As humans, we rarely get something right the first time. Thankfully, many of us manage to make better decisions that are seemingly simple but have a huge impact. For good measure, take a look at the names several bands whom we know and love, and compare them with what they had originally intended to call themselves. Their music would probably be the same, but we doubt we would have the same love for Johnny and the Moondogs, The New Yardbirds, or Smile.
Russian artist SceithAilm has illustrated various characters from Lord of the Rings and put them up on Tarot cards. Come to think of it, several of these cards can actually go well with classic tarot card illustrations and images.
Seeing how plenty of men sport long hair, author Jessica Saia of San-Francisco based online magazine The Bold Italic decided on a photo essay where dudes with long locks were given fancy hairdos here until thought of only as the domain of women.
Smoking is bad today, but when it was at its height, it was even worse. For a long time, we did not understand the health hazards of smoking and it was advertised as something cool, awesome, beneficial and even healthy! Even when the bad effects of smoking were better understood, it took quite a while before the claims of health could be fully removed from advertising. Hell, they even got a US President to endorse cigarettes!
Based in the Netherlands, photographer Wil Mijer loves to take a closer look at butterflies and frogs for a very eye catching set of macrophotographs. The photographer however rues the fact that many species and habitats of butterflies have disappeared from the Netherlands and she has to go to Belgium or Germany to capture the bulk of these photographs.
Creatives at MikeVDesign have created a set representing Disney princesses in the Capcom universe. The princesses keep their looks intact, except getting a bit pixelated and taking on a more aggressive pose suited for the Capcom universe.
Chinese artist Wang Yu is a student living in the city of Shijiazhuang. The paintings are made on tree trunks and hollows, often going with the attached theme, and sometimes with beautiful or dreamy landscapes. It takes Yu about two hours to complete a painting.
Gearing up for the Frankfurt Motor Show, Ferrari has just introduced the 458 Speciale. An exterior designed in collaboration with Pinninfarina, the Speciale will have a boosted performance and “Active Aerodynamics” that are set to be a standard across Ferrari’s future lineup. Power comes from a naturally aspirated V8 ever with an output of 605hp that takes the car from a standing start to 62mph in just three seconds.
Andrew Henry, designer and director and New Zealand based sneaker brand Yours received a shipment of sneakers that he did not like in the least. Since he couldn’t put them to good use, Henry decided to destroy those sneakers in several creative ways. They get tortured and destroyed with usual means like fire, chainsaw, darts, fireworks, and even unusual means like eggs and a pig head. It was all captured on a high speed camera to create this video.
Photoframe shaped “Unbalanced Hotel” is envisioned to be built at the edge of a cliff to capture the picturesque scene near Lima, Peru. Designed by Spanish firm OOIIO the building will sink into the ground on one of its corners, giving the appearance of a lopsided frame and an unbalanced structure. It will include 125 rooms, restaurants, conference rooms, meeting rooms and exhibition spaces.