1. Japanese Secret Love Hotels looking like a Wes Anderson Set
True to their moniker, pay-by-the-hour love hotels cater to millions of Japanese couples every year… With increasing life expectancies, the rising age of marriage, and high population density, multigenerational households are ubiquitous. When married couples live in close quarters with elderly parents and children, love hotels offer a practical alternative to thin-walled Japanese homes where privacy is scarce.
Love Hotel Hill, where Japan’s sex industry is flourishing. A photo story found on National Geographic.
2. Voyeuristic Art
Paola Ciarska is a Polish painter whose colourful, detailed drawings depict nude women going about their daily lives in the intimacy of their rooms… In Paola’s universe, women love their bodies and are proud of their sexuality. Her paintings, Paola explains, “act as universal portraits to 21st century women.”
Found on It’s Nice That.
3. An instagram dedicated to Libraries of the World
(and their architecture). Concrete libraries by TimTom.
4. A Culinary Time Capsule
The Crystal Restaurant in Watertown, New York. The city’s oldest restaurant is a culinary time capsule, inside and out. Photo from January 24, 2018. See the inside.
Found on the Casual Observer
5. This Rodeo Star
Oregon’s most celebrated rodeo, the Pendleton Round-Up, began in 1910 and included African American competitors from the beginning. The Round-Up’s most famous black rider, George Fletcher, was born in the Midwest, but he moved to Pendleton as a young man, learning from horsemen on the nearby Umatilla Indian Reservation.
Found on Pinterest.
6. Native Americans forced to assimilate
In the 1890s it was considered progressive to “kill the Indian in him, and save the man”.
Full article found on Timeline.
7. Mamuthones of Italy
In Sardinia, the Carnival of the Mamuthones is a pre-Christian traditional ritual dating back more than 2,000 years…These monsters show themselves first time in the town of Mamoiada and also in Ottana on the 17th of January, the saint day of Sant’Antonio Abate, with forty bonfires lighting up piazze, while the Mamuthones dance throughout the night. Again in February, Mamuthones appear on Carnival Sunday.
Found here and I have an article all about what’s up with the pagan wild men of Europe.
8. Miniature “UFO Wreckage” Discovered in Science Museum Archive
Known as Britain’s “answer to America’s Roswell incident,” the Silpho Saucer story broke on December 9, 1957… when ‘a mystery’ disc was found on Yorkshire moor…When the artifact was cut open a tiny book was found made of “17 thin copper sheets” covered in 2000 hieroglyphs.” Scarborough café owner, Philip Longbottom studied the disc and claimed it been sent to Earth by an alien called “Ullo” and the message warned: ‘You will improve or disappear’. Hieroglyphics were also found on the wreckage of the UFO that allegedly crashed at Roswell, New Mexico, in June 1947.
Although the scientific community was skeptical, Air Chief Marshall Lord Dowding, who led the RAF during the Battle of Britain during WW2, examined the Silpho Saucer in 1958 and believed it was “genuine.” Describing it as a ‘a miniature pilot flying saucer’ – Lord Dowding was openly convinced it was “a genuine artefact from space,” according to the report in the Yorkshire Post.
Now, parts of the “wreckage” have been rediscovered inside a tin cigarette box at the Science Museum Group ’s archive.
Found on Ancient Origins.
9. Another “air-borne pleasure boat”, another forgotten prototype:
The Evinrude Heli-bout, 1961. Found on Reddit Retro Futurism.
10. Could be useful
Found on Tumblr.
11. Paris in Lego
Found in this Flickr Album
I need to know who this artist is and can’t find the source. Found on this Tumblr.