In the modern world we are constantly upgrading to the latest technology, and thus constantly disposing of our old and outdated devices. Keyboards are no exception to this rule, and the digital waste created by the millions of keyboards thrown out each year is astounding. Here’s a clever way one artist is re-using a few of those old keyboards, putting there keys to a new and artistic use. [Read more...]
As we near the four month mark on the countdown to the proposed end of our world and civilization as we know it (as foreseen by the Mayans as taking place on December 21st, 2012), there are plenty of skeptics roaming the streets and writing in the blogosphere about it not being the end. There are a surprising amount of people out there who believe it will happen however: a new global survey has found that 1 in 10 people believes that the end of the world will occur sometime in 2012, which coincides with the ending of the Mayan calendar. [Read more...]
As if channeling the spirit of the future obsessed Syd Mead, a Russian artist going by the name 600v creates automotive designs with a distinctly retro-futuristic twist. With a clear passion for heavy American steel of the 50s, 60s and 70s, he creates cars which push the limits of current car design while at the same time paying tribute to the glorious automotive past. [Read more...]
The small city of Cremona, in northern Italy, was recently taken over by a large collection of very designerly poster art. Like wheat-pasted advertisements, the posters appeared on billboards large and small, seemingly with nothing better to sell than a good impression, art inspiration and a little mystery. [Read more...]
No, this is not a tour company that is taking women to one of the most inhospitable countries in regards to women’s rights. And, no, this is not yet another adrenaline junkie adventurer going to a very dangerous country in search of a few kicks. This is Shannon Galpin, the founder of Mountain 2 Mountain, an organization started in 2006 based on a simple and noble principle:
All women deserve the same rights and opportunities as her own daughter.
Shannon chose Afghanistan because of its terrible track record in women’s rights. Most would say that her choice of countries is either a lost cause or too dangerous to approach, but Shannon’s track record has proven to the contrary. In 2009, she was the first woman to ride a mountain bike in Afghanistan. In total she has traveled there 12 times; each time coming home not only happy and healthy, but also knowing that she is making a difference in a region that rarely gets any press beyond death tolls and security reports. [Read more...]
When will the evil corporations ever learn that we mean it when say we don’t want them drilling for oil in our Arctic waters? It seems as though they’ve learnt nothing over the years in regards to our distrust in their ability to stop catastrophic oil spills — which we’re still feeling repercussions for in the Prince William Sound massacre, some 23 years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Shell’s Chukhi drill site is the summer home of gray whales, and no research submarine has surveyed this area before, and the plans to begin exploratory drilling risks a destructive oil spill in an area where the biodiversity is relatively unknown and already threatened by climate change. [Read more...]
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The wise Rabindranath Tagore once said, “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” There are not many things more breathtaking than watching the sunset over the gorgeous Earth with someone special. Sometimes it’s difficult not to look at the sky in complete awe of the amazing array of colors the perfect sunset can produce. To celebrate this miraculous phenomenon that can be witnessed every day, we compiled a set of some of the most beautiful sunsets on Instagram.
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Often, photographers capture beauty of landscapes, of faces, of artistic expression, but more often than not, the stories behind the photos are not told. Randy Lin and Dimitry Levdanski are setting out to go beyond the two dimensions of photography. Their project titled “Silk Rail Road” is setting out to capture the incredible beauty and landscapes of the rail road that runs from Astana, Kazakhstan to Bejing, China that runs along the old Silk Road. Covering 2,500 miles, this journey will go well beyond the natural beauty of this incredible region.