Augustus Hartley

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This Mexican Street Artist Mixes Science Fiction and Psychedelia

Muralist, illustrator, and all-around renaissance man Smithe is creating his own brand of sci-fi surrealism.<p>South of the US-Mexico border, Smithe, aka Luis Enrique, creates some of the most striking graffiti and murals seen on the streets of Mexico City. But Smithe isn't just plying his trade in …

Colorful Watercolor Paintings Immortalize Tokyo’s Historical Storefronts

After moving from Kobe to Tokyo three years ago, Polish animator Mateusz Urbanowicz was struck by the number of historical buildings that survive in Japan’s capital. So, he did what any real artist would, and set out to capture Tokyo’s storefronts in beautiful watercolor paintings.<p>While …

Japan

Pencil and Crayon Illustrations Celebrate the Small Joys of Everyday Life

A Korean artist illustrates from the heart in her visual diary of daily life.<p>With a penchant for graceful illustration and distorted proportions, a series of illustrations portraying snapshots of average life tell a story of humanity with the help of colored pencils and a greeting-card layout. …

Graphic Design by Tamas Horvath

Graphic design samples of Tamas Horvath’s visual diary.Tamas Horvath is a Hungarian freelance graphic designer who currently lives and works in …

The art of Zen and how to reorganise your bedroom to get more sleep

If 2016 was the year of decluttering, then 2017 is shaping up to be the year we prioritise a return to Zen living.<p>Having learnt to “let it go” and live a simpler, more functional life, it’s time to focus on <i>how</i> we make better use of the new spaces we’ve created – and no more so than in the …

Everything We Know So Far About The Doctor’s New Companion

Fans of the iconic BBC series <i>Doctor Who</i> are yearning for a trip through time and space right about now, as show teases like the Christmas special and …

Watch Sculptures Appear to Undulate Under Strobe Lighting

Artist John Edmark makes 3D-printed sculptures that are designed to "animate" when they're rotating on a turntable and lit in just the right …

At the halfway point in his series, our columnist reflects on what constitutes a classic, the selection process and the omissions he regrets<p>As this <i>Guardian</i>-<i>Observer</i> list reaches its halfway mark with a gay Englishman and a polemical African American social scientist (Lytton Strachey and WEB Du …

Literature

Rotating homes around the world Style

Rotating homes across the globe<p>Updated 23rd January 2017

Horizontal Bar Railing - Olympus from AGS Stainless

Until now, installing horizontal bar railings in your home or office required onsite welding and fabrication. The real trick, however, was the …

Amazing Modern Stairs in a Medieval Tower in Denmark

Situated in Denmark, the Kalø Tower is a 700 year old historical building. While inaccessible, the architecture studio MAP created a modern spiral …

The Red Turtle is a breathtaking example of what animation is capable of achieving

The Studio Ghibli co-production is a quiet, purposeful, gorgeous animated fable about man and nature.<p><i>The Red Turtle</i> defies easy categorization. One of this year’s Best Animated Feature Oscar nominees, the first-time feature from Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit is an animated film co-produced by …

The Best Dark Horse Comics Covers of 2016

Week after week, comic publishers keep the artists they employ hard at work trying to come up with covers that will make you, the jaded comic buying …

Learn Eight Field Photography Tricks In 90 Seconds

If you’re looking to boost your field photography skills, these eight clever tricks can be done with common items almost everyone has.<p>In this video, …

100 Years Of Infographics From National Geographic

A new tome from Taschen explores why National Geographic‘s approach to information design has changed little since the 1800s.<p>The fact that <i>National Geographic</i> continues to be a collector’s item when other print magazines are struggling—there’s even a popular eBay guide for selling them–is testament …

Create gorgeous graphics in minutes with this 2017 Creative Design Bundle (91% off)

Coming up with the perfect design is easier said than done — especially when you’re trying to create a truly gorgeous, eye-popping website or flyer. One way to cut down on all those hours of creation? Our handy 2017 Creative Design Bundle. This web creator’s dream package is on sale now for over 90 …

20+ Best Kitchen Islands For Your Dream Cooking Space

We have a case of island fever.<p>Whether you're hosting a dinner party or an after-school snack extravaganza for your kids, a beautiful kitchen island provides ample space to cook and entertain all of your friends and family. Click through Dering Hall's beautiful kitchen island inspiration for a …

Art History 101: John Singer Sargent’s New Portra...

Bridging the transition between post-Renaissance movements and early Modernism, John Singer Sargent is renown for his fresh take on portraiture. Born …

Batman and Flash Team Up to Solve DC Rebirth's Watchmen Mystery

What is the secret of the button? Who does it serve?<p>Last year, DC Universe Rebirth #1 teased a major confrontation between DC's heroes and the cast …

Meet the Illustrator Who Puts Algae on Paper

Using algae and gouache, artist Katharine Rutter explores the self and fairy tales through imaginative illustrations.<p>Algae as an illustration medium first struck artist and illustrator Katherine Rutter, who creates fantastically surreal drawings, while visiting her family in Arkansas one late …

Why Marvel's new 'Inhumans' TV show should throw out the rulebook and cast non-white actors

Marvel's <i>Inhumans</i> project is finally coming to television after years of being stuck in development hell, first announced as a feature that got <i></i>put on …

15 bold interior paint hues for your home

When, how, and why to take a chance with color<p>For some, taking a risk with color ranks up there with public speaking, singing karaoke, or stripping in public.<p>Sounds extreme, but consider the words of journalist and new homeowner Taffy Brodesser-Akner, who recounted what can only be described as a …

Interior Design

Unexpectedly beautiful stool made of wooden offcuts and resin

Eco-friendly furniture-making has come a long way in recent years, with aesthetics increasingly catching up to ethics. No longer, it seems, do pieces created via sustainable practices have to compromise on style. (So long, goofy bottle cap-topped coffee tables and armchairs made of wine</b> …

Furniture

A new book shows the true financial cost of leading a creative life

In August 2014, Roxane Gay released a series of essays called <i>Bad Feminist</i>. It debuted as a New York Times paperback nonfiction bestseller and spent another seven weeks in total on the list. When Gay had negotiated her advance, Harper Perennial paid her only $15,000. That’s about a third of what a …

The 10 Most Highly Anticipated Comics Coming in 2017

It's shaping up to be a good year.<p>Comic publishers had a fantastic year in sales in 2016, and 2017 is primed for a fantastic run from all the major …

Comics

Organizing Ideas for Entryways & Foyers Without Closets

Between jackets, purses, mail and an ever-growing mountain of shoes, the entryway is a tough spot to keep under control—and less square footage …

Kitchen of the Week: A Cost-Conscious Kitchen in Sweden

Since Christmas 2015, Maria Förstberg, a librarian and weaver, has been living in a home tailor-made for her in Linköping, in southern Sweden. The …

Architecture

Incredible new graphic design app now includes photorealistic rendering

Adobe has recently announced a partnership with computer graphics leaders Chaos Group to bring the beta desktop rendering app Project Felix to …