World Interior of the Year shortlist unveiled


The shortlist for World Interior of the Year 2015 has been revealed, showcasing all sorts of innovative, inspiring, and unique interior designs.

The awards, organised by INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, celebrate fantastic design in nine categories, including Creative Re-use, Display, and Hotels.

Fifty projects have been shortlisted; our favourites include the colourful Medibank Workplace (pictured) and the striking New Rock World Ktv in China.

Take a look at the complete list of shortlisted project here and tell us for which ones you would vote.

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Time-lapse of a 4,500 km trek


An adventurer has recorded his extraordinary year-long trek in a time-lapse video. 

Christoph Rehage decided to really mark his 26th birthday by embarking on a walk from Beijing to the other side of China (his initial goal was to walk all the way home back to Germany).

Filming himself along the way, he produced a time-lapse of his 4,500km journey, called ‘The Longest Way’.

The video takes us through his astonishing physical transformation, as well as the amazing landscapes and people he encountered.

Watch this breathtaking video below and tell us if it makes you feel intrepid.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/4636202

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5 cities for a weekend getaway


If you are on the hunt for a creative weekend away, this post is for you.

Creative Bloq has put together a list of five different European cities that are easily accessible and worth a bit of expense.

Whether you are looking to improve your design skills, marvel at some historical architecture, or simply want to explore a different culture, there’s an exciting city for you on this list, which includes Helsinki and Marseille.

Take a look at the list here and tell us which city you would be ready to visit.

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Windows of the World


A Portuguese photographer has decided to focus his latest work on the surprising variety of windows around the globe.

André Vicente Goncalves compiled thousands of pictures of windows in different regions of the world and created a series called Windows of the World.

By grouping individual photos into larger frames, he emphasises the diversity of shapes, colours, and structures that windows come in.

Goncalves says: “I always had a curiosity about windows; like the structure of houses, they change from region to region, and it’s a big evolution from the earliest windows that were only a hole in the wall.”

Discover Windows of the World here and tell us what you think of the project.

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‘Summer of Love and Hate’ jars by Marmite


Unilever has revealed new limited edition jars for its infamous Marmite product, just for this summer.

Playing on the polarised reactions that the spread produces (you either love it or hate it), Marmite has introduced two brand new designs for its iconic jars: ‘Summer of Love’ and ‘Summer of Hate’.

The designs, available from July to September, were inspired by Woodstock and the Summer of Love, reflected in the colourful Sixties-style labels and the retro typography.

This vintage throwback is being used to promote Marmite’s ‘lighter summery blend’, which it describes as a ‘slight twist on the traditional recipe’.

Take a closer look at the jar designs here and tell us which one you’ll be buying – although be warned, less than a hundred ‘Summer of Hate’ jars will be made available (one for each day of British Summer).

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Wrinkles of the City


A French artist has installed giant street portraits in the city of Istanbul, showcasing the characterful features of older Istanbulites.

JR has just finished his latest impressive project, as part of his ‘Wrinkles of the City’ series, on fifteen buildings throughout the Turkish metropolis.

The artist, who is known for his amazing street portraits across the world, explains “the ‘Wrinkles of the City’ project paints a picture of the Twentieth Century by exploring the lives of those who witnessed their cities becoming scarred by the course of history, economic growth and sociocultural changes”.

Discover the different ‘Wrinkles of the City’ installations on this handy map and take a look at JR’s Instagram here.

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21 travel tips for this summer


Whether you’re looking forward to sun, sea, and sand, or are beginning to stress about all the planning that goes into summer holidays, this infographic is for you.

Cleaning service Hassle has put together 21 travel hacks, helping you to be nicely prepared by the time you jet off to sunnier climes.

Tips on destinations, clever packing shortcuts, and insider knowledge on booking and airport procedures all offer invaluable advice to travellers.

Some of our favourites include storing jewellery in a pill container and taking a car park selfie to help you recover your car post-holiday with the minimum of fuss. 

Have a look at the whole infographic here and tell us which tips you’ll be using.

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