The chance to own a house of one’s own is an unreachable dream for many people, especially in cities, but not just in large urban areas. To say good-bye to standardised accommodation may be a necessary first step along with a willingness to reduce living space quite dramatically. From camper vans and mobile homes through small log cabins, cottages and garden houses, even exploring the traditional accommodation of nomads – these and more are inspirational options for owning a home.
It all started in a very ordinary way – lightning struck siliceous sand, and the result was a fulgurite – a predecessor of today´s glass. That extremely simplified version of glass manufacturing does, however, include the essentials. The process of melting and the subsequent cooling of the enamel does correspond with the original substance. The production of glass is an appealing craft with a process that is worth seeing – check out our photoproject.
Are you one of those people who cannot pass by a candy shop without stopping? And what´s more, in the end you go home with a vast variety of colourful sweets? Then you are in the right place. While the exhibition of sweets is simply irresistible, the manufacturing of sweets is a fascinating and satisfying process. Watch these videos to see how different sweets are / or were made.
From the pope leading the Good Friday service in the Vatican, to children hunting for eggs in the U.S. Easter is celebrated in many different ways around the world. Most of the celebrations relate to symbolism of fertility while in some countries the celebrations are about welcoming the spring season. In Central and Eastern Europe men playfully whip the bottom of women with a willow whip, in Finland children dress up as cute little witches and go asking for chocolate eggs in the streets while in Norway they read thrillers during Easter. Whatever the way, a celebration is a celebration and welcome at any time.
A whole range of birds, squirrels, here and there a cat - a likely list of the animals to be seen in trees. But nothing could be further from the truth. In today´s photogallery there are some pretty unexpected tree climbers from the animal world that you may come across. Some of them are especially cute while hanging in a tree, but there is a point to it, too – hurrying up a tree while in danger isn´t always that effective.
Co-incidence perhaps but the first roundabout was created by the British soon after the industrial revolution began. So they go back into history. The Germans would argue they were the first to create them. Whatever the fact behind it, roundabouts or traffic circles as the British call them are usually not only of a great convenience for a smooth flow of traffic but some of them have become the best of landmarks given their beauty and opulence.
A hand with a smartphone raised above the head, or extended with a selfie stick, and puckered lips - the quintessential picture of today's life. Every moment of every life has to be perfectly arranged, recorded and posted. In the process, the smartphones are already smarter than we are. Not so sure? Check out our gallery to see some of the dicey places where selfies have been taken.
Ubiquitous sun, hot weather, endless beaches, layers upon layers of blue and dazzling sand. For this picture, a majority would travel pretty long distances. Where are the most virginal beaches mirroring the Biblical paradise? Check out our list.
They say the best therapist has a fur and four paws. As it seems there is something to it. People who have a pet at home usually know what is it to come home and be welcomed with great joy by their four-leged buddy. No wonder, places where animals were typically forbidden, now welcome them. Pets now "work" at cafes, at airports, even in offices - and all that to share and spread the calm that they carry within.
Social networks are filling up with events and announcements, promising another series of mixes with new tracks. Another spring and summer party season is just around the corner, so it is not a bad idea to do a little research into what the DJs and producers are cooking up in their studios. Below are some of my personal favorite radio shows and podcasts that will satisfy anyone’s taste when it comes to electronic music. For those of you who want to enjoy some awesome but not so popular (undetected) tracks, these podcasts will steal your ears.