Probably, The Most Cozy And Beautiful Toilet In The World With Views Of A Norwegian Waterfall

Visitors to Norway’s Skjervsfossen waterfall can watch the Storelvi river rush by through a glazed floor panel in the restrooms of this service building, which is clad in local stone to accentuate its connection with the surrounding landscape. Continue »

Abandoned Sharing-Bikes Create ‘Graveyards’ In China

Approximately 23,000 ride-share bicycles have been rounded up and hauled to 16 temporary parking lots by urban management authorities in East China’s Hangzhou city. Bicycles are taken away due to disorderly parking reported by locals. Bicycle-sharing companies are reluctant to claim them, fearing a fine. Continue »

You’ll Poke Someone’s Eye Out With Those Things: Bullet Bras From The 1940s And 1950s

Bullet Bra is a full-support bra with cups in the shape of a paraboloid with its axis perpendicular to the breast. The bullet bra usually features concentric circles or spirals of decorative stitching centred on the nipples. Continue »

A Sculptural Arch Of Mist Has Been Installed In Japan

Australian artist James Tapscott was commissioned by the Japan Alps Art Festival to great a site-specific art piece, which he named “ARC ZERO – NIMBUS”. The art piece is a ring of mist that sits at the entrance to Hotokizaki Kanon-ji, a local Buddhist Temple, and encircles a bridge that crosses a small river. Continue »

Artist Draws Faces He Sees In Everyday Objects

“I’m a dandy dapper dampener. Fires tickle my fancy, those are no match for me. Remove my monocle you must, for the water to flee. When it comes to parking, I know I’m a nuisance. But when your dog pees, I’m somehow translucent. I’m a damn dampened hydrant.”

Artist and musician Keith Larsen decided to illustrate inanimate objects in a cartoonish way and write little stories about them to bring them to life. Continue »

You Will Be Amazed By This Super Cool Looking Land Rover Defender D90 ‘Retro Vibes’

So frequently we see that custom car builders and restoration specialists can be pretty overzealous with their projects. We believe, however, that sometimes a truly keen eye and skillful hands instead require restraint. That’s the case with this 1996 Land Rover Defender D90 ‘Retro Vibes’ from the folks at Cool And Vintage. Continue »

Surreal Oil Paintings That Integrate Oversized Animals Into Found Vintage Photographs By Anja Wülfing

Anja Wulfing adds large animals into the black and white scenes of found vintage photographs, turning the attention away from the somber faces of its subjects and to the creatures that pose quite naturally behind their backs. Continue »

Don’t Miss PETA’s Cheeky New Ads That Warn Drivers, ‘Meat Interrupts Your Sex Life!’

“Meat Interrupts Your Sex Life!” That’s the message on new PETA billboards going up this summer in Texas, North Carolina, and Georgia—the country’s top producers of beef, pork, and poultry, respectively. Continue »

BigPicture Wildlife Images Competition 2017 Winners

The fourth annual BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition aims to celebrate the diversity of life on Earth, and encourages people to protect and conserve it.


“Roundup at Revillagigedo”. Aquatic Life Finalist. The nutrient and plankton rich waters of the Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico, create an unusually healthy ecosystem. Here over 1,000 top predators, including a variety of sharks and yellowfin tuna, gather to eat. (Photo by Ralph Pace/BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition 2017) Continue »

The Brilliant, Provocative Trump Ad That Had Cannes And Social Media Buzzing

It’s the work of German agency Scholz & Friends for the Der Tagesspiegel newspaper. The delightful visual trick, which wittily ropes in the client’s product to capture your attention, has scored a gold Lion and two silver Lions at this year’s Cannes festival under the ‘Print and Outdoor’ category. Continue »

Artist Brings Ceramics To Life

Sculptor Ronit Baranga creates a combination of the still and the alive by adding human fingers and mouths to tableware. The result is creepy, funny, and disturbing at the same time. Continue »

Surreal Photos Of Japanese Playground Equipment At Night By Kito Fujio

In 2005 Kito Fujio quit his job as an office worker and became a freelance photographer. And for the last 12 years he’s been exploring various overlooked pockets of Japan like the rooftops of department stores, which typically have games and rides to entertain children while their parents are shopping. More recently, he’s taken notice of the many interesting cement-molded play equipment that dots playgrounds around Japan. Continue »

Disabled Children’s Superhero Dreams Come True

Daniel Garavito got his new 3D printed prosthetic Iron Man arm with the help of Fabrilab, in Bogota, Colombia:

Fabrilab is a non-profit organization based in Bogota that develops free personalized prosthetics with superhero design for disadvantaged children suffering from rheumatism. Continue »

“Life Is Too Short To Be Unhappy”: Dublin Student Beat Depression By Befriending Sharks, Stingrays And Pigs In The Bahamas

Awesome underwater pictures show the 23-year-old diver cosying up to a range of animals including turtles, stingray and sharks. The sunny selfies were taken in the Bahamas by Stuart’s Cove dive instructor and native of the island, Amelia Klonaris – who beat depression by embracing her incredible beach paradise lifestyle. Continue »

Australian Native Wildlife: The National Geographic Photographer Creates A Photo Archive Of Biodiversity Around The World.

The National Geographic Photo Ark is a travelling exhibition of photographer Joel Sartore’s quest to create a photo archive of biodiversity around the world. So far, Sartore has captured studio portraits of more than 6,000 species – a number that he hopes to double.

On 1 July, the ark will open at Melbourne zoo – the first time it has been exhibited in the southern hemisphere. More than 50 portraits will be on display, including many of Australian endangered animals being protected by programs at the zoo itself. These captions have been edited from text supplied by Melbourne zoo.


Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark/The Guardian

Barking owl. So-named because its call sounds like a barking dog, these birds are native to Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. In Victoria they are listed as an endangered species, and in 2003 there were estimated to be fewer than 50 breeding pairs.The main threat to the species in Victoria is loss of habitat, especially large trees with hollows in which they can nest and on which many of their prey depend. Apart from a bark, they may utter a chilling scream when they feel threatened. Continue »