From a Canadian bookshop opened by Alice Munro in the 1960s to one in the island of Santorini started by drunk Oxford students, some of the world's most exotic booksellers feature in The Bookshop Book, published as part of a UK-wide Books are My Bag campaign to support the bookselling industry in the run-up to Christmas. Its author Jen Campbell introduces some of the finest.
Monday, Jun 6th 2016 (5:51am) | Thanks: Beth
Bad translations have their unique charm and if they're done completely wrong, you must be living in Asia, because this is where all the textile 'masterpieces' have gathered. You could be walking on a street in Beijing, Tokyo or Seoul, and find yourself laughing hilariously at all the funny T-shirts you'll see.
Scroll down for an amusing set of pics.
Thursday, Jun 2nd 2016 (3:17am)
Over eight years, photojournalist Adam Hinton spent time in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Jakarta, Manila, Cape Town and Caracas, meeting residents who deal every day with poverty and prejudice.
View his videos here.
Wednesday, May 18th 2016 (3:18am)
British photographer Levon Bliss, who's well known for his commercial and sports photography, has created "Microsculpture", a unique project in which he shoots aesthetically interesting insects from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History archive with a modified microscope in order to capture every aspect of the insect's body. This process results in thousands of pictures, which he then combines in Photoshop to create a single giant image that reveals in detail, the surprisingly complex beauty of the creatures. "Microsculpture" will be on view at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History from May 27 - October 30, 2016.
Saturday, May 7th 2016 (4:27am)
These photos were taken by Augustus Sherman, an amateur photographer who worked as the chief registry clerk on Ellis Island from 1892 until 1925. Sherman snapped these photographs of people passing through customs in their native dress. They were published in National Geographic in 1907 and once hung on the walls in the headquarters of the federal Immigration Service in Manhattan, according to the Public Domain Review. They are now housed by the New York Public Library.
Rich McCor, aged 28, has managed to turn some of London's most recognisable landmarks into whimsical illusions.
Using just paper and a pair of scissors, McCor's cut outs transform places like the London Eye and Tower Bridge.
The project all began earlier this year when he turned the clock face of Big Ben into a watch with a paper strap.
Thursday, Mar 31st 2016 (12:30am) | Thanks: Beautiful Engineering
From Frida Kahlo's courtyard to a tropical sculpture park in Brazil, art and the outdoors meet to spectacular effect across the world. With Monet's paintings of Giverny in our galleries, here are 11 more must-see gardens for art-lovers.
Saturday, Mar 26th 2016 (12:00am)
Media outlets continue to use stereotypical "stoner" images for otherwise serious news stories about marijuana. The Drug Policy Alliance is offering an alternative: stock photos of real, everyday people who use marijuana.
Thursday, Dec 31st 2015 (12:02am)
National Geographic has announced the winners of their annual Photo Contest. Photographers from all over the world submitted photos and judges determined which pictures of each category - People, Places and Nature - evoked the deepest sense of emotion and meaning. The grand prize was awarded to Australian photographer James Smart whose stunning photo entitled 'Dirt' stood out above all. The photo also won first place in the Nature category.
Thursday, Dec 31st 2015 (12:02am)
Beutler Ink recently joined forces with Los Angeles-based cartoonist and illustrator Luke McGarry to create a large print, Here's to 2015 an illustrated mashup of memorable pop culture references from this past year.
Wednesday, Dec 16th 2015 (12:00am)
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A photo study of one of the low points of freedom in America displays some of the more human angles of life in prison.
Every country has its dark moments. Fortunately, the US has few and many more highlights.
Wednesday, Sep 16th 2015 (5:00am)
Best impromptu gift for a birthday party you just found out you're going to in 10 minutes?
Hawaiian Starlight (2009)
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