Artist Spends 9 Years Using FedEx To Ship Glass Boxes To Create Shattered Sculptures

Artist Spends 9 Years Using FedEx To Ship Glass Boxes To Create Shattered Sculptures

If you’re wondering how much carriers care about the safety of your shipment, then you have to see this brilliant experiment by LA-based Walead Beshty. During a 9 year period, Beshty has been creating laminate glass objects which perfectly fit inside FedEx boxes and shipping them to various galleries and exhibitions in order to explore how works of art gather “fingerprints”. Continue reading »

First Sahara Desert Snow Miracle In 40 Years Captured In Stunning Photographs

First Sahara Desert Snow Miracle In 40 Years Captured In Stunning Photographs

Incredible photos capture freak snowfall in the Sahara Desert, believed to be first time it has fallen on the unforgiving red dunes in almost 40 years. The largest hot desert on the planet, spanning 3,600,000 sq. mi. and many North Africa countries, is not the first place many would associate with a snow during the festive period, with the rare occurrence leaving the man who captured the event stunned. Continue reading »

Incredible Pictures Of A Girl Who Spent The First 10 Years Of Her Life Growing Up In The African Bush

Incredible Pictures Of A Girl Who Spent The First 10 Years Of Her Life Growing Up In The African Bush
Photo by Sylvie Robert/Barcroft Media

Tippi, aged 6 busy with two meerkats in Namibia, 1996. Incredible pictures of the real life Mowgli, a girl who spent the first ten years of her life growing up in the African bush, have been released for the first time. The magical images chronicle the life of Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degré, who was brought up with wild animals, just like Rudyard Kipling’s hero did in The Jungle Book. The images – in the relaunched book – “Tippi: My Book of Africa” – show the young girl making friends with an elephant, who she calls her brother, and a leopard, her best friend. Living with her French parents, wildlife photographers Sylvie Robert and Alain Degré, the three of them travelled extensively through Africa on a unique and incredible trip. Continue reading »

The Green Lady Of Carroll Gardens Has Been Wearing Only Green For The Last 20 Years

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Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

For the last 20 years, Elizabeth Eaton Rosenthal, a.k.a. Elizabeth Sweetheart, a fine artist in Brooklyn, New York, has been dressing from head to toe in various shades of green. To her, green is the happiest, most positive color in the world, so she can’t imagine wearing anything else. Continue reading »

Artist Unveils A Monumental Pen & Ink Drawing Nearly 3.5 Years In The Making

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The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan was one of the most devastating environmental events of our time, with its overall impact rippling across the globe for years to come. But just as stated in Newton’s third law—for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction—so too did the people of Japan respond to the magnitude of the destruction in an effort to rebuild their country anew as captured in this staggering new artwork by Manabu Ikeda titled Rebirth. Continue reading »

Haunting Photos Of American Slaves 70 Years After Abolition

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In the 1920s and 1930s, domestic interest in US slavery was rekindled, and as part of the Federal Writers’ Project of the Work Progress Administration, more than 2,000 first-person accounts of slavery were collected, as well as 500 black and white photographs. The collection was compiled in 17 states between 1936 and 1938. Many of the former slaves interviewed were well into their 80s and 90s – some were even past 100. Continue reading »

French Florist Spends 15 Years Decorating His Shop With 800 Water Cans

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Bruno Geyer, a passionate florist from the quaint village of Rougemont Le Chateau , in the Franche-Comté region of France, has been decorating his flower shop with water cans for the last 15 years. He currently has around 800 of them hanging from the walls and roof of his shop, and even covering a nearby hillside. Continue reading »

A Group Of Artists Unveil A Mural Celebrating 250 Years Of Literary History

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The Graphic History Company and Machete UK today unveiled The Author Mural commissioned to celebrate nearly 250 years of literary history at Hachette UK’s landmark London building, Carmelite House, on the north bank of the Thames. The mural features the names of prominent authors published by Hachette UK from the foundation of the group’s oldest publishing house, John Murray, in 1768, to the present day, including Charles Darwin, Jane Austen, Bram Stoker, Vladimir Nabokov, Enid Blyton, Daphne du Maurier, Nelson Mandela, J. M. Barrie, Goscinny & Uderzo, JK Rowling and Malala Yousafzai. It also features Nobel and literary award winning authors and key moments in the history of the company, such as the notorious burning of Lord Byron’s scandalous memoirs in 1824. Continue reading »

A Match Made In Heaven: This Chinese Couple Have Lived In A Cave For 54 Years

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A loving couple in southwest China who have lived in a cave for 54 years have been called “a match made in heaven” by residents in the area, a mainland newspaper reports. Li Suying, now 77, married a then village cadre Liang Zifu, who is now 81, in Nanchong prefecture, Sichuan province 57 years ago. The couple moved into the natural cave three years into their marriage and have never left. Continue reading »

Artist Leaves Dress In The Dead Sea For 2 Years And It Turns Into Glittering Salt Crystal Masterpiece

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Image: Sigalit Landau / Marlborough Contemporary

For her latest project, Israeli artist Sigalit Landau decided to submerge a black gown in the Dead Sea. The gown entered the salt-rich waters in 2014 and was recently removed for display, and as you can see from these stunning pictures, the end result is nothing short of magical. The project is an eight-part photo series called Salt Bride and was inspired by S. Ansky’s 1916 play titled Dybbuk. The play is about a young Hasidic woman who becomes possessed by the spirit of her dead lover, and Landau’s salt-encrusted gown is a replica of the one worn in the dramatic production of the 1920s. Continue reading »

Former Playboy Models Photographed 60 Years Later

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Image courtesy of Nadav Kander

In the photo feature “The View From a Centerfold,” six former Playboy models, from Miss March 1954 to Miss January 1979, talk to New York about “meeting the male gaze—then and now.” The magazine commissioned Nadav Kander to photograph the women for the story, and accompanying video pieces that he directed are featured in New York‘s iPad edition. Here: Dolores Del Monte. Miss March 1954. Age: 82. Post-Playboy: Public relations. Continue reading »

This Guy Collected A Complete Stone Alphabet Over 10 Years

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This whole stone alphabet has been collected in the swiss alps by André Quirinus Zurbriggen during the past 10 years. Fascinated by the idea, we decided to create an interactive stone font which allows you to write anything in stones (or rather, with stones). Continue reading »

First Photo Shoots Of Angelina Jolie When She Was 15 Years Old

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Angelina Jolie’s earliest modeling photographs are going under the hammer. The Hollywood star was just 15 when this racy collection of pictures was taken by photographer Harry Langdon. Jolie appears in the black and white pictures with slicked back wet hair, on all fours in a bikini and in a leopard print dress. The photographs are being sold by auction house ‘Profiles in History’ as part of their Original Vintage Glamour Photography. Continue reading »

Simple Tips To Make Your Relationship Last 25 Years And Longer

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In life, we often forget that the simple, little things in relationships truly matter the most. Life already includes enough stress and complications, so your relationship with your partner should provide you with comfort and peace. Of course, you will inevitably encounter some problems in relationships, but you can make it through anything by keeping the following small details in mind. These amusing illustrations show us a simple way to make our relationship last for a long time. Continue reading »

Woman And Her Cat Have Been Sailing Around The World Together For Years

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For ten years, surfer and environmentalist Liz Clark has been exploring the Pacific Ocean via a 40-foot boat named Swell. She first set sail from her California home base in 2006 to pursue a lifelong dream of extended sea travel, and she has since voyaged around Mexico, Central America, Kiribati, and Polynesia, covering over 18,000 aquatic miles. Continue reading »

Photographer Spends Three Years Travelling The World To Capture Stunning Landscape Images At Sunrise And Sunset

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These breath-taking shots taken at sunset and sunrise are the result of one photographer’s amazing three-year trip around the globe. Julien Grondin set off in 2013 to exercise his love of travel photography and said he soon realised that shooting with the sun directly in the frame yielded his favourite final result. Continue reading »

Haunting Images From Chernobyl: 30 Years After The Worst Nuclear Holocaust

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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 »

Beauty Over 100 Years Ago: 35 Stunning Postcards Of Beautiful Girls In Over The World From The 1900s And 1910s

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They are just simply pure and beautiful! Continue reading »

What The Abandoned Silverdome Looks Like 13 Years After The Detroit Lions Left

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The Pontiac Silverdome was once the crown jewel of Detroit, a massive stadium holding 80,000 screaming fans for the Super Bowl, the Rolling Stone, The Who, and Led Zeppelin. Now it is completely abandoned, left to decay in the elements. Photographer Johnny Joo (previously) recently explored the empty stadium, and his photos are simply stunning. Continue reading »

Fukushima: 5 Years After The Tragedy

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It’s been almost 5 years since the horrible accident happened at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant which was caused by the tsunami triggered by the earthquake on March 11, 2011. This tragic event took away about 18,000 lives… Japan is still trying to recover after this tragedy. Continue reading »

An Artist Has Completely Documented Her Two Years Of Travel By Painting In Moleskine Notebook

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According to artist, Missy Dunaway: “For nine years I have painted in Moleskine journals with acrylic ink. Each page is a painting of a landscape or memory embellished with handwritten descriptions. I combined my two most recent journals into one book entitled ‘Standing in Asia’, ‘Looking at Europe’, ‘Thinking of New York’.” Continue reading »

For 32 Years, Artist Took Photos Of The Same Couples To Show The Effects Of Time

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When Swiss photographer Barbara Davatz met Kurt and Nicola back in 1982, the young couple caught her eye for their uncanny resemblance. Both with blond hair in crew cuts and head to toe dressed in black, they seemed like intriguing subjects for a photo shoot. Continue reading »

Classic Cars Found Abandoned In Welsh Mine For More Than 40 Years

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Picture: Urbexground

The mountain of 100 plus cars were found in various conditions inside a slate mine in Ceredigion, Wales, which was closed in the 1960s. A brave team spent four hours wandering through the ‘dangerous’ cave before they stumbled upon the rusty vehicles. Continue reading »

Loving Husband Spends 2 Years Planting Thousands Of Flowers For His Blind Wife To Smell

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Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki lived a happy life as dairy farmers in rural Japan, raising two lovely children. But tragedy struck when Mrs. Kuroki suddenly lost her sight due to complications from diabetes. Soon, she became depressed and withdrawn, secluding herself in the family home. Continue reading »

This Incredible ’Time Capsule’ Home Hasn’t Changed At All For Over 72 Years

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This house in Toronto, Canada was built 72 years ago. Recently, the owner — an ordinary 96-year-old woman, a seamstress and knitter by trade — decided to sell it. But when real estate agents came to see the house, they gasped in astonishment. Judging by the interior design, they were back in the 1950s. Every centimetre was decorated with love and attention to detail. Among themselves, local real estate businessmen dubbed it “a pearl that’s been hiding in a shell.” Continue reading »