IKEA is considering plans to transform a concrete structure by modernist architect Marcel Breuer in New Haven into a hotel, according to reports. Continue reading »
Turning old wooden escalators, 80 years old, into a beautiful aerial sculpture celebrating both the past and modernity? This is the idea of the Australian artist Chris Fox, whose creation entitled Interloop has just been installed in the Wynyard Station of the Sydney underground. This monumental installation pays tribute to the old wooden escalators of the city, since replaced by more modern metal versions. Continue reading »
Isaac Alvarez is a talented photographer and director currently based in Los Angeles, California. Isaac, well known for his dramatic portraits that resonate with emotions, studied photography early on at the “Art Institute of Los Angeles” located in Santa Monica, CA. He focuses on portraiture, Alvarez shoots incredible fashion, conceptual, fine art and commercial photography. Continue reading »
With crime declining in the Netherlands, the country is looking at new ways to fill its prisons. The government has let Belgium and Norway put prisoners in empty cells and now, amid the huge flow of migrants into Europe, several Dutch prisons have been temporarily pressed into service as asylum-seeker centers. Continue reading »
Designers, ever heard of that line coming from a clueless client? Leaves you speechless doesn’t it? It’s very difficult to answer these type of requests and not sound the least bit sarcastic. But you try your nicest. They say kids say the darknest things, well, clients too. Sometimes, even more so.
Seeing the bright side of this situation are Ireland based designers Mark Shanley and Paddy Treacy. The duo crowd sourced some of the weirdest and real client request from different ad agencies and creative types and asked them to make it into fun posters. Continue reading »
British illustrator John Holcroft’s work is a fascinating mixture of retro-style illustrations combined with satirical commentary on modern-day society. The focus of his pieces span a wide range, tackling everything from our obsession with social media and technology to media’s role in the rise of obesity, the influence of banks, and, of course, politics. Continue reading »
Quebecker photographer Red Méthot, aka RedM has created a series of moving portraits of premature children, paralleling newborns and what they have become. By photographing these children holding in their hands a picture taken at the time of their birth, RedM illustrates in a single image the strength and the road traveled by these people who often had a difficult journey in early life. Continue reading »
“It started out with actual dog clothes and then to kids’ jumpers and then one thing led to another and before I knew it I was shopping in the baby section buying onesies” says Jennifer Mclean who’s the proud owner of two of the cutest Staffordshire Terriers around. Continue reading »
The picture, as we know, does not record smell. And that’s one of the good points for this (very) good food photography series. Looking at these models’ favorite food can be a temptation for the stomach. Continue reading »
Most museums don’t like to see their visitors take pictures, some going so far as to charge them for the privilege. But this is not the case at the Art In Island museum in Manila, The Philippines. Here, visitors are encouraged to interact and have fun with the art pieces, taking as many photos as they want. “Art paintings are not complete if you are not with them, if you don’t take pictures with them,” Blyth Cambaya, the museum’s secretary.
The museum is filled with unique paintings that, when photographed from a certain angle, create optical illusions that make it seem like you’re, for example, stepping out of the painting or being attacked by it.
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This cat was left clinging on to a television aerial 20ft in the air for three hours after falling off a roof. Peter Smith, 67, from Long Stratton, Norfolk, was woken by the sound of loud meowing and saw the cat when he opened his curtains. “My wife and I could hear this meowing that went on and on, so I looked out the window and was shocked to see a cat stuck on the aerial,” he said. “It was next-door’s cat and I think it must have been chasing a bird across the roof and fallen off. It was very scared and clinging on for dear life as the aerial is quite flimsy.” Mr Smith’s neighbour used a large ladder to reach his cat and the poor pet was brought down. “It was very shaken after the ordeal,” added Mr Smith. (Picture: GEOFF ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY / The Telegraph)