Category: ARCHITECTURE

Feb 18, 2015

There’s a Speakeasy in Shanghai Hidden Behind This Old Coke Machine

There’s a Speakeasy in Shanghai Hidden Behind This Old Coke Machine

Situated in the former French Concession area of Shanghai you will find a nondescript sandwich shop called, The Press. There’s not much to the place aside from a neon sign with a whimsical epithet and an old Coca-Cola machine in the corner… Alberto Caiola, the designer of The Press adds: At first glance,…

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Jan 22, 2015

Picture of the Day: The Tokyo Metropolis from Above

Picture of the Day: The Tokyo Metropolis from Above

Photograph by Panic_Switch Flickr | Picsurge | Reddit Seen here is the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo. One of the 47 prefectures of Japan, Tokyo is the country’s capital and the Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world; home to nearly 37 million people. The photo was taken by reddit…

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Jan 21, 2015

Picture of the Day: Inside Baltimore’s George Peabody Library

Picture of the Day: Inside Baltimore’s George Peabody Library

Photograph by MATTHEW PETROFF The George Peabody Library is the 19th century research library of The Johns Hopkins University. It is located on the Peabody campus at Mount Vernon Place in Baltimore, Maryland. The collections are available for use by the general public, in keeping with the philanthropist George Peabody’s goal to create a…

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Dec 29, 2014

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (see last year’s top 100 here). It’s been an eventful year and I can’t wait to see what treasures next year will bring! Below you will…

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Dec 22, 2014

A Grotto Sauna on the Lake

A Grotto Sauna on the Lake

Perched at the north-west edge of San Souci Island on Lake Huron, the 800 sq. ft. Grotto Sauna is a free-standing structure situated on a large-scale rock formation designed by Partisans. The selected concept for the Grotto prescribed a solid, simple presence on the exterior, while the interior followed dynamic air movements in curvature…

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Dec 16, 2014

What New York City Looks Like from the Rooftops of Buildings

What New York City Looks Like from the Rooftops of Buildings

Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov are two of the preeminent ‘rooftoppers’ in the world. Together they are On The Roofs; the duo gained notoriety earlier this year when their GoPro video of them scaling world’s second tallest building (Shanghai Tower) went viral. The Sifter has previously featured their amazing exploits (see here, here and…

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Dec 3, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Vaulted Ceilings of St Aubin

Picture of the Day: The Vaulted Ceilings of St Aubin

Photograph by Luc Viatour | http://www.Lucnix.be Seen here are the amazing vaulted ceilings and dome of St Aubin’s Cathedral in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium. St Aubin’s is the only cathedral in Belgium in the Late Baroque style and was built between 1751 and 1767. Inside, all colour is avoided, replaced by architectural enrichments and the…

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