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How To Transform Your Flat (Without Spending A Fortune)

With the average age of first-time house buyers having risen to 35, there have never been so many of us renting. But even if you have got on the …

Home Decorating

Watch Chef Jacques Pépin Demonstrate 7 Mesmerizing Knife Techniques

Chef Jacques Pépin is a culinary legend. Take his master class in knife skills with this collection of how-to videos.<p><b>Chef Jacques Pépin</b>: This culinary master has done more to shape the way we eat today than we'll ever be able to quantify. His books and recipes are classics, but it's his cooking …

Miniature

RANKED: The 12 greatest movies to win the Oscar for best picture

That's the reputation you earn when you don't reward "Citizen Kane" best picture, or when "Crash" topples "Brokeback Mountain," or when "Dances with Wolves" nabs the big prize.<p>But there are also plenty of times that the Academy got it right.<p>In truth, there's no way of knowing whether a film will …

What Happens As Decades Pass In A Whiskey Barrel?

The science of how a spirit gets better over time<p>When The Glenlivet’s 50-year-old single malt scotch whisky was freshly distilled in 1964, the new spirit would have been perfectly clear in color and have tasted cereal-rich and slightly smoky from the smoked malted barley from which it’s made; …

Vivid Illustrations Depict Dynamic Scenes of Nature and East Asian Mythology

Shenzhen, China-based artist RLoN Wang is back with more intricate illustrations that burst with color and life. Since we last shared his work a year ago, Wang has branched out from more understated portraits of animals to vibrant illustrations jam-packed with wild beasts, mythical creatures, and …

Asia

Minimal Home Fits Everything You Need in 140 Square Feet

Somehow Polish designer Szymon Hanczar was able to take his 13-square-meter (approx. 140 square feet) city apartment and turn it into a surprisingly …

Intricate Pen Drawings Beautifully Combine Animals with Nature

Using fine-tipped pens, Muthahari Insani (also known as @sweeneypen) creates intricate drawings of animals that are often cloaked in beautiful blooms. Silhouettes of bears, birds, and rabbits are shaped with winding branches, layers of petals, and growing toadstools. It's a fantastical take on the …

Stunning Diptych Tattoos Form Landscapes Across the Backs of Legs

Tattoo artist Houston Patton crafts intricate landscape scenes that span the back of his client's legs. Working under the name Thieves of Tower, he collaborates with artist Dagny Fox who oversees his creative direction and helps make these unique projects happen. Their artistic style references …

Breathtaking Australian Skies Pop with Color at All Hours of the Day

Australia may be known for its fascinating and deadly creatures, but it is also home to some of the planet's most breathtaking skies. To hit this point home, BuzzFeed Australia's Editor Simon Crerar created an impressive list that compiles magnificent photos of this continent's sky scenery. In …

Australia

Gorgeous Photos Simultaneously Capture Life Above and Below Sea Level

In Australian photographer Matthew (Matty) Smith's series <i>Over/Under</i>, he simultaneously captures life above and below sea level. The gorgeous shots showcase our familiar world of sunsets, trees, and seagulls in the top halves of the photos, while the bottom portions feature intriguing sights of …

Photographer Captures the Mesmerizing Spirit of Adorably Wise Owls

Owls are known around the world as a symbol of wisdom and beauty, which Thai photographer Sasi Smith intuitively captures in his mesmerizing photographs. Smith is an experienced cameraman who focuses mainly on parrots, but he also has a vast collection of owl images that are both adorable and …

Photography

Artist Uses Calligraphy Brushes to Create Breathtaking Watercolor Paintings of Birds

San Francisco-born artist Karl Martens creates beautiful paintings of birds using materials not often paired together – Japanese and Chinese calligraphy brushes with watercolor. What's most fascinating is that he paints all of his works by memory, without reference to any guide. What you'll notice …

Self-Taught Astrophotographer Uses 32,000 Images to Create Spectacular High-Res Moon Photo

Right from his own balcony in Piekary Slaskie, Poland, amateur photographer Bartosz Wojczynski was able to capture thousands of extraordinary lunar photos. After 28 minutes of diligent work, Wojczynski had skillfully captured 32,000 separate images with only a Celestron C9.25 telescope, a …

The Friend: Love Is Not a Big Enough Word

His wife was just thirty-four. They had two little girls. The cancer was everywhere, and the parts of dying that nobody talks about were about to start. His best friend came to help out for a couple weeks. And he never left.<p><b>Most of September 17, 2012,</b> has evaporated from my mind. I still have a few …

Exquisite Fine Line and Dot-Filled Tattoos of Nature by Bicem Sinik

One can't help but be reminded of Dr. Woo's style, when viewing these tattoos by Bicem Sinik. Similar to Woo, the Istanbul, Turkey-based artist infuses geometric shapes into her works and her monochromatic fine lines stand out for their minimalistic quality.<p>While geometric animals seems to be her …

This High-Res Moon Photo Was Made by a Self-Taught Astrophotographer

It’s amazing the kinds of space photos that amateur photographers can create from their own backyards these days. Case in point: the high-resolution …

Geometric Fine Line Tattoos by LA's Famous Dr. Woo

This past December, The New York Times ran a story about Brian Woo (aka Dr. Woo), calling him the “Tattoo Artist for the Hollywood Set.” Having inked such celebrities as Drake, Ellie Goulding, and Cara Delevingne, the 33-year-old is one of the most in-demand tattoo artists in Los Angeles with a …

Australian Photographer Captures the Most Beautiful Images of Waves You’ll Ever See

Australian photographer Ray Collins stumbled into his career as an ocean photographer almost by accident. Eight years ago, while working as a coal …

Interview: How Instagram Photographer Lauren Bath Has Made a Job Out of Traveling the World

If traveling the world and photographing incredible destinations sounds too good to be true, then you haven't met Lauren Bath. We introduced you to her a few days ago when we showed you her spectacular photos of camel trains on Australia's Cable Beach. In the short three and a half years since …

Flowing Glass Sculptures Inspired by the Ocean and Undersea Creatures

K. William LeQuier creates stunning, free flowing glass sculptures by using a unique style he's developed over more than a decade and a half. In the mid-70s he learned about glass blowing and for years he created glass vessels. Then, in the early 90s, he began to experiment with sandblasted surface …

Astronomy Photos Taken 10 Hours Apart Show Sun and Moon Ice Halos Aligning

This spectacular photo compilation captured on April 1 by photographer Gran Strand shows the sun and moon with surreal halos that appear to align. The photographer stood on the coast of stersund, Sweden to capture the images 10 hours apart on the day before a total lunar eclipse. The hazy rings …

Artist Scratches Away Pigments to Reveal Spectacular Scenes Celebrating Nature

Artist Cathie Bleck scratches away handmade pigments and black ink on clayboard to reveal splendid nature scenes revolving around ideas of spirituality, mythology, and the interconnectedness of the world. Sensual goddesses, winged creatures, and all kinds of wildlife loom larger than life in her …

Colorblind Coal Miner Captures Breathtaking Seascapes in Australia

Ray Collins gets up before dawn, pulls on a wetsuit and jumps into the ocean swell in search of the perfect wave. But instead of bringing a surfboard, Collins brings a camera. That's because, on his days off, he is a premier fine arts photographer who showcases the power of the ocean through his …

Beautiful Watercolor Paintings of Architecture by Thomas W. Schaller

Though he was raised on a farm in the Midwest, Thomas W. Schaller spent the majority of his life in Manhattan where he worked as a commercial architectural artist. Today, however, he works for himself, as a watercolor painter based in Los Angeles. Schaller made the jump to a different profession …

Gorgeous Murals by L7m Blur the Line Between Realism and Abstraction

For years, we've admired how Brazilian street artist L7m paints gorgeous portraits of birds. His murals are always full of color and have a palpable energy, and he's recently brought that same intensity to the streets of Paris and Vitry in France. L7m's newest pieces blur the line between realism …

Breathtaking Aerial Panoramas Show the World Like You've Never Seen Before

Ready to see the world like you've never seen it before? AirPano, a not-for-profit company that focuses on high-resolution panoramic shots, has traveled to over 230 breathtaking locations on our planet, giving us the most incredible aerial views of this earth. While they're known for their 360 …

Gorgeously Surreal Sculptures Intricately Fuse Animals with Nature

Artist Ellen Jewett fuses plants, animals, and man-made devices to create fantastical portraits of animals. These hand-crafted hybrids, which she refers to as “natural history surrealist sculpture,” mimic the bodies of the creatures, but they deviate from the norm in usual ways. A rabbit's fur is …

Father Offers Wisdom to His Kids Through Powerful Double

Florida-based photographer Brandon Kidwell uses his artistic skills as a powerful way to give valuable advice to his kids. In a series titled <i>Wisdom For My Children, Life Lessons Through Photos</i>, he creates double-exposure images that convey different teachings. It's a personal project that took form …

Photography