Every year, a photographer takes pictures of the winners of the Golden Globes right after they got their prices, as part of the tradition of the ceremony. The result is a gallery of beautiful portraits of famous actors and actresses, but also an opportunity to discover new faces of the movie and tv shows industries. Continue reading »
The 1950s was a rememberred decade in many things. From the boom of culture and fashion to the unique inventions of cars, especially the 1956 Oldsmobile Golden Rocket. Continue reading »
Thanks to some great visionaries and the craftsmanship at Bushey Ironworks and Roundwood Furniture including Aaron and Jesse Bushey and Andy Cline, the historical suspension cables that held up the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California are being made into home décor items. In 2016, Tom Piatkowski purchased the discarded suspension cables from the 1976 renovation of the Golden Gate Bridge and started a small business selling mementos made from them. Continue reading »
While growing up in post-communist Warsaw, photographer Zuzanna Szarek dreamt about the movies, toys, and food produced in America. McDonald’s was one aspect of the culture readily available to Szarek as a child in the 90s, and its Happy Meal toys always provided a rush of excitement. Today Warsaw is undergoing rapid changes, with hip stores and restaurants popping up as fast as its skyscrapers. Although the golden arches of her childhood still remain, they are now blocked by towering buildings and new construction. Continue reading »
Russian artist Roman Booteen has carved one of the most intriguing ‘Hobo nickels‘ we’ve ever seen. Continue reading »
In response to a commission from Riksbyggen, Bigert & Bergström have created a sculptural chamber in the form of an egg-shaped sauna that has just been installed at Luossabacken in Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town. Continue reading »
It was another star-studded evening at the Golden Globes this year. The 74th annual broadcast featured a bevy of performers that spanned film, television, and music, bringing the best of the best together for a night of glamour and celebration. Fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott were in attendance, rubbing shoulders with the nominated actors, musicians, directors, show runners, and esteemed presenters. Continue reading »
A Toyota Camry crashed in Melbourne, Australia a few weeks ago and it was quickly abandoned with the keys left in the ignition. A street artist seized the opportunity and turned this car into a gold masterpiece. Continue reading »
Kuhl-Racing Nissan GT-R is something that you could not miss at the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon. Its appearance is by far and away the most insane the world has ever seen. That engraved gold metal paint job is a masterpiece. Yup, it is a paint job, not a wrap. First, they made the engravings to the body panels and then painted them to achieve this unique look. Continue reading »
Mao Zedong, the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, was a controversial figure. His Marxist–Leninist theories, military strategies and communist ideas, especially his “Great Leap Forward” campaign, where he attempted to rapidly transform China’s economy from an agrarian economy to an industrial one, led to widespread famine resulting in the death of an estimated 45 million people. Through starvation, forced labor and executions, Mao killed a total of 70 million Chinese during his 27-years tenure as the Chairman of Communist Party of China. Continue reading »
Once a year, this towering 1,400-year-old tree showcases a transition into fall in a spectacular way—its thousands of leaves change into a radiant shade of gold. Located within the walls of the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple, in the Zhongnan Mountain region of China, this brilliant autumnal display attracts tourists from all over the world. As the leaves fall and create a vibrant ocean of gold, visitors leap at the opportunity to capture photos of the colourful carpet. Continue reading »
There is nothing more endearing than seeing true friendship and love. Especially, if it as improbable as that of a big dog and a tiny kitten. Somehow, animals feel when they are dealing with a baby. For example, no matter how much a toddler will tug on the tail of a cat and play roughly with it, it will never or very rarely fight back. This set of pictures taken by Jessie Pon shows a tiny kitten mistaking an adult golden retriever for his mother. Though it may hurt the dog’s nose with its sharp claws, the dog does nothing to harm the kitty. On the contrary, it’s watching over the kitty-cat as if it were her own puppy.
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The golden retriever and its history were feted by 222 goldens and their masters who gathered from around the globe for a celebration in the breed’s ancestral Scottish Highlands home in July. Hosted by the Golden Retriever Club of Scotland, the festival is held at the abandoned home of Dudley Coutts Marjoribanks, who bred the first golden retriever. (Gordon Richardson) Continue reading »
India’s very own Midas, Datta Phuge, in a rather misguided attempt at impressing the ladies, has commissioned a shirt made entirely of gold. The shirt took 15 goldsmiths a total of two weeks to construct, and comes complete with matching cuffs, a belt and a set of rings. The goldsmiths worked 16 hours a day on this gaudy creation that cost a total of $22,400.
Phuge, aged 32 said, “I know I am not the best looking man in the world but surely no woman could fail to be dazzled by this shirt?” Hailing from Pimpri, Chinchwad, Phuge, a moneylender by profession hopes that this 3.2kg gold shirt will help establish his credentials as the ‘Gold man of Pimpri.’ The base of the shirt has been created out of imported white velvet with the gold assembled on top of it; the buttons have been made with six Swarovski crystals.
Rihanna’s constantly changing hair styles and colors are always in the news and she is an innovator when it comes to coloring hair and coming up with new styles. It was not long ago that the Bajan beauty had her hair colored blonde with dark roots, and now, just before the release of her debut movie “Battleship,” she has gone back to black again, with the hair near the temple of her left ear cropped really short. Continue reading »
A four-metre-long woven textile made from the silk of more than a million female Golden Orb spiders collected from the highlands of Madagascar is on display at the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum in London. The hand-woven brocaded textile, which is on display at the museum till June 5, 2012, is naturally golden in colour and took over four years to create.
It will be shown together with a new golden cape, currently being woven and embroidered in Madagascar, which will go on public display for the very first time at the V&A. The clothes have reportedly been made by Englishman Simon Peers, who lives in Madagascar, and American Nicholas Godley, and are the only large textiles in the world to have been made from spider silk.
Yellow woven spider silk cape. Continue reading »
An employee of Japanese jeweller Tanaka Kikinzoku unveils a 150 million yen (£1.24 million) Christmas tree which will be on display till Christmas Day at the company’s main shop. The 2.4 metre tall Christmas tree is decorated with heart and orchid shaped ornaments, ribbons and a star made of gold. (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
A miniature golden replica of China’s first aircraft carrier is on display at the Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution in Beijing. The carrier was bought from the Ukraine and is being refitted for scientific research and training purposes. The replica is made of pure gold, at a scale of 1 to 1680. (CFP)