Akira Belton-Edwards

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Translucent Home Built Around a Tree in a Kazakh Forest

Located in a forest on the mountains of Almaty in Kazakhstan, architect Aibek Almasov of A.Masow Design Studio has designed a concept for a modern spiritual retreat. The project, known as <i>Tree in the house</i>, presents a cylindrical, four-story glass space featuring an encased tree in the center. A …

Polar: A Fun Modular Pen Made of Powerful Neodymium Magnets | Colossal

<p>Is it a toy? A tool? It’s both, and it’s amazing. Polar is a modular pen and stylus made of 12 neodymium magnets that can be disassembled for all …

Flat UI and Icon Design by Sunbzy

Flat User Interface Design.<p>Look at this nice UI Kit and the flat icon designs by Sunbzy, a Bangkok, Thailand-based graphic, icon, and web designer. …

Mixamo Aims to “Democratize” Motion Capture, Keep Dots Off People’s Faces

If you’ve seen “Avatar,” Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings”/“Hobbit” movies, or “The Polar Express,” you’ve seen motion capture in action. It’s the …

Motion Capture

'Suffering On A Huge Scale': World Refugee Numbers Swell

The United Nations Refugee Commission says more than 45.2 million people were in "situations of displacement" around the world as of last year — the most since 1994.<p>A report from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says there were 15.4 million refugees in other …

Dyslexia: Not the only reading disorder

<b>VANDERBILT (US) —</b> A lesser-known but common reading comprehension disorder, S-RCD, can easily be missed in early readers, experts warn.<p>Dyslexia, a …

Hired by an algorithm: Entelo gets $3.5M to expand data-based recruiting

Workers in fields like technology and academia are posting more information about their professional lives online, creating a pool of public data …

These specs preserve your privacy in a world of cameras (video)

Since surveillance culture is at the top of the news agenda, this new invention from Japan's National Institute of Informatics couldn't be more timely. It's a pair of goggles that blocks facial recognition algorithms and ensures that no one can snap a pic of your mug without your permission. The …

Key-Free Lock: Smartphone App Rekeys Domestic Security

No need to swap out your existing deadbolt with a newfangled device – this circular switch slots right over your locking mechanism, but shifts the …

Avant-garde

Contemporary Office Space In California Blends Creativity With Indoor Green!

<b>Hayden Place</b> office space created for the Cunningham Group is truly a sparkling example of sustainable and green work areas that combine inimitable …

http://www.homedsgn.com/2011/10/26/tahoe-ridge-house-by-wa-design-inc/ Tahoe Ridge House by WA Design

Why The Design Of Your Home Gym Matters

Pat Manocchia, founder of Manhattan's La Palestra fitness empire, weighs in on how to design a home exercise space<p><b>Q:</b> Frank Gehry codesigned the newest La Palestra fitness center, at the Plaza Hotel. What are some of its highlights?<p><b>A:</b> Frank worked with us to preserve many of the Plaza's historic …

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

Photograph of the Largest Landslide Ever Recorded in the United States

A couple of months ago, a massive landslide at Kennecott Utah Copper’s Bingham Canyon Mine cut production at the second largest copper producer in …

The Bonzart Ampel: A $180 Not-Quite-Toy Camera that Shoots Native Tilt-Shift

Getting your camera noticed if it’s not also a smartphone or a high-end shooter is getting harder by the day. And phones such as the newly announced …

15 Serene Ocean Sunset Pictures

“The sunrise is God’s greeting – the sunset, his signature.” ~Unknown<p>An ocean is a naturally breathtaking view, and it only looks better with a …

La Jolla

Light Painting How To

LAPP, or light art performance photography, is a style in which you literally paint your pictures with light. If you own a DSLR camera or even a Lomo …

Nigerian cook tells how he survived for three days trapped under sunken ship

A Nigerian cook has survived after spending almost three days trapped in an air bubble under a sunken ship.<p>Harrison Okene was in the bathroom of the Jascon 4 in the early hours when the tug begun to capsize in heavy seas, 20 miles off the Nigerian coast. But unlike his 11 colleagues, all of whom …

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A Cheetah Can Get You Without Hitting Top Speed

The big cat's ability to accelerate is key to its hunting success.<p><b>Speed, it seems, isn't everything.</b><p><b>Cheetahs may be the world's fastest sprinters, but it is their blinding acceleration—faster than a Lamborghini's—and their phenomenal athleticism, rather than their famous top speed of over 60 miles</b> …

Google Likely To Shatter The Price Of Glass Ahead Of Widespread Release

The tinkerers over at <i>Catwig</i> have performed what is believed to the first complete third-party teardown of Google Glass. While much of the reveal is just “gadget porn” for those into seeing the internals of new devices, perhaps what’s most fascinating is how unremarkable the insides really are in …

Boot up: Google Glass privacy, Facebook video ads, iOS 7 apps threat, Kazam smartphones and more

A quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Privacy authorities issue Google a 'please explain' on Glass | …

The Supermoon is Coming

Get your cameras ready. On June 23rd the celestial event known as the Supermoon will happen. The sun, Earth and moon will be in alignment, with the …

New Light Paintings by Darren Pearson | Colossal

<p>Photographer Darren Pearson (previously) has been perfecting his long-exposure light painting techniques over the last few months. While I really …

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/06/11/windows-to-the-soul/ Windows to the Soul

DIY Stone Bathmat: Create a Luxurious Shower Experience

It is a sensation we associate with luxury resorts and remote beaches – stepping out of the water and onto smooth pebbles. It is also remarkably easy …

DIY Life Hacks That Make Your Life Easier

Any type of trick, shortcut or method used to increase efficiency and productivity in everyday life in a clever way is referred to as a life hack. …

How to Decorate with Beige

Beige. You won’t see this hue on a “bold color” list. In fact, beige is often overlooked and under-appreciated. This neutral shade is frequently used …

A musician’s TV room featuring unusual storage solutions

Every person has their own preferences when it comes to interior design. We all also have particular needs. For example, one person might prefer a …

Cool backyard DIY projects from around the web

Want to turn your backyard into the perfect summer oasis? These backyard DIY projects are simple, won't break the bank and will keep your backyard …