1. thisbigcity:

    In Amsterdam, each car that drives by this speed sign and stays below the 30 kilometers per hour speed limit raises 0,03 for the neighborhood. Functioning as a reward system for good civic behavior, the city then regularly pays what’s due to the neighborhood and the money is intended to go towards local community projects. 

    (Source: popupcity.net)

  2. watershedplus:

    Time of Nothing, by Jim Mangan.

    Aerial photographs of the Great Salt Lake (Utah) from a single engine Cessna plane.

    (via roomthily)

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  4. restlessruminations:

    Iconic view at Borobudur today. Extremely photogenic, even with crowds of people.

  5. wildcat2030:

    Mosquitos were born to bite us, and aside from lighting worthless tiki candles, haplessly swatting them away, or resorting to spraying toxic DEET all over ourselves, there’s really not a whole lot we can do about it. Imagine then, if you could be encapsulated in an anti-mosquito bubble simply by wearing a small square sticker. Not only would it save mosquito-magnets like myself some really uncomfortable moments, it could be a major game changer in the way we prevent mosquito-borne illnesses like Malaria, Dengue Fever, and West Nile Virus.

    The good news is that a sticker like this is not some far away concept dreamed up by scientists in a lab–it’s actually a real thing that you’ll likely be able to find on the shelves of your local Walgreens sometime in the not-so-distant future.

     (via This Little Sticker Works Like an Anti-Mosquito Force Field | Wired Design | Wired.com)

  6. lostlilac:

    John Singer Sargent, Staircase In Capri, 1878

    (via fuckyeahamericanart)

  7. pootee:

    Neo Flaneur. 2012



    (Source: thejogging, via barbaraeatworld)

  8. jesuisperdu:

    larry sultan & mike mandel

    (via smallvictories)

  9. myampgoesto11:

    Ahmed Mater: Magnetism (2012)

    The idea is simple and, like its central element, forcefully attractive. Ahmed Mater gives a twist to a magnet and sets in motion tens of thousands of particles of iron, a multitude of tiny satellites that forms a single swirling nimbus. Even if we have not taken part in it, we have all seen images of the Hajj, the great annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca. Ahmed’s black cuboid magnet is a small simulacrum of the black-draped Ka’bah, the ‘Cube’, that central element of the Meccan rites. His circumambulating whirl of metallic filings mirrors in miniature the concentric tawaf of the pilgrims, their sevenfold circling of the Ka’bah.

    (via wowgreat)