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Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

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Artist Finds New Ways to Create Art Despite Irreversible Nerve Damage

Artist Phil Hansen uses a labor-intensive approach to create his large-scale murals. Instead of simply drawing a figure or going the pointillism route, Hansen produces many of his pieces entirely out of handwritten text from submitted stories of challenges and struggles to words of encouragement …

Art

The 50 Most Dazzling Pictures From Space

Taking pictures in space ain’t just point and shoot. When a spacecraft is billions of miles from home, it takes an awful lot of data processing and …

Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials

Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete. The end result is a beautiful home in the woods that cost only $11,000! Inspired by Japanese architecture, the <i>Japanese Forest House</i> (as Schulz aptly …

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Photog Uses Face Paint to Create Stunning Portraits that Look Two-Dimensional

The <i>2D or Not 2D</i> series isn’t the first time Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov has dabbled in painting his models faces and taking striking …

Dwell

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Home Tours

Aesthetic Underwater Photography by Harry Fayt

Dreamlike Underwater Photography.<p>Harry Fayt is a photographer from Belgium. His photographic work focuses on the aesthetic research related to the …

Incredible Dragon and Dinosaur Sculptures Made of Pumpkins

To see one of the most astounding jack o'lantern displays in the world, head to The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt, New York. It's there that you'll find 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins arranged as slithering ground snakes, a giant spider web and even dragons and …

Sculpture

Whimsical Illustrations Merge with Everyday Objects

Instagram continues to pave the way for innovative artists like graphic designer Javier Prez, who regularly adds to his playful series entitled <i>Instagram Experiments</i>. Using a variety of everyday objects combined with simple line drawings, the Ecuador-based artist constructs whimsical scenes in all …

Drawing

An Analog Art Tool For Making 3-D Objects Flat

Art teachers face a major challenge when teaching new students to draw: how do you put techniques into words? Concepts like perspective have a visual language, but don’t easily lend themselves to a spoken lesson. Leslie Lienau, an art teacher for 20 years, wished she could teach students how to see …

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The Homemade Remedy That Will Bust Your Cold

This homemade, herb-packed elixir is what BA editors drink when they feel a cold coming on.<p>There’s a secret we have at the <i>Bon Appétit</i> offices. At the first sign of a cold, many of us will head downstairs one floor to the test kitchen and visit our resident healer, Brad Leone.<p>Okay, Brad’s no voodoo …

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Perfect roast chicken recipe

A roast chicken recipe that won't fail to please your guests, from ceramicist Frances Palmer, known around the world for her artistic vessels<p>S<i>erves 4</i><p>1.6-1.8kg whole chicken<p>3 tbsp unsalted butter<p>½ a lemon<p>½ a pear<p>3 cloves of garlic, peeled<p>1 small bunch of fresh herbs such as sage, rosemary and …

Stunning Artistic Home Features Floating Staircase

Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld has designed <i>Casa Cubo</i>, a personal museum of sorts, for an anonymous couple in So Paulo. More than just a place of rest, it is a space for the art enthusiasts to display their wonderful collection. The home away from home is both an architectural project that …

Art

Hyperrealistic Paintings of a Woman Covered in Paint

<i>The Mess of Emotion</i> is an expressive series of hyperrealistic oil paintings by Korean artist Rim Lee that features a woman covered in thick, acrylic paints. The artist's work is a combination of performance, photography, and painting. Lee herself plays with pigments as the model for her photos, …

Art

Macro Underwater Photography of Reef Dwellers by Felix Salazar

Reef Dwellers.<p>This is a selection of breathtaking macro underwater photographs of colorful reef dwellers by California-based photographer Felix …

Beautiful Houses: Castlecrag Residence

This week we will show you the beautiful Castlecrag Residence in Castlecrag, Australia, a project by CplusC Architectural Workshop. This house is …

Architecture

How to Use White Balance in Photography

Every digital camera has a White Balance or Automatic White Balance (AWB) setting in the camera menu. But how many of us actually use it or even know …

Light Bulbs

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

Tardu Kuman's Stoa Design: Simple Joints, Awesome Furniture

I just stumbled across—and am totally in love with— the construction of this simple bookcase. Called the Stoa Kitap 03, it's the work of …

Furniture

A Working Desk For Two & A Dining Table For Six

With the kitchen being the heart of the home, the dining table is a vital piece of furniture. When we’re not eating at it, we’re doing work or the …

Furniture

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Got the Munchies? Sate Your Hunger with These 20 Recipes

A majority of Americans favor legalizing marijuana—so we've collected 20 recipes to help pot smokers deal with the munchies<p>For the first time ever, a national poll has shown that a majority of Americans—58 percent, in fact—favor the legalization of marijuana. Which means that, if the rest of the …

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STARPATH: An Electricity-Free Alternative to Streetlights

UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a spray-on solution to create a trail of illuminating stars aptly known as <i>STARPATH</i>. The innovative product boasts an anti-slip and water-resistant surface, not to mention an energy-free alternative to streetlights, that is ideal for pedestrians at night. It is …

Coats

Speedy weeknight suppers: chicken with mushrooms and tarragon

The bittersweet tarragon in this dish cuts through the mustard and cream to give a lovely piquancy to the chicken.<p>Serve with a pile of fluffy mash and some bright green beans or spinach, or pasta.<p><i>Serves 2</i><p>2 chicken breasts, skin on<p>1 onion<p>2 large field mushrooms<p>170ml double cream<p>150ml white wine<p>1 tsp …

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Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Architecture

Experimental Light Painting Self-Portraits

Self-portraits aren’t exactly ground-breaking — in fact, the word “selfie” was recently added to the dictionary — but Alex DeForest‘s self-portraits …

Hypnotic GIFs of Anthony Howe's Kinetic Wind Sculptures

Artist Anthony Howe's 3D kinetic sculptures are massive, moving pieces that utilize the united visual power of wind, metal, and mirrors. We first discovered his spectacular work earlier this year and now, thanks to VICE's <i>The Creators Project</i>, a series of equally hypnotic gifs (created by Jordan …

Art

Bizarre Furniture Inspired by Animals and Bugs

We love all this creepy/cute furniture inspired by animals and bugs. Some of it gets a little macabre, too.<p>Centipede-like lamps named Nymph and …

Creative Mom Turns Her Baby’s Naptime Into Dream Adventures (Updated)

Do babies dream when they sleep, or they simply rest peacefully? Queenie Liao, a free-lance artist and mother of three boys living in California, has …

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