Archive for May, 2011

Waterfront Wonders: 8 Great Modern Island + Ocean Homes

31/05/2011

When it comes to waterfront property, the beautiful views demand wide open spaces and most architects take a minimalist approach in order to prevent taking attention away from the stunning natural spaces. While there are ample excellent examples modern home designs these days, it seems these naturally stunning locations demand modernist design techniques more than any other location type. (more…)

Picture of the day

31/05/2011

Hard-working ants lif huge chilli peppers over their heads as they march along on their hind legs towards their nest.

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Bubble

31/05/2011
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Pretty bubble in the air – Aix-en-Provence, France

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Friendly Frog

31/05/2011
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A friendly frog in Cairns, Australia

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Creative Cartography: 15 Artists Transforming Maps

30/05/2011

Maps aren’t just two-dimensional pieces of paper depicting the locations and geographic features of the world. They’re the basis for portraits, sculptures and clothing, and are reconstructed or reimagined by these 15 artists in the most curious ways – whether recreated solely with typography, dissected and rearranged or used to illustrate information that can be humorous or disturbing. (more…)

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Hippo

30/05/2011
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A (fake) hippo surfaces in South Africa

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Balloon

30/05/2011
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A hot air balloon takes to the sky above Luxor, Egypt

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Brawn’s Age: Cornwall’s Scenic Abandoned Mines

29/05/2011

Nearly 4,000 years ago, Cornish miners singlehandedly jump-started the Bronze Age by digging, scratching and clawing copper and tin ores from mines hacked deep beneath Cornwall’s fertile soil. Though the mines have now all closed, dozens of abandoned stone engine houses mark the spots where Cornish metal, mines and miners transformed a landscape and a nation. (more…)

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Friendly

29/05/2011
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The friendly face of communism, Great Wall of China

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Sunset

29/05/2011
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Sunset off Koh Phangan, Thailand

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