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26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

Hiking

Design Indaba 2018: More Than A Soundbite

Anyone following along on Twitter during the three-day Design Indaba conference last week would have seen no shortage of inspiring soundbites dropped by the 31 speakers who graced the stage in Cape Town. And while perfectly packaged words of wisdom from an industry heavyweight like Tom Dixon are a …

South Africa

The La Redonda Chair’s Design Plays with a Two-Dimensional Circle

Playing with the two-dimensional shape of a circle, Bodegón Cabinet designed the La Redonda Chair that takes the circle into three-dimensional form. …

Furniture

frauklarer’s Latest Collections Made From Jesmonite

Austria-based Klara Schuster, who formed her label frauklarer in 2014, recently switched to the composite material Jesmonite for her latest work of …

Design

For A Wilder Road: The Stanforth Conway

In 1984, Nick and Richard Crane climbed aboard two Saracen mountain bikes for their ascent of Kenya’s Mount Kilimanjaro, a journey which inspired Simon Stanforth to found Stanforth bikes. Yesterday, Simon launched a new model in his range of touring bikes, the Stanforth Conway.<p>Adventure cycling …

Bicycles

5 Innovative Business Models for Young Architectural Practices

The architecture profession is in a perpetual debate concerning the myriad issues that impact how we practice and how that work can and should impact …

What Is the Difference Between a Mirrorless Camera and a DSLR Camera?

DSLR Cameras made by established brands like Nikon and Canon have been the go-to camera for decades. But 2018 will see a sharp rise in mirrorless …

Jodie Foster's 'Black Mirror' episode looks chilling

Most parents know the chill of that one panicked moment when they briefly lose sight of their child. The new teaser for "Arkangel," the upcoming Jodie Foster-directed episode of Netflix's "Black Mirror," depicts just such a scenario -- and then, apparently, its creepy futuristic solution.<p>In the …

The Most Underrated Yet Powerful Tool Photoshop Has Hidden Away

For some reason, Photoshop has decided to bury one of its most powerful tools in a place few photographers would ever look. Here's how to find and …

Tutorials

Twenty Helpful Tips and Tricks for Photoshop

Photoshop is a tremendously intricate and nuanced program, and you can never have enough tips and tricks to navigate all its features and options and …

How to Be Creative Like Leonardo da Vinci | The Art of Manliness

Leonardo da Vinci has become the ultimate archetype of the creative genius. Besides his famous paintings, including the <i>Mona Lisa</i>, da Vinci had …

12 Mind-Blowing, Affordable Adventures for Your Bucket List

Start planning your next vacation now.<p>Are you an adventure hound who lives for trips that test your physical limits? Have you fantasized about …

National Parks

The 7 Best Podcasts Hosted by Architects, for Architects

<i>This article was originally published by The Architect's Guide as "The 7 Best Architecture Podcasts For Architects, Hosted By Architects."</i><p>As an avid …

The year's most innovative architectural concepts revealed

<b>(CNN) —</b> A wooden tower in Nigeria, a community food center in Hawaii and a hydroelectric canal in Boston have been named among the most innovative architectural proposals of the year.<p>They join eight other winning projects in a new prize recognizing the biggest challenges facing architects over the …

Hydroelectric Power

6 Crispy Chicken Recipes to Satisfy Nugget Cravings

Don't go to the drive-through and get a 10-piece order of nuggets. Make these instead.<p>When that chicken nugget craving hits, it's impossible to shake. Until you get some crispy chicken in your life, you'll be singing alone in your bedroom: "I can't live, if living is without you, I can't …

Australia failing to meet Paris targets and more renewables needed, report says

Australia Institute report says 66-75% renewable energy target by 2030 needed to meet its commitments<p>With the Coalition still hamstrung by internal divide over a clean energy target, a new report shows Australia is in danger of not meeting its Paris agreement commitments unless it acts soon.<p>A …

Epic Trails Across the Globe

Adventure<p>Tired of the same old trails? Go outside your comfort-zone (and, perhaps, your country) to one of these inspiring destinations.

Hiking

3 simple Lightroom tricks you should definitely know

Photographer Travis Transient recently put together this helpful tutorial that might just teach you a thing of two about Adobe Lightroom. The video …

Get Stunning Starry Photos with this Easy Astrophotography Tutorial

Been wanting to shoot beautiful, long exposures of the starry night sky but don’t know where to start? The folks from Mango Street have shared some …

How the Layout of Urban "Cells" Affects The Function and Success of Neighborhoods

As urban areas develop, each city forms a unique structural logic. With this structure usually conceived on an ad-hoc basis, political terms such as …

Folktales Behind Iceland’s Natural Formations

Dating back to the 12th century, some of Iceland's folktales are more than the average fairytale. In fact, many are still held in such high regard that some recent "construction projects, including a proposed road development through the ancient Gálgahraun lava field, have been halted because the …

Iceland

Instagram Is Changing How We Design Spaces (And Creating Incredibly Lucrative Businesses)

“This place is really Instagrammable, you’ll see what I mean.”<p>Walking into a tiled entryway and catching a glimpse of the cocoon-shaped swings, I saw …

7 Annual Competitions Every Architecture Student Should Try at Least Once

When you’re used to the grind of architecture school, breaks can hit you like rain on a warm day—cool at first, but terribly annoying soon enough. …

10 Hard-To-Reach Masterpieces And How To Get There

Visiting architectural masterpieces by the greats can often feel like a pilgrimage of sorts, especially when they are far away and hard to find. Not …

What Makes a Mountain Holy

A grieving American hiker’s maiden pilgrimage in Tibet<p>Sponsored content underwritten by Leki<p>In the vast steppe of western Tibet, Mt. Kailash—a …

What you need to know before you walk the Camino de Santiago

<b>Before the movie The Way made it famous, no one really knew about El Camino de Santiago, otherwise known as The Way of Saint James.</b><p>If you are still …

Hiking

Painting the Post-Digital: The Meaning Behind the Motifs

The ever-growing realm of “post-digital” drawing is currently at the forefront of a healthy dosage of discourse, appreciation and even criticism, as …

"Knowledge, Wisdom, and Understanding" by Julien Lanoo

Architectural photographer Julien Lanoo is known for his storytelling. His documentary-style photographs of the built environment range from Adjaye …

Envisioning a Hip-Hop Urbanism in Washington DC

The following is a manifesto, in search of a movement... In it, I am proposing a theory of architecture based around a ruffneck, antisocial, hip-hop, …

See Jože Plečnik's Unrealized "Cathedral of Freedom" Animated For The Very First Time

Jože Plečnik is often described as Slovenia's greatest architect despite his passing over seven decades ago. The trace of his hand, which was trained …