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May 2, 2011

The Top 25 Ranked Freshwater Aquariums in the World

The Top 25 Ranked Freshwater Aquariums in the World

Since 2001, the International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (IAPLC) has been the largest planted aquarium design competition in the world. Hobbyists from all over the globe enter their aquariums in hopes of winning the grand prize of 1 million Yen (approx. $12K USD). However, more important than the monetary reward is the global ranking…

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Apr 21, 2011

Jade Mountain: Where All Rooms Have Infinity Pools

Jade Mountain: Where All Rooms Have Infinity Pools

Located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, Jade Mountain in St. Lucia is one of the most incredible resorts the Sifter has seen. Each room has only three walls and a private infinity pool with stunning panoramic views of the beautiful Caribbean. A tropical oasis, this slice of heaven doesn’t come cheap, with nightly rates…

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Apr 18, 2011

‘Calligraffiti’ by Greg Papagrigoriou [25 pics]

‘Calligraffiti’ by Greg Papagrigoriou [25 pics]

Based out of Athens, Greece, artist and designer Greg Papagrigoriou has a love for lettering. Taking his typography talents to the streets, Greg’s artwork is a refreshing change to the more typical lettering seen in the streets. While Greg is still in school studying graphic design, it’s nice to see him exploring his craft…

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Apr 14, 2011

The Mighty Tiger: 15 Facts and 25 Stunning Photos

The Mighty Tiger: 15 Facts and 25 Stunning Photos

Photograph by TODD RYBURN Beautiful, deadly and endangered. The tiger is all of these. Below you will find 15 fascinating facts and 25 incredible photographs of this magnificent animal. 2. Photograph by MILA ZINKOVA 3. Photograph by MIKE SEAMONS The tiger is the largest of the four “big cats” (lions, jaguars,…

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Apr 11, 2011

The Ultimate Maldives Gallery [30 pics]

The Ultimate Maldives Gallery [30 pics]

Photograph via Beautiful places to visit Just like Bora Bora, the Maldives is another tropical paradise that feels like a fantasy world. Hundreds of lush islands, lined with the whitest sandy beaches, and surrounded by the bluest of water; the Malvides is a slice of heaven. Check out the beautiful photographs below along with…

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Apr 7, 2011

25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World

25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World

Turks & Caicos – Photograph by IPWNNOOBS Fellow blogger Tom Moran from Urban Ghosts inspired this post. His excellent article on ‘Ship Graveyards: Abandoned Ships, Boats and Shipyards‘ sent me on a quest to find some incredible photographs of shipwrecks around the world. The United Nations estimates that there are more than 3 million…

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Apr 4, 2011

Incredible Cement Factory Conversion in Barcelona [30 pics]

Incredible Cement Factory Conversion in Barcelona [30 pics]

Photograph by Ricardo Bofill The cement factory conversion by Ricardo Bofill in Barcelona, Spain is one of the most interesting the Sifter has seen to date. With over 30 silos, multiple buildings and towering ceilings throughout, the space is incredibly raw and presents countless design challenges. Now a multi-purpose facility with an office, residence,…

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