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A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

Architecture

Steve McQueen: the unseen photographs

A new collection of unpublished images of Steve McQueen by acclaimed photographer Barry Feinstein captures the public and private life of a true American icon<p>Barry Feinstein was the perfect photographer to shoot stills on the set of Steve McQueen’s classic movie Bullitt. As an artist, photographer, …

Histagrams, Major Historical Events Depicted as Instagram Posts

Histagrams — not to be confused with histograms — is a Tumblr blog that depicts historical events as Instagram posts. To see more of the funny posts, …

WordPress

Bjork Explaining Television Is Everything You'd Imagine Bjork Explaining Television to Be

"This is what an Icelandic poet told me. And I became so scared to television that I always got headaches when I watched it. Then, later on, when I got my Danish book on television, I stopped being afraid because I read the truth, the scientifical truth and it was much better."<p>Björk.<p>Ethereal, tiny, …

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Funny Portraits of Wet Dogs by Sophie Gamand

“Wet Dog is a series on dogs being washed during their grooming sessions. The way the water plays with their hair in a very painterly manner, and their facial expressions as the water is poured on them creates striking portraits that resemble famous humans or important characters. The dogs become …

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …

Joshua Tree's Hypnotically Reflective Desert Shack

<i>Lucid Stead</i> is an architectural installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III that takes an existing structure in the deserts of Joshua Tree, California and revitalizes it with mirrors, LED lights, and custom built technology to accentuate the beauty of the bare landscape. Aptly referred to as an …

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

These Kids Let Their Dad Color their Drawings. This was the Result

Yesterday reddit user Tatsputin uploaded an album of drawings by his kids that he colored in while on business trips. Every month the father of two …

14 Literary Posters That Turn Famous Authors' Words Into Art

Who doesn't love a good literature-meets-graphic-design project?<p>We came across the work of Obvious State's Evan Robertson last year when he debuted his series of clever literary posters based on the words of authors like Ernest Hemingway and Kurt Vonnegut. Turning pithy quotes into whimsical works …

The Entire Arc Of George Costanza’s Relationship With Susan, Told Through An Arcade Fire Song

“My name is George. I’m unemployed and live with my parents. I was engaged once, but she died. It was my fault. My entire relationship with my dead fiancée can be summed up with a video put together by a parody Twitter account, Seinfeld2000, set to Arcade Fire’s soft-disco anthem ‘Here Comes the …

10 Shows to Netflix Binge On This Holiday Season

Photo: 20th Century Fox/Courtesy Everett Collection<p>This holiday season, no matter what your background is, there is almost certainly bound to be some mandatory family bonding in your very near future. So how are you coping? According to a new studyreleased by Netflix, you're watching a LOT of …

George Clooney Through the Ages

Because this man did not just appear on this earth with silver hair and celebrity. As he told us in our new profile, he "came from somewhere."<p><b>As ubiquitous and universally beloved</b> as his face is now, it's easy to forget sometimes that Clooney's actually gone through plenty of different faces, in …

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Candid Photos Of New Yorkers Riding The Subway In 1960

The sleepy commuters, crowded cars, conductor's voice, and train doors opening and closing are just a part of traveling around New York City.<p>And though the subway system has only gotten larger and more punctual since the first line was opened, the subway commuters themselves have not changed all …

New York City

Captain Picard sings “Let It Snow!” The Christmas carol gets Star Trek remix. (Video)

Thanksgiving is over, which means it’s officially time for Christmas carols to haunt you until Dec. 25. If you’re a <i>Star Trek</i> fan, here is at least …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Nelson Mandela in Pictures

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Books

Watch the Real-Life Anchorman Who Inspired Will Ferrell to Create Ron Burgundy

In a new* *<i>Rolling Stone</i> interview, Will Ferrell reveals the origin story of Ron Burgundy, the satirical 70s anchorman who is currently terrorizing our great nation —its college campuses, grocery aisles, and museums—to promote <i>Anchorman</i>’s upcoming sequel,<i>Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues</i>.<p>The actor …

A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

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The Colbert Report | Hulu

The Colbert Report is currently unavailable to stream on-demand, but may be available on Hulu with Live TV depending on regional availability. Try …

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Alec Soth: My top 10 photo Books of 2013

The Magnum photographer Alec Soth picks his top 10 photo books of 2013<p><b>1. Emmet Gowin & Sergio Larrain (Aperture)</b><p>A double-whammy of perfectly produced career retrospectives of two great and underappreciated artists. Beautifully understated design, great printing and solid scholarship make both books …