Friday, November 17, 2017

Travelling? Look at this map before you finalize your plans.

Click here to see the interactive map

International SOS and Control Risks have released a map that shows just how tourist-friendly all countries are.
Collecting data from the World Health Organization and other institutions, the interactive Travel Risk Map reveals just how risky countries are regarding road safety, security and medical matters.


Flowery Jelly Cakes

Chefs in Vietnam and Mexico inject designs flavoured with everything from matcha to dragonfruit into a clear, seaweed-derived jelly and the resulting desserts look like flowers or goldfish suspended in glass.

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Amanda Palmer Releases Anti-Trump Video for Cover of Pink Floyd's 'Mother'

Amanda Palmer's new song is a daring piece of art which is dedicated to the current administration.
"The lyrics to 'Mother' haunted me during the inauguration. There's a surge in female power right now: Trump and co. can prattle on about how they're going to build a big, beautiful wall, but the mothers of this nation have a different agenda. We don't want our children to grow up in a world of fear, separation, and scarcity."

Amanda Palmer & Jherek Bischoff - Mother from Amanda Palmer on Vimeo.

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The Potemkin Village

The concept of the “Potemkin Village” can be traced back to Prince Grigory Aleksandrovich Potemkin, a Russian field marshal and favorite of Catherine the Great. When the Empress toured Crimea in 1787, he ordered facades to be erected along her route so she wouldn't have to look at the grim reality. Photographer Gregor Sailer’s latest project shows field exercise centers in the USA and Europe, European city replicas in China, and urban vehicle testing tracks in Sweden. Russia, still fakes whole streets in disguise when high-ranking political celebrities are visiting from abroad.

Images © Gregor Sailer

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Stash Your Dosh In This 'Lei-Lui' Armoured Cabinet

Florence-based furniture company Agresti makes elegant armoured armoires that are exquisitely finished but supremely secure, with biometric tech for opening and secret compartments galore for stashing everything from jewellery to documents.