Robert Thrift

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The hidden ways that architecture affects how you feel

As more of us flock to urban living, city designers are re-thinking buildings’ influence on our moods in an era of “neuro-architecture”.<p>“We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us,” mused Winston Churchill in 1943 while considering the repair of the bomb-ravaged House of …

Camper On Hydraulics Is Cooler Than Any Treehouse

In between the menopausal robot and the almost-talking dog, <i>The Jetsons</i> painted a somewhat bleak vision of our future. Their saucer-like housing was placed atop giant hydraulics. Why? To lift a suburban family out of the ever-rising smog! That said, there was, and still is, an appeal to those …

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A WALK IN ROME by Scott Kelby on Exposure

<b>Footnotes:</b> These images were taken early October, 2013 with a Canon 5D Mark III, a 16-35mm f/2.8 and a Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5 to f/5.6

Lentils and Brown Rice Make a Serious Power Couple

A perfect protein, Lebanese mujadarra combines lentils and brown rice for a super healthy side dish.<p>The Mediterranean diet gets a lot of hype, and while we're all for whole grains and rich olive oil, let's not let Italy and Greece hog the spotlight. Direct your attention just a little bit east, …

High School Student’s Selfies Imitate All 44 US Presidents

<b>Abraham Lincoln</b><p>Instead of simply studying American history from a textbook, high school student Chaz Rorick decided to impersonate the U.S. Presidents by craftily mimicking everything from their attire and facial hair to their expressive poses in any given image. The Rochestor, NY-based teen's …

Evocative Black and White Landscapes by Derek Toye

Ontario-based Derek Toye captures incredibly contemplative landscapes in this ongoing series of black and white photographs. In each shot, he finds peaceful places that offer a moment of reflection upon nature. He narrows in on a single tree or an isolated pathway to produce stark compositions that …

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Innovative Automotive Features of the Past, 'What Women Want,' and How to Rip Off 1960s Car Buyers

An on-board makeup table, push-button transmissions, a simple knob attached to the steering wheel: These were the outside-of-the-box features that …

Black and White Photography by Florian Imgrund

Analog and Experimental Black and White Photography.<p>German photographer Florian Imgrund is fascinated by the unique charm of analog photographs …

Photography

A Tower House That Leads to the Treetops

A small vacation home in Upstate New York leads its occupants up to the treetops, hovering over the forest below and offering up enchanting views of …

22 Animated GIFs That Are Up For Their Own Version Of The Oscars

If the ultimate signifier of a medium’s acceptance into popular culture is a lavish awards ceremony, then the animated GIF has finally arrived. They’re called the .GIFYs — it stands for GIF of the Year, and it should be pronounced ‘jiffies’ according to .GIF creator Steven Wilhite — and they are …

A Look at Torsion Boxes

Everyone from furniture builders to door manufacturers to IKEA understands the value of a torsion box. A torsion box is a completely flat, very …

Sir Paul McCartney interview: 'I’m telling my entire life story here'

He may be 71, but Sir Paul McCartney has been on tour for much of the past four years, and he shows no signs of slowing down<p>Stage right at the Tokyo Dome, one hour shy of showtime, with 50,000 fans already in their seats and the heady pre-concert atmosphere slowly intensifying, John Hammel, Sir …

Paul McCartney

Peaceful Photography from Hungary

Adam Dobrovits is a photographer from Hungary and his photos are so beautiful and extremely peaceful. This may be a different view of Hungary that …

The Golden Age of Insect Aviation | Colossal

<p>This clip has been making the rounds everywhere lately, and for good reason. Just 10 seconds long and guaranteed to put an instant smile on your …

The ABC of architects: finding the foundations of iconic buildings

The ABC of architects is a personal project conceived by my partner, Federico González, and myself<p>We aimed to create a a short, simple and fun piece that combined our repective passions of graphic design and achitecture and that would appeal to everyone, regardless of language, nationality or …

David LaChapelle takes on Big Oil | Photography | Agenda

At first glance David LaChapelle's Land Scape series of photographs look a little like Edward Burtynsky's 2009 oil-industry images, or Ed Ruscha's …

Interview: Matthew Brandt

While his images—made from bubblegum, honeybees and toothpaste—quickly grabbed the attention of collectors and curators worldwide, LA-based artist Matthew Brandt continued to explore the potential of other curious media in order to challenge the boundaries of what can be understood and accepted as …

Honey Bees