Leonard Edwin Cruz

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Photographer Loses $20,000 in Gear After Airplane Carry-On Taken

If you’re flying with pricey camera gear, it’s often advised that you bring it with you in a carry-on bag instead of risking all the handling issues …

Nikon

The Mysterious Case of the Returning Leica

In November 2016, I was in a transitional part of my life (I still am) and was considering selling my Leica M2 and switching to a digital Ricoh GR. I …

Cameras

This Wisteria Flower Tunnel in Japan Is the Most Magical Place Ever

How does Mother Nature do it?<p>One of the best parts of spring takes place when you spot that first flower peeking out of the ground. After a long, dreary winter, it's the first sign that warm weather is on its way. This tunnel in Japan illustrates that concept perfectly — multiplied by one hundred …

These Asian-Americans Made A Powerful Video About The Effects Of Whitewashing In "Ghost In The Shell"

"Movies aren't real, but they affect real people."

Harry Potter robotics master lets a hyper realistic leopard on the loose in London

John Nolan is an animatronics visionary, known for having created the terrifying baby Voldemort for the <i>Harry Potter</i> films.<p>Now he's teamed up with …

Robotics

The ultimate city guide to Kyoto, Japan

It was such a cliché it could have been a scene from a film. Across the narrow and fast-flowing river was a brightly lit restaurant. In the window …

Japan

Need a Refresh? IKEA's Bedroom Sale Is Here For You

If your bedroom could use some sprucing up, IKEA's current sale is right up your alley. The Swedish Giant has bedroom furniture, mattresses, and …

13 Projects by Olson Kundig Architects Embedded In Their Surroundings

Founded on the idea that architecture is closely related to nature and to people’s lifestyle, Olson Kundig is a studio famous for its inspiring …

The Secret to Hacking Ikea Furniture Is More Ikea Furniture, Says Ikea

Tom Dixon wanted to redesign the coffin. More specifically, the British industrial designer wanted to fashion a coffin and have Ikea produce and …

33 Stylish Interior Glass Doors Ideas To Rock

Glass doors are often used as outdoor ones because they look beautiful and bring much light in but you can also rock them indoors, too! Glass doors …

Ikea’s gorgeous new collection highlights Scandinavian modern style

The first “Stockholm” collection debuted in 1984<p>While Ikea’s M.O. of late seems to be doubling down on special collaborations with everyone from fashion designers to the South African design platform Design Indaba, its latest announcement shifts focus back to its Swedish heritage. First launched in …

Furniture

Fluttua Suspended Bed

The Fluttua Suspended Bed was designed specially for you if you’re aiming to reach minimal decor objectives. This interesting bed is supported only …

Anchorage

Asia's superpower in 2040 won't be China

By 2040, Japan will rise as East Asia’s leading power. This is one of our most controversial forecasts at Geopolitical Futures.<p>Our readers know that GPF is bearish on China. And while some may disagree on that point, they usually see that the reasoning is sound. China will face serious problems in …

Why is the sky blue? A parent's guide to common questions kids ask

If you're a parent, your child has likely asked you a question that caught you off-guard. Whether it was about death or sex or why Grandpa smells …

Nabana No Sato: Japan's most extravagant light display | CNN Travel

Samsung QLED vs. LG OLED TV: What's the difference?

When it comes to new TV technology, the little line that turns an "O" into a "Q" makes a big difference.<p>Samsung, the world's No. 1 TV maker, is now branding its best 2017 TVs with an unfamiliar new acronym: "QLED."<p>Meanwhile its chief rival LG, the world's No. 2 TV maker, will continue selling sets …

OLEDs

Very Surprising Tiny House by Mizuishi Architects Atelier

This cottage, built near to a river, in a small triangular space, is brilliantly organized inside, proving an incredible sense of proportions and …

Kyoto: One Perfect Walk

<i>Photo courtesy Shu Nakada.</i><p><i>See the best of old Kyoto in one picture-perfect stroll.</i><p>This hillside walk lets you taste, touch, and see the historical Kyoto of stone-paved streets, traditional architecture, and tiled roofs you traveled so far to find. Three narrow streets by famous Kiyomizu Temple …

The Imperfect Beauty of Concrete Countertops

Unique styling and durability are just a couple of the reasons that concrete countertops have become so popular. A far cry from the early versions, …

7 ‘apartment-in-a-box’ designs for tiny spaces

Small living, made easy<p>As micro apartments become ever more prevalent in cities around the world, architects and designers seem to have grasped firmly onto one idea: the “all-in-one” furniture solution that combines multiple functions into one module. The premise is simple. By tucking in everything …

Mjölk presents Shaker-themed exhibition of old and new designs

Toronto design store Mjölk has curated a display of original products from the Shaker movement, and commissioned contemporary interpretations of the …

Osaka’s Shinsaibashi, A Hotspot For Fashionable Young People | MATCHA - JAPAN TRAVEL WEB MAGAZINE

<b>Shinsaibashi</b> is part of Osaka’s downtown Minami district. There used to be a bridge over the Nagahorikawa river named Shinsaibashi, and this name …

12 Things That Surprised Me About Traveling in Hokkaido

Hokkaido is a place that’s all about going into the wild. So what better way to experience my first time there than to go as spectacularly wild as it …

This beautiful Vancouver home boasts simple sophistication

This lovely home, located in Kitsilano, is the ultimate expression of modern elegance and functionality. Featuring simple lines, open and bright …

Prime Minister Shinzō Abe Supports Loosening Restrictions on Foreigners Working in Japan

Part of "Cool Japan" initiative<p>Since 2002, the Japanese government (specifically, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) has promoted Japan's …

Japan

Designer Visit: A Garden Inspired by Japan, in Westchester County, New York

When Peter Blum and his wife, Rita, had a modern house built in Irvington, New York, they hired a landscape architect to turn the existing grounds …

A Wabi-Sabi Surf Shack Made from Humble Materials

Commissioned to design a house for a young family—a couple who like to surf every morning before getting down to work—architect Takaya Tsuchida and …