Mirror City’s Kaleidoscopic Views

August 12, 2013

In Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot”, he remarks frequently on what an alien might glean about humans if it were to visit Earth. Sagan thought that one of the alien’s most salient take aways would be our obsession with geometry and symmetry. In “Mirror City,” a time-lapse of the United States’ greatest cities from Chicago to San Diego, the creator takes that obsession to a kaleidoscopic and entrancing new level.

The Luscious Expanse Of Bath, England

July 27, 2013

Bath England

While oral tradition suggests Bath to be much older, the present-day resort town was “first” discovered by the Romans around 60 AD under the name Aquae Sulis. The area’s spa heritage continued on for several centuries and by 1987, it was deemed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The Sophisticated Specs Of Villa F, Greece

July 19, 2013

Futuristic, sophisticated and nuanced in its monotone coloring, Villa F is an extruded prism offering stunning ocean views in Rhodes, Greece. Be sure to check out the other designs of the visionary architect duo here.

An Amazingly Energy-Efficient Home Controllable By Smartphone

July 15, 2013
Zero Energy One Modular House

Source: Architizer

Designed by the Romania-based Justin Capra Foundation for Invention and Sustainable Technologies the Soleta ZeroEnergy One is a tiny modular home that achieves 45% energy efficiency by incorporating high-tech smartphone-ready features. Read more about it here.

Petra, Jordan’s Ancient Rock-Cut Capital

July 7, 2013

Petra Jordan

This impressive 312-BC, cut-from-the-rock creation remained hidden from the Western world until 1812, when a Swiss explorer introduced the ancient city in stone to the world. Described by prize-winning poet John William Burgon as a “rose-red city half as old as time,” Smithsonian Magazine has rightly included Petra as one of the 28 places you need to see before you die.

The Coziest Tree House You’ll Ever See

July 5, 2013

While typically reserved for those whose idea of fine entertainment includes endless rounds of hide-and-seek, adults can also enjoy the quaint coziness of tree houses. Featured above is not a child’s fort; rather, it’s a bed and breakfast nestled in the forests of Washington State.