Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Impressions of Expo 67

This film by William Brind served as an invitation to the World's Fair that was held in Montreal in 1967. I lived in Montreal that summer and had the time of my life.

Trompe L'oeil Murals Turn Streets Of Iran Into An Optical Illusion Gallery

Iranian designer and street artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo paints murals on two-dimensional blocks of concrete  in Tehran. Ghadyanloo uses methods from op art and 3D painting to deceive the viewer’s eye.

More: Beautiful/Decay 

Thanks Bruce!

An Elaborate Corkscrew

Rob Higgs has always had a fascination with electrical and mechanical components and as a boy played with gears and old mercury tilt switches that he found in his Grandfather’s workshop. Look at this incredible steampunky corkscrew/wine pourer contraption he created.

Thanks Bruce!

Should You Wear Your Child’s Clothing?

Is wearing your children's clothing a fashion trend?

Via Reductress

In Turkey

Turkey from Istanbul, to the Black Sea Coast,  Eastern Anatolia,  Cappadocia and the Turquoise Coast.

In Turkey - 2014 from Vincent Urban on Vimeo.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Only Fruit Tree You'll Ever Need

I'd love to have one of these in my garden!

Sam Van Aken, an art professor from Syracuse University, has developed the incredible Tree of 40 Fruit. In 2008, Van Aken learned that a very old orchard at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station was about to be shut down due to a lack of funding. Van Aken wanted to preserve the unique heirloom, antique, and native varieties of stone fruit so he bought the orchard and over the years grafted parts of the trees onto a single fruit tree. He has grown 16 of the trees so far.

More: Science Alert 

Lilica the Dog Travels Four Miles Every Night to Feed Her Animal Friends

Lilica was abandoned at a junkyard in San Carlos, Brazil, when she was just a puppy. The junkyard caretaker took her in and cared for her along with other animals in the junkyard. Eventually Lilica had pups and she travelled far afield, rooting through garbage cans to find food for them.
One night a dog lover named Lucia took pity on the dog and gave her a bag of food which Lilica took  back to her pups. Once the pups were adopted Lilica has continued to walk four miles each night to take the parcels of food prepared by Lucia back to her animal friends at the junkyard .

More: Collecting Oddities

Where Rickshaws Go To Die

Pedal-powered taxis, a fixture on the streets of Bangladesh for generations, are now threatened by Indian-built battery powered tuk-tuks and stricter safety regulations. Up to 15,000 unwanted rickshaws have been dumped on a patch of land in the Mirpur area of Dhaka.

Some of these vehicles were abandoned by their owners, while others were seized by police officers from drivers, some reportedly as young as 12, who failed to provide the proper operating permits.

More: Urban Ghosts

Eastern European Cities Plated

Buenos Aires based food stylist Anna Kevilla Joyce transforms food into a work of art.
These Eastern European cities on a plate are composed of ingredients that capture the essence of the respective place.

Via Foodiggity


I have always wanted to visit Havana but keep putting it off. Perhaps this will be the year.
This haunting video was shot over a few days in January 2013.

In Havana from Ezaram Vambe on Vimeo.
Photography, edit and color grading by Ezaram Vambe
Music is "Tarrega Minor" by Broque - Licensed from

Via Curiosites de Titam