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5 ways to improve your digital art skills

Even successful digital artists have much to learn, and you constantly need to push and develop your skills or you’ll start to stagnate and get left …

Drawing
Art

Impressive Drawing Machine For One Made So Simply

Not all of us have CNC machines, laser cutters and 3D printers, and I’ll bet most of us didn’t start out that well equipped. The low-cost drawing …

Hacking

Famous architecture reimagined as set designs in whimsical illustrations

The latest from the prolific Federico Babina<p>Prolific Barcelona-based architect and illustrator Federico Babina has released a new series of illustrations called “Archiplay” that reimagines the work of 27 famous architects into set designs. These <i>mises en scène</i> are rendered in Babina’s signature …

Alvar Aalto's Pacific Northwest Gem - Dwell

This is probably the most unexpected place to find an iconic building designed by the renowned Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. But so it is. The Mount Angel Library is a stunning representation of his work and ethos. An example of how iconic modern design can exist quietly and powerfully within a …

Architecture

27 Modern Living Rooms Full of Luxurious Details Photos

As one of the most frequent gathering spots for family and friends, whether you're hosting a movie night or a cocktail party, living rooms should be welcoming and cozy—but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. These living rooms from the <i>AD</i> archives embrace a minimalist, modern aesthetic to …

The design evolution of the phone over the last 80 years is astounding

In celebration of the phone's 140th birthday this year, we're taking a look back at the design evolution of the device.<p>The Cooper Hewitt museum recently digitized more than 200,000 items in its collections, including one that chronicles obsolete phones located in its storage facility. Check out …

Mobile Technology

Funny faces of drowsy pets captured during and after surgery

These pet photos capture what cats and dogs go through before, during and after surgery at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.<p>From a Staffordshire Bull Terrier recovering from an operation to a tiny kitten being prepared for surgery, the images show an average day at the new Veterinary Hospital and Centre …

Antikythera Mechanism: Ancient Celestial Calculator

The Antikythera Mechanism has been called an “ancient calculator,” but there is so much more to it than meets the eye. The shoebox-size device has a …

Olympics

[Infographic] 50 Tools Every Home Owner Must Have

Every home requires maintenance to keep up its appearance, functionality and value. Often times the need for a minor repair comes at a time when we are busy and the task gets set aside for another day. The trouble is, before you know it we soon have several projects that need our attention! It can …

DIY

7 Ways Relationships Change Over Time

Remember when we featured Sarah C. Andersen and her hilariously honest comics last year? Well, there’s some good news, Pandas: Andersen never stopped …

7 Peaceful Photos That'll Make You Want to Drop Everything and Live on a Lil Tiny Houseboat

Introducing: #HouseboatGoals.<p>You've felt the joy of #TinyHouseGoals and felt the envy insane regular #HouseGoals can bring. Your next house goals come in #boat form and they are epitomized by this little gem floating on a canal in the Netherlands.<p>According to Contemporist, this houseboat was …

Extreme Sports

The past under today's light

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Sheers

How Lego Become The World's Hottest Toy Company

They will add to the already gigantic heap of Lego bits: 86 for every person on the planet. The toymaker has enjoyed ten years of spectacular growth, almost quadrupling its revenue.<p>In 2012 it overtook Hasbro to become the world's second-largest toymaker. The number one, Mattel, is now seeking to …

Lego