Category: LISTS

Oct 25, 2011

15 Incredible Vertical Gardens Around the World

15 Incredible Vertical Gardens Around the World

Halles Avignon – Provence, Cote, d’Azue | Artwork and Photography by PATRICK BLANC Born June 3rd, 1953 in Paris, France, Patrick Blanc is a botanist and creator of the vertical garden. A scientist, working for the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) since 1982, Blanc’s vertical gardens have taken him around the…

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Oct 22, 2011

10 Jaw-Dropping Pumpkin Carvings by Ray Villafane

10 Jaw-Dropping Pumpkin Carvings by Ray Villafane

Artwork and Photography by RAY VILLAFANE @ VILLAFANE STUDIOS Born in Queens, New York, artist Ray Villafane carves some of the most incredible pumpkins on Earth, garnering international acclaim and notable clients around the world. Ray also works with sand sculptures in addition to designing his own toys and action figures. Be sure…

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Oct 10, 2011

This Artist Transforms US Banknotes Into Hilarious Portraits

This Artist Transforms US Banknotes Into Hilarious Portraits

Artwork by JAMES CHARLES Any artwork associated with the ‘almighty dollar’ carries extra meaning. On the surface, manipulation of currency in any form is illegal. So any tampering, even a simple doodle, is a form of rebellion. The deeper you go, the narrative ‘gets richer’, raising questions about society’s value of the dollar…

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Oct 6, 2011

20 Most Inspirational Quotes by Steve Jobs

20 Most Inspirational Quotes by Steve Jobs

The world lost a visionary yesterday. The outpouring of support and admiration has been remarkable. In the words of Seth Godin, ‘there’s too much to say, too many capable of saying it better than I ever could.’ So instead, the Sifter will remember these words of wisdom from Steve Jobs himself. Below are…

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Oct 4, 2011

15 Beautiful Libraries Around the World

15 Beautiful Libraries Around the World

Trinity College Library – University of Dublin | Photograph via Skylark Studio Following up from last year’s highly popular post ‘15 Incredible Libraries Around the World‘, the Sifter has compiled another collection of beautiful libraries from your comments and suggestions. Ultimately, it is the books within these buildings that make it special, but many…

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Oct 1, 2011

18 National Flags Made From Food

18 National Flags Made From Food

ITALY – Basil, pasta, tomatoes These delicious flags were designed for the Sydney International Food Festival by the advertising agency WHYBINTBWA. It’s a fantastic concept that creates a nation’s flag from the food associated with the country. Now many of you will likely disagree with some of the foods selected to symbolize a…

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Sep 22, 2011

21 Hilarious Quotes by Ron Artest aka Metta World Peace

21 Hilarious Quotes by Ron Artest aka Metta World Peace

Ron Artest aka Metta World Peace on Twitter August 7, 2011 Ron Artest, who legally changed his name to ‘Metta World Peace’ last Friday (Sept 16, 2011), is an NBA Champion currently playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. Drafted in 1999, Artest has had a fascinating NBA career. Many will remember him for his…

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