Ana Meira

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Smartphone Astrophotography: How I Capture the Moon and Planets with My Phone

I’m often asked how I am able to take high-quality images of the solar system using my iPhone. In short, the quality of today’s smartphone cameras …

Animated Typographic Architecture Is A Design Nerd’s Dream

Elaborate typography + fantasy architecture + GIFs + clever logo design = German creative firm Deepblue Networks latest promotional campaign and a design nerd’s complete breakfast. The firm collaborated with illustrator and graphic designer Florian Schommer of Hamburg-based Kjosk Collective to …

Graphic Design

Nigerian News, Nigeria Newspapers

COVER STORIES2 hours agoBenue Lawmakers Scale Fence, Slam 6-Month Suspension On Impeached Speaker COVER STORIES1 day ago2019: No Automatic Tickets …

Africa

8 Closets That Aren't Closets Anymore

These DIYers found extra living space in their home's smallest spots. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com<p>It's unlikely that you lament about having <i>too much</i> closet space in your home, but have you ever considered what you might gain from repurposing one altogether? We know, …

Ingenious Beehive Extracts Honey On Tap Without Disturbing Bees

A new invention by father-and-son team Stuart and Cedar Anderson could drastically change the way we harvest honey from beehives. Created and tested by the Australia-based beekeeper duo over the last decade, the Flow Hive uses specially designed honeycomb frames and a spigot system to extract honey …

Beekeeping

12 Stylish Bedroom Decorating Ideas That (ALSO!) Make For A Better Night's Sleep

Yes, it's important that your bedroom is beautiful. But more than that? Comfortable and relaxing enough for sound sleep, night after night. Here, four top designers explain what it takes.<p>Yes, it's important that your bedroom is beautiful. But more than that? Comfortable and relaxing enough for …

25 Fantastic and Funny Photos Celebrate Photoshop’s 25th Birthday

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we're living in a world where surreal-looking images are all around us. As part of the celebration, Adobe has launched a search for 25 of the …

Photoshop

Photographer Travels the World to Capture the Diversity of Beauty in 37 Different Countries

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc is on a mission to capture portraits of women from every country in the world in order to shed light on the beauty that exists everywhere. A little over two years ago, at the age of 27, Noroc quit her job, withdrew all her life savings, and embarked on an …

San Francisco

A Friend Called Depression

It is raining outside, and I have many chores to do, but I sit. A feeling I use to call depression, that I now call friend, has crept into my awareness, and we sit together. This feeling I now see as a gift, a gentle invitation to stop and just be. My mind goes to all the things I could use to …

Photographer Captures Enchanting Snapshots of Himself Feeding Wild Animals

Finland-based photographer Konsta Punkka has an extraordinary gift with animals, as can be seen from his close interactions with wildlife captured on camera. The 21-year-old self-described “squirrel whisperer” uses his iPhone and DSLR to capture enchanting snapshots of woodland creatures from an …

Nature Photography

Poetic Photos of Women Surrounded by the Beauty of Nature

Madrid-based photographer Elena del Palacio crafts images that conjure ethereal, dream-like scenarios in the wilderness. The vivid pictures feature young women who are often surrounded by the vast beauty of nature. They're shown contemplating the world around them as well as being at rest. Babbling …

Beauty

How to get started in Calligraphy

In case you missed this epic post by Seb Lester…<p><i>Seb Lester gives us an insight into his practice and offers tips to anyone wishing to develop their calligraphy skills. Full videos of above animations here: Destiny and Heart & Soul</i><p>Calligraphy is enjoying something of a renaissance at the moment. I first noticed at the beginning of 2013 when mainstream publications like Salon started taking an interest in my calligraphy work. Momentum has gathered since then to the point that one of my …

Beautiful Flower Bouquets Frozen in Blocks of Ice by Makoto Azuma

Throughout the years, botanical artist Makoto Azuma has consistently looked for new ways to explore the beauty of plants like flowers and bonsai by placing them in incredibly unique settings. In the past, he has frozen and suspended bonsai trees, submerged them underwater, and even launched bonsai …

Flowers

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

New Unbelievably Honest Cards by Emily McDowell

Illustrator Emily McDowell is back with a new set of cards! In her usual style, she's open and honest, giving us a new way to appreciate hand written greeting cards. These aren't your usual cards, no, they're the equivalent of a breath of fresh air, cards you wish you could have come up with …

Technological Park in Óbidos, Portugal

Technological Park in Óbidos, Portugal designed by Jorge Mealha and photographed by Joao Morgado.<p>Photographer Joao Morgado sent me a new project he …

Knog’s Expose Smart Light for iPhone

Despite smartphone camera capabilities encroaching upon and even surpassing the bulk of point-and-shoot cameras on the market, our digital Swiss army knives still have some hardware weak pointseven the almighty iPhone. Melbourne, Australia-based Knog, known the world over for their quality bike …

Knives

Memory Game

Have fun with this memory game featuring <b>Arne Jacobsen</b>‘s typography (created in 1937). Design by Danish company <b>Design Letters</b>.<p><b>Memory Game</b>, …

A Scientific Ranking Of The Sexiest Types Of Creativity

What’s hotter, playing in a band or building websites? Science weighs in.<p>We don’t need science to know that creativity is sexy. Mick Jagger’s number proves that point. As do anecdotes from everyone’s lives about far lesser musicians than the Rolling Stones. In one recent study—conducted, of course, …

Glowpear: A Self-Watering Urban Garden

The Glowpear™ Urban Garden is a modular, self-watering planter that aims to dramatically change your outdoor space and the way you garden. The design …

Architect Designs Paris of 2050 as Eco-Friendly "Smart City"

According to architect Vincent Callebaut, the Paris of 2050 could look very different than the city we know today. The architect recently unveiled plans to transform the famous locale into a futuristic “smart” city. His design is a nod to the metropolis' historical architecture as it's punctuated …

Smart Cities

Intricately-Detailed Landscape Drawings are Smaller Than a Pencil

Michigan-based artist Taylor Mazer recently crafted incredibly small drawings that are no larger than your average pencil. In December 2014, he used a fine-tipped Micron pen, straight-edge, and mechanical pencil to create intriguing monochromatic landscapes. They often feature urban structures like …

Drawing

Vibrant Landscape Photos Showcase the Striking Colors of China’s Rainbow Mountains

In the northwestern Gansu province of China lies the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, a gorgeous expanse of land known for its rainbow-colored rock formations. Bands of fiery red, creamy orange, rich green, and bright yellow streak across the mountains, forming the most beautiful geological …

National Parks

Anatomical Specimens Made from Hand-Dyed Wool and Silk by Lana Crooks | Colossal

<p>Textile artist Lana Crooks constructs extremely realistic small anatomical specimens from hand-dyed silk and wool. Fascinated by “the antique, the …