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Zaha Hadid's Most Iconic Buildings

As the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Zaha Hadid arguably did as much as any of her forebears to pave the way for women in architecture. But even this will not be her most enduring legacy: With her sudden death Thursday morning, she leaves behind a host of landmark structures …

Architecture

Morpholio Brings Ease to Architectural Drawings with ScalePen

Prior to CAD, design students, architects, and the like, used technical pens for drafting, when there weren’t any buttons to undo what you just did. …

Blown-up picture of Shanghai panorama reveals naked man in hotel window

To the uninitiated, this panoramic snap of Shanghai’s waterfront is just an amazing shot of the sprawling city landscape — but on closer inspection, a shocking surprise lies in wait.<p>The mesmerizing 24.9-billion-pixel panoramic photograph has gone viral on the Internet as users zoomed in close …

Photos: Stunning first shots from National Geographic’s 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

For photography amateurs everywhere, it’s that time of year again: the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, now in its 27th year.<p>An open call for single images, the annual competition will accept submissions from now until June 30. But the bar has already been set high—a few captions from …

Travel Photography

To Reuse This Notebook, Just Pop It In The Microwave

The microwaveable analog Rocketbook saves paper, discourages snoops, and backs up your handwritten documents to the Cloud.<p>Whether you’re concerned about your paper waste, you don’t want coworkers snooping through your brilliant, top-secret sketches, or you simply don’t have room at home to store …

Google Drive

20 Finalists of the Smithsonian Photo Contest Show Earth's Awesome Beauty

Guess what's for dinner? This amazing capture of a snake devouring a frog, by photographer Nicolas Reusens, is just one of sixty incredible photos that have been selected as finalists in Smithsonian.com's 12th Annual Photo Contest. There were over 26,500 entries by photographers from 93 different …

Student Re-Imagines Hungarian Currency with Beautiful, Nature-Inspired Designs

Student artist Barbara Bernat creatively re-imagines Hungarian paper money with designs that look like pages from a naturalist's sketchbook. The artist created these beautiful banknotes for a fictional currency, the Hungarian Euro, as her thesis project. She etched the drawings on copper plates, …

Ethereal Landscape Photos Captured During Pitch-Dark Nights

Don't let these gorgeous, ethereal photos fool you – they were taken in the pitch-black darkness. For the past two years, British photographer Paul Thompson has pushed the boundaries of night photography using a large format camera. His images make up a series titled <i>Moonlight</i>, and they feature …

Welp, This Exists: A Typeface Made Of Emoji

Emoji-based art and design has become so popular that it’s difficult to think of anything that <i>hasn’t</i> been emojified. We’ve seen celebrity portraits made from emoji, great works of fiction translated into emoji, even Barack Obama’s State of the Union address was summarized in emoji by the <i>Guardian</i>.<p>To …

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

Christ the Redeemer mapped by drone to create first ever accurate model

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Christ the Redeemer

Unique Cutouts in Roof of Louvre Abu Dhabi Create Patterns in Light

The architectural beauty of the Louvre Abu Dhabi art museum will soon complement the incredible works to be housed inside. Designed by the renowned architect Jean Nouvel, the building is currently under construction, located on Saaydiyat Island in the United Arab Emirates. It will be the first …

Russia Just Made A Bold Move To Keep Its Gas Leverage On Europe

"...the Turkish Stream is the only route along which 63 billion cubic metres of Russian gas can be supplied, which at present transit Ukraine. There is no other way," the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller said.<p>The European Union's energy chief said that this would hurt Russia's reputation as a …

Beautiful Flower Bouquets Frozen in Blocks of Ice by Makoto Azuma

Throughout the years, botanical artist Makoto Azuma has consistently looked for new ways to explore the beauty of plants like flowers and bonsai by placing them in incredibly unique settings. In the past, he has frozen and suspended bonsai trees, submerged them underwater, and even launched bonsai …

Shimmering Landscape of Waste Made of 60,000 Old CDs

60,000 CDs form a vast, shimmering landscape in this thought-provoking installation by Paris-based artist lise Morin. The latest in Morin's <i>Waste Landscape</i> series, the installation was on display last year at Kuntshalle in Koice, Slovakia during White Night 2014.<p><i>Waste Landscape</i> was created by …

New Unbelievably Honest Cards by Emily McDowell

Illustrator Emily McDowell is back with a new set of cards! In her usual style, she's open and honest, giving us a new way to appreciate hand written greeting cards. These aren't your usual cards, no, they're the equivalent of a breath of fresh air, cards you wish you could have come up with …

Explore Chicago’s Architecture Gems Through New Database

Building buffs face a plethora of choice when it comes to visiting Chicago, one of America’s great architecture cities (and home to a new architecture biennial starting next year). You can visit the site of the world’s first skyscraper, admire some of the best-known work by Mies van der Rohe, or …

Architecture

Get in the Mood: 10 Dark Rooms We Love

The stunning home of Moroso’s creative director, Patrizia Moroso, was designed by none other than Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola. The upstairs …

Interior Design