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Fashion Metamorphosis: Meet the Butterfly Dress

<b>Turkish design duo creates a dress that literally flies in the face of any fashion you’ve seen before.</b><p>Armed with glue guns in a brightly lit studio …

Intel Corporation

Gorgeous Owl Illustration Created with Lively Splatters of Paint

Chinese illustrator, painter, and street artist Chen Yingjie (aka: Hua Tunan) creates paintings that are alive with energy. Using a splattering technique, he creates beautiful creatures that radiate with vibrant colors. <i>Night Owl</i> is one of his recent pieces filled with a dynamic power that emanates …

Modern Art

The Stockholm Chair by Karen Naalsund

If you’re living in tight quarters or you just don’t want many chairs, the Stockholm Chair was made for you. The design, by student Karen Naalsund, …

Carving Paper: The Surprising Sculpture of Li Hongbo

From an inch away, the sculptures of Li Hongbo look like plaster. They are not. These large reproductions of classical busts are 100% paper. And I’m …

Mother's Heartwarming Photos of Sons with Farm Animals

Russian photographer and mother of two boys Elena Shumilova captures heartwarming images of her sons interacting with various animals on their farm, including dogs, rabbits, cats, and ducklings. She manages to transport the viewer into a fairy tale-like world with her photos of these little guys …

Farm Animals

Artist's Physical Gestures Produce Beautiful Charcoal Drawings

Using just her body and a piece of charcoal, New Orleans-based performance artist Heather Hansen bends and twists in fluid motions across the surface of paper to create beautifully rough symmetrical shapes and patterns. Her captivating performances involve dance-like movements that are just as much …

Drawing

Towering Sculptures of Monsters Made of Straw

Each year in rural parts of Japan, heaps and heaps of straw left behind from harvesting rice are put to artistic use in the creation of giant straw sculptures. The farming communities, most notably those in Kagawa Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture, hold a Straw Art Festival that invites visitors to …

Art

Rapha City Cycling Guides

Seeing a city by bike undoubtedly lends to experiences not found on motorized transportation. Rapha, global purveyors of stylishly functional road gear and Rapha cycle clubs, understand this and are launching a series of bike-based travel guides for eight cities across Europe. To give the …

Cycling

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Articles about incredible island houses part two on Dwell.com - Dwell

When Ulrich Fleischmann approached architect Maki Kuwayama, of Unit A Architecture in Stuttgart, Germany, to design a home and...<p>The islands of Indonesia are a dream come true for anyone hankering for some sun, the sea, vibrant marine life, delicious food,...<p>Starting at $3,350,000, these twin …

Sweden

Art Warehouse in Boeotia by A31 Architecture

A smooth, curved concrete shell forms the exterior of this art studio in Boeotia, central Greece by Athens studio A31 Architecture (+ slideshow).<p>A31 …

Modern Home Design in USA Reflecting Grandeur: Edgewater Residence

Located in Minnesota, United States, the Edgewater Residence designed and developed by the creative team at Rosenow | Peterson Design displays a …

Danish Summer House / Powerhouse Company

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Village House<p>Powerhouse Company was asked to design a weekend house for a young family in northern …

Architecture

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Muskoka Cottage by Christopher Simmonds Architect

Architect Christopher Simmonds has designed the Muskoka Cottage in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.<p>Description<p>The vaulted forms of this post and beam …

Bergbau Museum by Benthem Crouwel http://www.archello.com/en/project/bergbau-museum

"The Hug" / MenoMenoPiu Architects & Paolo Venturella

MenoMenoPiu Architects & Paolo Venturella just released their entry for the Alvar Aalto University Otaniemi Campus Competition in Helsinki. Their …

Architecture

A-Joint Table by Henry Wilson for Very Good & Proper

<b>Product news:</b> British furniture brand Very Good & Proper has started producing this table by Australian designer Henry Wilson, which incorporates his …

Forest Pond House by TDO Architecture is both a space for meditation and a children’s den in the woods: http://www.archello.com/en/project/forest-pond-house Follow TDO Architecture here: http://www.archello.com/en/project/forest-pond-house?a=follow

Articles about prefab cabin norway on Dwell.com - Dwell

A lakeside prefab in Norway is a study in idyllic seclusion.<p>A small prefab cabin in Norway is offering an alternative view on the concept of luxury.<p>An observation roof and outdoor room extend the small footprint into the coastal landscape, while selective materials help it...<p>Construction in a …

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Furniture

School Gym Transformed Into Island with Permanent Marker

The amazing things that artists can do with a simple pen or pencil are limitless. So it's not surprising, although it is especially impressive, to see this detailed island landscape created completely with a black permanent marker. Entitled <i>Oiwa Island 2</i>, the public art installation was drawn by …

Art

Mars-1 and Brendan Monroe collaborate on a stellar painting - The Fox Is Black

One of my favorite people to follow on Instagram is Mars-1, the acclaimed painter who does some of the best transcendental painting around. The other …

The Unbelievable Beauty Of Papercraft Plumage

A Colombian artist has re-created hundreds of birds out of paper in exquisite detail, feather by feather.<p>The design of a bird is breathtakingly intricate. The trajectory of those bright splashes of color streaking through the sky depends upon the precise arrangement of thousands of feathers, each …

Unbelievable Colored Pencil Drawings by Adolfo Fernandez Rodriguez

Every once in awhile, you come across a photo-realistic artist that blows your mind. The very first Online International Juried Exhibition of the Pencil Art Society just went live and it's there that we found the work of Adolfo Fernandez Rodriguez. The Madrid-based artist works with colored pencils …

Art

12 Rooms that Showcase Sculpture

While by now most design conscious types are well-versed in the practice of hanging art on the walls, many don’t rush into scattering sculptures …

Heartwarming Elephant Photography

A couple of weeks ago we've featured a fantastic set of giraffe photographs, and people really liked it. Nature is fulfilled with lovely animals, so …

Wildlife

Articles about design tips privacy on Dwell.com - Dwell

As the lines between our public and personal lives become increasingly blurry, designers are helping redefine privacy for the...<p>Creating a better kitchen means being smart about its design and implementation and these tips are here to help.<p>Apartment residents know all too well about decorating …

Pacific Northwest

Kylli Sparre’s Surreal Conceptual Photography Influenced by Dance | Colossal

<p>After years of training to become a professional ballet dancer, artist Kylli Sparre realized it wasn’t the path for her and instead channeled …

Articles about 5 modern apartments paris on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Dishwashers don’t seem to hold the same cache as some of the more lust-worthy kitchen appliances (looking at you, gas ranges).<p>The well-worn saying that "size does matter" has never been truer …

Architecture