Catch up with highlights from our digital travels this week…
Stay in SpongeBob’s Bikini Bottom bolt-hole
SpongeBob’s pineapple-shaped abode is almost as iconic as the man himself – and now you can stay in his digs. Nickelodeon and Nick Resort Punta Cana have teamed up on this 1,500-square-foot real-life bolt-hole in the Dominican Republic, complete with port holes, underwater decor and a lifesize version of Gary. Elite Daily checks in for the night.
Tales from the riverbank…
With house prices soaring in the capital, it seems an increasing number of plucky Londoners are mooring up in houseboats along the River Thames. Guardian photographer Katherine Fawssett hopped aboard to find out what the life aquatic is really like in the city.
It’s totally tropical inside this Berlin theme park
Think palm trees, sandy beaches and tropical heat. Where are we? Miami? Mexico? The Seychelles? Wrong. We’re talking about Berlin. Its wintery days might average -1 degrees celsius, but the German capital is home to the world’s largest tropical indoor park, inside a former Nazi airplane hangar. Qz takes a look around.
This house has a Technicolor jacket that would make Joseph jealous…
Artist Okuda San Miguel has transformed an abandoned house in Arkansas into a cathedral of colour for the city’s Unexpected Art Festival. Titled ‘Universal Chapel’, the house has been wrapped in a dazzling Technicolor design that would give Joseph a run for his money… Designboom has more.
A set designer sets Madrid’s streets abloom
Set designer and artist Raquel Rodrigo is on a one-woman crafting mission in Madrid, cross-stitching the facades of the city’s buildings with floral blooms. Her colourful rose motifs have popped up around doorways and drainpipes… See a bunch on This is Colossal.
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