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Articles about 10 ways use wood bathroom on Dwell.com - Dwell

This week's top 5 homes focus on the beautiful design element, wood.<p>Looking for creative ways to incorporate rugs into outdoor spaces that feel otherwise unfinished? These 10 examples will give you...<p>The popular myth claims that cats have nine lives—well, what about a well-worn plank of wood?<p>Last …

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

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Travel risky in Gaza Strip, West Bank and Israel, U.S. warns

A new travel warning for Israel, issued Feb. 18, notes that "U.S. citizens need to be aware of continuing risks of travel" to the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and some metro areas, "including Tel Aviv and Haifa and surrounding regions," which the warning says are "comparable to other major global …

Spiral Staircase Effortlessly Flows by Floor-to-Ceiling Bookcase

Staircase designers Bisca show just how much character that this architectural element can bring to a space. While working with a client in Yorkshire Dales, Northern England, the company was tasked with replacing an ill-fitting staircase. Their new design needed to reflect a modern sensibility and …

Artist Amusingly Adds Strange Details to Old Photos

Artist Colin Batty puts an amusingly strange spin on photographs of the past. Taking cabinet cards from the early 1900s, he uses acrylic paint and crafts entirely new and surprising scenes directly on the image. His additions are often hilarious but also creepy, and he does a fantastic job of …

Captivating Portraits of Enigmatic Figures Lost in a Magical World

Inspired by the lush natural surroundings of her native Vilnius, Lithuanian photographer Viktorija Raggana captures incredibly emotive portraits filled with enchantment and mystery. Raggana, who calls herself a “photographer-witch,” weaves her spell over enigmatic scenes that seem to belong to the …

10 Citrus Recipes to Brighten Cold, Dreary Days

Cold weather giving you the blues? Try brightening up your winter recipes with some fresh citrus fruits! Lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges are at their sweetest and juiciest during the cold winter months, and they add a refreshing burst of flavor that will make you think of sunshine.<p>Cold …

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Surreal Paintings of Whimsical Hybrid Creatures by Jacek Yerka

Polish artist Jacek Yerka has the ability to transform ordinary concepts into incredibly imaginative, surreal scenes, as he demonstrates in his paintings of extraordinary creatures. With vivid colors and lush details, Yerka brings to life whimsical beasts that inhabit worlds filled with fantasy and …

Monkeys and Kittens Combine to Form Adorable "Mittens"

Seoul-based artist and photographer Sarah DeRemer playfully combines different species of animals to form unique hybrid creatures. Using photos of cuddly kittens and adorable monkeys, she seamlessly fuses the two in a series called <i>Mittens</i> (monkey kittens). The results are fantastical and …

Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian in West Bank

Israeli soldiers have shot and killed a Palestinian man in the West Bank refugee camp of Qalandiya, near Ramallah.<p>The military said crowds in the camp north of Jerusalem began throwing stones and explosive charges at soldiers while they were carrying out arrests. The soldiers responded with live …

Fantastical Creatures Adorned with Ornate Sculptural Details

Together, Ukrainian artists Anya Stasenko and Slava Leontyev craft fantastical porcelain creatures with vividly-decorated surface designs. The charming figures are small in stature – ranging from one and a half inches to about 15 inches – and are adorned with ornate sculptural details as well as …

New in My Modern Shop: Elizabeth Gadd’s Enchanting Photography

It brings us great pleasure to announce that we've now added ten new prints to My Modern Shop by 21-year-old photographer Elizabeth Gadd. The brilliant young photographer shoots people interacting with nature. The last time we featured her work she was taking all of us on a journey through the …

Top 10 films of 2014: complete US chart

10. The Lego Movie<p>What we say: Everything is awesome. And forever compromised. The Lego Movie is a $60m (£38m) advert that’s clever, smart and extremely funny. It’s marketing as art, art as commerce, and commerce as fun. It’s also an attack on corporate mono-culture. And a deconstruction of stupid …

5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.<p>Life isn't always easy, even when you're a genius. But what else do you have in common with Albert Einstein?<p>A free archive of the famed physicist's writings released on Friday might …

The 10 best films of 2014: No 5 – Leviathan

Our countdown heats up with this booze-fuelled Russian epic, which warmed the hearts of critics at Cannes – and had officials at the Kremlin steaming<p>• Peter Bradshaw on Leviathan: ‘A new Russian masterpiece’<br>• Interview: Andrei Zvyagintsev<br>• Nominate your choice in our form at the bottom of the …

Dark Music at Paris Photo - Photographs by Roy DeCarava and Daisuke Yokota | LensCulture

Amongst the thousands of photographers on show at Paris Photo recently, there were two very dark highlights: a set of shadowy photogravures by American photographer Roy DeCarava, made in 1991 from mid-20th century negatives; and a new but equally black photobook by young Japanese photographer …

Israeli jets bomb Syria, says Damascus

Syria accused Israeli jets of bombing two installations inside the country on Sunday, one near the capital, Damascus, and the second in a town near the Lebanese border.<p>The report by Syrian state television described the attack as “an aggression”. It said the air raids occurred near Damascus’s …

An Interview With Antoine D’Agata - Photographs by and interviews with Antoine D'Agata | LensCulture

<i>Antoine D’Agata is an itinerant figure: a photographer, a film-maker, a world wanderer, a member of Magnum Photos. As an artist, he is most widely-known for his graphic and intense images (some of which can be seen above). But during a brief sit-down with LensCulture managing editor Alexander</i> …

Israel's military opens eight new probes into its Gaza war conduct

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s military said it had opened eight new criminal investigations into its Gaza war operations, including cases involving the deaths of 30 Palestinians.<p>Palestinian children play on a mattress near the ruins of houses which witnesses said were destroyed by Israeli shelling …

Ex-Graffiti Artist Cuts Paper Into Delicate Art

“Paper is a noble material,” says Aurel Rubbish, a former electronic musician and graffiti artist. For the past four years, this 33-year-old Frenchman has dedicated himself to the delicate art of paper-cutting. Inspired by street art, tattoo design and the American Pop Surrealism movement, Rubbish …

7 Lessons Josef Koudelka Has Taught Me About Photography and Life

Josef Koudelka is one of my favorite photographers of all-time. I love how he has been able to craft his life around photographing only what he …

Jewish-nation bill frays Israel's delicate social fabric

KAFR QASSEM, Israel (Reuters) - Israel is poised to pass one of the most divisive laws in its 66-year history, a bill that would declare it the homeland of the Jewish people only — and further alienate its Arab minority.<p>Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement, on his intent …

The new European hotspots for travelers from around the world

Despite geopolitical tensions in Crimea, volcanos in Iceland, and a shaky economic recovery in the eurozone, international tourism to Europe is thriving; it grew by 4% in the first three quarters of this year, according to the European Travel Commission’s 2014 trends report released this month. All …

Fernando Do Noronha Is The Closest To Paradise We're Ever Gonna Get

Turns out paradise is <i>not</i> lost.<p>It exists on Fernando do Noronha, a string of islands 220 miles off the coast of Brazil. This national marine park has waters so pristine and wildlife so precious, you're literally not allowed to swim with sunscreen on in some places. The islands are home to most of …

Secrets of a True Parisian: Part I

When I say the heart of the city, I mean the geometrical center, not necessarily the most vibrant or intense area of Paris. For that, practically each district has its own heart, and one can find points of interests in every section. Some are intellectual hearts; some are fashion hearts.<p>Paris is a …

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Israel's response to the Jerusalem synagogue attack

<b>To the editor:</b> I was touched by the words in the article today on Rabbi Kalman Levine, who died in the synagogue attack last week in Jerusalem. Levine exhorted people to increase the force of good in the world as a means of defeating the forces of evil. ("Victim of Jerusalem synagogue attack 'a …

Israeli Cabinet moves to define Israel as Jewish

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a move likely to further inflame tensions with Israel's Arab citizens, the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally …

Vík Prjónsdóttir launches latest wing-shaped blankets made from Icelandic wool

Design collective Vík Prjónsdóttir has launched two Icelandic wool blankets shaped to look like the wings of a swan and an eider duck as part of a …

Infographic Visualizes Which Countries are the World's Happiest

Which country is the happiest in the world? To find the answer, you simply need to look at this infographic published by MoveHub.com, a resource for people who want to live abroad. They visualized the data of Happy Planet Index (HPI), which shows to what extent 151 countries across the globe …