Eskil Ronningsbakken is an 'educated balancing performer' who has honed his particular set of extreme acrobatic skills by performing with circus troupes around the world. Whether walking across a tightrope a thousand feet in the air, or biking upside while hanging from a rope, Ronningsbakken is a stunt performer who is never satisfied, which pushes him to pursue greater and greater conquests and feats of death-defying height and balance. If you've got vertigo, proceed with caution...
Queenie Liao puts her baby in various states of artful repose while he sleeps, creating her adorable photography series 'Wengenn in Wonderland,' in which the toddler goes on dreamy adventures while he naps (even though he might not know it). Liao uses household items and soft fabrics to create cozy dreamscapes that have him traveling to outer space, the Wild West, and castles in the sky, among other places.
'The Eleven Experience' is a customizable resort experience that aims to please whatever whims you'd like to explore, whether that's 'heli-skiing the slopes of an Arctic volcano' or relaxing with some wine in a rustic log cabin, or resting in the English countryside. Eleven owns a series of beautiful properties all over the world just to meet your exotic needs. And if you need a quick history lesson on why it's the Eleven experience, here's a quick refresher.
Artist Cheryl Kelley captures the enduring allure and badass-ness of the classic, all-American muscle car in this series of hyper-realistic paintings, based on high-resolution photographs of old Chevrolets. Kelley scours vintage car shows for them and then puts pen to paper, capturing the gleaming loveliness of an American car that knows just how good it looks. From the artist: "These big engine cars, seemingly fueled by raw testosterone, were ironically most definitely feminine in form. As a twentieth century American icon, the muscle car is remembered for its speed and power. My paintings are about the feminine sensuality of the surfaces, the Mel Ramos-like perfection of female form."
This incredibly detailed recreation of the Helm's Deep battle from Lord of the Rings, using 150,000 LEGO bricks and 1,700 figures, comes to you from creator Goel Kim, who posted his masterpiece on Flickr. Kim spent four months on the massive endeavor, and includes details like the catapults and ladders, and patiently collecting elf mini-figures from all over the world, to recreate Peter Jackson's battle scene.
These pleasantly surprising wooden rugs are crafted by designer Eliza Strozyk, and are true masterpieces of geometric perfection. Eliza's wooden rugs can be crumpled up to form a bunch of pleasing shapes, or you can just lay them flat across. As Design Milk points out, they seem more like geometric puzzles of genius because they are so confusingly mobile, not to mention lovely to look at. You can see them in motion here.
Happy Sundog! Here's a whole mess of puppies that want to say to their owners, "I love you!" It's a great way to start your morning, especially if the first thing that happens each day is being lovingly licked to death by your own dog.
This weekend's recipes are all about creative and delicious Halloween treats, and this compilation includes some of the most delightfully creepy foods I have ever seen. Whether you're hosting a Halloween party or you just want to get into the spirit of the holiday, these spooky treats are perfect for Halloween.
I don't think there are many things in this world that make me happier than a tiny baby cat that will one day be a big giant cat, so I hope this video brings you as much joy. The Oregon Zoo recently uploaded this video of three baby lion cubs who have nothing else to do except play and sleep and look adorable for you, so Happy Caturday!
In the south Mediterranean Sea, Malta is both one of the world's smallest and most densely populated countries in the world. Because of its strategic location, Maltese history involves control by the Phoenicians, Romans, Moorish, Spanish, French, and British, until Malta became a republic in 1974. Today, Malta is one of the world's most popular tourist spots, and is home to several World Heritage Sites, and some of the oldest free-standing architecture in the world's history. Belair Property made this beautiful timelapse to portray just a snippet of the country's charm.
With the simple instruction of 'a house in the trees,' Casey Key Guest House / TOTeMS Architecture located on a barrier island, is set within a mature oak hammock along Sarasota Bay. The structure is inspired by the character of the live oaks, which have been shaped by the coastal winds from the west. From the architects:
Curved glulam pine beams, which are anchored to the elevated concrete slab at their base, curve up and over the entire space, reflect the arching quality of the live oak limbs. Ship lap cypress siding is used to clad the exterior walls and the interior walls between the glulam beams. The design is intended to evoke an organic architecture that is influenced by, and reflective of its site.
'Bloom' helmets were designed by Japanese production company Toyo Safety, to be used emergency evacuations. The helmets are meant to open quickly (less than a minute) and are strong enough to protect against falling debris in case of disaster. The helmet weighs a pound and expands outward into helmet shape, and includes buckles that work as a chin strap. The 'Bloom' Helmet was chosen as one of the Best 100 of Japan's G-Mar Good Design Award 2013.