World’s First Vertical Forest – Bosco Verticale

The world’s first vertical forest, Bosco Verticale, is designed by the Milan based architect Stefano Boeri. The towers, a residential duo, can be seen in the metropolis center of Milan, Italy.
The architect explains his design on his website here:
Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) is a project for metropolitan reforestation that contributes to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory. Bosco Verticale is a model of vertical densification of nature within the city….

The first example of a Bosco Verticale composed of two residential towers of 110 and 76 meters height, will be realized in the centre of Milan, on the edge of the Isola neighbourhood, and will host 900 trees (each measuring 3, 6 or 9 m tall) apart from a wide range of shrubs and floral plants.

On flat land, each Bosco Verticale equals, in amount of trees, an area equal to 10,000 sqm of forest. In terms of urban densification the equivalent of an area of single family dwellings of nearly 50,000 sqm.

Funny Street Art From OaKoAk

Playful and cute, the art of French street artist, OaKoAk can be found randomly in the streets. With a highly aware set of eyes he takes otherwise boring objects like hand rails, street signs and potholes and creates a narrative around them to make funny and interesting works of art. They are simple statements done very well.

Beautiful Surfing at Byron Bay

The smooth surfer Jorgelina "Lina" Reyero hails from a small town on the Atlantic Coast of Argentina. She's spent the last 6 years wandering the world with her surfboard in tow and has wound up near the beautiful Wategos Beach. Last month, she mounted a little camera to the nose of her log and captured the beauty of an empty surf. Locally based production company 'Rest Your Eyes' then glued up the tapes for your viewing pleasure.

Exploding Iceberg in Antarctica

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23 Weird Toothpaste Flavors

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Bench Press Wheelie

If you ever wanted a new hobby, perhaps you want to take inspiration from this guy. He is about to do a wheelie on his Honda CBR 954RR motorcycle and bench press 90 pounds on a street with cars. Not your cup of tea? Well, just have a watch instead.

Creepy Masked Movie Killers

What makes a great slasher film? Usually a lone, iconic villain who systematically stalks and kills his victims with something sharp, and then gets his ass kicked by a girl at the end.

Laid to Rest

Two Golden Retrievers Playing Piano

Taking cues from their French owner’s ocarina whistles, a pair of Golden Retrievers “play” the Flea Waltz on a custom-made “puppy piano.”