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The Falling Man

An unforgettable story.<p><b>Do you remember this photograph? In the United States, people have taken pains to banish it from the record of September 11, 2001. The story behind it, though, and the search for the man pictured in it, are our most intimate connection to the horror of that day.</b><p>In the …

Ansel Adams

Mapping 6,000 Years of Urban Settlements

A new study by researchers at Yale University maps urban centers from 3700 B.C. to 2000 A.D.<p>How did cities emerge? Where were they located? How did they change over the course of human civilization? How did they change their surroundings?<p>The answers to these questions are available, but hard to …

Articles about scandinavian summer home built surf sports and sun on Dwell.com - Dwell

An adventurous family envisions a dream getaway on Sweden’s southwestern shore.<p>A clever design team brings a dash of Scandinavian style to a Danish executive’s flat in a renovated Montreal triplex.<p>Splashes of chartreuse enliven N-Holiday House, a seaside getaway by Sohei Nakanishi Design.<p>For this …

Architecture

Fantastic Cities: An Exquisite Architectural Coloring Book for Creative, Stressed-Out Adults

Canadian artist Steve McDonald is known for creating highly-detailed, bird's-eye view illustrations of cities, villages, and rural areas, which were the inspiration behind his first coloring book. <i>Fantastic Cities</i> is a unique achievement that combines aerial views of real cities and …

Coloring Book

6 festive photo ideas to try this Christmas

For many of us, winter can seem like a pretty miserable time for photography.<p>Sure, there's the potential for some stunning landscapes with the sun …

10 Cool Photography Freebies That Include E-Books, Courses and Presets

A popular saying goes, “There ain't no such a thing as a free lunch.” Well, we took it as a sort of challenge and brought you some photography …

The best photography magazine subscription deals 2018 - the perfect gift

A subscription to a photography magazine is the perfect gift for any enthusiast image-maker. And with a huge range of titles on offer, there's …

+node: A Cantilevered Home Stacked Like Building Blocks

+node is a Japanese house, designed by Keisuke Maeda of UID architects, that was built on a plot of land that’s partially in the forest. The sloped …

On Earth Day, These Photos Remind Us Just How Little We Know Of The Planet We Call Home

Happy Earth Day! Every year on April 22, the world celebrates this amazingly diverse planet we call home, focusing on ways to protect it from the often destructive practices of its human inhabitants. While many of these efforts focus on the conservation of Earth's most fragile habitats, we …

Medieval Manuscripts Depict The Taxonomy Of Dragons

The British Library is commemorating St. George's Day with an extraordinary gallery of dragon illustrations culled from its digitized medieval …

Ancient History

This Is Not a Barbie Doll. This Is an Actual Human Being.

Not so long ago, images of a young girl washed over the Internet. She was impossibly blonde and impossibly shaped, and surely it was all a masterly work of Photoshop. Right? Michael Idov travels to meet with Eastern Bloc Barbie herself and discovers that her world is far more bizarre and twisted …

A Simple Way to Change the Color of the Sky in Camera

Have you ever been excited to photograph someone around sunset only to discover that Mother Nature wasn’t playing nice? Instead of a beautiful …

Amazing

Seeing red? The mind-bending power of colour

One person sees a blue and black dress, another a white and gold one. Why? Once dismissed as hippyish, the science of colour is finally being taken seriously<p>If you give the patient one pill, he perks up. If you give him another pill, he calms down. That might not surprise you. What might, though, …

Burkina Faso

Designing cities and factories with urban agriculture in mind

The Netherlands offers inspiration for designers looking to create environments that harvest water, energy and nutrients<p>Urban farms are transforming inner city spaces – rooftops, infrastructure, streetscapes, building skin – into generative ecologies that support the lives of people, and …

Architecture
Architecture

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Articles about design icon 10 buildings marcel breuer on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.<p>Alvar Aalto, one of Finland’s greatest architects, made modernist masterpieces with a human touch.<p>Frank Gehry's recognizable designs are often cited as being among the most important works of contemporary …

Architecture

Family House in California by McClean Design

The Architecture of the Luxurious San Vicente House in California.<p>The architects of McClean Design completed this house in California for a family …

Architecture

Innovative School Proposes Lush Vegetation on its Roof

The United Design Group (UDG) China recently began construction on an innovative community kindergarten in Wuxi, a city in the southern Jiangsu province. Called <i>Xieli Garden</i>, it's a spiraling three-storey structure whose sloping green roof wraps around a centralized courtyard. It aims to create the …

Architecture

Street Photography & The Art of Composition – 30 Majestic Photographs (Part 1)

<b>Street Photography</b> may have been attacked on appreciated from all directions and one would easily come to a conclusion that the length and breadth of …

Street Photography

The Miraculous Life of Gabriel García Márquez

When Gabriel García Márquez was born, in 1927, in the sleepy little town of Aracataca, not far from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, there were certain …

Literature

If These Proposed Skyscrapers Are Ever Built, Cities Will Be Insane

The super-skyscraper has been a dream of city planners for over a century. And these plans for mega-structures, if they ever come to fruition, would …

Skyscrapers

The Lost Empire that Ruled the Silk Road

Today, the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan is relatively remote, known mostly for its magnificent medieval ruins. But over a millennium ago, it was …

Ancient History

Color Confidence launches new ColorMunki packages

Color Confidence has announced two new monitor calibration packages, the Color Confidence Studio Photo and Color Confidence Studio View.<p>The …

44 essential digital camera tips and tricks

Our collection of top digital camera tips and essential photography advice will have you improving your photos in no time. Culled from experts and …

Learn the Skill of Critiquing Photographs With These 5 Tips

Raise your hands if you have had your photos critiqued before. Now if you have, do you remember receiving feedback that wasn't too useful? Perhaps …

Landscape Photography

Farmland Shed Converted to Modern, Self-Sustainable Cabin

Repurposing a building and enhancing its intended use often yields beautiful results. The <i>Pump House</i> sits on a farmland property in rural Victoria, Australia, and was originally just a storage shed for its owners. Branch Studio Architects, a local firm, transformed the once-innocuous structure into …

Cabins

3 Things To Learn From Frank Gehry’s Ill-Fated Eisenhower Memorial

The takeaway from the ongoing controversy: Nobody cares about Kansas and stay away from young boys.<p>Last week, a federal planning commission that oversees monuments in Washington, D.C., voted to reject Frank Gehry’s design for the Eisenhower Memorial. What can we learn from this?<p>The design was …