New York, New York

The Marine Grill Murals of the McAlpin Hotel

The last remnants of what was once one of the world's grandest hotels can now be found in a Brooklyn subway station
27 May 2015
Kelowna, Canada

Blue Hawk Mine

Unlike many reclaimed, abandoned mines, this Canadian cave system is still just a dangerous maze
27 May 2015
Tehran, Iran

Ebrat Museum

This circular Iranian jail was once a political prison run by the country's secret police
27 May 2015
Richmond, United Kingdom

King Henry's Mound

It is against the law to obstruct the view from the top of this English burial mound
27 May 2015
Lisse, The Netherlands

Keukenhof Gardens

Unsurprisingly, Holland is home to one of the most magnificent flower gardens in the world
26 May 2015
Wilmington, North Carolina

Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden

Garden dedicated to native carnivorous plants and site of huge flytrap heist
22 May 2015


Inside the Surreal World of Berlin's Design Panoptikum

by Anika Burgess / 27 May 2015

 article-image(Photo: Anagoria/WikiCommons CC BY-SA 3.0)

Design Panoptikum, the “Museum of Extraordinary Objects,” is a collection of industrial objects curated in a very different way by owner and artist Vlad Korneev. The venue in Berlin, Germany, a self-described “space carnival atmosphere,” is where the whimsical meets the grotesque. Plastic bodies assembled from historical objects lounge on rare furniture and under lamps, jumbled amongst assorted medical equipment and surreal artwork.

All the items featured in the Museum were once part of normal life, but under Vlad’s unique vision, they become an industrial dreamscape. The focus is not on the objects’ original purpose or function; instead, they are reimagined through unexpected pairings. 

article-image(Photo: Anagoria/WikiCommons CC BY-SA 3.0)

article-image(Photo: DesignPanoptikum)

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