Rafael Mantesso, a Brazilian food editor, creates playful illustrations around the everyday activities of his lovely bull terrier Jimmy Choo, who has been the driving force behind their climb to Instagram stardom. Instagram is clearly a great place for pets to start their Internet star careers.

Jimmy Choo became an active participant in Mantesso’s creative drawings after Mantesso and his ex-wife went their separate ways. To fill the emptiness and keep himself busy, he started drawing and painting again. The bull terrier was always there beside his human friend, which meant it was only a matter of time till the dog also got involved.

The artist also revealed his secret to staying creative – you have to exercise your creativity and practice every day, even if you don’t want to.

More info: Instagram

On Her Skin -  Asako Shimizu

While reading a Japanese guidebook about Bolivia in the mid-’90s, Asako Shimizu noticed a small black-and-white photograph of a salt flat with a seemingly endless horizon. The memory of the image stuck in her mind for 10 years until finally, in 2006, she was able to visit the South American country where, inspired by the image, she created the series “On Her Skin.” 

Shimizu went to the world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni, which covers more than 4,000 square miles and is roughly 12,000 feet above sea level. If you have friends who have visited, chances are your Facebook timeline has been filled with trippy photographs that play off the optical illusion of people balancing on odd objects or holding a mini version of fellow travelers in the palm of their hands. 

She chose the title, “On Her Skin,” after thinking about her relationship with the Earth while photographing from such a high elevation. The people in some of the images are just an added bonus—Shimizu didn‘t intentionally capture them, preferring not to compose the images too much and letting people wander in by chance. 

“The basic idea of all my works is to let a camera capture unexpected moments that are beyond my thoughts. It is my work to simply capture something of value in a subject.”

2006
Camera: Hasselblad 500C/M

Milosav Druckmüller is, hands down, the greatest eclipse photographer in the world. Fact.

Total solar eclipse is one of the most fascinating astronomical phenomena. Thousands and sometimes millions of people, as it was in case of the last total eclipse visible in central Europe, travel to the narrow band of totality to enjoy fleeting beauty lasting few minutes only. Even people without any knowledge in physics and astronomy realize during the total eclipse that our Sun is definitely not a boring light source of a round shape shining down from the heaven but an extremely interesting living star which occupies surprisingly large part of the sky.

Astonishing series of scientific discoveries were made during the rare total solar eclipses. Probably the most famous one was done on May 29th 1919 when it was proved that the Sun behaves like a giant achromatic gravitational lens as it was predicted by Einstein’s general relativity theory. Although nowadays cosmic probes greatly extended the possibilities of observing the Sun as the telescopes can be placed outside the interfering Earth’s atmosphere, each total solar eclipse remains a scientific event of great importance. Total solar eclipse gives an unique opportunity to take advantage of digital cameras, advanced photographic films, fast computers, and modern mathematics and create images of inner corona in the quality which is nowadays impossible to be reached by any other way. The main aim of these Web pages is to prove that the previous sentence is truthful and that from the scientific point of view it makes sense to organize expeditions to each total solar eclipse.

Japanese designer Fukusawa Takayuki has made it his life’s goal to create funny and playful designs that brighten people’s days, and his latest collection definitely delivers. His silly “Tanama Diver” series features pendants with tiny figurines that seem to dive with enthusiasm straight into their wearers’ breasts.

Some people might call his works silly or outrageous, but it seems like that’s the whole point. According to his design firm (ekoD Works), his goal is to “continue to create thing that make people say, ‘he made another ridiculous thing.’” We think he’s done it again! And if you like his sense of humor, be sure to check out the rest of his work on his site.

“My heart is stronger now that you’re in it” - Studio Ghibli

Disney Posters - Tom Whalen

SAWYER DIY WOODEN BIKE - Jurgen Kuipers

Awarded with first place in the bicycle segment of the international bicycle design competition in Taipei, the low-rider beach cruiser by dutch designer Jurgen Kuipers is conceived with a custom made beech plywood frame. Constructed out of wooden panels, the bike also comes available as scale 1:1 model kit – with all the required parts to make it fully functional. The components come in a box like an injection molded sprue for model cars, where they can then be cut out and put together.

For more information, or to buy one for yourself, please visit

www.053ontwerp.nl

Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side-by-side in the some of the most adorable portraits ever.

Matsui Jurina (松井珠理奈) AKB48

30,000 LEDs Turn Budapest’s Trams into Time Machines

Its common for cities to turn on the festive lights during the holiday season, and the Hungarian capital of Budapest is no exception. Every winter the city gets covered in festive lights and decorations, but the most amazing spectacle is the city’s trams.

They are covered in 30,000 bright blinking LED lights. The coolest part of this, is when photographers take slightly longer exposure photographs. The end result is these amazing photos that appear as if the trams are time travelling machines from another dimension.

Game Boy Pocket

Created by Brent Clouse


This video is so powerful that it brought me to tears in the first 15 seconds. 

Not only does slavery still exist the world today, but there are MORE slaves now than there has ever been in history. That seems a little hard to believe, I know. 27 MILLION men, women and children are enslaved, and this video was made to bring awareness to a portion of those people who are enslaved in sex trafficking. 
I was brought aware to this issue in 2012 at the Passion conference in Atlanta. My heart was broken for all of these people and I wanted to make a change in the world. No one deserves to live their life as a slave, they deserve a life just like you and me. Just by spreading awareness, slavery will be stopped and people’s lives will be SAVED. 

Do you live in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tampa, or Washington, DC? Because those cities are the top cities in America where sex trafficking is the worst. 

In Europe, there are annually 600,000 to 800,000 men, women and children caught in sex trafficking. 

And South East Asia, is the LARGEST exporters of sex slaves to brothels to Japan, China, Australia, Europe, and the United States. 

Every minute there are at least 2 children becoming victims of sex trafficking. And the average life span of a child who is a sex slave is TWO YEARS, because they have either been beaten to death, caught an STD or overdosed on the drugs forced upon them.

So, I ask you now to please reblog this. Spread the word. The more people who know, the more chances there are to give these people a life of their own. If you haven’t heard of END IT movement, then I suggest that you look it up or you can click here to look at their website. 

This past weekend, photographer Josh Newton captured striking and dramatic photos of the newlyweds April Hartley and Michael Wolber set against the backdrop of the blazing Two Bulls wildfire in Oregon, documenting a wild experience that’s sure to be unforgettable for both the couple and the photographer.