35+ Popular Tourist Sites You Should See Before They Disappear
Sep12

35+ Popular Tourist Sites You Should See Before They Disappear

Some of the world’s most stunning natural sites and iconic, man-made structures might not be around in the future. Thanks to a combination of factors like climate change and increased development project proposals in their areas, some of these popular tourist attractions are starting to shrink in size, sink, or erode. From the breathtaking Alps to the iconic Taj Mahal, we’ve put together a list of some of the most famous...

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This $135 Million Mansion Could Shatter Real Estate Records In Beverly Hills
Sep07

This $135 Million Mansion Could Shatter Real Estate Records In Beverly Hills

Courtesy of John Aaroe GroupSlap down $135 million for this house and you can be neighbors with Jane Fonda and Swedish gaming billionaire Markus Persson. Perched on a promontory overlooking Los Angeles is a true Beverly Hills palace. The crown jewel of the exclusive Trousdale Estates neighborhood, the property once belonged to comedian Danny Thomas, who starred in “The Danny Thomas Show” (aka “Make Room For...

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25+ Of The Coolest New Buildings On The Planet
Sep06

25+ Of The Coolest New Buildings On The Planet

World Architecture Festival Built in 2013, this wedding chapel on the grounds of a Japanese resort is nominated in the religious buildings category. The World Architecture Festival — held this year in Singapore — won’t name 2015’s Building of the Year until November, but the nominations are officially in. With 338 buildings in the running, we combed through the contenders and made our own shortlist. From a ribbon-inspired...

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Shape-Shifting ‘Origami’ Pots That Grow Together With Your Plants
Jul10

Shape-Shifting ‘Origami’ Pots That Grow Together With Your Plants

Growth, an innovative pot design inspired by the Japanese art of origami, grows together with your plant, expanding to accommodate more soil and a wider root network. This design, by the London-based duo at Studio Ayaskan, aims to make plant pots more sustainable than ever. “In nature, everything evolves, adapts, grows, blooms, degrades, dies, gets absorbed, reused,” the designers, Bike and Begum Ayaskan, told Contemporist. “The...

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30+ Yet to be Built Modern Dream Homes by SAOTA – Part 2
Jun14

30+ Yet to be Built Modern Dream Homes by SAOTA – Part 2

Cape Town-based studio SAOTA is well-known to our readers. Driven by the dynamic combination of Stefan Antoni, Philip Olmesdahl, Greg Truen and Phillippe Fouche, SOATA’s teams work from their headquarter in South Africa on projects all around the world. Here is the second part of their yet to be built residential projects, with some of them already under construction. Just like in the first part of this collection, all of the...

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30+ Yet to be Built Modern Dream Homes by SAOTA – Part 1
Jun14

30+ Yet to be Built Modern Dream Homes by SAOTA – Part 1

Cape Town-based studio SAOTA is well-known to our readers. Driven by the dynamic combination of Stefan Antoni, Philip Olmesdahl, Greg Truen and Phillippe Fouche, SOATA’s teams work from their headquarter in South Africa on projects all around the world. We have gathered a massive collection of their yet to be built residential projects, with some of them already under construction. All of the residences featured below are...

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Tiny Wind & Solar Powered Home Lets You Live Off The Grid Anywhere In The World
Jun12

Tiny Wind & Solar Powered Home Lets You Live Off The Grid Anywhere In The World

Eco Capsules, designed by Bratislava-based Nice Architects, promise to let anyone live off the grid for up to a year. Each unit is equipped with solar panels, a retractable wind-turbine, and a design that captures rainwater. Inside, you’ll find a kitchenette with running water, a flushing toilet, and hot shower. The Eco Capsule “is suitable for a wide range of applications,” write the designers, such as an “independent research...

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The Famous #FollowMeTo Couple Finally Got Married!
Jun09

The Famous #FollowMeTo Couple Finally Got Married!

Murad Osmann, the famous Russian photographer behind the #FollowMeTo photo project, has finally married Natalia Zakharova, his beautiful sweetheart who has been leading him around the world. “I promise to hold your hand and tell you I love you every day for the rest of our lives,” Osmann writes on his Instagram. We wish this talented and wonderful couple love, happiness and good fortune. Check out their wedding photos below! More...

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Fashion Inspired By Nature In Diptychs By Liliya Hudyakova
May08

Fashion Inspired By Nature In Diptychs By Liliya Hudyakova

The world of fashion often draws heavily upon the natural world to drive its creativity, and is precisely this link that Russian artist Liliya Hudyakova has such a good eye for. Her Fashion & Nature photo series pairs accomplished fashion designer’s dresses and other pieces with the natural views that she imagines might have inspired them. The resulting juxtapositions draw an undeniable link between the clothing we see on the...

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Forget Coffins – Organic Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones Into Trees
Feb28

Forget Coffins – Organic Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones Into Trees

The idea of coming full circle and returning whence we came from is one that appeals to many of us, regardless of our faith (or lack thereof), and this is an idea captured perfectly by this beautiful new burial method developed in Italy. The Capsula Mundi project by designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel has developed an organic, biodegradable burial capsule that will turn the deceased’s body into nutrients for a tree that will grow...

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