Sunday, August 24, 2014

Carts of Darkness

This documentary by Murray Siple follows a group of homeless men who have combined bottle picking with the extreme sport of racing shopping carts down the steep hills of North Vancouver.

More: NFB

Memory Lane

Retro-decorating has proven very effective in treating people with dementia who might feel more comfortable with scenes from their distant past. Blossom Fields care home near Bristol has constructed a 1950s street where residents, many of whom suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia, can mail letters in a George VI Post Box, make calls from a restored phone box, enjoy a pint (or, more often than not, a cup of tea) in the White Horse Inn, or pop into the greengrocers for some shopping.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

A Goth Teen Angrily Renames Household Items

It’s not a bathroom, it’s a PISS GRAVEYARD.

They’re not pants, they’re an ASS CAGE.

It’s not a vacuum cleaner, it’s a CHOKING ROBOT.

It’s not an alarm clock, it’s the METAL AWAKENING.

It’s not a door, it’s a WALL COFFIN.

It’s not a freezer, it’s a DINNER SARCOPHAGUS.

Those aren’t stairs, that’s a MUTILATED FLOOR.

That’s not a toothbrush, it’s a MOUTH INVADER.

That’s not a phone, it’s a VOICE PRISON.

More: The Toast

Friday, August 22, 2014

Portuguese man-of-war

Mesmerizing footage of the Portuguese man-of-war, captured for National Geographic by photographer Aaron Asnarov.


Embroidered 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography

Amsterdam-based artist Hinke Schreuders uses embroidery, beading, lace and ink to embellish vintage fashion photography and illustrations from the1950s. The ongoing series is called Works on Paper. Are they beautiful or what?

More: Colossal

Previously on NOTL

Addams Family Gothic Mansion Could Be Yours

Verulum, the aging mansion in Paddington, Australia that contributed its interior to production of The Addams Family, is up for sale for the first time since 1924.
Aunty Toots, a daughter of the original owners, reportedly lived in the house almost continuously for the last 90 years. Historical records suggest it was probably built in the latter part of the 1800s as a farmhouse and then later converted into a gentleman’s residence.

The house is in wretched condition but has some lovely architectural details. I love the tile, wooden floors and fireplace in the kitchen below.

With a price guide of more than $2 million the home will be auctioned on September 11.

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In his photo series “Inedible,” Melbourne-based artist TQ Lee has created meals that look good enough to eat but I wouldn't advise you to chow down on them.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Aerial Beach Photos

Self-taught photographer Antoine Rose shoots photographs from a helicopter thousands of feet above ground. These images of beaches look like abstract paintings.

More:  Gizmodo

A Four-Year-Old Reviews the French Laundry

Four-Year-Old Lyla Hogan is the youngest person to eat a full tasting menu at the French Laundry which some consider to be the world's best restaurant. Her facial expressions tell you all you need to know.

Much more about Lyla's tasting experience at The Bold Italic 


What a Bird Song Looks Like

Australian artist Andy Thomas uses photos and 3D software to create a birdsong you can ‘see.’

Nightingale and Canary from Andy Thomas on Vimeo.

Via PetaPixel