In her series “Sound Form Wave,” Ukrainian designer Anna Marinenko draws a fresh comparison between visualized sound waves and jaggedly oscillating patterns in our natural environments. Mountain ranges, cityscapes, far-off tree lines, jet streams, and speedboat wakes are juxtaposed with graphics that reconsider their shapes as sound frequencies. The effect is at first beautiful—because the images blend so well. And then, as your eye adjusts, the effect is slightly jarring.
Seven US Navy Blue Angels just flew by the Fast Company office, located next to the new One World Trade Center building. Inc’s Andrew Maclean snapped this great photo!
#Sandy is a compilation of stunning iPhone photos taken during Hurricane Sandy. Its royalties will go to on-going relief efforts.
The second tallest building in the world is more like a vertical city than a building. Think of it like this: the 632-meter tall Shanghai Tower is a bustling mixed-use metropolis with more green space (and even more people) than many cities on the ground can boast of having.
The statistics on the building, which ranks only behind Dubai’s Burj Khalifa in height, are staggering: 521,000 meters squared of floor space, 106 elevators, a weight of 1,200 metric tons, the ability to hold 30,000 people (it really is like a small city), and the kicker—one-third of the building is dedicated entirely to green space.
"Mirror City" shows urban landscapes as you’ve never seen them.
Detroit doesn’t simply decay with time. It wrestles with decay by putting up new skyscrapers and tearing down others. Fresh strips of sidewalk were paved in front of vacant lots. Some beautiful old mansions were renovated but never quite finished. When Detroit hosted the Super Bowl in 2006, the city even tried to string festive lights on abandoned office buildings.
“To me,” says photographer Camile Jose Vergara, “the whole story got more and more interesting as time passed, because it got more complicated.”
Live in Hawaii, Colorado, or Minnesota? Chances are, you’re happier than your brethren in Mississippi, Kentucky, and West Virginia.
Cheers to those of you who live in the 10 happiest states in the U.S.
The Week has a new photo blog! It’s called Captured. Here’s a post about Mother Nature designed to make you feel insignificant.
See the faces?
A design studio in Berlin applied face-tracking tech to the Earth’s surface and this is what they found.
Top: Saudi Arabia in 1988
Bottom: Saudi Arabia in 2012.
Stunning time-lapse satellite photos show humanity’s effect on Earth.
Recognize these photos? If you’ve seen Star Wars, you probably do.
This the abandoned set of Tatooine, Luke Skywalker’s home planet. A photographer accidentally stumbled upon the set, which sits in Tunisia. It sits in perfect stillness, at the crest of the Sahara Desert, eaten away by dust and sand.