Dec 2, 2009

Picture of the Day – December 2, 2009

Picture of the Day – December 2, 2009

THE STELVIO PASS, ITALY Photography by Damian Morys The Passo dello Stelvio, located in Italy, at 2757 m (9045 feet) is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps. It was picked by the British automotive show Top Gear as its choice for the “greatest driving road in the world”, although their search was…

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Jun 7, 2010

Remember Jenga? This is the House Version of It

Remember Jenga? This is the House Version of It

Remember Jenga? The game of wooden blocks, steady hands and wobbly structures? Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has designed a space that closely resembles the classic childhood pastime. Through strict use of only 350mm (14 inch) beams, Fujimoto has created a fascinating space where inhabitants ‘discover, rather than be prescribed; the functionalities of the space’. Photograph…

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Dec 21, 2009

The Highest Waterfall in the World

The Highest Waterfall in the World

Photograph by ENT108 At fifteen times the height of Niagara Falls, Angel Falls is the highest in the world. Just how tall is it? How did it get its name? Did someone seriously BASE jump from the top? Littered amongst the stunning images below you will find the answers. Enjoy! Angel Falls is the world’s…

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Feb 19, 2010

The Friday Shirk Report – February 19, 2010 | Volume 45

The Friday Shirk Report – February 19, 2010 | Volume 45

Welcome to the Friday Shirk Report where you will find 20 images, 10 articles and 5 videos from the previous week of sifting. Enjoy! *For those that prefer the links open in a new tab/window, try holding the CTRL key whilst clicking a link with your mouse 20 IMAGES – This is how gangstas roll…

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Mar 15, 2010

Vertical Panoramic Photography: 15 Breathtaking Examples

Vertical Panoramic Photography: 15 Breathtaking Examples

When I posted this image of the Notre Dame Cathedral as a ‘Picture of the Day’, I knew I would have to further explore the world of vertical panoramic photography. The effect is achieved by using software to digitally stitch together a series of photos. Outdoor vertical panoramas definitely present additional challenges as lighting can…

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Feb 1, 2010

Ridiculous Open-Concept Luxury Loft in SoHo

Ridiculous Open-Concept Luxury Loft in SoHo

Every couple months I’ll spend a night sifting through luxury properties for sale in New York City. It’s the only place in the world where you can easily find 50+ listings ranging from $5 million – $75 million at any given time. Understanding the density of Manhattan, it’s always fascinating how expensive a square foot…

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Apr 1, 2010

The Coolest Butcher Shop in Australia

The Coolest Butcher Shop in Australia

Photograph by Paul Gosney VICTOR CHURCHILL BUTCHERY – SINCE 1876 – Established in 1876, the original Churchill’s butcher shop, located on Queen Street in Woollahra, was founded by James Churchill. – Victor and Cyril Churchill, James’ sons, took over the management of the store with Victor Churchill managing the store for the longest period of…

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Dec 18, 2009

The Friday Shirk Report – December 18, 2009 | Volume 36

The Friday Shirk Report – December 18, 2009 | Volume 36

Welcome to the Friday Shirk Report where you will find 20 images, 10 articles and 5 videos from the previous week of sifting. Enjoy! *For those that prefer the links open in a new tab/window, try holding the CTRL key whilst clicking a link with your mouse 20 IMAGES – Candid Photo of the Year…

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Jan 25, 2010

Maltese Falcon: Third Largest Sailing Yacht in the World

Maltese Falcon: Third Largest Sailing Yacht in the World

Photograph by Doyle Sails If you have an affinity for yachting and $100+ million in disposable income, the Maltese Falcon is all you. Should your preference lean towards a modest one week rental of the mega-yacht, it should only set you back about $600,000. For the rest of us aspiring mega-yacht owners that may…

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Feb 8, 2010

How to Make Small-Scale Super-Realistic Model Landscapes

How to Make Small-Scale Super-Realistic Model Landscapes

I first discovered Matthew Albanese’s work through my friend JohnnyCat, an author/editor for the newly-designed Neatorama. Matthew creates incredibly detailed miniature-scale model landscapes and then uses a camera technique known as forced perspective to create super-realistic photographs you swear were real! If you can’t believe it’s not butter, you won’t believe these aren’t real until…

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