The Anatomy Of The World’s Densest City

May 18, 2013

Anatomy Of Densest City Kowloon Walled City

A quick study of this cramped historical accident can make even your hole-in-the-wall apartment seem grand.

What We Love This Week, Volume XIV

May 17, 2013

The Astounding Digital Art Of Adam Martinakis

These days, the creation of an incredible work of art is no longer confined to the traditional canvas. Perhaps most demonstrative of that fact is Polish artist Adam Martinakis. Receiving his degree in Interior Architecture, Decorative Arts, and Industrial Design from the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Martinakis convenes his technical prowess and love for futuristic aesthetics to create art which he describes as a “mixture of post-fantasy futurism and abstract symbolism”. For more art, head over to This Is Colossal.

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What We Love This Week, Volume XII

May 3, 2013

This Year’s Best National Geographic Photo Contest Entries

The National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest hits its mid twenties this June. For nearly 25 years, wanderlust-riddled individuals have sent their snapshots into the DC-based magazine in hopes of sharing a slice of their experience with the masses. And, OK, getting a little name recognition in the process. Thanks to The Roosevelts, we’re able to share some of 2013′s most promising entries thus far.

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Singapore’s Stunning Skyline

April 30, 2013

Singapore Skyline

This city-state is as scenic as it is vast: despite the island’s 710-square kilometer size, it boasts an impressive population of five million.

A Look At The Sarah Winchester Mystery House

April 27, 2013

Based solely upon its exterior, the Winchester Mystery House looks like any other sprawling northern California mansion. The house’s sea of red roofs and beautiful gardens may even appear inviting. Yet take a tour through the nearly 160 rooms and you’ll see why the Winchester Mystery House, built for 38 years by Sarah Winchester, has been dubbed one of the creepiest homes the world.

Sarah Winchester, born around 1840, grew up in a world of privilege. She spoke four languages, attended the best schools around, married well, and eventually gave birth to a daughter, Annie. However, tragedy struck in her late twenties when Annie died, followed by the death of Sarah’s husband William more than a decade later.

Sarah Winchester House

Source: CD Lib

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What We Love This Week, Volume XI

April 26, 2013

Guido Daniele’s Amazing Handimals

There’s a tired adage which states that all art imitates life, but Italian artist Guido Daniele has turned the saying on its head–or rather, its hands. Utilizing the human hand as his canvas, Daniele transforms the most vulnerable and expressive parts of the body into priceless works of art. The result is an incredible living painting wherein the most obvious symbol for humanity–the hand–is almost indiscernible from the wildlife painted atop it. Check out Twisted Sifter to see a more extensive list.

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