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thecollectibles:Art by Eugene Korolev

Sunken seating in the garden

This sunken seating area is one of the many serendipitous encounters to find inside the Bridged Gardens, designed by the landscape architects Turenscape , in Tianjin, China. . Design: Turenscape .

How NOT To Look Ugly on a Webcam

How NOT To Look Ugly on a Webcam

Zapfina Concept Bike by Jialing Hu

Zapfina Concept Bike was inspired by the condition of the shifted bones and skeleton of animals and also by the connection between bones and skeleton. Bones and skeleton are the basic structures of the skull of any creature. No matter inside or outside, both bones and skeleton play important roles in any movement, thus, in the course of evolution, the shape and the structure have approached almost perfect states. This concept bike is one of simple products that can explain the cohesion between structure and muscle to establish a new style of bike. It features different styles in every aspect with unique details to emphasize its functions. My notion of the basic frame has become “Z” type from the general shape. The structure of this “Z” shape is the nearest shape to the spring. By the pierce on the shell of the bike, the two transitions of the “Z” shape could be flexible then absorb the vibration from the road. More precisely, the “Z” shape can be used as suspension. Without the f

Cellular Jail Former British Penal Colony for Indian Political Prisoners

The Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani or Black Water, was an infamous colonial prison situated in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean, where Indian political prisoners were kept in exile. The jail stands a symbol of colonial oppression, cruelty and untold suffering. Hundreds of political prisoners were transported to the Andamans where they remained cut off from home in mainland India by over a thousand miles of sea. The sadistic jail superintendent David Barry would tell the freedom fighters, "The wall around the jail has been deliberately built low since, even if you escape, there is nowhere you can go to."

Get Your Head Around Migraines

Get Your Head Around Migraines

Walls of rocks in this Brazilian shoe store

At the Belo Horizonte retail location for Brazilian shoe brand Luiza Barcelos, designer Pedro Lazaro has used rocks contained within metal cages to define areas within the store. From the designer For this women’s shoe store, I thought an atmosphere where women feel at home at the same time with a sensual appeal that involves women’s shoes; elements such as curtains, mirrors, chairs and ottomans hand embroidery, fit into a dense architecture where plans of stone and steel screens associated with concrete generate the contrast necessary to translate the desires that women have for shoes. The same way you feel at home also be sexy, to segment the display of products, these are revealed in surprising ways where theatrical lighting plays a key role in short, the space dialoguing with the desires of the female nature. This is the first one and I’m working in 5 others stores, whithin the same concept in Rio, São Paulo and Belo Horizonte. De