Looking for Inspiration to Explore the World in 2020?

OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF weeks, the staff here at Atlas Obscura assembled a menagerie of lists that we hope will inspire your travels and explorations in 2020. From our favorite new place listings on the site to natural wonders you can reach via public transportation, these pieces—curated from our collection of more than 18,000 wondrous places—highlight the wonder […]

What’s the Inspiration for a Game Where You Can Play as a Piece of Poop? “I Like Objects More Than Human Beings”

‘Wattam’ creator and director Keita Takahashi explains that video games are not necessarily a passion or a part of his everyday life, but he “has many contradictions” in his mind. From developer Funomena and publisher Annapurna Interactive, Wattam is a whimsical adventure featuring a host of worldly inhabitants that frolic, hold each other’s hands, dance and solve […]

Slowdown grounds business jets as the rich tighten purse strings

NEW DELHI : Indian industrialists looking to tighten their belts amid the economic slowdown are giving up business jets as they cut the flab. Anil Ambani’s Reliance Transport and Travels has leased one of its three business jets, a 13-seater Global 5000, to a global charter company that has stationed the aircraft in Bengaluru. “This is the […]

For the sake of fun or inspiration? Dyson to set up its global HQ at Singapore’s former nightlife hub

SINGAPORE: Electric appliance pioneer Dyson said Friday its new global headquarters will be in a sprawling, colonial-era Singapore building originally constructed as a power station and until recently used as a nightlife complex. British inventor James Dyson’s company, famous for its bagless vacuum cleaners, announced this year it was shifting its headquarters from England to the city-state to be closer to Asian […]

India Today Inspiration: Virat Kohli sets the ball rolling in cracking 1st episode

India cricket team captain Virat Kohli will set the ball rolling at ‘India Today Inspiration’ — a series of conversations with some of India’s biggest sporting legends. What it takes to be a champion? How do these champions deal with failures? How did they make it to the top? What do they do when they […]

The human brain: A source of inspiration for artificial intelligence solutions

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fast gaining ground as the next big disruptor in the Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry. Over the last year, content creators across the globe have actively begun to adopt AI tools in order to enhance efficiencies, unlock revenue opportunities and deliver interactive viewing experiences. The uptake has already started in sports production […]

A Texas Transplant Found Inspiration For His First Restaurant in the Last Place He Expected: Home

Doug Adams, Bullard As soon as Doug Adams turned 18, he got the hell out of his hometown and didn’t look back. Adams grew up in Bullard, Texas, a swampy dot on the map about halfway between Dallas and Shreveport, La. It was “very small, very religious, very football,” he says—a town “with more churches […]

The Cross Between Psychology & Typography and Why It’s Important

Communication is essential in any aspect of your lives and the business world is not an exception.  It is what enables us to connect with others on a personal level, so you need it for creating a relationship with your audience and establishing yourself within today’s rapidly growing industry. The speech is only one way […]

Clash of business models as war for the grocery basket escalates

Online grocery seems like a simple enough business of delivering fruit and vegetables, staples and toiletries to homes, saving customers the hassle of going to a supermarket or kirana store. But as it turns out, it’s complicated to get a customer what he or she needs in time—and that’s why every e-tailer has evolved its […]