List/Grid Monthly Archives: June 2013

IBM’s Smart Street Furniture by Ogilvy France

Our life is becoming more and more urban, digital and fast in many aspects, even the way advertisement campaigns go, they have to catch up to grab our spoiled attention. Some cities are over decorated with huge billboards fighting to be noticed. IBM decided to slow down and go back to the basics with its new philosophy of People for smarter cities. Together with Ogilvy and Mather France it created very convenient and simple street furniture combined with a light ad just by changing the shape of a conventional standard billboard shield. Bright colors of their rain shelters, benches and… Read more »

Sunset in New York City – Manhattanhenge 2013

Manhattanhenge stands for Manhattan Solstice – a circumstance which occurs twice a year, when the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid in the borough of Manhattan, New York City. According to Neil deGrasse Tyson – the astrophysicist who basically founded this phenomenon:  What will future civilizations think of Manhattan Island when they dig it up and find a carefully laid out network of streets and avenues? Surely the grid would be presumed to have astronomical significance, just as we have found for the pre-historic circle of large vertical rocks known as Stonehenge, in the Salisbury Plain of England…. Read more »

Water Droplets by Kara-a

18 year old German photographer Kara (Kara-a) has a passion for macro photography and especially capturing drops of water reflecting various images beyond. Simple beauty of little droplets combined with Kara’s creativity brought up some really entertaining photographs.

Iconostory by René Mambembé

René Mambembé, a third year graphic student who’s also majoring his Master degree in Information Design in France, decided to capture milestones from the world history into graphic icons. The key point of his Iconostory is to let people know some important events of our history through his minimalist illustrations.

Aerial Tilt-Shifts of New York City by Tim Sklyarov

This incredible set of tilt-shift aerial images of New York City, snapped by the city’s-based graphic designer and photographer Tim Sklyarov , gives us a real sense of just how many tall buildings are housed on the mighty Manhattan island, and the size of footprint Central Park occupies on it. Head over to his personal website to see the entire gallery. If you’re interested in a 24×36 canvas print of the image above, head over to Tim’s online store at 500px. You can also follow the graphic designer’s work on Flickr. SEE AlSO: New York City Skyline Welcomes the Highest Building in the Western Hemisphere [Images copyright Tim Sklyarov]

14-Year-Old Photographer’s Self-Portraits in A Miniature Surreal World

Massachusetts-based photographer Zev ” fiddle oak“, has already been taking photographs for 6 years, since he was 8! The -now- 14 years old photographer, has a portfolio that exhibits skills beyond his years. His latest creation is a series of photo-manipulated images of a surreal miniature world, with him being the star of the scenes. Many of the images are a collaboration with Zev’s 18-year-old sister Nellie who helps with concepts and setup but all of the shooting and editing is done by Zev. This is a talent that definitely deserves attention! SEE ALSO: Cardboard Cities by Andy Rudak [Via Colossal]

Picture of the Day: Admiring Her Beauty

Here’s an adorable photo, by Netherlands-based nature photographer Wil Mijer, showing how many exuberant colors there are in nature, through this simple composition of a green-eyed tree frog dangling from a leaf and admiring a blue butterfly. “I found my passion, macro photography, mostly in nature. I love photographing insects and flowers, but butterflies are my absolute favorite.” – Wil Mijer. More Pictures of the Day [Image copyright: Wil Mijer]

The Best of Vivid Sydney 2013 in Pictures

Vivid Sydney, Australia’s annual light festival that turns Sydney into a flame of brightness (featured here last year), is taking place this year from May 24 through June 10, the city of Sydney lights up in a festival dedicated to light, music and ideas. Coloring the city with creativity and inspiration, Vivid Sydney highlights include the hugely popular immersive light installations and projections, performances from local and international musicians at Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House and the Vivid Ideas Exchange featuring public talks and debates from leading global creative thinkers. Here are some colorful highlights from the spectacular event, that… Read more »

21 Spectacular Examples of Animal Camouflage

Camouflage is one of the adaptation skills animals have evolved to carry as a major mean of survival. In nature, every advantage increases an animal’s chances of staying alive, and therefore its chances of reproducing. In this post, we’ll see how animals blend in with their environment and turn into sophisticated hiders who can change their camouflage in accordance with a change in their surroundings, and sometimes throw predators off by disguising themselves as something dangerous or uninteresting.­ Here are 21 interesting examples of animal camouflage, some of these will give you a challenge! 1. Great Grey Owl Image credits: Art Wolfe 2…. Read more »

Skyscraper-Like Home With Breathtaking Mountain Views

The Tower House, located in upper state New York,  looks exactly like it sounds. It is a perfect example of module manipulation from horizontal to vertical. Designed by GLUCK+ architects, it takes the form of a skyscraper and shrinks it down to the scale of a house. The four-story-high-home, designed with the idea of an observatory in mind, and represents a modern day adult treehouse, offers uninterrupted views over its surrounding wooded environment. The kitchen and main living space are located on the uppermost level with an outdoor roof terrace above; extending the interior into the fresh air, with views of the lake and mountains. The first… Read more »

“Wiki loves the Earth 2013″ Photo Contest in Ukraine

Public organization, Wikimedia Ukraine, wrapped up its latest national photo-contest, Wiki loves the Earth 2013. The contest went on for one month, from April 15 till May 15, and ended with a jury picking the 12 best photographs of natural attractions in Ukraine out of 11,736 images submitted by 365 participants. The contest was primarily aimed at creating a new photo-database of all the natural protected areas of Ukraine, in order to illustrate them on Wikipedia’s articles.   Reserve “Stone Graves”   “White Elephant” an abandoned campus of the former Polish Astronomical and Meteorological Observatory, Carpathian Mountains    Mud hill Obrucheva, Crimea    Regional Landscape Park “Zuevsky”    Vorozheska Lake, Svidovets… Read more »

Aerial Photographs of Dutch Tulip Fields in Springtime

Every spring from March through May the Dutch countryside transforms into a sea of colorful rainbow patterns of tulips. The Netherlands is world-famous for its tulip fields. A dreamy ground cover that attract tourists wanting to witness the beauty with their own eyes every season. French photographer Normann Szkop snapped these beautiful images from a small prop plane flown over the fields of the municipality of Anna Paulowna, in North Holland. See the entire 100+ photograph set over on Flickr SEE ALSO: Netherlands’ Natural Ice Triggers Rare Winter Sports

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