Illustrated City Guides and Maps Made by Famous Creatives

These illustrated city guides from Viction:ary might very well be the prettiest guide books I've ever seen. "A unique collaboration with local creatives from selected cities, each CITIx60 guide points you to 60 hangouts loved by 60 stars of the cities’ creative scene, covering architecture, art spaces, shops and markets, eating and entertainment," says their website. The series currently includes guides for Barcelona, Berlin, London, New York, Paris and Tokyo. There is also a series of city maps to match, sold separately. 


Photographer Captures The Sunset In Every Time Zone in a Single Day

Photographer Simon Roberts literally chased the sun for a project he did to promote the Satellite Wave watch from Citizen. In a single day he captured the sunset in every single timezone at exactly 6:30 PM. Roberts' documents his challenge in the short video Chasing Horizons.


Impossible Magnets, "Souvenirs From Places You'll Never Visit"

Martín Feijoó, Miguel Sousa, Sara Enriquez and Snack Studio collaborated to create Impossible Magnets, "souvenirs from places you'll never visit." The souvenir-style animated magnets represent fake destinations from movies, books and games like Hilly Valley, Death Star, and Gotham.

Via Laughing Squid


Discover a Fresh Way to Fly in the First Ever Dreamliner 787­-9 - Brought to you by Air New Zealand

Jet setting in our modern world has become a true art form. Without a great in­flight experience, our travels can transgress from relaxing to daunting. Airlines are constantly in search for new and innovative ways to improve passenger comfort. With the addition of a new aircraft to their impressive fleet, Air New Zealand is changing the way we approach flying.

Air New Zealand recently unveiled the first ever Dreamliner 787­-9. The new Dreamliner 787-­9 features the distinctive black version of the airline’s new­look livery. Ushering in a new dimension of global aviation, customers will discover the best sleep in the sky with Business Premier, superior comfort with Premium Economy, space to stretch out in Economy SkycouchTM or hours of HD content with Economy.

The 787­-9 began operating the Auckland – Perth route on October 15, 2014 and will operate to both Tokyo and Shanghai beginning in November 2014. Learn more about the extraordinary features of the new Dreamliner 787-­9 here: http://www.airnewzealand.com/dreamlinerflyhappy/en#!/home.

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Hitch a 4,500-Mile Ride on the Trans-Mongolian/Trans-Siberian Railway

In Trans-Mongolian: A Long Train Journey, Factoria takes us along on a ride on the Trans-Mongolian/Trans-Siberian Railway from Beijing, China to Ulaanbataar, Mongolia, then on to Irkusk, Russia before the final destination in Moscow. The total trip covers more than 4,500 miles.