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Shell to Dwell

Jerusalem is known for its vertical communities that climb from hillside to hillside. This proposal for the area applies the modernist concept …

Eco-Friendly Student Flat by Tengbom Architects

Chances are you’ve experienced dorm life or student housing to some degree and know that it’s sometimes less than desirable. Swedish architecture …

Dwell

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Home Tours

Beautiful Houses: The Deck House

This week we will show you the breathtaking Deck House in Pahang, Malaysia, a project by Choo Gim Wah Architect. We couldn't find details about the …

Architecture

Three designers compete to make 'chair of chairs for the library of libraries'

The Bodleian Library in Oxford is commissioning its third new chair in 400 years. Who will take the prestigious prize?<p>Clothed head to toe in a flowing blue robe, she sits on a high-backed wooden pew, quill in hand. Raised in front of her, connected to the pew by a low bench, are three raised …

Disarm: A Mechanized Orchestra of Instruments Built from Decommissioned Weapons | Colossal

<p>As part of his ongoing effort to transform weapons into musical instruments, artist Pedro Reyes (previously) constructed a fully mechanized …

Selldorf Architects Color-Punctuated Rooms

Established by Annabelle Selldorf in 1988, Selldorf Architects is located in the Manhattan neighborhood of Union Square. The firm has fashioned every …

Architecture

Hexcell Concept Watch Can Be Customized to Suit Your Style

<b>Hexcell concept watch</b> was clearly inspired by natural hexagon shaped structures which usually can be found in nature. The main watch face actually …

Industrial Design

Tonight in LA: LA FORUM FOR ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN AWESOME DESIGN BASH

Come out and join Core77 and Hand-Eye Supply tonight in Los Angeles! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Friday, September 13, 2013 …

Architecture

Former Army Building Becomes a Modern Mountain Home

The homeowner of this Swiss arsenal that was built during World War II wanted to transform this former army building into a livable space. Turning to …

Architecture

Must-See Video: 3-Sweep is the Fastest Way to Get 3D from 2D That You've Ever Seen

It's not often I'm sitting in front of the computer with my mouth hanging open, but the video below is literally jaw-dropping. Researchers Tao Chen, …

Hong Kong

Glen Ryan’s infrared time-lapse video of the Australian landscape - The Fox Is Black

Beautifully shot, time-lapse videos of nature are fairly common these days. With digital video cameras getting more and more powerful it’s more about …

Architecture

Huge Russian Hovercraft Interrupts Beachgoers in Spectacular Fashion

Sharpest Views of the Cosmos Ever

<b>Astronomers have built a new astro-camera that, when fitted onto the largest observatories on Earth, can snap photos of the universe twice as sharp as the famed Hubble Space Telescope.</b><p>With the newly developed technology, giant telescopes can reach their theoretical limits of resolution in visible …

The Scandinavian Summer Cottage Gets A Brutalist Update

Swedish architects defy cabin-loving tradition with a new seasonal retreat made of concrete.<p>Swedes are very proud of their social democracy, and why wouldn’t they be? The Swedish welfare state–which, by all accounts, is disintegrating–provides its citizens with the kinds of benefits that are simply …

Architecture

Cameras Reborn as Lighting by Y Studio

Taiwan-based design firm Y Studio has taken old, defunct cameras and reused them as lampshades in a series of upcycled lighting called Reborn.<p>See …

Furniture

Adorable Animals Set Within Imaginative Adventures

This series cannot get any cuter! Entitled <i>Life is Adventure</i>, the images portray little kittens and puppies playfully placed within elaborate scenes. To create each setting, the creative team first sketched out ideas and then used everyday household items like books, pillows, and a broom, to bring …

Cute

3-Wheeled TerraCraft Motorcycle Concept by TerraCraft Motors

<b>TerraCraft motorcycle concept</b> combines the benefit of a car and a motorbike into one. It features tandem saddle just like 2 person motorcycle seat …

Art

Think You're Good at Telling the Difference Between a Rendering and a Photo?

Everything you see above is fake, i.e. a rendering. And they're all for sale. They're images from CG Trader, an online 3D model store where designers …

Quizzes

Mind Blowing Playlist Project by Robba Saldana

Earlier this week I've post a fantastic set of lettering works, and one of the artists I found that day I saved for later. That was Robba Saldaña, a …

Graphic Design
Architecture

How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

Nothing makes a sky pop in a photograph the way that a sunset can. Beautiful purples and yellows in a sky are often the result of the setting sun, …

Landscape Photography

BMW Vision Gran Turismo: One Sexy Bimmer Not for this World

There has been speculation that BMW will release a proper supercar for some time now, and that car is finally here. At least, a car that <i>looks</i> like it could be that car is here, and by here, we mean it soon will appear in a video game. You might have heard of it—it’s called Gran Turismo, and BMW’s …

Automotive Design

5 Important Tone Mapping Tips That Will Improve Your HDR

Tone mapping is at the heart of what most people consider to be HDR photography. Although we have a wonderful array of tone mapping software at our …

Tutorials

Mary Berry's chocolate and vanilla marble loaf cake

<b>SERVES</b><br>10<p><b>TOTAL TIME</b><br>1 hour 40 minutes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>For the cake<p>225g (8oz) butter, softened<br>• 225g (8oz) caster sugar<br>• 275g (9¾oz) self-raising flour<br>• 2 level tsp baking powder<br>• 4 large eggs<br>• 2 tbsp milk<br>• ½ tsp vanilla extract<br>• 1½ level tbsp cocoa powder<br>• 2 tbsp hot water<p><b>For the icing</b><p>25g (1oz) butter<br>• 15g (½oz) cocoa …

Dessert

Microsoft explains 3D printing standards in Windows 8.1 (video)

Whether you're looking to print an Aston Martin or a birdhouse, Microsoft promises you'll be able to do it more easily with Windows 8.1. Redmond is looking to iron out the wrinkles currently associated with 3D printing -- like metadata loss during exporting and limited communication between apps …

On the road in America: travelling in the US without a car

Travelling in the US without your own wheels doesn’t have to be a form of purgatory. Beat writer, Jack Kerouac, unwitting inventor of the modern American road trip, never owned a car or a driver’s license. Aside from the odd brief (and presumably illegal) turn behind the wheel of someone else’s …

Trains