The Amazing Makeup By Lucia Pittalis

You have no idea of the power of a skillful makeup artist. By working his magic, he can transform a woman into a respectable gentleman, a young lady into a heartless drug dealer, or simply show how a person would look like after a few decades have passed. Some can even transform a not-so-handsome young man into a beautiful young girl, which can spell a lot of trouble if you see him/her at a night club. Lucia Pittalis is one of those masters of makeup, and she uses her skills to stun the audience by transforming herself and a few volunteers into famous movie characters, actors, and musicians. Continue »

“Memoirs Of The Geisha” – A Look Back At The Traditional Japanese Female Entertainers

A long standing stigma has been placed on Japanese Geisha girls. When someone thinks of a Geisha, they think of a glorified prostitute or call girl. This is far from the truth. Geisha’s are entertainers, and they are trained vigorously in art, music and dancing. If you translate Geisha into English, you get artist.

Two geishas receive a visiting samurai, Japan, circa 1880:

Hulton Archive

Being a true Geisha is an honor to the girls, who when they become full-fledged Geisha’s are then called geiko. If a girl begins her training to be a geisha before she is 21, she is called a maiko, meaning child dancer. A girl or woman can become a geisha even if she wasn’t a maiko, but if she had been a maiko she would enjoy much more prestige. Continue »

Cyril Porchet Photographs Ornate Baroque Churches Around The World


Iglesia de la Cartuja, Granada, Spain.

Looking at the gorgeous, dramatic images of Baroque churches in Cyril Porchet’s series, “Seduction,” you might mistake the photographer for a religious man. But Porchet is more interested in the power the photos represent than the religious ideology. His intention was to explore the seductive power of display. What is extraordinary is how much you lose all sense of perspective and depth, such is the overabundance of detail. I like how the odd feature confuses all the more; like the red rope of the ornamental light in the image below for instance which neatly splices the image in half. I could pore over these for hours and hours. Continue »

“The Ollies Are Not What They Seem” – “Twin Peaks” Now Has Its Own Skateboard Line

David Lynch has teamed up with Habitat Skateboards and created these wonderful skateboard decks as an ode to the Twin Peaks series. The end result of the link-up is a pack of decks featuring characters from the cult series, including Dale Cooper, Laura Palmer and Audrey Horne. Aside from the decks, which cost just under $55, there are also T-shirts, a beanie, and even a “damn good coffee” mug to round out the line. Continue »

How To Cure ‘Mototoxicosis’

“Mototoxicosis” is a disease that affects Russian bikers. It is caused by the harmful effects of snow, ice and low temperatures, but above all the inability to ride a motorcycle. If you or someone you know suffers from this ailment, read on.

Margo Pankratova:

Valeriy Zaytsev

“There are two reasons for keeping my bike inside the apartment. First, my daughter loves the sight of it. Second, the cold slush in the garage has a detrimental effect. After all, one day you might have to sell it. So in winter I prefer to keep it by my side.”

Winter in Russia is making way for the long-anticipated motor season (traditionally mid-April to early October). For Russian bikers suffering from “mototoxicosis,” no amount of snowboarding, skiing or skating can compensate for the lack of adrenaline in their bloodstream. But many Russian bikers prefer not to part company with their other half in winter. They might not be able to ride it, but they can still admire it. Continue »

American Artist Creates Creepy Trump Photo Collages

Texas-based artist Phillip Kremer (previously featured) makes weird, funny, and grotesque collages of our dear leader Donald Trump. Some of his best creations are featured below. Continue »

Instagram’s ‘Bros Being Basic’ Shows Men Recreating Clichéd Snaps Of Women

A hilarious Instagram account sees men spoofing the clichéd photos that women are often guilty of posting on the photo sharing app. Bros Being Basic, which was launched in 2014 and now boasts 500K+ followers, shows guys posing for gym selfies, rocking facial mud masks in the bathtub, cuddling with their adorable pets, and imitating more ‘basic’ photos that some ladies regularly post. The account, founded by Atlanta-based blogger Ashley Hesseltine and a group of her male friends, also parodies the way some women overuse – and incorrectly use – hashtags. Continue »

Russian Dental Clinic N2 – Probably The Scariest Dental Clinic In The World

Do you have any scary dentist memories from your childhood? Believe Julia Kalinina, you’re all good, after seeing this you will understand you had nothing to fear of. Recently a batch of photos of the Dental Clinic N2 in Moscow, Russia was released by Julia Kalinina and it went viral. Continue »

‘Taste Of Streep’ Is The Instagram Account You Need In Your Life

When die-hard Meryl Streep fans find the Instagram account taste of streep (@tasteofstreep), they could have some issues focusing for a few minutes and experience a case of shaky hands and unsteady legs. Dizziness and shortness of breath may also occur. Continue »

This Chair Is Made From Wispy Pieces Of Wicker

Based in São Paulo, Brazil, designer Tiago Curioni has created an armchair made entirely from wicker branches and an upholstered cushion. The chair, named Savannah, is made from wicker branches that are first bent and shaped in water. Once dried they’re glued together one at a time to form the base. Continue »

Meet Oreo, The World’s First Cat Nurse

Oreo is a cat nurse, and everybody loves her. Meet Oreo, the stray cat who somehow found her way into a nursing home – and decided to work there. Continue »

Photographer Olgaç Bozalp Captures Fashion People In Iran, And It’s Not Easy


Olgaç Bozalp

Antidote magazine approached turkish photographer Olgaç Bozalp with the opportunity to shoot an entire issue of the magazine around the theme “borders”, which the photographer saw as “the perfect opportunity to go to Iran. Travelling with his best friend and stylist Ruth Higginbotham, Olgaç Bozalp set his sights on the country’s capital Tehran and the city of Kashan in the Isfahan province, undeterred by one glaring problem: “un-Islamic” modelling has been forbidden in Iran since the Islamic Revolution. Continue »

A Hidden Jungle Book Facade Of Paris


Messy Nessy

This pastel mosaic menagerie has just been hanging out on a backstreet in Paris’ 11th arrondissement, waiting for someone to notice… Continue »

Dreamlike Images That Will Inspire Your Surrealist Soul

Welcome to a world imagined by artist Hüseyin Şahin. He combines striking photos to create a world where anything can happen. The Turkish art director treats his audiences to visions of whales majestically swimming in desert sand. Or if you look at the right moment, giant hands can be seen combing the earth beside regular sized farmers. Need to know the time? Big Ben’s iconic clock tower can be spotted melting into a mountain. Continue »

Photographer Dana Lixenberg’s 22-Year-Long Series In One Of LA’s Oldest Housing Projects


Dana Lixenberg

Photographer Dana Lixenberg is the woman behind a whole stack of iconic images of your favourite rappers of yesteryear. A slightly worse-for-wear Puff Daddy laying cocooned on a bed in a fluffy towelling robe surrounded by archaic communication devices, Biggie Smalls counting 50 dollar bills in an acid-tripping jumper, a doe-eyed Tupac gazing soulfully into the camera lens: looking through Dana’s archive brings a needle and thread to all the uncredited images you’ve seen floating around the internet but never had a clue as to their origins. Continue »