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Bodypainters Beautifully Blend Human Bodies into Nature

Using absolutely no Photoshop, bodypainters Leonie Gen and Joerg Duesterwald worked with photographers Laila Pregizer and Uwe Schmida in seamlessly integrating the human body into natural landscapes. Called <i>Metamorphosis</i>, the project blends naked models into everything from rock formations to curly …

Biotechnology

Articles about house week calgary renovation fits three generations under one roof on Dwell.com - Dwell

O’Neill Rose Architects designed each unit of this modern Queens compound based on the personality of the family member occupying...<p>Two Seattle architects design and build a dynamic multifamily structure on a formerly vacant lot.<p>With Alvar Aalto in mind, a renowned Swedish architect crafts a serene …

Architecture

12 Ways to Use the IKEA Bekvam Step Stool All Around the House

The IKEA Bekvam step stool gets a lot of attention for its price ($14.99) and ease of customizing (it's actually unusual to spot one au naturel these …

Annoyed wedding photographer spells out why phones at a wedding are the worst in viral Facebook post

An Australian photographer has written a plea to brides and grooms-to-be beseeching them to have technology-free weddings.<p>Photographer Thomas …

16 New IKEA Hacks You Haven’t Seen Yet

Budgeting and holidays are never good together (seriously, can those two just break up already?) So if you’re trying to revamp your interiors without spending too much money this winter, IKEA is definitely the best place to start. Whether you need extra storage or are just looking for some easy DIY …

House Design

Pantone: How the world authority on color became a pop culture icon

Colors are tricky. If you’ve ever brought home a can of paint that you thought was taupe in the store but your partner points out looks “kinda pink” on the wall, you know how frustrating—and unreliable—color perception can be.<p>Color systems like Japan’s TOYO Color Finder or Germany’s HKS Guide help …

Graphic Design

Modern and Classic Meet: Renovated German Country House

A former stable and hayloft on a rural German property dating back to 1851 has become a stunning modern home expertly blending new features like …

Architecture

See a Stunning NYC Apartment Hidden Inside a Water Tower

We've heard of water towers as art pieces, a hotel with a water tower-turned-bar, and even a speakeasy hidden inside a water tower. But <i>New York</i> magazine's latest <i>Design Hunting</i> issue goes inside something even better: a penthouse apartment built into the <b>water tower of an Upper East Side building</b>. …

Star Wars figure Eric takes Instagram by storm

<b>Images of a Star Wars action figure posed on a mossy wall in the Cairngorms and taking in a view of Inverness from a hotel window have helped South African photographer Darryll Jones gain a big following online.</b><p>With almost 90,000 followers on Instagram, Jones' work has also been featured in the …

Scotland

6 photo apps that have vastly better filters than Instagram

While some of the app's 300 million users still rely on Rise and Valencia to take their selfies, others have graduated to more refined photo editing apps that make their pictures look professional thanks to retouching tools, selective editing functions, and amazing lens effects.<p>Plus if you're …

Mobile Photography

How to Become a LEGO® Architect

Admit it: you have a secret LEGO® stash somewhere. Before you had even considered becoming an architect, you had already built cities, developed …

Lego

A photographer took these utterly surreal photos of himself in places that look like Mars to make a statement about humanity

If humans went to Mars, this is what it might look like, according to French photographer and author Julien Mauve:<p>Mauve has traveled across the US to put together his project called "Greetings From Mars," which offers absolutely stunning photos of himself wearing a spacesuit in places that look …

Ansel Adams

Renovation & Extension of a Holiday House / Dehullu Architecten

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The quality of the existing dwelling consists not only of the building itself, but also of the …

Architecture

The ArchiBlox Carbon Positive House

Carbon

Dutch House Design Mimics the Experience of Walking Through Nearby Dunes

Nestled within the dune landscape of the northern Dutch islands is the aptly-titled <i>Dune House</i> designed by Marc Koehler Architects. The structure is inspired by its surroundings, and the configuration of the 591 square foot home is based on what you'd experience as you walked through the dunes. From …

Architecture

Rural writer's nook overlooks the English channel in northern France

A family in France commissioned Ziegler Antonin to add a writer's nook and garage to an existing home in Senneville sur Fécamp, located in the …

Photographer Creates Stunning Symmetric Images with Light and Reflection

<b>All Photographs (c) Ferdinand Choffray, Courtesy of Ferdinand Choffray</b><p>Could symmetrical composition be part of defining beauty? Symmetry makes it attractive. This is what we've been told. When applied to photography, the binomial equilibrium and proportion can create striking images.<p>The shots of</b> …

120 tips for being a successful graphic designer

Cristian Eres, a graphic designer and illustrator from Valencia, Spain, has published an illustrated book on Behance aimed at graphic designers …

Official IKEA “Hack” Kits Will Let You Pretend To Get Creative With Your Furniture

While IKEA products are intended by the company to only be assembled in the way their designers prescribe, that hasn’t stopped countless individuals …

Viral

Portable, low-energy shipping container office pops up in Copenhagen

Architecture firm Arcgency transformed used shipping containers into Unionkul, an energy-efficient office “made to be moved.” Located in the …

Copenhagen

Beat The Drought: The Walls Of This Subterranean House Save Water For You

Architect Jie Zhang’s Thirsty House slurps up water right through the walls.<p>With droughts devastating California and threatening other parts of the country, residents have taken some creative approaches to conserving water, spray-painting their lawns green and filling their pools with dirt. But …

NYC's first prefab micro-unit apartment building starts to rise in Manhattan (PHOTOS)

1/10<p>Carmel Place Micro Apartments Stack<p>It's been more than two years since nARCHITECTS' My Micro NY apartment design won the adAPT NYC competition …

Apartment Building

Compact Home in Spain With An Arresting Inverted Floor-Plan

Located in the old town of Blanes, Girona, Spain, this compact home’s design absorbs your attention with an arresting color contrast and sleek, …

This Swedish dream house was co-designed by 20% of the country’s population

What does a house derived from the collective preferences of 2 million Swedes look like? The Hemnet Home, aka “The House of Clicks,” is an experiment in big data architecture, designed based on web traffic on a popular real estate portal. An analysis of 200 million clicks on 86,000 properties over …

Sweden

Articles about modern meets rugged grid retreat ontario on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Watershed is an off-the-grid writer’s retreat that architect Erin Moore designed for her mother, nature writer Kathleen Dean...<p>A Toronto firm crafts a serene waterfront structure for a family in Georgian Bay.<p>An exhibit up at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC chronicles the museum's initial …

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