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Winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The winners of the 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have just been announced. Winning first prize, Anuar Patjane Floriuk of Tehuacán, Mexico, will receive an eight-day photo expedition for two to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for a photograph of divers swimming near a …

Nature

A look inside the world's superhouses – in pictures

A new book and exhibition looks at some of the world’s most extraordinary houses, including a transformed cement factory outside Barcelona, a prefabricated house in the Netherlands, a restored 12th-century castle in England, and a futuristic seaside escape on the coast of Victoria.<p>• McCartney’s …

Architecture

Pictures of the Week 8.6.15

Winter Sports

These images of the star-smeared sky aren't what you think (pictures)

Starlight?

San Francisco

The Top 10 Drone Photos Ever Shared on 500px

Drone photography is picking up steam as the little recreational multi-rotor copters become more and more affordable and easier to use.<p>It’s safe to …

Drones

A Lightning Bolt and Rainbow Captured in One Shot

Tucson, Arizona-based photography enthusiast Greg McCown recently managed to capture a shot of a lifetime. While shooting landscapes near the small …

12 unseen photos peek behind the scenes at Charles and Diana's lavish royal wedding

LONDON — Big dress, big hair and even bigger crowds. Prince Charles' 1981 wedding to Lady Diana Spencer was billed as the wedding of the century, …

THE SHOT: Tree of Life

Many world philosophies view humanity as being One with all of life: all that exists, existed and will ever exist. I share this philosophy and as I watch nature grow around us and the constellations surround us, I realize that we were all once star dust: elements from the cosmic, descendants of the …

Smart dog collar tracks your pooch's diet and location

There are a lot of devices out there that you can use to keep track of your pets, but the Buddy collar is akin to several types rolled into one. The LED collar makes sure Fido's visible in the dark, but it's also a temperature sensor, an activity tracker, and location monitor. This waterproof …

From App To Architecture: How Curbside Designed And Built Its “Pickup Pod”

It’s made of fiberglass. It’s designed to be mass-produced. It’s smartphone-enabled. And someday, there could be thousands of them.<p>I’m standing in a cavernous, hangar-like building in American Canyon, California, 40 miles north of San Francisco in the Napa Valley. Inside the 35,000-square-foot …

New Jersey

The Unexpected Pit Bull 2016 Calendar

Bringing Awareness of Poaching and Trafficking on World Elephant Day

August 12th has been considered "World Elephant Day" for the last few years. It's an opportunity for the global community to celebrate the magnificence of Asian and African elephants and for all of us to rededicate ourselves to ensuring a world where elephants and people live in harmony.<p>For …

Plant it, forget it

No. It isn’t sorcery. The Verdure is most definitely an automatic herb planter. Just place the seeds in the appropriate place and fill the water …

Interview: Exploring the Ocean Depths with NatGeo Traveler Photo Contest Winner Anuar Patjane Floriuk

We recently announced the winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Now, we bring you an exclusive interview with photographer Anuar Patjane Floriuk, who took home the contest's grand prize for his breathtaking underwater shot of scuba divers swimming close to a humpback whale …

Nature Photography

Anatole & Eugénie: A Side Table and a Coffee Table

Designers Amandine Chhor and Aïssa Logerot teamed up to design a set of tables, called Anatole (side table) and Eugénie (coffee table), for HARTÔ. …

Furniture

Generative Illustrations of the Human Form by Janusz Jurek | Colossal

<p>Over the last year, Polish designer and illustrator Janusz Jurek has been exploring different forms of generative illustration as it relates to the …

Illustration

Discovering Design In Minneapolis, MN

If ever there was a place that totally shattered all of my expectations (in a good way!), it was Minneapolis, Minnesota. Being an East Coast gal …

Architizer

Articles about uninspired home germany gets bright eco friendly update on Dwell.com - Dwell

A relaxed interior and radical roof make a home more sociable and energy-efficient.<p>An energy-efficient, rural retreat designed by owner/architect Lynn Gaffney hits the market.<p>Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green building—in a city …

Architecture
Fabrication

Kangaroo Light