Shop | Present London Innovative Conversion: 1931 Water Tower Turned into Modern Apartment We’ve seen a large variety of unconventional homes on Freshome, but this is a first. Zecc Architects managed the impossible: converting a 1931 water tower in Soest, The Netherlands into a contemporary home with no less than nine levels. As you probably already imagined, many challenges came with this uncommon “home renovation”. According to I New Idea, light was the main issue, as the tower only had a few small windows. The solution? 7 selfies tomadas antes del momento exacto de morir. | Ciertas Cosas # 1 Sin miedo a las alturas Xenia Ignatyeva tomó un selfie desde un puente de 28 pies de la tierra para impresionar a sus amigos. Con 17 años de edad, la niña rusa perdió el equilibrio y cayó sobre un cable, que trágicamente estaba electrocutado. #2 Jenni Rivera En diciembre de 2012 la estrella pop mexicana Jenni Rivera y su comitiva tomó esta selfie justo antes de despegar en un avión privado que lamentablemente se estrelló y que no dejó sobrevivientes. #3 Feliz El 26 de abril 2014 Courtney Sanford envió esta foto de su reacción a la canción Pharrel Williams ‘Happy’ mientras conducia a través de Carolina del Norte; segundos más tarde se estrelló contra un camión y el accidente resultó ser fatal. # 4 Jadiel Este es una selfie sacada por un famoso músico de reggaetón de Puerto Rico llamado Jadiel, la cual fue subida a Instagram momentos antes de que tuviera un accidente de motocicleta fatal en Nueva York en mayo de 2014. #5 MH17 Selfie # 6 Pistola selfie # 7 río selfie
Real Vampire Hunter Kits From The 1800s One of the most intriguing mysteries of the 19th century involves the manufacturing and selling of vampire killing kits. Several vampire hunter kits have turned up in recent years, and some have sold for exorbitant amounts of money. The true origin of these vampire kits is shrouded in mystery. Although it can’t be 100 percent proven, there seems to be historical evidence that vampire hunting kits became popular in western Europe after the release of Bram Stoker’s Dracula in 1897. More likely intended as souvenirs for rich novelty collectors, these kits would typically include garlic, a bible, stakes, crosses, silver bullets, and glass vials that held various concoctions to ward off vampires.
Derinkuyu, or: the allure of the underground city My friend Robert and I finished reading Alan Weisman's The World Without Us almost simultaneously – and we both noted one specific passage. Before we get to that, however, the premise of Weisman's book – though it does, more often than not, drift away from this otherwise fascinating central narrative – is: what would happen to the Earth if humans disappeared overnight? What would humans leave behind – and how long would those remnants last? These questions lead Weisman at one point to discuss the underground cities of Cappadocia, Turkey, which, he says, will outlast nearly everything else humans have constructed here on Earth. [Images: Derinkuyu, the great underground city of Cappadocia; images culled from a Google Images search and from Wikipedia]. [Images: Derinkuyu and a view of Cappadocia; images culled from a Google Images search and from Wikipedia]. Some tunnels lead from building to building. [Image: A map, altered by BLDGBLOG, of an underground Cappadocian metropolis].
Men’s Designer Clothing - Pretty Green, Lacoste Clothing, Carhartt, Edwin Jeans, Stussy The Abandoned Palace At 5 Beekman Street Update 9/11/2013 – Been meaning to update for a while. 5 Beekman is NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR FILMING, EVENTS, OR ANY OTHER RENTAL PURPOSE due to ongoing construction. 5 Beekman Street has a secret. You’ve probably passed it a million times in your travels through downtown Manhattan. Certainly anyone who has ever visited J&R Row or hit the Starbucks on the opposite corner for a post-Brooklyn-Bridge-walk bathroom break has noticed its twin towers, and perhaps wondered how much its wealthy tenants pay to live behind its beautiful brick and terra-cotta facade. Except, 5 Beekman Street doesn’t have any tenants. Until now. When you first go through the front doors, the lobby might strike you at first as nothing more than the gutted remains of an old building. And then you look up… …and up… …to the most beautiful atrium in New York City, over nine stories overhead… …enclosed by a beautiful, fully-restored iron and glass skylight. Each floor is lined with beautifully detailed cast iron railings:
Cinematic Photographs of Tokyo at Night by Masashi Wakui All photos © Masashi Wakui Tokyo is an infinitely photogenic city. And there’s no shortage of photographers capturing its vibrant landscape. But local resident and photography aficionado Masashi Wakui has a unique, surreal style of capturing Tokyo by night and making it look like an animated still from Akira or a Ghibli film. Wakui has a penchant for the backstreets of Tokyo, specifically those with plenty of lanterns, streetlights and neon signs that only add to the surreal, cinematic quality of the scene. And those who have spent any number of nights wandering these streets will find Wakui’s photos achingly captivating. Once the scene is captured Wakui then digitally manipulates the image, giving it a color grading effect that works perfectly with his busy nighttime cityscapes. You can see many more of Wakui’s photos on Flickr, where he constantly posts new work.
Fairy Tale Fashion | Fashion Institute of Technology Special Exhibitions Gallery January 15 – April 16, 2016 Share using #FairyTaleFashion on Twitter and Instagram. Fairy Tale Fashion is a unique and imaginative exhibition that examines fairy tales through the lens of high fashion. In versions of numerous fairy tales by authors such as Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, it is evident that dress is often used to symbolize a character’s transformation, vanity, power, or privilege. The importance of Cinderella’s glass slippers is widely known, for example, yet these shoes represent only a fraction of the many references to clothing in fairy tales. Kirsty Mitchell, The Storyteller, from the Wonderland series. Organized by associate curator Colleen Hill, Fairy Tale Fashion features more than 80 objects placed within dramatic, fantasy-like settings designed by architect Kim Ackert. The exhibition’s introductory space features artwork that has played a role in shaping perceptions of a “fairy tale” aesthetic. J.
Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time Also, this Badass of the week by Ben Thompson is what originally inspired me to write a comic about Tesla. Ben's also got a book out which is packed full of awesome. There's an old movie from the 80s on Netflix Instant Queue right now about Tesla: The Secret of Nikola Tesla. It's corny and full of bad acting, but it paints a fairly accurate depiction of his life. The drunk history of Tesla is quite awesome, too.