Margarita Kareva’s Enchanting Photographic Fantasies

August 10, 2014
Margarita Kareva Snow White

Everyone recognizes the classic beauty of Snow White, one of the most adored fairytale princesses of all time. Source: Facebook

Russian photographer Margarita Kareva is both the subject and author of a fairy tale. Just three short years into her photography career, and she has already carved out a niche – as well as an ever-expanding fan base – in the world of fantasy photography.

Specializing in images that beautifully transform her female subjects into princesses and witches alike, there is a definitive fairytale feel in each portrait. Some are based on specific, well-known stories, but all are inspired by her love of fantasy books.

Combining real props and costumes with digital manipulations and other surreal elements, Margarita Kareva captures the wonder and imagination children feel growing up with magical characters and locations, bewitching us with her technical and creative capacities.

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Watch As Cocoa Farmers From The Ivory Coast Try Chocolate For The First Time

August 9, 2014

A true testament to just how far the gap can be between labor and the goods it produces, these Ivory Coast farmers have spent the majority of their lives tending cocoa and have yet to taste chocolate.

People at Metropolis TV have made their way to these farmers, talking to them about their work and giving them chocolate for the first time. The result is quite humbling.

Expert Designers Convert Former Nazi Lookout Into Beautiful Water Tower Home

August 9, 2014
Water Tower Home Outside

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Looking at the seemingly spacious interior of this unique home located on a flat of land just outside Steenokkerzeel, Belgium, it’s difficult to imagine that in its former life, the cozy abode was a 75 year old water tower. The guy behind the switch is Bham Design Studio’s own Mauro Brigham. What was once a Nazi watchtower has been completely renovated; concrete columns repaired, brick joints removed, and windows enlarged. It is now a picture perfect, high tech modern living space that boasts all the amenities of a typical house, featuring many of the best finishes money can buy.

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