1. Some of the world’s most beautiful libraries

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If Brighton library looked like this, I’d wave goodbye to my little dining table and the patrons at my local cafe and set up camp in one of these amazing spaces like a shot. These photos taken inside some of the world’s most beautiful libraries are all part of a series started by Brooklyn-based photographer, Frank Bohbot, called House of Books, started in 2012. So far, he’s travelled around Europe, with plans to go further afield.

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Biblioteca Angelika, Rome
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Biblioteca Vallicelliana, Rome
Bibliothèque du Sénat, Paris franck bohbot house of books
Bibliothèque du Sénat, Paris
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BNF Site François Mitterrand, Paris
Bibliothèque Sainte Genevieve, Paris, franck bohbot, house of books
Bibliothèque Sainte Genevieve, Paris
Biblioteque Interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne, Paris, house of books, franck bohbot
Biblioteque Interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne, Paris
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Bibliothèque Mazarine, Paris

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2. Frida Kahlo ire-usable shopping bag

Found on The Telegraph.  


3. An unusual mini house carved into coastal rocks in Tenerife

Found on Dwell.  


4. Marijuana raids in New York City

Let’s take a look back at some marijuana raids around New York City from the 1930s, 40s and 50s, a time when the plant was regularly cultivated in private gardens around Brooklyn and Queens.

Found on NY Daily News.  


5. Halloween baking goals 

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6. Giant art installations made out of thousands of sparkling gems

Suzan Drummen, an artist based in the Netherlands, lays thousands of tiny dazzling crystals and other shiny objects freely on the ground to create elaborate installations that look like textile designs. Amazingly, she doesn’t make a plan for each work, instead she lets each site guide her, checking the light, route of the visitors, the colours, the height etc, on spot.She uses pins to affix the crystal, chrome-plated metal, precious stones, mirrors and optical glass that she uses to walls.

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7. The glass bubble hotel in the french countryside

Set in Attrap’Rêves, an incredible, unusual and romantic retreat in the French region of Provence, these amazing bubble hotels in France let you sleep inside… but outside, with all the comforts of a hotel room.

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8. ‘Artistic’ chocolate from Mexico

Mexican chocolate maker, Unelephante, celebrates handcrafted trades and makes colourful chocolate bars, including one that looks like edible crayons and another inspired by artist, Jackson Pollock.

Found on This Is Colossal.

9. THIS!

cat in a toy caravan

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10. Marilyn Monroe pretends to be other actresses for Life Magazine, by Richard Avedon

In 1958, Marilyn Monroe posed for a series of photographs taken by Richard Avedon for the Christmas issue of Life Magazine to accompany an article titled “Fabulous Enchantresses” where Monroe recreated five famous actresses. These were Lillian Russell, Theda Bara, Clara Bow, Jean Harlow, and Marlene Dietrich.

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11. Meet Lenny, the New Yorker with a mind-boggling collection of vintage cars

…Even though he doesn’t care for driving.

The End.

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