Category: LISTS

Mar 13, 2013

The 50 Most Perfectly Timed Photos Ever

The 50 Most Perfectly Timed Photos Ever

By Internet standards, a perfectly timed photo occurs when two of the following three conditions are met: 1. Perfect Place 2. Perfect Time 3. Perfect Angle Sometimes the holy trinity of perfectness is achieved and you get an Internet classic like so many of the photographs below. There are countless galleries of these images…

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Mar 6, 2013

Detailed Floor Plans of TV Show Apartments

Detailed Floor Plans of TV Show Apartments

Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde is a professional interior designer from Spain. In his free time he makes detailed floor plans of homes from popular television shows and movies. All floor plans are hand drawn with coloured pens and even include furniture and other decorations. What’s most impressive is the attention given to accurately portraying dimensions…

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Mar 5, 2013

21 Roads You Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

21 Roads You Have to Drive in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing like a road trip to really experience a country. From coastal highways and dizzying mountain passes, to scenic routes through national parks and bridges over great spans of water; roads are the circulatory system that connects a country. After an extensive search online, the Sifter has compiled a list of some of…

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Mar 4, 2013

Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th Annual Photo Contest [25 pics]

Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th Annual Photo Contest [25 pics]

Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th Annual Photo Contest has just announced the 50 finalists for this year’s competition. The contest received over 37,600 photo submissions from photographers in 112 countries around the world. The Smithsonian will be awarding eight prizes: Grand Prize: $2,500 Category Winners: The winners of each of the five categories will receive $500…

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Feb 25, 2013

12 Examples of Frost Shadows

12 Examples of Frost Shadows

For those that live in colder climates where snow is an annual occurrence (Toronto, Canada myself), frost shadows are a fairly common sighting. But for our readers in warmer temperatures who perhaps never get to experience the joy (and pain) of a snowy winter, you may have never witnessed this phenomena. Recent posts on…

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Feb 21, 2013

Cramped Hong Kong Apartments from Above

Cramped Hong Kong Apartments from Above

Founded in 1972, the Society for Community Organization (SoCO) in Hong Kong recently released this series of startling photographs that show the cramped living conditions of residents by shooting entire ‘apartments’ from above. While the use of a wide-angle lens certainly dramatizes the effect, there is no doubt that these are very small living…

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Feb 19, 2013

Soldiers Engraved Lighters from Vietnam

Soldiers Engraved Lighters from Vietnam

Last year, Cowan’s Auctions put up a lot of 282 Vietnam War-era Zippo lighters featuring personalized and anonymous engravings chosen by U.S. soldiers, sailors, and airmen during deployment. The collection was compiled by American artist Bradford Edwards over several years in the 1990s, on-site in Vietnam. The collection sold for $35,250 on June 21,…

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