Peter Callesen’s Single Sheet Paper Sculpture

Peter Callesen’s Single Sheet Paper Sculpture

Danish artist Peter Callesen creates three dimensional sculptures by folding a single sheet of paper. Each work is made by cutting a single sheet and using only the removed paper to create figures or buildings. These sheets can be as small as…

Jason Tozer’s Planetary Bubbles

Jason Tozer’s Planetary Bubbles

These planetary pictures of Jupiter like gas-giants with swirling hurricanes are actually common soap bubbles. Photographer Jason Tozer was commissioned to make these using Sony’s Alpha 350 DSLR camera by the visual communication magazine Creative Review. The shoot came about after Sony…

The Curious Case of Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog

The Curious Case of Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog

Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog are two municipalities that divide the town of Baarle on the border between the Netherlands and Belgium. Baarle-Nassau is located in southern Netherlands in the North Brabant province and Baarle-Hertog is located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Both…

Sawdust Carpets During Semana Santa in Antigua

Sawdust Carpets During Semana Santa in Antigua

Antigua, Guatemala puts up one of the largest Easter celebration in North America, with an estimated 200,000 people flocking to this Colonial town every year to watch the colourful Semana Santa celebrations or Holy Week, leading up to Easter. Thousands of national…

Coming of Age in Cartography: Evolution of the World Map

Coming of Age in Cartography: Evolution of the World Map

Mapmaking has been an integral part of human history for thousands of years. It is believed that the human activity of graphically representing one’s perception of his world is a universally acquired skill and one that pre-dates virtually all other forms of…

Les Machines de l’Île: Machines of the Isle of Nantes

Les Machines de l’Île: Machines of the Isle of Nantes

Machines of the Isle of Nantes or Les Machines de l’Île de Nantes are a set of gigantic mechanical animals designed by Francois Delarozière and Pierre Orefice as an artistic, touristic and cultural project based in Nantes, France. The project is a…

Thousands of Pink Flamingos at Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Thousands of Pink Flamingos at Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Lake Nakuru is one of the three inter-linked lakes in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya. These lakes are home to 13 globally threatened bird species and some of the highest bird diversities in the world. An absolutely incredible feature of Lake…

India’s Death Defying ‘Maut ka Kuaa’ or ‘Well of Death’

India’s Death Defying ‘Maut ka Kuaa’ or ‘Well of Death’

‘Maut ka Kuaa’, which translates to the ‘Well of Death’ in English, also sometimes called the ‘Wall of Death’, is a death defying and gravity defying stunt that one often gets to see in various carnivals or ‘melas’ across India. The stunt…

Polish Architect Builds World’s Thinnest House

Polish Architect Builds World’s Thinnest House

Polish architect Jakub Szczesny claims to have built the world’s narrowest house, just 122 centimetres across. The house is squeezed into an alleyway formed between a pre-World War II house and a modern apartment at Chlodna 22 Street and Zelazna 74 Street…

Javier Arizabalo’s Photorealistic Paintings

Javier Arizabalo’s Photorealistic Paintings

Javier Arizabalo was born in Saint Jean de Luz, France in 1965. His passion for art lead him to Bilbao, Spain where he studied and earned a degree from the School of Fine Arts. Today he lives and works in Irun, Spain.…

Kowloon Walled City, a Population Density Nightmare

Kowloon Walled City, a Population Density Nightmare

Kowloon Walled City was a largely ungoverned Chinese settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong, comprising of 350 interconnected high-rise buildings where 33,000 residents lived within a plot measuring just 210 meter by 120 meter. Originally a Chinese military fort, the Walled City became…

Verdon Gorge: The Grand Canyon of Europe

Verdon Gorge: The Grand Canyon of Europe

The Verdon Gorge, called Gorges du Verdon in French, in south-eastern France between the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and the Var is a spectacular river canyon that is often considered to be one of Europe’s most beautiful. The 25 kilometres long canyon is up to…

Chris Jordan’s Portraits of American Mass Consumption

Chris Jordan’s Portraits of American Mass Consumption

American photographer Chris Jordan using large-scale works depict the magnitude of our consumerism and its impact on our environment. Like Edward Burtynsky, Jordan uses large scale photographs to depict scenes of infrastructure and industrial waste that few of us will ever experience…

The Tree Houses of the Korowai Tribe of New Guinea

The Tree Houses of the Korowai Tribe of New Guinea

Deep within the inaccessible jungle of the southeast Indonesian province of Papua, about 150 kilometres inland from the Arafura Sea, lives the Korowai tribe – a clan totally isolated from the rest of the world. They are hunter-gatherers living in a small…

Construction of an Amazing Underground Hotel in Songjiang Begins

Construction of an Amazing Underground Hotel in Songjiang Begins

Some years ago, a British engineering firm Atkins proposed an extravagant design for a five-star hotel located deep within a 100-meter, abandoned and half flooded pit near the base of Tianmashan Mountain in the Songjiang District of Shanghai. Construction on the 19-story,…

V8 Car Themed Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany

V8 Car Themed Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany

Located in Stuttgart, Germany – a German international hub for car dealers – the V8 Hotel is a paradise for car enthusiasts. The hotel features 10 different themed rooms dedicated to themes related to the automobile world – from car wash and…

Volkswagen’s Car Towers at Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany

Volkswagen’s Car Towers at Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany

The Autostadt is a visitor attraction adjacent to the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, with a prime focus on automobiles. It features a museum, feature pavilions for the principal automobile brands in the Volkswagen Group, a customer centre where customers can pick…

Human Tower Building at Castells Competition in Tarragona

Human Tower Building at Castells Competition in Tarragona

The Tarragona Human Tower Competition is an annual sporting event carried out by the best teams in the country and it is held every two years in Tarragona, a city in Spain’s Catalonia region about 50 miles southwest of Barcelona. Nearly 6000…

The Dubai Fountain – World’s Largest Dancing Fountain

The Dubai Fountain – World’s Largest Dancing Fountain

Set on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai, the Dubai fountain can shoot 83,000 liters of water at any moment and water jets as high as 240 feet into the air. Illuminated by…

Inside Google’s Data Centers

Inside Google’s Data Centers

Google has just launched a new site that offers visitors a glimpse into the massive data centers that power Google. The site features photographs from inside some of the eight data centers that Google Inc. runs in the U.S., Finland and Belgium.…

Andy Rudak’s Cardboard Cities

Andy Rudak’s Cardboard Cities

London-based still life advertising photographer Andy Rudak has recently embarked on a more personal project, creating a series of cityscapes made entirely from cardboard. With the help of set-builder Luke Aan de Wiel, Andy recreated surreal views of cities like London, New…

The Lumberjacks Who Felled California’s Giant Redwoods

The Lumberjacks Who Felled California’s Giant Redwoods

This series of photos from the 1915-era capture lumberjacks working among the redwoods in Humboldt County, California, when tree logging was at its peak. The photos are part of the Humboldt State University Library Special Collections, a series of pictures from northwest…

Portraits of Famous People on Fingers

Portraits of Famous People on Fingers

An Italian artist going by the name of Dito Von Tease has created “Ditology”, a project where portraits of famous people, real or fictional, are featured on human fingers. “Dito” translates to “finger” in Italian. It all started when Dito Von Tease,…

New Entries to The Guinness World Records 2013

New Entries to The Guinness World Records 2013

Guinness World Records has launched the latest edition of its best-selling book documenting global achievement, including new entries for the shortest bull, the oldest gymnast and the lowest ever car. The 57th version of best-selling reference book also features new verified entries…