Vivid Sydney: Festival Of Lights In the Heart Of Australia

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Photo by Cameron Spencer / Getty Images

Vivid is lighting up at Taronga Zoo for the first time with ten giant animal sculptures representing critical species the zoo is committed to protecting. Held annually, Vivid Sydney is the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas running for 23 days. Continue »

Venice Beach Roller Skaters: Cruising The Promenade Of LA’s Chillest Neighborhood

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Photo © by Waring Abbott / Getty Images

Originally founded in 1905 as an independent resort town lined with picturesque canals (complete with gondolas!), Venice, California, was annexed by the city of Los Angeles in 1926 but gradually fell into disrepair and neglect. Considered almost a seaside slum, Venice’s cheap bungalows soon attracted artists, musicians and other creative countercultural types. In addition to its laid-back and bohemian atmosphere, Venice boasts a pristine length of sandy beach, along which runs a paved promenade — perfect for rollerskating. Continue »

Classical Portraiture Meets Modern Architecture In These Digital Collage Mash-Ups

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During his semester abroad in London, Brazilian student and artist Gabriel Nardelli Araujo was searching for a way to document his sojourn in a way that combined his passions for architecture, photography and travel. With that in mind, the “Canvas Project” was born— a series of digital collages that transposes figures from classical paintings into photographs of modern environments. Continue »

This Unique New Bookstore In China Is Filled With Optical Illusions

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A new bookstore has recently opened in Hangzhou, China, and the inside is kind of amazing to see. The store is located just above the main plaza, within the commercial center of Star Avenue, in the Binjiang District, and adjacent to Qiantang River. The bookstore, designed by XL-MUSE, has been designed so the spaces seem huge and never-ending. Continue »

Some Entries For 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year Contest

The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is now accepting entries. Harness the power of photography and share your stunning travel experiences from around the globe. Enter your most powerful photos for a chance to become the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Show us photos that tell the story of a place or reveal insights about what inspires you when you travel. The contest ends May 27, 2016.

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Holi Festival. Holi, India’s festival of colors, is an ancient Hindu tradition that is celebrated around the world, with the biggest and most colorful gathering taking place in the twin cities of Mathura and Vrindavan in India. The unifying festival is a celebration of love and the arrival of spring and includes the singing of folk songs and traditional dances. (Photo by Claudio Ceriali/National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue »

Isosceles: Unique Female Lingerie Inspired By Geometry And Architecture

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Isosceles is a unique, independent lingerie label making waves out of London with their debut collection. Deriving their name from geometry, their designs swathe the female body in an architectural rainbow of graphic and figure-flattering neon shapes. Continue »

23 Striking And Surreptitious Photos Capture Street Scenes Of Pennsylvania In The 1970s

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Mark Cohen is an American photographer best known for his innovative close-up street photography. For years, on the streets of his home city, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and surrounding working-class towns, Cohen shot quickly and assertively. He held his flash in one hand and his camera in the other and shot extremely close to his subjects, frequently focusing on a single body part or article of clothing. He never looked through his viewfinder to compose the frame. Here: People on Porch, 65, 63, 1977 Continue »

Dance Moves Turned Into Charcoal Drawings By Heather Hansen

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Artist and dancer Heather Hansen creates art, giant paper as canvas, and her body and pieces of charcoal as the paintbrush. What results from it are a series of free-flowing, abstract pieces, on top of which, performance art which she displays her graceful movements that uses the giant canvas as a recording of her ensemble. Continue »

Glow Worms Turn This New Zealand Cave Into Starry Night

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Shaun Jeffers is an Auckland based photographer specialising in commercial tourism and landscape photography. Originally from Liverpool and at the age of 26, Shaun has worked with some of the biggest companies in the UK and New Zealand. Continue »

Color Palettes From Famous Movies Show How Colors Set The Mood Of A Film

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Trainspotting (1996) dir. Danny Boyle

Color sets the tone and mood of a film before any of the actors have even uttered a word. Directors Lilly and Lana Wachowski used a green tint in The Matrix (1999) to create a mood palette that was suggestive of the early monochrome computer monitors. Yellow was used in Kill Bill (2003) to depict Uma Thurman’s character’s madness and instability. Romantic comedies use pastel shades like beige, pink and lilac. Sci-fi and cyborg films use shades of blue, grey and green. Teal and orange seem to be the trend in Hollywood nowadays, especially in movie adaptations of graphic novels and comic books. Continue »

Hilarious “Work Safety” Posters From The Soviet Union Era

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Working is good, but working smart is better! Industrial era brought a lot of good to world, but also it was a major headache to doctors and medical staff! Machines, steam, electricity, hot iron, sharp tools, all that was a major threat for the “new era” workers. The human factor was usually the main cause for these accidents and even fatalities in industrial complexes. This is why authorities of those times tried to avoid future casualties and learn people how to behave at work. Continue »

Drift Away: Beautiful Handcrafted Eco-Friendly Jewelry Made From Driftwood And Bioresin

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The societal pressures of living in a fast-paced city can be daunting and stifling. We become engulfed by its constant demands and expectations that may often weigh us down. Continue »

Amazing Wooden VW Beetle Made By Bosnian Pensioner

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A Bosnian pensioner has made a wooden Volkswagen Beetle. Momir Bojić, 71, created the car from over 50,000 separate pieces of oak. The avid VW Beetle fan worked on his labour of love for more than two years. He covered the bodywork of a regular Beetle in thousands of oak tiles, each one of which required no fewer than 23 separate procedures. Mr Bojic made all of the wooden fittings – steering wheel, gearstick, hubcaps, radio – in his garden workshop. The car is perfectly roadworthy, and Mr Bojić says its draws crowds wherever it goes. Continue »

Daredevil Skateboarding On A Giant Yugoslav Monument

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Yugoslavia just as any other communist-era regime had a strong need to spend money on making oversized concrete structures. This is why today Balkans are filled with all kind of otherworldly statues that people don’t know how to use. Until two Slovenians, Jan Robek and Miha Miklavcic saw an opportunity to use them for a skateboard ramp. The 20 year-old photographer created a interesting visual story during his ride of the alien-looking ww2 monument that was created by a Macedonian sculptor Dusan Dzamonja. Continue »

This Russian Woman Grew Her Hair To Rapunzel Length

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Russian Goldilocks called Darya Gubanova comes from Barnaul (3576 km from Moscow). Darya hasn’t visited a hairdresser for 13 years. In 2003, she made the decision that she will leave her hair to grow all the way to her toes, and she has not shortened her hair ever since. Darias hair is healthy and nourished thanks to the healing properties of flax-seed oil, that is, according to her, very useful for the cultivation and stimulation of hair growth. Continue »