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May 13, 2010

The X-Ray Vision of Nick Veasey

The X-Ray Vision of Nick Veasey

Is beauty only skin deep? Momma always said, ‘It’s what inside that counts’. Insert cliche about ‘seeing things for what they are’ here. Read as deeply as you want. At the very least, artist Nick Veasey takes stunning X-ray photographs of the mundane, the gigantic, and naturally, of nature. Below you will find…

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Apr 29, 2010

A Townhouse in the Sky

A Townhouse in the Sky

It has been a few months since I’ve posted a real estate jaw-dropper from the mecca of insane property values that is New York City. This time I shift focus from the artsy SoHo district, to the ultra-swank neighbourhood of TriBeCa; which Forbes listed as New York City’s most expensive area code in 2006. Check…

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Apr 27, 2010

25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases

25 Stunning Images of Spiral Staircases

There’s something about the spiral that captures our eye. Sometimes it’s the symmetry, sometimes they just make us dizzy. A practical designer might use one to save space while others may use them because of the beautiful patterns they create. Whatever the appeal, people love spiral staircases and I am one of them! …

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Mar 22, 2010

Incredible Feather Art by Kate MccGwire

Incredible Feather Art by Kate MccGwire

London-based artist Kate MccGwire has a unique form of art. Her material of choice? The molted feathers of pigeons. She uses these feathers in great numbers to create vivid pieces of artwork. The process is painstaking but the outcome is brilliant. Kate creates such intricate patterns and designs; and it really gives her…

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Mar 18, 2010

Iguazu Falls: 15 Amazing Pictures, 10 Incredible Facts

Iguazu Falls: 15 Amazing Pictures, 10 Incredible Facts

Photograph by Martin St-Amant Whenever I come across images of places like Iguazu Falls, my urge to drop everything and travel this beautiful planet overwhelms my senses. There is so much to experience in this world, it’s a little saddening to know how many people never get to explore the world beyond their immediate…

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Mar 9, 2010

The Stunning Cliffs of Norway

The Stunning Cliffs of Norway

PREIKESTOLEN aka PREACHER’S PULPIT aka PULPIT ROCK Pulpit Rock or Preikestolen in Norwegian, is one of the area’s most popular and tourist attractions. This natural rock formation with a 25 meter squared (82 ft x 82 ft) plateau stands 604 meters (1,982 ft) above the sea. Thousands of tourists visit the Rock every…

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Feb 4, 2010

The History of Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

The History of Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

The Situation You’re the Fleet Admiral of the Navy in World War I. Your ships are being sunk at an alarming rate by the devastatingly effective German U-Boat. The traditional camouflage isn’t working because your environment (sea and sky) changes with the weather. What do you do? This is the German U-Boat…

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