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Superkilen:Public Park in the Nørrebro With Artifacts From 60 Countries

Superkilen:Public Park in the Nørrebro With Artifacts From 60 Countries

Superkilen is a public park in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, Denmark. Designed by the arts group Superflex with the collaboration of BIG architects and a German landscape architecture firm called Topotek1, the park is considered one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighborhoods in the Danish capital. Filled with objects from around the globe, it is designed as a kind of world exposition for the local inhabitants, covering over 60 nationalities, who have been able to contribute their own ideas and artifacts to the project.

Shrek a Merino Sheep Who Escaped Shearing for 6 Years

 Shrek a Merino Sheep Who Escaped Shearing for 6 Years

Shrek was a Merino sheep, a castrated male, belonging to South Island, New Zealand, who gained international fame in 2004 owing to his gigantic coat of fleece. Shrek became famous after escaping his enclosure and evading the shearers for six years by hiding in caves. Merino sheep are usually shorn annually but Shrek managed to escape the blade for six years straight. When he was finally caught, the sheep was unrecognizable. “He looked like some biblical creature,” said John Perriam, Shrek’s owner.

50 Year oOd Bonzai Tree Into Space for Exobiotanica Project

50 Year oOd Bonzai Tree Into Space for Exobiotanica ProjectTokyo-based artist azuma makoto in collaboration with john powell of JP aerospace have completed a botanical space flight, sending a japanese white pine bonsai suspended from a carbon-fiber frame, and an arrangement of orchids, hydrangeas, lilies and irises, among other plants into the stratosphere. launched with a specially equipped balloon from black rock desert in nevada, the mission, entitled ‘exbiotanica’, was conceptualized to let different plants step into the unknown, away from earth.

Creative Slide

Creative Slide

2016 Fortwo and ForFour Microcompact Cars

2016 Fortwo and ForFour Microcompact Cars

2016 Fortwo and ForFour Microcompact Cars

Mercedes  has unveiled its all-new 2016 Fortwo and ForFour microcompact cars. The smallest car sold in America is still just 8.8 feet long in two-seat, two-door form, and features the model’s unique “Tridion Safety Cell” design, but everything else about the car has been fully updated. The new Smart car will feature three engine options, 60 hp option and a 71 hp and 90 hp three-cylinder option.  Each car can be equipped with a five-speed manual or a twinamic six-speed dual clutch transmission.

Wonderfull Aurora Borealis Dance Across the Night Sky

Wonder full Aurora Borealis Dance Across the Night Sky When the night sky began to fill with eerie green streaks of dancing light, astrophotographer Kwon O Chul turned his camera upwards to capture the dazzling display. Located near Yellowknife in northern Canada, the auroras were so incredibly bright that the Korean photographer needed only mere seconds to capture the luminous phenomenon, which is caused when solar winds are pulled into the earth's atmosphere by magnetic force and the sky illuminates with a powerfully mysterious veil of colors that move and flow overhead.

Train to the clouds:World Highest Railways

Train to the clouds:World Highest Railways
 Located 4,000 meters above the sea level in the Andes, Tren a las Nubes or “Train to the clouds” is one of the highest railways in the world. It begins its journey from the city of Salta, in Argentina, at an altitude of 1,187 meters, passes through the Valle de Lerma, enters the Quebrada del Toro and finally ends its journey at the La Polvorilla viaduct (4,200 meters). During the 16-hour trip, the train travels 217 km and climbs a staggering 3,000 meters. It crosses 29 bridges, 12 viaducts, 21 tunnels, swoops round two gigantic loops and two switchbacks. Train to The Clouds got its name from the numerous clouds that are often seen under bridges and around slopes.

World Largest Salt Flat Cono de Arita in Argentina

World Largest Salt Flat Cono de Arita in Argentina Near the south border of Salar de Arizaro, the sixth largest salt flat on earth and the second largest in Argentina, 70 km from the village of Tolar Grande, lies a strange volcanic pyramid. An almost perfect cone, it rises unexpectedly in the middle of the salt pan. This is Cono de Arita and it looms majestically 122 meters above the Salar. Its name comes from the Aymara language where Arita means “sharp”.

Old Aircraft Gee Bee Model R: A Cute But Dangerous Airplane

Old Aircraft Gee Bee Model R: A Cute But Dangerous Airplane The aircraft had a very peculiar design characterized by a thick stoutly fuselage complete with low-set monoplane wings and lack of a conventional empennage. The airframe was essentially built around the massive radial piston engine mounted at the extreme forward of the design.

Verruckt, The World's Tallest Waterslide Opens To The Public

Verruckt, The World's Tallest Waterslide Opens To The PublicVerrückt, the world’s tallest waterslide at schlitterbahn water park in kansas city, kansas, has officially opened. the slide, which translates to ‘insane’ in german, requires thrill-seekers to climb 264 stairs up to a platform standing at 168 feet, which measures 94 inches taller than the statue of liberty. before plummeting down at speeds of up to 65 miles-per-hour, visitors need to weigh themselves to ensure the combined weight of the two or three passengers on-board does not exceed 550 pounds.

Beautiful Island of Gaztelugatxe

Beautiful Island of Gaztelugatxe
Gaztelugatxe is a little island situated in the Bay of Biscay just outside the Spanish coast in Basque Country. The island is crowned by a small hermitage called San Juan de Gaztelugatxe dedicated to John the Baptist, that dates from the 10th century, but could be as early as the 9th century. With another small neighboring island, Aketze, they form a protected biotope that extends from the town of Bakio until Cape Matxitxako, on the Bay of Biscay.

Zaha Hadid Builds Miniature LEGO City For London Festival Of Architecture

Zaha Hadid Builds Miniature LEGO City For London Festival Of ArchitectureThe first LEGO battle between stirling prize-winners zaha hadid architects, rogers stirk harbour + partners, stanton williams and witherford watson mann took place at the london festival of architecture during june 2014. the competition organized by the royal academy of arts asked teams to create a proposal for a new cultural quarter in london.

Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo At Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo At Goodwood Festival Of Speed
Developed by the aston martin design team, the DP-100 vision gran turismo has been designed as a virtual-only GT racer available for gran turismo 6. as with the CC100 speedster concept, many of the design cues visible in DP-100, such as the light blade rear lamps, foreshadows the future of aston martin.

Beautiful Waterfalls of Hierve el Agua

Beautiful Waterfalls of Hierve el Agua

Hierve el Agua is located in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, about 70 km east of Oaxaca city, and 14 km southeast of the town of Mitla. Hierve el Agua is Spanish for “the water boils”, and the name comes from the bubbling natural mineral springs that are found here, that run into bathing pools on a spectacular cliff-top location.

Creative Paper Birds

Creative Paper Birds
Paper birds from Diana Beltran Herreraflickr set]. Impressive, so real!

Creative Colorful Canopy of Umbrellas Graces the Streets of Portugal

Creative Colorful Canopy of Umbrellas Graces the Streets of Portugal It's that time of year again! A new canopy of colorful umbrellas has been created over the streets of Portugal. Two years ago, photographer Patrícia Almeida introduced us to this whimsical installation put on by production company Sextafeira Producoes for the annual arts festival Agitagueda.

The Gerry Judah’s Incredible Car Sculptures

The Gerry Judah’s Incredible Car Sculptures Each year, London-based artist Gerry Judah creates a massive sculpture in tribute of an iconic car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, an event held annually in Sussex, UK. This year Judah erected a soaring 26 meters sculpture featuring two Mercedes-Benz racing cars – a 1934 Mercedes-Benz W 25 Silver Arrow and a 2013 Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W04, speeding past each other in midair, connected though a 90 meter steel arch. The sculpture celebrates 120 years of motorsport heritage by Mercedes-Benz.

Amazing Art of Cormorant Fishing

Amazing Art of Cormorant Fishing
Cormorants are a family of sea birds whose diet consist mostly of fish. These birds are masters in fishing – they wait for their prey on sea shores or by the side of rivers, and at the right moment dive underwater, propelling themselves with their wings and feet, and catch fish with their specially designed beaks. In ancient Japan and China, fishermen have learned to keep and train these birds to help them catch fish in rivers. This is known as cormorant fishing or “ukai” in Japan. It is still practiced in select places in Japan, particularly in the Nagara River in Gifu Prefecture, where the ancient art has a long history going back to more than 1,300 years.

Mandy Smith + Hal Kirkland Paper Cut Participants With Guillotine

Mandy Smith + Hal Kirkland Paper Cut Participants With Guillotine
Paper artist mandy smith and interactive creative director hal kirkland have collaborated on ‘paper cuts‘, an participatory sculpture that invites an audience to experience — head first — history’s most infamous apparatus of death. unlike it’s violent predecessor, however, this guillotine’s ‘blade’ offers nothing worse than a harmless paper cut.

Amazing Building Look Like Lotus Flower Sculpture

Amazing Building Look Like Lotus Flower Sculpture Melbourne-based architecture firm studio505 has designed and completed the Lotus Building and People’s Park that’s located in Wujin, China. Its impressive physical form resembles the flower for which the building is named, and its petals dramatically rise out of an artificial lake. Accompanied by an eight acre park, it’s used as a civic building and a landmark whose distinctive presence ties the community together.

Tomas Moravec Hacks A Wooden Pallet To Glide Down Tram Tracks

Tomas Moravec Hacks A Wooden Pallet To Glide Down Tram TracksIn the city of bratislava, slovakia, czech artist tomáš moravec has fixed wheels to a standartized europallet, fitting it between existing tram lines and taking it for a spin down the street.the wooden platform — a basic feature of any warehouse — has been reinterpreted as a functioning vehicle, giving a totally new purpose to the shipping unit.

Amedee Lighthouse at Amédée Island in New Caledonia

Amedee Lighthouse at Amédée Island in New Caledonia
The Amédée lighthouse is an iron lighthouse located on Amédée Island, 24 km away from Nouméa, New Caledonia. At 56 meters tall, it is one of the tallest lighthouses in the world and the first metallic lighthouse constructed in France.

Hälssen & Lyon Tea Calendar

Hälssen & Lyon Tea Calendar

 Just take a look at this absolutely brilliant Hälssen & Lyon tea calendar.

Creative Hand-Carved Crystal Sculptures Mimic DSLR Cameras

Creative Hand-Carved Crystal Sculptures Mimic DSLR Cameras Photographers and collectors will surely want to check out these intricately designed cameras made completely out of crystal! Developed by Fotodiox, two hand-crafted models are made of premium grade crystal and designed to look like a smaller version of a Canon 7D or a Nikon D90.

Beautiful Azaleas of Shiofune Kannon-ji Temple in Japan

Beautiful Azaleas of Shiofune Kannon-ji Temple in JapanShiofune Kannon-ji is a 1,300-year-old Buddhist temple in Ome City, in Japan, about 30 minutes by car from Yokota. The temple is located in a bowl-like depression surrounded by hills covered by azalea bushes. Between April and May, the hills are set ablaze with color when the 20,000 azalea bushes are in full bloom. Paved paths suitable for strolling wind through the bushes.

Business Cat Tie

Business Cat Tie Check out this business cat tie for your cat's business meeting or wedding. They’re available from Amazon for about $7.50(USD) each.

iZZi Silm iPhone Camera Case

iZZi Silm iPhone Camera CaseBased on a successful kickstarter campaign, the iZZi Silm iPhone Camera Case($110) features a built-in 4-in-1 lens solution for iPhone 5/5s, simply turn the spindle and choose from four pro-grade lenses, macro, 2x telephoto, 180-degree fisheye or wide angle.

Amazing Picture:The Statue of Liberty from Above

Amazing Picture:The Statue of Liberty from AboveIn celebration of theFourth of July(The United States’ Independence Day) we see a satellite view of the iconicStatue of Liberty, a neoclassical sculpture located on Liberty Island in the middle of New York Harbor (40°41’21″N 74°2’40″W).

The Ajanta and Ellora Caves of India

The Ajanta and Ellora Caves of India
Ajanta Caves
Ajanta and Ellora are two monumental rock cut caves that define Indian art and architectural accomplishment. Though these two monuments are separated by a distance of approximately 100 kilometers they are often mentioned together since their aesthetics and importance are at par and the fact that both are situated in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra.

Amazing Long Exposures Capture Sunrise to Sunset from One Single Day

Amazing Long Exposures Capture Sunrise to Sunset from One Single DayOne Day is a unique series of landscapes in which Japanese photographer Ken Kitano uses long exposures to capture sunrise to sunset throughout the course of one single day. The simple landscapes allow viewers to experience many hours of a single place in one still shot.

Curving Stair Accesses Treehouse Halle by Baumraum in Germany

Curving Stair Accesses Treehouse Halle by Baumraum in Germany Located at a height of 11 meters above the ground, the ‘treehouse halle’ provides an elevated getaway for sleeping and relaxing. completed by german designer office baumraum, the high dwelling is accessed through the residential property’s garage, where a hole has been cut into the roof to allow for the ascent.

New York City Storm

New York City Storm  Amazing phitis taken when a major storm covered the New York City.

New York City Football Club Badge by Alfalfa Studio

New York City Football Club Badge by Alfalfa Studio New York city football club is a newly formed professional football team based in new york that will compete in the major soccer league. alfalfa studio‘s founder rafael esquer kindly gave designboom a look at the process involved in designing the club’s badge.

Wisconsin Man Builds 23-Foot-Tall Transformer From An Oldsmobile Alero

Wisconsin Man Builds 23-Foot-Tall Transformer From An Oldsmobile AleroA wisconsin man has built a 23-foot-tall transformer in his yard from an old car.george edgren, a metalworker who has been making and selling lawn art for a number of years now, was coaxed by a friend to construct the towering machine.

Amazing Dragon Hedge

Amazing Dragon Hedge It took more than 10 years to create 150-foot-long Dragon Shaped Hedge. John Brooker transformed ordinary hedge into a really amazing piece of art.

Amazing Floating Liquid Sculptures

Amazing Floating Liquid Sculptures  Floto+Warner created the “Colorant” photoseries, tossing colored water in the air to capture “a momentary graffiti of air and space”.

Awesome Photography Reflections Above the NYC Buildings

Awesome Photography Reflections Above the NYC Buildings
Reflections From Above is a complex photo series in which thousands upon thousands of New York City windows and lights merge together into unique abstract formations. To capture the fascinating and symmetrical perspectives, photographer Donna Dotan focuses her camera down towards the ground from the tops of large skyscraper buildings and uses long exposures to capture the action below.

Incredible Vine Videos of Space by Astronaut Reid Wiseman

Incredible Vine Videos of Space by Astronaut Reid Wiseman Astronaut Reid Wiseman has a unique perspective of Earth that few of us will ever see - he’s currently in space. Wiseman is aboard the International Space Station, and uses this special vantage point to his benefit. The savvy astronaut has a Vine account and posts the incredible things that he sees while he’s away.

Amazing Photo:This Parrotfish Photobomb is Perfect

Amazing Photo:This Parrotfish Photobomb is PerfectA parrotfish delivers a glorious photobomb on an unsuspecting diver in this perfectly timed photo. The snap was taken off the coast of Florida by Snuba Key West which offers guided tours from their motorized catamaran. Snuba lets you breathe underwater without typical scuba gear and does not require prior diving or snorkelling experience.

Wild Animals Rip and Shred Denim to Fabricate Zoo Jeans

Wild Animals Rip and Shred Denim to Fabricate Zoo JeansA japanese fashion label has partnered with the kamine zoo in hitachi city for the creation of a denim collection, whose trendy, ‘worn-out’ style is actually created by the tigers, lions and bears which live at the zoo. workers at the wildlife park wrapped long sheets of denim material around car tires and bundled them in small balls, which they then placed into the habitats where the creatures reside.

OGE Creative Group Lights Up Jerusalem with House of Cards

OGE Creative Group Lights Up Jerusalem with House of Cards
Haifa-based OGE creative group has revealed ‘house of cards,’ a light installation that will travel around the globe, promising to be different in each city by displaying various sets of cards according to the local environment. currently in front of the hurva, jerusalem’s oldest synagogue, the work resembles the kid’s game, where players stack cards upon each other in a triangular fashion until the whole structure becomes unstable.

Top 10 Entries in the 2014 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest

Top 10 Entries in the 2014 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest
June 30, is the last day to enter the2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Now in its 26th year, the contest asks for anyone with a camera and an adventurous spirit to submit their photos in any of four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place, and Spontaneous Moments.

World Deepest Cave the Krubera Cave

World Deepest Cave the Krubera Cave
With a staggering depth of 2,197 meters (7,208 feet), Krubera Cave (also known as Voronya or Voronja Cave) is the deepest known cave in the world. To put that in perspective, imagine six-and-a-half Eiffel Towers stacked on top of each other underground! Considered "the Everest of caves," the vast cavern is located in the Arabika Massif on the edge of the Black Sea in Abkhazia, a region that borders Georgia.

All Aboard for Bangladesh

All Aboard for Bangladesh Every year more than 3 million Muslims converge at Tongi on the banks of the river Turag, on the outskirts of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, to attend Bishwa Ijtema or World Congregation - an annual Islamic congregation, and the second largest gathering of Muslims in the world after the Haj.

Hover Boats in Menorca, Spain

Hover Boats in Menorca, SpainMenorca is the first place in Spain to see the sun rise. If you want to learn more, there’s a great article on theNew York Timesabout the island.

Sand Sculptures by Briton Paul Hoggard and his Dutch wife Remy

Sand Sculptures by Briton Paul Hoggard and his Dutch wife Remy
Forget those holiday sandcastles you spend hours building, you're never likely to match these works of art, created by British globetrotter Paul Hoggard and his Dutch wife Remy.The sand artists have toured the world - from China, to Kuwait and Denmark - creating their massive monuments, which display surprisingly intricate detail.Their most impressive figures include a mass elephant graveyard - complete with skulls and tusks - and the Biblical battle between David and Goliath.

World Tallest Water Slide is Taller than Niagara Falls

World Tallest Water Slide is Taller than Niagara FallsWhen the world's tallest water slide finally opens in July it will be, as this first person-angle video shows, be absolutely terrifying. The Verruckt, meaning insane, will see its riders drop 17 storeys or 168-foot-tall - further down than if they were jumping off Niagara Falls.  The opening date at Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark was delayed for a third time by problems with the conveyor system that transports the rafts punters lay on to the top of the slide - it was originally due to open in May - but the park is confident it will be open for business in July.

Zim & Zou Craft the Fox's Den with Paper for Hermes Barcelona Store

Zim & Zou Craft the Fox's Den with Paper for Hermes Barcelona StoreFrance-based zim & zou studio have crafted a window for the hermès store in paseo de gracià, barcelona with intricately folded and vibrantly colored paper and leather. made entirely by hand, the orange-and-blue-hued scene tells the story of a small fox who inhabits the space with his own personal objects, giving a glimpse into his quirks and personality.

Urko Sanchez Weaves Red Pepper House through Coastal Kenyan Forest

Urko Sanchez Weaves Red Pepper House through Coastal Kenyan Forest Located on the island of lamu, in kenya, urko sanchez architects has designed and realized the ‘red pepper house,’ a sinuous structure closely linked with its forested context. a thatched roof rises above the canopy of mangrove trees to announce the residence’s presence, while covering a continuously flowing series of outdoor spaces. the entire dwelling is open to the outside, save for a few enclosed volumes housing the bedrooms.

Creative Toy Cars by Kim Leuenberger

Creative Toy Cars by Kim Leuenberger
Beautiful photos captured by talented photographer Kim Leuenberger show fun and extreme adventures of toy cars.