1. This Library Cake
Made by Kathy Knaus, found on My Modern Met
2. The Amazon Security Checkpoint
Yup, it’s an open cardboard box. Found on Reddit.
3. The Faulty Towers Lego Set
One skilled Lego fan/builder made a faithful recreation of the hotel reception from the classic BBC sitcom Fawlty Towers. Nathan Feist’s incredible homage was exhibited at BrickFair Virginia–-an annual LEGO convention—held in July and August. Found on Dangerous Minds
4. Retro VHS Skateboards
NYC based skateboard company 5BORO has released a series of decks that pay homage to VHS tapes from the 80s and 90s.
5. Surprising Use of an Old Car
Found on Dark Roasted Blend.
6. Mustang Monument
7. When Los Angeles was an Oil Field
By 1930, California was producing nearly one quarter of the world’s oil output. Pictured above, oil wells in Venice, California, bring oil up from beach area in 1952.
A forest of oil derricks sprouts up on the Signal Hill oil field, Long Beach, California, in 1937.
Images of some of the sites and machinery still in use among the homes, golf courses, and shopping malls of Los Angeles found on The Atlantic.
8. Mystery Hikes
In 1932 five mystery hikes around Sydney were organised by the railways, with the department store F.J. Palmer and Sons as the commercial sponsor. Hikers purchased a two-shilling train ticket and joined a train from Central Station to a mystery destination.
The hikes, held on Sundays, were enormously popular.
Found on the Powerhouse Museum Collection
9. California 1980s Supervillain Pad For Sale
Yours for $3 million, located in Joshua Tree, found on Curbed.
10. This Cave House
The photos found in Danila Tkachenko’s “Escape” series, taken in Russia and the Ukraine, earned the first place prize in the “World Press Photo Contest 2014.”
11. The Surprising Beauty of Parisian Superettes at Night
Since 2010, Marie Hamel photographs with a view camera the frontages of neighborhood grocery stores. Points of light in the sleepy town by night, these places gradually disappear, replaced by large retail chains. With this disappearing it’s a page of French history intimately linked with North Africa that flies away, as well as know-how of how delicately harmonize fruits and vegetables on colorful stalls, which still encounters the gray tarmac of the city to the delight of eyes … yes, but for how long?
12. A Watermelon Bagel
Japanese bakery chain Bagel & Bagel has created a watermelon bagel as a summer offering in their store. The bread part of the bagel was reported to have juice mixed into the batter, and the black ‘seeds’ are actually chocolate chips. Found on Design Taxi.
13. This Message in a Bottle, found while fishing
Found on Imgur