Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wrong place,wrong time

The most iconic images of the 70's

1. Napalm Girl, 1972

Taken by Huynh Cong Ut, this photograph of the devastating impact of a napalm attack is the most iconic image of the Vietnam War. The girl in the center of the photograph is 9-year old Kim Phúc, who is running away from the attack with severe burns.

2. Kent State protest, 1970

The Kent State protest rocked Ohio after President Nixon announced he was sending troops into Cambodia. What was meant to be a peaceful protest gained the attention of the Ohio National Guard, which fired at the crowd and killed four. This image of a young woman crying over the dead body of a student was taken by John Filo and won him a Pulitzer Prize.

3. Fire on Marlborough Street, 1975

Boston Herald photographer Stanley J. Forman snapped this picture in 1975 after a fire broke on out Marlborough Street. The tragic tale goes that the two individuals depicted, Diana Bryant and Tiare Jones, jumped from their building just seconds before a fireman tried to grab them to save their life. Diana Bryant was pronounced dead at the scene, while the little girl survived. The powerful photograph won a Pulitzer Prize and also paved the way for Boston and other states to mandate tougher fire safety codes.

4. Nixon’s resignation, 1974

After the Watergate scandal ruined his Presidency, this iconic image – Richard Nixon waving goodbye as he boards a helicopter at the White House on the day his resignation – was taken.

5. Patty Hearst and the SLA bank robbery, 1974

In 1974, Patty Hearst, an American newspaper heiress and socialite, was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). Patty eventually began to relate to her captors and started to take part in their criminal endeavors under the name Tania. This photography shows her holding an M1 Carbine while robbing a Hibernia bank in San Francisco for which she was arrested in 1975. She was convicted in 1976, but President Carter commuted her term and she was eventually released in 1979. She was later granted a full pardon when President Clinton left office on the grounds that she had been brainwashed to perform these tasks.

6. Munich Massacre, 1972

The Munich massacre occurred in 1972 during the Summer Olympics when members of the 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage and eventually killed by the Palestinian group, Black September. This eerie image captures one of the kidnappers standing in their hotel balcony during the siege.

7. Jonestown Massacre, 1978

On November 18, 1978, People’s Temple cult leader Jim Jones told his followers to commit “revolutionary suicide” by drinking cyanide fruit punch. 909 members, over 200 of which were children, were found dead at the Jonestown compound in Guyana. Jim Jones was found with a bullet wound to the head.

8. Margaret Thatcher becomes first female British Prime Minister, 1979

In 1979, Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first female prime minister following the country’s national election. This photograph captures her during the announcement of victory. Known as the Iron Lady for her fastidious conservative political views and reforms, she remained Prime Minister for over 11 years.

P.S. In our blog you can also find the most iconic images of the 60's.

My thoughts exactly!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A legendary touchdown

Don't mess with Finland

I don't want to get wet bro

Nairobi National Park @ Kenya

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

You all have a friend who does this!

Hey I just met you...

The best photos of Mars since Curiosity's landing

A close-up of one of the rover’s wheels. Curiosity is currently at Gale Crater, a place NASA scientists believe could harbor signs of microbial life, from the past or present.

What are those blue rocks doing on the Red Planet? The rocks would not look blue on Mars, but if they were brought back to Earth, they would. The photo is “white balanced,” or adjusted to replicate how a similar situation would look on Earth (less red dust, mainly). Geologists find these useful because they use color (as seen on Earth) to assess different properties of rocks.

This screenshot comes from an interactive panorama put together by photographer Andrew Bodrov at the panorama photography website using images from NASA. Bodrov retouched the images and added the sun in the sky, using an image captured by NASA Mars rover Spirit in 2005 as a guide.

Curiosity captured this image of the wall of Gale Crater, north of where the rover first landed. This is the first close look at a fluvial system, relating to a river or stream, from the surface of Mars. Close by is a network of valleys dating from a period in Martian history, millions or even billions of years ago, when water flowed abundantly on its surface.

Monday, August 27, 2012

A perfect fit for small flats!

Welcome back Darko

You know you do it!

One leaf, two lives

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

I want to play a game...

Believe in yourself

Let the sunshine in!

The stunning fields of Tibet

Happy Birthday Kobe!

Who says he never passes the ball?

USA is jealous

Thursday, August 23, 2012

When is the meal over?

Growing up friends

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

This video is hilarious!

You gotta love the mother!

You know you do it!

Fucking spiders man

A cheesy death

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The World's smallest living structures

1. Little House

Boasting a mere 312 square feet, this famous miniature miracle is located in Toronto, Canada. Wanting to utilize space in between two bigger houses, contractor Arthur Weeden built the commonly coined “Little House” in 1912 and thus lived in it for the next 20 years. The house is seven feet wide and 47 feet deep, and despite its size it doesn’t skimp on the essentials; Little House offers a living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, washer, dryer, fridge and patio.

2. Single Hauz

Inspired from roadside billboards, these innovative designs offer an interesting and eco-friendly way to live. Conceived by Font Architects, a Polish design company, the split level living space is 290 square feet with a bathroom, kitchen, living room and deck on the first floor and a sleeping space on the uppermost level. The buildings can even be raised over a body of water or other landscapes including cliff faces.

3. Tumbleweed Tiny houses

Invented by Jay Shafer, the popularity of the Tumbleweed Tiny houses has exponentially grown in recent times. Shafer originally built the tiny 96 square foot living space for himself in 1997 as a way to reduce his impact on the environment. Nowadays, he and his Tumbleweed team create a variety of tiny houses in varying sizes, but the concept remains the same. According to the website, the houses are built with attention to “light, warmth, energy, efficiency and proportion” and this is done by minimizing “transitional areas like hallways and stairwells”. The homes also save space through clever storage spaces and even come in a ready-to-build kit so that you can make your own!

4. Free Spirit Spheres

Offering affordable, fun and compact housing solutions, the mobile Free Spirit Spheres can be hung from trees to buildings and rock faces. Inspired from sailboat construction, each sphere is equipped with webbings and ropes that anchor it to the sphere’s chosen location. Demonstrating their vessel-visages that much further, the spheres are also wooden, waterproof and impact-resistant via a clear fiberglass exterior. Likewise, entrance is difficult: to access these elevated houses you must climb a spiral stairway and cross a short suspension bridge.

This is fucking amazing

Fucking problems everywhere man...