1. The Man who Collects Stones
For years, every day, Luigi Lineri has walked along the Adige in search of stones… In the mid-1960s, Lineri noticed that some of the small rocks that have supported the watercourse for millennia, although smoothed by the incessant passage of time and water, still bear the traces of some primitive artist’s attempts at sculpture. Since then, Lineri has collected and categorized stones by shape: human profiles and silhouettes, animal heads and muzzles, work tools.
2. Log Cabin, 1985
I lived here for about eight years, and owned it for about fifteen years after I built it in 1976 with local fieldstone and oak logs I cut, peeled and notched on the site, working alone with hand tools. It had no plumbing, I carried water from a nearby spring, and I heated it in winter with about half a cord of wood a week which I cut and burned in the open fireplace. Eventually I moved into Asheville and had to sell it, but it was a large part of my life, and I miss it more with each passing year.
Found on Flickr, submitted by the former owner.
3. Tree Camping
So this is a thing. Spend your night dangling in the air from a tree in Elk California.
4. Satellite Island, Tasmania
A pair of rare white breasted sea eagles who live on the Island can be seen soaring high above the huge blue gums, whilst quail, pheasants and native wildlife forage below. Satellite Island has never before been accessible to the public. It remains utterly unspoilt. With 360° views of this southern hemisphere wilderness—a mix of beautiful native bush, ancient blue gums, sheer sea cliffs, pebble beaches and sunny coves—Satellite Island is a secluded secret hideaway, yours alone to explore.
5. Hidden Safes found at Pablo Escobar’s Demolished Miami Mansion
Even after being demolished, the Miami Beach mansion formerly owned by Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar continues to reveal its secrets, hidden underneath the concrete. The safe is locked and its contents are not yet known.
Another safe that was found hidden under a slab of marble floor (pictured below). But … that one was stolen in the last 30 days, and police are investigating the disappearance.
Television journalist Jennifer Valoppi, is filming a documentary about the mansion and its connection to the drug trafficker Escobar, who lived in South Florida in the 1980s. The (second) safe found … will be placed in a bank vault, where it will stay until the property owners decide to unlock it. They plan to open it after they finish Valoppi’s documentary on the history of the mansion.
6. Where Old Meets New China
The Caiyuanba Bridge is a arch bridge which crosses the Yangtze River in Chongqing, China. Completed in 2007, the arch spans 420 metres (1,380 ft) ranking among the longest arch bridges in the world. The bridges carries 6 lanes of traffic and two track of Chongqing Rail Transit Line 3 between the Nan’an District south of the Yangtze River and the Yuzhong District to the north.
Photography by Mark Horn.
7. Yiwu Commodity City
Yiwu is a city in the Zhejiang province of China, south of Shanghai. It hosts “China Commodities City,” famous for being the largest small commodity wholesale market in the world.
Thousands of stalls like the ones pictured here exhibit multiple and slight variations on a particular item. Each individual seller occupies a space overwhelmed by the very items that make them their living. They sell orders by the thousands to be exported across complex logistics networks, disseminated to a world of dispersed consumers.
Richard John Seymour‘s collection of portraits represents just a fraction of the series as a whole, and less than 0.1% of Yiwu’s stalls in total.
8. The New Barbie Sizes
Mattel has announced Barbie will now come in four body types: original, petite, tall and curvy, as well as options for skin tones and hair.
9. The DeLorean From Back to the Future Is Going Back Into Production
A replica of the 1982 model is going back into production. It’s believed that 300 of the cars will be made, each of which will be available for around $100,000 USD, available early 2017.
10. A Pimptastic 70s Time Capsule For Sale
Original decor included! Apparently … the people who owned the apartment never lived really there and therefore didn’t bother to update it. Hence why it’s “untouched” with all its funky psychedelic glory still intact.
The pimptastic pad can be yours for 158K. Found on Dangerous Minds.
11. This Café in New York I’d like to try
Café Henrie, 110 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002 (no website or phone number), found on Melting Butter.
12. Stevie Nicks taking a Selfie in the Swimming Pool
The Kardashians have nothing on this seventies pool-selfie queen.