The tea infuser gained popularity in the first half of the 19th century. By the time of Queen Victoria, no respectable British household would be without one. However, some argue that when you use a tea infuser, tea cannot flow freely as it traps much of the flavor between and in the leaves. So you should only fill an infuser half full leaving some spaces for the leaves to swell. Common shapes for infusers include spherical, conical and cylindrical, but usual things doesn’t interest pandas. That’s why we’ve picked 15 unique and creative tea infusers!
In 1982, five teenagers took a seemingly insignificant photo that became a longstanding tradition about true friendship. Everything began near a Copco Lake in California, and now every five years for the past 30 years, John Wardlaw, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney, John Molony and John Dickson have been meeting at the same place, sitting on the same bench and taking the same photo. They call it the “Five Year Photo”. The five friends plan on doing this for the rest of their lives up until there’s one guy just sitting in the same pose.
If you come to Águeda, a municipality in Portugal, during the month of July, you may see hundreds of colorful umbrellas floating above some streets.They are hung over promenades giving pedestrians a nice shade and something cool to look at. The street looks amazing, doesn’t it?
Continuing our previous collection of creative billboard ads we handpicked another wonderful list of clever billboards. This time it was much harder, but we’ve done our best to find the best examples. So without further ado, here are 30 more creative billboard advertisements.
The 24th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is over and the judges are about to announce the winners. Over 12,000 amazing images were submitted from all over the world in these four categories: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments. National Geographic will announce the winners next month and meanwhile we are sharing 25 of our favorite entries.
When I saw these tiny carvings, I thought that Dalton Ghetti has added some new works to his incredible series of pencil tip sculptures. However, it turns out that these wonderful micro sculptures were actually carved by Vietnamese-American artist Diem Chau. Diem’s carvings are so well executed that it makes me sad that there are only two of them. Now I’m bookmarking her blog and will continue to refresh it everyday till I see more amazing pencil tip sculptures!
No, it’s not a Photoshop trick! Salar de Uyuni (salar is salt flat in Spanish) is currently the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). Actually, some 30,000–42,000 years ago, the area was part of a giant prehistoric lake, Lake Minchin. When it dried, it left behind two modern lakes and two major salt deserts, Salar de Coipasa and the larger Salar de Uyuni. When covered with water, this extraordinary place becomes one of the largest mirrors on Earth.
Wanting to pay tribute to the former restaurant on the site, The Drum, JJ’s Red Hots restaurant asked a long time friend Matt Ludwig of Ludwig Metals to install a fully functional drum fixture in the center of the restaurant. Jonathan Luther, the co-founder of Charlotte-based hot dog and sausage restaurant, made the first sketches in January, and a couple of months later the drum kit chandelier was hanging above visitors’ heads.
Fighting boredom isn’t an easy task, but a dose of creative street art can alleviate the symptoms! Inspired by Modern Met’s 10 Interactive Street Art Works That Rocked, we decided to add a couple of our own picks to the list. But before you start scrolling down the list, be sure to check out other street art posts we had earlier…
Bob Maynard once said that “Problems are opportunities in disguise.” And this is exactly what happened to Kayleigh O’Conno, a 24-year-old media student at Birmingham City University, who had a habit of finger biting. Kayleigh started glueing on false nails when she was around 16/17 because she bit her own so badly that they looked like something out of a horror film – and not in a good way. After a while she started painting designs on them so they didn’t look so boring, and then it went a bit crazy, with different shapes sizes and all that…
When viewed from a distance, a portrait of Chuck Close’s grandmother-in-law looks like a classic black and white photograph. However, when you come closer, you start to notice that the picture is actually made of thousands of fingerprints. “Fanny/Fingerpainting” represents one of the largest and most masterly executions of a technique Chuck Close developed in the mid-l980s. That technique involved the direct application of pigment to a surface with the artist’s fingertips. By adjusting the amount of pigment and the pressure of his finger on the canvas, Close could achieve a wide range of tonal effects.
In theory, choosing a domain name is a simple task. It has to be short, clever, memorable, easily spelled and communicate your business message. Let’s say you’ve done an awesome job and now you are ready to register it. Wait! Look again. Are you sure there are no dirty words hiding in the letters of longer words and their combinations? To warm up, take a look at these 30 worst domain names and you’ll know what i’m talking about…