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This 'homeless' guy flies first class for free and says anyone could do it — here's how

And he's homeless, because he spends most of his time in the sky, flying first class — for free.<p>He says anybody could get free first-class tickets, if you play it smart.<p>"It sounds cliché, but I'm living my dream," Schlappig told Business Insider.<p>We spoke to Schlappig to hear his story:

Auto Mechanics Pose Dramatically to Recreate Renaissance Paintings

Photographer Freddy Fabris has paid homage to the great Renaissance master painters using his camera instead of a brush. This unique tribute—aptly called <i>The Renaissance Series—</i>fuses contemporary culture with the dramatic styling of the original portraits. The atypical subjects of the photographer's …

Beautiful Agate Gemstones Naturally Resemble Snapshots of Landscapes

Agate is a popular gemstone that's a banded form of finely-grained Quartz. Known for its vibrant colors and patterns, the translucent rock delights with its subtle, multifaceted beauty. One variation of the beloved stones features tiny, abstract scenes that resemble mountains, rivers, and skies. …

Jewelry

Oregon's "Lost Lake" Drains Down a Perplexing Hole

Mount Hood National Forest's Lost Lake is the source of a natural phenomenon that has Oregon residents stumped. When winter arrives, nearby streams drain into the lake and cause it to fill with water. While this occurrence isn't out of the ordinary, the lake <i>does</i> undergo a confusing transformation …

EFF's Privacy Badger extension is finally ready to block 'super-cookies'

There are a lot of privacy tools available already that promise to block a whole range of ads, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) long-awaited Privacy Badger extension has finally officially launched after more than a year in testing.<p>While Ghostery, Adblock Plus, Disconnect, Keep My Opt …

Privacy

Review: Kamasi Washington, 'The Epic'

The word "epic" sits cheerily amid the most overused hyperbole of our age. Teenage bros proclaim their recent "pretty epic" mild successes; sports commentators call anything which ends dramatically an "epic game"; the Internet-literate are quick to point out an "epic FAIL." But what else do you …

Snoop Dogg

Crystalized Geode Installations Bring Beauty to Decaying Street Corners

Over the past few years, L.A.-based graphic designer and multidisciplinary artist Paige Smith (a.k.a. A Common Name) has installed countless crystalized rock formations in cracked, decaying nooks and crannies on the streets of cities as distant as Madrid, Istanbul, and Philadelphia. These “urban …

Beauty

The beautiful cyberpunk game that turned two brothers into developers

Tim and Adrien Soret, brothers from Paris, were quietly developing a Studio Ghibli-inspired dark fantasy game when the Cyberpunk Jam digitally rolled into town in early 2014. They took a break from their existing development scheduleto build a completely new experience,a pixelated, neon-infused, …

3D Laser Cut Wood Maps Show Hidden Underwater World

Robbie and Kara Johnson are the husband and wife team behind Below the Boat, a company that creates gorgeous wood maps that show the hidden world underneath the water. Using the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (or NOAA) charts, they study the bathymetry (which is the underwater …

Seafloor

Adorable Teddy Bear-like "Magic Rabbit" Spotted for the First Time in Two Decades

Meet the Ili pika (<i>Ochotona iliensis</i>), an extremely elusive, cuddly creature that is rarely seen by human eyes. Native to a remote region of China, the adorable mammal has been spotted only a handful of times in the Tianshan Mountains of the northwestern province of Xinjiang. Nicknamed the “magic …

Cute

Tears in rain? Why Blade Runner is timeless

It’s entirely apt that a film dedicated to replication should exist in multiple versions; there is not one <i>Blade Runner</i>, but seven. Though opinions on which is best vary and every edition has its partisans, the definitive rendering of Ridley Scott’s 1982 dystopian film is most likely <i>The Final Cut</i> …

Science Fiction

This Desk Features 1,100 Yards of Scrolling Paper to Record Your Ideas

Handwritten list makers, doodlers, and note takers – rejoice! Minneapolis College of Art and Design student Kirsten Camara designed the <i>Analog Memory Desk</i>, which is perfect for people who like to write things down. It has a built-in mechanism for scrolling 1,100 yards of butcher paper that acts as a …

Doodling

Another Table Design Inspired by Natural Bodies of Water

What Greg Klassen did for rivers, Christopher Duffy does for oceans<p>Do you remember Greg Klassen's River Collection of tables? To refresh your memory, …

The Teapot, Reinvented

Paul Loebach’s science-inspired design is a serious upgrade over traditional teapots.<p>Most teapots are big and bulky and fit so awkwardly in your cabinet, you’re resigned to just leaving them on the counter. Paul Loebach‘s Ora Teapot, on the other hand, looks like something you might find in a …

A Data Nerd’s Guide To Winning Texas Hold ‘Em

Know when to hold ’em, and know when to fold ’em.<p>Do you suck at the mental math of Texas Hold ‘Em? Here’s an interactive cheat sheet that you might want to play around with before your next game. Chris Beaumont, a former software engineer at Harvard’s Center for Astrophysics, has put together a …

Nicholas Felton Will Teach You Data Viz In A $10 Online Class

Nicholas Felton, the information designer behind Facebook’s Timeline and the annual Feltron Report, has just uploaded a course on Skillshare that will introduce you to the art and techniques of data visualization. You’ll have to enroll for $10/mo to watch it.<p>Over the course of 16 short videos (none …

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your …

Self-improvement

Banking on better forecasts: the new maths of weather prediction

Later this year the Met Office’s new £97 million supercomputer is due to become operational. The machine promises to greatly improve the precision, detail and accuracy of the weather forecast.<p>How will it do this? I research weather prediction at Oxford University’s department of Atmospheric, …

Weather

The Name-Your-Own-Price Learn To Design 2.0 Bundle

If you’re serious about learning to design for web and mobile platforms, there’s never been a better time to get started: pay what you want for eight great courses to learn responsive web design, grasp the fundamentals of user experience design, and master the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop, …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Arkiv, Hans Kendrick, Typoster

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Daily Inspiration #1845

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Typographic Artworks by MUTI for The Hope Factory

The Hope Factory – A series of typographic artworks in a colorful hand-painted style by studio MUTI.<p>It’s not really one of the latest projects …

The Das Keyboard 4 Is The Hacker’s Choice

One of the defining images of the cyberpunk movement of the 1980s and 90s was William Gibson’s cyberspace decks. Although never explicitly described, they seemed to be something like a self-contained keyboard with electrode leads hanging off and a sometimes unmarked keyboard that hackers used to …

Restaurant Identity by Cheshire Cat Co. for Archontico

A Neoclassical Restaurant Identity.<p>The multidisciplinary creative studio and design consultancy Cheshire Cat Co. was hired to develop a new visual …

Graphic Design

Free Resume Templates

Today I selected a few free resume templates that you can use to make your own resume look extra fresh and very professional. Take a look on the …

Dungeons, Dragons & Design: Geek Chic's Gorgeous Gaming Tables

David Roentgen's transforming gaming table is the most amazing piece of furniture I've ever seen. It's also from the 18th Century. But here in the …

Board Games

Daily Inspiration #1839

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

GrandArmy rebrands United States Postal Service with "Americana" graphics

Graphic design studio GrandArmy has overhauled the signage and packaging for the United States Postal Service in the "largest retail rebrand project …

“Game Of Thrones” Now Has A Subway Map

The world of HBO’s hit show has been turned into an MTA-style transit map.<p>The world of Westeros from George R.R. Martin’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> series is vast. A story of war, sex, intrigue, magic, and dragons that takes place across almost a dozen kingdoms and two different continents, one of the biggest …

Typography Mania #248

Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around once a week with the best of Typography design submitted by our users at …