When you work among nearly 70 creative businesses, individuals and organizations — from a BBC office to a playhouse and even a life drawing school — what do you do to introduce everyone? Create a beautiful infographic of course! Split recently produced a family tree of their very creative neighbors for the first ever Quarry Hill Social, an event designed to not only raise public awareness but also foster relationships between the many highly crafty and cultural businesses tucked into Quarry Hill in Leeds U.K. [Read more...]
When tragedy strikes our mundane everyday existence, life can seem like it has turned upside down. Whether it be a tornado, earthquake or flood that has struck, it can seem as if the hand of god has swiftly crushed all that we have known and in ways that almost seem surreal, changed our existence and understanding of the world forever. Thomas Doyle’s miniatures give us just that feeling, taking tiny homes and trowing them into a perilous existence which often seems too wild to be true. [Read more...]
If you’ve ever been to Manhattan and gazed at the magnificent skyline, you may have noticed that most of the buildings are topped with huge wooden water tanks. I lived there for 2 years before they were pointed out to me on a boat cruise around the island. It turns out that they aren’t ancient relics from the past, but are actually still used today on all buildings over six stories throughout the 5 boroughs. They use gravity to provide water pressure and protect the pipes from bursting. Just as these crucial devices have gone unnoticed by many, so has the water crisis that we are facing today. [Read more...]
They’re radical, exotic, and they come directly from the imaginations of the best engineers and designers in the world. Unfortunately though, most concept cars never see the production line. They are usually so groundbreaking or “futuristic” that mass production is either unfeasible or impossible. Nevertheless, car companies make good use of them in trying to gauge customer reactions, especially to new, radical designs. These are 25 of the world’s coolest concept cars.
Imagine a world where the weirdos who live among us are not misfits, but rather the majority of society. This is the inspiration for Berlin-based artist, Johan Potma, who was originally from Holland. Potma was introduced to the world of painting and illustration through the visual world surrounding the skateboarding scene and most of his work is made with acrylics and collage. The artist paints his fantasy freak scenes, on discarded box lids, cigarette boxes and blocks of wood from other times, which allows the cracks, old nails, stains, and dents to represent a piece of history. Each one of Potma’s enchanting characters tells an amazing tale that leaves you wishing you could dive right in to the page! [Read more...]
As Rebecca Black stated over and over again in her sensational YouTube video, “It’s Friday, Friday, Friday!” The work week is over- so what better way to kick back than with a nice cold drink? That’s why we made this week’s We Love Friday theme “Happy Hour”! We searched high and low on Instagram to bring you the shots that made us the most thirsty! A special thanks to all of our Instagrammers this week. If you like a shot, be sure to click on the user link and let them know! [Read more...]
Most of our world maps are created with geographic and legal boundaries dictating how they are drawn… it’s highly useful for getting around the block, but hardly tells the whole tale of what is going on. What really matters much of the time? It’s all about where the people are… and this map shows only that. [Read more...]
Despite popular Hollywood portrayals of how investing works — a smart suit and someone with the last name Sheen or Douglas usually does the trick — research shows that most of us still try to time the market, typically resulting in buying high and selling low. No one likes being told they’re wrong or that they don’t have a grasp on the situation, but this graphic could be helpful in examining why many of our buy/sell decisions are wrong, why they cause damage to our portfolios, and how there can be better ways to invest for maximum returns over the long run. [Read more...]