Stunning Night Photos of the George Washington Bridge Illuminated by Lights

George Washington Bridge Illuminated by Lights

On Presidents Day back in February, photographer Dark Cyanide shot these stunning photos of the George Washington Bridge–which connects New York City to Fort Lee, New Jersey–on one of the rare nights during which the bridge is illuminated. Each of the bridge’s two 604-foot-tall towers is equipped with 380 lights, which are only turned on for special occasions. Dark Cyanide can be followed on Instagram.

George Washington Bridge Illuminated by Lights

George Washington Bridge Illuminated by Lights

George Washington Bridge Illuminated by Lights

George Washington Bridge Illuminated by Lights

photos by Dark Cyanide

via Untapped Cities, This Isn’t Happiness, My Modern Metropolis

Spirit Aficionados Launch Kickstarter Project to Bring Their ‘Caged Heat Cocktail Syrup’ to Market

Spirit aficionados Jared Hirsch and Jennifer “Absinthia” Baum have created together a sweetly spicy small-batch concoction called Caged Heat Cocktail Syrup and are currently currently raising funds through Kickstarter to expand their market. The duo originally debuted the syrup in 2012 during the release of St. George Spirit’s Breaking and Entering Bourbon and around the San Francisco Bay Area in such places as Sidebar and Southside Spirit House, to very favorable reviews.

A concoction of tamarind, cardamom, ghost pepper, and cane sugar, Caged Heat is warmly spicy. It makes a statement, but it isn’t overwhelming. It’s caged, get it? …Since so many of our customers have been asking where they can buy bottles to take home, we decided the time was right to grow and expand. In order to do that, we need to move from the small kitchen at Sidebar into a larger commercial kitchen. We need your help to make the syrup available for you, the craft cocktail enthusiast. We need your help getting Caged Heat into your home!

Caged Heat Label,
Caged Heat Cocktail Syrup Label

Caged Heat Prep
Caged Heat Cocktail Syrup Cooking

Jared Hirsch

Absinthia Baum

images via Caged Heat Cocktail Syrup

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A Deck-Building Card Game About Registering Aliens Based on the ‘Space Dandy’ Anime Series

Seven Seas Games is creating a deck-building game about registering aliens based on the Space Dandy anime series by Japanese anime studio Bones. The game–which is similar to fellow deck-building card games Dominion and Ascension–was designed by Chris Gardner. Seven Seas Games is currently raising funds to produce the game via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.

Space Dandy

Space Dandy

Space Dandy

Space Dandy

Space Dandy

images via Seven Seas Games

Mouth-Watering Videos That Document the Creation of Four Desserts Based on Different Colors

Back in 2012, French coffee brand Carte Noir released a series of food videos in which each short was based on a different color. The videos are visual recipes for incredibly delicious-looking desserts, such as pistachio tiramisu (“VERT”–“Green”). But the videos do more than simply document each desert’s creation–they lavishly capture each step in extreme closeups, complete with the sounds of eggs being folded and cream being poured. The viewer is forced to watch as syrup is drizzled and butter is melted. The videos are, in other words, positively indecent. In addition to “VERT,” Carte Noir released “ROUGE” (“Red”), “JAUNE” (“Yellow”), and “ROSE” (“Pink”). The series was produced by digital agency Proximity BBDO.

via Digg

‘BLACKBIRD’, A Beautiful Side-by-Side Visual Comparison of the Films ‘Birdman’ and ‘Black Swan’

Film editor Michael Branco (previously) has created “BLACKBIRD“, a brief but beautiful side-by-side visual comparison of the films Birdman by Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Black Swan by Darren Aronofsky–both of which explore the psyche behind the individual as performer.

While watching Birdman recently, I realized how similar it was to Black Swan decided to purchase the Blu-rays and edit a quick 1.5 minute video comparing the similarities. …New York City — two artists, two opening nights, two rival figures, and one center stage. Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “Birdman” bares many striking resemblances to Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan,” in terms of plot, characters, and on-screen imagery. Having seen both films beforehand is highly recommended. Spoilers [in 4k!] ahead.

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German Activists Coat Walls With a Superhydrophobic Substance to Splash Pee Back on Public Urinators

Residents of the St. Pauli quarter of Hamburg, Germany took matters into their own hands by declaring “peeback time” after the frequent urination on walls by a steady stream of partygoers stunk up their businesses, playground, and alleys. St. Pauli’s Community of Interest organized a project to apply a superhydrophobic coating to walls in the area–some marked with warning signs, some not–that causes urine or any other fluid sprayed on the wall to splash right back at the perpetrators. The group hopes this deters people from peeing outside, though they don’t mean to be unfriendly to tourists.

Julia Staron of the Community of Interest recently spoke with Spiegel about their project, saying that while the message is “St. Pauli can defend themselves,” tourists are welcome, but must follow their rules, including the one stating “Do not piss on walls!” The project has already had more than a wee effect on the area, as the campaign has gone beyond St. Pauli as it whizzes around the Internet.

The group also plans to roll out a program in which people using the restroom at bars can get a stamp on a special card that can be redeemed for a shot on the house after the sixth restroom trip. One thing is for certain: if you pee in public in St. Pauli, “urine” trouble.

St. Pauli Peeback

image via IG St. Pauli

via Spiegel, CityLab