Desktop Destinations: Around the World in Photos

A few of my favorite photos from around the world this week on Pinterest. Happy desktop travels.
1  Havana, Cuba by Turgut Kirkgoz
2  Hohenzollern Castle in Bisingen, Germany by ─░lhan Eroglu
3  Mt. Cook in New Zealand by Alexander Riek
For more from this series visit the Desktop Destinations archives.


Cheers, a Cocktail Carry On Kit

Nervous fliers who find solace in the cocktail cart will rejoice over this nifty Cocktail Carry On Kit. It comes with everything you need to make a proper old fashioned (two, in fact) on your next flight: recipe card, spoon/muddler, aromatic bitters, cane sugar and a linen coaster all in a little TSA-approved tin. 


Rio de Janeiro in Hyper Speed and Detail

This intense video by SCIENTIFANTASTIC features Rio de Janeiro in hyper speed and detail. All the impressive details are right in the title. 10328x7760 - A 10K Timelapse Demo features hundreds of 80-megapixel images and each frame measures 10328x7760 pixels.



New Book Features the Graphic Design of Chinese Characters

Hanzi • Kanji • Hanja: Graphic & Logo Design with Contemporary Chinese Characters celebrates the ancient writing by compiling more than 100 graphic works from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and further.
"Thanks to the growing popularity of Asian cultures, graphic innovations of these centuries-old characters have begun to shine through in the world of modern design, demonstrating excellent skills at crafting ideas and visualising abstract concepts within complicated forms."
The book showcases graphic works from logos to book covers and movie posters.

Via Creative Roots


A Point of View Perspective of Traveling the Philippines

Philippines Travel Log is exactly what it sounds like. Alex Cornell's (mostly) point-of-view perspective of Manilla and Palawan was filmed via the GoPro camera he says was strapped to his head nearly the entire trip.