Drawntroopers’ project. With some humorous wordplay and visual puns, he imagines ‘Chewie’ from Star Wars as ‘Queuebacca’ (waiting in line), ‘Loobacca’ (sitting on the loo), ‘Stewbecca’ (cooking a stew), and more. Continue »
Stefan Pabst is a man who needs little introduction. The artist from Germany is a true master in the art of 3D sketching, and thanks to the trompe l’oeil techniques – which means ‘forcing your brain to have too many tabs open’ – the 35-year-old Pabst is able to amaze his audience – time and time again! Also, be sure to check out a couple of videos below to see how these incredible drawings are brought to live by the master himself. Continue »
Iis hard to imagine a more unusual place to store your favourite tipple than in a bomb. The idea almost seems ludicrous, however the R.A.F MK1 Cluster Bomb Drinks Cabinet is an exciting piece of design that is sure to become the focal point in any man cave or stylised industrial chic interior. The Cluster Bomb drinks cabinet is a one of a kind piece from the Aviation Collection at Touched Interiors. This distinctively authentic design stands at more than eight feet tall and weighs more than 600BP ($880). Continue »
For all its rampant sexuality, Game of Thrones is missing one thing: even more sexuality.
Fortunately, Russian artist Andrew Tarusov (previously) has illustrated a series of eye-popping posters depicting female characters from the show as early-20th-century-style pin-up girls. The stylized drawings depict Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister, Brienne of Tarth and many more of the Game of Thrones ladies as scantily clad, seductively posed, physically idealized pin-ups. Continue »
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Walt Disney Pictures has revealed a set of The Jungle Book cast photos, featuring the actors paired with their onscreen animal counterparts. Here: Ben Kingsley as Bagheera Continue »
Audio and visual formats go out of style so fast that digital streaming now seems quaint, and we sort of skipped Blu-ray completely. But, while hipsters get nostalgic over vinyl records, there is no equivalent retro love for VHS cassettes. Which is odd when you think about it, as the first home video format seemed like a miracle in its day. Continue »
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