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New York’s Changing Storefronts, In Photos

In the early 2000s, photographers James and Karla Murray embarked on a journey to capture the mom-and-pop stores of New York City. Their book, <i>Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York</i>, showed a city that’s quickly fading into memory: one full of local delis, beloved bars, and shops devoted …

Rothko And Mondrian Get Glitch-Art Makeovers

No image on the Internet is safe from the hands of code-hacking glitch artists–not even the hallowed work of modern art masters. And in some cases, that’s a good thing. In a new series by digital artist and painter Stuart Atteberry, Mark Rothko’s deep, overwhelming color fields and Piet Mondrian’s …

Former Architect Shows Untold Beauty Inside America's Textile Industry

With a background in architecture, photographer Chris Payne gives us a unique look at the beauty and order inside America's textile industry. The series, titled <i>Textiles</i>, is a celebration of craftsmanship and small-scale manufacturing which is persevering despite all of the global competition around …

Textile Industry

Blue Hills House by La SHED Architecture

This single story residence nestles itself between the surrounding trees on a steeply sloped lot in Morin-Heights, Québec, Canada. Dubbed the Blue …

Dramatic Photos of Anti-Government Protests in Venezuela

Caracas-based freelance photographer Carlos Becerra's photographs of the ongoing Venezuelan anti-government protests provide an eye-opening look at the waves of chaos, violence, and destruction that have swept over the nation. In these shocking images, protestors and security forces alike are seen …

Venezuela

Bande des Quatres launches Minimalists Collection IV

Once again Bande des Quatres is killing it on the jewelry front with the launch of Collection IV, a series of jewelry inspired by minimalist artists, …

Photography by Ram

Conceptual Photography by Ram!<p>Ram was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He worked as graphic designer for different creative agencies and Venezuelan …

Photography

Articles about inexpensive gabled garden shed belgium on Dwell.com - Dwell

A few years ago, Ben Lord surveyed the garden sheds on the market in his native England and didn’t like what he saw.<p>Concealed by historic buildings in the center of Ghent, this light-filled hideaway sits in the backyard of an existing house.<p>In Portland, Oregon, a designer creates an open, …

Architecture

How To Draw Critical Design Insights From A Single Photograph: Lessons From Frog

Jon Freach, design research director at frog, explains why snapping pictures can make all the difference for you and your client.<p>Henri Cartier Bresson once said, “Sometimes there is one unique picture whose composition possesses such vigor and richness, and whose content so radiates outward from …

Articles about sustainable solar powered family retreat california on Dwell.com - Dwell

Designed to harness the sun, architect Birgitte Hovmøller's vacation house features a roof full of solar panels and plenty of...<p>A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a series of eco-conscious pavilions that rest...<p>Balancing public and private spaces and …

Prefab Homes

This Is The Russian Nesting Doll Of Kitchen Gadgets

The modern kitchen has no shortage of gadgets–the juicers, the squeezers, the zesters, the mashers, and so on–but what it is short on, more often than not, is space. Perhaps that’s why the matryoshka is taking over the kitchen. We’ve already got nesting bowls and nesting measuring cups, and now we …

Mother Handmakes Amazing Disney Costumes for Daughter

We've just found one of the world's most dedicated moms. Over the course of four years, San Diego's Angela Bonser used her sewing skills to handmake Disney-inspired costumes for her youngest daughter Haylie. Angela has whipped out miniature outfits that resemble some worn by princess characters …

Walt Disney Company

Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral in New Zealand

A devastating earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand in 2011 damaging the city’s iconic Christchurch Cathedral. Architect and 2014 Pritzker …

Design

#theLIST: Lip Service

Spring is all about reinventing plain nudes to totally wearable ultra-brightsthink pink, orange and purple. Which color will you cling to?<p>Spring is all about reinventing plain nudes to totally wearable ultra-brights—think pink, orange and purple. Which color will you cling to?

Flavie Audi: Spectacular Accidents

The 27-year-old French-Lebanese artist graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and spent a year working for John Pawson. But while making glass models for her senior thesis, she realized she cared more about bringing sensuality to the seemingly cold material …

Jennifer Connelly's Louis Vuitton Belted Dress by Nicolas Ghesquiere

Last week, eagle-eyed Sophia spotted Jennifer Connelly wearing the first custom-created Louis Vuitton look by new creative director Nicolas Ghesquière. And last night in Paris, the *Noah *actress (and Ghesquière fashion soulmate) stepped out in her second one of a kind LV dress—lucky girl!<p>While …

Get A Music Festival-Ready Braid In Under 2 Minutes

Music festival season is in full swing! Whether you're camping out at Coachella for the reunion of Outkast or catching a flight to London to jam out with Kanye West and Drake at the Wireless Festival, your hair needs to be on point. But there's no need to stress out, as we've found the perfect …

Breathtaking Aerial and Time-Lapse Tours of Iceland Make You Want to Go There Now

When it comes to spectacular landscape photography, Iceland is one of the foremost destinations. Stunning vistas (not to mention the aurora borealis) …

Breathtaking Bird Sculptures Made of Paper or Polymer

Beijing-born Bijian Fan creates breathtaking bird sculptures made with paper or polymer. As a child, Fan learned origami, or the art of paper folding, from his grandmother. He earned his BS and MS degrees in Mathematics as well as a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering but somehow found his way back …

Sculpture

Comment on Tea House in Shanghai, China by Archi-Union Architects by phelisia

What a master piece.

Tea House

Happy 125 Eiffel Tower: TIME's Tribute to the Grande Dame of Paris

The view from the apartment of Muriel Schneider in Paris's 7th arrondissement. March 20, 2014<br>Lauren Fleishman for TIME<p>1 of 25<p>It’s hard to imagine …

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ of 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check out …

Transamac: A Soft, Relaxing Bed for the Outdoors

Spring has sprung (or at least on some days) and it’s that time when we can all start migrating outdoors for some fresh air and a little sunshine. …

Photographer Klaus Leidorf’s Aerial Archaeology | Colossal

<p>Perched at the window of his Cessna 172, photographer Klaus Leidorf crisscrosses the skies above Germany while capturing images of farms, cities, …

Artist Uses Type For Paint In Gorgeous Travel Posters

At least since the invention of the typewriter, people have been using type to create art. In 1893, the first typographic pictures of Christopher Columbus, the Santa Maria, and a butterfly were laboriously pecked out, letter by letter, on an old Underwood. In the 1920s, Bauhaus artist H.N. Werkman …

The Hoffman Dovetail Key: A Little Bowtie That Can Revolutionize Your Production Time

Operating under the motto "We are found in the best joints!" is Hoffman-Schwalbe, a German manufacturer of woodworking machines and a little …

Rorschach Afghans by Matt W. Moore - The Fox Is Black

Matt W. Moore is well known for his bold patterns and graphic street art, but lately he’s started to take a turn toward home goods with an edge. …

Singing Machine Home | Karaoke Speaker System

Singing Machine Home is an elegantly designed, acoustically engineered Bluetooth speaker system that connects to your TV and displays karaoke videos …