1. These Cartoon Celebrity Mash-ups
Find all of them by Rui Pinho on Behance.
2. A Selection of Modernist Gingerbread Houses
Compiled by Present & Correct.
3. This Fashion Shoot
A Gucci editorial special for Commone&Sense magazine shot by Fanny Latour-Lambert at the France Miniature theme park.
4. Old Town Hall, Bamberg, Germany
Found on Traveling Colors.
5. The one-of-a-kind Aurora Bubble Sled experience
Hunt for the Northern Lights in Finland from the warmth of an Aurora bubble sled towed into the wilderness behind a Snowmobile. This new experience in Kilpisjarvi, Finland, will see guests climb inside a comfortable, see-through, heated bubble that comfortably holds 2 people on beanbags and with plenty of blankets to keep them warm, and for those more adventurous visitors, you can also stay overnight in the Aurora Bubble Sled.
Found on Off the Map Travel
6. The Sponge Divers of Greece
Sponge divers would dive to the bottom of the sea on just a single breath of air, weighing their body down by a piece of flat stone that weighed up to 15 kg. The heavy stone would drag the naked bodies quickly to the bottom… Once the diver reached the floor, he would cut loose as many sponges as he could and stuff them into a mesh bag. A skilled diver could dive up to depths of 30 meters and stay under water for 3 to 5 minutes.
The diving suit brought a dramatic change in the physiology of diving. Rather than taking one deep breath, the diver now breathed compressed air, that dissolved more easily in blood due to increased pressure in the depths. When the diver rose too quickly from the sea bed, which he often did, the dissolved gases formed bubbles inside the body producing a painful condition known as decompression sickness or ‘the bends’. The lucky ones got away with joint pains and headache, but some became paralyzed for life. Many collapsed and died… Every household on the island had at least one sufferer.
A fascinating article on the tragic little-known history of sponge diving in Greece. Found on Amusing Planet.
7. Apollo spaceflight training suits, Houston Texas 1978
8. Russia’s monument to laboratory mice, to celebrate their contribution to science
The Monument to laboratory mice for their services to science was installed in the square not far from the local Academic Institute of Cytology and Genetics of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The bronze monument shows a mouse in a lab coat and glasses, knitting with needles the DNA double helix.
9. This Out-of-Print book
David Noebel, ordained in 1961, started his illustrious career with the above pamphlet, Communism, Hypnotism, and The Beatles. He saw the rise of Beatlemania as the result of Communist indoctrination via hypnosis… The book transitioned from The Beatles to folk artists, focusing on Bob Dylan, his colleagues, and their earlier influences… Aside from some inconsistent use of the Oxford Comma, he has a clear, if discursive thesis: rock ‘n’ roll is turning kids into gay, Communist, miscegenators.
Found on Dangerous Minds
10. Looking back with Fidel
A photostory by Ramiro A. Fernández found on the New York Times.
11. The Typography on this Antique Needle Dispenser
Found on the Type Hunter’s Instagram account.
12. Old Shops of Hong Kong
“The whole area near the MTR station of Kwun Tung was being taking over by the Urban Renewal Authority and its demolition was imminent.” Hong Kong-based French photographer Romain Jacquet Lagreze recorded the old shops through his photo projects before the district’s destruction. Find the full photo story here.