Let’s Discover Sweden’s Icehotel Incredible Bedrooms Made Of Ice And Snow

Founded in 1989, the Icehotel in Swedish Lapland is built from the snow up each year, using ice from the local river. The rooms are designed by international artists and this year feature spacemen and an ice queen. The hotel has 35 suites, featuring ice carvings designed by 36 different artists from 17 countries. This room, King Kong, was created by Lkhagvadorj Dorjsuren. (Photo by Asaf Kliger/IceHotel/The Guardian)

A total of 30,000 cubic metres of snow and ice were used to construct the hotel, while the artwork was cut from 500 tons of crystal clear natural ice. This suite, Follow the White Rabbit, was created by artists AnnaSofia Mååg and Niklas Byman. (Photo by Asaf Kliger/IceHotel/The Guardian)

The Icehotel reopens each year in a new form. In this room, Ground Rules, created by Carl Wellander and Ulrika Tallving, icy snails take centre stage. (Photo by Asaf Kliger/IceHotel/The Guardian)

Two sculptures of astronauts feature in the Space Room, designed by Adrian Bois Pablo Lopez. As well as creating artworks from it, ice is used to make an ice bar and even the glasses used for drinks. (Photo by Asaf Kliger/IceHotel/The Guardian)

Impressions of leaves are silhouetted behind the bed in this room, Monstera, designed by Nina Kauppi and Johan Kauppi. (Photo by Asaf Kliger/IceHotel/The Guardian)

Queen of the North (created by Emilie Steele and Sebastian Dell’Uva) is one of the more intense rooms, with the bed surrounded by the head and hands of an icy goddess. (Photo by Asaf Kliger/IceHotel/The Guardian)

Shards of ice cut through the cold air in the White Desert suite, by Timsam Harding and Fabián Jacquet Casado. (Photo by Asaf Kliger/IceHotel/The Guardian)

A view all guests will be hoping for: the northern lights glowing in the sky behind the Ice Hotel entrance. (Photo by Asaf Kliger/IceHotel/The Guardian)

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Famous Album Covers Brought Onto Their Original New York City Locations Where They Were Shot

The Ramones at Inscope Arch. (cover to a 45-single)

(photo by David Gahr)

Bob Egan’s hobby is really interesting. He brings classic albums to the present. He finds the actual location, where each cover was shot and alternates the angle and distance, so as the photo can match the current version of the venue.

At his website, PopSpots, Egan chronicles the detective work he does to find these places, providing multiple photos and maps that both show his process and help readers place the image within the city. While most of the covers (and other famous rock ‘n’ roll pictures) are from New York City, where Egan is a real estate agent, he’s also tracked Bob Dylan and The Who to London. See a few of our favorite PopShots photos below, and visit the site for a whole lot more.

More info: PopSpots (h/t: vintag.es)

Dexter Gordon – Doin’ Allright – 59th/Fifth.

(cover photo by Francis Wolfe; cover design by Reid Miles)

Tom Rush on a rock with carved-out steps near Cop Cot – “Take a Little Walk With Me” – (59th and Sixth Entrance)

(cover photo and design by William S. Harvey)

Chad Mitchell (folksinger, formerly of the Chad Mitchell Trio) on Gapstow Bridge – “Chad Mitchell Himself”

(album cover photo by Sherman Weisburd)

James Last next to the Pond. (This is the back cover of “Goodtimes,” one of his 65 albums, which have sold millions. He is an orchestra leader based in Germany.)

(photo by Joel Brodsky)

Bob Dylan – cover for the album MODERN TIMES (2006). The shot is from the street next to the large silver globe on the north side of Columbus Circle where Central Park West hits the roundabout at 59th Street. The cover uses a Ted Kroner photo from 1947 entitled, “Taxi, New York, Night.”

(photo by Ted Kroner)

John Lennon and Yoko Ono walking out of the Dakota (72nd and Central Park West) from the cover of the single, “Watching the Wheels.”

(photo by Paul Goresh)

Little Steven (aka Miami Steve Van Zandt) and the Disciples of Soul (1982) – The album cover.

Randy Ingram, jazz pianist & composer and his album, The Wandering (2017, Sunnyside Records), in front of the Arcade near Bethesda Fountain in Central Park.

The Rascals on top of the Bethesda Arcade steps.

Donald Byrd’s album Byrd in Flight – Bethesda Fountain Steps

(photo by Francis Wolff)

Harry Belafonte at Bethesda Terrace.

The Beau Brummels in the Arcade next to Bethesda Terrace

Herman Hermits next to the Naumberg Bandshell.

(cover by Rama)

Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan (72nd Street and Fifth Avenue).

(cover photo by Raeanne Rubinstein)

The Horace Silver Quintet – album cover of the album: 6 Pieces of Silver – 77th and Central Park West.

(cover photo by Francis Wolff)

New Dimensions in Banjo & Bluegrass (1963) by Eric Weissberg (“Deliverance”), Marshall Brickman (co-wrote Sleeper, Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Manhattan Murder Mystery with Woody Allen), and Various Musicians. That’s Judy Collins’ son in the picture with them, as she wrote in one of her books.)

(photo by George Pickow /3 Lions)

The Boomtown Rats “Ratrospective” (1983 EP) on the MET Steps.

(design by John Berg / Peter A. Alfieri)

Simon and Garfunkel on the east side of The Reservoir, from the back of “Greatest Hits”

(photo by Bill Silano)

SANDANISTA! – THE CLASH (1980) – ALBUM COVER LOCATION – Camley Street (under the railroad tracks from St. Pancras Station), London. Photo by Pennie Smith.

(cover photo by Pennie Smith)

Here’s the cover of ‘West Side Story’, the 1957 Leonard Bernstein musical, superimposed on the street as it looks tonight, tonight. It’s taken in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York.

The location for the cover of The Who’s soundtack to the 1979 documentary ‘The Kids Are Alright’ is 116th Street and Morningside Drive, Morningside Heights, New York City. The site is part of the Carl Schurz Monument.

Van Morrison fans can go for some backyard chicken at the site where the cover of ‘Too Long In Exile’ was shot outside 246 Pearl Street between Fulton Street and John Street.

The Velvet Underground’s ‘Live At Max’s Kansas City’ (1972) was shot at 213 Park Avenue South, east side between 17th and 18th Street, New York.

Bob Dylan was photographed on the front steps of 4 Gramercy Park West, New York City for the cover of ‘Highway 61 Revisted’ (1965).

The full story behind our sleuth’s discovery of the exact spot where the cover for Neil Young’s ‘After The Gold Rush’ was taken is well worth reading. If you’re in a rush: it’s the corner of Sullivan Street and West 3rd Street, Greenwich Village, New York.

This cover for ‘The New York Dolls’ (1973) by The New York Dolls was taken outside the Gem Spa at the southwest corner of St. Mark’s Place and 2nd Avenue.

You might have been to the location of the cover of Ramones’ ‘Rocket To Russia’ (1977) without knowing it. It was taken outside the back door of popular nocturnal haunt CBGB’S at the end of Extra Place, a small alley running north from East 1st Street between Bowery and Second Avenue.

KISS shot the cover to their 1975 album ‘Dressed To Kill’ on the southwest corner of 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue, looking north, New York.

This is another account worth reading in full. Egan found the exact site (at the Central Park entrance called Miners’ Gate) where the legendary pretzel vendor worked and starred on the front cover of Steely Dan’s ‘Pretzel Logic’.

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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.

Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP Photo

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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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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

Dmitri Lovetsky/AP Photo

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.

Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr./AP Photo

Ulan-Ude, Russia.

Anna Ogorodnik/AP Photo

Novosibirsk, Russia.

Salakhiev/AP Photo

Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

Dmitri Lovetsky/AP Photo

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

Vladimir Voronin/AP Photo

Musion park in Moscow, Russia.

Pavel Golovkin/AP Photo

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

Dmitri Lovetsky/AP Photo

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

Mindaugas Kulbis/AP Photo

The village of Frumushika Nova, Ukraine.

Olga Ivashchenko/AP Photo

Moscow, Russia.

Ivan Sekretarev/AP Photo

Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan.

Dmitri Lovetsky/AP Photo

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

Dmitri Lovetsky/AP Photo

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.

h/t: englishrussia

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.

More info: Instagram (h/t: dailymail)

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!

More info: Facebook (h/t: ufunk)

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

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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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