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Gfra Architecture Homes Greece

Photo credit: Panagiotis Voumvakis via Hype Beast

Nestled directly into the side of a rocky hill in Naxos, these modern Stelida Terra homes by gfra architecture are perfect for Bond villains, or just a nice summer getaway. Why were they built this way? Well, due to the east orientation and northeastern winds dominating the area, they had to be constructed at the subterranean level on a slope to offer panoramic views and protection from winds. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Ordinary Life North Korea Joseon

Photo credit: Denis Davydenko via Peta Pixel

Yes, there are still tour groups that frequent North Korea, and one photographer, Denis Davydenko, managed to capture "Joseon", or how the inhabitants refer to their country - meaning "country of morning freshness." "Complicated, contradictory, shrouded in myths and legends in media publications. It is the only country on the Earth in which there is classical socialism. The way of life of Koreans, their mentality and culture are therefore difficult to understand for most Western People," said Denis. Continue reading for more pictures

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EarthCruiser Explorer XPR440

The EarthCruiser Explorer XPR440, based on the Unimog U430, just might be the ultimate expedition vehicle. Featuring a front winch capable of pulling up to 19,841 lbs, solar panels, bike rack, and an optional hydraulic lifting system with four posts on the outside. Inside, you'll find a sleeping area, full bathroom, air conditioning, a microwave, refrigerator-freezers and of course a washing machine. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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SYNC Adventure Van

Based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 Cargo Van, these custom vehicles by SYNC Vans are designed to go anywhere, while keeping its passengers as comfortable as possible. Options include: a host of bike / roof racks, cabin lighting, exterior light bars, a kitchenette, dining area, and lots more. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Dust Storm Phoenix

Photo credit: Jerry Ferguson via Peta Pixel

Photographer Jerry Ferguson, also known as "Chopper Guy," happened to be in a news helicopter this past week covering seasonal monsoon weather in Phoenix, Arizona, when a giant dust storm began engulfing the city. So, he sprung into action and captured the following images using a Google Pixel 2 smartphone. "We have a DSLR in the back seat, but for wide shots, I find myself using my Pixel 2 frequently because it shoots beautiful, tack sharp raw images for quick sharing right from the helicopter over breaking news and weather. These haboobs are fairly common during Arizona's monsoon season (June 15-September 30). We see an average of one or two of these storms per week during the summer. They form ahead of large thunderstorms, which can produce 60+ mph winds," Ferguson told PetaPixel. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Mashpi Lodge

Deep in the La Bosque de Niebla, better known as the "Cloud Forest," in Mashpi, Ecuador, lies the Mashpi Lodge, a stunning living space that looks to be straight from James Cameron's Avatar universe. Best of all, you'll only have to drive for sixty-eight miles outside of Quito, Ecuador's capital, to reach this destination, which immerses you completely in nature on the 3,000-acre private reserve. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Great Wall AirBNB

Why just climb the Great Wall of China, when you could stay a night in this amazing Airbnb? This temporary hotel of sorts is located at the crest of the wall's ancient section, and features an open-air design that lets you stargaze, complete with a gourmet dinner and a sunrise hike guided by an expert on the Great Wall's heritage. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Van Gogh Vans

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Fashion brand Vans partnered with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to launch a painting-inspired clothing line inspired by the Dutch post-impressionist Vincent van Gogh. This limited-edition series will feature some of the artist's iconic collections, including Skull (1887), Almond Blossom (1890), Sunflowers (1889) and van Gogh's Self-Portrait as a Painter (1887-1888). The most sought after items will probably be the Vans Classics sneakers, which come in five designs, including one inspired by Old Vineyard with Peasant Woman (1890) as well as illustrations from his handwritten letters to his brother Theo. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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UFO Cabin

Photo credit: Harald Wisthaler

From afar, this appears to be a crashed flying saucer, especially with the lights on and covered in snow, but the UFO Cabin in Bruneck, Italy is actually a modern living space. Built in 1973 by late-architect Josef Lackner, Stefan Hitthaler decided to renovate this structure, and now, it has received several modern upgrades, including LED lighting as well as a modern bathroom. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Adventure Houseboat

The Le Koroc Houseboat didn't start out that way from a factory, but it was rather the adventurous project of a woodworker who wanted to see the world. Featuring a single-structure of laminated white cedar timber, tough plywood, oiled micro-v wood paneling, vinyl interior floor, painted aluminum windows and a patio door. It sits atop of three 50/52H32 marine grade aluminum/magnesium alloy tubes and is powered by a Honda VTEC engine. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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