18 Amazing and Rare Color Vintage Photographs of Disneyland in 1955

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These magical vintage pictures of Disneyland, during its opening year of 1955, will make you wish you had a time machine.


Guests running towards Sleeping Beauty Castle. (Loomis Dean/ Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images)


Mickey Mouse’s face greets guests, as a Disneyland railroad locomotive stations in front of the Main Street station. (Loomis Dean/ Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images)


Walt Disney and a stuffed Mickey Mouse doll conduct the train as it arrives at a Main Street station. (Allan Grant/ Time Life Pictures / Getty Images)


Walt, along with his daughters Diane and Sharon, wife Lilly, and a guest enjoy some quiet time at his private apartment on Main Street, U.S.A. (Gene Lester / Getty Images)


Walt takes the reigns of a red, horse-drawn fire wagon for a ride around Main Street. (Gene Lester / Getty Images)


Children running freely through the gate of Sleeping Beauty Castle. (Allan Grant/ Time Life Pictures / Getty Images)


No trip to Disneyland is complete without a ride on the Mad Tea Party. (Allan Grant/ Time Life Pictures / Getty Images)


Kids enjoying (?) a terrifying ride through Snow White and her Adventures. (Loomis Dean/ Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images)


An aerial shot of Fantasyland. (Loomis Dean / Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images)


Walt and his grandson taking a break and enjoying some soft drinks in Frontierland. (Gene Lester / Getty Images)


The Mark Twain riverboat begins its journey around the Rivers of America. (Loomis Dean/ Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images)


Showgirls enjoy a fantastic view of the Rivers of America from atop the Golden Horseshoe Saloon. (Loomis Dean/ Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images)


Mickey, Minnie, Chip, Dale, Donald Duck, and Captain Hook await for the parade to start. (Allan Grant/ Time Life Pictures / Getty Images)


A Seven Dwarf entertains the crowd on Main Street during the parade. (Allan Grant/ Time Life Pictures / Getty Images)


Tomorrowland gets its own section during the parade. (Allan Grant/ Time Life Pictures / Getty Images)


Guests enjoy a nice break in the shade near the TWA rocket in Tomorrowland. (Loomis Dean/ Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images)


Kids putting pedal to the metal on Autopia. (Loomis Dean/ Time & Life Pictures / Getty Images)


Walt and his grandson enjoy the view from in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle. (Gene Lester / Getty Images)

Via Vintage Everyday, BuzzFeed, Disney Avenue

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/18-amazing-and-rare-color-vintage-photographs-of-disneyland-in-1955/

Adventurers Relax in Hammocks Hanging Hundreds of Feet Above Ground

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One century ago, fierce battles broke out in the shadow of Monte Piana in the Italian Dolomites as WWI began. The 18,000 young soldiers who lost their lives at that site were honored this past week at the 2015 Highline Meeting Monte Piana, an annual event that unites young people from all over the world through their shared passions for adventure and the sport of highlining.

Since the first meeting was organized by co-founders Alessandro d’Emilia and Armin Holzer in 2012, thrill-seekers have gravitated towards the Dolomites each year for the chance to slackline between mountain peaks, hang out in hammocks suspended hundreds of feet above the ground, and meet like-minded people.

This time, however, the event was even more poignant because of the 100-year anniversary of the conflicts near Monte Piana. To remember those who died on the field a century ago, Ticket to the Moon coordinated a special “Rainbow Warriors” session as a symbol of peace and a tribute to the past. 26 athletes came together to sing, laugh, and lounge in 17 colorful hammocks strung up high in the sky.

“Just a hundred years ago, winters up here were characterized by bombs, grenades, and lots of pain,” d’Emilia and Holzer explained. “Our idea was to re-experience Monte Piana in friendship and peace with each other, accompanied by kindhearted feelings during the day, and lulled to sleep at night by magical silence.”

Like last year, Vienna-based photographer Sebastian Wahlhütter was there to photograph the Highline Meeting, which kicked off on September 10 and just wrapped up on September 15. Highlining, he told us, is an “incredible experience.”

He shared: “I can remember the first time going to sit on a highline, and it was really an intense experience. Once you are in the hammock, it’s perfect, and you get a feeling of freedom; even though it’s so exposed, relaxing is not a problem.”

Overall, Wahlhütter says he’s grateful to be part of such a unique event. “This is a gathering and special experience for everyone participating,” he wrote to us in an email. “But the hammock action is also a symbol and a tribute to the past, and should remind us that there were also other times at this place when people were killing each other. In a way, the whole concept can also be reduced to ‘building bridges’ instead of fighting each other.”



Vi My Modern Met

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/adventurers-relax-in-hammocks-hanging-hundreds-of-feet-above-ground/

Tech Dopp Kit

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A zip-up organizer with a designated home for each of your tech accessories. With room on both sides to strap down your cords, adapters, headphones, and other necessities, the Tech Dopp Kit uses space wisely for prime portability. Avoid losing smaller items with its centrally-located internal zipped pouch.





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Samujana Luxury Villas

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Celebrate timeless luxury at Samujana, Koh Samui’s most exclusive villa estate. Spacious homes offer discrete, peaceful getaways with spectacular sea views. Flexible and bespoke services combine to provide even the most discerning guest a refined and memorable experience.





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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/samujana-luxury-villas/

Cool Cartography: The Art Of Mapmaking

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Mind the Map, a new collection of artwork published by Gestalten, shows the skill, humour and care involved in map design, including one depicting New York’s smells, and a meticulously hand-painted ski map.

Whistler village, Canada, by James Niehues


One of the most prolific ski-trail mapmakers at work, Niehues is known for extreme attention to detail, giving unique form, structure and shadows to trees, or adding cars to resort parking lots. He usually begins by gathering images of his subject from various angles, including archival photos and flying around the area at various elevations. A medium-size ski resort takes two to four days to sketch and seven to 10 days to paint. Larger regions have taken weeks.

London by Gareth Wood aka Fuller


Fuller drafts impressionistic “mind maps” of places where he has lived. “I’m making a collection of cartographical love letters,” he says. This hyper-detailed, ink-drawn map is of central London. It contains the personal experiences of the artist, hidden stories, curiosities and factoids. The piece was started in 2005, archived in 2007, and drawing resumed in 2015. This jump creates a change in style and technique. It highlights the progress within the metropolis and the artist himself.

The Big Smoke by Mychael Barratt


Canadian-born Barratt is a painter and printmaker based in London. His etchings of the city and the London underground are peppered with highly detailed site-specific anecdotal and historical references. Multiple plates are printed side-by-side in the manner of an ancient folding map.

A Guide to the Discovery of Machu Picchu by Kevin Cannon


This is one of a series of maps made for the quarterly journal The Appendix charting the epic adventures of historical figures.

A scratch card map by Ken Perkins


An artist based in Denver, Colorado, Perkins specialises in scratchboard and pen and ink drawings. In many of his maps, soft colouring combines with highly-contrasting marks to convey a strong sense of the natural landscape.

A map of smells in New York by Kate McLean


An English graphic designer McLean has focused her passion for cartography on making sensory maps, charting the dynamics of what we smell, and to a lesser extent, touch, taste, and see. McLean uses various visualisation formats to map her data, which she gathers alone or with the help of collaborators.

A 3D map of Manhattan by Luis Dilger


German designer Dilger took Google’s OpenStreetMap data of various cities and visualised the satellite-based information using DEM Earth in Cinema 4D, transforming them into 3D prints.

The south Pennines by Angela Smyth


This work took six months to complete, eventually filling six large canvases of 3 × 2.4 metres. The map captures the spirit and landmarks of the breathtaking moorland landscape with its quaint towns and villages. Local residents were invited to suggest features they wanted to see on the final piece and excerpts were included from poems by Simon Armitage.

Le Tour de Fromage by Elly Walton


A fun map of regional cheeses by English illustrator who combines hand-drawn work with digital techniques.

Barrio de las Letras, Madrid, by Andrés Lozano


A cartoonist and illustrator based in Madrid, Lozano uses overlayed colours and strong lines to make essential landmarks easily recognisable in this weekend tourist map of the city.

The Atlas of True Names by Kalimedia


German publisher Kalimedia has created maps of the US, Canada and UK, revealing the etymological roots of places.

Rome by Libby VanderPloeg


In New York-based illustrator VanderPloeg’s playful maps, lines tracing major streets become decorative flourishes, while text bubbles call out her favourite shops, parks, restaurants and boutiques.

Via Guardian

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/cool-cartography-the-art-of-mapmaking/

19 Giant Flower Sculptures Honour Van Gogh At World’s Largest Flower Parade In The Netherlands

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Photo by Erwin Martens

Another year, another Corso Zundert, the legendary parade of giant floats adored with thousands of dahlia flowers that twist through the narrow streets of Zundert, Netherlands. This year 19 teams took inspiration from the work of Vincent van Gogh who was born in Zundert 162 years ago. The towering floats borrow colors, motifs, and imagery from van Gogh’s painting including several interpretations of the artist’s self-portraits.


Photo by Werner Pellis

Started in 1936, the parade celebrates the region’s reputation as a global supplier of dahlia flowers, an area now covering 33 hectares (81 acres) of 600,000 dahlia bulbs in fifty different species. The first Corso Zundert parades were modest in size featuring horse-drawn carts or bicycles covered in flowers, but the event has since grown dramatically. The floats now merge more ambitious aspects of contemporary/urban art with traditional parade floats as part of a friendly annual competition. You can see plenty more photos over on BN DeStem.


Photo by Malou Evers


Photo by Erwin Martens


Photo by Joyce van Belkom


Photo by Werner Pellis


Photo by Bloemencorso Zundert


Photo by Bloemencorso Zundert


Photo by Malou Evers


Photo by Werner Pellis


Photo by Erwin Martens


Photo by Bloemencorso Zundert


Photo by Bloemencorso Zundert


Photo by Joyce van Belkom

Via Bored Panda, Colossal

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/19-giant-flower-sculptures-honour-van-gogh-at-worlds-largest-flower-parade-in-the-netherlands/

Yup, We’ve Found The Most Terrifying Church In The World

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Here’s another excuse not to go to church! St. George’s church in the Czech Republic fell into disrepair in the 1960s after the cave fell in during a funeral. Taking that as a bad omen, locals abandoned the 14th-century-old church and held services outside rather than stepping foot inside the church. That is until artist Jakub Hadrava got involved.


Commissioned to make the church more attractive for visitors (and therefore making more money for repairs), Hadrava decided to install statues in the church. Sounds nice, right? Well, take a look at these statues – they’re bound to give you nightmares.

“The figures represent the ghosts of Sudeten Germans who lived in Lukova before World War Two and who came to pray at this church every Sunday”, says Hadrava.


“I hope to show the world that this place had a past and it was a normal part of everyday life, but that fate has a huge influence on our lives.”


Fun to look at in pictures but you couldn’t pay me enough money to wander into that church with those creepy statues.


Via Lost At E Minor

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/yup-weve-found-the-most-terrifying-church-in-the-world/

Meet The 2-Year-Old Backpacker Who Has Travelled More Than 483 Km

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From that very first unsteady step to the first word, uttered slowly but with certainty—these are the significant milestones in a typical child’s life.


But Bodhi Bennett is not your typical child. At only five days old, Bodhi had already taken his first camping trip.


Since then he’s seen and hiked more of the world than most grown-ups—483 km, to be exact—and he’s done it completely before his 2nd birthday.

“It was important to my husband and Me that our lives didn’t change because we were going to become parents,” Bodhi’s mother Shannon Bennett told the Daily Mail. “We heard so many times that kids change your life entirely, and you can no longer do those enjoyable things you did when you were younger. But Bodhi climbs everywhere and enjoys mimicking what we do.”


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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/meet-the-2-year-old-backpacker-who-has-travelled-more-than-483-km/

Cascamorras Festival in Southern Spain

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Jose, a reveller covered in grease, poses for a photo as he takes part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain September 6, 2015. The festival was inspired by a dispute between the town of Baza and Guadix over the possession of an icon of the Virgin of Piedad. The Cascamorras refers to representatives from Guadix, who were sent to Baza to recover the statue. As the Cascamorras had to stay perfectly clean to gain possession of the statue, Baza residents attempt to make them as “dirty” as possible. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)


Revellers covered in grease take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain September 6, 2015. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)


Revellers covered in grease take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain September 6, 2015. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)


Revellers covered in grease take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain September 6, 2015. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)


Revellers covered in grease take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain September 6, 2015. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)


A reveller is dipped into a can of grease as they take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain September 6, 2015. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)


Revellers covered in grease take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain September 6, 2015. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)


The handprints of revellers covered in grease are pictured onto a wall during the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain September 6, 2015. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)


Revellers Cristina and Manolo kiss as they take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain September 6, 2015. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)


Revellers covered in grease pose for a picture as they take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain September 6, 2015. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)


Revellers covered in grease take part in the annual Cascamorras festival in Baza, southern Spain September 6, 2015. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/cascamorras-festival-in-southern-spain/

Color Run in Brussels

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People take part in The Color Run in Brussels, Belgium September 6, 2015. The Color Run is a five-kilometre, untimed race, held in cities worldwide, with the aim of promoting healthy living. Participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometre. (Photo by Yves Herman/Reuters)


People take part in The Color Run in Brussels, Belgium September 6, 2015. (Photo by Yves Herman/Reuters)


People take part in The Color Run in Brussels, Belgium September 6, 2015. (Photo by Yves Herman/Reuters)


People take part in The Color Run in Brussels, Belgium September 6, 2015. (Photo by Yves Herman/Reuters)


People take part in The Color Run in Brussels, Belgium September 6, 2015. (Photo by Yves Herman/Reuters)


People take part in The Color Run in Brussels, Belgium September 6, 2015. (Photo by Yves Herman/Reuters)


People take part in The Color Run in Brussels, Belgium September 6, 2015. (Photo by Yves Herman/Reuters)


People take part in The Color Run in Brussels, Belgium September 6, 2015. (Photo by Yves Herman/Reuters)


People take part in The Color Run in Brussels, Belgium September 6, 2015. (Photo by Yves Herman/Reuters)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/color-run-in-brussels/