Chris Ilenstine

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Tranquality Nodes – Sand Lamps by Talin Hazbar from Dubai

Tranquality Nodes – Beautiful Sand Lamps.<p>Talin Hazbar is an architect and designer working in Dubai. She deals with the research on solidifying sand …

Interior Design

Colorfully Illuminated Cranes Produce a Dancing Light Show

Award-winning architectural lighting design firm Skira specializes in innovative lighting solutions. Recently, the firm collaborated with Uljanik Shipyard–one of the oldest working shipyards in the world–to create <i>Lighting Giants</i>. Located in Pula, Croatia, the installation of colorful cranes dance …

Articles about design icon c howard crane on Dwell.com - Dwell

A skilled and spiritual craftsman, George Nakashima crafted wood furniture that elevated and showcased natural forms.<p>Greta Grossman, for a while relegated to the footnotes of design history, is finally getting the deserved recognition as one of...<p>Alongside Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, …

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Photographer Uses 130-Year-Old Camera to Capture Images of Modern England

In the age of Photoshop, cell phone snaps, and digital photography, British photographer Jonathan Keys stands out with his passion for the collodion (or wet plate) process, an early photographic process that was invented by Frederick Scott Archer in the 1850s. Armed with his 130-year-old wooden …

Chinese Ship Sinks Vietnamese Fishing Boat

The latest: A Chinese ship has reportedly sunk a Vietnamese fishing boat near a disputed Chinese oil rig in the South China Sea, reports the Nikkei.<p>Hanoi claims about 40 Chinese fishing boats surrounded a Vietnamese vessel before one of them began ramming it.<p>China's official Xinhua news agency …

Top 10 Beach Drinks

Top 10 Beach Drinks from National Geographic.<p><b>Piña Colada, Puerto Rico</b> <br>The pineapple, coconut, and rum slurry known as piña colada had been popular in the Caribbean for at least a hundred years before Ramon "Monchito" Marrero, a bartender at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar (now called Oasis Bar) …

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U.S. Airports Make Modest Improvements in Wait Times in 2013

The White House issued a progress report on the Obama administration’s national travel and tourism strategy that shows wait times at U.S. airports …

Dramatic Landscapes of Iceland through an Infrared Lens

<i>Blue Iceland</i> is a captivating series filled with dark skies and moody atmospheres across the stunning landscape of Iceland. Created by UK-based photographer Andy Lee, the series is a unique presentation of a place that is typically represented as vibrant green rolling hills and the crystal spring …

Brazil's Olympic sailing venue called an 'open sewer'

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sailing's governing body may conduct independent water-quality tests in Rio de Janeiro's polluted Guanabara Bay, the sailing venue for the 2016 Olympics and the site of Rio's first test event in 2½ months.<p>Any hope Brazil would be able to clean up the sewage-filled bay soon was …

30 Links to Beautiful Photography, Amazing Tutorials and Much More

This week's list of photography links is quite diverse, featuring a hand-selected group of tutorials, reviews, special features, great photography …

17 of Our Favorite Fried Chicken Recipes

These 17 recipes for fried chicken are so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.<p>Put on an apron, grab a cast-iron skillet, and prepare to fry up chicken so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.

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Bloody Good Steak

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A noble steak dinner, even for those without a grill.</i><p>Summer rolls around and everyone is all like: GRILL GRILL GRILL!!!!!!!! Well guess what? Not everyone has a grill. …

1 Slab of Bacon, 5 Dinners

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples every which way.</i><p><i>Today: Food52's Managing Editor Brette Warshaw shows you the best ways to work bacon into your dinners -- all week</i> …

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Eat Your Mayonnaise with a Side of Tater Tots

Homemade tater tots! What's not to love?<p>You've know how, when you're at a party and a platter of raw vegetables appears? Nobody actually really enjoys eating the limp celery; it's the dip we're really after, right? So, wouldn't it be better if we could put delicious dip <i>on delicious things</i>? It makes …

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Kickstarter: Augment modular charging solution for iPhone 5/5s reinvents the battery case (Video)

Augment is a new case series from Rubix that puts a spin on the traditional battery case. Rubix is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter to produce this product line, but don’t let that get you down. This is definitely worthy of your hard-earned cash if you’d like to have the benefits of a …

Your fitness tracker could soon control your home’s lights, heat, and music

To date, fitness trackers such as the Fitbit and Jawbone have been little more than souped-up pedometers, with a growing list of body-monitoring functions, measuring posture, heart rate, and so on. But the fitness tracker of the future could be far more highly functioning: a data-driven, …

Bringing Chat To Snapchat Helps Boost Platform's Perception

As Snapchat expands its chat and video features in an ever-competitive mobile app market, smartphone users in the US and UK have been responding well to the platform. The addition of text messaging and video calls has coincided with an uptick in Buzz for the brand on both sides of the …

Google buys Word Lens, the app that translates languages with your phone's camera

Google has acquired Word Lens, the mobile app that can translate text in real time using your smartphone's camera, along with its development team at Quest Visual. The impressive technology will now make its way into Google Translate. Word Lens and its various language packs have been made free on …

Amazon leaves mysterious giant orange locker in downtown SF

<b>Update, May 16 at 9:07 a.m. PT:</b> <i>Amazon has confirmed that the locker is a part of a promotion with Nissan. People can tweet the #giantlocker hashtag in exchange for an access code to the locker and collect prizes. One person will win the grand prize inside the locker -- a car. A film crew is on site</i> …

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