Official Final Fantasy 14-Themed Weddings Now Available In Japan

Couples who love playing Final Fantasy 14 Online together can now get married with an officially licensed wedding themed after the in-game Eternal Bonding Ceremony in Japan.

The ceremony is set up through a wedding planning company called Bridal Hearts, and cost about $31,500 for a standard plan with 70 guests. Final Fantasy 14 director and producer Naoki Yoshida confirmed that the reservations for the service should open in a few weeks. Square Enix and Bridal Hearts held the first mock Final Fantasy 14 wedding on Feb. 14, in Kobe, Japan. Continue reading »

Man Builds 2,000 Square Meters Swimming Pool For Dogs

Wu Fangzhou, a man of the post-1980 generation, trains a dog to swim in a 2,000 square meters pool he built exclusively for dogs, in Chengdu, Southwest China’s Sichuan province. He built the pool to commemorate his beloved dog Qiuqiu, which died of heat stroke in the summer of 2015. During weekends, the swimming pool usually accommodates more than 20 dogs. Continue reading »

A $49 Milllion Miniature Megacity Being Recreated In A 49,000-Square-Foot Exhibit Space In NYC

Times Square in New York

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A group of artists have created a new 49,000-square-foot exhibit of 300 miniature scenes of landmarks and towns from 50 countries around the world. Called Gulliver’s Gate, the exhibit features everything from a tiny replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to one of the Beatles strutting across Abbey Road. The $40 million exhibit, which opened in a 49,000-square-foot exhibit space in Times Square on April 6, will be on display until December 30. Continue reading »

This Grandpa’s Amazing 280 Square Meter Model Railway Is Worth $357K

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Roy James, 72, from the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, started to build his railway in 1990. It started off small but that “one thing lead to another” and now his collection features more than 100 trains and 400 coaches and wagons. Overall, Mr. James has spent £250,000 ($357,000) building his model railway and had to put in his garden shed because his girlfriend refuses to have it in the house. Continue reading »

Thoughtful Design Of 30 Square Meter Apartment In Tokyo

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That isn’t easy to live in a 30 square meter apartment. Although Akis has managed to design her apartment in Tokyo so thoughtful that there is everything that she needs. Continue reading »

A Wax Figure Of Scarlett Johansson Stands On Times Square In New York

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A wax figure of U.S. actress Scarlett Johansson stands outside Madame Tussauds New York attraction shortly after the figure was unveiled in Times Square in New York, July 30, 2015. (Photo by Mike Segar/Reuters)
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Renting In Mumbai Per Square Foot

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A high-rise residential tower is seen next to shanties in Dharavi, one of Asia’s largest slums, in Mumbai March 18, 2015. In Mumbai, the windows of new high-rise apartment blocks, old low-rise residential buildings and shantytown shacks portray the disparity in living conditions and incomes in the Indian city. Rents for a place to live range from more than $2,000 to less than $5 a month. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)
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The 24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

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A dog known as “Menswear Dog”, a 5-year-old Shiba Inu, poses for photos during the 24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in New York October 25, 2014. Hundreds of dog owners dress their dogs and compete for fun and prizes during the parade. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
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Being Elmo on Times Square

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Jorge, an immigrant from Mexico, carries the head of the Sesame Street character Elmo while he walks through Times Square, New York July 30, 2014. Elmo and Cookie Monster have long delighted young viewers on TV’s “Sesame Street”, but the recent antics of New York street performers dressed as the beloved characters have drawn the ire of city officials and now the show’s producers. Sesame Workshop, which owns the rights to Big Bird, Ernie and the assorted puppet monsters on the 45-year-old program, said on July 29, 2014 it was drafting plans to stop performers who dress up as the characters from appearing in Times Square, where they pose for photos with tourists and then demand tips. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)
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Tian’anmen Square Blooms for National Day


Workers install decorations at Tian’anmen Square to celebrate the National Day, which is on Oct 1, in Beijing, Sept 22, 2013. The basket-shaped decoration is 18.2 meters tall and 15 meters in diameter. Photo by Xinhua. Continue reading »

Venice Carnival 2012: Masked Revelers Are Back at St. Mark’s Square


Masked revelers in colorful makeovers thronged to the Venetian streets and the city’s St. Mark’s Square as a preview of the Venice Carnival 2012 was held Feb. 4 and 5 in Venice, Italy.

The 2012 Venice Carnival will happen from Feb. 11 to 21, according to the festival’s official site. The annual festival, that starts every year 40 days before Easter, attracts thousands and thousands of visitors turning up to Venice each day for Carnivals. Masks are a key feature of the festival and signify a common identity among the classes. Many events are in store for this year’s festival. (REUTERS/Tony Gentile) Continue reading »

Square-eyed Contestants Attempt to Set TV-watching World Record

Candidates taking part in a World Record TV watching contest in the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, The Netherlands, on September 29. The winner will get a trip to Los Angeles. (Freek Van Asperen / EPA) Continue reading »

“Running Square” Clock

Awesome analogue clock, created by Vladislav Novikov-Barkovsky. Btw, don’t miss his “Lunar Money” project:

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Photo of the Day: A Square

In 2004, South Korean photogropher Hosang Park began taking aerial photographs of the parks that are often developed alongside luxury apartment buildings in Seoul. Park’s resulting images in A Square flatten the spaces into geometric surfaces reminiscent of modernist abstraction. Increasingly common in high-density areas of the city, the parks reference the traditions of town squares.

Parts of Times Square Closed to Automobiles



New Yorkers can now walk thru the very heart of Times Square. New York City is banning cars from stretches of Broadway at Times Square and Herald Square. The goal is to reduce pollution and pedestrian accidents and to help traffic flow more smoothly. Officials say the plan will help make the city more livable. Continue reading »