Republic of Awesome

Cars, motorcycles, history, architecture, weapons, and pretty much anything that makes me think "that's awesome."

All images are the work of others unless stated otherwise.


Louisiana-based photographer Frank Relle captures the nighttime magic of New Orleans in his ongoing series New Orleans Nightscapes. He uses long exposures to capture the feeling of the powerful, haunting beauty throughout his hometown.

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Love these wheels on this new 2015 Mustang…

I love that shade of yellow.


Love these wheels on this new 2015 Mustang…

I love that shade of yellow.


September 18th 1837: Tiffany and Co. founded

On this day in 1837, the jewelry retailer Tiffany and Co. was founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The first Tiffany store was marketed as a “stationery and fancy goods emporium”. In 1862 during the American Civil War, Tiffany supplied the Union army with swords, flags and surgical equipment. From then onwards Tiffany continued to make a name for itself as a high quality retailer, especially after winning accolades at the 1867 Paris World’s Fair. Due to its popularity the company received several notable commissions, including designing the New York Yankee’s ‘NY’ logo, revising the Seal of the United States in 1885 and the Navy’s Medal of Honor in 1919, and designing the White House china in 1968. Tiffany is today best known for its diamond jewelry and is based at 727 Fifth Avenue, New York City.



How about this 1958 Edsel Citation?  Very nice, if you like rust.  The eBay ad is very honest, it says and I quote: “Here it is, a 1958 Edsel Citation 4-dr. hardtop stored for years in a damp garage and awaiting your handy touch….”

Could be a Nice Car!  How much are they asking for it??

Update all the mechanicals, leave the body as-is, and you’d have one badass car.  It’d certainly be distinctive


Ornately carved flintlock jaegar rifle originating from Germany.  Signed “Michael Haas, 1663”.  Carvings depict battles from the Thirty Years War.  Formally of the property of Baron von Beulwitz.



fCan piling logs be an art form? Yes, apparently. There are people out there who arrange huge piles of logs into beautiful pictures that will gradually disappear as they are burned throughout the cold winter months.

It can all seem a bit absurd until you realize that, depending on the type of wood and how they’re cut, logs actually present quite the variety of colors and textures for someone with the patience and the eye to take advantage of them. There are even art galleries that have showcased art like this. If you’ve been inspired to create your own log pile art, share it with us below!

  1. Created by Gary Tallman
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  3. Image credits: Lyn / Neale
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'Exosuit' mission to 2,000-year-old shipwreck begins



A group of marine archaeologists kicked off a mission this week to explore an ancient shipwreck at the bottom of the Aegean Sea not with a sub, but with a semi-robotic metal diving suit that looks likes it was taken straight out of a James Bond movie.

Sponge divers first discovered the…