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French Student Sets Internet on Fire with Animation Inspired by Moebius, Syd Mead & Hayao Miyazaki

The internet over in Japan was lit ablaze last month by a student film. Titled “Celles et Ceux des Cimes et Cieux” (“Girls and Guys from the Summits …

Anime

The Couch Tennis Club Architecture

Dutch architecture firm MVRDV just complete their building <i>The Couch</i> for the IJburg tennis club, located in the East of Amsterdam. IJburg is a new …

Architecture

8 Psychological Tricks of Restaurant Menus

A restaurant’s menu is more than just a random list of dishes. It has likely been strategically tailored at the hands of a menu engineer or …

Paramount Network

Mental Floss

MENTAL FLOSS STUDIOS<p>Holidays<p>Holiday word origins<p>Holidays<p>Holiday word origins<p>Food<p>Tips for Perfect Cookies<p>Food<p>Tips for Perfect Cookies<p>Pop …

Mummified Monk Found Inside Buddha Statue

The master of impermanence becomes a permanent resting place.<p>When Buddha said “Peace comes from within,” he probably didn’t mean <i>inside</i> an actual Buddha statue. But Netherlands-based Drents Museum recently discovered that one of their Buddhas was hiding a secret: crouched inside was a monk who had …

Archaeology

Determined Artist Makes a Beautiful Illustration for Every Single Disney Film

Vancouver-based illustrator Rafael Mayani put himself up to a mighty challenge. In chronological order, he would watch every single Disney movie, and then he would create an original illustration based on each. Since its first movie, <i>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</i>, which was released in 1937, to …

Walt Disney Company

50+ Unique Kitchen Lighting Fixtures That Make For Memorable Meals

Elegant and expressive light fixtures.<p>These kitchen lighting fixtures help set the stage for your best meal yet. From sculptural chandeliers to rustic pendant lights, good lighting gives these cooking and dining areas a personality of their own.

Interior Design

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A cosmopolitan design mecca with a distinctive urban vibe—Tokyo is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world and...<p>Dear Dwell Reader: Many thanks to all of you—we've hit a couple milestones recently, and we wanted to share them with you.<p>The midcentury-modern look is …

Viral

Name the Disney Films by Their 8-Word Descriptions

On this episode, map nerd John Green shares a few things you might not know about maps.<p>Don't miss an episode—subscribe here!<p><i>(Images and footage</i> …

The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

Vibrant Landscape Photos Showcase the Striking Colors of China's Rainbow Mountains

In the northwestern Gansu province of China lies the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, a gorgeous expanse of land known for its rainbow-colored rock formations. Bands of fiery red, creamy orange, rich green, and bright yellow streak across the mountains, forming the most beautiful geological …

National Parks

When I Grow Up

The theme-park chain where children pretend to be adults.<p>Several decades ago, the district of Santa Fe, on the western edge of Mexico City, was an industrial zone devoted to strip-mining. After the gravel and sand pits were depleted, they became enormous garbage dumps where scavengers roamed. In …

Kids

Sense: A gadget to change the way we sleep

James Proud’s sleep monitoring device is a step beyond those on the market, sensing a range of environmental factors to help you get a better night’s sleep<p>■ See more from the 20 innovations for 2015 series<p>British entrepreneur James Proud, 23, presents a white sphere the size of a tennis ball …

The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

Drones

33 Breathtaking Bridges Around The World

From centuries-old wonders to modern-day designs—simply being on these <b>33 bridges</b> will send you on a walk (or drive) to remember. Scroll down, and …

Futuristic Wind Turbines Take the Form of Sleek Minimalist Trees

The <i>Wind Tree</i>, developed by the French <i>New Wind</i> group, is a prototype battery of small wind turbines in the form of a minimalist tree that seamlessly blends in with urban environments. Standing 26 feet tall, plastic pods resembling leaves, with miniature turbine blades inside, hang from the tree's …

Renewable Energy

When She’s Not Drawing The Simpsons, Liz Climo Makes Funny Animal Comics

When Liz Climo isn’t busy drawing characters and storyboards for <i>The Simpsons</i>, she’s working on her own hilarious series of animal comics which you …

Social Media

5 Things Your Clothes Are Saying About You

Some findings about clothes from psychological research:<p>1. Different color clothing says different things about you. Most interesting is that studies …

Clothing

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 …

Data Visualization

Fjaðrárgljúfur, The Most Beautiful Canyon in the World

Have you eve seen a canyon so beautiful? Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland that's known for its breathtaking beauty. It's up to 330 feet deep and about one-and-a-quarter kilometers long, with a river called Fjar flowing through it. Created by a progressive erosion of flowing water …

Hiking

10 Stunning Underground Homes

For years the phrase "underground living" was reserved for cramped war bunkers and dingy basements, but a new crop of dwellings—either partially or fully submerged into the ground—have evolved into modern art forms, boasting dynamic shapes and cutting-edge energy efficiency.<p><b>Villa Vals in Vals,</b> …

Hamptons

Husband Commissions 23 Artists to Surprise His Wife with Portraits of Their Baby

Chicago-based photographer Ernst Berlin (a.k.a. Reddit user Rezinatoriously) wanted to do something extra special for his wife's first birthday with their baby son, so he turned to RedditGetsDrawn to find different artists to help him put together a spectacularly memorable gift. He commissioned 23 …

Art

15 Otherworldly Places You Have to See to Believe

<b>Three Sisters Volcano, Oregon</b><p>Have you ever looked at a photo and just couldn't believe what you were seeing? Today let's check out 15 of those places. Destinations that seem like they are not of this Earth. Lakes that seem like they belong on another planet. Mountains that appear like they were …

Siberia

18 Photos of People Awestruck by the Beauty of Nature

Nature has a way of making our problems feel small and insignificant, an incredible view can change our whole perspective on life. While in Moab, Utah for a March photo shoot adventure, photographer Jerry Patterson captured a shot of the Milky Way through the arches of beautiful sandstone …

Photography

15 of History’s Greatest Puns

While puns may make you groan and have even been called the “lowest and most groveling form of wit,” a good one is a thing of beauty that’s worth …

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

Architecture

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