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Werk Of Art: WalzWerk’s BMW R80 cafe racer

We keep wondering why our inbox is flooded with classic BMWs. Now WalzWerk Racing have provided a clue: you can turn an airhead into just about anything.<p>“We call our BMW series <i>Schizzo</i>,” says owner Marcus Walz, “because it’s schizophrenic how many possibilities there are to build up a bike on the …

12 Apps That’ll Help You Organize *Everything*

With the new year already underway, now is a great time to start getting organized. Even though we love planning out our lives in our paper planner, we also need some organization hacks on-the-go… both for our digital lives and our real lives. That’s why we’re super excited to share our top apps …

Apps

Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the …

Web Development

19 Ingenious Design Books to Inspire You in 2017

• Author: Margaret Rhodes. Margaret Rhodes Design<br>• Date of Publication: 01.01.17. 01.01.17<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>The best design books have …

Books

Free Full Length Movies: The Top Five Websites

<b>1-Free Full Length Movies: The Top Five Websites</b><p>Free, full length movies are abundant on the Web; that is, if you know where to look. Lots of …

Adobe Lightroom Matte Collection

Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw matte collection from The Preset Factory Ltd.Replicate the matte look of analog film in Adobe Lightroom! This …

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

The Simplest Way to Avoid Bad Street Design: Copy the Ones That Work

Models matter. Let’s design more streets like the streets we already love.<p>When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail. And when you’re a traffic engineer, it seems, everything looks like a highway.<p>If traffic engineers did not control the design of so many of our public spaces, this might not …

5 Rules For Designing Great Cities, From Denmark’s Star Urbanist

Danish architect and urbanist Jan Gehl has spent decades making sure cities work for people, not the other way around. Here’s how.<p>The web of pedestrian streets, narrow alleys, and picturesque canals in Venice have lured tourists to the Italian port city for hundreds of years. There’s a near …

These 3 innovative playgrounds are coming to West Philly

They’re winners of the nationwide Play Everywhere Challenge<p>The future of playgrounds is here, and in the next few months you’ll be able to experience it in three neighborhoods in West Philadelphia.<p>Three under-utilized spaces in University City and along Lancaster Avenue will soon be transformed …

7 brilliant bathroom tiling ideas for your home

Undoubtedly one of the most commonly used materials in the bathroom, tiles are a brilliant way to add character to your wash space. However, with so …

Simple rules for crafting a modern home, from architect Deborah Berke

In praise of subtle adjustments<p>Deborah Berke, the long-time New York City-based architect and new dean at Yale School of Architecture, traces her career choice to age 14, when she would stroll around her neighborhood in Queens, studying rows of small-lot houses and trying to decipher what each room …

Architecture

The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.<p>“They don’t make ‘em like they used to.”<p>How often have we all heard that resigned expression? How often have we said it ourselves? ‘The death of cinema’ is debated in university film studies …

Video on Demand

Britespace - A Prefab Tiny Home by Avava that can be Flat-Packed

This project, called Britespace, is the brainchild of San-Francisco-based Avava Systems. Their design consists of a prefab micro-home that can be …

First Look at the New Zoom H4n Pro DSLR Audio Recorder

Japanese audio gear manufacturer <b>Zoom</b> have been on quite the roll in the last 12 months by unleashing their top-end Zoom F8 multi-track recorder and …

Music Production

I hiked one of the most beautiful trails in Italy — here's what I wish I had known going in

What you won't see when you're looking at the picturesque photos on social media is the out-of-breath photographer behind the lens.<p>Trust me, there's no way after hours of hiking that anyone would look anywhere near as glamorous as the views ahead.<p>The experience, however, was absolutely worth the …

How to Remove Anything from a Photo in Photoshop

In a perfect world, there would be nothing disturbing the flawless look of your subject and its beautiful surroundings. Nothing would distract the …

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so that you can have even more …

Ecocapsules are pint-sized solar and wind-powered micro homes

Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who wants to let it all go like Elsa and live off the grid. Its roof is decked with 600W solar cells and a built-in 750W wind turbine that store the energy they harness into a high-power battery. The structure's …

Solar Panels

What You Can Learn From Three Influential Street Photographers

Street photography continues to be a growing area in the industry. More and more people enjoy it and are learning how hard it is to get it right. …

Articles about 5 stunning gabled glass facades on Dwell.com - Dwell

Durable, low maintenance, and always beautiful, Western Red Cedar is showing up in exciting ways, proving it can enhance the...<p>Though it's usually thought that bright colors make the boldest statement, these homes prove that black, white, and gray tones...<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>Seeking a …

Fabrication

Squarespace SEO | Ultimate Guide to Improving Your Rankings

By now, most photographers know that Squarespace sites are beautiful, clean, responsive and modern. But how do they perform in search engines? We’ve …

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

Top 5: The world's best custom BMW R nineTs

BMW came out swinging when they released the R nineT. Even before the bike went on sale, it was farmed out to some of the world’s top custom builders: a clear indication of BMW’s new-found love for the custom scene.<p>There’s a lot to love about the R nineT itself. It’s powered by the punchy 1200cc …

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Slumdog Millionaire

Walk Through a Wedding: 20 BTS Videos That Cover a Wedding from Start to Finish

Last year, lighting company Profoto teamed up with New England-based wedding photographers Justin and Mary Marantz to create a series of …

Weddings