16.05.12 by Jeff

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers
MRSY documents beautifully designed manhole covers all over Japan.

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

Beautiful Japanese Manhole Covers

462photoblog.net

MRSY on Flickr













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • andy

    beautiful

  • Gerhard Human

    Wow You just have to appreciate the thoughtful craft of the Japanese… very cool

  • Gerhard Human

    That’s what I love about the Japanese, attention to things that seems insignificant to the rest of the world… even though it’s such a prominent feature in our cities…
    Really cool!

    • lepetitfaon

      YES! Love the attention to detail, and the idea of making something prettier for no reason other than that

  • esmone

    Nowhere near as awesome as these, but there are some manholes from Norway;

    http://www.kumlokk.com/ 

    • lepetitfaon

      Still beautiful!

    • cnice

      those are great too, i think the beuty is in the attention to this or any object as a medium.. thanks for sharing !

  • Sand

    Beauty is in the detail. Never thought manhole could be so diverse and beauttfully designed. Only in Japan!

  • These really are badass, why isn’t the UK this pretty?

  • realy beautiful

  • you know if these were in the states they would be stolen left and right!

  • I’d love to grill a steak on a surface as detailed and beautiful as those.

  • Ibon San Martín Gómez

    Take a look -> http://www.sewercover.com !!!!

  • guest
  • Deniseharwood

    Neat

  • Manhole Covers

    A manhole cover is a removable plate forming the lid over the opening of a manhole, to prevent anyone from falling in and to keep unauthorized persons out.Since the era of ancient Rome, sewer grates made from stone have been used to keep people from falling into the sewage and to catch anything large that might otherwise fall in. Manhole covers usually weigh more than 50 kg, partly because the weight keeps them in place when traffic passes over them, and partly because they are often made out of cast iron, sometimes with infills of concrete. This makes them inexpensive, strong, and heavy. A manhole cover sits on metal base, with a smaller inset rim which fits the cover. The base and cover are sometimes called “castings,” because they are made by a casting process.
     

  • Monica

    These are awesome!  My mom and I always take pictures of interesting storm drain covers.

  • such a great way to infuse a city with art an culture!





26.05.17 by Staff

“Light Barrier” by Artists Kimchi and Chips


An otherworldly audio-visual phenomenon by South Korean artists Kimchi and Chips (aka Mimi Son and Elliot Woods). Constructing an elaborate apparatus out of hundreds of projectors, mirrors and speakers the duo experiment with the materialization of objects from beams of light. Check out more images and video below!

Read More

26.05.17 by Jeff

?????????????????????

Every week we share a bunch of hand-picked content that doesn’t go up on Booooooom and it’s just for our Secret Email Club members. You might like it! There’s only one way to find out: SIGN UP HERE. (it’s free)

26.05.17 by Jeff

Photographer Camilo Jose Vergara Photographs The Same Locations Repeatedly Over 40 Years

No heat, landlord in front of New St. and Newark St., Newark, 1980

New St. and Newark St., Newark, 2015

 

Photographer Camilo José Vergara has committed more than four decades of his life to his photographic archive project “Tracking Time”. Year after year he has returned to poor, minority communities around the United States to re-photograph them from the same vantage points. In 2013, Vergara was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama, and was the first photographer ever to receive this honour.

See more images of his incredible project below.

Read More

26.05.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Miwon Yoon

Lovely work by Korean artist Miwon Yoon. See more images below.

Read More

26.05.17 by Staff

“Solo Together” by Artist Paula Crown

Artist Paula Crown creates 150 ceramic replicas of those iconically cheap disposable red cups for her latest sculptural installation, inviting us to consider the complexity of the mundane and the temporality of togetherness. See more images from “Solo Together” below or on display at 10 Hanover gallery in London until June 8.

Read More