“Russian Riviera”: Resort City of Yalta in Stunning Photos by Martin Parr

Gay guys on the shore of the Black Sea

Images from a British photographer Martin Parr who visited Yalta, Russia, in summer 1995. At that time, Ukrainian Crimea was still absolutely Soviet, people on the photos look exactly like the ones from the Soviet epoch with lots of interest in all possible western stuff. However, the transformation had already begun and the author captured that vibe. Continue reading »

Attractive Female Portraits By Natalia Ivanova That Show How Diverse And Beautiful Humans Are

Natalia Ivanova is a Paris-based Russian photographer and documentary filmmaker who started the Les origines de la beauté (The Ethnic Origins of Beauty) project back in 2012 (previously). In it, she photographs women from various ethnic groups around the globe, highlighting their uniqueness and beauty, and proving what a beautifully diverse world we live in.

Natalia writes that the aim of the project is to ” show the real scale of ethnocultural diversity in a full, systematic and creative way”, as well as to illustrate all distinctive ethnic groups out there. So far, the photographer and her team have took over 250 portraits of women from more than 110 different ethnic groups, and the project looks to be far from over.

Tunisian

Tunisian people, or Tunisians (Arabic: تونسيون‎ Tūnisiyyūn, Tunisian Arabic: توانسة‎ Twensa), are a Maghrebi ethnic group and nation native to Northern Africa, who speak Tunisian (Derja) as their mother tongue in addition to mastering French and/or Arabic, and who share a common Tunisian culture and identity. In addition, a Tunisian diaspora has been established with modern migration, particularly in Western Europe, namely France, Italy, and Germany. Continue reading »

Snow Cuteness or Unusual Winter Hobby: Artist Creates Tiny Snow Sculptures in Dreary Russian Neighborhoods

Zubaidat Omarova, native to Dagestan who lives in Moscow now, has an unsual and cute hobby – she makes popular cartoon and movie characters from snow. Continue reading »

Baikal Zen: Rare Phenomenon Makes Rocks Look Like They Are Floating Above Water


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Lake Baikal in Siberia is the deepest freshwater lake in the world, and its particular relationship to the land that surrounds it produces fascinating natural phenomenon—frozen waves of ice, ice caves dripping with long fingers of icicles, frozen methane bubbles, and something called “Baikal Zen,” which is the balancing of rocks on thin pedestals of ice. Continue reading »

Before Bikini: Cool Photos of Women in Swimsuits From the 1930s

The silhouette of the 1930s swimsuit took on direct inspiration from men’s swimsuits (which were still one pieces). Men were encouraged to build a muscular yet lean sportsman’s body. Women also needed to slim down into an athletic body that was tall, lean, and curvy up top to flatter the latest bias cut dresses. Continue reading »

Japanese Illustrator Tacomaru Provides Stylish Take on Popular Cartoon Characters

Instagram is a perfect place to finding good art and following talented content creators. Featuring Japanese artist Tacomaru. She has released a modern-day takes on popular Disney and Studio Ghibli animated characters. Pretty cool. Btw, fans can also place orders directly with the artist, so why not spend a bit for an original piece of your own. Enjoy! Continue reading »

Photographer Captures The Lives Of People Living In Yakutia, One Of The Coldest Regions In Russia

Winter can be quite painful and annoying to many people. At least to the ones living in the places of the world that have cold temperatures and piles of snow. Continue reading »

Flowery Tale: A Paper Flower Vase Shaped Like a Book

This product functions as a vase by installing a test tube in the book’s spine. When opened, the silhouette of the vase appears. Each book contains 3 types of silhouettes; they can also be used upside down, giving a total of 6 variations. Continue reading »

Photographer Martin Parr Captured Candid Portraits of British Drivers in 1994


Martin Parr, From A to B, Tales of Modern Motoring, Londres, BBC Books, 1994
“I feel that other women on the road react to me in a nasty hostile sort of way. For some reason this hate comes across. I mean, I give way to them so why don’t they give way to me.”

In spite of the passing landscapes, motorways and drivers with their hair blowing in the wind, these photographs look deeply at the issue of social mobility. British photographer Martin Parr emphasizes social mobility to show its close correlation to travel made possible by use of a car. With this work, he revisits the social structure of English society, showing both its vertical and horizontal dimensions. Continue reading »

This Company Turns a Disassembled Smartphone Into Decor for Your Home

GRID is a company that has been selling framed electronic products for some time, and they all seem pretty cool. For Apple fans, they have pieces with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and the second-generation iPod touch. Continue reading »

End Embarrassment: The Playful and Fun Toilet Paper Rolls from Japan

Matsumotokiyoshi Holdings Co., Ltd., has a chain of drugstores nationwide. It’s private brand, “matsukiyo”, is a unique label that aims to deliver the brand’s vision of “making life in Japan enjoyable.” Continue reading »

No Necks! There’s an Instagram Account That Posts Animals Without Necks.

There are loads of weird stuff going on on Instagram. This time let’s take a look what animals would look like without necks! Continue reading »

Household Surrealism: Artist Helga Stentzel Uses Common Household Items to Create Surreal Forms

Helga Stentzel (previously) is a Russian-born visual artist based in London, UK. She works across a wide range of media including illustration, photography, video and stop motion animation. Continue reading »

Glitch Portrait Paintings by Joshua Davison

Joshua Davison is a self-taught contemporary artist from New Zealand with a diverse body of work themed around portraiture and botanics. Featured here are some of the most intriguing paintings from his ‘glitch’ portrait series. Continue reading »

Food Inspired by Mario’s World

It’s in Super Nintendo World, an area dedicated to Mario’s world in Universal Park in Osaka, Japan, that the Kinopio’s Cafe is located. Continue reading »

Woman Discovers Penis-Shaped Island on Google Earth

A Michigan woman says she could hardly believe her eyes when she discovered an obscure, penis-shaped island in the Pacific Ocean while browsing Google Earth. Continue reading »

BlizzCon Community Showcase Won By Amazing WoW Bolvar Fordragon Cosplay

Hartigan Cosplay, who created an amazing cosplay of World of Warcraft’s Bolvar Fordragon, has won BlizzCon’s Community Showcase awards for Best Cosplay and Best in Show. The Community Showcase lets fans show off their artistic creations such as cosplay and music. Categories include Weapons and Armor, Digital Storytelling, Art Contest and various categories of cosplay. Continue reading »

Check Out this Ambitious House Built Into a Cliffside in Greece


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Completed by Mold Architects in 2020, NCaved is located on a small secluded rocky cove on Serifos Island, Greece. Built into a breathtaking cliffside slope, the home boasts 340 square meters (3,660 sq ft) of living space spanning several floors/levels. Continue reading »

Funny Advertisement Fails

This is what happens when marketing people are not paying attention and ads fail in a hilarious or offensive way… So let’s buckle up for a fun ride which is basically a masterclass on how not to create and produce an ad! Continue reading »

Artist Shows The Contrast Between The Two Worlds That Our Children Currently Live In By Combining Photos

Turkish artist Uğur Gallenkuş is showcasing just how tragic the contrast in daily life can be between these two parts of our planet.


Real heroes don’t wear cape.

According to an artist: “Hello Everyone, I’m Uğur Gallenkuş from Istanbul, Turkey. I create collages juxtaposing two images, including the work of some of today’s most intrepid photojournalists. Continue reading »

Farting In Bed Etiquette – Illustrated Guide

Relationships have lots of milestones: the first time you say “I love you”, the day you move in together, the first time you go grocery shopping together, and so on. But one of the most important and least discussed milestones is the first time you fart in a bed… Luckily, Weng Chen is here to help. She is a cartoonist behind the Messycow blog as well as a recovering bed farter. Continue reading »

“Human Obsessed”: The Visual Storytelling of Rafael Avcioglu

Welcome to the strange world of Rafael Avcioglu. “Human obsessed”, the photographer creates hypnotic and sometimes nightmarish pictures. At the heart of his creations? Bodies, and the stories they weave – narratives as intimate as they are violent. Continue reading »

When Paris Was Protected with Sandbags and Masking Tape, 1914-1918

Arc de Triomphe.

Biblioteque Nationale de France

By the first week of September 1914, the Germans had come within thirty kilometers of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. The French and British armies were engaged in fierce fighting with the Germans in the First Battle of the Marne which repelled the Germans. Still, Parish remained uncomfortably close to the front lines for much of the Great War. Continue reading »

“Journey to the East”: The Superb Concept Art Works by Dom Lay

Dom Lay was born 1994 and raised in Fountain Valley, California and later moved to Irvine, California in the summer of 2000. Growing up in a suburban environment as an only child, Dom has incorporated his influences and inspirations from movies, television, and entertainment media throughout his life, into his works today. His passion for illustration, concept art, and storytelling landed him freelance experience while studying, both in community and private college. Continue reading »

Little Girl and Her Best Friend Elephant, ca. 1980s

Lovely photographs captured the relationship between a circus elephant and the trainer’s daughter. The photos were taken by John Drysdale in England from the 1980s. “I don’t know the name of the girl or the elephant but they were close friends!” Continue reading »