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Want To Be A Better Photographer? Harvard Just Uploaded A Free Photography Course Online

No filter needed.<p>Thanks to the arrival of the smartphone, we’ve become a generation of amateur photographers, sharing our best #nofilter efforts with …

New Amazingly Detailed Paintings on the Surfaces of Tiny Objects

Bigger is not always better, as Turkish artist Hasan Kale proves with his incredibly tiny works of art measuring smaller than a fingernail. With astonishing precision, the artist uses a fine-tipped brush to cover the surfaces of nuts, seeds, and matchsticks with images that are amazingly detailed …

Art

Highly Detailed Paintings of Overly Crowded Cities by Alexis Duque

Colombia-born, New York-based artist Alexis Duque creates highly detailed paintings of incredibly crowded cities. The 42-year-old works with just a few colors, but his acrylic paintings are anything but simple. Each piece can take between one week to one month to complete. His paintings often show …

Digital Art

31 Undeniably Fantastic Photography Links of the Week

The photography universe continues to expand at an astounding rate with great new artists joining the established ones to create and deliver great …

Landscape Photography

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

Uber

Leaping wildebeest and cuddling cats: the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards shortlist

139,554 photos from 166 countries were submitted to the seventh annual Sony World Photography Awards, and now the organizing committee has revealed its shortlist of the very best. Split into professional and amateur groups, the images span the full breadth of wild, still, and human life: from …

Microsoft: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, or Galaxy S2 for Lumia 1020 or 1520

Earlier this week, we wrote about a Microsoft Store deal offering to buy your smartphone or tablet for up to $250, and speculated that “device-specific deals” would come later. The first one is already here: you can now get a new Windows Phone (Lumia 1020 or Lumia 1520) in exchange for your iPhone …

World's thinnest mechanical watch will cost over $20,000

Piaget's Altiplano 900P is 3.65mm thick<p>A reported price of between $20,000 and $30,000 will buy you the world's thinnest mechanical watch when it goes on sale. The Piaget Altiplano 900P is 3.65mm thick, a crucial 0.4mm thinner than the previous record holder, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra-Thin …

Watches

The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

National Flags Made from Each Country's Chow

Most cultures dictate that children at a dinner table shouldn't play with their food, but we think all would give designers around a conference table …

Mesmerizing Bicycle Sculptures Hover Over French Canal

This summer, French artist Guy Lorgeret put up a mesmerizing sculptural installation over a canal in Betton, France. Called <i>Retour a Betton</i> (<i>Return to Betton</i>), it shows figures on bicycles migrating from one bank to another, claiming their freedom and refusing to compete in a fictitious competition. …

Modern Art

Graphics, Illustrations and Logos by Dustin Wallace

Wallace Design.<p>Dustin Wallace is a designer currently based in Dallas, Texas who creates outstanding graphics, illustrations and logotypes. Below is …

Graphic Design

Stunning Shots of Men Looking Over Breathtaking Landscapes

Italy-based musician and photographer Roberto Bertero captures breathtaking shots of men standing atop massive mountains, their silhouettes gazing out into the horizon and taking in the majestic beauty of the landscape. His collection of images are visual symphonies, each an ode to the incomparable …

Photography

Cherif’s Favorite Places

Jetsetters who want to venture off the beaten path call on Omar Chérif.<p>1/12<p><b>Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai, Thailand</b><p>“Located near the borders<br>of Laos and Burma, this<br>is the best elephant safari<br>in the world. The tents are luxuriously comfortable,<br>and the elephants are always close …

Top 50 Startups in New York City you need to know about

<i>Courtney Boyd Myers and Erica Berger are the founders of 3460 Miles, a bi-weekly newsletter that connects the New York and London tech, design, and social good communities. Sign up for their newsletter and find them on Twitter and Facebook.</i><p>New York City is chock full of startups shaking up …

Brighton tech scene moves beyond local startups

Long before London’s Silicon Roundabout began to attract a cluster of tech startups, 50 miles south in Brighton a similar cluster formed. Now it is breaking new ground as a big US tech company has set up there.<p>On a summer day, the attractions of Brighton are easy to see. The beaches are full, the …

England

The Legend of Giants: A New Mural by Natalia Rak | Colossal

<p>This is a great new mural by Polish artist and graphic designer Natalia Rak that was painted as part of the Folk on the Street art festival in …

Modern Art

Interesting Photo of the Day: Look Closely, Photographer at Work in Norway

A lot of times, landscape photography means waking up well before the sun does and going on a wilderness adventure in the pre-dawn darkness all in …

Landscape Photography

Oh Hey, Honeycomb Shelves

We recently hung our honeycomb shelves. My dad and grandpa hung them. These shelves were a DIY project last year here on the blog (see the original …

New York City Illustrations by Remko Heemskerk

Illustrations of New York.<p>Remko Heemskerk is a Dutch art director and illustrator. During his time in New York City in 2012/2013 he created this …

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