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Matteo Fogale and Laetitia de Allegri install tinted acrylic tunnel across V&A bridge

<b>London Design Festival 2015:</b> holes cut out from vertical sheets of coloured acrylic form a tunnel designed to distort perspective across a bridge in …

Art

Whiskey Minus The Rocks

You already know it cause you taste the difference every time, beverages with a ton of ice get diluted quick and taste drab. The Chilling Sipstick is …

The Forever Toothbrush

Think about how many toothbrushes you toss out in just the course of a year… then multiply that by your lifetime. Chances are, you’re seeing a mental …

Sunset Magazine’s 2015 Idea House

Located in the Hilltop area of Denver, Colorado is Sunset Magazine’s 2015 Idea House, which saw the transformation of a mid-century modern ranch. The …

Design

Canary Review: High End Specs in the Wrong Places

Since the Internet of Things boom, there are a ton of devices you can use to monitor just about every part of your home. Canary is one such gadget, designed for home renters to place anywhere in their house to track air quality, movements and sound while they’re away.<p>It just so happened that the …

The 10 Strangest Moments in Grammy History

If the Golden Globes are famous for shocking moments, the Grammys are known for downright weird ones. Artists bum-rushing the stage, <b>Lady Gaga</b> arriving in an egg, <b>Nicki Minaj</b> being exorcised: Here are ten moments from Grammy history that have made music’s biggest night one of the oddest broadcasts on …

The works of four Australian photography greats – in pictures

Sydney’s new Badger and Fox gallery is presenting work from some of the world’s greatest photographers – including Australia’s Max Dupain, Bill Henson, Olive Cotton and David Moore. Together they depict an Australian psyche, past and present. The collection features over 180 images, with 40 on …

The frog with kaleidoscope eyes: psychedelic close-ups of nature

Nature photographer Michael Kern turns reptiles, insects and creepy-crawlies into strange psychedelic creations. It’s time to get up close and weird

Swimming Manta Ray Looks Like a Spaceship

Robert Sorokanich of Gizmodo notices that this huge manta ray swimming straight at a diver's camera looks like a spaceship ready to swallow you …

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Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

Photographers

What Microsoft And Apple Can Learn From Adobe About Cloud First

Adobe introduced a host of new apps and innovations to its Creative Cloud service today at its MAX Conference in Los Angeles. The biggest surprise was at the end of this morning’s keynote when Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen brought out Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella. The two companies announced a …

A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch

<i>How Apple’s under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts.</i><p>I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter’s pants, in conversation, nodding. The head Apple designer, who brought you the iMac and the iPad and …

Essential Small-Space Living Tips

Living in a large home has a lot of advantages.<p>For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.<p>In Canada's Yukon Territory, a college instructor builds a lightweight, efficient 97-square-foot mobile dwelling.<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective …

Small Spaces

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Scuba Diving

Samsung’s Metal-Edged Galaxy Alpha Is Its Most iPhone-A-Like Handset Ever

04_SM-G850F_012_white<p>04_SM-G850F_011_white<p>03_SM-G850F_001_white<p>04_SM-G850F_003_white<p>04_SM-G850F_002_white<p>04_SM-G850F_006_white<p>04_SM-G850F_008_white<p>04_SM-G850F_005_white<p>04_SM-G850F_010_white<p>Samsung has announced a new metal-edged flagship smartphone that takes its design language a step closer to …

Flexible And Modern Community Center In Shanghai Made Of Shipping Containers

Shipping containers introduce a whole new dimension to architecture as we know it. They are affordable and they allow for flexible and easy-to-build …

Belgian Warehouse Gets An Unconventional Makeover Using Shipping Containers

Located in Gheut, Belgium, this single-family home was built inside an old industrial building/warehouse. It was a project by NU Architectuuratelier …

The charity that houses homeless people in shipping containers

The concept sounds ghastly until you know the difference it can make, says Brighton Housing Trust's chief executive • Shipping containers for homeless people – gallery<p>When it was suggested that we house homeless people in steel shipping containers in a scrap metal yard, I thought it was either …

Ales Javurek Wins First Place in Shipping Container Vacation House Competition

Czech architect Ales Javurek scooped first place in the AC - CA International Container Vacation House Competition. The Australian-based competition …

The Grandest Home To Ever Be Squeezed Into 550 Square Feet

Tiny, but grand in spirit.<p>Designer Peter Dunham's apartment may be tiny but it's grand in spirit, packed with exuberant patterns and colorful personality.

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

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Art Deco Inspiration

Art deco has to be one of my favorite design styles, mostly because of the geometric and simple forms and the sort of motion that is created. This …

Art Deco

These Focus Stacking Walkthroughs Will Help You Take Your Macro Photography to the Next Level

When it comes to macro photography, knowing how to properly focus stack your images can make a massive difference. To that end, the walkthrough above …

How to Create a Vintage Look using Lightroom

Before you create a vintage look using Lightroom, you have to decide what characteristics you think that look should have. It may mean different …