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Banksy art work on Gaza door confiscated from Palestinian who bought it

A graffiti work by Banksy which was sold for £120 has been confiscated from the buyer, after the original owner realised he had sold the valuable painting without realising its true value<p>Palestinian police confiscated from a Gaza graffiti artist on Thursday a bombed-out doorway bearing a Banksy …

If Only Your Commute Looked Like THIS

"Dancers are storytellers. They're trained to capture passion with their bodies," New York City-based photographer Jordan Matter writes in the …

Enjoy a terrifying 10,000 foot GoPro camera freefall

Got your dramamine and/or hallucinogenics? Either will work for the latest video starring a tough, but not-very-well-attached GoPro camera. Its owner lost it during a skydiving formation gone wrong, and it continued the rest of the 10,000 feet down without him, spinning crazily the whole way. But …

A 30-year-old is resurrecting one of Chicago’s most endangered landmarks

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>After years in the dark, the New Regal Theater in Chicago, Illinois, is close to reopening its doors. The architectural landmark, originally known as the Avalon Theater and designed in the Moorish Revival style by the prolific emigre John Eberson, has been a venue for …

Top 10

An Apartment For A Young Brazilian Couple

Semerene Interior Architecture have designed an apartment for a young couple in Brasilia, Brazil.<p>The designer’s description<p>The apartment of 70 square …

Architecture

The colourful world of Sonia Delaunay

The abstract artist's first ever British retrospective paints her as a key player in the history of creation – about time too, says Lucy Davies<p>Sonia Terk was 22 years old and already an established artist when she met the aristocratic painter Robert Delaunay in 1907.<p>Within a year of arriving in …

Revolution in collaboration that helped Disney Animation recapture its happy ending

After success with 1994’s The Lion King, the animated arm of the Walt Disney empire appeared to have lost its way, but Blockbusters like Frozen have changed all that.<p>It’s a story that could have been scripted by Walt Disney himself. An iconic American animation studio lurches from an illustrious …

Disney Animation

Watch Picasso Create Entire Paintings in Magnificent Time-Lapse Film (1956)

How did Pablo Picasso do it? Art historians have spent much time and many words answering that question, but in the video above, you can watch the …

10 Favorites: The Art of the Art Wall

Like us, do you have frames propped here and there waiting to be hung? Meet your inspiration: the salon-style art wall. Here are 10 favorite examples …

Ann Arbor

21 Spring-Inspired Rooms That Will Make You Want to Redecorate

These spaces are as ready for spring as we are.<p>These spaces are as ready for spring as we are.

Interior Design

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Digital Art

Google Puts Online 10,000 Works of Street Art from Across the Globe

<i>Circling Birdies</i> by Cheko, Granada Spain<p>Since last we wrote, Google Street Art has doubled its online archive by adding some 5,000 images, bringing …

Here Are The 52 Most Successful Airbnbs In The U.S.

Imagine a sprawling villa in the heart of California wine country, a Hawaii home overlooking a 19-foot waterfall and swimming grotto, or a rustic Alaska cabin with nighttime views of the northern lights. These aren't fantasies; they're actual rental properties on Airbnb and they're among the site's …

New Jersey

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

Design

Coke Experiments With New Universal Branding [Updated]

As global sales dwindle, Coca-Cola may soon release every type of Coke under its iconic red branding.<p>Coca-Cola Spain is launching a new look that unites Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, Diet Coke, and Coke Zero Zero (caffeine-free Coke Zero) under one unifying design based upon Coca-Cola’s iconic red …

Advertising
Outdoor Spaces
Design

New York City Photos by Franck Bohbot

Light On – expressive photos of New York City.<p>Franck Bohbot is a New York City based photographer and visual artist who was born in France in 1980. …

The Battle to Make Opera Cool: Meet the Bright Young Things of New York City’s Opera Renaissance

A generation of performers disillusioned by Broadway musicals gambles their careers on making opera cool again in the Big Apple.<p>When Michael Marcotte …

Hotels That Stock Minibars for Cocktail Enthusiasts

1 of 6<p>Gild Hall, New York City<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 6<p>Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco<p>3 of 6<p>The James Hotel, Chicago<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 6<p>The Ace Hotel, Los …

New York City

Street Artist Paints Three-Dimensional Portals on the Side of Buildings

In his characteristic style, artist 1010's new murals are brightening city streets with wavy bands of color and gradients that make viewers feel like they're seeing through walls. The anonymous, Germany-based graffiti artist has rolled out new masterpieces in the last year– including a gallery show …

Streetwear

Surfer Photographs Frozen Waves Breaking on the Island of Nantucket

Traveler, surfer and photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh recently captured the rare site of nearly frozen waves breaking on the island of Nantucket. The frigid New England temperatures have turned the sea off the coast of Massachusetts into sheets of water that Nimerfroh likened to “slushies.” The …

New England
Consumer Tech

The World's Most Beautiful Staircase is in Portugal

An engineer showing up designers…again<p>Inside what may be the prettiest bookstore in the world…<p>…is what has got to be one of the world's most …

Design

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

Best of the Week: Architecture, Tech News, Illustrations and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

Google Glass

Artists Cover A Chinese Street In 13 Tons Of Candy

Graphic artists Craig & Karl have created the world’s sweetest street: in celebration of the Chinese New Year February 19, they’ve covered Chengdu Street, in the capital of Sichuan province in Southern China, with 13 tons of candy.<p>The 14,000-square-foot candy carpet blooms with sugary images of …

Chinese New Year

The 9 Most Spectacular Lost Cities in the World

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Cities

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

Employment