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 His etchings of the city and the London underground are peppered with highly detailed site-specific anecdotal and historical references.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/

Burning Man 2015: Here’s What You’re Missing At The Most Awesome Festival On The Planet

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Astrid Perez (L) and Ramon Camacho lay on the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 6, 2015. Sunday marks the last day of the sold-out festival that gathered approximately 70,000 people from all over the world. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


The Fire Conclave circles the Man during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


People dance before the Man is burned during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants wear illuminated costumes during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


The Man is burned during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants watch the Man burn from an elevated view during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


The Man is burned during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Fireworks are launched as the Man is burned during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Sarah Tang wears a unicorn head piece as she dances during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Lelah Vaga wears butterfly wings during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants begin to gather to watch the Man being burned during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Participants begin to gather to watch the Man being burned during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Thousands watch as the Man is burned during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Chandra Jessee rides a wooden horse as the Man burns during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Hannah Neil (L) and Austin Bennett embrace as they watch the Man burn during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Sir Diamond Stallion, his Playa name, dances with fire during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


A participant dances on the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Eric Ruud (L) and Don Clark cook breakfast on the smoldering remains of the Man during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Astrid Perez (L) and Ramon Camacho lay on the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Nadina wears a feathered headdress during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Ashley (L) and Patience cook bacon for breakfast on the smoldering remains of the Man during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Random, her Playa name, sifts through the remains of the Man during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Natalie Campos (L) and Henry Waite look at photos while resting on the Playa during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)


Anna Kallett packs her car before departing during the Burning Man 2015 “Carnival of Mirrors” arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada September 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim Urquhart/Reuters)

Burning Man 215: Post 1, Post 2

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/burning-man-2015-heres-what-youre-missing-at-the-most-awesome-festival-on-the-planet/

Technohull Omega 41 – by Alexander LiaSkò Design

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Technohull Omega 41 – by Alexander LiaSko Design l The Unique high performance Offshore Powerboat Coupe in black carbon fiber version.


Sporting the same dynamic lines, uncompromising finish and bespoke details for which the fleet of Technohull Ribs has become known, Technohull OMEGA 41 offers a level of style and power never seen before in its class and is ready to break many records.


Staggering, aggressive, powerful and stylish. Technohull 41 is designed by Alexander LiaSko Design (Alexandros Liaskovitis), Milan (Italy) based architect , specialized in architectural and Interior Design of High-End Luxury environments and products. For many years works in the fashion industry and collaborates with the most prestigious brands of this sector in worldwide projects. His design was made around a stepped hull designed in UK by Adam Younger Design, known for his famous British powerboat designs and with many years of racing experience.


An elegant 41ft long RIB without equal in its class. Technohull 41 will open your mind to a new definition of dynamic design and high performance at sea. Unique, Sophisticated design, noble materials, balance and elegance from the core of our philosophy.

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/technohull-omega-41-by-alexander-liasko-design/

This New Restaurant Concept In San Francisco Has No Visible Staff

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This restaurant is perfect for those of you who don’t like dealing with people. Eatsa is a new restaurant in San Francisco, where you won’t even see anyone who works there.


After you’ve walked in and had a look at the menu on the wall, you make your way to one of the available tablets.


You place your order on the tablet and pay via credit card (no cash here), then you wait for your designated cubby to be filled with what you ordered.


Behind the scenes, there are people making your food to order, and as soon as it is ready, your cubby will tell you, via a screen, that you can open the little window and get your food. No human interaction required.


The concept is basically an advanced form of an automat. It’s kind of like FEBO in the Netherlands, but with food that is only made when you order it. If you happen to be in San Francisco, you can visit Eatsa at their flagship store located at 121 Spear Street.





Via Contemporist

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/this-new-restaurant-concept-in-san-francisco-has-no-visible-staff/