'till next time, Hong Kong (at Peel Street)

'till next time, Hong Kong (at Peel Street)

Greetings from #HongKong!  (at Victoria Peak)

Greetings from #HongKong! (at Victoria Peak)

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Oh hey Singapore. It’s good to back. Oh, and did I mention it’s a balmy 32 degrees? (at Boat Quay, Singapore)

Oh hey Singapore. It’s good to back. Oh, and did I mention it’s a balmy 32 degrees? (at Boat Quay, Singapore)

Maaaaate! It’s roast night at Osborne Street. (at Osborne Street)

Maaaaate! It’s roast night at Osborne Street. (at Osborne Street)

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A Swiss Village Becomes an Experiment in Modern Art

What happens when a town offers its public spaces to artists to do what they want.  

SAMUEL MEDINA

Every summer the small Swiss town of Vercorin offers up its public spaces and buildings to artists to do with them what they will. R&Art, the association behind the initiative, commissions contemporary works that seek to engage the village as a whole in an effort to reconcile Vercorin’s history and traditions with contemporary culture. Lang/Baumann‘s “Street Painting #5″ is a stunning testament to the strength of the villagers’ goal to create “spaces for dialogues in synch with our times.”

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'Columbusing': when white people think they discovered something they didn't

Want more examples of ‘Columbusing?’ watch the full video here.

(Source: College Humor)

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pricklylegs:fuks:

A Vancouver charity, RainCity Housing, is converting city benches into pop-up shelters for homeless people. And by giving homeless people in this rainy city some dry coverage and a place to rest, RainCity is putting London’s anti-homeless spikes to shame.

Come to Canada, we won`t shove spikes into you.  Might get you a cuppa Timmies too.

abandonedography:

There’s something particularly eerie about an abandoned shopping mall. Perhaps it’s the stark contrast from its intended purpose: to see such a sterile place once designed to entice throngs of shoppers into its doors, now so completely devoid of any human life, dilapidated and darkened with time. It’s basically the very definition of post-apocalyptic. But in the case of the (now ironically named) New World shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand, abandonment by humans doesn’t equate with lifelessness. The mall, which reportedly caught fire in 1999 (rumored to be arson by a competitor), has since flooded with several feet of water and become a paradise for koi and catfish.

As seen in these photos from chef / travel writer Jesse Rockwell, the resulting “urban aquarium” is at once delightful and surreal. Rockwell writes on his travel, photography, and food blog A Taste of The Road that someone deliberately introduced the fish (to probably reduce mosquitoes) into the vacant mall, but that locals in Bangkok’s old town “discourage people from visiting it.” He says he had to wait for a policeman to leave before entering, which makes his resulting images all the more breathtaking. (via The Verge)

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Spent this afternoon blowing my horn… literally :) #trumpet #sufjanstevens #jameshorner #sorelips #bandmemories

Spent this afternoon blowing my horn… literally :) #trumpet #sufjanstevens #jameshorner #sorelips #bandmemories

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thegetty:

Happy birthday Charles Eames, who was born today in 1907! Eames, together with his wife Ray, made a huge impact on midcentury modern design. He’s shown here sitting in his house in Los Angeles that they designed as part of the legendary Case Study House Program. 
Photograph made in 1959, © Julius Shulman. Getty Research Institute. 

thegetty:

Happy birthday Charles Eames, who was born today in 1907! Eames, together with his wife Ray, made a huge impact on midcentury modern design. He’s shown here sitting in his house in Los Angeles that they designed as part of the legendary Case Study House Program. 

Photograph made in 1959, © Julius Shulman. Getty Research Institute. 

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Happy Birthday Dad! One can always rely on the Rebecca’s Café crew for quality surprise bike decorating skills! 🚴🎂🍰😀 (at Rebecca’s Café Port Fairy)

Happy Birthday Dad! One can always rely on the Rebecca’s Café crew for quality surprise bike decorating skills! 🚴🎂🍰😀 (at Rebecca’s Café Port Fairy)

ryanpanos:

Tower of David: the World’s Tallest Slum | Via

The Tower of David is an abandoned unfinished skyscraper in the center of Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela, that is now home to more than 3,000 squatters, who have turned the 45-story skyscraper into the world’s tallest slum.

Construction of the building, originally called “Centro Financiero Confinanzas” and nicknamed the “Tower of David”, after its developer, David Brillembourg, was started in 1990 and was to become a symbol of Caracas’ bright financial future. It is the third highest skyscraper in the country. But a banking crisis brought those plans to an abrupt halt in 1994. The government took control over the building and construction was never completed. The building has no elevators, no installed electricity or running water, no balcony railing and windows and even walls in many places.

In 2007, a group of squatters took over the building, and it quickly gained notoriety as a hotbed of crime and drugs. Despite this, residents have managed to build a comfortable and self sustaining community complete with basic utility services such as electricity and water that reaches all the way up to the 22nd floor. Lifts being absent, residents can use motorcycles to travel up and down the first 10 floors, but must use the stairs for the remaining levels.  Inside the building’s long hallways there are warehouses, clothing stores, beauty parlours, a dentist and day-care centers. Some residents even have cars, parked inside of the building’s parking garage. Some seven hundred families comprising over 3,000 residents live in the tower today.

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Apple picking!! (at Mt Alexander Regional Park)

Apple picking!! (at Mt Alexander Regional Park)