1. The House Donald Trump couldn’t Buy
Vera Coking’s Atlantic City, New Jersey, home, which Donald Trump attempted to acquire through eminent domain to build limousine parking for his casino (photo by Jack Boucher/Historic American Buildings Survey). Find the full article on Holdouts: The Solitary Resisters of Real Estate, found on Hyperallergic.
2. Liveable Manholes
Created by street artist Biancoshock in Milan, Italy. Found on Street Art News.
3. Enemy Sound Detectors, WWI
4. The Voyeur Who Bought A Hotel To Spy On His Guests
With the assistance of his wife, he cut rectangular holes measuring six by fourteen inches in the ceilings of more than a dozen rooms. Then he covered the openings with louvred aluminum screens that looked like ventilation grilles but were actually observation vents that allowed him, while he knelt in the attic, to see his guests in the rooms below. He watched them for decades, while keeping an exhaustive written record of what he saw and heard. Never once, during all those years, was he caught.
“I did this purely out of my unlimited curiosity about people and not as just a deranged voyeur.”
A long but fascinating read on The New Yorker.
5. Miniature Scenes from your Favourite Horror Films
Three dimensional paper art inspired by films such as Psycho, The Birds, Vertigo, The Exorcist, and The Shining by Spanish designer Rubén Martínez.
They’re all for sale on his website here.
6. Wallpaper made from Bugs
An exhibition by Jennifer Angus.
7. Unicorns did Exist
Giant ‘Siberian unicorn’ existed much more recently than previously thought, experts say. Found on the Guardian.
8. Nuns who Grow Pot
Meet California-based Sister Kate and Sister Darcy, who grow, cultivate and harvest medicinal marijuana. The nuns label their medicinal remedies with their moniker The Sisters of the Valley. The Sisters prepare their remedies observing the cycles of the moon and “in a spiritual environment.” They have a Facebook page here.
Photographers Shaughn Crawford and John DuBois captured the daily life of these nuns and their glorious-looking grow.
Found on Dangerous Minds
9. A Crowdfunding Campaign for a New Airstream Hotel
Discover Autocamp on Kickstarter.
10. Pretend you’re working in a Parisian Café
A website that simulates the sounds of various work environments, including a Parisian cafe or a quiet restaurant. When you click the top left menu button you can also switch to or combine more soothing sounds such as a cosy fireplace, birds singing and a rainy terrace.
Try out Hipster Sound
11. Café Meteor, Oia Village, Santorini, Greece
I’ve often seen this image floating around Pinterest without a name or caption. Mystery solved.
12. Outdoor Living Goals
13. This Travel Diarist
Be inspired by Abbey Sy