Carl Størmer (1872-1957) enjoyed a hobby that was very, very unusual at the time. He walked around Oslo, Norway in the 1890s with his spy camera and secretly took everyday pictures of people. The subjects in Størmer’s pictures appear in their natural state. It extremely differs from the grave and strict posing trends that dominated in photography during those years. Continue reading »
Wordplay is a never-ending source of amusement for me, with puns, spoonerisms and double entendres bringing a little extra color and life to the everyday language that we sometimes take for granted. Continue reading »
Art can be an excellent way of letting go of all the pain.
After all, there is such a thing called therapeutic art. The following illustrations fall into that category. A digital artist based in Spain by the name of Sara Ruiz is the one behind these compelling works of art. Continue reading »
Leave it to the stationery-loving Japanese to come up with a new way to enjoy writing notes. The Omoshiro Block (loosely translated as ‘fun block’) utilizes laser-cutting technology to create what is, at first, just a seemingly normal square cube of paper note cards. But as the note cards get used, an object begins to appear. And you’ll have to exhaust the entire deck of cards to fully excavate the hidden object. Continue reading »
In the early 1800s a man named Little Jon lived in this so called earth cabin (swe. ‘backstuga’) located in southern Småland, Sweden. Continue reading »
“He was very polite,” says Gerald Fearnley, who took these photographs of 20-year-old David Bowie in 1967. “I don’t remember how he ended up in my studio, but I was probably the only person he knew with a camera and a studio.”
Gerald Fearnley’s photoshoot with David Bowie remained unpublished until now. Although one of Fearnley’s photos was used on the cover of Bowie’s debut album. It failed to chart. Continue reading »
Traveler Leaves Hilarious Graffiti Hidden For Hotel Guests In Rooms He Has Stayed In Over The Last 11 Years
Tucked behind picture frames, inside bedside bibles and on top of toilet cisterns – one traveller is letting hoteliers know exactly what he thinks of their establishments. Self professed ‘comedian and hotel graffiti artist’ David Bussell has spent 11 years leaving his mark on rooms on his travels across the country and world. Continue reading »
This pastel mosaic menagerie has just been hanging out on a backstreet in Paris’ 11th arrondissement, waiting for someone to notice… Continue reading »
This is why everyone needs a hidden staircase and a basement in their home. Continue reading »
Bath time is already fun, but why not make it even more enjoyable with this awesome archaeology soap, available on ThinkGeek?
Before you say it, yes, we know it should technically be called paleontology soap, but what’s done is done. And whatever it’s called doesn’t change the fact that it’s the coolest soap around. Why? Because it’s got dinosaurs inside it! Continue reading »
Moscow, USSR – was a mega state that was fueled by industrialism, this is why today ex-USSR states are filled with large industrial complexes that sometimes can’t find a place in our modern world, so they get abandoned. This location was one of the “top secret” classified places during USSR. Russian photographer Armahema discovered it and shared it, however he just said it is somewhere under Moscow as a part of the Moscows subway system. Continue reading »
Photo © Denis Budkov
These photos were taken near Mutnovsky volcano, Kamchatka krai, in 2012. Last winter was not snowy, and the summer was hot. Therefore huge snow piles that never melt reduced in size greatly. As a result, a passage in the snow was opened leading to the cave underneath. Continue reading »
No matter how much jewelry you own, chances are that you don’t own anything quite like this. “What’s so special about these rings?” I hear you cry. Well, the answer is simple. These rings aren’t normal rings. These rings contain secret worlds. These otherworldly rings are the creation of Canadian jewelry maker Secret Wood. They’re all handmade using fresh wood, jewelry resin, and beeswax, and no two rings are the same which means that the little world you’ll carry on your finger is unique only to you. Continue reading »
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Just like when you pack up your rain gear when the sun comes out, these awesome umbrellas from Japan “pack up” their patterns when they become dry. With a combination of water repellent and absorbent coatings, they will only reveal their beautiful patterns to you when protecting you from the rain! Continue reading »
These may look like alien creatures from another planet, but the odd organisms are, in fact, colorful, microscopic life forms found in our forests. The bizarre slime molds, known as mycetozoa or fungus animals, were captured by geologist Valeriya Zvereva. She spent months documenting the common life forms that are found beneath our feet – but are rarely seen. Incredibly, the organisms can move and hunt for other microscopic life forms on which to feed. Zvereva, who is from Moscow, used a special macro lens to capture the vibrant and up-close shots, which show off the organisms’ unlikely beauty. Continue reading »
Floating on clear deep water and reflections near the cave entrance. Visitors can either bring their own kayaks or rent boats from the local community to paddle deep inside the cave and marvel at its wonders on March 2015 at Tham Khoun Ex, Laos. Tham Khoun Xe, commonly known as the Xe Bang Fai River Cave, in Laos, has over 15km of passages filled with awe-inspiring views and wide expanses of water. Photographer, John Spies, 59, captured scenes from the entrances of the huge underground river passages, intricate cave formations and views from a passage high above the water. The cave is formed by the Xe Bang Fai river, a major tributary of the Mekong and in the dry season can be traversed using inflatable kayaks. (Photo by John Spies/Barcroft Media/ABACAPress)
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Free yourself from cables for a better user experience – control music playback of your smartphone or tablet and seamlessly take phone calls while still being able to stream high fidelity audio wirelessly with the MEElectronics AF32 headphone. A high quality built-in microphone and the great sound you have come to expect from MEElectronics make this the one wireless headphone you would actually want to buy.
A Czech writer and publisher made headlines after discovering seven paintings owned by one of the bloodiest tyrants in history. Jiri Kuchar, who wrote two books on the collection, said the paintings were discovered in Doksany, a small town about 30 miles north of Prague, in a convent. They were believed to be lost for decades and are priced at $2.7 million or 50 million koruna. The convent, however, does not plan to sell the paintings. Continue reading »
Art restorers have uncovered a devil-like figure hidden in one of the late medieval master Giotto di Bondone’s more famous frescoes, located inside the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, church officials said Saturday. The hitherto-unnoticed detail was at the top of fresco number 20; in the cycle of scenes depicting the life and death of St. Francis, painted by Giotto in the 13th century and discovered by art historian Chiara Frugone.
The image was not noticed until now because it was rather artfully hidden, amid in the folds of a cloud and invisible from ground level. In a report by MSNBC, Sergio Fusetti, the chief restorer of the basilica, suggested that the artist may not have wanted the image to be a visible part of the main image and hid it as he did just “to have a bit of fun.”
Giotto certainly did do an excellent job hiding the image; millions of pilgrims and tourists have trooped in and out of the basilica since the fresco was painted, without noticing the devil in the details. The actual discovery was something of an accident and occurred during restoration of the artwork.
Giotto di Bondone was born in Florence in the late Middle Ages was a key percursor of Early Renaissance art and architecture.
A detail of a fresco by Giotto is seen in the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi. (Reuters) Continue reading »
The Photopic Sky Survey is a 5,000 megapixel photograph of the entire night sky stitched together from 37,440 exposures, created by photographer Nick Risinger. Large in size and scope, it portrays a world far beyond the one beneath our feet and reveals our familiar Milky Way with unfamiliar clarity. When we look upon this image, we are in fact peering back in time, as much of the light—having traveled such vast distances—predates civilization itself.
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