People come into world and accept its different configurations. Our way of life, the imagery of our beliefs and the concretization of our self-preservation instinct are best shown by the way we imagine our homes which stand as silent but eloquent witnesses.
The yurt, iconic circular shape home, represents the way people of Central Asia perceive and organize [...]
Justin Gerard revives The Reluctant Dragon, a fantasy story of Kenneth Grahame, in a classic and suggestive way which requires attention to details. The illustrator chooses to depict how a reformed dragon defies the stereotypes by drinking a cup of tea, together with an open-minded knight, Saint George, in the company of a brilliant boy.
The illustration [...]
A scientific group, the Institute for the Future, designs a provocative map, called The Future of Science: 2021, which can be used to raise ‘what if’ questions about how the progress of science and technology could shape our lives in the next 10 years.
‘A Multiverse of Exploration: The Future of Science 2021′ map from the Institute [...]
The Samburu people live in Kenya, just above the equator, and despite the powerful forces of modernity, they take pride in being Samburu and seem to be keen on keeping the Samburu traditions alive.
For example, providing a strategic position both economically and militarily, the moran phase – the warrior stage in the life of Samburu [...]
From up in the air, going with the wind and feeling no movement, you have the privilege to see the world from another perspective. Being suspended above the earth, in silence, with the world going by beneath you, although the sky isn’t the limit, you feel freedom… in the air.
Photograph by Michael Morris via [...]
Designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat, a Thai visual artist, Wat Rong Khun is a contemporary Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
The innovative element of the design is the presence of contemporary images throughout the interior. The epic mural images include modern sequences such as The Predator, Spiderman, Batman, Neo from The Matrix, Avatar etc.
Photo gallery with [...]
Animal Crossing Sign gives notice that caution must be taken, warning that animals may cross the road, and also that, at the intersection with human civilization, the wild animals should have the right to life. The following pictures represent Animal Crossing Signs warning about endangered animal species:
Australia, Armadillo Crossing Sign (photo by tm-tm via Flickr)
On January 14, India celebrates Makar Sankranti, a day considered extremely auspicious as it signifies the triumph of light over darkness and the commencement of a new flourishing period. From scientific perspective, Makar Sankranti marks the passing of the Sun through the winter solstice and the coming of spring.
On the day of Makar Sankranti, taking a [...]
The underwater permanent sculptures of Jason de Caires Taylor represent a fascinating approach to art. The impressive work of the artist is called La Evolución Silenciosa (The Silent Evolution) and illustrates the first attempt to realize a monumental underwater museum, El Museo Subacuático de Arte installed in the National Marine Park of Cancun, Mexico.
The Underwater [...]