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Action-Packed Photos Reimagine Hot & Spicy KFC Chicken as Fiery Explosions

Recently, KFC has decided to bring back one of its most beloved crispy classics: its Hot & Spicy Chicken. Known for packing a punch, this fiery fried chicken has been reimagined as action-packed explosions in a clever new ad campaign by Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong.<p>At first glance, the eye-catching …

Hong Kong

Dazzling Elements of Ancient Islamic Architecture We Still See Today

Islamic architecture is one of the world's most celebrated building traditions. Known for its radiant colors, rich patterns, and symmetrical silhouettes, this distinctive approach has been popular in the Muslim world since the 7th century.<p>While Islamic architecture comprises several styles across …

Architecture

Herzog de Meuron proposes horizontal skyscrapers raised on stilts for Moscow's historic brewery

World-renowned Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has released design to redevelop the abandoned Badaevskiy Brewery in Moscow, the two apartment blocks - …

Architecture

12 famous people who died on the Titanic — and 11 who survived

Titanic

Photos of the Chinese Town That Duplicated Paris

Tianducheng isn’t the only city in China with an uncanny familiarity.<p>On the eastern coast of China—some 6,000 miles from the City of Light—a 354-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower dominates Tianducheng’s skyline.<p>Known as the “Paris of the East”, the luxury real estate development in Zhejiang province …

France

Ancient Saudi Ruins to Open Up to Tourism: Pictures

Photo Essay: Revisit the Midcentury Classics of Palm Springs and Beyond

Turning a new eye toward the landmarks and the legends of the desert modern oasis (and its neighbors).<p>Most developers took ordinary materials—corrugated iron and glass, aluminum with baked-enamel finishes, concrete block, striated plywood, pecky cypress—and pushed and adapted them. Steel was prime, …

Architecture

Great heights and spectacular sights: The 17 coolest buildings on Earth

Since claiming dominion over this drifting space rock, humans have peppered the planet with abodes and edifices both large and small. Over the past …

Swimming Pools

6 Easy Spring Dinners You’re Definitely Gonna Want to Make ASAP

Time to spring into action.<p>A warmer, happier, brighter season is upon us, which is a perfect excuse to break up the routine and work a new crop of …

Cooking

The Significance of Cherry Blossoms in Japanese Art & Culture

Every year, villages, towns, and cities across Japan warmly welcome spring with waves of <b>c</b><b>herry blossoms</b>. As one of its national flowers, the cherry blossom— or <b>sakura—</b>holds a special place in Japanese culture.<p>For centuries, people have flocked to see the flora in full bloom, attending entire …

Japan

Street Artist Pejac Is Making Trees Sprout From the Bricks of New York Buildings

Spanish street artist Pejac is known for using trompe l'oeil to create innovative artworks that are as beautiful as they are thought-provoking. For his first time in New York City, the artist looked at nature through two different lenses. One piece is a mind-bending illusion where Pejac seems to …

Streetwear

Long Exposure Photos Capture Drones “Painting” Light Halos Over Mountains

Chicago-based photographer Reuben Wu has been wowing us for years with his innovative landscape photography. By attaching LED lights to a drone, he's able to capture incredible images of the natural world from above. With the lights casting a haunting glow across rock formations, his <i>Lux Noctis</i> …

Artist Takes Months to Capture Every Detail of Japanese Women in Ethereal Oil Paintings

At first glance, these portraits of Japanese women look like a series of stunning photographs. However, it might surprise you to find out that they weren’t captured through a camera lens—instead, they have been rendered in oil paint by the incredibly talented Japanese artist Yasutomo Oka. Each …

Unseen 1960s Photos of London’s East End

A hidden archive of glorious Kodachrome, rediscovered.<p>We don’t know a whole lot about the life of the amateur photographer David Granick.<p>We know he …

Aerial Drone Photos Immortalize the Dynamic Beauty of a Fast-Changing Shanghai

German photographer, digital artist, design director, and adventurer Mark Siegemund captured the incredible cityscape of Shanghai with a drone camera. Now living and working in the Chinese metropolis, his growing portfolio showcases the city’s dynamic, urban landscape from hard-to-reach angles, …

Artist Fills Every Inch of His Sketchbooks to Keep Visual Diary of Life Abroad in Berlin

Berlin-based English urban sketching artist Keir Edmonds keeps a visual diary that illustrates his life as an expat in Germany’s capital. Believing that “you have to put in 10,000 hours to get really good at something,” the self-confessed “Englishman lost in Berlin” carries a sketchbook and pen …

Varanasi: City of Life and Death

Ghats, worshippers of idol, the Ganges, pyres, Lord Shiva & the ultimate liberation.<p>Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited …

Artist Suspends 600,000 Tied Knots Over a Historic Plaza in Spain

Visitors to Madrid’s Plaza Mayor will be greeted by a dazzling installation by artist Janet Echelman. Known for her suspended thread sculptures, this site-specific fiber art is called <i>1.78 Madrid</i> and represents the latest work in her <i>Earth Time</i> series that started in 2010. Comprising 600,000 tied …

Art

Petra Lost and Found

In the early 1800s, a Swiss explorer tricked his way into Petra, the ancient oasis whose location had been a closely guarded secret for centuries.<p>Deep within Jordan’s desolate desert canyons and rugged mountains lies an ancient treasure, the stone city of Petra. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one …

Germany’s Most Underrated City Is the Place to Go in 2018

They're calling it "Mainhattan."<p>For its central location, Frankfurt is known as the “Gateway to Europe" — and travelers often only pass through, …

17 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Andalusia

There’s no place like Andalusia – the mesmerizing, sun-kissed Spanish region, where glorious palaces whisper of wealthy Moorish kings, and […]The …

European Travel

Surreal Animal Sculptures Made of Metallic Branches Pay Homage to the Gifts of Nature

Korean artist Kang Dong Hyun creates animal-shaped, metal sculptures that look as though they are formed from delicate tree branches and twigs. However, instead of being sculpted and assembled with organic sources—like the work of traditional hedge artists—Dong Hyun’s animal sculptures are made …

These Stuffed Pasta Shells Will Make You Forget All About Whole30

Move aside, lasagna—stuffed pasta shells are the ultimate comfort food. Before you roll your eyes (we're looking at you, pasta connoisseurs), we dare …

Our Easiest One Pot Recipes of 2017

Cure your midweek blues with these deliciously easy suppers.<p>Nothing can get rid of the midweek blues better than a warm, comforting dinner. Well, …

Cooking

20 Make-Ahead Family Recipes

Feeling the dinner crunch? Turn to these make-ahead and freezer-friendly recipes to get a delicious meal on the table in no time.<p>Lemony Chicken …

Cooking

Photographer Captures the Solitary Neon Streets of Hamburg at Night

Freelance art director and designer Mark Broyer explores his hometown of Hamburg after dark, shooting evocative night photography of its neon-tinged streets. Focusing on the empty avenues and stark storefronts of the German city, Broyer pulls out the lush details of the urban landscape.<p>Broyer was …

Photography

Dwell's Top 10 Upcycled Shipping Containers of 2017

We can barely contain our excitement over this year's awe-inspiring projects.<p><i>To see more of our Top 10 lists, click here.</i>

Photographer Captures Ordinary People Surrounded by Overlooked Beauty of the World

Photographer Helena Georgiou captures subjects that are often overlooked as we go about our daily lives. Her impressive portfolio features many portraits of people that we'd probably pass by on the street without a second glance. Georgiou gives them the proverbial spotlight in her compositions, …

Street Photography

3D Fashion Illustrations Use Unexpected Objects to Create Magnificent Evening Dresses

Armenian illustrator Edgar Artis playfully combines his pencil-drawn fashion illustrations with real life, miscellaneous objects. His work to date includes food art masterpieces such as a magnificent spaghetti ball gown, and a kiwi cocktail dress. Other great examples include an elegant gown …

Weddings

How Polynesian Tribal Tattoos Played a Major Role in the Blackwork Tattoos You See Today

Due to their prevalence, popularity, and seemingly arbitrary aesthetic, tribal tattoos are often viewed as a fleeting body art trend. However, unbeknownst to many, these distinctive blackwork tattoos actually boast a rich background.<p>Characterized by bold, black shading and distinctive motifs that …

Art