Japan’s Abandoned Mines Hint At The Ruins We’ll Leave Behind


Matsuo mine, Japan. Photo by Michael Johngrist.

The mines in Osarizawa and Matsuo closed decades ago, leaving behind the ruins of industry and miners’ homes. The shattered landscape offers a foretaste of a not-too-distant apocalypse. Continue reading »

Amazing Vintage Photographs Of Cat’s Meat Sellers In London In The Early 20th Century

The cat’s meat man used to be a common sight in London and other large towns between the mid 1800s and the 1930s. If you think they sold cat meat, you are entirely wrong. What a cat’s meat seller sold was meat to cats. Continue reading »

The Snail Family In Medieval Art

Erik Wade presents us with a bestiary of sorts, a collection of medieval snail art that shows how medieval monks combined snails with people, cats, dogs, deer, unicorns, birds, chickens, rabbits, monkeys, pigs, and other creatures. Maybe there’s some symbolism here, but I believe that snails are just an easy doodle that you can turn into something else. If you make half the animal a snail, then you don’t have to draw legs or whatever- just a spiral. Continue reading »

40 Times People Thought Their T-Shirts Were Cool But Looked Completely Cringeworthy

Out of all types of cringe-worthy material, the “badass guy/girl” trope is one of the worst. Some people really feel the need to let the world know how much of a badass they are as they use guns/drugs/have tattoos/are anti-liberal or are just plain mean. However, such attempts at bad-assery are usually cringe-worthy rather than cool to all those around such people. Here, we made a list of all the laughable attempts at trying to appear cool and edgy. Prepare for some cringing, then scroll down below and leave a vote for those that made you laugh (or cringe). Continue reading »

Unknown Artist Creates Amazing Studio Ghibli Anime Character Moss Murals In Countryside

On a moss wall between the city of Chichibu and village of Higashi Chichibu, an unknown artist has created incredible art on a moss wall inspired by the films of Studio Ghibli. Continue reading »

Incredible And Futuristic Bookstore-Themed Shopping Mall In China

Undergoing a cultural renaissance, the city of Xi’an, China, is home to a new bookstore-themed commercial complex designed by Lafonce Maxone and intervened by Gonverge Interior Design for the interiors. The project offers a lifestyle and an educational experience with multiple business models through its ‘culture and commerce’ design strategy. The 18m-high and 240m-long artistic book walls in the building are striking and pioneering, brining a new model for urban commercial space to the city. Continue reading »

Genie Espinosa’s Illustrations Are Not Quite As Innocent As You Might Think

Having drawn since childhood, Barcelona-based Genie Espinosa always knew that one day she’d become an illustrator. But as she grew older, life seemed to get in the way – as it so often does – and it wasn’t until her later years that she realised her role in marketing wasn’t quite right for her. One day, she left her former job to become a professional illustrator, “and here I am six years after that crazy thought, working full-time and happy about it.” Continue reading »

Photographer Kris Provoost Captures Futuristic Chinese Megapolis Where Vertical Infrastructure Clashes With Local Traditions On The Riverbanks

In 1968, China embarked on a journey of reform that saw its once closed-off Communist society open-up to the rapidly globalizing world around it. This transformation of mentality, economics, and culture was set to transform the People’s Republic of China into a modern superpower. Continue reading »

“Real Life Film Noir”: Vintage Crime Scenes From The LAPD Archives

Forensic detail of bullet holes in a car window – 1942

Warning: this gallery contains images some people may find distressing.

Crime scene photographs shot by Los Angeles police officers in the line of duty between 1925 and the 1970s are on show at the city’s Lucie Foundation. More than 80 images are on display, drawn from the thousands discovered in a warehouse in 2000 by the fototeka Gallery. Continue reading »

It Only Takes $100 To Turn Your Yard Into A Parallel Dimension With This 6-Foot-Tall Demogorgon Sprinkler

With the new season of “Stranger Things” being released just a couple of weeks ago, all of the biggest fans have already binge-watched it whole. So what’s next? Definitely the long year ahead of waiting for another season. The good news is that Season 4 has been confirmed by the producer, Shawn Levy. So while we wait, it’s a good time to enjoy some awesome reminders of the show. And what could be better than a giant Demogorgon sprinkler placed in your backyard? Continue reading »

Don’t Wait to See How The Earth Gets Old With Greenpeace Russia’s EarthApp

Isobar Moscow responds to the recent FaceApp obsession by showing what will happen to our planet if the climate emergency continues.

As FaceApp raises privacy concerns, Greenpeace Russia has decided to raise awareness about another important issue: the climate emergency. Working together with Isobar Moscow, Greenpeace has posted a series of Instagram carousels that depict how most beautiful places on the planet are going to look like if we do nothing about the climate crisis. Continue reading »

Giant Artwork By Calligraphy Artist Pokras Lampas Destroyed In Yekaterinburg, Russia


Albert Gabsatarov and Dmitry Bychkovsky / “Stenograffia”

An aerial view of a Suprematist Cross artwork with a passage from the Kazimir Malevich manifesto by calligraphy artist Pokras Lampas (previously) in the Uralmash neighbourhood. The calligraffiti was partially destroyed by utility workers who tried to pave asphalt at a zebra crossing in Pervoi Pyatiletki Square. Continue reading »

Brutally Honest Brand Slogans By Clif Dickens

Branding is all about good company image and great customer feedback. However, even the biggest brands have some qualities, which do not exactly enhance their brand’s value. That’s why Clif Dickens (previously) thought of a unique way how to make fun of global brands, replacing their original slogans with something a little bit more honest. Continue reading »

Unique Photos Capture A Couple’s Visit To ‘Stranger Things 3’ Filming Locations

Ollie Mei and Justin Sparapani took a trip up to the greater Atlanta area of Georgia to check out the filming locations from the third season of “Stranger Things,” now streaming on Netflix. This season was filled with iconic locations, highlighted by the blast-to-the-past that is the Starcourt Mall. Continue reading »

This Is A Fresh-Baked French Bread Plush Pillow

Novelty company Gecter has created a wonderfully realistic plush pillow that looks like a loaf of fresh-baked French bread. The pillow is stuffed with propylene cotton and the zippered fabric is machine-washable. The pillow comes in a variety of sizes at different price points. Continue reading »