JK Rowling is selling her yacht… with interiors by Johnny Depp
The Harry Potter author is closing the chapter on her latest waterborne adventure by putting her $20m yacht on the market. Named Amphitrite, the vessel has interiors designed by Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp, no less. Rowling bought the yacht from Captain Jack Sparrow a year ago and is selling it at a reported loss of around $9m. CN Traveler has the scoop.
Cats have invaded Clapham Common tube station
‘Not content with having conquered the internet, cats now appear intent on taking over our cities,’ warned The Guardian. Sixty-eight furry felines popped up on ad boards inside Clapham Common tube station this week as part of a takeover organised by Citizens Advertising Takeover Service. But they’re not the first public group to take back our cities’ billboards, as Arwa Mahdawi finds out…
A-mazing French gardens
Philippe Jarrigeon was working on the artwork of Snoop Dogg’s 2015 album Bush when he stumbled upon the dizzying maze gardens of France’s Château de Marqueyssac. Manicured to perfection, the late 17th century jardin has become a muse for the fashion photographer, who shot its topiary forms for the summer issue of Pin Up magazine. He tells It’s Nice That more.
A public pissoir made of marble
Swiss studio Bureau A has gifted the lucky people of Zurich with a new sculpture… a marble ‘pissoir’. Placed in a parking lot, the pink structure – titled ‘Fountain 27’ – ups the ante for public urinals. ‘Public spaces need to stay public,’ the designers declared. Ignant takes a closer look…
Filmmakers turn New York into a fake movie set
New York has probably starred in more films than any other city and its streets frequently double as movie sets. Filmmakers Claire and Max have toyed with this notion, flattening the city’s landmarks to their facades and taking viewers on an a eye-boggling journey through the Big Apple. Designboom has more.