Loose Petals is a shop with the cutest tag line that ever was, "drawing the world one day at a time." There's an impressively-sized collection of skyline prints available as posters or cards and featuring cities across the globe. As if that wasn't awesome enough, a portion of the shop's net sales benefit charities that empower children and animals.
Moldova-born and California-based photographer Sasha Leahovcenco traveled to the far reaches of Russia to capture portraits of people living in Chukotka. According to Leahovcenco, many of the tribal groups he photographed in the tundra for his People From the End of the Earth series had never had their picture taken before. The portraits, along with the short film about his trip offer a fascinating glimpse into a pocket of the world otherwise unknown.
This luxury hotel and spa in Bloemfontein, South Africa is designed to look and "feel" like a shanty town. The Emoya Estate's Shanty Town gives guests what has been deemed by critics as a tasteless chance to live like your poor, only with modern conveniences like running water, heated floors and wifi. I don't have issue with the conditions of this hotel, or the experience it offers. To me, it's an issue of insensitive marketing and branding, especially coming from a luxury hotel and spa.