This Couple Converts The Real Cold War Nuclear Missile Base Into The Luxury Airbnb


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Mathew Fulkerson and his wife Leigh Ann pose at their Subterra Airbnb located in a former underground missile silo base near Eskridge, Kansas, USA.

It was designed to house a nuclear warhead six decades ago – but now, this Cold War silo is the perfect spot for a mini break at just $133 a night. The underground mansion has been marketed as a “truly unique experience”, with the former Atlas E missile base transformed into a luxury Airbnb listing.

The 33 acre property is just 15 miles southwest of Topeka, Kansas, with the house itself completely underground. The space is decorated in bohemian eclectic style for its guests, who can make the most of the hot tub and have tours around the quirky space, even checking out the launchpad control.
Ed and Dianna Peden own the silo and have lived there since 1994, listing it as the perfect place for a history buff, or anyone wanting a unique place to stay the night.

They said: “The underground missile site has a fascinating Cold War history for you to discover. Guests will also be inspired by the story of its transformation from a bunker into a home”.

The impressive space is about 18,000 square feet, while the outside area offers an outdoor pond, and moon deck. Visitors will also be able to make the most of wildlife, and can expect to see the occasional mountain lion, coyotes, deer and skunks. It is believed to be the first and only Airbnb located in a converted missile silo.


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Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP Photo


Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP Photo


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Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP Photo


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/11/this-couple-converts-the-real-cold-war-nuclear-missile-base-into-the-luxury-airbnb/

“Lenin Lived, Lenin Lives, Lenin Will Live”: Lenin Statues 100 Years After Russian Revolution

His party’s power is long gone, his ideas mostly discredited – but Vladimir Lenin’s visage remains a fixture in much of the former Soviet Union. The thousands of statues of him spread across the vast region bring to mind poet Vladimir Mayakovsky’s ringing line of devotion: “Lenin lived, Lenin lives, Lenin will live”.

Uglich, 200 kilometers (124 miles) north-east of Moscow, Russia

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The past tense applies to many of the statues. They were torn down and pulverized by angry mobs, as happened in Kiev during the wave of protests in 2013-14, or methodically demounted by local authorities.

Some of the Lenin statues taken down with care were moved from public squares and prominent points to quiet, secluded parks. There Lenin seems less like a fiery leader than a grumpy retiree, his arm outstretched as if trying to call back a bus that sped past him. But in other spots, that arm is clearly calling the masses to rise up and go forward.

Viewed as a whole, the statues are monotonous – Lenin is always portrayed as stern – but there are individual nuances. In some, he holds a lapel in a gesture of self-confidence. In others, like the one in the center of Moscow’s noisy, traffic-choked Kaluzhskaya Square, he has one hand in his pocket, casually surveying the scene with a boulevardier’s air.

Of all the statues, the one that may distill the cult of Lenin to its purest form is the seven-meter (25-foot) tall head that dominates the central square of Ulan-Ude, a city 100 kilometers (about 60 miles) southeast of Lake Baikal in southeast Russia. There’s no body language to read, just Lenin’s judgmental stare. The square was redesigned especially to accommodate the giant head. Removing it would leave the square seeming barren and pointless. There, at least, it’s likely that Lenin will live.

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Island in Russia’s Far East.

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Ulan-Ude, Russia.

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Novosibirsk, Russia.

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Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

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Pokrovka village, 50 kilometers (31 miles) west of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

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Musion park in Moscow, Russia.

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Lenin Hut Museum near Razliv Lake, outside St.Petersburg, Russia.

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Grutas Park, in Druskininkai, some 120 km (75 miles) south of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, Lithuania.

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The village of Frumushika Nova, Ukraine.

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Moscow, Russia.

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Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan.

Dmitri Lovetsky/AP Photo

Finlyandsky (Finnish) railway station in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia.

Denis Tyrin/AP Photo

Debaltseve, Ukraine.

Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Photo

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/11/lenin-lived-lenin-lives-lenin-will-live-lenin-statues-100-years-after-russian-revolution/

This ‘Swim Reaper’ Instagram Account Is Absolute Gold

We all follow at least one person on Instagram who seems to spend their entire life on the beach, but you probably aren’t following ‘The Swim Reaper’ yet. He’s basically the Grim Reaper’s beach-loving cousin who can always be found snapping lit summer pics and waiting for dimwitted swimmers to make fatal mistakes in the water. It may sound morbid, but it’s meant to send a pretty important message.

‘The Swim Reaper’ is actually an interactive public service announcement launched by the government of New Zealand to promote water safety. Water Safety New Zealand estimates that about 105 people die from drowning each year in the island nation, with 56 lives already claimed this year. The worst part? These deaths are totally preventable, and most of them tend to befall young males who swim drunk.

More info: The Swim Reaper, Instagram (h/t: boredpanda)






































SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/11/this-swim-reaper-instagram-account-is-absolute-gold/

What Happens When Carpets Leave Apartments

Russian people love carpets. Especially in Soviet Union there was an obsession with carpets, practically every apartment had one, not always on the floor, often hanging on the wall as decoration as well. But not always they keep carpets inside. Here are examples of use of carpets outside.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/10/what-happens-when-carpets-leave-apartments/

Meet A Girl Who Has Travelled Across Australia Naked To Prove That “Being Nude Is Not Sexual Or Weird”

As she climbed up the mountain, Sterre realised she had picked a track that was covered with the kind of massive spiders that Australia is famous for.

The only way she could fight them off was with a large stick, her only form of protection. Sterre’s clothes were at the bottom of the hill, and she was completely naked.

“There was no track and I was doing it nude. I felt like Bear Grylls,” she told Daily Mail Australia.

Sterre, 21, is better known to her followers as a.naked.girl, an Instagram account full of cheeky posts of her posing nude in nature.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/10/meet-a-girl-who-has-travelled-across-australia-naked-to-prove-that-being-nude-is-not-sexual-or-weird/

Meet “Birrabus” – A Former School Bus Transformed Into A Beer Truck!

Here is the Birrabus, a former school bus turned into a beer bar! Equipped with 17 beer drafters, this amazing food truck travels through Europe to make you discover the richness of Italian craft beers.

An excellent concept of beer truck, which is having fun with its school origins by deploying old chairs and school desks. The Birrabus also offers some savory and sweet treats to complete the aperitif. The kind of food truck we love to meet in festival!

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2017/10/meet-birrabus-a-former-school-bus-transformed-into-a-beer-truck/

The Prosecco Van Is The Food Truck For The Happy City

UK-based Bubble Bros aims to make those special moments even more special. Introducing the Prosecco Van.

Similar to an ice cream van for children – and also bringing happy smiles on people’s faces – but for adults and filled with delicious and bubbly prosecco. Apart from the refreshing concept, the van also looks like it has traveled through time.

The converted 3-wheeled Piaggio Ape boasts an understated gray tone with golden letters. Inside, the vintage design with distressed wall aesthetic, gorgeous flowers as well as golden accents and wooden shelves truly bring the old-time look and feel to life. For now, Bubble Bros operate only in the UK. Here’s hoping they decide to cross the pond.

More info: Bubble Bros (h/t: gessato)





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You May Chill In This Sunken 200 Year-Old Swedish Cabin Hidden Deep In A Forest


Photo credit: PonyHans

In the early 1800s a man named Little Jon lived in this so called earth cabin (swe. ‘backstuga’) located in southern Småland, Sweden.

An earthen cabin is built partially buried in the ground, in this case there’s three walls of stone and one wall made of wood. In Sweden earthen cabins was common in the forests from the 1600s until the late 1800s and was inhabited by poor, old or sometimes criminal people. The cabins was built on the border between two landowners and stood on leasehold land where there was very little or no land to cultivate. People who lived in these cabins often worked for their landowners to make their living. Both Jon’s mother and his brother had drowned themselves in the lake which shows how hard life may have been during that time.

During the 1970s the cabin was renovated and was used as a refuge for a family in the village who were afraid of the Russians. Occasionally the family resorted to their sanctuary deep within the forest and read aloud from the bible. In more recent years a girl from this family, who now owns the place, have along with her husband saved the cabin from rot and restored it. This forest and this cabin is really something else.

More info: Agetorps Ord och Bild, Airbrnb (h/t: theworkofcastor)


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‘The World’s Most Remote Pop-Up Shop’ Handed Out Gear 300 Feet Up A Sheer Cliff

Climbers on the iconic Bastille in Eldorado Canyon deal with heavy winds, pouring rain and temperatures that can rise and fall by as much as 40 degrees in August. As prepped as they might be, they could likely use an extra layer or two on their way to the top of this picturesque mountain outside Boulder, Colorado.

Enter the world’s most remote pop-up, dubbed Cliffside Shop and manned from sunrise to sunset by a fellow climber handing out hoodies, socks and other gear to anyone who needs it. The price may be free, but it does require you to climb 300 feet to a shop that juts out from the sheer face of the mountain.

The idea came from WIP as part of the agency’s pitch about six months ago to work with 37.5, which is found in brands like Carhhart, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Bahama and Bauer. It took roughly six weeks to fabricate the 6-by-10-foot shop, built around a cantilevered ledge. Once it was fully assembled, the store was pulled up on ropes by expert climbers and latched onto the mountain.

The two-day stunt, from Work in Progress for advanced materials company 37.5 Technology, took place earlier this month and provided jackets, fleece and other weather protection to about 70 climbers. Intended to make a big public splash for a little-known marketer, the shop also tried to take the concept of pop-ups to, um, new heights.

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Be The Envy Of Baggage Claim With This Hilarious Custom Selfie Cover

You’ve tied on a little piece of coloured ribbon and you’ve spent a load of money on that mad clingfilm machine… only to discover that everyone else has done exactly the same thing.

Prevent ‘Baggage Reclaim’ drama and make sure your bag stands out from the crowd by slipping it snuggly inside a Head Case. After all, nothing says “that’s my luggage!” quite like a giant version of your own face, smiling back at you as it shudders round the conveyor belt.

Head Cases are made from durable polyester spandex so they stretch to comfortably fit over your bag, while a series of well-placed openings ensure that all of your handles remain fully accessible. Simply upload a high-quality photo of your face (or a pal’s) and we’ll print it on both sides of this striking personalised case cover.

More info: Firebox (h/t: sobadsogood)





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