People in Tokyo woke up Friday morning to find a giant black-and-white face staring back at them from above the trees in the city's popular Yoyogi Park. In a tweeted video (below), you can hear nervous laughter as someone takes video of the floating head. Was it an alien? A mass hallucination? The dreamlike visitor, who had not made a public announcement before its appearance, turned out to be a hot air balloon. Created by Me (translated to "eye" in English) – an art collective in Japan that includes three core members – the surreal experience lasted for a few hours before disappearing from the public eye. If only every day could bring such surprise and amusement.
You probably know at least one jigsaw puzzle fiend. They exist all around, even though you can't always spot them on site. From a tween to a frat boy, from a mom to a scientist to a garbageman to a grandparent, puzzles are one of those leisurely pastimes that cut across gender, ethnicities, and socio-economic… READ THE REST
Summer is the perfect time to engage in activities you never seem to find a minute to enjoy—like cracking open and devouring a new book. There's a stereotype of summer reading that the season unleashes a lot of fluffy, escapist options. While some of that stereotype is certainly earned, perusing reading lists from heady folks… READ THE REST
Most everyone has a proper respect for the old ways. But at a certain point, the old ways get old. Tired, stale, and played out needs to give way to something newer and fresher with more life. It's the circle of life and it moves us all. Stock photography has been mostly trapped in amber… READ THE REST