The Cheese Tunnels Below Brooklyn, NYC

There are plenty of curious things stored underground in New York City, but this might be the most exciting since it contains something most people love: food, specifically, cheese. Crown Finish Caves is a underground facility is located in an 1850’s tunnel 30 feet underneath the street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. But they don’t make cheese here, instead, they are in the business of the cheesemaking process, called “affinage”– that is, aging young cheese (called “Green Cheese”). Continue reading

Amazing Rain Pictures

Christophe Jacrot, also known as Rain Man, is a French photographer who takes awesome pictures of cities caught up in bad weather. He travels around the world, intentionally experiencing different weather conditions, in order to convey some melancholy and romantic charm through his works.

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Human Impact on Earth (Theatrically Composed)

"Logic of Spring" (2015)“Logic of Spring”

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison have been a collaborative duo for the last 20 years, mixing Shana’s interest in dance with Robert’s background in photography to produce environments specifically for their combined practice. A constant theme throughout the couple’s two decade long work has been man’s effect on the landscape showcasing how we are constantly influencing, and more often than not damaging, the Earth. Continue reading

The Urban Villages of China

Urban Village, Shenzhen, ChinaOver the last four decades, China has experienced rapid urban growth and massive rural to urban migration. Between the late seventies to the early 21st century, more than 300 million people moved from rural areas to cities, increasing its urbanization rate from 17.9% (1978) to 39.1% (2002) over a period of 24 years. It took Britain 120 years, the United States 80 years, and Japan more than 30 years to accomplish this. In the past few decades, China’s urban population growth has been higher than that of Asia as well as the world. In 1982, some 210 million people lived in the urban areas accounting for 21% of the total population. By the end of 2015, China had a total urban population of 771 million or 56.1% of the entire population. By 2025, it is estimated that about 70% of China’s population will be living in the cities. Continue reading

A Night in Van Gogh’s Bedroom?

van-gogh-bedroom-2The Art Institute of Chicago has created a life-size replica of Van Gogh’s famous bedroom at his home in Arles, France, which he had immortalized in his iconic painting called Bedroom. The room is a faithful reproduction of the 1888 painting by the master artist featuring simple interior and bright colors, as it appears in the original, complete with thick brush strokes. Continue reading