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This French Street Artist Is Making Boring Buildings Beautiful

The walls you see here could easily be boring slabs of concrete or brick. But in the talented hands of French street artist Julien Malland, the walls …

Murals

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival: Pictures

Chinese Art

These brutally honest travel tips will keep you from embarrassing yourself in 15 different countries

It's one thing to look like a goofy tourist while traveling — but offending the locals is even worse.<p>With that in mind, Reddit users have spent the last 24 hours answering the following question: "What should tourists NEVER do in your country?"<p>Like a similar Quora thread from a few months ago, the …

Art Teacher Paints Watercolor Landscapes Using Water Found at Her Destinations

Hannah Jesus Koh does not bring ordinary tap water with her when she creates watercolor paintings of her stunning surroundings. Using liquid straight from the environment that she wants to portray, the high school art teacher paints remarkable landscapes within the confines of her journal. Koh …

Digital Art

Solar-Powered Safari Lodge Provides the Perfect African Escape in Nature

Within Botswana's lush Okavango Delta sits the standout Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, which was designed with its breathtaking surroundings in mind. Architects Michaelis Boyd and Nick Plewman based the curvaceous structure's cocoon-like design on the pangolin, which is an endangered scaly creature …

Wildlife

Trobla – Wooden Amplifier for Smartphones

Trobla, a well designed wooden amplifier for smartphones.<p>TokTok is a design team specializing in innovative, eco-friendly furniture and product …

Furniture

8 Simple Ways to Be More in the Moment When You Travel

<b>1. Don't make comparisons.</b><p>Whether you travel often or only occasionally, it's far too easy to compare your current situation to one from the past. The pebbly shore off the Promenade des Anglais in Nice instantly makes you long for the black sand beaches you frolicked on in Santorini. The Pad Thai …

Cape Town

8 Disney Princesses Enjoying Their Old Age, Because They've Mostly All Been Through a Lot and Deserve a Relaxed Retirement, You Know?

Pretty sure grandma Mulan would be the coolest.<p><b>1. Fa Mulan and Li Shang, with the grandkids</b><p><b>2. Belle, also with the grandkids</b><p>Always with the books, don't you know.<p><b>3. Elsa, Anna, and Olaf</b><p>The heating bills in this retirement home are outrageous. And folks complain about the cold regardless, not even …

Pop art meets coffee with #sleevebucks

You'll never look at the Starbucks mermaid the same way again.<p>An amazing Tumblr artist is using Starbucks sleeves to recreate pop culture icons. …

Coffee

Ocean-Inspired Glass Vases and Sculptures Capture the Beauty of Cascading Waves

Santa Cruz, California-based husband and wife Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker are impressive glass artists individually, but the stunning pieces they produce as a duo blow us away with the breathtaking force of a tidal wave. Working mainly with hot glass, the pair create gorgeous, ocean-inspired …

Sculpture

Traveler's Stunning Photos Highlight the Natural Wonders of Bolivia

On a recent trip to Bolivia, globetrotting photographer Antony Harrison captured the breathtaking beauty of the South American country in all of its natural glory. Misty mountains, wild flamingos, cerulean lakes, and sulphuric pits seem to come alive in his vibrant photos, transporting the viewer …

South America

17 Genius Bathroom Organization Hacks

Declutter your bathroom without tossing any of your beloved products.<p><b>1. Use a wine rack as a holder for rolled hand towels.</b> Your guests will be so impressed.<p><b>2. Use a kitchen utensil tray to organize your bathroom toiletries.</b> You'll get much better use out of one of these in your bathroom drawer …

Hacking

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Books

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Art

Aerial Walkway in Cape Town Allows Visitors to Take a Surreal Stroll Above the Trees

This surreal walkway recently installed in Cape Town, South Africa, creates a meandering, aerial path that allows visitors to stroll through the treetops. The steel-and-pinewood Kirstenbosch Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway begins on the forest floor, gradually sloping upward and eventually elevating …

Cape Town

Beautifully Tangled 28-Foot-Long Table Constructed Entirely of Wood

Artist Michael Beitz's impressive sculpture is a fantastic and playful take on your standard dining table. Titled <i>Not Now</i>, the 28-foot-long piece is made entirely out of wood, even as it twists and tangles at its center. Both ends are flat and invite you to take a seat. As you gaze towards the …

Art

I Did Not Quit My Job to Travel the World

Approximately every five minutes someone out there writes an article about how they quit their job to travel the world. Okay, maybe not every five minutes, but these days it does seem like there are many people who do just that -- save up money, quit their jobs and go from country to country, city …

Dancer Captures Elegant Photos of His Gravity-Defying Movements Frozen in Time

While levitation photography is nothing new, Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits of himself leaping through the air are exceptionally elegant feats of movement and grace. For the past three years, the Berlin-based creative has united his two passions–photography and …

Photography

5 Spots With The Clearest Waters In The World

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Marjan Lazarevski</i><p>How many times have you visited a beach or a lake, only to be tragically disappointed by the murkiness of the water? Sure, you could go for a swim in there if you <i>really</i> wanted, but there's no way of knowing if whatever brushed your leg was seaweed, …

9 Reasons To Head To Belize For Your Next Vacation Getaway

For non-stateside beach getaways, most Americans typically go with the usual options -- Mexico, the Caribbean or one of the Hawaiian islands. But what if you wanted all the trappings of a faraway beach vacation, just with less tourists? Then you've got to head to Belize.<p>Belize is way less crowded …

Magnificent Faucet Swirls Water into Elegant Patterns

A London student recently designed this conservation-friendly faucet that swirls your water into captivating geometric patterns as soon as you turn on the tap. The faucet weaves small jets of water into intricate, cross-hatched designs that look like they belong on delicate crystal glassware. The …

Industrial Design

"Spy" Photographer Captures Secret Marriage Proposals All Over New York City

You plan for weeks or even months. You've bought the ring, you've picked out the place and now you want a way to remember the flood of emotions that will come with that special moment. Who do you call but Vlad Leto, a 30-year-old photographer who's well-equipped for these types of shots. As of …

Photography

12 Ice Hotels That Will Make You Actually LIKE the Cold

Think cold isn’t romantic? Think again! Ice hotels are an experience that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. With the coolest amenities and epic winter wonderland activities, these frosty hotels make for the ultimate wintertime vacay. From Canada to Japan to Norway, here are 12 of the most …

Beautiful Naturalistic Turntables Made from Black Walnut Trees

These beautiful turntables are made from cross-sections of trees, turning state-of-the-art hardware and black walnut wood into rustic record players. The creative, minimalistic designs are produced by Kent Walter and his father through their Seattle-based company, Silvan Audio Workshop. The pair …

Turntables

African Astronomy: The Top Safari Escapes for Sleeping Under the Stars

<i>By Kristen McKenzie</i>, HotelsCombined.com<p>Africa is renowned for its wildlife, but it also boasts some of the globe's most incredible al fresco sleeping quarters. After combing through hundreds of incredible safari accommodation options available on our website, we here at HotelsCombined have selected …

Photographer Peter Lik Has Sold Nearly Half a Billion Dollars in Prints

Last December, the art world balked when photographer Peter Lik announced the world’s priciest sale of a photograph: a single black-and-white print …

Illustrator Creates Imaginatively Cute Portraits of Kids Based on Photos

Illustrator Maria Jose Da Luz creates adorable, playful portraits inspired by a single photograph. Her work focuses on children, and she digitally draws their likenesses in a sweet, cartoonish style. Round faces, rosy cheeks, and over-sized heads are all part of her illustrations' charm. You can't …

Cute

Niagara Falls freezes over as polar vortex drops temperatures – pictures

It is so cold across North America that the normally rushing falls of the Niagara river have partially frozen. The river is still flowing underneath the ice, which isn’t expected to melt any time soon as temperatures continue to stay below freezing

Niagara

The White Sand Beach P*rn You Need Right Now

<i>By: Meagan Drillinger</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>It's never wrong to daydream about white, sandy beaches and crisp, aqua waters. But when it's cold, slushy, and there's four feet of snow out your window, well, those thoughts take on an entirely new voyeuristic value. And if <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> taught …

Proud Dad Has Tattooed His Son's Drawings on His Arm for the Last Seven Years

Some parents display their children's artwork on the fridge; proud dad Keith Anderson exhibits his son Kai's drawings on his arm as tattoos. For the last seven years, Anderson–a self-described climber, adventurer, student, and bike enthusiast who lives in Peterborough, Ontario–has turned Kai's …

Drawing