For thousands of years, animals have been devoted companions to humans, offering us love, comfort, and emotional support. We form close bonds with them, and each animal has its own unique personality and traits that endear them to us even more. Unfortunately, not all animals have a loving home, and many end up in shelters waiting for their forever families. Continue reading »
In 1953, a swimming pool that became an automatic decontamination bath during an A-bomb attack was one of the features of a home that Hal B. Hayes, Hollywood contractor, was completing for himself. In the hillside next to the swimming pool he’s building an underground sanctuary that you reach by diving into the pool. Continue reading »
The “Thing of Kindness” social project and the “Happiness in the House” animal shelter (Yekaterinburg, Russia) launched the joint project “My Man Abandoned Me. But I’ll still love him”. Photographers Nikita Zhurnakov and Kirill Laptev filmed dogs wearing clothes that people donated for recycling. This is reported in the instagram of the project “The Thing of Kindness”. Continue reading »
This place in the Primorsky region of Russia could be perfect for making a post-apocalyptic movie – it’s a creepy labyrinth of massive tunnels dug out in the sea-cliff that had to shelter submarines of the Pacific Fleet in case of a nucler war. However, when the construction was almost finished, the project was cancelled. Continue reading »
The Cold War period was an intense one. Many were living in fear of an approaching war and the statistics tell that by 1960, almost 70 percent of American adults thought that nuclear war was impending. By the mid-1960s, an estimated 200,000 shelters were built—but it’s only a rough estimate. It’s hard to know the exact numbers because “people didn’t talk.” Continue reading »
Canismo is a new art project created to raise awareness about the plight of shelter dogs in Brazil. The campaign gives dogs the freedom to express themselves and allow their inner artist to be seen, in a bright -literally bright, and adorable way. Continue reading »
Dog shelter Penkta Koja works in Lithuania and gets new dogs every day. Those stray dogs can be lost, hit by a car, left in the woods or just no longer needed because owners are going abroad. Did I mention the dogs that weren’t soothed for many years? That’s why they are grumpy. Stories are not in reverse. Continue reading »
The London-based design studio of Giles Miller, focuses on innovative surfaces, material and sculptural works, and their latest design is named ‘Perspectives’, their first permanent sculptural architecture installation that’s an organic pavilion covered with Cedar shingles. Commission by Surrey Hills Arts and the Mittal Foundation, the installation is located along a scenic route on the Hills of Surrey, south of London. The installation was created as a place to enjoy quiet and restful contemplation, with the shingles providing shelter from the elements, and inside there are benches to enjoy the view. Continue reading »
There is a peculiar house in Hillsborough, California, which the locals call the “Flintstones House” due to its kooky looks. The house was originally listed at $4.2 million. It has been on the market for a year now but still has not attracted any buyers, even after two price cuts. Let’s peep inside the house and see what might be driving the buyers away.
Even from far away, it’s easy to The Flintstones House isn’t a normal property.
It’s made from concrete that’s been painted orange and purple, though it was first finished in an off-white color when it was built in 1976. Continue reading »
We’ve previously covered the Humane Society of Utah, an animal rescue and adoption organization in the U.S that famously takes “photo booth” pictures of dogs to get them adopted. Now, pet photographer Guinnevere Shuster is back again, with another series of whimsical dog photos that are looking for a home. Continue reading »
Los Angeles-based photographer Casey Elise adopted a kitten in December 2014 and, soon after, began volunteering at an animal shelter. This inspired her to combine her love of animals with her passion for photography. She started by snapping adorable portraits of cats at the shelter, which lead her to create the Black Cat Project, a photography series aimed at shining a positive light on dark-colored felines. Continue reading »
The Skuta mountain, located in Slovenia’s Kamnik Alps, presents many challenges for those trying to scale it. Strong winds, heavy snowfalls, and dangerous landslides are just a few of the hazards that await climbers. To make their journey safer, the students at Harvard University School of Design and OFIS Architects have recently constructed a shelter that sits along the beautiful rocky landscape.
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Photographer Jesse Freidin has spent the past year capturing the bond that’s shared between shelter volunteers and the animals they care for. “No one talks about the logistical aspects of pet adoption, or how it takes a huge toll on people doing this work,” Freidin told The Huffington Post. “These volunteers show up for free and carry the brunt of the work. They’re the ones who allow the animals to go through the system and they’re responsible for getting the animals adopted.” Rather than simply photographing these hardworking individuals for his Finding Shelter project, the artist also wanted to find out why they dedicate their time to such a cause. Continue reading »
In this photo taken on Saturday, April, 4, 2015, a bear chews on a corncob at a shelter that attracts hundreds of visitors and volunteers from around the world every year, in Kutarevo, Croatia. Over a decade ago, Ivan Crnkovic-Pavenka, a retired Croatian social worker decided to help bears become “ambassadors of the wilderness” among people and set up a unique shelter for brown bears in the idyllic mountain village of Kutarevo in central Croatia, where eight bears currently live in two huge enclosures. (Photo by Amel Emric/AP Photo)
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Australian architecture firm LAVA exhibited its inhabitable “Origami Cave” as part of The Emergency Shelter exhibition, which was held in Sydney earlier this month. The exhibition featured architects from around the globe including Ateliers Jean Nouvel, PTW Architects, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, Cox, Koichi Takada Architects, Sou Fujimoto and Terunobu Fujimori. Each architect was asked to create a shelter that would not only protect people from the elements during an emergency situation, but would also provide a space that was secure and comfortable in the aftermath of a disaster.
Sydney architecture firm LAVA has recently exhibited its inhabitable “Origami Cave” as part of The Emergency Shelter exhibition (image by LAVA) Continue reading »