A Scratch-Off World Map That Lets Travelers Keep Track of Which Countries They Have Visited

Scratch-Off World Map

Art. Lebedev Studio has created the I Was Here map, a scratch-off world map that lets travelers keep track of their adventures, one country at a time. The poster-sized map is printed with all the countries covered in a silver scratch-off material. When the material is removed, a colorful version of the map is revealed.

Scratch-Off World Map

photos via Art. Lebedev Studio

via Coudal Partners

An Online Guide to 21 Privately Owned Public Open Space Parks in San Francisco

San Francisco Park Guide
100 First Street

Designer and writer Matthew Lew has created an online guide to 21 privately owned public open spaces (POPOS), the hard-to-find but open-to-the-public parks hidden amongst the towers of downtown San Francisco. The City of San Francisco also maintains a map of POPOS. We previously posted about a POPOS map by Strange Maps.

San Francisco Park Guide
Redwood Park at Transamerica Pyramid

San Francisco Park Guide
201 Mission Street

San Francisco Park Guide
201 Spear Street

photos via Matthew Lew

via Boing Boing

An Adorable Cat Bed Shaped Like a Chain Chomp From ‘Super Mario Bros.’

Chain chomp cat bed with cat butt

The Chain Chomp Cat Bed by Catastrophic Creations is a bed for cats that serves as a splendid reproduction of what is arguably one of the most adorable enemies in the Super Mario Bros. universe, the Chain Chomp. The box even opens for storage for all your kitty’s gear, but sadly, Catastrophic Creations has sold out of this amazing piece of pet furniture.

This was originally going to be a litter box. I still think pictures of the cats kicking and then jumping out of this would be priceless. This took an incredibly long amount of time to make, and because of this we’re only making two.

Chain chomp cat bed without cat

Chain chomp cat bed with one cat

Chain chomp cat bed with two cats

Chain chomp cat bed in progress

Chain chomp cat bed in progress 2

photos via Catastrophic Creations

via Nintendo Retro Gaming, The Frogman

Ryan Gosling Eats Cereal to Mark Passing of ‘Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal’ Meme Creator Ryan McHenry

Back in 2013 we first posted about “Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal,” Scottish artist Ryan McHenry‘s whimsical Vine meme depicting Gosling rejecting spoonfuls of cereal. McHenry’s curious videos spread around the Internet, eventually drawing comment from Gosling himself. Shortly after the meme broke out in 2013, McHenry was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. He battled the cancer, often documenting his experience on Vine, before passing away on May 3, 2015. Earlier today Ryan Gosling posted a Vine video of himself–at last–eating cereal. Fans of McHenry can make a donation to Sarcoma UK in his name.

via reddit

Empire State Building Light Show Honors Famous Artworks From the Whitney Museum Collection

As part of the May 1, 2015 opening celebration for the new Whitney Museum building in Manhattan, the Empire State Building was illuminated in a light show inspired by famous works from the Whitney’s collection. The light show, created by artist Marc Brickman, referenced the color palettes of works by Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Mark Rothko, among others.

Empire State Building Light Show for Whitney Museum

Empire State Building Light Show for Whitney Museum

Empire State Building Light Show for Whitney Museum

photos via Empire State Realty Trust

via The Creators Project

Actor Martin Freeman Officially Joins the Cast of Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Martin Freeman - Captain America Civil War

Marvel has announced that actor Martin Freeman, known for his excellently played roles in Sherlock, Fargo, and The Hobbit trilogy, has officially signed on to join the cast of Captain America: Civil War, which is set to premiere in May 2016. Producer Kevin Feige happily welcomed Freeman aboard.

From his roles as Bilbo Baggins and Doctor Watson to Tim in ‘The Office,’ Martin’s range from the dramatic to the comedic has consistently impressed us. We couldn’t be more honored or excited to have such a talented actor join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Freeman joins his fellow Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch into the world of Marvel. It was announced in December that Cumberbatch would be playing the title character in the upcoming film Doctor Strange, also set to premiere in 2016.

image via Marvel