Category - Architecture & Design

25 Of The Cutest Parenting Moments In The Animal Kingdom

animal parents

All’s fair in love, war, and parenting – especially in the animal kingdom. Feeding their little ones to teaching essential life skills, most animal parents go to bizarre lengths to raise their family. In the photos, you’ll notice that many of the moments that you may have also experienced once either as a parent or a child.

 

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33 Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your House Awesome

amazing interior design ideas for home

We all have our own dream homes. I may want to have 2 large , you may want only 2. Regardless of the different ideas of how one wants for their dream house, below is a list of examples of homes where people have realized some of their greatest design visions.

Let’s look at these incredibly unique home designs!

1. Aquarium Bed

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Japanese Artist Carves Pearls Into Miniature Skulls

Since 1974, a Tokyo-based jewelry designer, Shinji Nakaba, uses unconventional materials to create his works of art. An example of his exceptional work is the carved pearl skulls. “I just want to bring brand new life to something that has no value,” said Nakaba.

He uses not only precious metals and stones, but also everyday things, such as plastic bottles and even garbage! See pictures of his rare carved pearl skulls.

25 Scary Places That Will Give You The Creeps

abandoned places

Here is a compilation of some of the creepy abandoned places around the world. There are stories of people who previously lived, prayed, took the daily rides, each image get a special aura of nostalgia. Moreover, it’s also amazing to see  some things that used to belong to people are slowly reclaimed by nature again.

These pictures will give you cold shivers!

1. IM Cooling Tower, Belgium

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These are parts of a cooling tower in an old power station in Monceau, Belgium. The trumpet-like structure in the middle introduced hot water to the structure, where it then cooled while dripping down hundreds of small concrete troughs and slats.

40 Of The Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think

Most Powerful Social Ads

Advertising is a form of marketing communication used to introduce and promote one’s product or service. Here’s a list of excellent examples of effective advertising strategies.

There is no second chance at making a good first impression. If marketing ads are done correctly, it can be a wonderful investment for small businesses. If not, advertising would become a huge money drop. Here’s a list of social cause advertisements.

Torture Victims Are People Just Like You And Me

Advertising Agency: Advico Y&R, Zurich, Switzerland

Stop The Violence: Don’t Drink And Drive

Advertising Agency: Terremoto Propaganda, Curitiba, Brazil

Premature Ending: “If you smoke, statistically your story will end 15% before it should.”

“THE END. If you smoke, statistically your story will end 15% before it should. For help with quiting call QUITTLINE on 0200 00 22 00″ (Advertising Agency: Iris, London, UK)

World Wide Fund For Nature: Frightening vs. More Frightening

Advertising Agency: DDB&CO., Istanbul, Turkey

Your Skin Color Shouldn’t Dictate Your Future

Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris, France

Deforestation Continues With The Turn Of A Page

Advertising Agency: LINKSUS, Beijing, China

Unhate

Advertising Agency: Fabrica, Italy

Elm Grove Police Department: Slower Is Better

Advertising Agency: Cramer-Krasselt, Milwaukee, USA

Save Paper – Save The Planet

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Copenhagen, Denmark

Air Pollution Kills 60.000 People A Year

Advertising Agency: unknown

Liking Isn’t Helping. Be A Volunteer. Change A Life

Advertising Agency: Publicis, Singapore

Bird Conservation: If You Don’t Pick It Up They Will

Advertising Agency: TBWAHuntLascaris, Johannesburg, South Africa

What We See When You Smoke

Advertising Agency: JWT, Atlanta, USA

Animal Anti-Cruelty League: That’s Not A Football

Advertising Agency: Lowe Bull, Cape Town, South Africa

Bangalore Traffic Police: Don’t Talk While Driving

Advertising Agency: Mudra Group, India

Child Soldiers: It’s Not Happening Here, But It’s Happening Now

Creative/Art director Pius Walker, Amnesty International, Switzerland.

Censorship Tells The Wrong Story

Advertising Agency: Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, UAE

Distracted Driving: Think Of Both Sides

Advertising Agency: Red Pepper, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Every 60 Seconds a Species Dies Out. Each Minute Counts

Advertising Agency: Scholz & Friends, Berlin, Germany

Innocence In Danger: Where’s The Pedophile?

Art Director: Michael Arguello, Copywriter: Bassam Tariq, Additional credits: Jason Musante

Sexual Predators Can Hide In Your Child’s Smartphone

Advertising Agency: Herezie, Paris, France

Smoking Causes Premature Aging

Advertising Agency: Euro RSCG Australia

You’re Not A Sketch. Say No To Anorexia

Advertising Agency: Revolution Brasil

Neglected Children Are Made To Feel Invisible. Stop Child Abuse Now

“To dramatize the issue of neglect, we placed mannequins dressed as children behind billposters. When the inevitable happened, we revealed a second message.” (Australian Childhood Foundation, JWT Melbourne)

Global Action In The Interest of Animals: Plastic Bags Kill

Advertising Agency: BBDO Malaysia, MALAYSIA, Kuala Lumpur / Advertising Agency: Duval Guillaume, Belgium

What Goes Around Comes Around. Keep The Sea Clean

Advertising Agency: JWT, Dubai, UAE

Tailgating Isn’t Worth It. Give Trucks Room

Advertising Agency: Amélie Company, Denver, Colorado, USA

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society: When You See A Tuna, Think Panda

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Singapore

Sleepiness Is Stronger Than You. Don’t Drive Sleepy

Advertising Agency: BBDO Bangkok, Thailand

See how easy feeding the hungry can be?

Advertising Agency: TBWAHuntLascaris, Johannesburg, South Africa

Causing Cancer By Yourself

Advertising Agency: Dentsu, Beijing, China

Deforestation And The Air We Breathe: Before It’s Too Late

Advertising Agency: TBWAPARIS, France

For The Homeless, Every Day Is A Struggle

Advertising Agency: Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne, Australia

The Prevention Beer Mug: Please Don’t Lose Control Over Your Drinking

Advertising Agency: EURORSCG Prague, Czech Republic

One Child Is Holding Something That’s Been Banned In America To Protect Them. Guess Which One?

Advertising Agency: Grey, Toronto, Canada

Breast Cancer Awareness Bra

Advertising Agency: Bolero, Fortaleza, Brazil

What Goes Around Comes Around: Stop The Iraq War

Advertising Agency: Big Ant International, New York, USA

UN Women: Auto-Complete Shows Perceptions Of Women

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Dubai, UAE

Don’t Buy Exotic Animal Souvenirs

Advertising Agency: LOWE GGK, Warsaw, Poland

Animal Abuse And Shelters: Same Pet, Different Owner

Advertising Agency: TBWA-Santiago Mangada Puno, Philippines

Buckle up. Stay alive

Advertising Agency: Lg2, Quebec, Canada

New Fashion For Men: Crochet Shorts Made From Recycled Vintage Blankets

Crochet Shorts

The process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn or thread using a crochet hook is called crochet. Schuyler Ellers, who runs the Lord von Schmitt Etsy shop, has designed blazingly colorful patterned shorts out of recycled materials. He adopted every style he could learn. Most of his pieces of art are made of recycled crochet afghans.

Check Ellers’ Etsy shop to see his collection!

When I first learned to knit in Barcelona, Spain, I wanted to create something different from what I saw as ‘typical’ knit or crochet.” Schuyler Ellers said.

After knitting for hours every day for several years, I eventually flashed on the idea of using afghans as a pre-made crochet textile. Recycling vintage crochets allowed me to create crochet garments with a speed which I had never imagined. It was like I jumped a level in a video game.

There are capris and pants, too:

I get orders for all kinds of sizes, from seemingly remote parts of the country and planet!! All I can say is crochet is universal, and anyone can rock a pair of these at any time. I wear them to sleep, and I also wear them to parties.

Nearly all afghans can be recycled but of course, some do work better than others. Densely crocheted afghans in bright color schemes, southwest designs, stripes and zig zags make the best shorts!

I have never crocheted shorts myself, nor have I ever made an afghan. I prefer to recycle an existing crochet than to start from scratch. That way the garments are affordable and eco-friendly.

These shorts are available on Etsy.

Top 15 Worst Logo FAILS Ever

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Most logos communicate ideas and it is believed to be one of the most important marketing tools – a good logo design. Through an effective use of a simple icon, this logo can leave a deep impression for the public.

There are four characteristics in a great logo design. The first and most important is to make it pop. Composition and color are essential to create posts and it should stand out as users scroll through their feeds. To make sure that you’ve not missed on anything when creating your logo and that if you can indeed manage to get the viewer’s attention, be sure the subject matter is in line with what your followers expect from your brand.

Here are some of the worst logo fails that possibly didn’t look so bad at first glance.

Logo of Catholic Church’s Archdiocesan Youth Commission

This is an actual logo designed in 1973 for the Catholic Church’s Archdiocesan Youth Commission. It even won an award from the Art Directors Club of Los Angeles.

A-Style Logo

A-Style logo was born well before the line of clothing – designed in 1989 and marketed in Italy since 1999. It was in fact an invention of his creator who began to attack Italian cities with stickers on a yellow background with A-Style logo (an example of guerilla marketing ), followed by other cities including Miami , Moscow and London. The newspapers and television began to be interested in the strange appearances of the logo, and soon the company started marketing their products under the brand A-Style.

Office of Government Commerce

The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) is an independent Office of the Treasury. Sometimes you need to shift your view to realize the error. www.ogc.gov.uk

Mont-Sat

Now you know why Mr. Satellite looks so happy. www.mont-sat.pl

Arlington Pediatric Center

Just checked their website, and apparently they have changed their logo to something more pleasing. It’s no longer a pedophilic center. Now it has something to do with crabs (look attentively at letter C). FAIL again or is it their marketing strategy?www.arlpedcen.org

Pepsi

While all this might look like a joke, it gets even funnier when you look at the Pepsi Max logo. It has nearly twice the caffeine of Pepsi’s other cola beverages. We’re not sure what drinking Pepsi Max is supposed to do for you, but based on what it did to this guys tummy here, we’d suggest staying away from it.

You’ll never look at the Pepsi logo the same again.

Clinica Dental

Computer Doctors

Locum

A logo for Locum, a Swedish property management company.

CatWear

Institute Of Oriental Studies

Kudawara Pharmacy

Kidsexchange

Junior Jazz Dance Classes

Olympic Logo of London 2012

Designed by Wolff Olins at an expenditure of £400,000 (almost $800,000) the logohas been met with expected ambivalence, and, in some unavoidable cases, hatred – actually, so far, in 11,550 cases.[1]

Wengenn In Wonderland: Creative Mom Naptime Dream Adventures

Wengenn In Wonderland Queenie Liao

A freelance artist and a mother of 3 boys in California, Queenie Liao, attempted to answer “do babies dream, or they simply rest peacefully?“. She shared the cheeky dramas her child Wengenn dreams of during his sleep. With the use of plain cloths, stuffed animals, and other household materials, for the background setting, Queenie with her talent in photography, combined with artistry and imagination, has created dazzling photos.

Her wonderful works and her album Wengenn in Wonderland met huge success and popularity. The album is a compilation of 100+ unique photos depicting the continuous exploration of her son Wengenn in the enchanted land of charm and wonder.

“Photography has always been my hobby. At first my interest was on natural scenery, but after the birth of my first child in 2002, my attention shifted to my precious little baby.”

“I began to take pictures of my baby boy, frequently drawing inspiration from the beautiful works of Anne Geddes.

“In 2010, after seeing the work of Ms. Adele Enersen with her sleeping daughter, I began to experiment with similar ideas with my then-three-month-old son Wengenn.”

“I grew up indulging myself in fairy tales. Those fairy tales from my childhood gave me a multitude of ideas to try out.”

“Everyday just before Wengenn’s nap, I would imagine him being the main character in one of my favorite episodes, and “paint” a background setting with plain clothes, stuffed animals, and other common household materials, just like how an artist would with her paint brushes.”

“After Wengenn fell asleep, I would place him at the center of the theme I’d created and start taking pictures.”

“My vision was to create a series of photos portraying him exploring his imaginary, enchanting fairytale-like world.“

“Today, with well over one hundred photographs, each portraying a cute little story of Wengenn in his journey of adventure, I have combined them into an album called “Wengenn in Wonderland.”

“A Chinese version of my book “Sleepy Baby – 可愛寶貝的扮裝寫真,” was published in Taiwan in July, 2012. The book provides step-by-step details of how some of those pictures were taken, as well as how other art crafts can be made out of baby pictures.”

“I am very grateful to have the opportunity to share with the readers not only the pictures I have taken, but more importantly, the inexpressible love, joy and pride as a mother while creating this special album for my son Wengenn.”

LEGO Creates Anti-LEGO Slippers To End 66 Years Of Horrible Pain

LEGO is in every child’s life. Family with children would have to walk on a field of LEGOs at home. Good news! You can now protect your feet from these minefields. After only 66 years, French advertising agency Brand Station, together with LEGO, has invented an anti-LEGO slippers.

These slippers feature tons of padding and will only be limited — only 1,500 and people who fill out LEGO’s French website’s LEGO’s Christmas wish-list will randomly be given these awesome slippers!

LEGOs are great, but they have one fatal flaw…

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Stepping on them is one of the worst tortures known to mankind

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Fortunately, LEGO has invented a pair of anti-LEGO slippers!

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