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Colour-tinted photographs of North America – in pictures

From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Rockies to the Tropic of Cancer, the North American landscape is immense and diverse. Lakes as great as seas, forests towering to the sky, windswept plains, sweltering deserts, tumbling waterfalls, marshy swamps, rushing rivers, a legendary canyon … the …

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Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For …

Spirituality

Salvador Dalí’s Rare 1975 Illustrations for “Romeo and Juliet”

The greatest literary classics tend to attract a plethora of visual art and graphic tributes. But the highest convergence of text and image happens when an influential artist reimagines an influential piece of literature — take, for instance, Picasso’s 1934 drawings for a naughty ancient Greek …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Hats<p>The badass way to keep warm when you're faced with miserable blizzard conditions.<p>6 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Best Stuff<p>Whether you’re dipping your …

Migos

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …

Articles about suburban sprawl photographed above on Dwell.com - Dwell

Christoph Gielen's aerial photography reveals the patterns created by suburban development.<p>Enric Ruiz-Geli’s firm Cloud9 designed the suburban house of the future—it also happens to be sustainable.<p>Birds Barbershop is an Austin mainstay, offering beer, music, and arcade games in addition to …

Architecture

Kinetic Sculpture Replicates a Bird Flapping Its Wings Using Popsicle Sticks

Design student Joyce Lin replicated a bird flapping its wings using simple machines and materials. The kinetic sculpture is entitled <i>Study in Bird Motion</i> and is made with popsicle sticks and mylar that resembles feathers. It's activated by a hand crank, which sets the entire thing in motion and …

Art

Lost Andy Warhol works recovered from Amiga floppy disks

Way back in 1985, famous pop artist Andy Warhol created a set of digital paintings using a Commodore Amiga computer. Those fascinating files have now been recovered.<p>Artist Andy Warhol may be best known for his paintings of Campbell's soup cans, but he also took a little-known side trip into the …

Debbie Harry

The Slums Of Liberia Spring To Life In These Animated GIFs

François Beaurain explores life in the capitol of Liberia through a series of beautiful GIFs.<p>What makes an animated GIF so compelling isn’t just that it’s an image in motion; it’s that it’s cyclical. It loops, and anything caught within it becomes like a gear. In a way, what makes a GIF so …

Celebrity Selfie Gallery

College Basketball

Drawing Animals using Moirée Patterns

Using the contrast effect called Moiré, the Milanese Andrea Minini stunning vector illustrations of various animals with a design of the most …

Design

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

Photographers

7 Tech Logos Before They Became Iconic

<i>Dominic Smith is a senior writer and content strategist for Rackspace Digital, the digital marketing infrastructure specialists.</i><p>Logos are an essential part of a brand’s identity. A great logo encapsulates the personality and promise of the business behind it.<p>Some of the world’s most ubiquitous …

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Amazingly Realistic Drawings Created with Ballpoint Pens

When we first saw Portugal-based artist Samuel Silva's portrait, <i>Redhead Girl</i>, most of us were completely in awe of how Silva (aka VianaArts) could achieve such amazing details with just a handful of everyday pens.<p>Since that time, the patient and skilled artist has developed an extensive collection …

Digital Art

Unbelievable Parkour Footage Of A Real-Life Spider-Man

How does Spider-Man get around when he runs out of webs? Parkour!<p>Parkour Athlete Ronnie Shalvis was so inspired by the recent Amazing Spider-Man 2 …

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April in Pictures

William Shakespeare

Boiling Down That French Sense of Je Ne Sais Quoi

Of all the beauty ideals in the world, this one continues to inspire. Is it something in the water?<p>I'M A FRENCH WOMAN. This can be an intimidating idea—to me. You know, so many things are said about us: that we're stylish, beautiful, skinny, and great mothers. There is a whole category of books …

France

Photo Gallery: Derby Day Hats

Churchill Downs

The concept cars that helped shape the future

Fantastical automobiles like the Norman Timbs 1947 Special pictured above may have never entered mass production but the same cannot be said of the ideas they inspired. <i>Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas</i> is an upcoming exhibition showcasing concept cars made over the last 80 years or so. …

Transportation

The GoPro drone that makes art in the sky – in pictures

Photographer Rus Turner strapped his camera to a drone – or quadcopter – and sent it sky-high to capture the rolling countryside of Hampshire from a dramatic new angle

Drones

Photographs That Capture The Secret Adventures Of ‘Star Wars’ Figurines

<b>Photographer</b> Carlos Sisi takes pictures of his <i>Star Wars</i> figurines in a wide variety of settings.<p><b>The atmosphere</b> in these photographs really fires up …

Han Solo

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

Modern Art

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say

Want to ruin a presentation in seconds? Just drop in one of these sentences.<p>While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van …

Productivity

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World of Science in Pictures

Astronomy

The Man Who Literally Built 'Star Wars'

Set decorator Roger Christian tells us what it was like making George Lucas's dreams out of scrap metal<p><b>PLUS: The Art of Star Wars: See Exclusive Storyboards from the Original Trilogy</b><p><b>One of the most memorable elements</b> of the original <i>Star Wars</i> in 1977 wasn't the story, or characters, or even the …

Obi-Wan Kenobi