What an October! Thank you, everyone, for making it one of the coolest months yet. 1.3 million of you came in to check out everything from an amazing dead tree to the cutest kids possibly ever to have existed. Here's a wrap-up of our top ten most visited posts in October for anyone who missed out on all the action. (Click the pictures to read the inspiring stories.)

10) Inside the World's Coolest Cockpits

Photographer Dan Winters fulfills every man's fantasy by giving us visual access inside the cockpits of the greatest vehicles ever created. Prepare to start daydreaming as you teleport yourself behind the wheel of a SR-71 Blackbird Spy Plane, 1960s-era Rocket Car, Gravedigger Monster Truck, Oasis of the Seas Cruise Ship, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and Triton 1000/2 Submarine.


9) Audrey Kawasaki's Creative Workspace

I love how Audrey Kawasaki has given us an intimate look at her workspace. Seeing her tools, her cat perched precariously on top of her green chair and her little knick knacks that surround her, we start to see a more complete picture of the artist.


8) The Namib Desert Indoors

Inspired by an article he read about abandoned diamond mines in Namibia, photographer Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés wanted to learn more. In his magazine he had only stumbled across one picture of Kolmanskop, a now ghost town in southern Namibia that had once been a rich mining village. Online he found a treasure trove of interesting photos and at that moment promised himself that he would one day experience the Namib desert for himself. He would see with his very own eyes how the desert sands' had reclaimed its space.


7) Top 12 Banksy Pieces of 2010

To promote the film, Banksy went into super-overdrive and attacked city walls across North America like there was no tomorrow. The result is an incredible collection of thought-provoking, clever work that only the brilliant Banksy could come up with. Here are Banksy's top 12 masterpieces of 2010.


6) Vogue Paris’ 90th Anniversary Party

In this decade, if I had the opportunity to crash any party I wanted, it would have been Vogue Paris’ 90th anniversary party. Held at the Hotel Pozzo di Borgo, Carine Roitfeld, the Editor-in-Chief of the French edition of Vogue, hosted the masked ball that was inspired by Stanley Kubrick's film Eyes Wide Shut.


5) The Fine Art of Dogs

British photographer Tim Flach sees animals in a completely different way. Having completed postgraduate studies at St. Martins School of Art London, Flach shoots stylized animal portraits that look more like fine art than framed shots of your puppy.


4) One Dead Tree

It's a familiar tale you hear all the time. What starts out as an accident turns into something amazing. So it was for Kevin Day, a graphic designer who's created a beautiful and moving story about one dead tree.


3) 22 Incredible Photos of Faraway Places

Photographer Steve McCurry has shot over a million images spanning 35 years. More than anything, he is one of a few that has that amazing ability to capture stories of our shared human experience.


2) Van Gogh's Paintings Get Tilt-Shifted

After seeing how tilt-shift photography could make real world scenes appear like miniature models, Serena Malyon, a third-year art student, decided to simulate the effect on Van Gogh's famous paintings. Using Photoshop, she manipulated the light and adjusted the focus to make us see these paintings in ways we could have never imagined.


1) A Father Who Creatively Captures His Kids

If there was a prize that could be given out to the most creative father, I'd hope that it was awarded to Jason Lee. A wedding photographer by trade, he's used to capturing some of the most important moments in a couples' lives. As a longtime fan of Jason's photos on Flickr however, I think the real magic happens when he turns the camera onto his daughters.


Which post was your favorite?


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Comment by Amy Wong on November 3, 2010 at 5:56pm
Whoa...thanks for linking me back to some stuff that I've missed! Awesome!
Comment by Annie on November 3, 2010 at 11:41am
It really was an awesome October. Thanks for the great recap! =)
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