Founded in 1989, the Icehotel in Swedish Lapland is built from the snow up each year, using ice from the local river. The rooms are designed by international artists and this year feature spacemen and an ice queen. The hotel has 35 suites, featuring ice carvings designed by 36 different artists from 17 countries. This room, King Kong, was created by Lkhagvadorj Dorjsuren. (Photo by Asaf Kliger/IceHotel/The Guardian) Continue reading »
RK is a talented self-taught photographer, iphoneographer, graphic designer and DJ currently based in Tokyo, Japan. RK started photography four years ago, capturing his photos with his iPhone, from the shot to the editing. He shoots amazing street photography, capturing amazing portraits of people immersed in their environment. Continue reading »
Looks uncannily like a scene from the movie “The Thing” but in fact this gigantic hole was recently been discovered by an Arctic expedition in Siberia. Continue reading »
In the world of luxury travel, great railway journeys are increasingly seen as relics of a distant and elegant past. In our fast-paced modern world, the mere thought of such an adventure fills us with intrigue and captures our collective imagination – and few trains are as iconic as the Orient Express. Launched in 1883 by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL), the long-distance passenger service ceased operating in December 2009 amid growing competition from high-speed trains and budget airlines. Continue reading »
While visitors to Barcelona are craning their necks towards the top of Sagrada Família, or looking out to sea at Barceloneta Beach, they might be missing one of the city’s most overlooked treasures — its floors. To tell the story of the historic Catalonian capital from the ground up, German photographer Sebastian Erras collaborated with Pixartprinting on the series Barcelona floors. The photographic report takes viewers on a visual journey through the city’s streets and landmarks, uncovering the intricate mosaic patterns and vibrant tile motifs native to the culture and community of the place. Continue reading »
Tennessee-based breeders have created a new breed of cat with a touch of the supernatural. The ‘Lykoi’ has the looks of a werewolf, but apparently behaves more like a dog. Due to a genetic mutation in a domestic shorthair cat, the Lykoi has no hair around its eyes, nose, ears and muzzle, giving it a werewolfish appearance. The name ‘Lykoi’ loosely translates as ‘wolf cat’ in Greek. The breeders say these cats weren’t created by them but they are a natural mutation. Continue reading »
Coca-Cola is to support the long-awaited release of the 23rd installment of the James Bond series, Skyfall, which is to hit the screens on the 26th of October in the UK.
The soft-drink company will welcome the new movie in the legendary series with a massive campaign, which will include promotion adverts, social media activation and on-pack promotion. The new limited-edition PET Coca-Cola Zero bottles, aliminium cans and bottles will feature the iconic Bond ‘gun barrel’ design, highlighting the brand’s ties with the upcoming film directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig. Continue reading »
If you’re the kind of person who absolutely loves the idea of actually visiting the Moon or are crazy about walking about on its surface, you might be in luck. You could just be able to experience all of that without actually leaving the comfort of planet Earth!
The Crete Senesi (Siennese clay) area, located in the Italian province of Tuscany, which lies south of Siena, consists of an untouched natural landscape of hills and woods. Some 2.5 million years ago, the Crete Senesi region is said to have been covered by the Pliocene sea and clay. The distinctive grey color of the clay sediments left behind is said to give a distinctively “lunar” appearance to the landscape. (REUTERS/Max Rossi) Continue reading »
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