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The Second Life Of Masdar, The Green Utopia That Wasn’t

In 2006, Masdar was billed as the first sustainable city, before the original plan was scrapped. A new plan takes a more tempered approach.<p>In 2006, the United Arab Emirates announced an ambitious plan to build the world’s first planned sustainable city just outside of Abu Dhabi. Masdar City would …

Yale’s New Dean of Architecture on Plywood and Mood Lighting

Newly appointed Deborah Berke, the first female head of the Yale School of Architecture, defends the underdog building material, finds inspiration in artichokes and insists on lights you can control<p>When she scans the current architectural landscape for a structure to admire, Deborah Berke tends to …

Architecture

A Guide to Architect Terms and Phrases

What the heck is a bumwad?<p>Architecture boasts a language all its own. From construction terms to office tools to lofty lingo like "spatiality," it’s easy to feel left in the dark if you lack an architecture degree. To help avoid confusion and head-scratching, here’s a comprehensive list of the most …

7 (More) Websites to Help Us Be Better Architects

Last year we published a list of 22 websites meant to make an architect's job a little bit easier. From selecting the perfect color scheme to …

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Intricate Illustrations of Star Wars Spacecraft Cutouts Reveal Their Inner Mechanics

Hans Jenssen has been working as a technical illustrator for decades, and it shows. With painstaking detail and accuracy, he creates cutaway paintings that expose the interior structures of complex vehicles and buildings, down to every last tiny piece of machinery.<p>Jenssen is best known for his <i>Star</i> …

Darth Vader

This Breathtaking Italian Hotel Is Carved Out of a Massive Cave

A one-of-a-kind Mediterranean oasis that's as good as it gets.<p>262K<p>SHARES<p>Treating her to dinner or flowers for a special occasion is always nice — but …

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The 21 Greatest Buildings of the 21st Century

Our Favorite Pillars of Design<p>So often we look beyond the walls of our surroundings in an attempt to grasp everything around us — to better …

Vintage-Inspired Hiking Boots for the Urban Trekker

The classic hiking boot — employed by mountaineers and hikers across the globe and manufactured by heritage Italian footwear brands like Vasque and …

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The 50 Best Menswear Shops in America

Discerning Dressing<p><i>Last Updated January, 2018: This post has been updated with new picks for 2018.</i><p>Arbiters of cool — that’s what the menswear shop is …

San Francisco

Breathtaking Full Body Photographs of Whales

Photographer and conservationist Bryant Austin captures some truly breathtaking shots of whales as a reminder of their beauty and existence in the vast oceans. The photographer manages to get full body shots of them, a feat that so few are able to achieve with such high quality, while revealing …

Photography

Barneys x Common Projects "BNY Sole Series" Achilles Low

A bold revamp for the minimal sneaker.<p>Continuing along its ambitious BNY Sole Series initiative, Barneys New York drops its latest collaboration with Common Projects. The understated brand’s Achilles Low Top gets reworked with a perforated leather upper in red/black and white/black colorways. The …

Shoes

Revolutionary Laser Razor Burns Hair Off Instead of Cutting It

The Skarp Razor wants to change how you've been shaving for the last 5,000 years with lasers. Although that prospect might sound frightening, creators Morgan Gustavsson and Paul Binun have produced a futuristic device that’s actually better for your skin than traditional shaving methods—it reduces …

Burns

20 Habits That Will Make You Highly Successful

<i>The most successful people in the world</i> are the most motivated – correct?<p>Not entirely.<p><i>It isn’t motivation that creates success, but habit and action</i>. …

Are 'Treescrapers' the Future of Dense Urban Living?

A vertical garden tower just won a significant award for architecture. Is it time to start taking these designs seriously?<p>Passive House designers are the Fremen of the architectural world. They look at buildings the same way that <i>Dune</i>’s noble desert tribe thinks about water. For the Fremen, the …

Architecture

A Street You Go To, Not Just Through: Principles for Fostering Streets as Places

What are the key ingredients for creating streets that function as quality public places that draw people in? Below is our list of 8 principles for …

Spectacular Winning Images from the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

Last month, we featured 10 spectacular finalists in the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and we’re now happy to share the chosen winners. The contest attracted over 42,000 photographs from both professionals and amateurs, so we’re sure that the judges had their work cut out for them!<p>These …

Guy Laramée’s Beautiful Landscapes Carved From Old Books

As internet perusers, many of you have most likely seen work by Guy Laramée. Often using multiple books bound together, Laramée alters existing books …

Epic Street Art That Will Slam Your Jaw Firmly On The Floor

It's not an exaggeration to say that Portuguese street artist Odeith is one of the most gifted 3D graffiti artists of his generation. He's been …

Streetwear

This is the State of News Photography in 2015

What’s the current state of photojournalism, and where is the industry headed? That’s what a major survey recently attempted to answer, and the …

How to Lace Your Dress Shoes | The Art of Manliness

You’ve probably never thought much about how to lace your dress shoes and I don’t blame you. I don’t think much about it either. In the list of …

Clothing

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Cannes Film Festival<p>Maybe it’s the high-stakes dealmaking, the laid-back atmosphere, or the fact that it’s France, but these guys are bringing their …

Cannes Film Festival

24 of the best sunglasses for 2018

Sunglasses may be a seasonless essential, but now that the warmer weather has well and truly arrived, there’s even more reason to get a slick new …