In what started out as a 18 month tour of Africa after the Berlin wall fell in 1989 turned into a 23 year journey for Gunther Holtorf, his wife and their Mercedes Benz G Wagon named “Otto”. In total “Otto” has taken them over 500,000 miles (without a breakdown) across almost every continent, to remote islands thanks to freight ships, and even off-limits countries like North Korea, Cuba and Iraq.
BBC News has an excellent video story of what might be the world’s most traveled man.
3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films…..
Alexandre Favre, Pierre Dumont and David Mignot captured over 13,000 images of New York City during the summer of 2009 to create this colorful timelapse.
Every two years people gather together in Tarragona, Spain to an attempt to out build other teams with the highest human castles. Freelance photographer and writer Mike Randolph captures the colorful sea of men, women and young kids building intricate towers. More on the Castell tradition from the 1700s.
Via Marc Hemeon
Photographer and User Interface designer Mike Matas captured condensed 1,000 miles, 2 weeks, 4,000 images into 2 minutes. Check out Mike’s site for more videos travel videos this and his beautiful photography.
During the day he is a talented UI designer who was behind the UI for the iPad, iPhone and OS X while working at Apple. Recently he departed Apple to work on an undisclosed project launching later this year.
Via Holiday Matinee
Commune did a fantastic job designing the renovation of a 1950’s style motel into one of premiere locations for the boutique hotelier Ace Hotel. If you’re ever traveling to New York, Portland, Seattle or Palm Springs look into staying at Ace.
Take the time to explore Commune’s other retail, office, and restaurant design. Their portfolio is full of great work.