Run-Down Model Homes


Old, dilapidated buildings are usually an unsightly scene. In this case, however, miniature broken down houses are appreciated for being wonderful works of art. The series itself is "based on photographs of abandoned structures neglected by man and destroyed by the weather," says the website.

The photographs were taken by an amateur photographer from North Dakota who artist Ofra Lapid found on the internet. Lapid then used these photos to create incredible small scale models. Photographs were taken of the models placed on a gray background, which eliminates the original background and brings the viewers’ attention to the neglect of the buildings.












Ofra Lapid’s website



January 24, 2017

Clever Map Renames the World With Over 1,000 Song Titles

Creative house Dorothy is back at it again with their latest clever design, the World Song Map. As a follow up to their successful London Song Map, their newest creation turns their attention to the rest of the world. The amount of detail is incredible as each continent, country, city, ocean, river and landmark is expertly named with a recognizable song.

Read Article


January 24, 2017

Stylish Men Start Iraq’s First Gentlemen’s Fashion Club While Doing Social Good

When you think of Iraq, you probably don’t think of fashion, but a group of dapper men are trying to change that. Calling themselves Mr. Erbil—named after the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan—the 30 core members are part of “Iraq’s first gentlemen’s fashion club.” Together, they don the likes of tailored three-piece suits, manicured beards, and colorful pocket squares. Looking good is one part of their mission, but they’ve got loftier goals. Mr.

Read Article


Get Our Weekly Newsletter