Incredible And Futuristic Bookstore-Themed Shopping Mall In China

Undergoing a cultural renaissance, the city of Xi’an, China, is home to a new bookstore-themed commercial complex designed by Lafonce Maxone and intervened by Gonverge Interior Design for the interiors. The project offers a lifestyle and an educational experience with multiple business models through its ‘culture and commerce’ design strategy. The 18m-high and 240m-long artistic book walls in the building are striking and pioneering, brining a new model for urban commercial space to the city. Continue reading »

Genie Espinosa’s Illustrations Are Not Quite As Innocent As You Might Think

Having drawn since childhood, Barcelona-based Genie Espinosa always knew that one day she’d become an illustrator. But as she grew older, life seemed to get in the way – as it so often does – and it wasn’t until her later years that she realised her role in marketing wasn’t quite right for her. One day, she left her former job to become a professional illustrator, “and here I am six years after that crazy thought, working full-time and happy about it.” Continue reading »

Photographer Kris Provoost Captures Futuristic Chinese Megapolis Where Vertical Infrastructure Clashes With Local Traditions On The Riverbanks

In 1968, China embarked on a journey of reform that saw its once closed-off Communist society open-up to the rapidly globalizing world around it. This transformation of mentality, economics, and culture was set to transform the People’s Republic of China into a modern superpower. Continue reading »

“Real Life Film Noir”: Vintage Crime Scenes From The LAPD Archives

Forensic detail of bullet holes in a car window – 1942

Warning: this gallery contains images some people may find distressing.

Crime scene photographs shot by Los Angeles police officers in the line of duty between 1925 and the 1970s are on show at the city’s Lucie Foundation. More than 80 images are on display, drawn from the thousands discovered in a warehouse in 2000 by the fototeka Gallery. Continue reading »

It Only Takes $100 To Turn Your Yard Into A Parallel Dimension With This 6-Foot-Tall Demogorgon Sprinkler

With the new season of “Stranger Things” being released just a couple of weeks ago, all of the biggest fans have already binge-watched it whole. So what’s next? Definitely the long year ahead of waiting for another season. The good news is that Season 4 has been confirmed by the producer, Shawn Levy. So while we wait, it’s a good time to enjoy some awesome reminders of the show. And what could be better than a giant Demogorgon sprinkler placed in your backyard? Continue reading »

Don’t Wait to See How The Earth Gets Old With Greenpeace Russia’s EarthApp

Isobar Moscow responds to the recent FaceApp obsession by showing what will happen to our planet if the climate emergency continues.

As FaceApp raises privacy concerns, Greenpeace Russia has decided to raise awareness about another important issue: the climate emergency. Working together with Isobar Moscow, Greenpeace has posted a series of Instagram carousels that depict how most beautiful places on the planet are going to look like if we do nothing about the climate crisis. Continue reading »

Giant Artwork By Calligraphy Artist Pokras Lampas Destroyed In Yekaterinburg, Russia


Albert Gabsatarov and Dmitry Bychkovsky / “Stenograffia”

An aerial view of a Suprematist Cross artwork with a passage from the Kazimir Malevich manifesto by calligraphy artist Pokras Lampas (previously) in the Uralmash neighbourhood. The calligraffiti was partially destroyed by utility workers who tried to pave asphalt at a zebra crossing in Pervoi Pyatiletki Square. Continue reading »

Brutally Honest Brand Slogans By Clif Dickens

Branding is all about good company image and great customer feedback. However, even the biggest brands have some qualities, which do not exactly enhance their brand’s value. That’s why Clif Dickens (previously) thought of a unique way how to make fun of global brands, replacing their original slogans with something a little bit more honest. Continue reading »

Unique Photos Capture A Couple’s Visit To ‘Stranger Things 3’ Filming Locations

Ollie Mei and Justin Sparapani took a trip up to the greater Atlanta area of Georgia to check out the filming locations from the third season of “Stranger Things,” now streaming on Netflix. This season was filled with iconic locations, highlighted by the blast-to-the-past that is the Starcourt Mall. Continue reading »

This Is A Fresh-Baked French Bread Plush Pillow

Novelty company Gecter has created a wonderfully realistic plush pillow that looks like a loaf of fresh-baked French bread. The pillow is stuffed with propylene cotton and the zippered fabric is machine-washable. The pillow comes in a variety of sizes at different price points. Continue reading »

Japanese Railway Hosts World’s First Cat Café On A Moving Train With Adoptable Kittens Riding On Board

In an effort to raise awareness about stray cats in the area, the Yoro Railway LTD partnered with the Kitten Cafe Sanctuary in Gifu, Japan to create the world’s first rolling cat café on a train. The event took place on September 12, 2017, and passengers traveling between the Ogaki and Ikeno Stations were able to share their commute with a whole bunch of adoptable and adorable kittens who needed homes. Continue reading »

This AI Turns Your Headshot Into A Renaissance Masterpeace

AI Portraits does an amazing job of creating original portraits based on photos of faces. The generative network was trained with 45,000 portrait images. Continue reading »

6 Illustrations That Sum Up Instagram Perfectly

How many photos of food, hotel pools and sketchy supplements advertised by people who have nothing to do with nutrition have you seen the last time you were on Instagram? “Too many” is probably the answer you are looking for. Tired of this ridiculous Instagram culture, Russian artist Anton Gudim (previously) created a series of tongue-in-cheek illustrations that sum it all up perfectly. Continue reading »

The City Of Utrecht In The Netherlands Turns 316 Bus Stops Into Bee Stops


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According to statistics, 358 bee species live in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, more than half of them are already endangered and put on the Dutch Red List (RL). The Netherlands’ officials recognized the growing problem and found an ingenious solution – to transform the city of Utrecht’s bus stops into bee-friendly havens to support pollinating populations. Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos Of John Lennon With His First Wife Cynthia At Their Home In 1965

After a college party to celebrate the end of term, John Lennon asked Cynthia Powell if she would like to “go out” with him. She quickly replied that she was engaged to a young man in Hoylake; he replied, “I didn’t ask you to marry me, did I?” He later approached her and asked if she would go to the Ye Cracke pub. She was confused when he ignored her all evening, but eventually invited her into the group with a joke. Continue reading »