By far the most popular exhibit at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, the General Motors-sponsored Futurama (contained in its Highways and Horizons pavilion) was a gigantic diorama showcasing a proposed futuristic world of 1960, created by industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes. Unlike most utopian predictions, the Futurama turned out to be surprisingly accurate, in that it presented a country joined by a network of interstate highways which , for better or worse, did become a reality in the 50′s. Other predictions included helipads on skyscrapers, genetically modified food, and automatic highway systems.
German photographer Bettina Güber has a knack for photographing toy animals in everyday scenes that makes them appear delightfully lifelike and full of mischief. She’s created two series of photos so far, Petsand More Pets, featuring miniature animals staged to appear as though they’re having fun exploring her home, her meals, and hiding in plain sight.