Mike Thomas bought 9 meter (30ft) concrete Latchingdon Water Tower that was falling apart in 2013 for £197,000. It is located 24 km (15 miles) from Chelmsford and boasts stunning views over the Crouch estuary in Essex. It took the new owner 2 years to transform the industrial structure that was built in the 1930s to luxury three bedroom home with an indoor gym. He spent nearly £250,000 on renovation. The two-year project saw the tower completely refurbished and it is now habitable for the first time since it was last used nearly 30 years ago.
Manabu Ikeda is a Japanese pen and ink artist who just finished a massive painting called “Rebirth.” In his painting the artist expressed what happened to Japan after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, the tsunami that followed and the rebirth of the country. Ikeda started working on “Rebirth” in 2013. The artist worked for 10 hours a day, six days a week for to finish three and a half years to finish the painting.
Photographer Skyler Adams decided to try herself at taking pictures with one dollar camera for a month. She said that not so long ago she realized she was more passionate about buying new expensive camera gear than about photos themselves. So, she bought a Canon Sure Shot camera for $1 and an expired roll of Fujifilm Superia 400 film. She was pleasantly surprised with the result. Have a look at what pictures a pro can take with a crappy camera.
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.