A Happy Pack Of Polar Bears

April 3, 2014

Polar Bear Family

While they seem somewhat benign here, polar bears are some of the Arctic circle’s most ferocious predators. Fun fact for context’s sake: polar bears’ fur is actually transparent. It only looks white because it reflects visible light. Their skin is actually black.

The Eerie Face Of Bokor Church, Cambodia

April 2, 2014

Bokor Church Cambodia

Bokor Hill is known as the last Khmer Rouge stronghold, and it was here where they holed themselves up for several months. While the derelict building doesn’t offer much in the way of aesthetics, it provides much perspective on power’s transient nature.

The Many Faces Of United States Gun Culture

April 2, 2014

In 2013, British photographer Charles Ommanney went on a six-state tour of the United States in an attempt to shed light on American gun culture. Commissioned by the German magazine, Stern, Ommanney’s photos present an eye-opening vision where gun ownership has become normalized and an integral facet of so many people’s lives: fathers play with their children as a pistol hangs from their hips; assault rifles and handguns sprinkle the vanities of mothers; lily-white teens pose with their firearms as if showing off a corsage for a high school prom.

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Gun Culture Family

The Baker family poses with their other family members outside a dilapidated gas station in Ashburn, Georgia.

Gun Culture Baby

Strapped with a baby and a handgun, Miami realtor Loigrand De Angelis poses with his most prized "possessions".

Gun Culture Living Room

Lindsay Makowski and her bulldog in Silver Spring, Maryland. Makowski bought her firearms after a bad relationship.

Gun Culture Outdoors

The Moffatt family poses with their weaponry in Overgaard, Arizona. If they look familiar to you, that's because they've been featured on National Geographic's "Doomsday Preppers".

Gun Culture Little Girls

The Moffatt girls (13 and 12 years old) pose with their pistols and assault rifles.

Gun Culture Obama

Representing the interesting niche of gun-owning Democrats, writer Dan Baum poses with his 19th century C96 Mauser.

Gun Culture Bedroom

Millicent Hunter relaxing with her pump-action shotgun in Fairfax, Virginia.

Gun Culture Cards

Lotion, perfume and guns drape Millicent Hunter's vanity in Fairfax, Virginia.

Gun Culture Wallpaper

16 year old Elizabeth Lamont from Virginia poses with one of her handguns (she owns two).

Gun Culture Pose

Dan Wilkins poses with his AR-15 at his home in Austin, Texas.

Gun Culture Shooting Range

Millicent Hunter (left) and her friends spend time together at a shooting range in Fairfax, Virginia.

Gun Culture Baby Father

Never far from his baby or his gun, Loigrand De Angelis plays with with his son in his Miami, Florida home.

Gun Culture Outdoors

Brian Moffatt poses with his gun (left), and attorney Marc Victor holds tight to his assault rifle outside his office in Phoenix, Arizona.

Gun Culture Suburbs

Ann Asenbauer in Katy, Texas. Asenbauer opted to purchase her gun after police took too long to respond to an incident.

The result is an unconventional narrative on American gun culture: in none of Ommanney’s shots did he seek to caricature or overly critique his subjects in a typical NRA bashing. Instead, Ommanney sought to simply present the intersection of fear, values and politics in its most distilled form: within the American home. Equal parts chilling and mystifying, more of Ommanney’s political and documentary photography can be found on his website.

Edinburgh’s Timeless Brilliance

March 28, 2014

Edinburgh Scotland

The Scottish capital city is celebrated as much for its rich cultural offerings as it is its wealth of natural sights. Many of the islands surrounding the city are dubbed “seabird cities”, as they are home to hundreds of thousands of, you guessed it, sea birds.

Revisiting Dana Lixenberg and Jeffersonville, Indiana

March 28, 2014

The pages of Jeffersonville, Indiana are filled with portraits of homeless individuals. And yet, you won’t find images of these people standing on street corners or huddled beneath doorsteps. When photographer Dana Lixenberg set out to capture the essence of these men, women and children, she decided to shoot them away from their circumstances. The result is a book full of stark, stripped-down images that are focused on people and their personalities—their homelessness does not define them.

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What We Love This Week, Volume LVIII

March 28, 2014
Game Of Thrones Charts Family

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Charts That Only Game Of Thrones Fans Will Understand

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In case you missed it, it’s only a matter of DAYS until Season 4 of George R.R. Martin’s much-acclaimed “Game Of Thrones” hits the TV and computer screens of HBO subscribers and internet pirates alike. If you’re anything like us, this means that you’ve got a lot of recapping to do between now and April 7th. Want some help? Check out Design Taxi’s fantastic spread of “Game Of Thrones” charts that are as fun as they are informative.

Game Of Thrones Charts Cause Of Death

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