Category: LISTS

Sep 30, 2014

18 Conversation Pits Worth Talking About

18 Conversation Pits Worth Talking About

A conversation pit is an architectural features that incorporates built-in seating into a depressed section of flooring within a larger room. It is sometimes referred to as a ‘sunken living room’ and was a popular design style from the 1950s to 1970s across Europe and North America. [source] Modernist architects Eero Saarinen and Alexander…

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Sep 29, 2014

The 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest [10 photos]

The 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest [10 photos]

The 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest is under way with entries being accepted until October 31, 2014. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015. The First Place winner in each category (People,…

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Sep 29, 2014

The Reykjavik Police Department’s Instagram Feed is Pure Gold

The Reykjavik Police Department’s Instagram Feed is Pure Gold

According to the BBC, Iceland has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the world. Police are unarmed, ‘hard drugs’ usage is low and tensions between economic classes is virtually non-existent. [source] Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland and their Metropolitan Police Department has an official Instagram account that is…

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Sep 19, 2014

10 Times Panoramas Went Wrong

10 Times Panoramas Went Wrong

Sometimes panoramas just don’t work. A shaky hand or moving object can really mess things up, but sometimes, accidents can lead to funny outcomes and everybody wins! Over the last year I’ve noticed a lot of funny panoramas on reddit and decided to compile the best ones into a single post. Enjoy! 1.…

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Sep 16, 2014

14 Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Animal Eyes

14 Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Animal Eyes

Photographer Suren Manevlyan (featured previously here, here and here) is back with his latest series of macro eye close-ups, Animal eyes 3. The amazing photos provide an astonishing level of detail and cover a wide variety of animals. In parallel to photography Suren has been teaching physics, mathematics, projective geometry and astronomy at the…

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Sep 15, 2014

Black and White Portraits of Faces Painted Black and White

Black and White Portraits of Faces Painted Black and White

Weird Beauty is a collaboration between photographer Alexander Khokhlov and make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan (featured previously). On the Behance project page, Khokhlov explains: The “Weird Beauty” project is made in collaboration with great make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan. In these series we decided to deny any color in our series except black and white to…

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Sep 13, 2014

These Adorable Grandmas Keep Accidentally Tagging Themselves as Grandmaster Flash

These Adorable Grandmas Keep Accidentally Tagging Themselves as Grandmaster Flash

Facebook’s ‘auto-tagging’ feature sometimes leads to unexpected results. For example, there are a growing number of grandmothers on Facebook who have accidentally tagged hip hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash in their status update when trying to sign off their message with a ‘Love Grandma’ or something similar. The hilarious results can be seen on Grandmaster…

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