Benjamín Contreras

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Live in a small apartment or a small cottage in the hills with absolutely no extra space to get a little work done. Well this picture from a Swedish …

15 Great Decor Ideas for Your Kitchen

Is your kitchen in need of an update.<p>Is your kitchen in need of an update? Check out these kitchen decorating ideas and tips.

Get Lost in Gorgeous Conceptual Flood Maps of the World's Supercities

Rio, Cairo, Tokyo, and more get remixed in this series of technicolor topographies from Chaotic Atmosphere.<p><i>Map of Tokyo, 2014. Images via</i><p>The colorful remixed cityscapes in <i>Flowing City Map</i>, an image set from Istvan, a.k.a Chaotic Atmosphere, are more than just remixed renditions of the world's urban …

A Penthouse Apartment Where Manhattan Meets Montmartre

Rooftop living in NYC.<p>Inspired by the idea of Parisian garret, Leslie Klotz fashions an artful home for herself on a rooftop in New York. Read the interview with Klotz here.

45 of the Most Stunning House Exteriors Ever

Talk about curb appeal!<p>They say it's the inside that counts, but these homes are pretty stylish on the outside too. Whether grand or quaint, these homes are inspiration to step up your curb appeal.

Superintelligences Are Already Out There!

<i>“I think it very likely—in fact, inevitable—that biological intelligence is only a transitory</i> <i>phenomenon… If we ever encounter extraterrestrial</i> …


DIY Greenhouse Designs Ideas Plans & Pictures

0<p>68<p>2<p>Poly Sheeting Greenhouse<p>The most important component of any structure design is the greenhouse cover because it plays a key role in heat …


11 Cool Ceilings

Don't forget to look up.<p>They say it's the fifth wall, so next time you're thinking about picking out a new color or hanging art, don't forget to look up.

Interior Design

12 DIY Alternatives To Traditional Gift Wrap

Tired of wrapping your gifts in the same-old same-old storebought gift wrap? We love these 12 DIY ideas from crafty bloggers.<p>Tired of wrapping your gifts in the same-old same-old storebought gift wrap? We love these 12 DIY ideas from crafty bloggers.

Happiness Hot Spots

See photos of happiness hot spots, including Denmark, Singapore, Mexico, and California, from the new book Thrive by Dan Buettner, from National Geographic.

How To Decorate a Large, Blank Wall

Don't be intimidated a big, windowless wall can be the perfect canvas for creative ideas.<p>Don't be intimidated — a big, windowless wall can be the perfect canvas for creative ideas. <i>Via</i>

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In January and May we heard news of the “irreversible decline” of the West Antarctic ice sheet. Stark headlines reported three studies of huge glaciers flowing into the Amundsen Sea that, if right, could mean a considerable …

HOUSE TOUR: A Derelict Apartment in Rome Gets A Sophisticated Revival

Clean-lined modernism happily merges with classical elements when a young family inherits a derelict apartment in a prime location in Rome<p>Clean-lined modernism happily merges with classical elements when a young family inherits a derelict apartment in a prime location in Rome

The best popular science books of 2014: Physical sciences

Today, I continue my series of “best of 2014” books lists by sharing the maths, physics, astronomy, chemistry and earth sciences books that I consider to be amongst the best published this year in this genre of popular sciences. Surprisingly (to me, anyway), despite being an evolutionary biologist …

10 Unexpected Ways to Add Color to Your Kitchen

Unique ways to give your space a bold look.<p>Switch out your sink for a colorful one, order some bold appliances, or give your backsplash a bright look.

Hackers claim responsibility for Sony PlayStation Network outage

The hacking group Lizard Squad is claiming responsibility for an attack on Sony’s PlayStation network, which caused connection issues for gamers over the weekend.<p>Visitors to the PlayStation Store were met with the message “Page not found! It’s not you. It’s the internet’s fault”. Sony said: “We are …

How NASA Will Send Humans To Mars

NASA scientists are tackling a big challenge: building capsules that will take humanity to Mars.<p>It’s official: NASA’s Orion project, which will send humans to Mars, is a success. A test flight on Friday morning was successful; NASA’s command center called it “the most perfect flight you could ever …

5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.<p>Life isn't always easy, even when you're a genius. But what else do you have in common with Albert Einstein?<p>A free archive of the famed physicist's writings released on Friday might …

Giant Blast Shuts Down Starburst Galaxy

Astronomers spot gas bursts that may disrupt star formation.<p>For the first time, astronomers have spotted a critical moment in the life of galaxies: high-speed eruptions of gas that may halt the birth of stars.<p>Galaxies, such as our own Milky Way, are vast islands of stars littering space. How …

See Ten Vintage U.S. Parks Posters

Flash back with charming posters created by artists during the Great Depression to promote the beauty of America's parks.<p>Created in the mid-1930s in response to the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project tasked struggling artists with promoting the landscapes and …

National Parks

Físicos creen que los universos paralelos existen e interactúan

La controvertida idea de la existencia de universos paralelos surgió como una teoría dentro de la mecánica cuántica alrededor de 1957. En resumen, …

Artificial intelligence could spell end of human race – Stephen Hawking

The development of artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race, Professor Stephen Hawking has said.<p>The famous astrophysicist said he believed technology would eventually become self-aware and supersede humanity, as it developed faster than biological evolution.<p>Hawking told the …

5 Ways Influencers Can Help Build Your Online Authority |

Influencer-based marketing has become popular as an online marketing strategy, mostly because its beneficial effects are so multifaceted. Working with influencers can improve your brand's reputation, increase the visibility of your content, generate more inbound links, and increase both the web …


Robert Couturier on Decorating a Blue and White House With Bold Pattern

The designer explains how he used pattern everywhere in a Naples, Florida, house.<p><b>Lisa Cregan: I'm knocked out by all this pattern.</b><p><b>Robert Couturier:</b> Oh, good — I like that. In my own homes, I've never done anything that didn't have pattern everywhere. I've done places for clients with no pattern at …

A Handy Google Drive App to Edit, Annotate and Sign PDFs

November 2, 2014<br>PDFzen is a great free web tool that allows you to edit and sign your PDFs online. This app is integrated with Google Drive which …

Great Coding and 3D Design Apps Are now Free

November 2, 2014<br>Autodesk has some very good news to you today. in a statement released earlier, Autodesk announced that it is providing its suite of …

The 2015 Color Trends You NEED to Know Now

Design color trends<p>We asked 11 top designers to predict the design color trends of the upcoming year. From olive greens and bright patterns, to "Monet meets Molly Ringwald," these chic combinations may be the next big thing.

Ex-Graffiti Artist Cuts Paper Into Delicate Art

“Paper is a noble material,” says Aurel Rubbish, a former electronic musician and graffiti artist. For the past four years, this 33-year-old Frenchman has dedicated himself to the delicate art of paper-cutting. Inspired by street art, tattoo design and the American Pop Surrealism movement, Rubbish …