Category: STORIES

Nov 23, 2012

Awesome Grandpa Models for Granddaughters Clothing Line

Awesome Grandpa Models for Granddaughters Clothing Line

72-year-old grandfather Liu Xianping has gone viral, modelling clothes for his granddaughter’s clothing line Yuekou. The online fashion store was started by Liu’s granddaughter Ms. LV and four other graduates from her college. According to Offbeat China, Ms. LV says it all started one day when her grandpa came to help with unpacking: “he…

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Nov 22, 2012

China Builds Highway Around House That Refuses to Move

China Builds Highway Around House That Refuses to Move

Photograph by China Daily (via National Post) In the city of Wenling, located in China’s eastern province of Zheijang, a highway has been built around a residential building that refuses to relocate. Luo Baogen, unsatisfied with the relocation compensation offered by the government decided to remain in the half-demolished building with his wife. According…

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Nov 17, 2012

Life Size Replica of the Iconic Hot Wheels Twin Mill

Life Size Replica of the Iconic Hot Wheels Twin Mill

Photograph by Sarah (Pandora-no-hako on Flickr) In 1968, American toymaker Mattel released a series of 1:64 scale die cast cars called Hot Wheels. The first series of cars released (16 in total) were ‘customized’ versions of well known models like the the Camaro, Corvette and Mustang. However, later that year, Hot Wheels designer Ira…

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Nov 15, 2012

The Least Likely to be Adopted

The Least Likely to be Adopted

LaNola Stone is a New York City-based professional photographer, artist, author, and educator. In an effort to help out her local animal shelter, Stone used her photography skills to try and find the animals ‘longest in residence’ a new home. Stone remarks: “The concept was to make ‘fashionesque images’ of the longest in residence…

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Nov 10, 2012

The Most Liked and Retweeted Photo in History

The Most Liked and Retweeted Photo in History

On November 6, 2012 at precisely 11:15pm ET on Facebook and 11:16pm ET on Twitter, Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America, posted the photo above with the caption, “Four more years.” As of November 10, 2012 @ 1:30pm ET, the Facebook photo has 4,306,739 ‘Likes’, 577,941 shares and 207,747 comments;…

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Nov 8, 2012

The Story Behind the Blacked-Out Photo of New York

The Story Behind the Blacked-Out Photo of New York

Photograph by Iwan Baan for New York Magazine The latest cover of New York Magazine (November 12 issue) features an incredible aerial photograph of a blacked-out New York City. The cover image conveys the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy as it left much of downtown Manhattan powerless. In fact, New York Magazine’s own offices…

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Nov 7, 2012

The Life of a Bench in the Ukraine

The Life of a Bench in the Ukraine

In his series entitled ‘Bench‘, photographer Eugene Kotenko shot the activities that took place around a specific bench outside of his apartment over a period of four years. Documented in the Ukraine, the bench was located beside a government housing building. The variety is quite interesting. Even though the focus is on a single…

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