It was supposed to be the marketing world's greatest reverse psychology triumph, a mastery of consumerism over postmodern disillusion.
It wasn't a Rockefeller or a Guggenheim, but a kid from Hoboken, New Jersey who brought Modern Art to America's shores.
If you were out of a job in 19th century England and seeking new employment, there was a chance you might find a peculiar advertisement in the newspaper that read something like: "WANTED! Ornamental garden hermit."
Just when you start to feel like a fairly competent human, something like Shuudan Koudou slides into your Instagram feed to prove you wrong.
If you're wondering how Zealandia slipped past the radar of your geography class, you're not alone.
Greetings from Shingo, a rural village, 650km north of Tokyo that is believed by its inhabitants to be the last resting place of Jesus Christ.
Collectively, they were known as "The Brotherhood of the Sun," and in the 1970s, they emerged as one of the most successful communes in US history.
What is a post town? Essentially it's a pit-stop, albeit a very charming one lost in time, which popped up along Japan's ancient highways during the Edo period.
It took me several days to think of the bees. After the smoke had cleared and the heartbreak settled in, I remembered: they kept beehives up there.
It was 1969, and a fire had just destroyed the San Francisco American Indian Center, which had proved an indispensable resource for over 30,000 members of the urban indigenous population. With no other options, local activists had to get radical.
The youngest son to one of the most brutal leaders in recent history, Tommy Suharto's tale fits somewhere on the same shelf as Pablo Escobar's and Kim Jung Un's. Parisian photographer and explorer Romain Veillon takes us through the ghostly hotel that many believe has been cursed by Suharto's victims.
In a way, you could say that Caroline "Tula" Cossey's story is one that's been told three times.
There's something a little off about the storefronts on Main Street in the town of Amsterdam in Upstate New York.
Long before we were friend-requesting on Facebook, following influencers on Instagram and instantly communicating with strangers around the world by simply typing in their social media handles — there was the ham radio calling card… aka the QSL card.
These days, text messaging has seen to it that emojis come before real emotions, but today we'd like to pay tribute to hand-written romance as it becomes increasingly rare.
Your eyes do not deceive you. These homes have indeed been cut down the middle like a knife through a buttercream cake, but in lieu of confetti sprinkles, the insides spill out water damage, rot and everything that's wrong with our throw-away society.
Han van Meegeren was so good at forging the great masters that he narrowly escaped the death penalty in a sensational trial to prove his innocence as a Nazi art plunderer of cultural treasures.
"Not always useful, but not altogether useless" is the mantra behind Chindōgu, a Japanese art form that calls for stilettos with built-in umbrellas, noodle bibs for the face and glue sticks filled with butter (that one we get).
An incessant blend of theatrics, glamour and a whole lot of gin made for some of the most jaw dropping nights you could imagine.
Theirs is a love of strange and beautiful proportion. The kind measured in porcelain, peanut-sized dolls and antiqued oysters as big as your face.