Funny Human Sculptures by Twisted Dancers Bodies in Urban Spaces is a rare and unique performance where dancers move throughout a city and organize their bodies into the nooks and crannies of public spaces. Created by Austria-based artist Cie Willi Dorner, the ephemeral series produces a visually tense relationship between people and their everyday surroundings.
Incredible Watch Inside Six Planets Orbit the Sun Midnight Planétarium is a spectacularly innovative watch design that allows you to wear a little piece of the Solar System on your wrist. Developed by Van Cleef & Arpels in partnership with Dutch watchmaker Christiaan van der Klaauw, the intricate concept replaces hands of a watch with six tiny planets orbiting around a central rose gold Sun.
Amazing Elephant Photobombs his fellow volunteersWhile taking a quick break on an animal preservation trip atImire: Rhino and Wildlife Conservationin Zimbabwe, 24-year-old Marcus Söderlund managed to capture this incredible image of an elephant photobombing his fellow volunteers. The seven-tonne bull elephant snuck up right behind the international group of women—Lisa Marie Winther (Norway), Deb Sulzberger (Australia), Sarah Daly
Wineglass Bay in Australia
Located on Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula, Wineglass Bay is one of the most photogenic beaches in Australia. This crescent-shaped beach of dazzling white sand and sapphire-coloured sea is considered among the top ten beaches in the world.
Santa Fe National Forest Scenic Byway The Santa Fe National Forest Scenic Byway is a dramatic 16-mile drive from the center of historic Santa Fe to the Santa Fe Ski Area through the high valley of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, in New Mexico. This drive is most scenic in autumn when the aspen colors are in full effect.
Amazing Krang Belt BuckleThis amazing belt buckle($190) is custom sculpted to look exactly like Krang from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hand sculpted and painted by Etsy member Christopher Genovese. This oversized buckle is cool, haha. "KRANG from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! This oversized belt buckle is BIG, but more comfortable and wearable than you would expect..."
Modern Apartment in Paris
This modern tiny studio apartment designed by French architects Betillon / Dorval Bory demonstrates efficient use of space. Different sections of the apartment are separated by colorful lighting converting it into a modern living space that is big enough for two people.
Adorable photos of sleeping Toddler and His Puppy The adorable 2-year-old Beau and his puppy Theo may have gotten a little older and little bigger over the last two months, but they haven't left each other's side for nap time. Beau's mother, mommy blogger Jessica Shyba, continues to capture the two snuggle buddies catching some Z's together everyday, sharing the portraits that are just too cute for words through her Instagram account, mommasgonecity.
Amazing Pixiv Office Design by Teamlab Tokyo based teamlab have designed a vibrantly colored, interactively oriented office space for pixiv, a japanese online community for artists, where users can exhibit their illustrations and get feedback via a rating system. the workplace centers the architectural arrangement around a 250m long desk that snakes throughout the entire space, zig-zaging around the room and meandering around corners and against walls.
Olaf Breuning Colorizes a Mountainside for Snow DrawingUsing the form of the first tracks drawn by skiers as a source of visual influence, olaf breuning has transformed a snowy mountainside in gstaad, switzerland into a giant, colorful canvas. the swiss artist’s latest ephemeral work for ‘elevation1049‘ — a series of site-specific exhibitions set within the alpine landscape — gambles with the unpredictability and variability inherent in nature.
Ireland’s Real-Life Fantasy Setting Along Bregagh Road, near the village of Armoy in Northern Ireland, lies a tranquil byroad called The Dark Hedges. For the past three centuries, a stretch of Beech trees have been guarding either side of this road. They have reached up and intertwined with each other, creating an ethereal tunnel of trees with shadow and light playing through the entwined branches.
Dutch Town With Streets Inspired by Lord of the Rings Geldrop is a small town in the southern part of The Netherlands, with a population of 28,000. The names of all the streets in one of the neighborhoods of Geldrop are actually taken out of J.R.R Tolkien’s epic trilogy, The Lord of the Rings.
Jeweler with No Fingers Creates Masterpieces She doesn’t even use special tools to help her work around her condition. Instead, she adapts conventional crafting devices to make the most dazzling and intricate ornaments. Because she has never had fingers, Annette says that she doesn’t feel like anything is missing. In fact she prefers it this way, insisting that she is not disabled.
Amazing photo Lake Superior’s Fortress of Solitude In this amazing capture we see the frozen shores of Lake Superior
awash with giant chunks of ice that look eerily similar to Superman’s Fortress of Solitude.
Unfortunately there is not much information available about the exact
location this picture was taken and Lake Superior is pretty large, so
there’s plenty of shore, 2,726 mi/4,387 km to be exact. Lake Superior is
generally considered the largest.
Wagrowiec Bifurcation: A Unique Hydrological Phenomenon Photo credit Wagrowiec
is located in the middle of the historic Pałuki region in an area rich
in hydrological content. The river Wełna is the most prominent element
of this hydrographic network in the vicinity of Wagrowiec. In the 19th
century, the town decided to regulate the waters of Welma for irrigation
purposes. One of the top priorities was to ensure a quick outflow of
Longest Pedestrian Bridge in Sweden Sölvesborgsbron, or Sölvesborg Bridge,
is Europe's longest pedestrian bridge, spanning over 2,480 feet.
Located in Sweden, the bridge connects the small town of Sölvesborg with
a new modern housing district across the bay. Wanting to further
enhance the already impressive design, Swedish design firm
Ljusarkitektur in collaboration with lighting company Lumenpulse has just finished outfitting the entire structure with a system of color changing LED fixtures.
Chair Design as Japanese CalligraphySlinky Chair
is a sculptural seat designed by Italy-based studio Infinity Design
that takes inspiration from Japanese calligraphy. Like the gracefully
painted characters of the ancient Asian art, the chair manages to convey
action and elegance in visually striking curves. It is both functional
and aesthetically pleasing, offering a complementary balance of modern
design and traditional art.
Glyph, “Personal Theater” Goggles It only took four hours for the Glyph, a head-mounted “personal theater” from Avegant, to reach its $250,000 funding goal on Kickstarter.
The Glyph($499) is a wearable headset, complete with over-the-ear
headphones, uses a new display technology the company called “Virtual
Retina Display” The Virtual Retina Display involves no screen at all,
instead projecting images directly onto the retina with a complex array
of LEDs and mirrors.
Eye of the Spider photography by Jimmy KonLike hairy aliens from another planet, these tiny spiders seem to stare with giant, all-knowing eyes into your very soul. Whether they possess otherworldly secrets or a desire to attack your face is open to interpretation.
Amazing photo Looking Up to Giant SequoiasIn this breathtaking photograph byxeno_sapien on reddit, we look skyward, surrounded by giant sequoia trees.The photograph was taken atSequoia National Parkwhich is located in the United States in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California. Established on September 25, 1890, the park spans 404,063 acres and is famous for its giant sequoia trees, includingGeneral Sherman, one of the largest trees on Earth.
Amazing Sculptures of AfrikaBurn 2013AfrikaBurn is an annual event held in the deserts of the Tankwa Karoo in
South Africa that invites artists to display their work and then
eventually light it up in a blaze of glory, in true Burning Man fashion. The regional event, which most recently hosted approximately 6,500 people, follows the same eleven guiding principles as Nevada's famed Burning Man festival, encouraging "communal effort, decommodification and total expression of the self."
Galloping Horses Made from DriftwoodJames Doran-Webb is a British
artist currently based in the Philippines. James, whose parents are
antique dealers, spent much of his childhood travelling; living in
countless cities as his parents pursued antiques and artworks.
Additionally, much of his childhood was spent in the workshops of his
parents’ antiques restoration company. This unique upbringing ignited
his passion for art as well as whittling, carving and refinishing.
Amazing photo This Lake is Pure Lava In this amazing photo we see the lava lake at Mount Nyiragongo,
an active stratovolcano inside Virunga National Park, in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo. The volcano has erupted at least 34 times since
1882, creating various-sized lava lakes that have formed, cratered,
drained and reformed. The image above (taken in 2011) shows the most
recent iteration of the mountain’s lava lake. It was formed from a 2002
The Echappée AquariumThe Echappée Aquarium was designed by Sébastien Cordoleani and built by
glass artist and craftsman Vincent Breed, to invite fish to “take a
breather,” extending the limitations of the usual tank or aquarium. It
was created for the show 15 Designers, 15 Artisans held in Saint-Etienne
in December 2010. Each pair had about 2 months to meet up, think,
design and make the pieces, with only a dimension constraint of 60 x 60 x
Dun Briste, an Impressive Sea Stack at Downpatrick Head About 5 km north of the village of Ballycastle in Mayo county near the
Irish coast stands a striking headland called Downpatrick Head. Towering
126 feet above the sea, it offers fantastic views of the Atlantic, the
Staggs of Broadhaven to the west, and high cliffs along the shore. The
name Downpatrick is derived from a time when St Patrick himself founded a
church there. You can still see the ruins of the church building, a
stone cross and holy well at the top of Downpatrick Head.
Shelby Releases 50th Anniversary Cobra To celebrate 50 years since the Shelby Cobra made
its mark on the FIA racing world, Shelby American has created a special
limited-production Continuation Cobra called the CSX7000 Shelby 289 FIA
Cobra. Limited to just 50 units, prices start at $94,995 for the
fiberglass models and $159,995 for an aluminum body.
Sculptural Stories came out from Books Ships, monsters, and mermaids pop out of books handcrafted by Delta, Pennsylvania-based artist Jodi Harvey-Brown (aka wetcanvas).
Taking inspiration from the materials themselves, each
three-dimensional scene the sculptor constructs reflects popular works
of fiction. Whether it's a calm depiction of an outing from The Wind in the Willows or a rigorous struggle from The Old Man and the Sea, there is a sense of motion in the simulated waves.
Flame Towers by HOK Illuminate Baku's Historic Waterfront Positioned on a hill overlooking the waterfront, ‘baku flame towers’ is a mixed-use development which forms a prominent part of the city’s expanding skyline.HOK‘s design brings together three individual flame-shaped towers which reference baku’s history of fire worshiping. all three of the 140 meter structures offer impressive views across the azerbaijani capital and out over the caspian sea.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park – Pandora on Earth The
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in the Chinese province of Hunan
features gigantic pillar like rocks, the kind you see throughout the
movie. Only difference is they aren’t floating. They are the result of
many years of erosion. The weather is moist year round, and as a result,
the foliage is very dense. Much of the erosion which forms these
pillars are the result of expanding ice in the winter and the plants
which grow on them. These formations are a distinct hallmark of Chinese
landscape, and can be found in many ancient Chinese paintings.
Crossrail, the largest construction project in Europe, is tunneling
under the British capital to provide a new underground rail link across
the city, and has encountered not only a maze of existing modern
infrastructure, but historic finds including mammoth bone fragments,
Roman roads, Black Plague burial grounds, and 16th century jewelry.
On January 17, 1994, at 4:31 am, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck
the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, killing more than 60,
injuring more than 9,000, and causing widespread damage. Thousands of
buildings were either destroyed outright, or declared unsafe to enter,
and later demolished. Twenty years later, here is a look back, in
Seal of Approval "We've been visiting here for the last six years to
say hello to the seal pups and we've never had this much interaction
before - they were everywhere and all over us!!!! After a nightmare
drive there with the worst traffic coupled with the imminent arrival of
the St. Jude storm we didn't think this trip was going to be worth the
effort but once again the seals made every second worthwhile"
Tesla Model S goes on sale in China for $121KTesla
has announced that they are launching the Tesla Model S in China.
Coming in at 734,000 CNY, which is around $121,000 US dollars, it
carries a premium over the $81,070 US base price (without incentives). "Today
we’re launching the Model S online design studio in China and
announcing the price of the car. For Chinese customers, the price of the
Model S with the premium 85 kWh battery pack is 734k CNY.
Darth Vader and Son & Vader’s Little Princess FigurinesInspried by Jeffrey Brown’s Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess. The books feature a caring Anakin looking after Luke and Leia. Gentle Giant realeased a limited edition bundle of the two books and adorable figurines of the Skywalkers.
Incredible Lunar Eclipse time-lapse photographyMany saw the lunar eclipse that occurred on December 21, 2010, which happened to coincide with the date of the December Solstice - only the second time since 1638. For those who weren't able to marvel at this natural phenomena, time-lapse photography captured what we missed. The event took five hours and 38 minutes and was photographed every two minutes. Out of hundreds of shots taken, 61 photos were compiled into this long, sequential series of the increasingly-shadowed moon.
World's Longest and Tallest Cable Car Ride over 1,000ft Valley Finding a shortcut is always handy - until it involves a vertigo-inducing cable car ride over a 1,200ft drop.Nonetheless, these villagers appear quite happy to cross this 440m-wide valley to shave a couple of hours off their journey.The Ying'ge 'strop ropeway' is said to be the world's longest and tallest.Running above the Jinsha River, it is connects villages on opposite mountains.
The Jokhang Temple Lhasa — Tibet¸ ChinaThe Jokhang also called the Qokang Monastery, Jokang, Jokhang Temple, Jokhang Monastery or Zuglagkang, is located on Barkhor Square in Lhasa. For most Tibetans it is the most sacred and important temple in Tibet. It is in some regards pan-sectarian, but is controlled by the Gelug school. The temple's architectural style is a mixture of Indian vihara design, Chinese Tang Dynasty design, and Nepalese design.
Bali Artwork — Skull Carvings The island of Bali, with its exquisite carving women in the tradition of their ancestors, contemporaries were maintained. The island of Bali, with its exquisite carving women in the tradition of their ancestors, contemporaries were maintained. They capture their women behave like works of art.
Luxton Brothers Recreate Moments Luxton Brothers Recreate Moments Then/Now is a series in which the Luxton brothers recreate moments from when they were very young. The personal photographs, reinterpreted in adult form, are hilarious depictions of grown men placed in unusual circumstances.
Liao Yibai Sculpts Large-Scale Stainless Steel Fake LeicaIntricately crafted in striking detail, the shining ‘fake leica’ by chinese artist liao yibai is a large-scale representation of the legendary german camera, plated in hand-welded stainless steel. the giant metallic sculpture is rendered in perfect accuracy, mimicking the lenses, shutters, knobs and even the trademark scripted logos of the renowned brand’s models.