Happy Halloween! Enjoy these vintage GIFs, taken from some of the best horror films, or just campily macabre television shows and films, of the past. Although there are plenty of Halloween-y GIFs we could have used from present day, there's just something very appropriate about these black and white clips, which feature classics like The Addams Family, Dracula, Frankenstein, and a few more classics.
Photographer Alastair Philip Wiper travels to France to capture the ethereal charm of Avoriaz, a skiing resort built in the French Alps during the 1960s. Wiper himself lived in the resort for five years and says that he was immediately drawn to the resort's aura of moody darkness, a feeling which reminded the photographer of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Currently, architectural considerations to Avoriaz belong to the orginial architect, Jacques Labro, and Simon Cloutier, once a ski bum, who returned to the resort in order to work on its development.
London-based photgrapher Bruno Ribeiro brings filters and soft edges to photography in his Real Life Instagram project, which provides an Instagram 'template' for those who just can't not filter a photo, and then #hashtag the #life out of it. My soul hurts a little from typing that, but at least now we have the social media commentary of it all.
If you're still in need of an amazing Halloween costume this year, YouTuber and talented make-up artist Kandee Johnson has provided us with a few of her incredibly detailed and very accurate tutorials for total transformation. Above, Johnson shows you her Betty Boop transformation, and you can also learn how to make yourself into Edward Scissorhands, The Queen of Hearts, Snow White, Cruella, and even a wolf. I've also included an Ursula tutorial from another make-up artist, because Ursula is awesome.
Happy Halloween and Happy Turtlesday! In honor of the overlap, we bring you the spookiest of turtles– the snapper. North America has two species: the common snapping turtle and the alligator snapping turtle, the latter of which looks absolutely terrifying. But that doesn't mean we can't appreciate them from a safe distance! Our first video is part of the Ontario Wildlife video series, and is an informational segment that will teach you everything you need to know about the snapper. The next video is of a YouTuber who found some baby snapping turtles in her backyard, just so you can see them when they're a little less terrifying.
The Touch Board, designed by Bare Conductive is a tool that turns nearly any material or surface into a sensor. Electric paint will get you everywhere, as any illustration can become interactive, and you can even use the Touch Board as a Midi Interface. The Touch Board is Arduino-compatible and allows touch sensing, distance sensing, and is HD compatible so that you can theoretically turn it into a keyboard or mouse. It comes pre-programmed, but is also programmable for users who want to take things to the next level.
Some incredibly lucky little one gets to live in this Calvin and Hobbes-inspired bedroom that feels just like a lazy day in the backyard treehouse with Hobbes. Designed by Katri Nurmela, this awesome bedroom has a life-sized mural of the daring duo, plus a fort bed which is also a personal playground. No matter how old you are, it's going to be hard not to be jealous of the lucky duck who gets to call this bedroom their own!
In an effort to combat the world's annual loss of food suppy simply due to spoilage, eco-friendly designer Kavita Shukla has created Fenugren FreshPaper, an ingenius piece of paper that is able to keep fruits and vegetables fresh for two to four times longer than if left alone. Shukla patented FreshPaper at the age of seventeen and the product, a simple sheet of paper inflused with organic spices that inhibit bacterial and fungal growth, is used by farmers in 35 countries, and by major grocers like Whole Foods and Wegmans.
On his Instagram page, illustrator Javier Pérez conducts cute photo manipulation experiments by 'mixing mediums,' which just means combining one real world element with some creative artwork. Pérez's work is fun and full of whimsy, and yet so simple at the same time. If you like what you see, you can follow more of the artist's work on his Instagram profile.
Inspired by the composition of Chinese calligraphy, the Yuanyuan chair by Chinese design firm Minaxdo was built to resemble flowing strokes and strength of character. The name translates loosely to mean 'fluent' and 'endless' and the chair is made from rosewood and teak. Each 'node' in the chair's design represents a pause in brushstrokes in calligraphy.
Primeval Symbiosis, or the Single Pole House is an architectural design project by Konrad Wójcik in which the architect attempts to place environmentally conscious living spaces into the middle of nature, without disturbing the landscape. The homes are designed for between two to four inhabitants and is largely inspired by the "functionality and structure of a tree." Overall, the purpose of the Single Pole House is to create aesthetically pleasing, eco-friendly homes that are as self-sustaining as they can be.
The Flux Chair 'transforms from a flat package with a handle into a design chair and back again.' and while folding chairs may be nothing new to us, this particular chair is undeniably elegant and rather sleek for such a portable option. In just ten seconds, you can assemble or disassemble the chair for any public seating needs.