Brilliant Solutions To Problems You Never Knew Existed

Beijing Subway Allows Riders To Pay With Plastic Bottles
Brilliant Solutions To Problems You Never Knew Existed
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These clever product designs tackle problems you might never even thought existed. From treating trash as a currency to pay for your subway ticket to putting a ‘winter chamber’ inside the shop to test out cold-weather gear before buying. Continue reading »

Photos Of Tokyo In The 1970s Seen Through The Eyes Of A Canadian Who Moved There At The Time

Two School Girls, 1979
Photos Of Tokyo In The 1970s Seen Through The Eyes Of A Canadian Who Moved There At The Time

After arriving in Tokyo in the 1970s for what had to be a short trip, Greg Girard instantly made up his mind to stay there. The photographer got a part-time gig working as an English teacher, giving him plenty of time to explore the city with his camera. Renting a darkroom and making black and white prints, and sending his slide film to a commercial processing lab, his pictures from this period remained largely unseen until The Magenta Foundation put them together into a book called ‘Tokyo-Yokosuka 1976-1983’. Continue reading »

Paris Just Before WWII: Stunning Photos Capture Daily Life Of The French Capital In The 1930s

Café, Paris, 1930. (Photo by Alexander Artway)
Paris Just Before WWII: Stunning Photos Capture Daily Life Of The French Capital In The 1930s

After the First World War ended. The French economy boomed from 1921 until the Great Depression reached Paris in 1931. This period, called Les années folles or the “Crazy Years”, saw Paris reestablished as a capital of art, music, literature and cinema. Continue reading »

Delightfully Sarcastic Illustrations Everyone Will See Themselves In

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Jean Jullienis a famous French illustrator. His favourite subject is the ways in which modern society’s increasing dependence on phones and social networks is often interpreted mistakenly as signs of a real connection between people. What makes Jean’s work so wonderful is the rich does of irony and sarcasm he adds to every image. Continue reading »

Amazing Black & White Photographs That Capture Everyday Life Of Paris From The 1930s And Early 1940s

Amazing Black & White Photographs That Capture Everyday Life Of Paris From The 1930s And Early 1940s

Roger Schall (1904-1995) was a renowned French photographer of the 1930s & 1940s. He worked in all photographic disciplines from fashion, portraits, nudes, still life and reportage. From June of 1940 to August 1944, Schall photographed German occupied Paris, hiding his negatives so they wouldn’t be found. Schall also documented post-war Paris and continued working as a photographer into the 1970s. Roger abandoned photography in 1967 and devoted himself to painting and managing his archives, which included nearly 100,000 images. Continue reading »

Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

Viareggio in 1959.
Paolo Di Paolo Captured Spectacular Photos Of Italy In The 1950s And 60s

The “Paolo Di Paolo: Lost World” exhibition presents more than 250 largely unseen images from the photographer’s archive. Di Paolo chronicled life in his country as an economic boom followed the destruction of the second world war. Although those were the years of la dolce vita he was an anti-paparazzo – he shunned the salacious and respected his subjects. The exhibition is at MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome until 30 June. Continue reading »

“New Horizon”: The Post-Soviet Landscape Through The Lens Of Rafal Milach

"New Horizon": The Post-Soviet Landscape Through The Lens Of Rafal Milach

Rafal Milach is a documentary photographer based in Warsaw, Poland. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland, and the Institute for Creative Photography (ITF) in Opava, Czech Republic. For more than ten years he has been working on transition issues in Russian-speaking countries and the CEE region. This work resulted in the book 7 Rooms (Kehrer Verlag, 2011) and such essays as “The Grey” (2002), “Wunderland” (2006), “Disappearing Circus” (2008), and “Black Sea of Concrete” (2009). Continue reading »

Life Is Tough, But Keep Going: Colorful And Sunny Illustrations By Xi Zhang

Life Is Tough, But Keep Going: Colorful And Sunny Illustrations By Xi Zhang

Xi Zhang is a China-based illustrator and concept artist. She graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. Just go to the beach, relax and enjoy. Continue reading »

This Artist Illustrated Her Everyday Problems With Relatable Comics

This Artist Illustrated Her Everyday Problems With Relatable Comics

Prudence is a 27-year-old Belgian illustrator and the creator of the “Planet Prudence” comic series. In her comics, the artist illustrates all of the funny and awkward moments she experiences every day that we’re pretty sure most people will be able to relate to. Continue reading »

“Terminal City”: Extraordinary Photos Of Vancouver 1972-1982

"Terminal City": Extraordinary Photos Of Vancouver 1972-1982
Ovaltine Cafe

From 1972 to 1982, Greg Girard photographed Vancouver, Canada, his home town. Before Expo 86, when the money moved in, Vancouver was a working-class port city of cheap hotels, greasy diners and neon. Continue reading »

35 Perfect Reasons To Love New Yorker Cartoons

35 Perfect Reasons To Love New Yorker Cartoons

If you spend any time on Instagram or Facebook, New Yorker Cartoons is a great follow for a daily chuckle/smirk/snort. The single panel comics are a permanent fixture in the magazine as well as online and despite being around well before the Internet, their format works perfectly in today’s endlessly scrolling feeds.

Below you will find 35 of the most loved New Yorker cartoons shared online in the past couple years, enjoy. Continue reading »

Amazing Black And White Photos Capture SoCal’s Skate, Beach & Punk Scenes From Between The Late 1960s And Early 1980s

Amazing Black And White Photos Capture SoCal's Skate, Beach & Punk Scenes From Between The Late 1960s And Early 1980s

Spot is a man of many talents. Besides serving as the album producer and sound engineer for punk bands like the Misfits and Black Flag, the photographer, who goes only by Spot, also snapped a treasure trove of photos that perfectly captured SoCal beach and punk rock life during the late 1960s to the early 1980s. Continue reading »

Great Portraits Of Ireland And The Irish At The Turn Of The 19th Century

Four boys at the Rocking Stone at Islandmagee, County Antrim.1870
Great Portraits Of Ireland And The Irish At The Turn Of The 19th Century

Ireland in the late 19th Century was all boulders, rocks, pigs, plus fours, mud and stoicism. Well, it is if these photographs of the period are our guide. For people of great wit, anecdote and gab, the subjects look remarkably glum. You can detect a hint of merriment in the eyes of the cricket team, one or two of the lifeboat men are chipper and a member of the Waterford bicycle club is breaking ranks with an insouciant smirk. But either the photographer waited for his sitters to grow bored and sullen before capturing the moment for whatever agenda was being pushed – a clear association of people and the rugged milieu; an Irishman’s mien as grey as the skies and rocks – or else he got them all on a bad day. Continue reading »

A Look Back On the French Capital Nearly 100 Years Ago Through The Lens Of Photographer Jean Pierre Yves-Petit

A Look Back On the French Capital Nearly 100 Years Ago Through The Lens Of Photographer Jean Pierre Yves-Petit

Photographs of the City of Light taken by a master photographer in the early part of the twentieth century. The photographer Pierre Yves-Petit, who called himself “Yvon,” wandered the streets of Paris between the world wars looking for the moment when the shifting light and clouds would perfectly reveal the city’s ephemeral, iconic beauty. The dramatic images of the city and its people that he made during those years would become the most popular postcards in France. They can still be bought today on Parisian quais and are eagerly sought by collectors. Continue reading »

Stunning Color Photographs Capture Daily Life In Poland In The Early 1980s

Stunning Color Photographs Capture Daily Life In Poland In The Early 1980s

In the early 1980s, while Gdansk and Warsaw were in the midst of a sociopolitical upheaval of great impact on a European scale, Bruno Barbey took the occasion to embark on a journey of almost 40,000 kilometers over an eight month period. Continue reading »

Serbian Photographer Exposes Stunning Photos Of Daily Life In Moscow, Russia You’ve Never Seen Before

Serbian Photographer Exposes Stunning Photos Of Daily Life In Moscow, Russia You've Never Seen Before

Welcome to Boogie’s Moscow. These are people sculpted by a brutal, concrete landscape, fighting to survive. This is a world of football hooligans, gang tattoos, boxing… Yet this is not misery porn: There is an inherent vitality in the violence–the enduring toughness–of these images. There is dynamism, there is esprit de corps, there is strength. Continue reading »

Meet Diego Cusano, The Italian Artist Who Sees Daily Objects Differently

Meet Diego Cusano, The Italian Artist Who Sees Daily Objects Differently

For drawing fans on Instagram, Diego Cusano‘s account is an incredible source of inspiration. The illustrator takes every day objects and creates fun draws of animals and daily life situations that he shares on Instagram for a guaranted viral effect. A smart way of showing graphic art on social networks. Continue reading »

This Russian Guy Hilariously Photoshops Himself Into The Daily Life Of Emily Ratajkowski

This Russian Guy Hilariously Photoshops Himself Into The Daily Life Of Emily Ratajkowski

Most celebrities aren’t exactly known for hanging around with ‘average’ people, but for this guy, they make an exception. Meet Max, the russian guy and a photoshop troll savage. He spends long, cold winters in Russia photoshopping himself into ridiculous situations with Emily Ratajkowski. Continue reading »

Stupid Cat Drawings On Daily Basis

Stupid Cat Drawings On Daily Basis

How to draw a cat? Easy! There are several cat drawing tutorials below and you can take bits and pieces from each of these tutorials to creatively design your own kitty cat cartoon. Continue reading »

Fascinating Photographs Capture Daily Life In Russia Just After The Collapse Of The Soviet Union

Fascinating Photographs Capture Daily Life In Russia Just After The Collapse Of The Soviet Union
Norilsk, bus stop. 1993.

These fascinating color photos were made by a French photographer Jean-Paul Guilloteau, who visited Russia right after the collapse of the USSR. For most Russians these shots will cause nostalgic feelings. The photos show the Russian country that was already done with Communism but at that point Russia still didn’t know which way exactly should they go on next… Continue reading »

Photographer Mayan Toledano Captures Daily Routines Of Female Israeli Soldiers

Photographer Mayan Toledano Captures Daily Routines Of Female Israeli Soldiers

Israeli-born, New York-based photographer Mayan Toledano captured moments in the daily lives of young female Israeli soldiers in a series that explores personal identities behind uniforms. Continue reading »

Rural Daily Life In A Small Tuscany Village Beautifully Photographed By Marco Sgarbi

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“I was born in Italy in 1967 and for the last 20 years, I’ve been spending my life between Italy and France. With this international culture, and after travelling around the world my photographs, like me, seek to capture a moment, an emotion while combining the rigor of this art. I am in particular interested on travel and wedding photography, I use mostly digital reflex cameras but I always bring with me one of my medium format cameras such as Hasselblad and Mamiya.” Continue reading »

Photographer Captures The Daily Lives Of Cats In Majestic Black And White Photos

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In her own words Monika Małek is a ‘catographer’ who specialises in the photography of all things feline and despite having photographed more than 200 of them on various shoots and projects her black and white photographs stand out as some of her most beautiful and captivating. Continue reading »

Stunning Color Pictures Of The Daily Life At The Rio Beaches In The Late 1970s

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The beaches of Brazil must be counted as among the best in the world. Canada-based photographer Blake Smith strolled along Ipanema, Leblon, Copacabana and others in Rio with his trusty Nikon in hand photographing the beach scenes in 1978. Lots of interesting activity on Rio’s superb beaches Continue reading »

The Orphans Of Mother Russia: An Intimate Look At The Daily Life In The Ancient City Of Pskov

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Pskov-based photographer and blogger Dmitry Markov received the First Instagram Grant from Getty Images. Time magazine reported about the event, noting that the amount of the grant was 10 thousand dollars. Continue reading »