Ailene Ponce

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Necessity brings him here, not pleasure — but does it float

Painting

How do you solve a problem like Manila?

Many have tried, all have fallen short. But before we gang up on the MMDA and their ridiculous proposal to ban vehicles two days a week, let me just …

The Distraction of Data: How Brand Research Misses The Real Reasons Why People Buy

By Douglas Van Praet5 minute Read<p>Along with sales, marketers primarily gauge their performance by measuring awareness and brand attributes ratings in …

Psychology

Watch Andrei Tarkovsky’s Films Free Online: Stalker, Solaris, The Mirror & Andrei Rublev

Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) firmly positioned himself as the finest Soviet director of the post-War period. But his influence extended well beyond …

Can Science Fiction Save the Liberal Arts? (Asks The New Republic)

Both the literary and science fiction worlds have come out in the past few weeks with poignant tributes and accolades for recently deceased Scottish …

The Periodic Table of the Muppets

A comprehensive depiction of many memorable Muppet characters from throughout the years (and some not-so-memorable ones as well).<br>Each square …

Photographer Chases SF Fog for 2 Years to Create Gorgeous Timelapse

Quickly making its way around the web is this gorgeous timelapse of the San Francisco fog. This isn't any ordinary timelapse, mind you, photographer Simon Christen spent over two years capturing, in his words, “the magical interaction between the soft mist, the ridges of the California coast and …

Electronic Performers Use Their Bodies as a Brush

<i>Trinity</i> is an immersive performance using interactive technology by Electronic Performers. Designed and produced by Oscar Sol, the piece integrates sound, dance, and visuals to present a dynamic view of motion. Using video cameras installed above the stage and under infrared lighting, along with …

Breathtaking Monochromatic Photos of Iceland

Iceland is known to be a visually stunning country and Reykjavik-based photographer Frodi Brinks captures the broad landscapes masterfully to exhibit their sheer beauty. His <i>Iceland</i> series presents a dramatic view of the breathtaking nation in black and white. There's a calming elegance about his …

Suspended Sculptures of Incomplete, Typographic Men

Spanish artist Jaume Plensa continues to intrigue viewers with his figurative sculptures. This time, it's the suspended structures from his Lilliput II series that draws the spectator's attention and leaves one to wonder what the significance is behind the painted bronze and steel sculptures …

Head in the Clouds Pavilion Raises Environmental Awareness

Built on New York City's Governors island as part of grassroots creative organization Figment's City of Dreams Art Celebration, <i>Head in the Clouds</i> is used to make visitors contemplate the ever-changing light found inside the pavilion. Designed by members of architecture firm Studio KCA, the …

Fascinating Fine Art Photos of the Hairless Cat

Whether you think they're beautiful or bizarre, it's safe to say that the Sphynx, a breed of hairless cats, is one of the most interesting-looking cats in the world. The roots of the breed can be traced back to only the early 1960s. Though sphynxes are known for their strange outwardly appearance, …

Surreal Photo Manipulation of Isolated Landscapes

Polish photographer Darius Klimczak captures beautifully intriguing landscapes that boast surreal elements. The monochromatic collection of images, like much of his work, presents vast expanses of land, sky, and water that are seemingly isolated and long forgotten. His expert photo manipulation …

Photographer Builds 8 Magical, Color-Immersed Sets Over 8 Months

If this isn't one grand undertaking, I don't know what is! In January, Brooklyn-based fine art photographer Adrien Broom put out a call on Kickstarter to help fund The Color Project, an eight-part exploration of the world of color as seen through the eyes of a little girl. Part photography, film, …

Surreal Self-Portraits of a Traveling Photographer

Boston-based photographer Alicia Savage takes intriguing and surreal self-portraits wherever she may be. Having discovered her passion for photography in 2009, Savage seems to be attached to her camera, taking it everywhere she goes, ready to snap a shot of herself in each unique environment. She …

Powerful Dripping Paint Portraits by Agnes-Cecile

Whether she's dripping black paint onto canvas or carefully placing watercolors on a Moleskin page, one thing is certain, artist Agnes-Cecile (aka Silvia Pelissero) knows how to create evocative works of art. It's been over a year since we took a look at her figurative illustrations and, since …

More Magical Photos of Umbrellas Dotting the Sky in Portugal

After discovering more photos of the umbrella installation that's up right now in the small town of Agueda in Portugal, we knew we had to show you them. Not only did Flickr photographer Patricia Almeida add new photos to her collection, we also discovered Pedro Nascimento's images as well as the …

17-Year-Old Daydreamer's Surreal Escape

Belgium-based photographer Ian Komac captures and creates surreal scenes both in nature and indoors. The 17-year-old photo enthusiast has been honing his craft from a young age, continually growing his skill set in photography and photo manipulation. Following the completion of his final school …

Relaxing Three-Person Hammocks

While relaxing is usually seen as a solitary pursuit, the designers over at Trinity Hammocks are aiming to change that by unveiling two similar but unique concepts. The first is the more contemporary Infinity design which features three large stainless steel rings that are connected to each other …

Stainless Steel

Decide What You Want to Be and Go Be It

“Decide what to be and go be it,” sing the Avett Brothers in their song: “Head Full Of Doubt, Road Full Of Promise.” The song is as catchy and …

Finally, Some Decent Medical Marijuana Cotton Candy

This is a video of serious medical marijuana patients 'Bud Master' and 'Bud Jesus' of The Dank City reviewing Kandy Care's THC infused cotton candy. …

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An NYC Home with a Steel Slide by Turett Collaborative Architects

How do you combine two penthouse condos together? With a slide, of course.<p>Turett Collaborative Architects (TCA) met the challenge of a NYC East …

Architecture

Dedo Message Board by Gonçalo Campos

Dedo is a furry message board by Gonçalo Campos on which you can draw your message or a picture by simply dragging your finger in the opposite …

dedo

Chapütschin

Popular In Home Furnishings<p>A minimal collection of tables with multi-dimensional surfaces that adapt and evolve with the users' needs.<p>A series of …

Furniture

Get Cozy with Heated Outdoor Furniture by Galanter & Jones

While I was at Dwell on Design 2013, I stopped by the Galanter & Jones booth to see a fairly unassuming, curvy modern bench with some nice-looking …

Furniture