Stevi Van Den Berg

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13 Questions That Will Change Your Life

A great life runs on questions, not answers.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s often the result of not asking yourself …

Self-improvement

Artist Combines Bird Paintings With Everyday Life Phrases And The Result Is Hilarious

Matt Adrian is perhaps best known as the man behind MincingMockingbird, a humorous collection of fun and delightful art for your home and life. The …

These Are the Next Big Kitchen Trends of 2018

If 2018 trends are any indication, kitchens are about to look very chic. This year, the trending materials, layouts, and shapes are less about the …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

3 Powerful Interior Design Rules That Can Transform Your Home

Whether you’re just starting out in the interior design world or you’ve been here for longer than you can remember, there’s one thing we can all …

This mesmerizing sculpture moves like a flock of birds

Inside the atrium of a beautiful building in Cambridge, Mass., a giant kinetic sculpture almost floats, suspended from the ceiling.<p>Made up of 400 …

Birds

Rural Urban Framework builds post-disaster housing in China featuring rooftop farms

Crops are planted on the roofs of these houses in China's Sichuan Province, which were designed by Rural Urban Framework as a possible solution for …

MVRDV Breaks Ground on Mixed-Use "Valley" to Inject Life into Amsterdam's Business District

MVRDV has broken ground on “Valley” (previously known as P15 Ravel Plaza), a 75,000-square-meter mixed-use building located within the Zuidas …

Design

Flower Cage House / Anonym

"Flower cage house" is a former housing estate size 60 sq.wa with an internal area of 300 sq.m. The owner wants to renovate the house that was over …

Design

Hyperrealistic Colored Pencil Drawings Perfectly Recreate Lustrous Blobs of Paint

At first glance, the work of artist Cj Hendry looks like pictures of oil paint photographed on a smooth canvas. But, look again—they’re actually a series of hyperrealism drawings called <i>Complimentary Colors</i>. The Australian artist—a former finance student—has produced the luscious blobs using only …

Art

Finding art in the ordinary

Published 13th April 2017

CNN

Snøhetta adds treetop cabin with stargazing net to Sweden's Treehotel

Snøhetta has completed a treetop cabin for the Treehotel in northern Sweden, featuring charred-timber cladding and a suspended net for observing the …

Speculative Paintings of a Graffiti-Covered Earth by Josh Keyes | Colossal

<p>Josh Keyes‘ newest series features subjects both manmade and natural, their common element being several layers of graffiti that cover a space …

Art

Trailer for ‘Loving Vincent’, A Film That Tells the Story of Van Gogh Through Oil Painting Animations

Breakthru Films, the producers of the upcoming film <i>Loving Vincent</i>, have released a second teaser trailer that includes dialogue. As we mention in …

Animation

Experimental City: How Rotterdam Became A World Leader In Sustainable Urban Design

Europe’s largest port–threatened by rising waters and a loss of its major industry–has reinvented itself as a playground for innovative thinkers who are trying to create a resilient city of the future.<p>When Helly Scholten makes dinner, if she needs a tomato or squash or an onion, she heads …

Winners Announced For Norwegian Competition to Convert Grain Silo into Art Museum

The winners of the Kunstsilo (Art Silo) competition to convert a 1935 harbor-side grain silo into an art museum in Kristiansand, Norway have been …

Vintage Photos Mixed With 3D Objects Make Up These Wild Collages

What began as an Instagram experiment evolved into a flourishing art project for Susana Blasco.<p>Found objects marry with the lived-in aesthetic of vintage artifacts. Spanish artist, Susana Blasco, crafts her 2D work mixed with real-world 3D objects in an amazing display of humorous art. Exhibiting a …

Art

Landscape Architect Visit: A Majestic Sycamore in a Santa Monica Garden

Imagine climbing a steep flight of stairs from the street. At the top you find a giant sycamore tree, menacingly close to a forlorn building. Imagine …

This art installation is bringing the northern lights to cities all over the world

Catching a glimpse of the norther lights just got a whole lot easier, thanks to an installation called 'BOREALIS' by Swiss artist Dan Acher.

Gleaming House

advertisment<p><b>Studio Libeskind</b> description:This gleaming, chocolate-coloured structure, designed as one folded plan, and set into the green Connecticut …

TOP 10 museums of 2016

<b>see designboom’s TOP 10 stories archive:</b><p><b>TOP 10 museums that opened in 2016</b><p><b>2016 has been another big year for museum buildings.</b> across the globe, a …

Breathtaking Aerial Photographs Capture London’s Kaleidoscopic Landscape

These aerial photographs reveal the English capital's kooky architectural past.<p>London has accumulated a variety of building styles over the centuries, transforming into a miscellaneous, collage-like landscape where high rise flats exist around the corner from 18th-century buildings. For more than a …

England

Photography: Urban Abstract by Michael-Bies

Photography has become one of my favorite hobbies. I am far from a pro, much more like a beginner/enthusiast. One of my favorite subjects is …

Photography

Clever tiny home fits a family of 6 in Beijing

Featuring movable walls and hideaway steps<p>Hutongs, traditional Chinese housing made up of narrow alleyways and courtyards, continue to be ripe for small living wizardry. The latest example? A 460-square-foot Beijing home that manages to fit in all the necessities—plus a grass-lined play area—for a …

A Glowing Bicycle Path Takes Inspiration from Van Gogh's 'The Starry Night'

Experience 'The Starry Night' on a bike in Holland.<p><i>Images via (unless otherwise noted)</i><p><b>This article was originally published on November 12, 2014 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>Vincent van Gogh's <i>The Starry Night</i> is instantly recognizable<i>—</i>even as an ocean current timelapse or an animation of aerosols in …

Art

The Future Of Neighborhoods: Five Projects That Show How We’ll Live

Residential life could soon be changing.<p>1. We’ll Generate Our Own Resources<p><b>An ambitious experiment in the Netherlands could be a model for life off the grid.</b><p>When a new housing development called ReGen Village opens as early as next year on the outskirts of Amsterdam, residents won’t have to rely on …

This incredible artist makes rainbows out of thread, and they will make your heart sing

No matter how many rainbows we see, the brilliant band of colors will never not be fascinating. Unless your heart is perpetually blackened, it’s …

Poetic Double Exposures by Louis Dazy

The photographer Louis Dazy alternates living in Paris and in Melbourne and invites us here to observe a collection of photographs made following the</i> …

House in Bescanó / Josep Ferrando

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The position of the house on a topographic gap generates different relationships with its immediate …