“Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?” George Mallory – “Because it’s there.” Alex Honnold is the predominant “free solo” climber around (climbing without a rope) and while he certainly isn’t conquering Mount Everest, the only realistic explanation for why he does what he does is the above quote. Icebreaker: Ascending El Sendero Luminoso […]Read more "Climbing Without A Rope: Extreme Rock Climber Alex Honnold"
Creative Director: Marc Atlan Architects: Oller & Pejic Architecture and Moderne Builders Location: Joshua Tree National Park/Mojave Desert, California. 30 minutes from Palm Springs. Area: 145.0 sqm Elevation: 4,000 ft Constructed: 2012 It’s available to rent for professional photo shoots, such as advertising campaigns, fashion, and film production. |Via|Read more "The Black Desert House in the Mojave"
Main photo: © Irwansyah, Indonesia, 1st place, Indonesia National Award. Click on any photo to enlarge. © Chen Li, China, Winner, Open Travel © Cheung Lai San, Hong Kong, 1st place, Hong Kong National Award © Holger Schmidtke, Germany, 1st place, Germany National Award © Holger Schmidtke, Germany, Winner, Open Architecture © Gert van den […]Read more "Highlights from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards"
Taiwanese photographer Will Ho came across this stretch of beach in the Maldives Islands that was covered in millions of bioluminescent phytoplankton. When agitated (by crashing waves, for example), these minuscule organisms glow like fireflies. Related: The Glowing Waves of California. |Via|Read more "An Ocean of Stars: Glowing Plankton Lights up a Maldives Beach"
Haunting, really. Directed by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro. Related: Parallax Technique. |Via|Read more "Classic Paintings Brought to Life Using the 2.5D Effect"
The 2015 WRX STI has arrived: World Rally Blue paint, gold wheels, spoiler and all. The official performance specs will be released on Tuesday, Jan 14th, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. |Via|Read more "2015 Subaru WRX STI Official Photos"
…but how they aren’t really destroyed, letting auto enthusiasts rest easy. |Via|Read more "Stunt Footage Showing How Million-Dollar Cars were Destroyed for the Need for Speed Movie"
Created by Mathew Barrett. Actual title: Future Toronto. It was made mostly with Modo, with some 3D-Coat and Photoshop. Here’s a quote from Mr. Barrett on Reddit: “Just to clarify, this wasn’t meant to be about the polar caps melting, though obviously some form of climate change has occurred. If anything I wanted to show […]Read more "Dystopian Toronto"