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Comedy wildlife photography competition shows animals getting up to mischief

<b>Animals do the funniest things and these pictures from the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards prove it.</b><p>This year we have an array of creatures …

The week in 27 photos

Take a look at 27 photos of the week from June 30 through July 6.

Swimming Pools

Adobe figured out a way to copy realistic photo styles from one picture to another

A bunch of researchers from Adobe and Cornell University have come up with one of the coolest developments in imaging tech in recent times: the ability to transfer photo styles from one picture to another.<p>It’s kind of like Prisma, the app that applies artistic filters based on the work of …

Six data visualizations that explain the plastic problem

Tiny particles, bags, bottles: When plastic lands in the ocean, it harms wildlife and the environment. But how much plastic does end up there, and …



15 Powerful Plugins For Photoshop And Sketch

Photoshop and Sketch are powerful tools widely used by designers and developers. Sometimes it might seem that features are endless. But it can get better.<p>What could help significantly increase the efficiency and quality of the work are powerful plugins.<p>Here you will find a list of 15 plugins for …


25 Gorgeous Couch Designs for a Truly Creative Home Decor

When it comes to couches they usually play only a functional part in home decor. Indeed, you may choose a material, shape and color for the couch but …

Designer Transforms Wood Fragments into Brilliant, One-of-a-Kind Accessories

Inspired by Australia's brilliant flora and fauna, Melbourne-based jeweler Britta Boeckmann fuses wood fragments with colored resin to form gorgeous wearable accessories. Each pendant, ring, and pair of earrings are hand crafted and entirely unique–Boeckmann works without a template, and instead …


How to Make 20 of Your Favorite Candies at Home

Whether you’re spending this Halloween trick-or-treating or not, there’s one thing that’ll be on everyone’s mind come the night of October 31st: candy! While we might not be able to score a pillowcase full of it anymore (at least not for free), we can bust out our apron and make grown-up versions …


The world's 19 most staggeringly beautiful mountains

5 Ways to Enhance Your Creativity

This week I’ve been exploring the topic of Creativity and how to be a more creative blogger (see the previous posts on the creative process and …

This Is the Easiest *and* Cheapest Way to Make Wall Art

You’ve seen enough of our paper flowers, photo backdrops, and Eames chair makeovers to know we’re a bit obsessed with tissue paper. The stuff meets all of our needs — it’s versatile, easy to use, colorful and so, so affordable. So next up, we’re using the magical medium to deck our walls. Keep …

Wall Art

Use Your Arms to Knit This Cozy Circle Scarf in Under 30 Minutes

Truth time: I love crafting, but when it comes to knitting I ALWAYS get frustrated. I was lucky to grow up with a great teacher, my grandma, but year after year we would need to start from the beginning because of angry battles in which the yarn won. My main trouble was figuring out how to hold the …


DIY: Hand-Painted Paper Lanterns

Plain paper lanterns take on a whole new look--all you need is a brush and acrylic paint. So simple!<p>137<p>923




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Awesome House of Straw

At Casas Karen you can find beautiful Hut Rooms for rent, large enough for 2-4 persons. The houses were built in a style typical for the Spanish …

Why Consciousness Exists: Douglas Rushkoff on Science, God, and the Purpose of Reality

What to make of the fact “that something wonderfully strange is going on in the dimension we call reality.”<p><i>“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,”</i> Carl Sagan wrote in his magnificent meditation on science and spirituality, <i>“we will have</i> …

7 smartphone photography tips & tricks