A hovering yacht shaped like a pyramid, vintage maps turned into art, the stunning finalists of two prestigious photo contests, and the surprisingly quotable last words of executed criminals.
The Pyramid-Shaped Yacht That Hovers Above The Ocean
There are few things more likely to turn heads than a luxury yacht, but how to stand out against all the other seafaring behemoths? If this is a problem you currently face, firstly, congratulations, and secondly, take a look at this incredible concept from British designer Jonathan Schwinge. The Tetrahedron Superyacht is lifted above the water thanks to its Hydrofoil Small Waterplane Area Ship propulsion, enabling it to travel far faster than the average craft, all while looking truly spectacular.
Smithsonian Magazine Announces Finalists Of Its 2015 Photo Contest
This week, Smithsonian magazine editors announced the finalists of their 13th annual photo contest, The Atlantic reported. The photos are a feast for the senses, and given the fact that the editors had to sift through over 46,000 entries from 168 countries, we’re sure it wasn’t an easy task. Check out more finalists from the competition’s six categories — The Natural World, Travel, People, The American Experience, Altered Images, and Mobile, respectively — at The Atlantic.
More Than Just A Vintage Map
Maps are quite literally a sign of the times. They aren’t always accurate, but they reflect the beliefs of the people, place, and time they were made. Artist Mark Powell took that notion one step further by drawing ballpoint-pen portraits on vintage maps. By doing so, he adds a layer of background that the map or drawing alone wouldn’t be able to convey. “They complement each other and I hope leads the viewer to wonder, and maybe create, a history for the two,” Powell said. See more at This Is Colossal.