Samantha Farmer

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Linear Designs of Minimalist Tattoos Gracefully Flow Across Bodies

Using intricate, crisscrossing lines and a minimalist aesthetic, Chaim Machlev creates beautifully-unconventional body art. The Berlin-based tattoo artist etches flowing abstract designs on skin that often spans the length of an arm, leg, or back. Sometimes, the compositions will continue from one …

Art

My Hotel Room In Vegas Came With A Sex Kit ...

I was staying at one of those new supposedly family-friendly hotels in Las Vegas, the SLS.<p>They welcomed me with a fruit plate, Champagne glasses, and a handwritten note (at right).

Hospitality

Photographer captures the beautiful chaos of parenting

Parenting is filled with precious moments. Of course, sometimes it's hard to appreciate those moments when you're scraping gum out of your kid's hair.<p>…

Transforming Ordinary Office Employees into Super Athletes Without Photoshop Trickery

They may look like fitness models, but they aren’t.<p>They’re everyday people — office workers, programmers and mothers who took the chance to try …

Holographic Portraits Painted on Delicate Layers of Fabric and Netting

Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew paints multiple layers of canvas, thread, fabric, and netting to create stunning works of three-dimensional art. Delicate and utterly unique, the paintings resemble shimmering holograms that subtly shift and transform when viewed from different angles.<p>A pensive, …

Art

NYC: Inside Dream Downtown hotel's $5,000-a-night penthouse suite

Dream Downtown in New York City launched its modern $5,000-a-night penthouse suite at the first of the year, and it's already booked for several nights in February.<p>The GuestHouse, as it's called, is at the top of the hotel's south tower in the city's Meatpacking District.<p>Let's cut straight to the …

How #FreeTheNipple Became the Celebrity Cause of 2014

From the editors of ELLE.com, everyone from RiRi to Miley championed the nipple this year.<p>Last year, we made a daring proclamation: 2014 is the Year of the Nipple. And while the vadjacent has already made a play for 2015 and the butt put up a good fight—from Nicki Minaj's tush to Kim Kardashian's …

Carrie Bradshaw's Apartment Comes To Life

From the editors of ELLEDecor.com, a member of the Sex and the City set decorating team creates her very own Carrie-inspired home<p>Carrie Bradshaw was more interested in designing the perfect closet to accommodate her enviable wardrobe than taking the time decorating her Upper East Side brownstone, …

Photographer Marina Cano Captures Wild Animals in Their Most Unguarded Moments

Spanish photographer Marina Cano has been taking photographs since she was a teenager. Years later, she’s amassed an incredible portfolio and several …

Photographer Uses Photoshop and Neuroscience to Find Your ‘Ideal’ Self-Image

What does your ideal self <i>actually</i> look like? That’s the question that photographer Scott Chasserot seeks to answer with his experiment, <i>Original …

Watch This Video, And You’ll Wish You Had A Lot More Marbled Paper In Your Life

Paper marbling is an ancient art, in which droplets of paint are floated in a viscous solution, combed, brushed, and blown upon, then carefully transferred to paper to create a unique monotype print. And as filmed by director Oguz Uyguy, it’s the most beautiful, hypnotic form of design I’ve ever …

Crafting

Iris Grace, 5-Year-Old with Autism Paints Breathtaking Works of Art

For many people diagnosed with autism, communicating through speech and social interaction can be challenging. As a way to express herself, 5-year-old Iris Grace began painting last year. She's already garnered praise across the globe for her incredibly beautiful works of art. The young artist, who …

Autism

Adventure-Seekers Hang Out in Hammocks Strung Up at Dizzying Heights

Anyone with a fear of heights may want to avoid the International Highline Meeting, an annual event that took place this year at Monte Piana in the Italian Dolomites, and calls to those with an adventurous spirit. Individuals known as slackliners travel from all across the world to meet up and …

A Creative Dad's Tale of Artistic and Mathematical Experimentation, Failure, Triumph and Pancakes

What's more fascinating than watching the progression of a talented artist or designer's work? Also, Creative Dads is becoming a thing. First we saw …

Creativity

Photographer Immerses His Film in Live Bacteria for Years to Create Unique Portraits

South Korea-based artist Seung-Hwan Oh creates some truly unusual portraits by unleashing little microbes and letting them eat away at his medium for …

Judging America: A Series of Jarring Portrait GIFs that Alternate Between Judgement and Reality

They say not judge a book by its cover, for photographer Joel Parés‘ series “Judging America,” that’s exactly what he wants you to do… at first. …

Priceless Reactions of People as They Get Hit by a Taser

Getting Tasered is by no means anything but pleasant. A Taser is a specific brand for electroshock weapons or a conductive electrical weapon or CEW …

South Carolina

These Majestic Photographs of African Animals Were All Shot During Visits to Zoos

Photographer Manuela Kulpa has a portfolio full of gorgeous wildlife photographs. Unlike other wildlife photographers, however, she doesn’t have the …

Looking Up at Hong Kong's Densely Populated Skyscrapers

<i>Stacked</i> is an intense series that features the compact urban architecture of Hong Kong. Standing from below, Australia-based photographer Peter Stewart points his camera upwards to capture the abstract shapes which form the densely populated public housing structures.<p>Clothing hangs from railings, …

Skyscrapers

Astonishingly Vivid Compositions Inspired by Fairytales

Russia-based photographer Margarita Kareva has a special niche with her exquisitely composed photographs of mesmerizing women. Her surreal work takes …

Remarkable Airbrushed Busses Discovered in a Small Town in Bolivia

For <i>Bolivian Busses</i>, Berlin-based photographer Daniel Hofer captures the colorful airbrushed artworks that adorn the public busses traveling from La …

Breathtaking Photographs Inspired by the Nightmares of Children

For his 1960s project on children’s dreams, legendary photographer Arthur Tress visualizes the subconscious fears of the innocent mind. While working …

New York's Chicest Gardens to Eat In

Now that the sun's out, brunch season is upon us and there's nothing better than enjoying the first meal of the day in a chic garden. Here, we've gathered some of our favorite spots in the city to do exactly that.<p><b>1)</b> Ladurée SoHo: We can't think of a better place to Instagram one of Ladurée's famed …