Horrible Book Covers.

Horrible Book Covers.

We might want to revise that age-old saying about judging books by their covers. The TerribleBookCovers subreddit has a few recommendations for you. Highlighting the best of the worst in book design, title choice and overall presentation, the subreddit features a stunning collection of bad photoshop, creepy models and — err — niche hobbies. From … Continue reading

Circular Runways designed to catapult planes Skywards.

Circular Runways designed to catapult planes Skywards.

The January 10, 1960 edition of Arthur Radebaugh’s Sunday comic “Closer Than We Think” includes a curious invention that was supposed to literally catapult us into the Jet Age: The circular runway. From the Chicago Tribune: The heart of tomorrow’s airfield may be a circular catapult-like mechanism for sending planes into the air. It would … Continue reading

Durham Cathedral, England.

Durham Cathedral, England.

Durham Cathedral, by unknown, at Durham, England. Originally built as a monastic cathedral for a community of Benedictine monks, Durham Cathedral boasts some of the most intact surviving monastic buildings in England. The Cathedral holds an annual Benedictine Week when there is an opportunity to explore in more depth the historical and living tradition of … Continue reading

The Helix, Caracas.

The Helix, Caracas.

by Milo Vella Rising up out of the Venezuelan slums, the eye-catching complex known as The Helix (El Helicoide) looks like something out of a super-villain’s dream and with its intelligence headquarters, mysterious prison, and general air of secrecy, it acts the part as well. Designed to be an ultra-modern retail destination, construction began on … Continue reading

The Crawley Boatshed.

The Crawley Boatshed.

This week’s reader photo was taken by Amber Ramento in Crawley, Western Australia. Thousands of motorists drive past this cute weatherboard structure and its timber boardwalk each day but few would know the history of this Swan River icon. Thought to have been originally constructed in the 1930s – though nobody seems to know exactly … Continue reading