What a Dick: The Porniest Grave in Paris’s Père Lachaise Cemetery

1

The Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris receives hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, some who simply walk the beautiful grounds indiscriminately, others on single-minded pilgrimages to visit the tombs of great historical figures like Maria Callas, Marcel Proust or… Jim Morrison.

Among these more internationally famous graves is a little-known political journalist, Victor Noir, who was unceremoniously shot dead in a duel by Prince Pierre Bonaparte. Noir is actually pretty well known with Parisians; as a victim of imperial swine, he became a martyr of the people, and his funeral was attended by over 100,000 people.

Oh, and he has a massive crotch bulge.

Noir’s member is so pronounced and popular, it actually has a cult following. The legend is that a little kiss and grope will bring sexual luck, which is why Noir’s groin and face are smooth and coppery, the green patina that coats the rest of the sculpture worn away by randy ladies.

Maybe he was actually packing, or maybe sculptor Jules Dalou (the craftsman charged with immortalizing him) just took some artistic license with Noir’s physique. The only thing we know for sure is that this is the most famous—and beautifully rendered!—trouser snake in Père Lachaise.




Via Dangerous Minds

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/what-a-dick-the-porniest-grave-in-pariss-pere-lachaise-cemetery/

Graphic Design: Paying Tribute to Hong Kong’s Markets

WanderlabDesigns_Inspiration_Market Lanterns

A unique poster series celebrates the street markets of Hong Kong and seeks crowdfund contributions with Kickstarter. The project titled “Hong Kong Markets: a poster series celebrates local culture” is the creation of Hong Kong-based independent designer, Tiffany Wan. Inspired by her love for travel, and living in Hong Kong, she celebrates the local street markets through graphic design.

Tiffany Wan is launching a series of three posters on Kickstarter to crowdfund pledges and produce production prints. With successful funding, the posters will be sold online. She will launch a web-based storefront, WanderlabDesigns.

“I love travel and have always enjoyed sharing overseas experiences,” she says, “I’ve been living in Hong Kong for over four years, and the quick change in this city is hard to ignore. The street markets are no exception. The posters I’ve designed celebrate the fading markets in Hong Kong and allows others to bring a piece of this amazing city home with them.”

The posters will be the first products to launch with WanderlabDesigns. She elaborates on her venture, “With this web-store, I will bring ‘designs from the world to your home’. And develop more products to celebrate experiences from travel, as well as cultures from around the world.”

Based in Hong Kong and originally from the US (Quincy, MA), Tiffany Wan explains why she chose to use Kickstarter, “It’s a great platform to build a community and raise awareness to support passion driven projects.” To bring the poster series to life, she seeks crowdfunding through Kickstarter.com to accomplish the first production prints.

Rewards start at USD $5 and a single poster is USD $28. Her campaign runs until the end of October, and if successful, reward posters will be shipped to backers by early December 2015. The aim is for supporters to receive rewards in time for the holidays. You can bring the posters to production and contribute to the launch of WanderlabDesigns by pledging as little as USD $1 to celebrate Hong Kong’s markets.

Click here for more information on the project.

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/graphic-design-paying-tribute-to-hong-kongs-markets/

French “Spiderman” Climbs Paris Skyscraper For Nepal

spiderman-0

French climber Alain Robert, also known as “Spiderman” climbed up the highest building in Paris with a Nepalese flag in his pocket as a tribute to more than 3000 victims of the earthquake. Robert, 53, scaled the 210-metre Tour de Montparnasse without a safety harness in just below an hour. During the climb he tried to fix the Nepalese flags and prayer flags to the building but they failed to stay attached.





More on freeyork

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/french-spiderman-climbs-paris-skyscraper-for-nepal/

A Look at Daily Life in a Small Thai Village

1


Rice farmer Boonhome Suaydee, 57, gestures in Khon Kaen, Thailand, September 14, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


A group of workers have lunch on the floor in Udon Thani, Thailand, September 15, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


A man with a baby sits outside their house in a village near Udon Thani, Thailand, September 15, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


A woman rides a motorbike in a village near Udon Thani, Thailand, September 15, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


A farmer rides a truck in a village near Nong Khai, Thailand, September 16, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


A cassava farmer reacts in a field near Khon Kaen, Thailand, September 14, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


A woman sits outside her house in a village near Udon Thani, Thailand, September 15, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


Red shirt movement leader Kwanchai Praipana poses with a photo of former PM Thaksin Shinawatra at his office in Udon Thani, Thailand, September 15, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


Rice farmer stands in a field near Udon Thani, Thailand, September 15, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


A rice farmer waits to be paid for his harvest at a rice miller in Khon Kaen, Thailand, September 14, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


A rice farmer waits to be paid for his harvest at a rice miller in Khon Kaen, Thailand, September 14, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)


A farmer fishes in a rice field in a village near Udon Thani, Thailand, September 15, 2015. (Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/a-look-at-daily-life-in-a-small-thai-village/

Oktoberfest 2105 Began!

1


Waiters and waitresses chat inside a tent before the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to the Bavarian capital over the next two weeks for Oktoberfest, which starts today and runs until October 4, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


Visitors, most of them in traditional Bavarian dresses, stand in a queue ahead of the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


Customers take tables inside a tent after the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


Women in traditional Bavarian outfits gesture inside a tent after the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


Visitors dressed in traditional Bavarian outfits enter a tent after the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)


A vendor arranges gingerbreads before the opening of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)


Empty bottles are left on the ground during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


Girls in traditional Bavarian outfits pose for a picture on the grounds of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


Visitors cheer with beer during the opening ceremony for the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


Visitors reach for one of the mugs of beer from the first barrel during the opening ceremony for the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


A waitress carries beer in a tent during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)


Girls cheer with beer during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


A waitress carries beer in a tent during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)


Men in traditional Bavarian attire cheer with beer during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)


Girls sit on the floor as they eat during the first day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


A waitress carries beer in a tent during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


A visitor drinks beer on the first day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)


Visitors cheer with beer on the first day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)


Visitors joke with beer mugs on the first day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)


Visitors toast with beer on the first day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)


Visitors enjoy a “Topspin” fun ride during the opening day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)


Visitors enjoy a “Topspin” fun ride during the opening day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)


A combination picture shows the cleavage of Oktoberfest visitors wearing traditional Bavarian dirndl dresses during the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


Visitors are seen on a fairground ride during the opening day of the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, September 19, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


A woman dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes gestures during the Oktoberfest parade in Munich September 20, 2015. (Photo by Lukas Barth/Reuters)


A child dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes is taken along the Oktoberfest parade in Munich, Germany, September 20, 2015. (Photo by Lukas Barth/Reuters)


Women dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes take part in the Oktoberfest parade in Munich, Germany, September 20, 2015. (Photo by Lukas Barth/Reuters)


Women dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes take part in the Oktoberfest parade in Munich, Germany, September 20, 2015. (Photo by Lukas Barth/Reuters)


A woman dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes waves during the Oktoberfest parade in Munich, Germany, September 20, 2015. (Photo by Lukas Barth/Reuters)


People dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes take part in the Oktoberfest parade in Munich, Germany, September 20, 2015. (Photo by Lukas Barth/Reuters)


Young people dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes take part in the Oktoberfest parade in Munich, Germany, September 20, 2015. (Photo by Lukas Barth/Reuters)


Women dressed in traditional clothes take part in the Oktoberfest parade in Munich, Germany, September 20, 2015. (Photo by Lukas Barth/Reuters)


People dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes take part in the Oktoberfest parade in Munich, Germany, September 20, 2015. (Photo by Lukas Barth/Reuters)


Children dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes take part in the Oktoberfest parade in Munich, Germany, September 20, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


People dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes take part in the Oktoberfest parade in Munich, Germany, September 20, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


A man walks along traditionally decorated horses pulling a cart during the Oktoberfest parade in Munich, Germany, September 20, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


People dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes sit inside a beer tent after the Oktoberfest parade in Munich, Germany, September 20, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


People dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes sit inside a beer tent after the Oktoberfest parade in Munich, Germany, September 20, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


People dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes take part in the Oktoberfest parade in Munich, Germany, September 20, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


People dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes take part in the Oktoberfest parade in Munich, Germany, September 20, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


People dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes take part in the Oktoberfest parade in Munich, Germany, September 20, 2015. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


A young woman drinks beer at Hofbraeuhaus beer tent on the opening day of the 2015 Oktoberfest on September 19, 2015 in Munich, Germany. The 182nd Oktoberfest will be open to the public from September 19 through October 4and will draw millions of visitors from across the globe in the world’s largest beer fest. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/oktoberfest-2105-began/

Impressive and Tiny Villa on Dunbar Rock Opens in Honduras

1

Introducing the Villa on Dunbar Rock – a one-time private villa perched on a private cay southeast of the mainland island of Guanaja in the Bay Islands, Honduras. This unique resort, which lies about 18 miles east of Roatan, blends beauty, serenity and something unidentifiably special while retaining a casual rather than elegant atmosphere.

The 15,000 square foot property is spread across 4 floors, complete with eight air-conditioned rooms, most with two queen beds, all with private bath and balcony, rooftop bar, private helicopter pad, infinity pool & indoor gym, indoor bar and dining area and a small beach area. It is worthy of mention that sand fleas, which plague many mainland Honduras locations, are noticeably absent on this rocky island.

The resort has its own PADI dive center stocked with brand new rental equipment and three custom-designed dive boats. The island is surrounded by flats perfect for snorkeling but too shallow for a “proper dive”, however there is an area off the beach suitable for training or familiarization dives.

All dive packages include unlimited use of tanks for these shore dives, and insured visiting instructors are welcome to teach their students in this area.

If your divers are looking for a new Caribbean experience, please consider sending them to Dunbar Rock Resort!












SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/impressive-and-tiny-villa-on-dunbar-rock-opens-in-honduras/

The Faroe Islands: The Most Beautiful Place You’ve Never Heard Of

Faroe-Islands-Shutterstock-7

In “Into the Mystical Unreal Reality of the Faroe Islands” New York Times described the archipelago of 18 upthrusted hunks of igneous rock in the middle of precisely nowhere, “maybe the most curious place left on earth,” and for good reason. Take a look at the stunning set of photos below then read the full article over on NYTimes.com to get an idea of why the Faroe Islands might be the most mystical place you can add to your travel bucket list.






More on freeyork

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/the-faroe-islands-the-most-beautiful-place-youve-never-heard-of-2/

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in UK

1


Staff lift a prize winning giant pumpkin weighing 123 kg (271 lbs) on the opening day of the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern Britain, September 18, 2015. (Photo by Phil Noble/Reuters)


A man looks at a giant marrow on the opening day of the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern Britain, September 18, 2015. (Photo by Phil Noble/Reuters)


Ian Neale poses with his second placed marrow on the opening day of the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate, northern Britain, September 18, 2015. (Photo by Phil Noble/Reuters)


Peter Glazebrook of Newark with his first placed carrot weighing 4.8 kilo and first placed parsnip weighing 5.455 kilo in the giant vegetable section at the Harrogate Autumn flower show in Harrogate, Britain, 18 September 2015. The flower show in its 40th year is expected to attract around 40,000 visitors from 18 to 20 September. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/EPA)


A woman looks at entries in “The National Leek Championships” at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show, in northern England, on September 18, 2015. The Harrogate Autumn Flower Show runs from September 18-20, 2015. (Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP Photo)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/harrogate-autumn-flower-show-in-uk/

This Camper Does Triple Duty as an Office, Lounge and Bedroom

1

Belgium-based design studio FIVE AM, have designed a small camper they call #dojowheels, that transforms from an office, to a sofa, to a bed.

When describing #dojowheels , the designers mention that it is “a mobile training facility or dojo, which is a perfect reflection of our vision on working (together).”

“It can easily change its setup to offer the user the most practical surrounding. The flat surface acts as a bed, couch and table with storage available underneath,” says FIVE AM.





Via Contemporist

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/this-camper-does-triple-duty-as-an-office-lounge-and-bedroom/

18 Amazing and Rare Color Vintage Photographs of Disneyland in 1955

1

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/