Heavy Snowfall Hits Tokyo, And The Results Are Pretty Much What You’d Expect
Jan24

Heavy Snowfall Hits Tokyo, And The Results Are Pretty Much What You’d Expect

Downtown Tokyo saw its heaviest snowfall for years this Monday, causing travel chaos throughout the city. Cars were stranded and abandoned on roads, trains stopped running and people were left stuck at the airport as 250 international flights were cancelled. “It hasn’t snowed in Tokyo in four years,” Tokyo resident Yukimura, which coincidentally enough means ‘Snow Village’ in Japanese, told A&D.“Four years ago...

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50+ Brilliant Tombstones By People Whose Sense Of Humor Will Live Forever
Jan23

50+ Brilliant Tombstones By People Whose Sense Of Humor Will Live Forever

People’s last words stick with us for a long time, but memory fades and stone doesn’t. Unless you get cremated and your ashes end up in an ugly urn, your remains get a grave, and together with it – the last opportunity to entertain those who drop by for a visit. A&D has compiled a list of some of the funniest epitaphs on tombstones, proving that a sense of humor can live forever. From a delicious fudge recipe to...

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Comics About Making It Through Life
Jan23

Comics About Making It Through Life

A little over a year ago I started drawing comics to help with my depression. Some dark humor poking fun at my own struggles to remind myself to smile, or just stupid jokes that make me laugh. I never really expected them to resonate with other people, but since I’ve started the support has been a great reminder that I’m not alone in my problems. My sense of humor has always been my first line of defense, and maybe it can...

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Here Are The 11 Photographers That Won The Prestigious Hasselblad Masters Awards Of 2018
Jan19

Here Are The 11 Photographers That Won The Prestigious Hasselblad Masters Awards Of 2018

One of the most prestigious photography competitions in the world has announced the winners of its 2018 contest. The Hasselblad Masters Awards are held once every 2 years, selecting the very best photographers in 11 categories. This time, the contest attracted 31,500 entries (175% more than two years ago), receiving some of the most stunning pictures from across the world. From intimate portraits to otherworldly landscapes, the...

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30+ Epic Toy Design Fails That Are So Bad, It’s Hilarious
Jan17

30+ Epic Toy Design Fails That Are So Bad, It’s Hilarious

We’ve seen our share of crappy design, but store shelves are so abundant with them, there’s always more to poke fun at. For example, toys. They’re usually designed and made by adults, so you’d expect a considerable amount of consideration before manufacturing them, right? Well, not so much. A&D has collected some of the most questionable toys to prove that some designers have no clue what they’re...

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Architect Designs Incredible House Out Of Shipping Containers, And The Interior Is As Good As The Exterior
Jan17

Architect Designs Incredible House Out Of Shipping Containers, And The Interior Is As Good As The Exterior

Living in a shipping container in the middle of the desert might not sound like everybody’s idea of fun, but wait until you see this stunning creation by London-based designer James Whitaker. The 200-square metre house, which includes a kitchen, a living room, and three en-suite bedrooms, is made from several conjoined shipping containers set at various different angles, creating the illusion of a flower blooming in the desert or a...

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These Memo Pads Reveal Architectural Sites As Each Sheet is Removed
Jan17

These Memo Pads Reveal Architectural Sites As Each Sheet is Removed

Architecture lovers and amateur archaeologists take note – or rather, get ready to take notes. The Omoshiro Block by Triad utilizes laser-cutting technology to create what seems to be a cube of paper note cards at first but is something much more. Only you’ll have to exhaust the entire deck of pages to fully reveal the hidden object! From Kyoto’s Kiyomizudera Temple to Tokyo Tower, the series includes some of the most popular...

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A Thermometer Just Broke At -62°C (-80°F) In The World’s Coldest Village, And The Photos Are Breathtaking
Jan16

A Thermometer Just Broke At -62°C (-80°F) In The World’s Coldest Village, And The Photos Are Breathtaking

Welcome to Oymyakon, a village where students are expected to attend class till temperatures reach minus -52°C (-62°F). The remote Siberian village is considered to be the coldest permanently inhabited settlement in the world, and it has just plummeted into a -62°C (-80°F) winter, making our daily complaints about the weather sound rather silly. We already introduced you this place when a photographer Amos Chapple traveled there to...

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It’s So Cold In North America That Niagara Falls Is Frozen, And It Looks Like Something From Narnia
Jan03

It’s So Cold In North America That Niagara Falls Is Frozen, And It Looks Like Something From Narnia

Niagara falls are a spectacular place to visit at any time of year, however in winter, especially seriously cold winters like North America is currently experiencing, they are truly a breathtaking sight. While the bitter temperatures have caused chaos in some areas and affected the New Year’s plans of millions, one upside to the big chill is the raw beauty of nature. Many areas of the falls have frozen, forming huge, elaborately...

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