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Herbal Portraits

The 16th Century witnessed the increasing interest in the natural world and the recording of the discoveries of Asia and the new world. The use of herbal remedies was on the rise as well as the beginning of the classification of plants resulting in the need for scientific illustration. These …

Double Triangular Prism House in Quebec

FAHOUSE by <b>Jean Verville architecte</b> is a 1900.0 ft2 single family house in Québec,Canada. In the words of the architect:<p><i>Nestled in the privacy of a hemlock forest, FAHOUSE presents an amazing building that seems to emerge from a children’s story. Exploiting the contrasts between opacity and light, the architect Jean Verville develops a graphic assemblage, which rises like two giant conifers, intensifying the dreamlike aspect of this architectural proposal. Derived from the archetypal figure of</i> …

The 10 best architects of all time, ranked

New Yorkers don’t have to look very far to see the power of architecture: It boasts an iconic skyline, after all, made up of buildings ranging from …

Architecture

These Lego-style homes can withstand earthquakes and cost under $5,000 to build

When earthquakes hit, they can devastate entire cities. And rebuilding destroyed buildings costs a lot labor, time, and money.<p>Renowned architect Anupama Kundoo may have a solution — for homeowners, at least. The Indian architect, who is known for designing low-income buildings, has come up with a …

Architecture

10 Modern Architecture & Beautiful House Designs - Sketchy Sloth | The one and only portal for Sloths

In our architecture section we showcase hand-picked contemporary house designs along with beautiful architectural concept designs from all over the …

Japan’s UltraSmall Houses Photos

In Japanese cities, the average house is 1,075 square feet. That makes sense when you consider that the country has a landmass smaller than Montana but a population that puts it at number 11 worldwide. Creativity abounds despite such constraints, notes Naomi Pollack in Jutaku: Japanese Houses …

The Glass House Built Around a Tree

If one architect has his way, this futuristic hideout will combine the best of both.<p>We love a good tree house – and this proposal for a new home is one of our favorites.<p>Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov designed the "Tree In The House," a cylindrical glass home built around a fir tree, back in 2013, …

Design

It's Cherry Season! 8 Recipes to Make Now

During the short time fresh cherries are available in the market, I can't seem to get around to cooking with them—they're so good for popping into your mouth straight up, I just never save enough to work into actual dishes. But this year, I'm determined to resist temptation and find new, …

Israel's greenest building produces more energy than it consumes

Green architecture may still be somewhat of a niche in Israel, but the country is making a noteworthy push towards weaving more eco-conscious …

Green Living

Confessions of a Happy Introvert

I like you, but the whole talking thing freaks me out.<p>I’ve always had a hard time “going out.” Don’t get me wrong. My love of travel has taken me all …

8 Bad Habits That Destroy Your Creativity

To live a creative life, you must be able to destroy your habits that are killing your creativity.<p>If you think some people are born creative and you're not one of them, think again.<p>What makes some people more creative than others is that they nurture their creativity. In fact, experts say that …

Creativity

Spaceship Apple

Watch our private tour of Campus 2, Apple’s upcoming headquarters<p>Apple Campus 2<p>Three miles from Apple’s Cupertino, California headquarters, the tech giant is building something as massive as its own global reach: Apple’s Campus 2. The Spaceship, as many have nicknamed it, is over one mile in …

5 Of The World's Best Architectural Designs

Architectural Design may be one of the world's oldest professions, but innovative techniques and building styles are still being created every single …

Architecture

Alluring Illusions of Technicolor Portals Are Actually 2D Wall Paintings

We already know German artist 1010 for his vivid murals, which appear like multilayered, technicolor portals into parallel dimensions. Now, he has opened a new show at Milan's 10 A.M. ART gallery, with an exhibition that includes not only a mural across the building's entire exterior in his …

Modern Art

These Paint-Mixing Videos Are Oddly Mesmerizing

Just sit back, relax and watch beautiful colors come to life.<p>The latest viral video trend on Instagram also happens to be an incredibly hypnotizing one: paint mixing. To make these popular videos, artists film themselves swirling, spreading and scraping different paint colors across their palettes …

A Graphic Designer Redesigns a Movie Poster, Every Day

The 'A Movie Poster A Day' challenge delivers a graphically-pleasing box office of visuals.<p>Synthesizing a passion for film and an ability to follow a stringent schedule, Peter Majarich has embarked on a personal mission to redesign some of the most well-known movie posters. The Sydey-based designer …

Graphic Design