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Review: Olloclip's Lens Sets Add Versatility to iPhone 7's Camera

Olloclip has been making lenses for the iPhone since 2011, expanding the range of tools at an iPhone photographer's fingertips. For the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, Olloclip has redesigned its product lineup, offering the same lenses in a new package that better fits the latest iPhones and …

Mobile Photography

7 Stunning Hotels in Santorini with Private Pools - And some Are Muslim Friendly Too

Santorini is on my list, I can’t believe I have never been there. Even my parent who didn’t travel much when I was young visited. Obviously, after I …

European Travel

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Google

6 Apps to Secure Your Smartphone Better

For many of us, our smartphones carry our whole world—contacts, messages, payment information, eclectic music collection—so it’s hard to understate …

Information Systems

How to Pick The Best Camera for Travel

One of the most popular questions I’m asked by readers of this blog, both here and on our social media channels like Facebook & Instagram, is what …

Cameras

How to Create a Strong Focal Point and Manage Attention Inside Your Photos

Focal point is a term that photographers and photography blogs throw around continually. “Create a focal point,” it’s said, “it should be the first …

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

Gorgeous new prefab is modular. Or is it Flat-pack? Or post-and-beam? Never mind.

We have always drawn a distinction between modular construction, where boxes are built in a factory with interior finishes installed, and flat-pack …

Ingvar Kamprad

Follow the “500 Rule” to Take the Best Pictures of the Night Sky

Night sky photography is a lot of fun, but it’s also challenging. Provided you have the right equipment, it mostly comes down to tweaking your camera …

Cameras

fastest route with multiple stops

RouteXL<p>Do you need a route planner for multiple stops? RouteXL saves time, money and fuel, free up to 20 addresses. RouteXL is an online route …

Maps

This Guy Determined the Optimal Map for Visiting National Parks

Visit some of the most beautiful scenes in the United States.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Programming<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your …

This Map Reveals the Ultimate Cross-U.S. Train Trip for Under $250

Travel across the U.S. in style.<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Want to see the sights of the continental …

Case Study: The Nature House (Naturhuset)

Photo by Petter Formo<p>The Nature House, North Norway<p><b>Aspirational Norwegian couple create a ‘Grand Designs’ style geodesic dome home</b><p><b>Inspired by the</b> …

Architecture

Family Lives in the Arctic Circle by Building Cob House in a Solar Geodesic Dome

The Arctic Circle conjures up images of extreme weather conditions, but one family has managed to create their own cozy oasis in the far reaches of Norway. The Hjertefølger family has been living on Norway’s Sandhornøya island, where they started their journey into sustainable living, since 2013. …

Fog waves: photographer Nick Steinberg captures nature in motion

Fog Waves: Capturing Nature in Motion<p><i>Imperial Flow by Nick Steinberg</i><p><i>As you can see the fog kind of arcs up in that one spot. What amazes me most</i> …

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

Trains

How Does My Camera Work?

These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a person that doesn’t own some sort of camera. But considering the high number of camera owners globally, …

Shutter Speed

You Enter This Architect's Modernist Glass & Concrete Home Through a Skylight

John Black Lee, a modernist architect, built himself this stunning glass and concrete home in New Canaan, CT in the '90s, and now it's on the …

Architecture

Five Annual-Review Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Performance reviews shouldn’t be one awkward conversation every December. Here are the common missteps to avoid.<p>Companies like Accenture, Microsoft, and General Electric are ditching annual performance reviews for more frequent feedback sessions, but for many others the practice is a way to end the …

A Bucket List of the Best Hikes in the World

Alta Via, Italy<p>Image 1 of 18<p>Picture-perfect scenery awaits on the Ligurian Coast of Italy where the Alta Via, or High Path, in the Cinque Terra …

Frank Lloyd Wright’s forgotten prefabs

The American System-Built Homes were the architect’s attempt to bring better housing to the masses<p>A famous pack rat, Frank Lloyd Wright left an almost incomparable archive as far as American architects go, with countless records and sketches available to modern researchers. Within that trove of …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Innovative Prototypes for Homes and Why They Didn't Work Photos

Prompted by rising populations and global conflicts, visionary architects throughout the 20th century proposed innovative prototypes for low-cost housing meant to be realized on a mass scale. These structures always carried similar characteristics, like inexpensive materials, straightforward …

Architecture

7 Laundry Room Design Ideas To Use In Your Home

The laundry room is a spot in the house that’s easy to overlook. Nobody really loves doing laundry, so putting effort and money into making the …

The Best Indoor Plants to Clear the Air, Literally

Plants bring a new dimension of liveliness into the home, varying in their beauty, adding much-needed color, and interplaying beautifully with the …

Plants

The Asian home with high ceilings - and a low budget

Today we travel to Tokyo, Japan, where we'll explore a modern one-room home with a spectacular mezzanine. By Tokyo standards, the home is quite …

Interior Design

How To Tackle Landscape Photography With Your Mobile Phone

Without a doubt, landscapes are one of the most popular subjects for photographers of all ability levels. From professional photographers whose …

Landscape Photography

How To Enjoy The Perfect Laid-Back Retirement Lifestyle In Thailand

By Kirsten Raccuia, InternationalLiving.com<p>"The last time I went exploring by motorbike through the jungle, I saw an elephant just walking down the road. An elephant! Now that doesn't happen in Canada," says Michael Brown, who now makes his home in the Thai resort city of Hua Hin.<p>Beached Fishing …

Talented architect tackles the tiny house and comes up with a mini gem

Last year we wrote about How a talented architect makes an RV look like a charming cabin in the woods, where Architect Kelly Davis looked at the …

9 travel hacks you'll wish you knew all along

Already taking a trip or just planning your next one? These tips will help you save time, money and sanity.<p>Travel can be tricky. Did you pay too much for that flight? Forget to pack some important items? What happens if your flight is delayed or canceled?<p>As always, knowledge is power. The more you …

8 essential trips that should be on your bucket list

From Canada to Saudi Arabia, where to go in 2017.<p>For wildlife: East Africa<p>Unique new safari lodges make a trip to spot the Big Five in East Africa’s …