Photographer Goes Around The World In Search Of The Most Beautiful Libraries, And Here Is What He Found

Photographer Goes Around The World In Search Of The Most Beautiful Libraries, And Here Is What He Found

In July, Italian artist Massimo Listri released a book of photographs that featured the most beautiful libraries from around the world. The chosen institutions, revered for their historical value, architectural relevance and preciousness of the books they keep, are standalone works of art. For those lucky enough to visit these design marvels, spending a whole day at the library doesn’t sound so bad!

Scroll down and let your bibliophile side marvel at the beauty the likes of which only these libraries can offer! Continue reading »

Photographer Teemu Jarvinen Captures The Night Around Asia And The World

Photographer Teemu Jarvinen Captures The Night Around Asia And The World

Creative nightscapes by Teemu Jarvinen, a talented self-taught photographer, filmmaker, and urban explorer currently based in Singapore. Teemu focuses mainly on street photography. He shoots amazing architecture, urban, and nightscape photography. Continue reading »

Cats Fuku-Chan And Daikichi Find Fame Travelling Around The World In A Converted Pushchair

Cats Fuku-Chan And Daikichi Find Fame Travelling Around The World In A Converted Pushchair

Cats aren’t well-known for their fondness for international travel, but these kitties from Japan have become global jet-setters. Daisuke Nagasawa has spent the past few years taking his two faithful cats, Daikichi and Fuku-Chan, around the world with him. Continue reading »

Comedian Creates Hilarious Fake Signs, Places Them All Around Los Angeles

Comedian Creates Hilarious Fake Signs, Places Them All Around Los Angeles

Comedian and video editor Alan Wagner has created a number of flyers posted around Los Angeles. Continue reading »

“Army Troops Around The House”: WW2 Toy Soldiers And Their Curious Adventures

"Army Troops Around The House": WW2 Toy Soldiers And Their Curious Adventures

Even grown-ups love to play toy soldiers. And some of them do that better than kids. For example, Canadian artist @littlearmymen creates toy soldier figures and takes photos of them. Sometimes, his army goes on weird adventures. Continue reading »

Artists Around The World React To H&M’s Controversial Ad

Artists Around The World React To H&M’s Controversial Ad

The famous clothing brand H&M has recently published an ad for its new hoodie that reads “Coolest monkey in the jungle.” Sounds innocent, but the reason behind all the anger it caused was a black boy modelling for that ad, which was not well received all around the world. Continue reading »

Travel Times To Cities Around The World

From Britain to China to Mali, new maps showing travel times to the nearest urban centre reveal huge differences between countries. Using Open Street Map and Google, a University of Oxford team have created a visual breakdown that suggests major inequalities when it comes to commuting.

Travel Times To Cities Around The World
China. The dataset used for China was unique as it relied solely on Open Street Map, due to restrictions on accessing Google data. The population is densely concentrated in the east and accessibility is increased, whereas rural provinces in the west remain remote. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford) Continue reading »

Creative Eroticism: How These Funny Ads Get Around Censorship

Creative Eroticism: How These Funny Ads Get Around Censorship

How to promote erotic literature without being caught by censorship? The agency MortierBrigade and the Belgian magazine Humo have imagined a funny and offbeat campaign, using the ads of other advertisers to create some naughty situations. A great way to get around censorship with humor! Continue reading »

Graphic Designer Turns Transit Networks Around The World Into Minimalist Maps

Graphic Designer Turns Transit Networks Around The World Into Minimalist Maps

These illustrations of the world’s subway systems by American graphic designer and self-professed transit nerd Peter Dovak are not just marvelous, they are also eye-opening. Called ‘220 Mini Metros’, the series comprises of 220 metro and light rail systems from cities large and small that have been “shrunken and simplified” into minimal line drawings enclosed in a circle. Continue reading »

One Of About 50 Fiat 599 Ferves Rangers Still Around!

One Of About 50 Fiat 599 Ferves Rangers Still Around!

Manufactured between 1967 and 1971. Approximately ten of 50 survivors are in the United States. Made by Turin-based coachbuilder Ferves (acronym of Ferrari Veicoli Speciali), where mechanical components borrowed from various models – Fiat 500F, 600D, 850, Autobianchi Primula – were assembled. This charming 4-seater flaunted four-wheel drive and “Cargo” work versions; some have described it as a small-size SUV or mini jeep… and yet today it is one of some collectors’ biggest dreams. Continue reading »

This Japanese Train Station Built Around A 700 Year Old Tree

This Japanese Train Station Built Around A 700 Year Old Tree

In the Northeast suburbs of central Osaka stands a curious train station unlike any other. Kayashima Station features a rectangular hole cut into the roof of the elevated platform and, from inside, a giant tree pokes its head out like a stalk of broccoli. Continue reading »

This Starry LED Scarf Will Light Up The Universe Around You

This Starry LED Scarf Will Light Up The Universe Around You

There’s less than a week before Christmas, but we bet there’s plenty of you out there who still haven’t done their Christmas shopping. Stuck wondering what to buy for your brother, sister, friend or partner? How about one of these awesome LED Illumiscarves! Continue reading »

Astonishing And Unusual Homes From Around The World

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A suspected illegal construction is seen covered by green plants atop a 19-storey residential building in Guangzhou, Guangdong province April 11, 2014. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily) Continue reading »

What Do You Do When Someone Travels Around The World To Copy You

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Some cases of plagiarism are the usual copy-the-photo-and-present-as-their-own, but this one just tops them all. At the base of the story are Lauren Bullen and Jack Morris two travel photographers and some of Instagram’s power couples, and Instagram’s favorite travel power couple with just over two million followers combined. An instagramer, @diana_alexa, is not only following the couple, but copying their every photo, down to the smallest details, like wardrobe, hards, composition, even the food. While copying someone’s work is never a good thing to do, the amount of investment needed to copy someone who constantly travels around the world is just unconsibile. Continue reading »

What School Lunch Looks Like For Students Around The World

School lunch varies from country to country, and today you’re going to see what students are eating around the globe.

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This is a lunch at a school in Bangalore. There’s curd-rice, sambar and a dessert which may be rassogula. Continue reading »

Intimate Murals Revive Abandoned Buildings Around The World

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In an abandoned church in Detroit, Michigan, a naked woman, lying down where the altar once was, is visible from the chest up. The woman, one of Faith47’s latest murals, is curled in on herself intimately. The peaceful image is especially beautiful beneath a decorative window, surrounded by colorful exposed bricks and a variety of graffiti. Continue reading »

Amazing Travel Photos From Around The World By Travis Bruke

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Responsibilities, time, money these are the three most important things in our life that hold us back. We always dream about a life of adventure. But Travis Burke is living proof that the only thing stopping you is you, and that all you need to live the dream is a camper van, a camera, and a burning desire for adventure. He is a photographer and traveler. He enjoys traveling in his grandma’s old van, he converted into a fully habitable home. He funds his travels via a combination of photography, product testing, writing reviews, and general freelancing work, and as he writes on his website. Continue reading »

This Wall Clock Changes Shape When You Walk Around It

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Inspired by motion capture techniques used in movies such as Lord Of The Rings and Avatar, designer J.P. Meulendijks has created a wall clock for Plankton, that appears to change shape when looked at from different angles. When you have a closer look, you can see that the numbers on the clock face area made up of little white balls that ‘float’ at different heights. When you move around the clock, for example side to side, the numbers dissolve and transform into different shapes resulting in an optical illusion, and making the clock appear more as a piece of art than a device to tell time. Continue reading »

Street Art Around The World

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Larry Smart, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, uses a fogger to spray pesticide to kill mosquitos in the Wynwood neighborhood as the county fights to control the Zika virus outbreak on August 1, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Continue reading »

This Hotel Is Built Around The Surrounding Rocky Landscape

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Instead of blasting away all of the rock to create a flat area to build on, this hotel worked with the landscape, and incorporated it into the design. Designed by C+ Architects and Naza design studio, the Nashare Hotel is located in a tranquil forest in Xiamen, China. In the design of this 12 room hotel they have worked around large boulders and rock walls, to create a natural element that is unexpected. Each room is different, depending on its location within the hotel. This room has a large rock that makes an appearance in the bathroom. Continue reading »

Spectacular Photos Of The Perseid Meteor Shower 2016 Around The World

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A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above Inspiration Point early on August 12, 2016 in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. The annual display, known as the Perseid shower because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky, is a result of Earth’s orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Abandoned Olympic Venues Around The Globe

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The disused bobsled track from the Sarajevo 1984 Winter Olympics is seen on Mount Trebevic, near Sarajevo, September 19, 2013. Abandoned and left to crumble into oblivion, most of the 1984 Winter Olympic venues in Bosnia’s capital Sarajevo have been reduced to rubble by neglect as much as the 1990s conflict that tore apart the former Yugoslavia. (Photo by Dado Ruvic/Reuters) Continue reading »

Fight The Power: Honest Street Art Around The World

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A Pakistani painter gives final touches to a mural of slain Sufi singer Amjad Sabri to pay homage to him, in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Sabri, a well-known Pakistani Sufi singer who was shot dead in the port city of Karachi in an attack on last week claimed by Islamic extremists. (Photo by Shakil Adil/AP Photo) Continue reading »

Street Artist Built A Wall Around Donald Trump’s Hollywood Star

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Hollywood sight-seers on the famous walk of fame were confronted with an unusual edition to Trump’s Famous Star. Los Angeles artist Plastic Jesus built a 6″ tall grey concrete wall around it. Complete with “Keep out” signs and topped with razor wire. The unofficial addtion to the iconic star appeared early Tuesday afternoon, to the amusement of onlookers. Continue reading »

The Fascinating Adventures Of A Frenchman And A Hen Sailing Together Around The World

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24-year-old Guirec Soudée from Brittany, France took Monique the chicken on a boat to sail with him around the world. He took her mainly as a source of food – eggs. But Monique turned out to be a great companion for Guirec. Apart from laying 6 eggs per week, she also likes to surf, to swim and even to skateboard. Plus, she’s always there when Guirec is feeling a bit lonely. Continue reading »