Costa Rica’s gorgeous free-roaming dog shelter, a 20-year-old Marilyn Monroe before fame, lost in the madness of IKEA, a dogs-and-humans dance-off, and 23 inspirational Maya Angelou quotes.
Rare Photos Of A 20-Year-Old Marilyn Monroe
Before Marilyn Monroe became an international icon, she was known as Norma Jeane Mortenson. In 1945, a 20-year-old Norma met photographer André de Dienes, who became her lover and travel partner. The two began to work together as photographer and muse, which eventually resulted in these incredible black-and-white shots that helped Norma become the Marilyn Monroe we know today.
Check out So Bad So Good for more stunning shots of the young, makeup-less Marilyn Monroe.
This Is What Costa Rica’s “Land Of The Strays” Looks Like
In today’s edition of “I would like to go to there,” these photos show life in Costa Rica’s Territorio de Zaguatas (or, Land of the Strays). Located in Santa Bárbara, in the Heredia province, the no-kill shelter is home to nearly 1,000 free-roaming dogs, watched over 24/7 by staff who also maintain the feeding and bathing stations.
The shelter does run an adoption program, but the good news for non-residents is that it’s also open to visitors who want to hike up into the hills and romp around with the dogs. In other news, our next vacation is already booked. You can see more pictures at Inhabitat.
Photographing Ikea, Some Assembly Required
If you’ve ever visited one of IKEA’s gigantic stores, you know that the experience can be overwhelming. It’s hard not to get lost in the patterns, colors, and furniture. And artist Margeaux Walter saw this chaos as an opportunity for art. Her photographs depict consumers as they lose their identities to surrounding Ikea products.
“My initial concept was to create an image where the characters would completely blend into the domestic space furnished by Ikea, giving more of an identity to the furniture than the figures,” Walter said. See more at The New York Times.