Artist Shawn Coss made these poignant illustrations focused on mental illness and disorders for InkTober. Inktober, a popular annual celebration of ink drawing during the month of October, was started by Jake Parker. Today artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.
Polish painter Zdzisław Beksiński had a tragic life. His wife, Zofia, died in 1998. A year later, on Christmas Eve 1999, his son Tomasz committed suicide. Beksiński was the one who discovered his son's body. In 2005 Zdzisław Beksiński was stabbed to death at his Warsaw apartment by a 19-year-old acquaintance because he refused to lend the teenager $100 and threatened him further.
John Thackwray, a photographer from South Africa, created a photo series he called ‘My Room Project.’ He traveled around the world for six years taking pictures of millennials’ bedrooms, people born in 80s and 90s. He has been to 55 countries and photographed over 1,000 bedrooms for his project. Its purpose is to “capture and compare the different hopes and aspirations of one particular generation.”
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 came to an end on October 1. The winners are to be announced soon, but meanwhile, we can contemplate some of the funniest entries of the contest. Check ‘em out.
The Bubble House (Le Palais Bulles) is the futuristic residence of fashion designer Pierre Cardin situated just outside of Cannes. The house was designed by famous architect Antti Lovag and built in 1984 and acquired by Pierre Cardin in 1992. This unusual residence of 1200 m2 has a 500-seat amphitheater, a reception room, a panoramic lounge, 10 suites as well as gardens and swimming pools. It is worth $456 million and is Europe's most expensive home.
The Burning Man festival was a dream destination of photographer Vicktor Habchy for a really long time. Than eventually, he stopped just dreaming about it, and went for it. He said his one week experience there was unimaginable and totally worth it. He added, “I have never felt as much alive, as much creative and loved.”
Ben Rubin created a page in Instagram called ‘Subway Doodles’ where he posts his drawings of monsters next to people on subway. It’s his way to occupy himself while on commute from Park Slope in Brooklyn to his office in Manhattan.
Bloemencorso Zundert is the largest flower parade in the world entirely made by volunteers. The parade takes place on the first Sunday of September. The floats are large artworks made of steel wire, cardboard, papier-mâché and flowers. In the Bloemencorso Zundert, only dahlias are used to decorate the objects and it takes thousands of them just to cover one float.
Today more and more people prefer living in small spaces. This tendency becomes so popular that it is now called ‘the tiny house movement.’ It is the social movement that advocates living simply in small homes. If a typical American house is about 240 square meters (2,600 square feet), then the typical tiny house is between 10 and 40 square meters (100 and 400 square feet).