Words can't explain how very, very, cool the Escape Travel Album is. I know nothing about who is behind this, or where the pictures are from, but damn is it impressive-- and a lot of fun to look through. It offers 3D, 2D, and plain flat interface navigation through dozens of destinations around the globe with high quality photos from each. Taking a screen shot does not portray this sites depth one bit. If you've got a few minutes, take a dive into it and plan your escape route.
The World Clock Project
The World Clock Project is a website that displays the current time (in your time zone) using photos of clocks shot around the globe. They're always looking for more shots to fill the empty time-slots and anyone can contribute images (preferably...
Boone Speed Photography
by Ami Kealoha
by Russ Lowe Boone Speed is his real name. Whether the Portland, OR-based photographer's brand of photography is the result of natural-born talent or sheer determination, his aesthetic likely has something to do with his father, Grant Speed...
by Tim Yu
For issue 72, Colors, the global and socially conscious magazine, has gone without, well, colors. Why? "There are 40 million blind people in the world. Colors devotes a black-white-issue issue to them." For a demographic that doesn'...
Global Rich List Redesign
The decade-strong income visualization tool gets a real-time update
by James Thorne
Reading accounts of the world's wealthiest, it's easy to feel poor. But few think about how their own income stacks up globally, something that Global Rich List (GRL) has been educating people on for a decade through their online income calculator...
Nicholas Feltron Annual Report
by Josh Rubin
Nicholas Feltron is a talented designer who created a personal annual report to reflect on his 2005. Whether he's prolific or has a lot of time on his hands (or both, according to the first slide), he's created a fun visualization packed...
Nicholas Feltron Annual Report 2006
by Ted Cahill
Last year at this time we posted designer Nicholas Feltron's ingenious personal annual report and this year he's at it again with another clever visual journal of 2006. The Feltron Report 2006 was conceived as a booklet to be distributed later...
by Josh Rubin
There was a moment last night when I logged in to Flickr and the site was down. Instead of boring excuses laden with empty apologies there was this fun, engaging and on-brand message that turned the whole event in to a creative contest. Arrggh...
Kapital Creation: A Beijing State of Mind
An upcoming film explores the juxtaposition of unbridled economic development and burgeoning creativity in the city
by Hans Aschim
Urbanization is a major global issue, but nowhere more pressing and extreme than in China. The country's urban population is expected to hit one billion over the next decade, according to the World Bank. Alongside unprecedented economic development...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
First kisses, net neutrality, Bill Cunningham and more in our weekly look at the web
by CH Editors
1. Disarming Design From Palestine In conflict-ridden Palestine, the rich history of craftsmanship and design is sometimes overlooked. Newly minted cooperative Disarming Design From Palestine showcases the region's unique wares and design talent...
Photographer Daniel Kukla's Arctic Expedition
An Arctic Ocean adventure for the sake of the environment—and art
by David Graver
In October 2014, a sailing vessel will make its way in and around the archipelago of Svalbard, situated in the vast Arctic Ocean not far from the North Pole. The ship will be populated by scientists and researchers, thanks to The Arctic Circle Residency...
by Josh Rubin
Twexus is a database of over 20,000 digital photographs taken by Andreas Wacker. There are a couple different ways to search for photos, but my favorite is a feature called pairs. All it does is randomly select two photos to display side by side...
by Jonah Samson
Polaroid nerds of the world unite! Well it's no secret that I'm crazy in love with Polaroids. So as you might imagine, I was thrilled to bits to come across Polanoid—which it seems was created especially for Polaroid geeks like me...