Taking inspiration from the Flatiron Building in New York City, Danish Architecture fim BIG have unveiled their proposal for a 490 ft high skyscraper in downtown Vancouver. Twisting and turning into the air, the 49 story Beach and Howe tower is not only a unique addition to the Vancouver skyline, it aims to be a dramatic gateway that speaks to the emerging creative economy in the…
As 2010 comes to a close, we take a close-up look at the action-packed year in review. In this three-part series by The Big Picture , each photo tells its own tale, weaving together an incredible story...…
One of my favorite art galleries in LA, Thinkspace is taking part again in this year's Beyond Eden, a multi-gallery event. Beyond Eden starts tonight, Sat, Oct. 9th and continues to tomorrow Sun, Oct. 10th at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery located in Barnsdall Park off of Hollywood Blvd.
Thinkspace will debut new paintings from Aaron Nagel, Brett… Continue
Here in Ireland there has been a huge furore over the past 4+ years about the building of a gas pipeline from the Corrib Gasfield off the west coast of Co. Mayo to nine miles inland. The local people have been divided by the prospect of this pipeline. The Shell Oil company (who have a less than stellar record internationally) are behind the pipeline. They have the support of the Irish government to a large degree. The Pipe, chronicles the story of the struggle of the… Continue
Last weekend in Glastonbury, England, on a site covering 1,000 acres, the 40th annual Glastonbury Festival was held at Worthy Farm. Started by a dairy farmer, Michael Evis in 1970 it has grown into the largest music festival in Europe. This year's headline acts on the main stage included Muse, Gorillaz and Stevie Wonder. Thousands of attendees were treated to a sunny… Continue
Model Larissa Riquelme celebrates Paraguay making it to the next round.
Nearly halfway through the month-long 2010 World Cup Tournament in South Africa, over a dozen teams have been eliminated from the original group of 32, with the Round of 16 beginning tomorrow, June 26th.
Collected here are recent photos from the 2010 World Cup, as some of… Continue
Fire and smoke rise from a controlled burn of oil on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.
62 days have passed since the initial explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and the crude oil and natural gas continue to gush from the seafloor. Re-revised estimates now place the flow rate at up to 60,000 barrels a day - a figure just… Continue
The minjjoo children’s door makes the little ones feel big. Via the small door children have access to their own room and their personal world…
This door can even be be painted upon. They have a waterproof white chalkboard-coating that can be drawn on or written on with chalks or water soluble markers which can easily be wiped off again with a wet cloth.…
The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa is only two days away and I can hardly contain my excitement. South Africa was selected as the host six years ago, and has been preparing ever since, building five new stadiums, upgrading five existing stadiums, and building up public transportation, including a new rapid transit railway. Over the past weeks, the teams and their… Continue
Belgian communication agency King George came up with a clever way to market paint made by Belgian manufacturer Levis. A large can of paint appears frozen high up in the air, while a bright red pole gives the illusion that a stream of paint is flowing down, splattering onto the street, creating a huge mess onto the street.…
An exciting new book is being released in a few days called Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces. If you enjoy Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan's interior design website, Apartment Therapy, I'm sure you'll find a ton of inspiration in his book. Ryan promises to "help you transform tiny into totally fabulous" with forty… Continue
Added by alice on May 16, 2010 at 5:00am —
Northern Lights above Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano, April 22, 2010
Yesterday was Earth Day. Since 1970, it's been a day set aside to remember and appreciate the Earth's environment and all of our roles within it. As a way to help appreciate and observe our environment,… Continue
This piece by Laguna is one of the most incredible pieces I've seen lately. Completed in Almagro, Spain, a couple men are seen riding a gargantuan fish, reminiscent of an epic tale. Viewers must stand in the perfect spot to see all the individual pieces connect.…
It's no wonder poverty and obesity have such a strong correlation in the U.S.
Federal subsidies are government grants that are meant to support an enterprise (in this case--agriculture) that's of public interest. They are offered either through direct payments or indirect means such as price cuts or favorable contracts.
Imagine if the government were to subsidize fruits and vegetables instead of meats and dairy? Our waistlines… Continue
Haitian officials said more than 100,000 could have died in the Tuesday earthquake that devastated the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The Haitian president, in a CNN interview, said it was too early to give a number, but he said he had heard estimates from 30,000 to 50,000 to 100,000. As expected,… Continue
Mixing abstraction and surrealism, Brazilian artist André Dalata recently tagged up this huge wall in Rotterdam. I could just imagine passer-byers stopping in the street, trying to figure out what's exactly going on in this awesome piece...
Earlier today, the moon passed directly in front of the sun, causing a total solar eclipse that crossed nearly half the Earth - through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China. It was the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting as much as 6 minutes and 39 seconds in a few areas. Despite cloudy skies in many of the populated areas in the path,… Continue
The Big Picture has some of the best pictures I've seen covering the drawn out riots in Iran. "Many of the photographs here were taken and transmitted at great risk in the past week, in the hopes that others would be able to see and bear… Continue