London in 1927 & 2013 – Shot by Shot Video Comparison

Claude Friese-Greene, a photograpger from the 1920’s traveled across the UK with a new color film camera to create a film series called The Open Road. His trip culminated in London (images on the left) showing the daily hustle and bustle.

These images were restored in 2005 and circulated online.

2013 – Simon Smith decided to go film the same shots and place the images side by side. The result is the video below…

Found on: Colossal

The 10 Most Popular Street Art Pieces Of November 2013

1. Suso33 – Madrid, Spain

We welcome back the monthly Top 10 street art pieces (based on unique pageviews) with a superb unique piece from Suso33, featuring at number one for November. In contrast to last months Top 10 Chart which should have featured Banksy only, we see six fantastic artists feature for the first time this month – C215, RONE, Pixel Pancho vs Vhils, JR, Violant and Alice.

Another notable theme this month is the clever use of the building’s attributes – with C215, RONE and JR all producing works which make the most of their walls’ opportunities and interact subtly yet intelligently with their surroundings.

Enjoy murals 2-10 after the jump and let us know in the comments who else you think deserved to be in the top 10 this month. We’ll see you for a special edition at the end of December for a round up of the year’s most popular Street Art pieces.

2. Borondo – London, UK
3. Invader – New York City
4. C215 – Senegal
5. Pixel Pancho x Vhils – Lisbon, Portugal
6. RONE – Berlin, Germany
7. JR – Paris, France
8. Violant – Entroncamento, Portugal
9. Alice – Vietnam
10. Shepard Fairey – Malaga, Spain


Found on: Street Art News

Cities from Above

Lions Head, Cape Town By Lars Schöning

Chicago from 3000ft By Brandon Sharpe

Good Morning Paris by Vadim Mahorov

Mexico City by Pablo Lopez Luz

Dubai by Frank Kehren

Vancouver by Evan Leeson

Shanghai by Sandro Bisaro

Rio de Janeiro by Marcelo Castro

Seattle by Thatcher Kelley

London by  Dominic Kamp

Istanbul by Hakki Aydin Ucar

La Paz, Bolivia by Pedro Szekely

Found on: So Bad So Good

Morph airline seat concept adjusts to passenger size

Morph is the work of a design firm in London, and the idea behind it is that passengers can pay for a bit more room (or pay less for less room, on the flipside) while staying in economy class. Someone who needs or wants extra space and pay more, and those of small stature (a child, for example) can save some pennies by going for a smaller-than-typical seat. You can see the concept in action in the video below.

Found on: SlashGear

Real Life Instagram by Bruno Ribeiro


Instagram is the leader of the pack when it comes to photos, filters, and sharing and London-based Bruno Ribeiro decided to take the idea into the real world with his series of photos called Real Life Instagram. Because we all know how difficult it is to disconnect the digital world from the every day, mundane analog one.

Real Life Instagram by Bruno Ribeiro in art  Category

Real Life Instagram by Bruno Ribeiro in art  Category

Real Life Instagram by Bruno Ribeiro in art  Category

Real Life Instagram by Bruno Ribeiro in art  Category

Real Life Instagram by Bruno Ribeiro in art  Category

Real Life Instagram by Bruno Ribeiro in art  Category

Real Life Instagram by Bruno Ribeiro in art  Category

Real Life Instagram by Bruno Ribeiro in art  Category

Real Life Instagram by Bruno Ribeiro in art  Category

Real Life Instagram by Bruno Ribeiro in art  Category

Found on: Design Milk


“New” Vincent van Gogh Painting Found in an Attic!

For roughly a century, the painting “Sunset at Montmajour” was considered a fake. It was stored in an attic and then held in a private collection, unknown to the public and dismissed by art historians. But on Monday, the Van Gogh Museumdeclared the work a genuine product of the master, calling it a major discovery….

…“One or two early van Goghs do sometimes come out of the woodwork now and again, but from the mature period, it’s very rare,” said James Roundell, an art dealer and the director of modern pictures for the Dickinson galleries in London and New York, which deals in Impressionist and modern art.

Mr. Roundell said it would be hard to predict precisely how much “Sunset at Montmajour” would fetch on the market, but expected it would be “in the tens of millions and quite a few of them.”

He added, “It’s not the iconic status of something like the ‘Sunflowers,’ or the ‘Portrait of Dr. Gachet,’ ” which sold at auction for $82.5 million in 1990.

Read full article….

via: The New York Times

London and New York: A Double Exposure Project

Daniella Zalcman is a photojournalist who has worked for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and National Geographic, among other outlets. When she moved from New York to London, she decided to create a series of double exposures to marry the spirit of both cities based on a combination of negative space, color, and contrast.

Daniella’s double exposures create beautiful imaginary landscapes, and are captured entirely with her iPhone 4s. Although she ordinarily uses professional-grade DSLRs, she enjoyed using the iPhone for the freedom it afforded her, feeling more at liberty to experiment with techniques which would be out of place in traditional photojournalism.

In line with other hip “smartphone photography,” like Chase Jarvis’ The Best Camera Is the One That’s With You, Daniella’s photos speak to something beautiful about travel, through a lens which is portable.

via: Dwell