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What The Internet Would Look Like As A World Map

The world of the Internet mirrors the real-world in myriad ways: there are members (we call them populations), websites (destinations to visit), acquisitions of companies (redrawn political boundaries). So what if the Internet could be visualized like our global politics?<p>That’s exactly what …

Internet

Photographer Takes on Multiple Roles in Creative Self-Portrait

Los Angeles-based photographer and multifaceted artist Christine McConnell takes some really interesting images that place herself in multiple roles. Besides being behind the camera, McConnell also serves as the model, stylist, costume and set designer throughout much of her photography. Her keen …

Photography

360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono | Colossal

<p>This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate …

The Best Looks from Couture Spring 2014

As glamorous haute couture creations take to the runway in Paris, we're compiling the top one-of-a-kind looks to note. Follow our edit here.<p>As glamorous haute couture creations take to the runway in Paris, we're compiling the top one-of-a-kind looks to note. Follow our edit here.

Star-Studded Timelapse Video From Chile’s High-Desert

<b>When stargazers dream of the ultimate destination for looking up at the heavens, the high-altitude Atacama Desert in northern Chile likely stands at the top of the list.</b><p>Nature videographer Nicholas Buer recently shot this stunning film, taken over 12 days while he camped out in the San Pedro de …

The Style Has Spoken: See the Top Trends

See the prevailing looks captured by Diego Zuko.<p>Like a well-preserved eco-system, the world of fashion can work like a machine. See a stellar trend on the runway one season and watch it come to life outside the shows the next. See which catwalk styles were embraced by the finest on the street and …

The Best of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival: ‘Frank,’ ‘Web Junkie,’ Anna Kendrick, and More

From Michael Fassbender in a papier-mâché head to a look inside China’s Internet addiction rehab centers, here are our picks for best of Sundance.<p>I …

50 Highly Anticipated Films At The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

From a drama starring two recent SNL favorites to a documentary about Mitt Romney to plenty of zombies, there are all kinds of movies for all kinds of people at this year's premier Park City-set independent film fest. In no particular order!<p><b>Correction:</b> <i>It turns out, director Sophie Hyde did shoot</i> …

Perfect Pairs: Modest Pumps and Stylish Socks

Here are 11 of the best shoes and their sock partners<p>Paging Molly Ringwald! The '80s beloved low-heeled pump is back. Here are 11 of the best shoes and their sock partners.

Bow Chicka Wow Wow: 26 Bras and Undies You Need Right Now

Here’s what’s happening. We’re getting close to February and all anyone can talk about is cupids, hearts, and frilly little things. There’s a reason for that: Those things are fab, especially fancy undergarments.<p>But just in case those 3D-printed underwear aren’t quite making you feel like the power …

The Best Makeup Looks from Spring 2014

Heres to springing forwardwith an edge.<p>If spring makeup evokes visions of petal pink gloss, rosy cheeks, and shimmery eyes, allow yourself to reconsider. This season, the trends were bolder, sexier, and (dare we say?) surprisingly easy to pull-off. Here's to springing forward…with an edge.

Sarah Jessica Parker's 25 Best Looks Ever

Sarah Jessica Parker, <i>InStyle</i>'s February cover girl, has debuted <i>a lot</i> of standout looks over the years. We have rounded up her 25 most memorable looks …

Spectacular Photos of a Powerful Volcano Erupting in Chile

Billowing smoke and dazzlings sparks of lightning are beautifully captured by Chilean photographer Francisco Negroni as the Cordn Caulle erupted in Chile on a cold winter's night. The scene of the explosive occurrence is framed from multiple points of view that, at times, look like something …

Charming Shelves Give Illusion of Floating Paper

If you love a good illusion, you'll get a kick out of these cleverly designed shelves! They look like a gust of wind has suddenly caused a stack of blank, white paper to blow through your house! Japanese design studio YOY is behind <i>Blow</i>, white shelves formed by bending A4 size thin steel plates into …

Canada's Magical Ice Hotel Inspired by Jules Verne

Canada's Htel de Glace, the unique ice hotel, is back this season for its 13th annual reconstruction. The magical castle-like lodge is built each year with a new themed design out of hundred of thousands of tons of ice and snow. We got a glimpse of last year's wondrous icy architecture featuring …

What Sugar Does To Your Brain [Animation]

Watching hopped-up kids on Halloween candy may have led many of us to suspect that sugar must be some kind of drug–but beyond that, how many of us know what sweet foods really do to our brains? A new animation by STK films for TED-Ed, “How Sugar Affects the Brain,” explains how foods containing any …

Animation

125 Years of Awesome National Geographic Photos In One Book

A new book celebrates National Geographic‘s 125th anniversary with a retrospective of photographs as breathtaking as the planet they document.<p>Since 1888, <i>National Geographic</i> magazine has provided readers with an escape to the most obscure and fantastical places on Earth and now, in honor of the …

Hauntingly Beautiful Clothing Frozen in Blocks of Ice

As much of the United States continues to experience an insanely cold winter, many artists are making the most of it by documenting spectacular icicles dripping from a frozen lighthouse or by transforming boiling water into a cloud of tiny ice crystals.<p>Environmental artist Nicole Dextras regularly …

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

Beautiful winter frost patterns - Telegraph

71 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014: ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ And More

Upcoming<p>We waded through more than 600 films to bring you the best of 2014. From Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson movies to blockbuster sequels, …

Top 10 family travel destinations for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>Planning a family vacation can become a series of questions followed by several attempts to get everyone from grandparents to parents …

Family Travel

Articles about 11 amazing prefabs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Today, architecture and design in Australia is more vibrant and exciting than ever.<p>2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban’s body of work is a showcase of spatial and material innovation.<p>The allure of prefab is really about control.<p>From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with …

Models’ Faces Turned Into Stunning Optical Illusions By Creative Russian Duo

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov and makeup artist Valeriya Kutsan have created a bewitching series of portraits that play with the …

Photography

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

Cooking

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Eleven things you didn't know about Apple

The company behind the ubiquitous iPhone and iPad is famously secretive, but there a few little known facts about the California-based company.<p>1 Steve Jobs was adopted and half Syrian<p>Apple’s legendary co-founder and chief executive died in October 2011, but while heading up the company Steve Jobs …

The 16 Best Photo Essays Of 2013

One of the best things about writing for a website dedicated to art and design is you’re never short of great pictures to look at. Even by that standard, though, 2013 was an embarrassment of riches when it came to fantastic photography, and Co.Design was particularly lucky to be able to play host …

The 15 Best Design Essays Of 2013

Some people think design is all pretty flourishes, but it’s about a lot more than that: design encompasses not just the visual appearance of a thing, but also the intent behind it, and the experience of being exposed to it. These qualities are what makes design such an important medium through …

Design