An Aerial Tour Of An Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village By Joe Nafis

Abandoned in the 1990s, Houtouwan is a small fishing village on the eastern most Chinese island of Shengshan. Due to large trawlers from nearby Shanghai, the fishing supply was depleted and forced the residents to find work elsewhere. Now this ghost village only sees tourists and a few locals selling essentials for the day trippers.

Shanghai-based photographer and videographer Joe Nafis visited the area last year with fellow photographer Dave Tacon. It took them nearly 36 hours to reach the village due to lack of ferries or connection with other towns in the area. Once in town, Nafis explored the area on foot, as well as from above with his drone.

More info: Joe Nafis, Dave Tacon h/t: colossal






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“Hybrid Cities”: Futuristic Photo Manipulations By Margarita Zhitnik & Duck Knees

Digital artist Margarita Zhitnik worked in collaboration with art director Duck Knees to produce these incredible mashups of iconic destinations for Expedia.

“If you’ve seen Disney’s animated feature Big Hero 6, you’re familiar with the city of San Fransokyo – a mash-up between San Francisco and Tokyo. Well, the sight of the Golden Gate Bridge amidst Japanese-style architecture inspired us to create some fusions of our own.

We chose 14 iconic cities from around the world and paired them into hybrid cities. From New York to Rome, Rio de Janeiro to Cape Town and beyond, we combined the distinct architecture and attractions from each city to create a truly unique destination. Planning a city break and have no idea where to start? These mash-ups will inspire you to plan the perfect trip.”

More info: Expedia, Margarita Zhitnik, Duck Knees (h/t: theinspirationgrid)






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My Fucking Restaurant Is Open For Business In Barcelona, Spain

My Fucking Restaurant is a modern and elegant restaurant in Barcelona’s Raval where we can enjoy Mediterranean-style tapas and dishes. In this restaurant they bet on proximity produce to give a quality plus to the dishes, which are elaborated with all the skill and creativity of their young and daring cooks.

More info: My Fucking Restaurant, Facebook














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Pack All The Things! Here Is The Ultimate Burning Man Checklist

Packing for Burning Man is no small feat, and with several dozen must-haves and several hundred want-to-haves, it’s nearly impossible to keep track of everything to bring with you to Black Rock City.

Enter Graham Rumplestiltskin McLeod and his epic Burning Man packing list. Graham has been passing his list on to fellow Burners for several years now, and we thought we’d share the love with you… illustrated for your pleasure by Christopher Appelgren. Details »

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/02/pack-things-ultimate-burning-man-checklist/

Snowlandia – World’s Largest Snow Labyrinth Opens In Poland

In Poland, the Snowlandia Zakopane park invites you to discover the largest snow labyrinth in the world, which covers 2500 square meters!

Installed for the first time two years ago in the Zakopane resort, this amazing snow maze offers its visitors a chance to lose themselves in a gigantic labyrinth made of ice and snow, surrounded by walls over 2m high! An awesome ephemeral attraction open to adults and children.

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Snowlandia – World’s Largest Snow Labyrinth Opens In Poland

In Poland, the Snowlandia Zakopane park invites you to discover the largest snow labyrinth in the world, which covers 2500 square meters!

Installed for the first time two years ago in the Zakopane resort, this amazing snow maze offers its visitors a chance to lose themselves in a gigantic labyrinth made of ice and snow, surrounded by walls over 2m high! An awesome ephemeral attraction open to adults and children.

h/t: ufunk









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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/01/snowlandia-worlds-largest-snow-labyrinth-opens-poland/

This Guy Bought A Giant Plastic Godzilla, And Now They Travel Everywhere Together

According to photographer Kieran Murray: “You’ve heard of the travelling gnome, now I present a travelling Godzilla figurine that I have photoshopped to look life sized. His name is Ryan and we travel all around, getting into all sorts of shenanigans.

Travelling on your own is awesome, but it can be frustrating to have a stranger take a photo of you in front of that landmark only to see that its framed awfully or out of focus. I came across this plastic souvenir in Chicago and decided that it was easier to take photos of it in front of landmarks instead. Since then it organically evolved into the Ryan character and was a way for me to develop my photoshop skills.”

More info: Behance, Instagram (h/t: boredpanda)














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These Ads From Haiti Hope To Use Trump’s Words Against Him


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson

President Trump’s comments referring to certain nations, including Haiti, as “shitholes” provoked widespread anger and outrage. But one agency creative in the Caribbean nation is working on a more lighthearted response—raising money to run out-of-home and print ads in Washington, D.C., that aim to use Trump’s words against him to boost the image of Haiti.

Fabien Dodard, a creative director at Parkour Studio, has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise cash to run “shithole” themed ads for Haiti in the American capital. He has set a $40,000 goal, and raised a little over $2,000 so far. The more money he raises, the more ads he’ll be able to run.

More info: GoFundMe (h/t: adweek)


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson


Verdy Verna/Ari Levi & Brock Johnson

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/01/ads-haiti-hope-use-trumps-words/

Fascinating Photos Of A Frozen Niagara Falls Taken This Year


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As winter descends upon North America, the tourist crowds at Niagara Falls thin and the landscape transforms.

3,000 tons of still flow over the edge during every minute that passes, but in winter, some of that water ends up hardening into ice. Little by little, if the temperature stays low enough, the waterfall will eventually grow a thin shell of ice.

Though the falls will likely never freeze into a solid mass of stationary ice, it’s not uncommon for the area below the falls to grow a sturdy “ice bridge” due to accumulated spray from the falls. According to history, the bridge used to freeze so solidly that visitors could walk between the US and Canada and vendors would even set up stalls on it.

h/t: sobadsogood

Icy mist at dusk

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Happy New Year, my friends!Wishing you love, peace and happiness in 2018.

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Have you visited the frozen NiagaraFalls yet #niagaraparks #niagarafalls

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A Frozen Paradise

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Spectacular #FrozenFalls shot courtesy of @evologist! #NiagaraParks

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Another amazing frozen falls shot! This time courtesy of @mindz.eye #NiagaraParks

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One of the best views in Niagara Parks Photo: @elsa.maret #NiagaraParks

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Travel Times To Cities Around The World

From Britain to China to Mali, new maps showing travel times to the nearest urban centre reveal huge differences between countries. Using Open Street Map and Google, a University of Oxford team have created a visual breakdown that suggests major inequalities when it comes to commuting.


China. The dataset used for China was unique as it relied solely on Open Street Map, due to restrictions on accessing Google data. The population is densely concentrated in the east and accessibility is increased, whereas rural provinces in the west remain remote. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


Great Britain and Ireland. Due to a high density of urban centres in Britain and Ireland, accessibility is largely unimpeded – shown by light colours. Only in the highlands of Scotland are travel times increased, as indicated by dark colours. For their article in the journal Nature, Daniel Weiss and his colleagues used Open Street Map and Google to collate travel times to cities in 2015. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


India. Nearly 91% of people in high-income countries live within one hour of a city, compared to almost 51% of people in low-income countries. India’s high population and large number of cities complicates this picture. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


Central African Republic. The map for the Central African Republic shows a more typical correlation between low income and inaccessibility. With only two urban centres located on southwestern side of the country, the east remains largely remote. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


Australia. With urban centres located along the coastline, Australia displays what Weiss calls a ‘vast, dark middle’ through the outback. For a high-income nation, accessibility to all areas of the country is limited; however, routes to the busiest cities are numerous. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


USA. Despite the lack of large urban centres in areas like Nebraska, the US has “remarkable infrastructure”, says Weiss. Unlike Australia, both rural areas and cities are well connected. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


Brazil. The large roads carving through the borders of the Amazon display the correlation between infrastructure and deforestation in Brazil. Proximity to urban centres has a protective effect on forests, as the majority of deforestation occurs one to five hours travel time from cities. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


Saudi Arabia. With an overwhelmingly urban population – one of the highest of the countries analysed – Saudi Arabia has some of the longest travel times to city centres. It’s an exception to the relationship between high income and accessibility. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


Egypt. Urban centres are located along the banks of the Nile in Egypt, forming a virtual map of the river itself, with the desert in the west of the country remaining especially remote. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


Mali. Much like the Central African Republic, accessibility in Mali is limited to a handful of urban centres, with the desert in the country’s north a vast swathe of inaccessibility. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Perhaps the most well-connected of the European nations, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg provide a stark contrast to countries such as Mali. Virtually all urban centres in these three high-income countries can be reached within one hour. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)


Sweden and Norway. Among western European countries, Scandinavian nations are some of the least accessible. In Sweden and Norway, woodlands in the north have limited infrastructure. (Photo by Daniel Weiss/Jennifer Rozier/Malaria Atlas Project/University of Oxford)

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