Every year, humanity turns off the lights for Earth Hour. Well, some of humanity. As we learned during this week’s Shooting Challenge, a lot of people leave the lights on.
Tiny homes, classic cars, and mesmerizing cityscapes—those, among other wonders, are the treasures we're working with in this round of the most beautiful items of the week. Check out what we discovered for you below:
If there was any doubt about China's explosive growth over the past two decades, this unbelievable GIF will most certainly put those suspicions to rest.
For almost a year, from late 2010 to 2011, photographer Dominic Boudreault trekked through Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Manhattan, and Chicago, shooting these incredibly vivid images of cityscapes at night: highways, buildings lit up in the dark, streetlife, people, rivers—all with perfect exposure, and sure to…
China Miéville's novel Embassytown is all about communication with an alien race, on a distant planet. So it makes sense that the newly revealed cover shows letters falling on a luminescent cityscape.
Broken motherboards, transistors and other baubles are given new life by artist Franco Recchia. City life, specifically, as he is an artist who works at the miniature level to recreate Manhattan skylines using nothing but computer junk made useful again.