1. This Provençale Chateau for rent
2. A Dream Cabinet of Curiosities, Lost in Time
The Leverian collection was a natural history and ethnographic collection assembled by Ashton Lever. It was noted in particular for the content it acquired from the voyages of Captain James Cook. For three decades it was on display in London, being broken up by auction in 1806.
Found on Wikipedia.
3. Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1959 ‘city of the future’ on Ellis Island that never was
Frank Lloyd Wright proposed a $93 million design that didn’t lack ambition. The architect described it as promoting “casual, inspired living, minus the usual big-city glamour.” It would house 7,500 residents, boasting seven candlestick-shaped towers, all orbiting around a giant globe in the center. Residents would have access to all the amenities of a big city, including hospitals, movie theories, restaurants, and more. Eventually, the government put the kibosh on Wright’s futurist plan, and ultimately rejected every developer bid tendered for the island in favor of turning it into a national monument.
Found on Artsy
4. They don’t build churches like they do in Kerala, India.
In their series, entitled Postcolonial Epiphany, art studio ‘Haubitz + Zoche’ document the extravagantly-ornamented churches commonly found in the region of Kerala in South India.
Found on Lost at E Minor.
5. Yoga with Audrey Hepburn
Found on Pinterest.
6. Game Night in the Seventies
Here’s the exciting new indoor sport for people who love people. Orgy begins by choosing up sides (delightful custom) and centers around the ‘Porron” (translation: ‘to pour it on’)filled with your favorite libation. Object of the game is to see which team achieves the longest trajectory for the longest time with the fewest spills. Rewards to winners are optional. The game of Orgy comes complete with the beautiful, hand blown Porron, bibs, buttons “in-session” plaque and instruction scroll suitable for framing. Make your next party a bacchanalian smash with Orgy….just $10.
7. How AT&T celebrated the 1984 Olympics
Found on Advertising Pics.
8. The California Zephyr
Photographed in April 1947 by Willard Culver, found on Nat Geo Found.
9. Prairie Dog Safari
Underground bubble pods at the Prairie Dog Town, South Dakota.
10. The Arctic Slash
From Arctic Village, Alaska to Houlton, Maine, the border between Canada and the United States is the longest in the world and it’s as if someone had just run a buzzer down the heart of a forest. Much of the surrounding landscape is relatively wild and untouched, but extending out ten feet from the line on either side is a zone known as “the Slash,” … kind of an interesting, non-hostile take on border recognition.
Found on Google images.
11. A site dedicated to the most historic stone homes in the US
Find open house tours, candlelight tours, holiday concerts & more on OldStoneHouses.com.
12. Nationwide Performance Piece to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme
On 1 July 2016, 1,400 volunteers took part in a national memorial to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. ‘We’re here because we’re here’ saw soldiers in First World War uniform appear unexpectedly in locations across the UK. Commissioned by 14-18 NOW, conceived and created by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller in collaboration with Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre and 27 other organisations including Lyric Theatre Belfast, Manchester Royal Exchange, National Theatre of Scotland and National Theatre Wales.
The soldiers congregated without ceremony in public places up and down the country. Like ghosts, the soldiers remained silent throughout the day and when approached simply handed out a white card displaying the name, rank, battalion and regiment of a real soldier who had died at the Somme on July 1 1916. All the volunteers carried the details of a different soldier.
19,240 British soliders were killed on the first day alone of the Battle of the Somme.
Found on The Cogency.
13. Fresh Eyes on Paris
Mexican-American David Carrillo, has started this adorable video series about moving to Paris + learning French.
Find episode 2 here, where David goes on a hunt to find tacos & real hot sauce in the city of light.