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Aerial Photos Capture Two Of America’s Most Precious Resources: Oil And Beef

Through Mishka Henner’s lens, American oil fields and feedlots look like abstract paintings.<p>Most Americans never see the source locations of the oil on which their country is so utterly reliant. Nor do many see the feedlots from which almost all beef consumed in this beef-addicted nation hails. The …

A Graphic, Minimalist Apartment in Poland

Beginning with the homeowner’s love of minimalism and working with a tight budget, Peters Flat was designed by Mili Młodzi Ludzie in Łazarz, Poznań, …

Suspended Staircase Floats Above Oslo Apartment

When the owners of a top-floor apartment in Olso, Norway purchased the loft above it, they wanted to unify the two floors. Known as <i>Idunsgate</i>, it was revamped by the London-based architecture firm Haptic, who spent part of their time updating areas like the bedroom and bathroom. They also added a …

Infrared Film Turns The Arctic Hot Pink

Many photographers share a fascination with discontinued film stock–shooting on film that’s in danger of extinction seems to lend their work a rare, enchanted flavor. New York–based photographer Daniel Zvereff recently got a hold of some of the last remaining supply of expired Kodak Aerochrome film …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Carving Paper: The Surprising Sculpture of Li Hongbo

From an inch away, the sculptures of Li Hongbo look like plaster. They are not. These large reproductions of classical busts are 100% paper. And I’m …

12 Rooms with Copper Pendants

For the longest time, chrome and nickel have been the metal of choice. Then, suddenly, gold tones were hot again, with brass suddenly more chic than …

M Is For Meerkat: A Beautiful Alphabet Inspired By Animals

Remember those phonics songs from elementary school that helped teach the alphabet? “A is for Apple, B is for Ball”? London-based illustrator Marcus Reed does, but his tastes run more toward beautifully drawn illustrations of animals for (we’re hoping) adults as well as kids.<p>The alphabet features …

Genius UI: A Prismatic Nightlight That Seesaws On And Off

Nightlights don’t have to be glowing clown faces sticking out of a wall socket. They, too, can be well designed. Such is the case of the Prism Nightlight, a gorgeous seesaw of wood and glass that uses as its affordance a simple tilting motion to turn the light on and off.<p>A student at the Savannah …

Minimally Designed Apartment With Punches of Color

Located in Taipei, Taiwan, this simple apartment got a renovation thanks to Ganna Design. The design duo opened the space up by reducing partitions …

360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono | Colossal

<p>This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate …

Dark and Moody Zoo Animal Portraits by Alex Teuscher

Geneva-based photographer Alex Teuscher shows us the fine art of zoo animals with these dark and moody portraits. He originally came up with the idea when he was going through his old files of animal photos and felt like something was missing. “I decided to experiment and see what kind of results I …

Best Interior Design Posts of 2013

10. London Studio Becomes a One Bedroom Apartment<br>A London studio apartment that came with a small sleeping platform was renovated into an airy one …

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Crane Operator Captures Stunning Photos of Shanghai from Above

Amateur photographer Wei Gensheng has taken advantage of multiple opportunities as a crane operator to capture stunning images of Shanghai from over 2,000 feet above the city. Working on the final construction stages of the Shanghai Tower, said to be the tallest building in China and the second …

Locally Sourced Lighting

The Ninebyfour lamp is a combination of neglected local natural resources and the advantageous LED tube light! The minimalistic design is crafted …

A Provocative New Building Where The Berlin Wall Once Stood

European media giant Axel Springer has just announced the three finalists bidding to design its new media campus in Berlin. This is what the new space would look like if the proposal from Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) were to win.<p>The building is to be constructed on one of the last remaining plots in …

Artist Cuts into Cardboard to Create Old Hollywood Portraits

Rather than simply throwing away a cardboard box, artist Giles Oldershaw redesigns the discarded packaging he comes across as creative, layered portraits. By carving and tearing away at the material, Oldershaw exposes the ribbed texture sealed within. His meticulous precision and artistic ingenuity …

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