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 »

Exploration Photographer Has Traveled Thousands Of Miles To Document The Eerie Beauty Of Abandoned Industrial Locations

The photographer behind Freaktography is a modern day explorer choosing to seek out and show the wonders and mysteries of our own backyards through unconventional photography and adventurous Urban Exploring. In the works of a photographer named Dave – who goes by Freaktography and never gives out his full name – haunting abandonment leaps from images of discarded machinery, tools and factory essentials. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2018


Urban wildlife winner: Magpie in the Snow (Magpie), Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow. (Photo by Christopher Swan/British Wildlife Photography Awards) Continue reading »

“The Paper Time Machine” Book Takes Historical Images And Imbues Them With Astonishing Color

Early photographic technology lacked a crucial ingredient — color. As early as the invention of the medium, skilled artisans applied color to photographs by hand, attempting to convey the vibrancy and immediacy of life in vivid detail (with mostly crude results).

The age-old practice of colorization has been revived with modern digital precision in a new book, “The Paper Time Machine”.

With images curated by Retronaut creator Wolfgang Wild and colorized according to meticulous period research by Jordan Lloyd of Dynamichrome, the book aims to collapse the divide between historical imagery and present-day viewers.


An overhead view of people on 36th St. between 8th and 9th Aves., New York. Manhattan’s Garment District has been the center of the American fashion industry since at least the turn of the twentieth century – in 1900, New York City’s garment trade was its largest industry by a factor of three. The entire fashion ecosystem, from fabric suppliers to designer showrooms, exists within an area just under a square mile. Native New Yorker Margaret Bourke-White was in her mid-twenties when she took this picture. She would later become Life magazine’s first female photojournalist and, during WWII, the first female war correspondent. The two cars shown are a 1930 Ford Model A 4-Door Sedan, left, and a Ford Model A Sports Coupe, right. IMAGE: MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE /TIME & LIFE PICTURES / GETTY IMAGES Continue reading »

Real Fire Truck Converted In Authentic And Cozy Log Cabin

This fantastic unique fire truck is nested in a spectacular location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the splendid Lake District National Park. Perfectly positioned directly at the southern foot fells of the magnificent Blencathra one of the most impressive fells in the Northern Lakes. Located close to the pretty village of Threlkeld home to two popular pubs serving local dishes and ales. Continue reading »

Local Gas Station Makes Whole Town Laugh With Their Hilarious Signs

If you were looking for a sign, look no further: Wallingford Sign is the one. Each week it provides you a new joke or a witty observation. This funny initiative was started by Seattle Propane at Wallingford Chevron in 2005 when an auto repair shop was converted into a convenience store. The owners say, that it had always been easy to think of useful messages to put on the sign for things like service promotions and store specials and the like, but they wanted to do something different with it. And so they did. Continue reading »