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Liven Up Your Tabletop Photoshoots

Tabletops are great for elbow leaning, finger drumming and they make pretty good photo backdrops too!<p>You can set anything down on ’em, from baked …

Selling

6 Picks from designjunction Milan 2015

Designjunction, the London-based design tradeshow exhibited for the third year during Milan design week. Presenting a broad range of furniture, …

Le Corbusier

Hyperrealistic Paintings of Women with a Surreal Twist by Marco Grassi

Albinea, Italy-based artist Marco Grassi paints incredibly hyperrealistic portraits that venture into the realm of the surreal with unconventional twists on beauty. While his subjects are primarily young women in traditional studio settings, each portrait strays from the familiar thanks to unusual …

Art

15+ Ways to Shake Up Your Look in the Dining Room

(Image credit: Inside Out)<p>Bored with your dining room? So you've got a table and chairs in there, a chandelier, maybe a cabinet or sideboard, and... …

Dining Rooms

How Sia’s Video Trilogy Re-Wrote The Rules of Pop

As Sia's controversial and deeply unusual album campaign comes to a close, it begs the question: can you be a popstar without the stardom?<p>Yesterday, Sia released the final part of her trilogy of videos made with Maddie Ziegler, the 12-year-old dance prodigy. It is perhaps the most arresting video …

New Singles

The Saudi Princess and the Multi-Million Dollar Shopping Spree

Saudi princess Maha bint Mohammed bin Ahmad al-Sudairi reportedly tried to stiff some of Paris’s most exclusive boutiques for $20 million and skip out on a $7 million dollar hotel bill. James Reginato follows her trail.<p>It’s an old gambit—slipping out of a hotel in the dead of night to dodge the …

Saudi Arabia

Google Capital led a $60 million investment in a startup that solves every business owner's biggest headache

ZenPayroll's founders.ZenPayrollZenPayroll has raised a $60 million Series B round led by Google Capital, the company announced Monday.<p>The new round of funding — which also had participation from Emergence Capital Partners, Ribbit Capital, General Catalyst, Kleiner Perkins, and Google Ventures — …

Startups

Google Ventures and the Search for Immortality

“If you ask me today, is it possible to live to be 500? The answer is yes,” Bill Maris says one January afternoon in Mountain View, California. The …

Venture Capital

9 Kitchens That Expertly Blend Style And Organization

Yes, storage can actually be stunning.<p>Yes, storage can actually be stunning. In these rooms, open shelving, glass cabinets and savvy kitchen islands make for orderly and tasteful kitchens.

6 Easy Steps to Getting the Right Suit Fit Every Time

Your baggy suit is making you uncomfortable, and your too-tight suit is making us uncomfortable. Here's how to find the middle ground.<p><b>1. Shoulders</b><p>The seam of your shoulder should end where your shoulder ends, and any padding or rigid structure that adds so much as a millimeter of unnecessary shape …

Men's Fashion

Articles about these 7 lush landscapes will make your winter blues melt away on Dwell.com - Dwell

When couples are in love, it does show everywhere! But the bedroom is perhaps the place where it is expressed the most.<p>A balcony is a wonderful architectural feature that connects the indoors with the outdoors, presents homeowners with elevated...<p>The AJOTO pen is a joy to hold and use—a perfectly …

Cook Out

Articles about 8 companies are revolutionizing kit homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

With seemingly limitless plans, styles, and sizes, kit homes are an intriguing alternative for homebuyers.<p>Inspired by Nordic nature, Honka offers prefabs and custom-built log home kits at an affordable price.<p>In the past, talk of a kit-built house would sometimes conjure images of a tumble-down, …

Prefab Homes

A Thin Line - Photographs and text by Serge Najjar | LensCulture

Every Saturday I drive my car towards a destination, still unknown, and guide myself by my instinct, by light and by whatever attracts my eye.<p>At some moment, I stop. I position myself. And then all I have to do is wait for something to happen.<p>In most cases, what captures my attention are the …

Art

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Infographics

A Contemporary Addition And Remodel For A House In Singapore

ONG&ONG designed the addition and alterations to the 59BTP-House in Bukit Timah, Singapore.<p>The architect’s description<p>This was an Additions and …

Home Improvement

From the spartan to the utterly futuristic, designs for a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge across the #RiverThames in London have been flooding in. To be honest, a few of them are just plain weird. Click the link in our profile to see 13 of the strangest designs for #London’s Thames #bridge. (Image: Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition, Wandsworth Council)

Prodromos and Desi Residence by Vardastudio Architects & Designers

Vardastudio Architects & Designers presents the Prodromos and Desi Residence. Located in the<p>Vardastudio Architects & Designers presents the Prodromos and Desi Residence. Located in the island country of Cyprus in the coastal city of Paphos, the luxurious three-story home highlights cantilevered …

London's New Bridge Might Be a Sci-Fi Masterpiece

A never-ending rainbow and a jellyfish-like tentacles are just two of the designs submitted to London's Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition<p>A new London Bridge is going up, though what it will look like remains to be seen. As of now, 74 architecture firms have submitted concepts that range from …

England

Secret is relaunching as a faster anonymous social network with chat

Talk to any of Secret's 15 million users in just two taps<p>When Secret launched in February, it quickly became the most talked-about new social network in Silicon Valley. Like other ‘"anonymish" social networks, it offers a compelling mix of sex, drugs, and intrigue. But Secret goes a step further by …

House and Studio YC / Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A silent sculpture amidst calmness<br>House and Studio YC<p>The building is situated in the center of the plot, …

Natural Light

Think Architecture: the 4 Courtyard Houses

A curious series of zigs and zags define the elusive shape of the 4 Courtyard Houses by Think Architecture.<p>Located in Zumikon, Switzerland, the four …

Architecture

What to Know About Adding a Reclaimed-Wood Wall

Adding reclaimed wood to your interior is a quick way to introduce warmth and texture. Used in abundance, it has a rawness that can balance overly …

The 9 Most Expensive Buildings Ever Aren't What You'd Expect

Buildings are expensive but they're nowhere <i>near</i> as expensive as incompetence, as we learned this week thanks to new revelations about the $4 billion …

Breezy and Bug-Free Modern Porches

When winter gives way to spring and warmer temperatures, it’s time to start thinking about what comes with those higher temperatures: bugs. As great …

A Vision Of The Vertical Cities Of The Future

We’re talking more than skyscrapers, but rather a complete ecosystem in the sky that you never have to leave.<p>Cities will need to be denser and taller in the future. It’s the only way to accommodate a global population of 9 billion-plus people and increasing demand for urban living (70% of us could …

Architizer

UCLA Researchers: The Essence of Charisma Is a Dynamic Voice

More emotional cues are communicated by the tone of your voice than by the words you are saying, and these emotional cues can make the difference …

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

Charisma