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Chris Hemsworth Says He's Not That Ripped, It's Just Good Lighting

Uh, sure.<p>A couple of weeks ago, Chris Hemsworth casually dazzled us all with his glistening, bulging bicep in an Instagram photo posted by his older brother Luke. A group selfie of the bros drinking beers? Hardly. The others in the picture might as well have left because Hemsworth's colossal, …

"Throne of Light"

#TheLIST Best Dressed: Haute Couture Edition

See the 10 chicest looks of the week.<p>The style set took over Paris for the Spring 2016 Haute Couture collections this week, including the likes of Diane Kruger and Gwyneth Paltrow. In the City of Lights everything feels a lot chicer—even for those who headed to shows in jeans or floor length gowns …

Dolce & Gabbana fashion range celebrates same-sex families

Italian design duo appear to be trying to atone for remarks made last year criticising gay couples who have children<p>The Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana appear to be trying to make amends for derogatory remarks they made last year about same-sex couples who have children …

Fashion: 40% off Under Armour Performance Gear – Hoodie $30 (Reg. $45), Banana Republic 60% off sale, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Today only, as a part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is taking <b>up to 40% off</b> select Under Armour Performance Gear. Inside …

Micro trend: patterned tights

With the big chill showing no sign of letting up, it’s a good job the street stylers at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week were on hand to replenish our store of winter fashion inspo.<p>Cue former <i>Vogue Paris</i> editor Carine Roitfeld and actress Diane Kruger, who both employed patterned tights instead of …

The History Of Kimono Design In 15 Beautiful Images

The new book Kimono: The Art And Evolution Of Japanese Fashion takes us on a visual tour through centuries of design tradition.<p>The design of the kimono itself–the T-shape, the straight-seams, the wrap-around style–has changed very little over the centuries. The design of kimono patterns, however, …

11 Women Get Refreshingly Real About Finding Jeans That Fit Their Bodies

👖<p>Jeans are a struggle. Period.<p>Whether you've got a big butt, flat butt, wide hips or barely any hips at all, all women face challenges when shopping for denim. But no matter your size or shape, everyone wants to feel confident in their jeans.<p>For some god awful reason, we only see one specific body …

Clothing

Belarusian Photographer Wakes Up Early In The Morning To Capture The Beauty Of Winter

Belarus is a storied country that is unknown to many in the west. Thankfully, Belarusian photographer Alex Ugalek reveals at least some of the beauty …

Landscapes with the X Series | Andy Mumford

Back when I first switched to Fuji around 6 months ago I was already pretty convinced that the X Series cameras would be ideal for travel because of …

Nikon D-series

Sweeping Aerial Shots of Spain Look Like Alien Terrain

The surreal landscapes in David Maisel’s <i>The Fall</i> don’t look like anything on earth. The ashen colors and strange geometry appear otherworldly, like …

Feral dogs take a bite out of Andean wildlife

A nature reserve high in the Andes and far from where people live would seem, on its face, to be a great place for native wildlife. But even those …

Wildlife

Videos reveal the amazing lives of leafcutter ants, nature's underground farmers

Leafcutter ants march in two rows along the rainforest floor, carrying pieces of leaves back to their nest. It's a striking operation above ground, but the story doesn't stop there.<p>Underground, the ants tend small fungal gardens and perform specialized tasks with shrewd efficiency, according to a …

See lightning shred unsuspecting tree in display of nature's wrath

Lightning is faster and stronger than you. It can take out a tree like it's a matchstick. Cedric Haynes, a weatherman for Texas television station KLTV, gave proof of this phenomenon when he tweeted a fascinating video of lightning smiting a tree.<p>The tree was just standing there minding its own …

These Dog Houses Are Gorgeous Works of Pet Architecture

Your dog may not be able to tell the difference between a night in their bed at home and a night at the Ritz, but that doesn’t mean you can't lodge …

Multi-functional space-saving loft squeezed into small San Francisco condo

If you don't have a lot of space to work with when designing an apartment, you have to be creative. Architecture firm ICOSA has certainly done that …

San Francisco

Renovated Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Home, Around Corner From Original, Asks $879K

It's the architectural equivalent of finding a long-lost sibling. In Sammamish, Washington, the Ray Brandes House, a Usonian-style Frank Lloyd Wright home named after the local developer who built it, is one of the area's more recognized modern homes, a singular work of architecture. Or, at least, …

Inside Lord Jacob Rothschild’s Monolithic English Country Estate

Lucy McRae: the body architect

<i>This is a promotional post produced by WIRED's commercial and marketing team.</i><p>Body architect and artist Lucy McRae is fascinated by the reciprocal …

Womens' Bodies Go Unedited In All-Girls Photo Collective

“At first it might be shocking, but then through exposure it becomes normal."<p>A neatly manicured hand rests behind a woman’s back. She’s got long, lovely hair and her bright, tight underwear lends the photo an air of intimacy -- but as far as fulfilling an idealized fantasy of prettily displayed …

Striking, Tender Photos of a Father-Daughter Road Trip

We spoke with photographer Jesse Burke about his new book that captures his daughter on the road and in the great outdoors.<p>Photos by Jesse Burke<p>"This work does seem to serve as a family album of sorts," the photographer Jesse Burke said during a recent artist's talk. But it's probably safe to say …

Is Cutting Your Own Bangs a Recipe for Disaster—Or a Bold Stroke of Genius?

“Should I get bangs?”—that is the eternal question. It also explains why we were transfixed by a one-minute clip that's fast becoming a Facebook phenomenon this week: A young girl clipping her fringe shorter . . . and shorter . . . and shorter, until only a few choppy bits remained. More than 5 …

See This Man Absolutely Nail a Boudoir Shoot for His Wife

Dudeoir*, sorry.<p>Boudoir shoots aren't exclusively for women, you know. So when Brendom Williams's wife asked him jokingly if he'd do one for her, she had no idea he'd take her seriously … but he did and the results are awesome.<p>Photographer Masika May told DesignTaxi she's known Williams's wife for …

The Unexpected Rise of Cool Girl Lace

The precious fabrication undergoes a rebrand.<p>There are certain hallmarks of the modern cool girl—vintage Levi's, sweaters that fall effortlessly from the shoulder, the cat eye, the undone, don't care hair. Sometimes she's called Parisian, but really it's not so geographical—she lives in films you …

Stunning Self Portraits of a Woman Sharing an Eye with Various Animals

Hungarian artist Flra Borsi has a keen talent for creating surreal visuals. We have featured Borso before, with her collection of playful time-travel edits and enchanting urban landscapes, and the self taught artist just continues to improve and impress. Her latest series of skillful photo …

Time Travel

15 Dream Bedroom Products You Never Knew You Needed

These clever items will make your space more tranquil and relaxing.<p>These clever items will make your space more tranquil and relaxing.

Photographer recreates Star Wars on Cromarty Firth rigs

<b>A photographer has created images that place some of Star Wars' best-loved characters on oil rigs parked up in the Cromarty Firth in the Highlands.</b><p>Glasgow-based photographer Craig Mann, whose work usually features landscapes from around the world, used Photoshop to make the pictures.<p>They feature …

Boba Fett

Smoking Kids Posed To Show How Adults Influence Them

A Youtube video of a chainsmoking Indonesian toddler inspired photographer Frieke Janssens to create a project “Smoking Kids”. As the video …

Kids

Does the experience of living in Japan make you a better person? The good, bad and ugly

We asked expats living in Japan if they thought that simply living here has made them a better person. Find out the results: the good, the bad and …

This Train Station is Kept Open for Just One Passenger

女子高生一人しか利用者がいない駅、✌( 'ω' )✌最高~ pic.twitter.com/NzYiDaUvCG<p>— はたらくキツネ (@foxnumber6) December 31, 2015<p>The Japanese railways are courteous to turtles, …