Data + Design Project

1000 European Breweries on One Map

Tuesday 10.02.2012 , Posted by

The beer obsessed folks over at Pop Chart Labs have outdone themselves again, creating a thirst inducing poster of breweries and abbeys on the European continent. Featuring nearly 1,000 breweries, from craft to micro, the beautiful print seems to be designed specifically as an inspiration for future travels, tasty ones at that. [Read more...]

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Safety, Speed, Comfort: Rare Posters of World Travel

Monday 10.01.2012 , Posted by

Before you could easily jet-set around the world, reaching your destination in only a matter of hours, the prospect of world travel was far more slow… and probably more exciting. Now Zeitlos, a Berlin based purveyor of vintage design, is opening an exhibition of rare travel posters from the dawn of world travel. Featuring ocean liners, fast (and safe) trains, airplanes and even a few rare zeppelins, the posters are beautiful examples of the exciting time when foreign lands seemed further away… and even more foreign. [Read more...]

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5 of the World’s Most Inaccessible Monasteries

Tuesday 09.25.2012 , Posted by

Here are some far out places of faith which house followers of many different creeds. Whether it is Orthodox Christianity, Buddhism or Islam, these monasteries were built to be protected from the powers that be – ones that may not agree with their words and lifestyle. They were built on mountains, rocks or cliff sides, overlooking beautiful vistas where one could chant into infinity and be “away from the world.” [Read more...]

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25 Places You Have To See Before You Die

Monday 09.10.2012 , Posted by

Although they say it’s a small world, anyone who’s done a bit of traveling knows that it’s big enough to spend your entire life on the road and still only see a fraction of it. So, as a gift to all of you globetrotters out there we decided to simplify things and put together a list of 25 places you have to see before you die. [Read more...]

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25 Weirdest Buildings In The World

Tuesday 09.04.2012 , Posted by

Whether its a hotel, restaurant, or just an office building, who says it has to look normal and boring? Although some of these buildings are probably going to make you wonder what kind of crazy thoughts the architect was thinking, it’s hard to not appreciate the creativity involved. These are the 25 weirdest buildings in the world. [Read more...]

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The Beautiful Sphinx Observatory in the Swiss Alps

Tuesday 08.21.2012 , Posted by

It might only be the 14th highest observatory in the world, but the Sphinx observatory in Switzerland is possibly the most beautiful and unique. Located at Jungfraujoch on a treacherous peak at 11715 feet (3,571 meters), the classic structure is reached via the worlds highest railway, followed by a tunnel and then an elevator… it’s very remote, but still accessible year round thanks to the hard work of past adventurers. [Read more...]

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Street Art Project Brings Color to Jama Ecuador

Saturday 07.14.2012 , Posted by

Noticing the plethora of talented artists in Jama Ecuador, Lisa Brunetti of Zeebra Designs & Destinations, had a clever idea that livened up a community and brought shy artists into the spotlight. It began with Brunetti colorfully painting a single light post outside of her friend’s cyber cafe on Jama Avenue to catch the eyes of the passersby who used to overlook it on their way to the city. This bright addition did not go unnoticed. The tourism director of Jama was so impressed that he decided to start a pole painting contest open to artists of all ages encouraging them to “tap into the creative influence of the Jama Coaque precolombian indian designs and blaze Jama Avenue with paint!” [Read more...]

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Travel Like a Local: San Francisco’s Best-Kept Secrets

Tuesday 07.10.2012 , Posted by

Seeing the majority of a city through a camera lens, hanging out at the busiest tourist spots, and wearing tan shorts with black socks isn’t the way everyone wants to travel and experience new cities. Some people hate the idea of sticking out like a sore thumb when they’re on vacation, and will go to great lengths to make sure they fit in with their surroundings. San Francisco is one of the best cities in California, and there’s so much more to enjoy than the Golden Gate Bridge or Fisherman’s Wharf. [Read more...]

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The Streets of Varanasi- A Photographic Journey

Saturday 06.09.2012 , Posted by

Regarded as one of the most sacred cities in the world by the Hindus, Varanasi, historically known as Benares, has been touted as “older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together” by Mark Twain. The Ganges River runs through the heart of Varanasi and many Hindus take pilgrimages to bathe in the sacred river, washing themselves of their sins. Fascinated with the people in one of India’s oldest cities, James Hotham, a photographer from Bath, England, began a project in January 2012 photographing the communities living along and behind the riverfront. [Read more...]

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Driving UK to Mongolia: 10,000 miles in a Wheelchair!

Tuesday 06.05.2012 , Posted by

The Mongol Rally is one of the most adventurous charity rallies in the world today. With over 200 teams taking vehicles ranging from Volkswagens to Volvos (the car must have less than a 1.2L engine), cars drive over 10,000 miles from the UK to Mongolia, passing through all sorts of terrain and weather. Now imagine doing it if the driving team had all sustained spinal cord injuries and now use a wheelchair instead of their legs! Let me introduce you to the Wheelie Wanderers! [Read more...]

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