Remarkably beautiful, this crystal clear glass house provides 360 degree views of its surroundings. Designed by the Santambrogiomilao group, the concept home features a series of iconic furniture pieces, beds, sofas and bookcases, along with architectural elements such as staircases and kitchens - all fashioned from "extra-clear" glass. The only thing that is does not…
The city of Harbin, in frigid northeastern China, is hosting its 26th annual International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Massive buildings built of ice, large scale snow sculptures, ice slides, festival food and drinks can be found in several parks in the city. At night, visitors who endure the bitter cold will see the lights switched on, illuminating the… Continue
I found this TED talk to be pretty fascinating. National Geographic writer and explorer Dan Buettner studies the world's longest-lived peoples, distilling their secrets into a single plan for health and long life
To find the path to long life and health, Buettner and team study the world's "Blue Zones," communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. At TEDxTC, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past… Continue
Since its creation in 2005, YouTube has become one of the internet's biggest sensations. With millions of YouTube gems out there, artists Comenius Roethlisberger and Admir Jahic freeze-framed some of our favorite videos and rendered them in colored pencil on paper. You're sure to recognize some of these videos, as they've now become an integral part of this… Continue
Added by Eugene on January 7, 2010 at 10:00am —
When Wallpaper magazine approached London-based Moritz Waldemeyer to design an object under the topic "Home Disco," he blew everyone away with this awesome electro coffee-table. Featuring high fidelity speakers, an iPod dock, and a built-in haze machine, the coffee-table by day, turns into a futuristic dancing cage at night.…
British photographer and kayaker Duncan Murrell paddles close to humpback whales to shoot them feeding off the coast of Alaska. The humpbacks, which can grow to more than 50 feet, spend most of their time under water and can dive for up to 30 minutes, so being at the right place at the right time to see them requires skill and luck.
Already home to the world’s tallest building, Dubai is preparing for a record-breaking arch bridge. Inspired by desert dunes, the Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Crossing will stretch one mile long (667 m), with an arch 672 feet (205 meters) high and 2200 feet (667 m) long. It outreaches China’s current record holder, the Chaotianmen Yangtze River Crossing, by 410 feet (125…
We're in the thick of winter and blankets of white snow have covered gorgeous landscapes around the globe. Tall trees glisten with powder, while magnificent reflections are seen on frozen lakes. Through these breathtaking photos, Finnish photographer Kari Liimatainen give us a reason to appreciate winter, and shows us the true natural beauty of our world.…
Yosemite is bigger than Rhode Island at almost 800,000 acres, but it receives about 3.5 million visitors each year, and most of them spend time in Yosemite Valley. Steven M. Bumgardner spent about a week in Yosemite during the busy month of July. The footage was all shot in real time, and then sped up in post.
"I chose busy places during busy days to show the effects of this mass of humanity. I could have just as easily pointed my camera in another direction… Continue
Brooke Nipar's electric personality really seeps through these fashion photographs. After spending 23 sun-soaked years in the valleys and on the beaches of southern California, Brooke broke for New York City. Now transformed into a city girl, she likes to spend free time from photo projects on the elusive hunt for an authentic L.A.-style burrito in New York, and…
Using "green guerrilla tactics," eco-minded street artist Edina Tokodi brings nature closer to city dwellers through her living works of art. Unlike most other types of art forms, her site-specific moss installations are meant to be touched, felt.
"City dwellers often have no relationship with animals or greenery," says Tokodi. "As a public artist I feel a sense… Continue
To promote their new website, French lingerie company Aubade reinvented the "girl next door fantasy" on the streets of Paris. The steamy marketing scheme was created by ad agency, Chainsaw and Mlle… Continue
The Lisa tipped us onto this cool new video entitled Parkour Motion Reel. The short animated piece was done with a technical pen, frame by frame. Tracing back to the old flip book style in a new way, Parkour Motion Reel does an excellent job with classic animated… Continue
Added by Eugene on January 3, 2010 at 10:30am —
At first glance, it's easy to assume that these images were photoshopped. Amazingly, they were not. This custom black-and-white Santa Claus costume was made by Brody S. for San Francisco SantaCon 2009. To create the illusion, a grey wig, fabric, contacts, and Kryolan body paint were used.
"When I decided to make a Desaturated Santa costume, I realized that to…
These hilarious ads by Milan-based agency Leo Burnett feature chocolate animals who look totally wired on caffeine. The ads are part of Italian chocolate brand Zaini's campaign to promote their chocolate, Koflì, which contains coffee inside.