Archive for August, 2010

Stuck On You: Seattle’s Gum Wall Is Pretty, Gross | Design + Ideas


The “Gum Wall” takes the concept of sticktoitiveness to a new level – actually, 15 feet above Post Alley in Seattle‘s famous Pike Place Market. The wall’s owners no longer bother scraping away the gooey graffiti, no doubt causing those who “chews” to add a wad to what’s been called one of the world’s germiest tourist attractions to drool with anticipation. (more…)

Lawn Tongue



Photographer Adam Dobrovits


Phone Numbers Are Dead, They Just Don’t Know It Yet


Fashion cats


Monkeh adopts kitteh


“A young long tailed macaque monkey has been spotted in a forest protectively nuzzling and grooming a ginger kitten and making sure no harm came to it. The extraordinary sight was captured by amateur photographer Anne Young while on holiday at the Monkey Forest Park, in the Ubud region of Bali, Indonesia.”


why do sharks circle you before they attack ?


Two great white sharks swimming in the ocean spied survivors of a sunken

“Follow me son” the father shark said to the son shark and they swam
to the mass of people. (more…)

Rule of Cuteness #47: Feathery or Furry Fluff is Cute


Why? Because it’s a “Bury your nose in me!*” magnet!

*Except this owl will peck your face off so don’t do eet



Star Power: New Perspectives on a Classic Landmark | Design + Ideas


It’s one of the most-photographed American landmarks ever. It’s recognizable to people around the world despite the fact that it has been around for less than a century. It represents the hopes and dreams of the hopefuls who flock to California every day to follow their dreams. It is, of course, the Hollywood sign. Photographer Ted VanCleave photographed the iconic sign in a whole new light. (more…)

Guerrilla Takeover: Activists Replace Ads with Art | Design + Ideas

(images via: martin reis)

Last year, Toronto citizens asked themselves a question that led to an unprecedented law: Why should we have to look at so many billboards? In April 2010, the city instituted taxes and restrictions on public advertising, but some ad companies decided to break the law – and those rogue billboards were themselves subject of guerrilla action recently when activists covered them with art. (more…)

%d bloggers like this: