Author: twistedsifter

Jul 19, 2012

Brandalism Project Subverts Billboards Across the UK [25 pics]

Brandalism Project Subverts Billboards Across the UK [25 pics]

Over a five day stretch, the Brandalism project saw 25 artists from 8 countries come together for the biggest subvertising campaign in UK history. Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol and London all saw billboard spaces co-opted by these street artists. The term brandalism was first coined by writer Sean Tejaratchi and would be…

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Jul 19, 2012

The Curvaceous ‘Marilyn Monroe’ Absolute Towers

The Curvaceous ‘Marilyn Monroe’ Absolute Towers

Recently awarded the ‘Best Tall Building in the Americas for 2012‘ by the CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat), the Absolute Towers by Ma Yansong of MAD Architects is a curvaceous beauty. Located in Mississauga, Canada (a suburb of Toronto), the two recently completed towers are the city’s most iconic buildings. Full…

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Jul 18, 2012

Picture of the Day: Miniature Dewdrop Tree

Picture of the Day: Miniature Dewdrop Tree

MINIATURE DEWDROP TREE Photograph via luna on Pixdaus In this stunning macro photograph we see dewdrops gathering on what appears to be a flower pistil. The dewdrops have formed the shape of a miniature tree and it’s all very beautiful. I came across the image on Pixdaus so I’m unsure if…

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Jul 18, 2012

The Stunning Cliffside City of Ronda, Spain

The Stunning Cliffside City of Ronda, Spain

Ronda is a city in the Spanish province of Málaga. It is located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of the city of Málaga with a population of approximately 35,000 inhabitants. Ronda was first settled by the early Celts, who, in the 6th century BC, called it Arunda. Later Phoenician settlers established themselves nearby…

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Jul 18, 2012

10 Iconic Images of the Earth from Space

10 Iconic Images of the Earth from Space

To see our planet from space is a powerful experience. It’s humbling, beautiful and inspiring. I hope one day more people will have the ability to see our home from space (myself included!). For now, please enjoy these ten breathtaking views of Earth from space. Images courtesy of NASA. 1. The…

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Jul 17, 2012

Picture of the Day: Where the Great Wall of China Meets the Sea

Picture of the Day: Where the Great Wall of China Meets the Sea

WHERE THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA MEETS THE SEA Photograph via Better_Be-Safe on Reddit Laolongtou or “The Old Dragon’s Head” is part of the Shanhai Pass (also known as Shanhaiguan) of the Great Wall of China. It is where the Great Wall ends to the East and leads into the Bohai…

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Jul 17, 2012

Fallen Trees Turned Into Public Bookcases in Berlin

Fallen Trees Turned Into Public Bookcases in Berlin

Back in 2008, BAUFACHFRAU (a co-op of apprentices of forestry, carpentry, cabinetmaking, media design, printing and bookselling) sought to create the first public bookcase in Berlin, Germany. Using fallen trees, they created a series of bookshelves using the trunk as a stand and housing for books. Dubbed the ‘Book Forest’, the public bookcase…

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