A brand logo can make it or break it in the big game. Just look at the most iconic ones—from Apple to Nike, there’s something genius, yet so simple about them. But that’s an exception rather than a rule. Continue reading »
Creating interior design in a newly-built house or apartment is like drawing on a fresh canvas. You can install some minimalistic Scandinavian-style furniture, beautiful granite countertops, and some nice drapes over the windows. Continue reading »
Warning: the following post is not for the faint-hearted! Scroll down only if you are 100% sure that you can handle it! Continue reading »
The word “outrageous” has many definitions, some positive and some negative. “Exceeding the limits of what is usual.” “Deficient in propriety or good taste.” “Something that doesn’t make any goddamn sense.” Alright, so we made up one of those, but you get the idea. So what makes a truly outrageous album cover? For our list, we simplified the criteria: It should be something that makes you scratch your head and say, “Huh?” Continue reading »
Maybe they were deluded by their own sense of grandeur or misguided by overly supportive parents, but one thing is for certain these are easily 75 of the worst album covers from all over the world. Continue reading »
Looking at these Christmas music album masterpieces only one question pops into mind: “What the hell were they thinking?!” Scroll down to see the ugliest, creepiest and weirdest Christmas album cover art ever. Continue reading »
The gift shop is situated towards the back of the hotel and sells items created exclusively for the Walled Off by Banksy. It should not be confused with the ‘Banksy Shop’ next door – which has nothing to do with Banksy at all. All profits from sales go towards sustaining the hotel and social projects. Select items are available worldwide on mail order. Continue reading »
The owner of a guest house packed with the elusive artist Banksy’s work has opened the doors of his West Bank establishments to media, showcasing its unique “worst view in the world”. The hotel, several of whose rooms look onto an Israeli security watchtower, is awash in the trademark satirical work of the mysterious artist. The highlight is room number three, known as “Banksy’s Room”, where guests sleep in a king-size bed underneath Banksy’s artwork showing a Palestinian and an Israeli in a pillow fight.
The hotel also features a presidential suite and a museum with the artist’s politically-charged work. It has the markings of a gentleman’s club from the English colonial period. The entrance to one small niche accommodates a life-size figure of Arthur James Balfour signing his 1917 letter that came to be known as the Balfour declaration, and was the basis for the international push for the creation of Israel. The cheapest rooms were available from $30 a night. The nine-room hotel named “The Walled Off Hotel” will officially open on March 11. Continue reading »
Every year for Christmas, since 2008, the American John Cessna is having fun trolling his family with the worst greeting cards possible. A funny, trashy and offbeat series that begun when his mom just asked him to sober up and think about sending his own greeting cards. Continue reading »
Adobe team has just launched a line of clothing featuring some of the worst stock images ever, and the weird part is that they actually look pretty cool (on slender and attractive models at least). The range is called Adobe Stock Apparel, and Adobe came up with the creative idea to promote their new royalty-free image service called Adobe Stock. Head over to the Adobe website to peruse the full range. They’re not for sale though, which is a shame, because if there’s one thing missing from my wardrobe it’s a t-shirt with a picture of a laughing woman eating a healthy vegetable salad on it. Continue reading »
A doll is seen amongst beds at a kindergarten in the abandoned city of Pripyat near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine on March 28, 2016. Deadly radiation still spews from Chernobyl 30 years after the worst nuclear meltdown in history, as a newly built giant arch is pulled into place to cover the stricken reactor for the next century. (Photo by Gleb Garanich/Reuters) Continue reading »
James Swartz, director of World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc., holds up toy battle hammer at Children’s Franciscan Hospital in Boston, Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The consumer watchdog group has released its annual list of what it considers to be the 10 most unsafe toys as the holiday season approaches. (Photo by Charles Krupa/AP Photo)
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A woman squeezes between two public buses in downtown Lima, March 17, 2014. Bogota and two other Latin American capitals – Mexico City, and Lima in Peru – were named as the three capitals with the least safe transport systems for women in the Thomson Reuters Foundation poll of more than 6,550 women and gender and city planning experts. Women in Latin America say they face a wide range of daily threats on public transport, and not enough is done to ensure their safety. (Photo by Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters)
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These (Part 1) creepy masterpieces of sculpture and landscaping can be found in playgrounds not only in Russia (even though this is where the majority of photos come from) but also in China, East European Countries, and even in the US – anywhere the grass-roots creativity goes bad and the bad taste gets promoted, often unintentionally. Continue reading »
These creepy masterpieces of sculpture and landscaping can be found in playgrounds not only in Russia (even though this is where the majority of photos come from) but also in China, East European Countries, and even in the US – anywhere the grass-roots creativity goes bad and the bad taste gets promoted, often unintentionally. Continue reading »
Louis Tussauds House of Wax in the English seaside town of Great Yarmouth had been quietly disappointing customers for over 50 years when it rose to prominence in 2008 after being labelled “the world’s worst waxworks.” The museum shut down last year after owners June and Peter Hayes retired, but this month the collection of unlife-like models of stars, athletes and royalty found a new home when they were snapped up by an anonymous buyer from the Czech Republic. The waxwork heads above, if you haven’t already guessed, are of ’70s heartthrobs and “Starsky and Hutch” actors Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul. Of course they are. (Rex Features: Albanpix Ltd) Continue reading »
North Korea’s Ryugyong hotel, described as “the worst building in the history of mankind” by Esquire magazine, is set to open partially for business this spring, 23 years behind the schedule, Seoul-based Yonhap news agency reported. Continue reading »
The expeditious growth of industry in China over the last decade has been disastrous for the country’s environment. China is currently the number one producer of carbon dioxide in the world and hundreds of thousands of people die a premature death each year thanks to pollution.
Even with new regulations on waste disposal, air and water pollution continues to rise. Often, factories, chemical plants and mills dump waste directly into waterways and chemicals flow from farms down into the soil and watersheds. Rivers have become choked with algae and slick with oil, while thousands of dead fish continue to wash ashore in some areas.
A man smokes at a pond filled with dead fish on the outskirts of Wuhan. (Reuters) Continue reading »
A cow’s remains lie on the ground in San Isidro de Cienega in the state of Nuevo Leon on Nov. 28. Mexico is weathering its worst drought in seven decades. It is affecting almost 70 percent of the country, has devastated farm life, and is expected to continue into next year. (Reuters) Continue reading »
A massive algae bloom on the waters of Lake Erie in the U.S. is believed to pose a significant threat to aquatic life forms in the lake. The algae, which is toxic, is sucking the oxygen out of the water. According to reports, this is the worst bloom since the early 1960s. Scientists have also revealed that the bloom is caused, primarily, by the phosphorous from agricultural waste that is washed into rivers.
According to NASA Earth Observatory, such blooms were common in the lake’s shallow western basin in the 1950s and 60s. Phosphorus from farms, sewage, and industry fertilized the waters so that huge algae blooms developed year after year.
However, the condition improved in the 1970s when regulations were imposed on agricultural and sewage treatment procedures to limit the amount of phosphorus released. However, this year, a giant bloom has spread across the western basin once again. The particular reasons for the bloom are complex but may be related to a rainy spring and invasive mussels. Continue reading »
The villages of Charavgi and Kleitos, located in the valley of Ptolemais in Greece, have been gradually abandoned since the Greek Public Power Corporation (PPC) opened two power plants in the region.
Situated near the town of Kozani, some 500 kilometers north of capital city Athens, the PPC’s power plants – Kardia and Agios Dimitrios – are allegedly the European Union’s top two Carbon-di-Oxide-emitting power plants and have been dubbed the worst climate polluting power stations, according to a May 2007 WWF survey called “Dirty Thirty”.
As per the report, the Agios Dimitrios power plant emits about 12 million tonnes of CO2 per year, while the Kardia power station emits about 9 million tonnes of CO2 annually. The two power plants are Greece’s biggest, producing about 70 per cent of the country’s electricity but they have affected human settlements in their locality.
The PPC reportedly “bought” the once flourishing nearby villages of Charavgi and Kleitos and relocated residents elsewhere. Now almost a deserted area, the only person who lives in Kleitos is an Indian immigrant – Jangdip Pal, 45, who works as a night guard at the lignite mine, Reuters reports. In Charavgi, only one shepherd lives, along with his family.
The power plant of Kardia is seen through a destroyed house in the village of Charavgi in the valley of Ptolemais near the town of Kozani some 500 km north of Athens on September 29, 2011. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis) Continue reading »
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