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A Hidden Jungle Book Facade Of Paris


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This pastel mosaic menagerie has just been hanging out on a backstreet in Paris’ 11th arrondissement, waiting for someone to notice…

h/t: messynessychic


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“I was half expecting the façade to date back to the 1930s; perhaps having served as some kind of animal rescue facility in another life. As it turns out, it’s not yet 30 years old, finished in 1990 by a trompe l’oeil artist, Leonor Rieti, and signed by the woman herself in little golden mosaic tiles. Les Bijoux de Sophie, whose printed paper sign has been taped to one of the glass panels, is the current tenant of the atelier, and Sophie seems to be heavily inspired by animals of the wild. Maybe she commissioned the work. I didn’t dare ring the bell on a Sunday,” Messy Nessy wrote on her website.


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Dreamlike Images That Will Inspire Your Surrealist Soul

Welcome to a world imagined by artist Hüseyin Şahin. He combines striking photos to create a world where anything can happen. The Turkish art director treats his audiences to visions of whales majestically swimming in desert sand. Or if you look at the right moment, giant hands can be seen combing the earth beside regular sized farmers. Need to know the time? Big Ben’s iconic clock tower can be spotted melting into a mountain.

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Photographer Dana Lixenberg’s 22-Year-Long Series In One Of LA’s Oldest Housing Projects


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Photographer Dana Lixenberg is the woman behind a whole stack of iconic images of your favourite rappers of yesteryear. A slightly worse-for-wear Puff Daddy laying cocooned on a bed in a fluffy towelling robe surrounded by archaic communication devices, Biggie Smalls counting 50 dollar bills in an acid-tripping jumper, a doe-eyed Tupac gazing soulfully into the camera lens: looking through Dana’s archive brings a needle and thread to all the uncredited images you’ve seen floating around the internet but never had a clue as to their origins.

More info: Imperial Courts Project (h/t: itsnicethat)


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Dana’s series, Imperial Courts, 1993-2015, which as the title suggests was captured in Imperial Courts, a social housing project in LA: one of the city’s oldest. It all started when, in the aftermath of race riots in 1992, Dana was commissioned by Dutch publication Vrij Nederland to photograph the city’s reconstruction. From there, a 22-year long project grew to span a book, exhibition and web documentary, Imperial Courts which tells the story of a place which became the epicentre of rioting against racial discrimination by the project’s African American residents in 1965 and 1992.


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Embrace Spring With Pictures Of Japan’s Cherry Blossoms


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About a month before sakura season in Japan, the pink flowers started to bloom in a small town about three hours from Tokyo. Kawazu, located in Izu Peninsula, is home a to unique variety of sakura that blooms in the beginning of February. The cherry blossoms, called Kawazuzakura, last for about a month, compared to the usual sakura that blooms and wilts within one to two weeks.

h/t: mothership

Early cherry blossoms 河津桜 Kawazu in Izu Shizuoka

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河津桜キレイでした〜🌸🌸🌸

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母と河津に #河津桜

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Je vous souhaite un merveilleux weekend avec un souvenir du Japon, les sakura de Kawazu dont je vous parlais un peu plus tôt cette semaine sur le blog (lien dans ma bio). Les cerisiers ont aussi commencé à fleurir à Paris, un vrai régal pour les yeux ! On a d'ailleurs shooté hier sous les cerisiers avec @matoushisleblog et j'ai hâte de vous montrer le résultat 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 I wish you a wonderful and magic weekend with a memory of Japan, the Cherry blossoms from Kawazu. I posted a full serie of pictures in this lovely city of Shizuoka a few days ago on the blog (link in bio), and I am absolutely delighted that the cherry trees are starting to blossom here in Paris too. We already did a few pictures under the sakura with @matoushisleblog yesterday and I cannot wait to show you the result !

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🌸🌸🌸 #sakura #kawazu #travelgram #japan #flowers

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Kawasu 🍂🌸 #kawazu #malangporinjapan #pfishappy #japantrip2017

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Cherry Blossoms 🌸 #sakura #kawazu #malangporinjapan #pfishappy #japantrip2017

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Kawazu is a beautiful place to see sakura and it's only a 2 hr and 40 minute train ride from Tokyo 🌸

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Kawazu-zakura Cherry Blossoms Festival 2017 🌸🌸🌸 #kawazu #malangporinjapan #pfishappy #japantrip2017

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Bloom #Kawazu #Japan #cherryblossom #sakura #spring #landscape #LumixG85

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