Guy Paints Over Shit Graffiti And Makes It Legible

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Image courtesy of Mathieu Tremblin

Mathieu Tremblin lives and works in Rennes and Arles, France. After graduation from a university of fine arts he began working with site specific urban interventions, graffiti culture, branding and the détournement of objects used in publications, installations, photography and video. This helped him document or reinvest the fruits of his experimentations. Continue »

Couple Travels Country In Their Tiny House They’d Built Themselves For Under $20,000

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Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons are an ordinary couple who built an extraordinary house for themselves, which is just 130 square feet (12 square meters) big and has wheels. The house has a rustic cabin, a kitchen, two lofts, a bathroom and a shower, and most materials in it are recycled. They built this house in an attempt to simplify their surroundings. The couple is now travelling across North America, meeting with tiny home owners communities, collecting stories, and documenting tiny house projects for a feature film.Take a look inside the couple’s amazing tiny house. Continue »

Maps That Will Make You Look At The World With New Eyes

Firstly, you can see how the size of the US drastically changes as you move it north or south.

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Some countries are significantly larger than they should be thanks to the Mercator projection, while others – anything near the equator – are definitely getting a bum deal. The US falls somewhere in the middle. On a standard map it’s dwarfed by Canada, but here you can see that moving it to where Canada is located makes it seem even more prominent than it already is. The True Size Map was created—a interactive website that allows you to drag countries and continents around the Mercator projection and discover just how big they are. You can do this for any country by simply typing its name into the map, allowing for a seemingly endless amount of comparisons. Note: This post will frequently use the USA as shorthand for the 48 contiguous states. Continue »

Construction Worker Hides Waldo On Site Everyday For Kids In Hospital Next Door To Find

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A thoughtful construction worker named Jason Haney thought it would be nice to do something to cheer up the children in the hospital next door. His idea was absolutely brilliant. Haney, with the help of his daughter, created an 8-foot-tall cut out of Where’s Waldo and hides it on the site every day for the kids in the Memorial Children’s Hospital in South Bend, Indiana to spot. Once Haney is notified that the kids found Waldo, the large cut-out is moved to a different spot, and the kids look for it again. Haney has even created a Facebook group for the kids to post their finds! Continue »

Dog Is Hiding In Every Photo Like a Real-Life “Where’s Waldo”

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Here’s a series of photos that might be more your speed. “My father-in-law took pictures of the cabin the whole family stayed at this weekend,” Redditor SeeYourGypsy wrote. “Their dog [Australian Shepherd] is in every one of these pictures.” Your quest is to find the canine lurking among the rustic decor. The photos are reminiscent of the classic Where’s Waldo picture book series, and Redditors have similarly dubbed SeeYourGypsy’s challenge as ‘Find Fido’. Continue »

Fascinating Vintage Photos Of Playboy Playmates Posing With Classic Cars

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A Playmate is a female model featured in the centerfold/gatefold of Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month. Playboy encourages potential Playmates to send photos with “girl next door” appeal for consideration; others may submit photos of Playmate candidates, and may be eligible for a finder’s fee if their model is selected. In addition, “casting calls” are held regularly in major US cities to offer opportunities for women to test for Playboy. Take alook at fascinating vintage portraits of Playboy Playmates posing with beautiful classic cars from between the mid-1960s and 1970s. Here: Jo Collins – Playmate of the year 1965 Continue »

Sculptor Creates A Mutant ‘Concept Human’ To Survive Car Crashes

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Here we have sculptor Patricia Piccinini’s ugly baby, Graham, a high-concept mutant designed to withstand car crashes. Graham’s unsettling physiology was created in collaboration with trauma surgeon Christian Kenfield and road safety engineer David Logan in order to emphasize how incredibly fragile our (comparatively attractive) human bodies are, and as far as public safety service announcements go, he really gets the point across. Our mushy little brains are so vulnerable in our (more or less) normal-sized heads! Continue »

Cat Beds Don’t Have To Look Like A Cat Bed

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These cat beds from elevele look more like contemporary home decor pieces than cat beds. When they’re not being used by your cat, they still look like they belong as part of the overall decor scheme in your home, not like a typical cat bed. Continue »

Phoenix Vehicle Made From Bamboo Cane Is The New Green Car

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Future of cars is coming fast. It is no longer viable to drive on biodegradable fuels but the vehicle itself must be biodegradable. At least, that was the main idea behind the unique indigenous design by Albrecht Birkner & Kenneth Cobonpue called the Phoenix vehicle and made of bamboo cane stalks. It is amazing how the designers managed to pull out an aerodynamic line that is made of ecological materials and still produces a futuristic design. Continue »

Kaleidoscopic Street-Art Creation By Douglas Hoekzem

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When an artist has an ‘About’ section that starts with the words: “Time waits for no man” we know that we are going to encounter passion, if not a pure downright obsession for work he or she does. Here is the kaleidoscopic street-art creation by Douglas Hoekzema, currently living and working in Miami, otherwise from Boulder, Colorado who is partially doing artistic work, and partially exploring the philosophical dimension of time. Continue »

Imaginary Camouflaged Leaf Insects Painted By Takumi Kama

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To avoid becoming prey, leaf insects use mimicry to blend into their surroundings. But in Takumi Kama’s imagined future, when the insect’s natural environment has been completely destroyed, these masters of camouflage will have no choice but to move in with those who took away their home. Continue »

Beautiful New Zealand: Earth’s Mythical Islands

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Milford Sound, perhaps New Zealand’s most famous scenic location, was long overlooked by early sailors and explorers, who didn’t realise the narrow entrance concealed an enormous and beautiful interior. It wasn’t discovered by Europeans until 1812. Named the eighth “wonder of the world”, its actually one of the wettest places on Earth, with rainfall creating cascades of waterfalls, some reaching a 1,000m in length. (Photo by Tom Walker/BBC Pictures/The Guardian) Continue »

Photographer Capture’s Kawau Birds Perched On Electric Wires In Tokyo

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The Kawau are large seabirds, not unlike seagulls, that were pushed to the brink of extinction in Japan in the 1970s due to pollution. But in recent years they’ve come back – with a vengeance. Estimates now put the population of Kawau in Japan at as many as 150,000 and last year they were responsible for over 10 billion yen (about $100 million) in damages to the fishing industry because of their voracious appetite for eel and ayu (sweetfish). Continue »

Heart-Shaped Bike Light. Oh, Wait…

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The heart-shaped tail light looks so cool, let you and your bike more dazzling in the crowd. Provide safe and reliable visibility, improves safety tremendously as most bike-car collisions are due to inadequate side visibility. Tool-less to install — mount anywhere you want in seconds, such as the handlebar, the seat post, or anywhere on the frame — even your backpack. Continue »

Motorcycle Hybrid Designed As A Survival Bike That Can Travel 300 Miles Without Refueling

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The Survival Bike is your tactical blank canvas. A utilitarian, military-inspired super-hauler, it comes outfitted with a universal rack that accepts a myriad of bolt-on mounts, harnesses, and fitments so you can pack along darned near anything you can imagine. Continue »