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The man who's walking the Nile

It’s late in the day when I finally spot my quarry: three camels and two men on foot, wearing the white jellabiya of Nile Arabs. The walkers turn around and I scrutinise their faces: it’s definitely him. The car skids to a halt in a cloud of dust, and I jump out shouting, “Captain Wood, I presume?” …

Top secret(s): the truths behind 10 of the world's great wonders

Ever visit an incredible site in some exotic land and wonder how it was built? The notice board just lists a few meaningless dates, or a guide rattles off a bunch of jargon-packed phrases, but you want the real dirt. Here we reveal the ingenious engineering behind 10 of the world's most epic …

An Amazing City of Blue

Unique Places around the World<p>Below, you’ll see a secret place I found… any other places you know of that are amazing for photography but you never …

Seven incredible places you may have never heard of

As globalisation leaves no stone unturned, we took to Quora.com to find a few secret locales well worth the trip.

Lake Superior

5 Spectacular (Bar) Rooms With a View

0<p>SHARES<p><b>Rock Bar, Ayana Resort, Bali</b><p>Carved into a seaside cliff on the banks of the Indian Ocean, the aptly named Rock Bar is one of Indonesia’s most …

A guide to Portugal’s Alentejo region, home of Europe’s finest beaches

Forget Ibiza. Forget the Riviera. In fact, forget the Med altogether. Portugal’s Alentejo region is lined with glorious beaches – but not many people seem to know about them<p>It’s 7pm on a balmy Saturday night in June, and I have just ordered my first Sagres beer in I Cervejaria, a restaurant in …

Amazing Photos of Places You Need To Visit

You've thought of Paris, the Great Wall of China and the Amazon rainforest. We've thought of the not-so-typical yet completely remarkable places to …

Amazon wants to test delivery drones outdoors

Online retailing giant Amazon wants permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to test speedy delivery drones outside in the Seattle …

Drones

Egg Minder Tray Uses WiFi To Keep Tabs on Your Eggs

The cornerstone of every great breakfast is an egg, or in my case eggs – one egg is never enough. So, suffice to say, running out of eggs is akin to …

The EveryDrop Water Filter Accommodates Any Busy Life

Whirlpool has now made it easier to get fresh, filtered water fast, wherever you are! The portable water EveryDrop filter can filter one gallon of …

Lavazza – Inspiring Chefs – 2014 Calendar Photography by Martin Schoeller

Inspiring Chefs – The 2014 Lavazza Calendar.<p>The well known New York city based photographer Martin Schoeller was commissioned by the Armando Testa …

Photography

How To Opt Out Of Google’s Weird New Ads That Use Your Face And Name

Angry that Google is planning on using your face and name for the sake of advertisements?<p>Here’s how to make them not.<p>If there’s any upside, it’s that opting out is, quite seriously, two clicks away. Two clicks that I only discovered because I went out of my way to look and because I checked the …

Sites of the Week: UserApp, Break It Down, Oscar Health and more

Today you'll find here a mix of styles! Such UserApp and Break It Down, with a clean and simple layout. Also there is a combo of information, images …

Banksy's Disturbing Stuffed Animals Truck Roams New York

Leave it to Banksy to mix the cute and the cuddly with the totally disturbing. In the 11th work of his <i>Better Out Than In</i> exhibit happening on the streets of New York, the British artist takes over another delivery truck but, this time, there's no enchanting garden or running waterfall. Instead, a …

Banksy

Logos and Logotypes by Bluerock Design

Creative Logo Designs.<p>Once again, it’s time for some logo design inspiration. This is an assortment of well designed logos and logotypes created by …

Graphic Design

Seattle Poster Illustration by Rick Murphy

Seattle Print.<p>Do you like poster illustrations of famous cities? Then check out this Seattle poster illustration by Rick Murphy. The print shows …

Graphic Design

Beautiful Paintings of the Expressive Body in Motion

Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch creates beautifully expressive full-body portraits of people in motion. His smeared paintings capture the energetic beauty of movement, giving an artistic rendition of motion that is both elegant and powerful. Each portrait in Birch's collection offers a …

Art

Landscapes with Geometric Fragments

Already known for his magnificent project “Monolith Skate“, the artist Reynald Drouhin returns with series of landscape photographs reworked. Using …

Geometric Forms in Nature

The French artist Ludovic Fesson seizes natural elements and reinstates them in the environment from which they come from, making sculptures both …

9,000 Fallen Soldiers Etched into the Sand on Normandy Beach to Commemorate Peace Day | Colossal

<p>This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and …

Vietnam tips: a first-timer's guide

Vietnam's long-held position as a travel icon is more than deserved. In no other country is the collision of Southeast Asia's past, present and future so stark. At times, this clash can seem so confronting and confusing as to send even experienced travellers fleeing for the nearest luxury hotel. …

Backpacker’s Travel Guide to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia and was our first stop when we visited the country. Compared to the rest of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is a hot …

The Theory of Evolution

Also known under the pseudonym Kurzgesagt, Philipp Dettmer has created this wonderful animated video “How Evolution Works” which seeks to explain the …

10 Well-Designed Restaurant Websites Powered by Squarespace

Having just moderated a talk about food and design, I have eating and designing on the brain. It seems like Squarespace has it on their mind, too. I …

Cleon Peterson’s new large-scale mural in downtown Los Angeles is both frantic and dystopian, whilst being truly enthralling. 

Cleon Peterson’s new large-scale mural in downtown Los Angeles is both frantic and dystopian, whilst being truly enthralling.<p>Photos courtesy of @zagnutz

Ballpoint Barber

Directed by Peter Simon, this video Ballpoint Barber offers us to discover stop-motion video mounted to a bald man wearing a magic pen to grow hair …

Artist Paints Carpets as Though a Body is Hidden Underneath

Created by Spanish artist Antonio Santin, this series of oil paintings on canvas features a collection of silhouetted bodies laying underneath ornate carpets. Much of Santin's work evokes a haunting sense of morbidity and, in this case, the mysterious presence beneath the carpets will send chills …

Art