Ukranian architect Oleg Shuplyak designs buildings for a living, but MrOlik, his pseudonym, creates paintings that are a world of their own.
With an architect’s eye for detail and structure, Shuplyak’s paintings are also highly inventive optical illusions that double as portraits of other artists and historical figures. His primary technique, which he’s been refining since 1992, masks portraits within larger depictions of figures and landscapes. What looks like a woman seated in front of a table with a white tablecloth up close can also be seen as a portrait of Salvador Dali from afar. Continue reading »
Kiev-based workshop ‘OLK manufactory’ has created a series of traditional Ukrainian rugs that you’ll want to collect – or catch, rather. The rugs feature colours and geometric shapes alongside images of pop culture characters such as Pikachu, Yoda, and Homer Simpson. If you look closely, you can even see Poké Balls woven into mesmerising patterns. Continue reading »
Gorgeous aerial shots from rural areas of Ukraine by Nazarii Doroshkevych, talented photographer, retoucher and drone pilot currently based in Kiev. Nazarii travels across the Ukraine to capture magnificent and atmospheric landscapes of his country. Continue reading »
In 1982 the famous British photographer Ian Berry visited the Ukrainian SSR as a photojournalist. During that trip he made a series of photos of the people’s life in the Soviet city of Odessa. We looked at the Ian’s pictures and picked up the most interesting ones to show you in this post. Continue reading »
For Slavik’s Fashion, Ukrainian photographer Yurko Dyachyshyn chronicles the daily stylings of a 55-year-old homeless man living in an undisclosed hiding place in the city of Lviv. Slavik changes his clothes at least once every day, pulling together outfits from items collected in city trash bins and homeless aid centers.
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Ukrainian teenagers hit each other with pillows during a large pillow fight in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, 24 April 2016. About hundred people took part in the event “Pillow battle 2016” in Kiev. Continue reading »
Sammy Icon is an independent accessory brand for those who take life as a real adventure. We produce great accessories that create the base of your style. And we make them well.
The world smiles to those who wears Sammy Icon, the sun shines brighter, agreements are clinched better and solutions are always right. People around you want to follow and always ask “Where can I buy those socks?”. And you just go along to adventures and victories, to the brand new day to create the new history. Finally, you get the energy to change the world. Continue reading »
This man patrols the main front beside the access point to Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium, an area where the barricades are weak. For months now, he has slept very little. He is a carpenter. Continue reading »
Do you like French bread? We certainly do! Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, they’re great for making sandwiches or tasty canapé-type appetizers like bruschettas. But have you ever felt that the long distinctive shape of French bread sometimes makes it hard to carry around? Well, if you have, we’ve found the perfect item to solve that problem. It’s a bag made specifically for French bread, and it’s called the Baguette Bag from Ukraine! The Baguette Bag, created by Ukranian designer Victoria Panyukova. Continue reading »
Kiev hosted the finals of the Miss Ukraine 2012 beauty pageant last weekend. The 21-year-old brunette from Kharkiv, Karina Zhironkina, won the crown. Photos by Maria Frolova / ITAR-TASS, Grigoriy Vasilenko / RIA Novosti. Continue reading »
The airport guards at Borispol International Airport near Kiev, Ukraine, are not the typical staff that travelers get to see every day. With their manicured nails, perfectly coiffed hair and immaculate make-up, this gorgeous line-up of female staff in military attire look like models straight off the ramp.
According to the Daily Mail, these female guards are now a part of a makeover masterclass, in which a team of experts, hired by airport officials transform these women into stunning beauties, and also provide grooming tips.
This makeover initiative, the publication said, is taken well in advance of the Euro 2012 soccer championships that Ukraine will host around June this year. Apparently, the government wants friendly and beautiful staff to greet the football teams and fans visiting Ukraine.
A Ukrainian border guard is seen in the Borispol airport near Kiev. (Gleb Garanich / Reuters) Continue reading »
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