Winning Photos Of The 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year Contest

Selected from over 11,000 entries, a wildlife photo of an orangutan crossing a river in Indonesia’s Tanjung Puting National Park has been selected as the grand-prize winner of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The photo, titled “Face to face in a river in Borneo,” was captured by Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan of Singapore. He has won $10,000 and will have his winning image published in an upcoming issue of National Geographic magazine and featured on the @NatGeo Instagram account. Continue Sailing

World War II Escape Scarves

During the second world war, the British army created a secret organisation called MI-9, in charge of providing the pilots with escape means. Christopher Clayton Hutton, a RAF skilled pilot, developped a set of objects for that purpose. The escape scarf being the most iconic object of the set. Continue Sailing

Stunning Photos Of A Beautiful Woman You Wouldn’t Believe That Were Taken Over 40 Years Ago

Jonathan Charles is an art photographer in South West England and the Charente region of France. These stunning photos of beautiful woman called Marie he mentioned above that were taken in the early 1970s. Continue Sailing

Cristian Marianciuc Creates a New Decorated Origami Paper Crane Daily for 1,000 Days

When we last mentioned origami enthusiast Cristian Marianciuc he had just completed the creative challenge of designing a new decorative origami crane daily for 365 days. But then… he didn’t stop. For nearly three years, Marianciuc continued to produce a vast flock of 1,000 paper birds decorated with all manner of leaves, beads, thread, flowers, feathers, and other materials too numerous to list. You can explore all of them on Instagram and a few of his paper works are available on Etsy. Continue Sailing

These 80-Year-Old Wooden Escalators Become A Beautiful Sculpture

Turning old wooden escalators, 80 years old, into a beautiful aerial sculpture celebrating both the past and modernity? This is the idea of the Australian artist Chris Fox, whose creation entitled Interloop has just been installed in the Wynyard Station of the Sydney underground. This monumental installation pays tribute to the old wooden escalators of the city, since replaced by more modern metal versions. Continue Sailing

Mysterious Jupiter Up Close Looks Like A Van Gogh Painting

Juno is NASA’s current mission attempting to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. The spacecraft is equipped with a suite of science instruments including several high-tech cameras that have been transmitting incredible images back to Earth for processing and analysis. Continue Sailing

New in The Colossal Shop: Posters, Advanced Yoga Poses, and More

Jay Ryan

As the year wraps up we’ve got a host of new products in The Colossal Shop. Fun new additions include affordable signed artist prints by Chicago-area poster maker Jay Ryan, a new cohort of Series Two Yoga Joes, imaginative bedding that turns your kiddo into an astronaut, and handmade ceramics by Philadelphia artist Brian Giniewski (who might sound familiar). Plus great host gifts like hand-painted Mexican chocolate truffle sets and TODAY, a new clock that redefines time. This and more can be found over in The Colossal Shop! Continue Sailing

Polish Artist Turns Scrap Metal Into Incredible Sculptures

Sebastian Kucharski is an artist from Poland. He builds amazing works from scrap metal. Continue Sailing

Artist Shows The Sorrow Of Thrown Away Objects He Finds In The Streets By Drawing Sad Clown Faces On Them

Some artists provoke change with their art and others try to make people smile. LA-based street artist Lonesome Town combined both by adding faces on thrown away furniture. Continue Sailing