The Countess of Castiglione smashed the patriarchy by embracing her sexuality

BY: CHARLOTTE LEFAVE Born in 1837, the Countess was bold from day one. She capitalized on her natural golden blonde hair and stunning green eyes that were rumored to change into violet, eventually using them to capture the eye of…

For 8 glorious years, this couple backpacked through 51 countries, while living out of vans for $10 a day

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP When Lauren and Craig met eight years ago working at a pizza shop in England, I doubt they could’ve predicted where their relationship would take them. Maybe they imagined some travel; perhaps they envisioned leaving the country…

This Palestinian artist is using fierce makeup to address pressing global issues (photos)

Rand Jarallah is a Palestinian activist who’s using art and makeup to raise awareness about different issues that she is passionate about. Her work is thematizing gender-based violence, global warming, psychological disorders and other different issues related to activist work. As…

This Toronto photographer captures the tortured routine of a loveless marriage (photos)

BY: QUENTIN STUCKEY All photos from Insipid, courtesy of Tessla Stuckey Photography When we hear the word “marriage” nowadays, we tend to bypass that idealistic, perfect image of a husband and wife being totally immersed in each other like something out…

There is no stress with these out-of-this-world baby portraits

Tea Jo is a Croatian-based photographer and she is specialised in newborn photography. Tea is photographing a couple of days old babies in the most magical way ever. The sole tranquillity of the babies and the settings around them make…

People who say long distance relationships don’t work have obviously never been in love

BY: KIRSTEN POWLEY I’m not the first person to think a foreign accent is sexy. I’m also not the first person to have had a relationship with someone while travelling or living abroad. As more adventurous souls pack their bags…

These magical photos will make you wish you were a part of the 1970s disco culture in New York

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP All photos via Bill Bernstein If you’re like me and you never got to experience the magic of the ’70s, you have to vicariously live through music, movies and photography taken during that period. Without experiencing the…

These portraits reveal a vulnerable side of masculinity that’s rarely seen (NSFW)

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP All photos via © Tyler Udall / The Little Black Gallery Last year, CoverGirl named James Charles the brand’s first-ever male model. This was quickly followed by an announcement this year by Maybelline that they had chosen their…

Millions of images make up this epic map of the universe and it will blow your mind

 BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS  In the words of the late author Douglas Adams, “Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the…

This couple ditched their jobs to travel across the country in a tiny house on wheels (photos)

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP All photos by Guillaume Dutilh @ Tiny House Giant Journey. Tiny houses and dream-like, converted vans have been taking over our Instagram feeds, our Pinterest boards, and quite possibly, have become some of our most googled items.…

The futuristic beauty of the Balkans’ WWII monuments (photos)

The Balkan peninsula is the melting pot of cultures and nations. It’s on the verge of Europe. The Balkans have been the spot for the most profound political games in the continent’s history. The most viewable legacy of the political…

This photographer is obsessed with redheads and it’s the most magical thing you’ll see today (photos)

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Alexandra Bochkareva has a thing for redheads and freckles. The St. Petersburg-based photographer’s fascination with gingers started when she began dabbling in photography four years ago. Usually working with redheads, her photographs feel like stepping into a fairy…

These breathtaking nature photos prove that beauty exists right in your own backyard

Eric L. Chan is a photographer, filmmaker and teacher based out of Mississauga, Ontario. What started out as a hobby, turned into a job and he has dipped his foot in just about every type of photography. A few years…

This treasure hunter found more than $400 million worth of artifacts and donated them all

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP If you found a piece of treasure worth a few thousand dollars would you sell it or would you preserve it and donate it to a museum as a piece of history? One part of me is…

These exciting freelance careers can be your escape from the gruelling 9-5 life

BY: JILL PHILLIPS Freelancing is changing the game of how people work. Rather than accepting that a typical desk job is all there is, freelancing allows you to take back control of your life and your passion. Whether you’re looking…

This photographer beautifully captures humans’ complex relationship with nature

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP “Keep your love of nature, for this is the true way to understand art more and more.” Vincent Van Gogh. Humans’ relationship with nature has always been a complex one. Some people turn to nature as a…

These photographs will inspire you to get naked around the world (NSFW)

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Magdalena Wosinska pretty much lives my dream life. The LA-based photographer resembles a modern-day hippie, travelling the world and shooting youthful, spontaneous photographs. Venturing to wherever her photography takes her, Magdalena caught my attention not only for…

This man recycled over 1 million bottles and is using them to build the world’s first plastic bottle village

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP Isla Colon in Bocas Del Toro, Panama, has a trash problem. When Robert Bezeau moved from Montreal to Panama in 2009 to escape the cold and live in an everyday paradise, the trash quickly caught his attention.…

Meet the man who is sailing solo around the world with just a chicken and a puppy (photos)

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP For most, travelling is a goal. We work, save and plan so for a couple of blissful weeks a year we can indulge in the adventure we crave. For some it’s relaxing on a beach in the…

After 5,843 miles on the road, this couple discovered bus life isn’t easy, but it is magical (photos)

BY: SAMANTHA TAPP “For the past decade, I have made the road my home, I have traveled at different paces, on different budgets across many countries and continents.” Meet Matt Aidney, a New Zealand native who has spent the last…