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How to Take a Class From Harvard—and Over 800 Other Universities—for Free

Ever wish you'd had time to take that interesting class at university, but could never fit it into your schedule? Or, perhaps you're simply a curious individual who loves learning. The rise of MOOCS—massive open online courses—is a great place to get university-level learning from the comfort of …

Baker Creates Cake Pops That Are Tiny Edible Sculptures on a Stick

One of the best things about baking is that anyone can do it. With some basic techniques and imagination, it’s possible to produce edible creations that enter the realm of food art. Raymond Tan, aka Ray Ray, is a self-taught baker who uses the activity as his creative outlet. “About two years ago,” …

Children’s Books That Show Kids the Goodness in the World

You can be forgiven if, in recent times, it’s gotten harder for you to show and tell your kids stories that reflect goodness and a spirit of …

12 Photography Projects to Stretch Your Skills, One Month at a Time

Even the best photographers can get stuck in a rut and there's no better way to stretch your skills than to embark on a photography project. If you find yourself shooting the same types of photos or just want an excuse to shoot more, there's no shortage of fun, creative ideas to keep you …

Photography

The Stress of Constantly Checking Your Phone

Between texts, emails, an increasing array of social media options and other apps, most of us have smartphones now, and most of us are more tied to …

Social Media

25+ Online Art Classes to Take Your Creativity to New Heights This Week

If you’re looking to boost your creativity and learn new skills, then instructor-led classes are a great way to do so. Learning a completely new medium, for instance, can alter your artistic path in ways you never thought possible. Or, by becoming acquainted with software, you can streamline parts …

4 Key Menswear Colour Palettes

Along with fabric and cut – the cornerstones of any stylish man’s wardrobe – colour plays an integral role in creating a commendable look. And yet …

Men's Fashion

11 Outdated Style Rules You Should Break

As we get older, it gets harder to rebel. Spray painting anti-war slogans seems messy, you can’t really function without that morning cup of …

Men's Fashion

The cult Japanese movies outfitted by Yohji Yamamoto

From the purists convinced it can’t live up to the original, to the controversy surrounding the Hollywood ‘whitewashing’ of the Japanese animation, the furore around the release of <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> has been unavoidable these last few weeks. Whatever your thoughts on the issue, there’s one thing …

Yohji Yamamoto
Marketing

Here’s How to Use Lightroom to Eliminate Ugly Fringing Effects in Landscape Photos (VIDEO)

Most photographers prefer to spend more time behind the camera and less time sitting at their computer, and it’s easy for all of us to get a bit lazy …

Tutorials

How to make the sky in photos more dramatic and avoid fringing

If you darken the skies in Lightroom by adjusting the luminance of the blues, you may end up with a white line creating a border between the sky and …

Tutorials

Colorful Watercolor Paintings Immortalize Tokyo’s Historical Storefronts

After moving from Kobe to Tokyo three years ago, Polish animator Mateusz Urbanowicz was struck by the number of historical buildings that survive in Japan’s capital. So, he did what any real artist would, and set out to capture Tokyo’s storefronts in beautiful watercolor paintings.<p>While …

Winning Images from the 2017 World Press Photo Contest

The winning images of the 60th annual World Press Photo Contest have just been released. This year more than 5,000 photographers from 125 countries submitted 80,408 images. But in the end, it was Burhan Ozbilici’s heart-stopping photo of the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey that …

Grand National

Bangkok city guide: what to do plus the best hotels, restaurants and bars

Skipping the temples and the backpacker hub of the Khao San Road, our writer focuses on the food, drink and arts scenes in the city’s vibrant neighbourhoods<p>Floods, protests, power struggles, a military takeover – Krungthep, known to the rest of the world as Bangkok, has endured more than its share …

Asia Travel

20 Composition Techniques That Will Improve Your Photos

There are no unbreakable rules when it comes to how you should compose your photographs. After all, who likes rules except for your old school …

Landscape Photography

Mustafah Abdulaziz Travelled the World Looking for Water

To mark the UN's World Water Day I caught up with the photographer to talk about his latest project, which looks at how different cultures perceive water, the exploitation this leads to and the challenges we face to preserve our planets most vital...<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE …

Abdul Aziz

Husband Spends 6 Years Illustrating Why He Loves His Wife

Artist Andrew Hou uses his endearing illustrations to speak the language of love. For the past six years, the designer has been working on a series called HJ-Story, which is made up of his wife's Korean initials. Through this charming project, Hou has worked to convey his love for his wife by …

Love Stories

How to Keep Your White Sneakers Spotless This Winter

And the rest of the year, too.<p><i>I have a pair of white, leathery-looking sneakers that I really like, and that I try to keep at least mostly white. While I've had luck with the leathery part of the shoes, the rubbery white part that makes up the base and covers the toes is pretty much refusing to get</i> …

Shoes

Diesel Black Gold 2016 Pre-Fall Lookbook

Punk-inspired looks in black and blue.<p>Black and blue is the name of the game for Diesel’s latest collection as creative director Andreas Melbostad presents the label’s Black Gold offering for Pre-Fall 2016. Building upon the edgy toughness of the Spring/Summer 2016 collection, the pre-fall range …

What Guys Should Know About Interior Design: Intro to Room Color Theory

If you want to have the freshest crib possible, at some point, between picking out furniture and other interior swag, you’ll need to think about …

Interior Design

Hi-Tech Sneakers Controlled by App Allows for Endless Design Customization

Customized sneakers may look great, but they'll often set you back with how much they cost. The footwear startup ShiftWear wants to change this by reinventing the idea of personalized shoes. Fusing technology and fashion, their concept allows you to create your own designs and display them on the …

Kindle

Poster Illustrations by Le Duo of Agency La Suite

A collection of 12 poster illustrations for ImageRepublic created by Le Duo of Agency La Suite.<p>In their typical flat style, the two illustrators of …

Graphic Design

Articles about 5 creative clothes storage solutions on Dwell.com - Dwell

A diverse roster of projects and a commitment to creativity and craftsmanship place Stepstone at the forefront of the precast...<p>Grid-scale storage may be revolutionizing the market for clean energy.<p>Whether you're looking to add storage to a small space or seeking a distinctive wall hanging, the …

Storage Ideas

Superheroes‬ Part-time Jobs

Another awesome project by Chow Hon Lam aka Flying Mouse. This time he illustrate some very well know super heroes using their power to conquer a …

Employment

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

Creativity

World Diving Championships in Pictures

Australia

10 Tips and Tricks to Hack Your New 500px Account

<i>Eric Paré is a Montreal-based 360° light-painting+stop-motion photographer, bullet-time expert, filmmaker, and yoga & travel addict. He’s also a</i> …

Photography

18 Inspiring Ways To Display Bedroom Art

A well-placed piece may be the easiest way to turn your room into the stylish sanctuary.<p>Well-placed art just may be the easiest way to turn your room into the stylish sanctuary you've always dreamed of...these 18 rooms are proof.

Interior Design