Catch up with highlights from our digital travels this week…
Rome looks pretty in pink…
Or should that be infrared? Hungarian photographer Milán Rácmolnár has snapped the city’s most famous landmarks as never before, using infrared technology that casts them in dreamy shades of purples and pinks. Ignant shares the series, which is guaranteed to make you nostalgic for the springtime.
Nando’s unexpected taste for fine art
It seems that while we’ve only had eyes for the wings and bottomless drinks in Nando’s, the infamous fast-food chain has been focusing on the aesthetics. i News reveals the chicken specialist is the unexpected owner of the world’s largest private collection of South African art, totalling some 17,000 works. A selection is on show this week at the Nando’s stand at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair.
The value of celebrity is lower than you’d think
In a world ruled by the power of the #influencer, one would assume that the cachet of a celebrity owner would help a house fly off the market. Not so, reveals Curbed. A new report found that properties with a big name on the deeds spend, on average, 36 days longer on the market and tend to sell for under the asking price. Poor Hugh Hefner had to accept half of his $200 million asking price, but then, he did come with the house…
Pop art petrol stations
Service stations are hardly the most inspiring of places – unless you’re Thomas Hedger that is. The illustrator has created a series of pop coloured drawings celebrating the ubiquitous forms of the motorway stop and their plump petrol pumps. Creative Review has more.
Enjoy a ‘steakcation’ at this Taco Bell Airbnb
Justin Trudeau, maple syrup and now a Taco Bell you can stay in… It seems Canada really does have it all. This Ontario outpost of the Mexican fast-food chain has been converted into a Airbnb where four guests can win a special ‘steakcation’, spending 24 hours gorging themselves on Steak Doubledillas and burritos. Metro has the skinny on the competition.
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