Monthly Archives: June 2012

Jun 30, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Golden Afternoon at Niagara Falls

wide angle view of niagara falls with maid of the mist ship visible in the shot golden rays of sunshine on falls

A GOLDEN AFTERNOON AT NIAGARA FALLS Photograph by Wolfgang Staudt on Flickr Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York, also forming the southern end of the Niagara Gorge. From largest to…

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Jun 30, 2012

The Anatomy of a LEGO Man

The Anatomy of a LEGO Man

Artist, illustrator and toy designer Jason Freeny has recently completed his trio of LEGO man dissections. Each figure stands 18 inches tall (45.7 cm) and they are awesome. Jason has documented the process in a fantastic 95 picture photo album on his Facebook page. Below is a brief overview of the build process but…

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Jun 30, 2012

Twitter’s New Headquarters in Market Square, San Francisco

Twitter's New Headquarters in Market Square, San Francisco

After announcing their intention to remain in San Francisco 14 months ago, Twitter has officially moved into their new digs in Market Square (1355 Market Street to be exact). The move may help revitalize an area where office space has sat vacant for decades. Market Square consists of two art-deco buildings that are comprised…

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Jun 29, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Ceiling of Sagrada Familia

Picture of the Day: The Ceiling of Sagrada Familia

THE CEILING OF SAGRADA FAMILIA Photograph by SBA73 The Basilica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia, commonly known as the Sagrada Familia, is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi (1852–1926). Although incomplete, the church is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in…

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Jun 29, 2012

Massive Mural by Kobra Recreates Iconic Times Square ‘Kiss’ Photo

Massive Mural by Kobra Recreates Iconic Times Square 'Kiss' Photo

Artwork and Photography by Eduadro Kobra Eduardo Kobra is an artist and designer from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Kobra is known for his massive-scale murals on city walls around the world. You can check out his amazing work and process on his very active Flickr page as well as his own site. For this…

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Jun 29, 2012

The Shirk Report – Volume 168

frog that looks like it is giving the middle finger

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find the 25 funniest images, 10 most interesting articles, and 5 most viral videos from the previous week of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles typically originate from Twitter, RSS and email; videos come from a variety of sources. Any suggestions? Send a note to…

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Jun 28, 2012

Picture of the Day: Coolest. Carpet. Ever.

room with map floor, africa printed onto very large carpet that covers entire floor

COOLEST. CARPET. EVER. Design and Photography by AreaPavimenti.it I thought my shower curtain map of the world was pretty sweet but this gigantic carpet of Africa is on a whole other level. Created by Italian company Area Pavimenti, this design is part of their Inspiration Series which they say is: “An assortment…

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Jun 28, 2012

Helsinki Rock Church Built Inside a Giant Piece of Granite

interior shot of the Temppeliaukio Rock Church in helsinki finland from the balcony during the day

Photograph by Matthew Duncan Temppeliaukio Church aka ‘the Rock Church’ is an incredible building in Helsinki, Finland. It was designed by brothers Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen and was consecrated in 1969. The Lutheran Church is one of Helsinki’s most popular tourist attractions with over 500,000 annual visitors. The church was built inside a…

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Jun 28, 2012

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

The Top 50 'Pictures of the Day' for 2012

*Update: The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012 have just been published. Click here to check out the most up-to-date post! After the positive reception from last year’s “Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011“, we promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ at the end of every…

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Jun 27, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Seahorse Inspects a Diver’s Watch

seahorse checks out divers watch and own reflection underwater

A SEAHORSE INSPECTS A DIVER’S WATCH Photograph by Don McLeish In this remarkable capture, a seahorse checks out a diver’s watch (and own reflection) underwater. Given the clarity of the clouds in the reflection, this was likely taken quite close to the surface. A reverse image search on Tineye and Google did…

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