Friday, August 19, 2011

Day and Night

There is a museum in Stockholm with exhibitions of photographies only, and I really hope that there one day will be photos by Stephen Wilkes. He mixes day with night - and it takes him a minimum of 10 hours to accomplish each shot!

Sources: here  and there.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bridal race

                            Here comes the bride! 50 women running for prices in Belgrad.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Insects and nature are often one whole, almost indistinguishable from each other. Others are just cool.

"Attack, dudes."
As for humans being invisible, it is apparently possible if 1) you are an artist, or 2) if you are a scientist.
Least exciting goes first: a so-called thermo optical camera used by researchers at Tokyo University. It is highly dependent on the viewer's position, as the jacket simply films what happens at the back of the person
and displays it on his/hers front.

Yeah, yeah, we know, it's an old experiment...

Meet Liu Boli instead, an artist from China.
Somewhat harder to find.
Artist Desiree Palmen also puts down almost a day's work on each camouflage photo.

Either the top part is a really well made painted cloth, or a really well made part of the photo,
or it's simply me, or... a zest of Photoshop perhaps?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Floral Festivals

Spring is on its way, let us celebrate!
New Zealand's festival of flowers is held 11 February - 6 March this year.
Another flower festival, "with a myriad of flowers", is hold annually in Hungarian Debrecen.
Floral beauty and elegance at Festival of the Flowers (Feria de las Flores) in Medellín, Colombia.
The picture is from the famous Silleteros Parade.
Flowers made of flowers!
On April 16th, the The Netherland's nearest upcoming Flower Parade will travel the 40 kilometers
from Noordwijk to Haarlem. This year's theme is music, and if you miss this parade,
 there will be another seven floral festivals this year.

Chiang Rai festival in Thailand is probably the first Floral Festival every year,
as it starts on December 25th and lasts till January 3rd.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Unique shops 1.

The shop American Eagle in New York displays your name and a picture of you taken in the shop if you bought quite many garments. 15 seconds of fame, as they call it :)

Then we have The Gap.

(From the other side of the road, you can see that even parked bicycles nearby are turned upside down.)

"Shopping turned on its head", was the campaign's slogan.

Friday, March 4, 2011


Why not?

These cuties are from Orrefors in Sweden. Looking at them, it feels like Christmas again.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Home made spring

Somebody had put up green leaves of soft neon green fabrics using wire on this sleepy winter tree in the center of Stockholm.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Aiming higher

Excalibur is world's highest climbing wall in Groningen, The Netherlands. (Source.)
And in order to come down, there is this option (however in Brasil, 
Atrações do Beach Park):

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

They have the BEST transport in the world

"They" being Mumbai (former Bombay) in India. BEST stands for Brihanmumbai (Greater Mummbai) Electric Supply & Transport.  

Sunday, February 20, 2011

70-year-old DJ

Granny Bling-Bling.
Perhaps you already know her as DJ Mamy?

Ruth Flowers became a diskjockey at the fantastic age of  70 years. She has already DJ-ed at the Cannes Film festival and is on a tour this spring, visiting for example Germany and Singapore.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Puzzles just got a new dimension...
...and somebody who failed laying the puzzle decided to throw cubes at Abercrombie Lane in Sydney... (Source.)

Home design

This tap IS a (modern) vase.

Perfect even if you do not want to hide how polluted your water  is....

Monday, February 14, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Freezing festivities

The Japanese Sapporo Snow Festival is held for the 62nd time this year, from 7th till 13th of February. It once started with high school students building six snow statues in Odori park; today, it is one of Japan's largest winter events with about two million people that come to watch the hundreds of chilly sculptures every year.

Wonder how many snowflakes and graupels fit into this sculpture?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Cool libraries

This is a typical picture of a library: you just feel overwhelmed. (Key words: Oh My God, knowledge, 17-th century, other centuries).
Melk library in Austria.

At Trinity College.

In Babylonian times (or was it when Rome had its peak?) the one and only library contained as much as two books, both of them chained to the walls. Today it is quite the opposite:

A Rainbow library.

Then, there are hyper modern buildings as well as simple wooden arrangements on the countryside... All of them containing books. (More cool libraries found here.)

In Italy.

In Thailand.
And the best part:

Cardiff Public Library.
Kansas City Public Library.