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15 Ways The World Will Be Awesome In 2050

But when you consider ongoing social and economic progress and all of the coming innovations in science and technology, there's plenty of room for optimism.<p>Now that 2015 is here, we've pulled out some of our favorite ideas about what the world will look like 35 years from now.<p><i>Corey Adwar</i> …

See the 2015 Times Square New Years Eve Ball in One GIF

Chester Higgins Jr.—The New York Times/Redux<p>Marty Lederhandler—AP<p>Jon Simon—AP<p>Marty Lederhandler—AP<p>Timothy A. Clary—AFP/Getty Images<p>Stan …

Daily Inspiration #1963

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

LEGO Architecture Lincoln Memorial

Like the Burj Khalifa, the Willis Tower, and many others, the Lincoln Memorial gets the LEGO<p>Like the Burj Khalifa, the Willis Tower, and many others, the Lincoln Memorial gets the LEGO treatment as a part of the toy company’s <i>Architecture</i> series, which aims to “celebrate the past, present, and …

Spin Ceramics Lands in New York City

It’s been a looooong time since we last talked about Spin Ceramics! Founded in 2002, Spin Ceramics began by designing simple and organic pieces of …

Adorable Photos of Sea Otters Snuggling by Roman Golubenko

Photographer Roman Golubenko captured these priceless shots of sea otters snuggling! Sea otters are a marine mammal native to the coasts of the northern and eastern North Pacific Ocean. These shots, taken in Alaska, show otters keeping warm as they go for a dip in the freezing cold. In one photo, a …

Hilarious Science Teacher Adds Creative Additions to Students’ Doodles

Imgur user Squeezymo, a former eighth and ninth grade science teacher in Bangkok, Thailand, included more than just grades on his students’ work. The educator noticed that his kids drew a lot on their papers. So, he established a rule in the classroom: if you draw something, the teacher will add to …

Furniture for Departing Teens

If you're a teenager, eventually you'll leave home. And in the vacuum left behind by a collegebound child, some parents will develop Empty Nest …

A Designey B.A.C. Indicator: The Breeze Breathometer

Tonight is New Year's Eve, meaning a bunch of folks are going to get pulled over for DUI's. Some of the offenders will be blind-drunk, their judgment …

Fantastic Ice Sculpture Scenes Carved by Alaskan Couple

Steve and Heather Brice are a husband-and-wife team that creates amazingly detailed — and often award-winning — ice sculptures. Their work has been showcased in museums, the Word Ice Art Championships and in their own year-round gallery. The artists, both Alaska born and based in Fairbanks, met …

Articles about most popular homes 2014 green on Dwell.com - Dwell

In 1892, when John Muir founded the Sierra Club, the only "web" he knew about was the kind spun by spiders, and social...<p>Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs suggests that we only think about fancy needs like self-actualization once we've managed the basics...<p>Palm Springs thrives as a getaway, but lately an …

Striking Black-and-White Watercolors Depict Children and Wild Animals

Elicia Edijanto’s black-and-white watercolor paintings depict intimate scenes of children interacting with wild animals framed in striking silhouettes. The Indonesia-based artist juxtaposes small figures with large figures and dangerous characters with innocent characters in tranquil moments of …

Articles about two apartments were combined inviting brooklyn home on Dwell.com - Dwell

In an industrial part of Brooklyn, architect Sarah Zames transforms two unremarkable apartments into one modern space full of...<p>A rainy start to the Brooklyn Home Tour—the closing event of City Modern—didn't deter those who turned out for a peek into five...<p>You've already seen our favorites in …

A Strangely Alarming Design: The Lento Smoke Alarm

Certain utilitarian household device have hardly changed over time. Take for instance the smoke alarm, a safety device which has marred a great many …

Buildings to look out for in 2015

Jonathan Glancey picks a selection of exciting new architectural projects that are planned for the coming year.<p>Proving that he is still ahead of his game, 85-year-old Frank Gehry’s Dr Chau Chak Wing Business School for the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) – his first building in Australia – is …

Organized Charging for Mobile Devices

Many of my organizing clients have multiple mobile devices, and they get concerned about the space it takes to charge all those devices. No one likes …

Artist Saves Forgotten Paintings by Adding His Own Hilarious Touch

Artist David Irvine takes existing, unwanted paintings and gives them a second life thanks to his hilarious additions. He calls this <i>Re-Directed Art</i>, and the originals are works that he’s located at thrift stores, yard sales, or even taken from a street curb. Irvine then paints pop culture icons …

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Thomas Poulsom’s LEGO Birds Now Available as an Official LEGO Set | Colossal

<p>A few years ago we mentioned LEGO and bird enthusiast Thomas Poulsom who designed a beautiful series of LEGO bird specimens. Poulsom submitted his …

Muralist Paints Majestic Eagle on a Berlin Building

A striking new mural by artist DALeast is now gracing the facade of Berlin’s Urban Nation building. The piece depicts earth-toned line art that forms the shape of a majestic eagle’s head against a black backdrop. Lines contouring the back of the eagle’s head begin to fade and dissolve into a flock …

Photographer's Incredible 14-Year Quest to Document the World's Oldest Trees

For the past 14 years, San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon has journeyed to almost every continent in a quest to document some of the world's biggest, oldest, and rarest trees. Using the criteria of immense size, great age, and notable history to select her subjects, Moon tracks down …

What Color Is It? A Website that Translates the Current Time into Color | Colossal

<p>Created by Berlin-based artist and designer James E. Murphy, What Color Is It is a website that translates the current time (based on a 24-hour …

World's Cities Transformed into Vibrant, Flowing Maps of Eroded Terrain

New York City<p>Bustling cities are transformed into vibrantly colored maps depicting eroding terrains in the gorgeous series <i>Flowing City Map</i> by Geneva-based illustrator Chaotic Atmospheres. “I wanted to represent the influence of cities on their environment as a kind of invisible fluid that overflows …

The Most Important Design Lessons Of 2014

May they inspire you to greatness in 2015.<p>More companies than ever identify as design-led organizations. Yet the nuts and bolts of how to “do design” remain mysterious to many. Meanwhile, design as a profession has sprinted past the days when industrial designers crafted beautiful, shiny objects, …

Clever Ads Feature Classic Artists Photographing Their Self Portrait

Vincent Van Gogh<p>Advertising agency Leo Burnett Switzerland created a tongue-in-cheek campaign that’ll appeal to both selfie and fine art lovers. Three posters feature the iconic artists Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and Albrecht Dürer snapping their picture using the Samsung NX Mini camera – the …

The Dome Home by Timothy Oulton

The team at Timothy Oulton designed the Dome Home in Gaoming, China as a central, inspirational design hub for the creatives in the company to stay, …

Hilarious Family Portraits Capture the Chaos of Being a Parent

As any parent knows, raising a family isn't always a walk in the park. Lifestyle photographer Danielle Guenther captures this sentiment in <i>Best Case Scenario</i>, a hilarious series that presents some of the messy, chaotic moments of parenting in a comical light.<p>Guenther, who regularly visits different …

Artist Jeremy Miranda Examines Memory with Oil Landscapes that Bleed into Interiors | Colossal

<p>Artist Jeremy Miranda is fascinated with how the mind creates memories and the juxtaposition of experiences both real and perceived. His oil …