From Studio Weave, responsible for the magical transformation of space between London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and a neighboring building:
(All images are from Studio Weave)
Daniel (from New Zealand) visited his girlfriend in Edmonton, Canada. To keep him busy and not just twiddle his thumbs while there, his girlfriend’s parents tasked him to build something. What he did (with the parents’ help) was a spectacular rainbow-colored igloo! Global Edmonton has the full story. See more photos of this colorful igloo at imgur. (via Reddit; Colossal)
This cemetery doesn’t greet you with sadness and darkness – it’s the Merry Cemetery (Romanian: Cimitirul Vesel) in the village of Săpânţa, Maramureş county, Romania. Its tombstones are colorfully painted depicting the life of the deceased. The epitaphs are original and poetic, most often funny and lighthearted. Unlike the prevalent cultural belief that treats death as indelibly solemn, the Merry Cemetery is linked to the local Dacian culture which views death as a moment of joy in anticipation for a better life. A local artist, Stan Ioan Pătraş, carved the first tombstone cross and epitaph in 1935.
Here’s one funny epitaph (translated from Romanian [from Wikipedia]):
Under this heavy cross
Lays my poor mother in-law
Three more days she would have lived
I would lay, and she would read (this cross).
You, who here are passing by
Not to wake her up please try
Cause’ if she comes back home
She’ll criticise me more.
But I’ll behave so well
That she’ll not return from hell.
Stay here, my dear mother in-law!
All photos are from A Dangerous Business
… and 2,000 toothpicks by Patrick Acton, the Matchmaker. He spent a year and eight months in completing this intricate design. His mind-blowing matchstick marvels are exhibited at museums all over the world. This model is currently on display at Matchstick Marvels Tourist Center in Gladbrook, Iowa. Know more at the artist’s website and see his other impressive creations.
via My Modern Met
… is if you’re staying in one of the 360 rooms in this fantastic student dormitory in Copenhagen, Denmark. There is a big kitchen for every 12 rooms, laundry area, study and computer area, music rooms, a bike park, and a gym. All rooms have floor heating, toilet, and shower. This circular, seven-story structure designed by Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter has a massive inner courtyard where students congregate. This dorm is just AWESOME.
Photos via Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter
This magical playhouse was built by Arthur Millican, Jr., a former Disney artist whose tiny creations were mostly catered to fairies and gnomes. This storybook fairy house, however, was scaled up to accommodate humans and is now ready for play. I’d love to have this at my backyard!