Photographer Celebrates 100 Years Of Polish Independence With This Stunning Photoshoot

According to Polish photographer Sebastian Luczywo: “You may not know but for 123 years Poland was wiped out from the map of the world. From 1795 to 1918 we ceased to exist. But not in our hearts and minds. Partitioned between Austria, Russia and Prussia we always dreamed that one day we would regain our independence. Continue reading »

Russian Photographer Xenie Zasetskaya Captures Very Exceptional Photo Portraits

Outstanding portraits by Xenie Zasetskaya, a talented 18-year-old photographer, filmmaker, and artist based in Moscow, Russia. Xenie focuses mainly on portraiture and lifestyle photography. She shoots a lot of street style, fashion, outdoor, and beauty portrait photography. Continue reading »

Toward A Concrete Utopia: Brutalist Yugoslavian Architecture

A new exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art focuses on the period of intense construction in the former Yugoslavia between its break with the Soviet bloc in 1948 and the death of the country’s longtime leader Josip Broz Tito in 1980

Photographs by Valentin Jeck, commissioned by Moma, 2016.


Situated between the capitalist West and the socialist East, Yugoslavia’s postwar architects responded to contradictory demands and influences by developing an architecture both in line with and distinct from the design approaches seen elsewhere in Europe and beyond. Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 at New York’s Museum of Modern Art from 15 July to 13 January. Monument to the Battle of the Sutjeska, Miodrag Živković, 1965–71, Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Continue reading »

The Magnificent Cosplay Photography Of Paul Hillier

The magnificent cosplay photography of Paul Hillier, a professional photographer working in the publishing, editorial and fashion industry. Paul Hillier is currently based in Toronto, Canada and works worldwide producing amazing cosplay photographs at conventions and private photoshoots. His professional photography also covers, weddings, documentary, editorial and corporate work. His amazing cosplay photographs and images have featured in Popular Photography’s Photo Manual, Maclean’s, Temptress, and online at CNN, Cracked, Geek x Girls and Comics Alliance. Continue reading »

Pants For Men Only – Penis Pants By Eldridge Cleaver In The 1970s

Eldridge Cleaver has been an underrated figure in the Black Power Movement of the 1960s and 70s. He was the Minister of Information and Head of the International Section of the Black Panthers and he wrote the monumentally important book Soul On Ice. Plus he ran for President in 1968.

Also, he invented Penis Pants. Continue reading »

This Is How NYC Central Park Would Have Looked Based On A Rejected Design From 1858

Whether you’re an NYC local or you’ve just seen it on TV, Central Park is sure to have left an imprint on your imagination. It’s such a fixture on the world map of ‘places everybody has heard of’, that it’s difficult to picture it any other way than how the park is today. Continue reading »

“Freezing The City That Never Sleeps”: A Brooklyn Chemist’s 1800s Photos Capture New York In Motion


June 26, 1886. Jamie Swan jumps off a short stone wall at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn. IMAGE: WALLACE G. LEVISON/THE LIFE PICTURE COLLECTION/GETTY IMAGES

Wallace G. Levison was a chemist, inventor, and lecturer who founded the Departments of Mineralogy and Astronomy at the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences in the latter half of the 19th century. He was also an avid photographer, using the new technology both as a scientific tool and a recreational activity. As the dawn of the 20th century approached, newer, more sensitive film emulsions were developed that allowed pictures to be taken with faster and faster shutter speeds. Continue reading »

Potterheads Are Losing It Over This New Harry Potter Collection From Korea

I think it’s safe to assume that most of us didn’t get a letter from Hogwarts. But just because we are muggles doesn’t mean we have to look like them as well. Korean brand SPAO has introduced a Harry Potter clothing line, and the items are ready to transform anyone into a wizard.

Sweaters cost about $27, hoodies go for as much as $35, and you can even get matching socks, gloves and a hat to keep you warm during the winter. Sadly, most of the selection is already sold out, so you’ll have to be on a constant lookout for a new release. Continue reading »

Max Factor’s Beauty Calibrator: A Beauty-Measuring Mask Analyzes Facial Flaws For Makeup From The 1930s

The beauty micrometer, also known as the beauty calibrator, was a device designed in the early 1930s to help in the identification of the areas of a person’s face which need to have their appearance reduced or enhanced by make-up. The inventors include famed beautician Max Factor, Sr. Continue reading »

When Your Cat Meows, And You Meow Back…

Of all the animals in the animal kingdom, few are quite as dramatic as cats. So when they meow and hear you meow back for the first time ever, the expressions on their adorable little faces are priceless. Scroll down to see the funniest examples. Continue reading »

“Conjuction Of Opposites”: Breathtaking Digital Fantasy Artworks Of Carlos Quevedo

The glorious fantasy themed creations of Carlos Quevedo, a freelance digital artist, illustrator and designer based in Colombia. Carlos Quevedo skillfully mixes photography, digital painting and 3d elements to create his stunning, surreal, magical and ethereal artworks. His works have featured on book covers, advertising and in art publications such as 2D Artist and Advanced Photoshop magazine. Continue reading »

“Heaven’s Hell”: The Book Of Afterlife Adventures By Anthony Jones

Heaven’s Hell – The Art of Anthony Jones (previously), a beautifully presented, 128 page soft back art book from publisher Design Studio Press. This book explores the world of Heaven’s Hell, a place that takes place in the afterlife. The premise is that when you die, your spirit or soul is transported to another realm of being. Continue reading »

The Superb Digital Art & Photography Of Daimen Pape

The dark and beautiful sci-fi, fantasy and horror themed photographs of Daimen Pape, a freelance professional photographer and digital artist based in Germany. With over 10 years professional experience Daimen creates amazing dark fantasy photographs and imagery working with models, cosplayers and clients across the world. Continue reading »

The Isolator: This Insane Anti-Distraction Helmet From 1925 Would Fit Into Any Modern Open Office

Maybe you blame your smartphone or your open office for the fact that you can’t concentrate at work. But distraction isn’t exactly a new problem: In the 1920s, Hugo Gernsback published a design for a creepy-looking helmet that blocks out sound and vision so someone can focus on their work. As a writer, editor and inventor, he had a lot to do and no time for distractions. And yet, they lurked everywhere he looked. So, he created something he called “The Isolator”. Continue reading »

Marcel Heijnen’s Heartwarming Photographs Of Hong Kong’s “Garage Dogs”

He first brought us the Hong Kong Shop Cats and then the Hong Kong Market Cats, both available as books. Now Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen is back with Hong Kong Garage Dogs.

Moving away from our feline friends for this particular series and book, Marcel explores another quirky aspect of Hong Kong’s culture. The dogs’ gruffer yang to his cats’ fluffier yin reveals an unapologetically masculine world of car parts, engine grease and tough love. Continue reading »