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Floating trailer made of fiberglass is perfect for sea-loving campers

Good news for campers and sea lovers alike: An enclosure that serves as a floating “tent” is now yours for the taking! Sealander, a shell-like structure made entirely of fiberglass reinforced with plastic and double bottom, is a vehicle that is both a powerboat and a camping trailer. The mobile water home has a removable roof for when you want to drench in the sun, an electric motor that runs on 5HP and provides electricity onboard, and benches that easily converts from a seating to a sleeping area. The floating cabin can occupy 6 adults inside and also has a cooler, heater, and a cooking-washing module. Other amenities such as toilet, barbecue, and sound system can also be installed. With the Sealander, you won’t have to go through the painstaking job of assembling a tent. You can just connect it to your car, like a normal trailer, and come and go as you please! Check the photos out! Source Lees verder

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Miniature house turns into a mechanical shop of desserts at Berkshire’s The Fat Duck

Heston Blumenthal makes an ingenious addition to his renowned multi-sensory dining offering. With the help of design firm Seymourpowell and cabinetmaker Mark Heeler, a miniature Victorian mechanical house that boasts sumptuous desserts now stand at his three Michelin-starred Berkshire restaurant The Fat Duck. The small house is designed on top of a wooden trolley and features intricately made Victorian details such as the windows, moldings, and storefront signage. Interior lights can be visible from the outside looking in and even the small chimney spews out smoke. With a turn of a brass handle located on the side of the trolley, the mechanical shop of sweets opens to the dessert fanatics. Every little furniture and material used inside look authentic as if they were all magically reduced to scale. Blumenthal also made sure to have Heeler detail his own childhood bedroom inside the house of sweets to add a personal touch. Source Lees verder

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An artificial cloud that rains tequila (yes, you read that right)

This is not a drill. In an attempt to lure in more people to their country and increase tourism, the tourism board of Mexico has commissioned LAPIZ to create an artificial cloud that rains not water, but tequila. It is currently on exhibit in Berlin, Germany and people can’t get enough of it. Combining Germany’s chilly weather and Mexico’s sunny atmosphere, the Chicago-based creative agency purposely went for the cloud concept to highlight both. Ultrasonic humidifiers were installed in the cloud to produce tequila into mist instead of rainwater. People would only then have to raise their containers under the cloud to catch the liquor. But for those who are not so keen on waiting for tequila to start pouring, they can easily get their fill through a tap that is connected from the cloud’s storage. Since Germany holds the second spot for the largest exporter of tequila in the world, the project was not hard to get into fruition. Unfortunately, it will not be flown to Mexico anytime soo.. Lees verder

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Artificial lighting experimentation produces hyper-realistic, psychedelic images of flowers

We’ve always naturally seen flowers in their full bloom and color, not borrowing any of their innate beautiful aspects from another source. Just the thought of flowers clothed in a different color than what they are intended to have sounds alien and abnormal. Good thing there’s Maggie West to change our minds. Flowers may be a universal topic, but in FLORA, West introduces us to a parallel world where hues of flowers are neon-like and futuristic. It is a photographic series that uses different vivid colors that are mixed and combined together to project on the flowers. They are then set on a dark background to highlight and put more emphasis on the unnatural colors. West used different kinds of colors, sometimes purposely choosing dying ones in order to capture a certain elegance. The results are dreamy, almost too psychedelic. West credits Mapplethorpe in giving her inspiration for her work. If you didn’t catch FLORA at The Standard hotel in Hollywood, you can see more of West’s wor.. Lees verder

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Cartoon women happily floating, swimming underwater illustrated by Sonia Alins Miguel

Women are known to be deep, relentless and sensitive. Like the sea, they hold so many secrets and feel in great depths. And these wonderful traits are all the more highlighted in Spanish illustrator Sonia Alins Miguel’s recent creations. “Water Women” and “Into The Water” are two separate parts of Miguel’s cartoonish take on women and water. In both series, the audience becomes a silent spectator of each scene. The water is depicted to be blurry and incoherent, and the women in different emotions. Some painstakingly swim to the surface along with others, seemingly distraught and in a struggle. Some float in peace or dive deeper into the abyss showing no signs of urgency or fear. But whatever the case, Miguel’s work still seem to exude an easygoing style of art, all because of her charming illustrations. Source Lees verder

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Environmentalist photographs white polar bears stuck in artificial homes made for zoos around the world

There is something about zoos that makes it hard not to fall in love with them. Not only are they full of wild animals that you would otherwise never have a chance to see in your lifetime, they also produce that childlike, carefree feeling. While these are all good emotions for us humans, it’s not always the same case with the animals inside. That is what Taiwanese photographer and environmentalist Sheng Wen Lo strives to capture in her ongoing photographic project called White Bear. Traveling to 26 different cities in China and Europe, she takes pictures of the poor conditions of big White Polar Bears in their artificial habitats inside the zoos. As opposed to what others may think, Sheng is not averse to zoos. In fact, she is interested in “human-animal relationships in different aspects” particularly focusing on wild animals in decorated, controlled cages. Sheng has been working on this documentary-style photography series since 2014 and, like all environmentalists, hopes “we can .. Lees verder

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Michael Wolf captures different emotions in Tokyo’s congested subways

Known mostly for his magnificent architectural photographs of bustling cities like Hong Kong and Chicago, Michael Wolf is no stranger to the chaos and madness of rush hour. The German-born photographer, who has been residing in Hong Kong for more than 15 years, recently went on a photographic adventure of capturing people’s candid and genuine dispositions while stuck and cramped inside a Tokyo train. Most of the people in his photos look surprisingly serene and calm, others somewhat annoyed of the unnecessary attention. His work, fittingly entitled “Tokyo Compression,” perfectly freezes both time and the painstaking effort of every commuter in Tokyo every single day – something that is often brushed off and taken for granted. It also lets people see the Japanese city in a different light. You can purchase all three hardcover versions of the book Tokyo Compression on Amazon. Source Lees verder

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$2000 titanium flask that can store two kinds of whiskey at once is for the serious collector

This one is for the hard liquor lovers. Scottish single-malt whiskey maker Macallan has recently collaborated with Swiss watchmaker Urwerk in creating a unique, limited edition whiskey flask. But it isn’t the usual flask you’re thinking about. Made entirely of titanium and with approximately 150 components all assembled by hand, the flask is priced at a whopping £2,000 ($2460) and can only be bought directly from Macallan. It has two separate compartments for two different types of liquor which at the same time indicates the age of the whiskey inside. To add to this, it is designed with a cap that automatically clicks and snaps when opened, a stainless steel mouthpiece, and winglets that serve as a mini stand for the flask. Macallan only commissioned 500 of these badass flasks to be made. And although $2460 is such a steep price for a flask, its mechanical design definitely trumps all others. Source Lees verder

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