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Civil Vacuity

<b>Civil Vacuity</b><p>In many high-rise buildings, particularly for low-income families, insufficient resources are allotted to spaces that afford the development and maintenance of social networks. Lobbies, lounges and other small-group spaces are absent or located too far from residences or in public areas that afford insufficient residential control and feelings of ownership (e.g., public lobby entrance). Women in large, high-rise housing developments report more loneliness and diminished territorial …

These 31 Photography Links Will Keep You Busy For a Really Long Time

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking in all corners of the internet to …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Mysteriously Playful Composite Images by Dariusz Klimczak

Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak constructs surreal landscapes through clever manipulation. Each image in the skilled photo editor's growing collection is a composite of multiple elements that work in unison to present a cohesive, albeit unusual, scene. More often than not, Klimczak's subjects …

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Photog Creates Beautiful Fantasy Worlds in Her Tiny Studio Without Any Photoshop

Some of the most extraordinary photography we’ve run across was created by folks who use little to no Photoshop while capturing incredible photos …

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality."—Alfred Stieglitz  

<i>“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality."—Alfred Stieglitz</i><p>It is one thing to have an idea, and quite another to realize it. The artist Lori Nix sees the world her own way. In fact, she constructs it. These images may look like post-apocalyptic, photoshopped phantasms, but they are each painstakingly and time-consumingly made, with each diorama taking up to 7 months to complete.<p>By shooting these handcrafted sets with an 8 x 10 camera, Nix is able to …

The Best Of Hieronymus Bosch, History’s Trippiest Painter

For the first time, the complete works of medieval painter Hieronymus Bosch have been published in a lavish book. See a devil on ice skates, mystical visions of religious ecstasy, and naked ladies with blueberries for heads.<p>More than 400 years before LSD was even invented, the Netherlandish artist …

360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono | Colossal

<p>This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

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Beautiful winter frost patterns - Telegraph

Talented French Photogs Create Miniature Worlds Using Figurines and Food

Sorry, Mom, but playing with your food rocks. Especially if you do it with the imagination and exacting detail that French photographers Akiko Ida …

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

Start to See Photographically In Six Easy Steps

Entire Alphabet Found on the Wing Patterns of Butterflies

Norwegian nature photographer Kjell Bloch Sandved has devoted his photographic career to capturing the beauty of the world we live in and along the way, amassed a collection of butterfly and moth images with interesting patterns on their wings. Sanved's keen eye took notice of the spectacular …

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Thought-Provoking Satirical Illustrations by Pawel Kuczynski

Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski creates thought-provoking illustrations that comment on social, economic, and political issues through satire. The illustrator's portfolio ranges from criticizing military practices and the incentives behind war, to themes of mortality and reinterpreting the uses of …

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21 Smoothie Recipes That Are Actually Good

With ingredients like kale, apples, parsley, spinach, kiwi, and avocado, these 21 smoothie recipes are the quickest, easiest way to get in your fruits and veggies.<p><b>Ready in under ten minutes</b> and packed with fruits and veggies, these creamy drinks are our go-to for an easy breakfast (or snack). …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

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Made for Walking: The World's Most Aesthetic Footbridges (Photos)

Don't Look Down<p>From a bridge high above the Malaysian forest to a modern drawbridge, get from one place to another in style on one the world's …

Banksy hits New York City, but the city hits back

An Iced Coffee That Outsmarts The Summer Heat

It’s iced-coffee season, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! You see, mastering your morning fix at home is easy, especially with our homemade …

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18 Adorable Pictures of Otters

Otters can be described in one word. Adorable. River otters are sleek, and sea otters are fuzzy, but they both just shout ‘come and cuddle me’. At …