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More Breathtakingly Surreal Photos by Hossein Zare

Iranian photographer Hossein Zare is an absolute master at creating spectacular photos that depict otherworldly and surreal scenes. Through a combination of photography and digital manipulation in Photoshop, Zare creates powerful images that look as if they come from dreamscapes, with recurring …

Daily Inspiration #1745

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Oh, the Places I Go!

I met the legendary designer Jacques Grange when he was doing Palazzo Margherita, a small hotel in Southern Italy, for my dad. He’s been to so many great places—I remember him telling me about Rudolf Nureyev’s private island and the hotel Il San Pietro di Positano on the Amalfi Coast. If anyone …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Food & Dining

Risk of Tornadoes and Severe Weather Looms Over Plains and South

Large hail and damaging winds are on the horizon for at least 77 million residents of the American Plains and South, where a tornado-spawning storm system is expected to cut a path from South Dakota to Louisiana starting Sunday.<p>Although twisters will threaten a “broad area” beginning Sunday …

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Says Still Committed To Peace Talks With Israel

By Noah Browning<p>RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 26 (Reuters) - Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas signalled on Saturday that he remains committed to troubled U.S.-backed peace talks, saying that any unity government agreed with the militant group Hamas would recognise Israel.<p>Abbas's comments appeared …

California mom arrested in baby's fatal stabbing

LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — A police official says a young mother has been arrested in California on suspicion of stabbing her infant to death after first attempting suicide at a popular park.<p>Officers responding to reports of a car collision Saturday at Del Valle Regional Park east of San Francisco …

New Georgia Gun Law Sparks Controversy

A new gun law in Georgia is giving gun owners the go-ahead to pack heat in some pretty surprising places. A bar owner must now opt out if they want guns banned on the premises. And unless a police officer witnesses a crime, they are banned from asking individuals who brandish a gun to show their …

Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied on a Whole City

A sergeant in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department compared the experiment to Big Brother, even though he went ahead with it willingly. Is your city next?<p>This is the future if nothing is done to stop it.<p>In a secret test of mass surveillance technology, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department …

Gorgeous Abstract Paintings of Oceanic Internal Landscapes

New York-based artist Samantha Keely Smith paints breathtaking abstract landscapes that resemble the swirling waters of the ocean. Using oil paint, enamel, and shellac, Smith builds up multiple translucent layers of color, alternating between soft brushstrokes and large, sweeping gestures to evoke …

Spring's Best Sellers: E-Comm Sites Weigh In

In the interest of satisfying that desire, BAZAAR asked some of our favorite luxury e-commerce sites for insight into the big sellers right now—what women are investing in for spring and which designers are flying off the proverbial shelves<p>How often do you spot a familiar logo on a bag on the arm …

Miu Miu

Shine On: Metallics to Wear for Spring

After seeing metallics come down the Spring 2014 runways at Givenchy, Altuzarra, and Saint Laurent, it was official, this season calls for lustrous shine—night or day. Go head-to-toe in a metallic frock or just add a little glimmer to your look with a clutch. You'll surely be a standout in any of …

Clothing

Ciara’s Great Expectations

On an April afternoon in a chilly L.A. photo studio, the Grammy-winning pop star Ciara steps out of her dressing room in an architectural crop top. She is eight months pregnant—and ready to have her picture taken. “People are going to be like, ‘What are you doing?’” she says, gesturing at what her …

Throw Shade: Shop Spring's Best Sunglasses

From retro-inspired round sunglasses to futuristic cat eyes and graphic eyewearshop our favorite sunglasses trends of the season.<p>While sunglasses are a year-round staple for most, we still like to switch things up with a fresh pair when the warm weather hits. From retro-inspired round sunglasses to …

Photographers

Mean Girls, 10 years on: the fashion lessons – in pictures

Mean Girls, the high-school comedy co-written by Tina Fey, was released a decade ago on Wednesday. As well as offering a last look at teenagers’ lives before the internet took over – a world of terrifying canteen cliques and poison pen letters – rewatching it offers some nuggets of fashion wisdom

'Mass casualties' reported in wake of US tornadoes

At least two dead as storm spawns tornadoes in Oklahoma and Arkansas<p>A tornado has caused a "mass casualty situation" in Arkansas, after ripping through the town of Vilonia on Sunday, a spokesman for the Faulkner County Sheriff's office said.<p>Matt DeCample, a spokesman for Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, …

Mysteries of Nature Explode from Layers of Stacked Paper

<i>Liquid Hymn</i> is an explosion of colors and natural forms that burst with life from layers of ink, pencil, and stacked paper. Created by Oakland-based artist J. S. Weis, the illustrated plants and animals exist together in abstract formations where it is difficult to distinguish from one object to …

Spain's "Exploding" House Inspired by the Big Bang

<i>Casa Faustino</i> is a unique home designed by Portuguese architect Didier Faustino that is meant to reference the energetic image of an explosion, specifically the Big Bang. Located in Spain, the unique residence offers multiple viewpoints. Large windows face out in all directions, allowing anyone …

Digital Paintings of Spectacular Skies and Fantastic Storms

Breathtaking skies full of intense light and billowing clouds dominate the digital artwork of Alexander Rommel known artistically as Evergreenarts. The German artist's digital paintings of glowing skies showcase the imagined glory of nature focusing on the play of sun, sky, water and wind.<p>Certain …

Artist Transforms Ordinary Objects with Bright Colored Beads

New York artist Jan Huling takes common objects, such as dolls, toys or statues, and meticulously transforms them with vibrant patterns of beads. This process completely alters the original object, making even highly recognizable figures seem unfamiliar when stripped down to their most basic …

“Take it On” Posters for the School of Visual Arts by Sagmeister & Walsh

“Take it On” Poster Series for the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City.<p>Design firm Sagmeister & Walsh has a special relationship to the …

Rock Climbing Building Blends in Naturally with Environment

Sensing the potential for a climbing community in Polur, Iran, New Wave Architecture designed this new rock climbing hall that mimics the surrounding, rocky landscape of Mazadaran. Equipped with a dynamic climbing hall, temporary accommodation zone, fitness gym and maintenance areas, the building's …

Splendid Botanical Gardens Full of Stained Glass Murals

When the city market of Toluca, Mexico was closed in 1975, local artist Leopoldo Flores stepped forward with a plan to save the historic site. He convinced the city government to invest in a creative reuse of the building as a botanical garden with stained glass art showing the relationship between …

Dessert Tonight: Make These Easy, Healthy Cinnamon-Oatmeal-Cranberry Cookies

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.<p>2. In a medium bowl, combine oats, baking soda, and cinnamon; set aside.<p>3. In a large bowl, mix almond butter, sugar, eggs, and almond extract on medium speed until well combined, approximately 4 minutes. Add mixture of oats baking soda, and cinnamon along with …

Here's the First Official Poster for 50 Shades of Grey

The official poster for <i>50 Shades of Grey</i>, the movie, is here—not that you'd know it from Google-image-searching just that phrase. The results are still flooded with fan art mockups of Henry Cavill with Emilia Clarke, Ian Somerhalder with Allison Williams, and Matt Bomer with just about …

Stars Talk Style, Katy Perry, and Beyoncé and Jay Z at the Clive Davis Pre-Grammys Party Red Carpet

Red Carpet

All the Details on How Beyoncé's Hair Went From Hot and Wet to Glamorous Waves Last Night Straight From Her Hairstylist

If you missed the Grammys last night, I'll sum up for you: Beyoncé;, Beyoncé, Beyoncé. Not only did she come out in wet hair and do an incredibly sexy version of "Drunk in Love" with her hubby, Jay-Z, but she then changed into a white dress that the entire world will have dreams about forever with …

Hot Off Her Steamy Grammys Performance, Beyoncé Is Our Glamour Style Icon of the Week | Glamour

We already know that Beyoncé can work a red carpet party dress like a boss—no QUEEN—and she just kills it like no other onstage. Case in point, her sexy, steamy, earth-shattering opening performance at the Grammy Awards last night. Oh, and since she didn't get to walk the red carpet before the …

Fashion Face-Off: Jennifer Hudson vs. Chloe Grace Moretz in Christopher Kane

One sexy Christopher Kane cocktail dress, two of the industry's top entertainers. Who do you think wore it better? Jennifer Hudson or Chloe Grace Moretz?<p>Jennifer Hudson hit Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy gala in a multicolor off-the-shoulder bandage dress. The singer accessorized with an orange …

Smart, Easy Ways to Earn Extra Money

Still pulling yourself out of holiday credit card debt? Ready to pool some funds for that beach vacation you've been dreaming about at your desk? We're with you 100 percent. And while we always recommend saving money where you can, sometimes you find yourself in need of a <i>little</i> spare cash for all …