Nika Strmole

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A Revealing Look at Bullets Precisely Split in Half

<i>Ammo</i> is a series of portraits featuring bullets cut in half, revealing what this powerful object looks like on the inside. With over 900 specimen in her collection, Pearlman displays the projectiles in a simple format, against a blank background, to draw the focus on the objects themselves. Each …

The Italian town with an ancient secret

Made in the Sicilian town of Modica, this Aztec-inspired chocolate is one of the world’s best-kept secrets.<p>One hot day in May, I opened the door of a tiny Sicilian café and found a lone elderly woman sitting in the dark. Not realising the café was closed, I told her – in poor Italian – of my quest …

These Bold Beauty Collages Are An Unexpected Style Inspiration

You'll want to dye your hair after this.<p>Our hair has affectionately been referred to as our crowning glory -- and for good reason. No matter its color, length or texture, our tresses sit atop our heads with so much style.<p>And that sentiment is certainly celebrated in Lorna Simpson's collection of …

Crazy Good Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes

No Bake Cranberry Orange Cheesecakes are perfect for any holiday gathering. Bright flavors of the Fall and Winter seasons meld together into terrific bites of bliss.<p>Here I go again with the mini desserts. I just can't help myself! There's something just SO elegant about rows of petite serving cups, …

Dessert

Thanksgiving Cocktails With a Culinary Approach

Last year just before Thanksgiving, someone asked me if I could recommend a punch recipe that would take a long time to prepare. I believe his exact words were "I want a 30-minute punch." I was a bit taken aback, mainly because I didn't understand why. I'm used to recommending simple recipes that …

Here’s What Shoes to Wear With Every Pair of Pants This Winter

When it comes to winter footwear, the average weather-appropriate stepper doesn’t exactly score high on the sartorial charts. Uncomfortable, clunky shoes and boots (not to be confused with chunky-heeled — these are straight up style gold) might protect your feet from the elements, but they can also …

How famous artists would arrange their Thanksgiving dinner plates

In 2014, painter and illustrator Hannah Rothstein brought classic art to the dining room table through "Thanksgiving Special". Her photo series …

10 Really, Really Chic Boots That You Can Also Wear in the Snow

Snow boots are like the footwear equivalent to puffers—they're bulky (self-consciously so), shapeless, and quite unflattering, with the exception of …

Artist Paints Ephemeral Portraits on Vintage Paper Using Coffee as a Medium

Michael Aaron Williams is globally recognized for his statement street art that aims to provoke dialogue and stimulate social commentary. However, the Tennessee native has also become renowned for his detailed coffee paintings that capture the ephemeral nature of his subjects. Intimate and fragile, …

Art

Interview: Ethereal Marbled Paintings Express the Inner Light Inside All of Us

Through gorgeous, ethereal paintings, artist Emma Lindstrm creates a tangible representation of a feeling. To her, this feeling is floating and irrational, but always uplifting and full of hope–one that can be experienced, but never formed into a thought. The conceptual basis for Lindstrm's artwork …

Photos from the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

After a year spent abroad in London, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show returned to the U.S. this year—to its “birthplace,” New York City. The models are the most famous on earth: Kendall! Gigi! Joan! Candice! The performers, the hottest on the planet: The Weeknd! Selena! The show, which taped …

Mexican Day of the Dead Celebrations Bring Creativity to Life

A celebration of mixing pre-Hispanic customs, like human sacrifice and Catholicism.<p>The Mexican tradition of Day of the Dead is a mixture of symbols and practices of the pre-Hispanic indigenous and Spanish missionaries. Led by Saint Francisis of Assisi in the 16 century, the observence tradition is …

Giant Urban Flowers Bloom When Pedestrians Pass By Under Them

HQ Architects developed a public installation that offers an artistic aesthetic to the environment through playfully responsive design. The <i>Warde</i> project, located in Jerusalem's Vallero Square–an urban area that's in poor condition–is being given a set of towering flower sculptures, big enough to …

The New Breed of Bakeshop

Bakeshops have become America’s favorite new hangouts, serving phenomenal cakes, cookies and pies.<p>A new breed of bakeshop is luring customers away …

Charming Gothic-Style Chapel Transformed into a Stunning Holiday Cottage

Located in Forest-in-Teesdale, England is a rustic chapel that's been converted from a Methodist sanctuary into a charming modern home. This transformation was completed by Evolution Design, and they restored the once-vacant space from many years of disrepair. Now, it's a vibrant holiday cottage …

Living Rooms

Ornate Kinetic Sculpture Fluidly Mimics a Hummingbird’s Flight

Artist Derek Hugger utilized over 400 gears, screws, and custom pieces to create <i>Colibri</i>, his latest kinetic sculpture. Taking roughly 700 hours to complete, this wooden work of art gracefully mirrors a hummingbird in motion as it mesmerizes viewers with its enchanting appearance and elegant lines. …

An Intimate Look at Oscar de la Renta Spring 2016

Photographer Billal Taright gets up close and personal with Peter Copping’s Spring 2016 collection for Oscar de la Renta. Pre-order the Oscar de la Renta Spring Summer 2016 collection on modaoperandi.com.

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Japanese Bonsai Tree Takes a 10-Year Journey Around the Globe

Conceptual artist Azuma Makoto pushes the boundaries of traditional Japanese flower arrangement, taking his plant and flower designs to entirely new levels. Makoto's 10-year project <i>Shiki: Landscape and Beyond,</i> captures the journey of a Japanese white pine bonsai tree around (and above) the globe. …

Sculpture

12 Halloween Candy Recipes That Are Better Than Store-Bought Versions

Be a Boss and Make Your Own Candy Corn<p>This Halloween, instead of stocking up on store-bought stuff, we're trying our hand at confectioning with these 12 recipes for homemade versions of our favorite sweet treats.<p><b>Candy Corn</b><p>Let's kick it off with a classic. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Reese's Peanut Butter Cups</b><p>Has …

Dessert

This Edible Water Blob Could Change Hydration Forever

It can be tough to get your recommended daily intake of water, but one innovation is making it easier than ever to keep a bottle, or blob, of H2O on …

Graphic Novels

Interview: The Illustrious Career of Photographer Rodney Smith

With an illustrious career spanning over 45 years, New York-based photographer Rodney Smith has produced countless images that are a perfect blend of sophistication and whimsy. Shooting on film with a medium-format Hasselblad, Smith creates enchanting portraits of classically styled figures posing …

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread (Topped with Cinnamon Streusel)

Word on the street is that a canned-pumpkin shortage is pretty likely this year (the horror).<p>Now's the time to indulge in pumpkin-laced desserts. Like this recipe for pumpkin quick bread, which just happens to have a swirly cream-cheese filling and cinnamon streusel on top.<p><b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Get the</b> …

Training Horses on the Beach in Australia: Pictures

Jessica Chastain Is the Queen of Transformation

Jessica Chastain’s appearance on the cover of <i>W</i> Magazine’s March 2017 issue certainly wasn’t her first. She's been an artist’s muse… David Bowie lookalike… Hollywood starlet… and more. See the actress in her most memorable <i>W</i> roles here.

The 17 most beautiful metro stations around the world

With grand chandeliers, architectural designs, and light projections, these metro stations will make your commute anything but boring.<p>We've put together a collection of the most awe-striking metro stations around the globe, from the Formosa Boulevard Station of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to the …

Audio-visual

Nature-Inspired Tattoos Combine Vintage-Style Etchings of Fauna and Flora

Pony Reinhardt‘s naturalistic monochromatic tattoo pieces reflect deep artistic flair and amazing talent. Her intrinsic tattoos are rich in detail and visual texture, and often feature elements of the natural world with a modern twist. She tattoos using vegan ink with plant-based glycerin, and is …

Body Art

36 Words from the Sushi Lingo of Professionals

We’ll be delving deeper into sushi, a cuisine familiar to people around the world. Specifically, we’ll be looking at the terminology used by …

How to Wear a Trench Coat Like a Parisian

The street style stars of Paris Fashion Week Spring 2016 proved that trench coats are a wardrobe essential, rain or shine. Here, see how Parisians mix up the outerwear trend with belts, layers, and of course, fabulous shoes.

The Secrets to Making All-Day McBreakfast Work

"This is an opportunity for us to say, 'We hear you. We're listening.' And we're responding," Wendell Sconiers, VP-Operations for McDonald's USA says of today's launch of all-day breakfast.<p>In fact, McDonald's says it has responded to every person who ever tweeted "Why can't we have breakfast all …