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David Hockney on what turns a picture into a masterpiece

Rembrandt’s perfect drawing, Caravaggio’s invention of Hollywood lighting, Monet capturing a moment in time. David Hockney and critic Martin Gayford discuss the craft behind the greatest art<p><b>David Hockney</b>: The moment you put down two or three marks on a piece of paper, you get relationships. They’ll …

Neofuturist architect John Portman bet on cities just as people fled them

The visionary developer-architect wanted to redevelop the core of American urban centers<p>A decade later, parts of downtown were beginning to buzz again, he says, thanks in part to the work of a maverick architect and developer named John Portman, Jr. In an era which saw Americans flee cities towards …

Tiny Lot, Big Dreams

Jennifer doesn't let her small space limit her from adding in plants she loves. The more the merrier!<p><i>"Where most people looked with alarm at the</i> …

Landscaping

15 Ways To Turn A Backyard Garden Into An Enchanting Sanctuary

With so many great things to do in a back yard and so little space to work with, it’s impossible to have it all. A decision has to be made. Do you …

Landscaping

10 Best Perennial Plants For Anyone's Garden

10 Best Perennial Plants For Anyone's Garden<p>Updated on April 17, 2016<p>List of the Top Ten Best Perennial Plants<p>10 Perennials for Garden …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

These travels exposed me to new cultures, and left impressions and memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.<p>From the beaches of southern Portugal to the canals of Amsterdam, here are the spots I consider must-sees.

European Travel

Colourful New Architectural Watercolors | Modern Art Movements To Inspire Your Design

Polish watercolor artist Maja Wronska continues to color explosively colourful depictions of European structure, most not too long ago in Poznań, …

Art

This drought-friendly yard is a tropical oasis — in the middle of Burbank

Long before turf removal became a popular gardening practice in drought-stricken California, David Pixley removed his Burbank lawn and replaced it with low-water cacti, succulents and flowers.<p>Like a painter with a canvas, Pixley planted an unconventional mix of things, choosing exotic plants that …

How to capture great garden scenes and flower shots

Top tips for taking beautiful flower photos<p>The birds are singing and gardens are blooming into life, with bulbs and shrubs bursting into flower on the …

Landscape Photography

Splendid Intricate Textures in Outdoor Metal Projects - Homesthetics - Inspiring ideas for your home.

Spring is taking little by little over our gardens and cities and we are trying to find new creative methods of welcoming it into our lives. Metal …

10 Fast-Growing Plants for (Almost) Instant Curb Appeal

Bright flowers and colorful foliage are the easiest ways to amp up your curb appeal. If you're in a rush to get things growing, try one of these …

Top 10 secret gardens in the UK

All eyes may be on Chelsea for the flower show next week, but for a more peaceful day out, check out our selection of lesser-known oases around the UK<p>Once a gravel quarry, this garden was created in 1940 by Colonel Harry Clive for his wife Dorothy, who had Parkinson’s disease. It is near Market …

Top 10

Garden Visit: Lessons from the Impressionists at the New York Botanical Garden

We were a group of seasoned garden writers at the NYBG press preview of The New York Botanical Garden’s Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas<i>.</i> We …

UI Inspiration: Site Interactions

As part of the design process, figuring interactions (to me) is the fun and best part. Some of the developers might hate me for saying this but it's …

These coffee doughnut muffins are everything you want for breakfast, and more

Think of these coffee doughnut muffins as your favorite breakfast hits all rolled into one. First, there's the cake, rich with butter, a hint of freshly brewed coffee and the subtle tang of buttermilk. The muffins are basted with more butter while they're still warm, then rolled in a mixture of …

Breakfast

Meet Jonathan Yeo, the Artist Who Painted Frank Underwood Into The Smithsonian

Jonathan Yeo’s painting of House of Cards’ arch schemer will hang near real presidential portraits. Yeo talks famous subjects—including Kevin Spacey, …

Unravel the Fabric of Space-Time in These Collage-Like Paintings

Zhong Biao's surreal artworks weave fashion shows, ISIS attacks, and Chinese architecture into beautifully arcane dream images.<p>Memories, symbols, high concepts, and news items swirl through Klein Sun Gallery’s new show from Chinese painter Zhong Biao, <i>The Other Shore</i>. The eight new paintings mix …