1. The Last Brownstone
“Construction in NYC, 1959, land being cleared for 20 story building in East 60s- still occupied brownstone is soon to go.”
Changing New York photographed by Dmitri Kessel.
2. Flat Manhattan, 1883
The 1883 engraving by Captain Willard Glazier comes from his book “Peculiarities of American Cities“, found on Socks Studio.
3. A website that lets you see what your city and your own street would look like underwater
What would the world’s most iconic landmarks look like under dozens or even hundreds of feet of water? Even better, what would your house look like if the oceans rose high enough to swallow it up?
If there’s a photo of it on Google Street View, you can find out thanks to WorldUnderWater, a new web-based tool developed by Singapore-based CarbonStory, a crowd-funding site devoted to raising awareness about climate change.
I chose to see what some of my favourite places in Paris would look like…
4. A Salem Bonfire, 1971
Found in the LIFE archives, photographed by Yale Joel.
5. The World’s Tallest Lego Tower, built in Budapest yesterday.
Found on Reddit. Also a fun fact: Lego is the world’s largest tire manufacturer, producing nearly 400 million units annually.
6. Invented in Japan
7. Big Bus, 1930
Can’t imagine why this never took off. Found on Flickr.
8. 1950s Huffy Radio Bike
Found on Nostalgic.net.
9. Gold foil temporary tattoos
So these are pretty groovy.
Shop Mr. Kate
10. These Bookends
Available to purchase here.
11. A Hidden Rooftop Garden in Greece
A hidden garden in the rooftop of an old building at the corner of Filopoimenos and Riga Ferraiou streets in the city of Patras in Greece.
12. Bar Alegría, Madrid
Stop by at the authentic Bar Alegria on your next visit to Madrid for tapas.
Found on/ photographed by Nur Nielfa.