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The Missing Links: How to Assault the Magic Kingdom

Storm the Castle. Leave No Gigantic Talking Mouse or Duck Alive. How would you hypothetically attack Cinderella’s castle? By that of course I mean, how would you launch a military war against the fake castle at Walt Disney World in Orlando? You know you wonder that. Well, wonder no more. * In 1909, You Could Fake-Murder Your [...]

Miniature Worlds By Takanori Aiba

You may remember John Farrier’s post about the Bonsai Tree Castle, which was created by Japanese artist Takanori Aiba. Well Takanori’s art certainly doesn’t stop there, and would you believe that the rest of his miniature worlds (structural sculptures) are even more fantastic than the tree castle?! With a style ripped straight from mythology and every minor [...]

The Fresh Prince of Eternia

Adam got in just one little fight and was sent off to live at Castle Grayskull. Since the last time that we featured his wonderful mashups, Marco D’Alfonso has been busy combining Sesame Street with DC Comics, Transformers with Norman Rockwell, and more. Go forth and explore his hilarious gallery. Link -via Comics Alliance

White Castle of Cans is a Winner

The Cleveland AAF (American Advertising Federation) challenged ad agencies to a competition to make a castle of canned goods. The object was to draw attention to the needs of local food banks. The canned goods used would later go to the Cleveland Foodbank, along with a donation from the Cleveland AAF. Melamed Riley used nearly [...]

A Very Tiny Dollhouse with Very Big Treasures

I hate dolls. They just creep me out. But, as I’ve mentioned before on the _floss, I have a bizarre fascination with dollhouses. I’m in good company, though. Included amongst the millions of people interested in miniatures was Colleen Moore, a silent film star whose career fizzled a bit when the talkies came out. But [...]

Strange Geographies: Abandoned Belgium (and Luxembourg), Part II

So last week, I told about half the story of my recent adventure to Belgium and Luxembourg, where I was looking for atmospheric abandoned chateaus to film inside for a book trailer I’m making for a novel I have coming out in June called Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I was, ostensibly, looking for [...]

Steampunk Howl’s Moving Castle

Instructables user lizzomarek made an amazing model of the castle from the anime movie Howl’s Moving Castle. It’s made in the Japanese pottery tradition of raku-yaki and given a steampunk flair. There’s a really neat video about halfway down the page at the link showing the castle, still glowing red hot, coming out of the [...]

A Medieval Castle in Cowboy Country

Bishop’s Castle is Jim Bishop’s 160-foot high labor of love. His family lives in the castle he built in the San Isabel National Forest, near Pueblo, Colorado, but it is open to visitors in case you are in the area. The castle has wrought iron bridges and stairs, stained glass, turrets, and even a dragon’s [...]

Beautiful Decay: A Castle in Spain

Last month I wrote about Abandoned Psych Wards Photographers Love Sneaking Into, and mentioned that my buddy Martino is one of my favorite urban explorer photographers. Well, he’s got some new images up on his flickr stream that are some of the most beautiful — and the most remarkably preserved — photos of abandonment I’ve [...]

Brits float across Lake Garda in a bouncy castle

Brits float across Lake Garda in a bouncy castle A dream trip for some might be kayaking down the Amazon or hot air ballooning across Africa – but for one trio of young men it was paddling across Lake Garda in a bouncy castle.The three realised what we imagine was a childhood dream in a [...]