What We Love This Week, Volume LXXVI

Published August 1, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
Published August 1, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
Gaza Israel Rocket Strike Fist

Source: Bored Panda

Palestinians Take Smoke From Israeli Strikes And Transform It Into Powerful Art

Gaza Israel Rocket Strike Profile

Source: Bored Panda

Even as more and more members of the international community have called for cease fires between the Israeli Defense Forces and Hamas, violence continues to ensue. As the world reacts to terrible news of a UN elementary school being struck by rockets and death tolls mounting, some Palestinians have turned to art as a means of nonviolent resistance. In these photos taken from Bored Panda, we see fists rise from the ashes, a mother and a child emerge from what is likely the inky rubble of a ruined home. To learn more about the conflict, be sure to check out this animated crash course.

Gaza Israel Rocket Strike Victory

Source: Bored Panda

Otherworldly Photos Capture Antarctica’s Beauty

As climate change has begun to take its toll on Antarctica’s peaks, the photos of Tokyo-based photographer Martin Bailey become all the more important. In his series, Bailey focuses not on the playful seals and penguins that call the chilly continent home, but the icebergs–many of which are over a thousand years old. At a time when it seems that cities are as congested as ever, the isolated promise and natural architecture of the icy region are all the more appealing. Be sure to see more of Antarctica’s cobalt specs at My Modern Met.

Get To Know Real Life “Walden Pond” Types Who Have Rejected Society For The Wilderness

Wilderness Sleeping

Source: Design Taxi

Ever watch the evening news–or how people behave in traffic–and have the desire to throw away all of your material possessions, find the nearest cave and call it a day? Well, these people actually have. Channeling our favorite transcendentalists in their rejection of modern life and all its “conveniences”, Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko has followed a handful of people in Russia and Ukraine who have bade adieu to apartments and now call dense forests their home. The photos evoke a sense of mystery, calm and isolation–all things that have grown more and more scarce in the information age. See if this lifestyle suits you–at least aesthetically–at Design Taxi.

Wilderness Man

Source: Design Taxi

Wilderness Home

Source: Design Taxi