Could you sleep in this half-graffitied hotel room?


The Vieux Panier boutique hotel in Marseille commissions artists and designers to decorate each of their five bedrooms once a year. The juxaposition of the historic 17th century former grocer’s with bold contemporary interior design is a striking one and definitely not for the faint-hearted.

I for one could come up with activities way better than sleep in this schyzodelic decor.

See and read more in the original article from Stylist Magazine

The Dark Side of Fashion (photo)


Kensington (dark) Market

I wonder if reading Twilight is a prerequisite to entering this shop.

Kensington Market, Toronto, February 25, 2012

Sunset on Mars

photography, space

Sunset on Mars

WOW… just wow. This stunning picture is composed of many images downloaded from the Opportunity rover that’s been roaming the surface of Mars for several years now. Absolutely beautiful!

The individual frames for this image were taken and downlinked a few weeks ago, but it took Don Davis many hours of meticulous labor to assemble it into this beautiful postcard from Mars. Take a moment to be the rover, standing there, covered with fine red dust, on a cold day in Martian winter, the yellow Sun taking its light with it as it sinks behind you.

via The Planetary Society

Scientists confirm Alan Turing’s 60-year-old theory for why tigers have stripes


Alan Turing was a brilliant mathematician, cryptographer, and logician, plus the father of computer science and artificial intelligence. He also worked in biology, and now, 58 years after his tragic death, science has confirmed one of his old biological hypotheses.

via io9 – Scientists confirm Alan Turing’s 60-year-old theory for why tigers have stripes.