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Vintage Photos of Everyday Life in 1950s New York Discovered in Attic 50 Years Later

These vintage photographs capture a timeless energy and diversity that is characteristic of the sleepless streets of New York City. The recently discovered antique portraits showcase the city in the midst of the 1950’s, as seen through the Rolleiflex lens of the undiscovered photographer Frank …

Long-Lost Color Photos from 1939 Reveal Life in England on the Brink of WWII

After the death of his grandmother in February of this year, Barney Britton found an unexpected treasure while cleaning out her attic: a wooden box filled with dozens of 35mm slides documenting his grandparents' honeymoon trip in 1939. Although Britton's mother remembered seeing the photos as a …

Genealogy

11 Totally Different Homes That Come in Under $250,000

One of these places has seven (!) bedrooms.<p>In one state, you'll find a sweet Victorian. In another, you get seven bedrooms. Really.

Photographer Expresses Himself Through Beautiful Japanese Landscape Photography

Hidenobu Suzuki is an amateur photographer who decided to raise the bar on his creativity. Suzuki set-out to express emotions using landscapes rather …

Landscape Photography

Woman Takes Dying Dog on Bucket List Adventure

When Lauren Fern Watt found out her dog, Gizelle, had terminal bone cancer, she decided to spend the rest of her dog’s life making memories.<p>Watt, a …

Pets

"If They Capture Me, They Will Execute Me at Once": Meet the Iraqi Woman Standing Up to ISIS

The Islamic State is waging a genocidal war on the Yazidi people—kidnapping, raping, and killing those who do not submit to its extremist ideals. Iraqi politician Vian Dakhil's efforts to stand in the way have made her a prime target. Abigail Haworth accompanies her to the front lines on her …

Osama Bin Laden

Husqvarna motorcycles: a taste of the future with retro inspiration

If you liked the recent futuristic Ronin motorcycle concept and the design direction its maker took, you will love Husqvarna’s two most recent bikes. …

Eerie Halloween Photography

It's halloween time and as we are less than two days away from this big celebration we selected some eerie looking photography. From dark and creepy …

Why Are Victorian Houses So Creepy?

Frank Lloyd Wright, the Addams Family, and Hitchcock: How Victorian architecture became the default haunted house.<p>Americans have a very specific idea about what makes a house look creepy. If you search for “haunted house” on Google images, only one type of architecture appears in the first 25 …

Gustav Klimt (Austrian; Art Nouveau, Symbolism; 1862-1918) Portrait of a Young Woman, 1896-97. Charcoal on parchment. Private Collection. Posted by Lara

I want a smart bike with frickin' lasers

Samsung makes smart phones by the millions, and Giovanni Plizzoli makes high-end bike frames by hand. It seems an odd match. However the Korean …

Neat

Portuguese Baked Eggs

Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, cut into wedges<p>8 garlic …

Chili Powder

Classic Mini Cooper LEGO Set Coming In August

This is the $100 LEGO Mini Cooper set coming out this August. It will have 1,077 pieces (including a picnic basket and baguette) and is suggested for …

Monochromatic Mountains Series

Le photographe polonais Jakub Polomski a fait une série intitulée « Mondor 2.0 », dans laquelle il prend des photos de paysages et essentiellement de …

This Is What It Looks Like To Dive Between Continents

This takes "two places at once" to a whole new (lower) level.<p>The Silfra fissure is a deep, watery crack that separates the North American and Eurasian continents. It's the place where two massive tectonic plates once met and now slowly drift apart, causing earthquakes about once per decade.<p>For …

Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann | Colossal

<p>It’s almost impossible for me to select a favorite piece when looking at paintings by San Francisco painter Jeremy Mann (previously). Each of his …

Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I

The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions today. The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by photo enthusiasts and amateurs from across the world. Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are …

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST - Poster Posse Art Series

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

How To Climb The World’s Second-Tallest Tower

Warning: dizzying heights ahead. Fearless explorers Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhor–“Skywalkers” who regularly (and illicitly) scale the heights of some of the world’s tallest attractions–recently went to China to explore Gensler’s under-construction Shanghai Tower, the world’s second-tallest …

Mission to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah – in pictures

Photojournalist Jim Urquhart always wanted to go into space. Here he comes close to his dream, documenting a team of scientists who are using the Utah desert as a dry run for future missions to Mars

Blyde River

Top 10 Photos of the Year 2013

We are very excited that PictureSocial, the photography network, is rapidly approaching the 1 million photos uploaded mark and our admins have been …

Extreme Sports

Willie Doherty, Stephen Shore, Jordan Wolfson: the week's art shows in pictures

From Willie Doherty's photographs of unseen Derry to Jordan Wolfson's spellbinding digital imagery, Skye Sherwin and Robert Clark find out what's happening in art around the country

Adorable Bear Photography

Bears are such adorable creatures, right? These huge, furry mammals sure are a lovely family, but depending on the species you might get a terrific …

grain editGrundini

Meet Peter Grundy and Tilly Northedge, the creative collaborators behind Grundini. Working with bold colors and simple shapes they create informative …

Astounding Origami by Nguyen Hung Cuong | Colossal

<p>Paper artist Nguyễn Hùng Cường lives and works in Hanoi and folds many of his original, distinctly expressive origami works using a Vietnamese …