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Incredible Shadow Art Cast Through Iron Sculptures

At first glance, Greek artist Tedosio Sectio Aurea's iron sculptures might seem pretty ordinary. However, when lit from the precise angle, the sculptures spring to life with shadows that reveal a whole new form. Above, a bouquet of colorful metal flowers casts a shadow of a woman holding leaves, …

Art

Faces Pop Off the Walls Inside Germany's Incredible Ice Hotel

<i>IgluLodge</i> is an ice hotel located on the Nebelhorn, a high mountain in the Allgu Alps near Oberstdorf, Germany. The venue offers a unique experience for visitors looking for a wintry getaway with eye-catching design featuring the sculptural and architectural work of local artists. Owner Matthias …

Hotels

Yahoo! News Digest App

With our smartphones in our pocket wherever we go, keeping up with world headlines requires just a single tap. But standing in line at the grocery store or distractedly waiting to board a plane aren't the most convenient times to absorb long-form news articles. We want to stay informed while on the …

Apps

Austria's Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …

European Travel

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Self-improvement

The Week In Numbers: The Rise Of Bed Bugs, A Portable X-Ray Machine, And More

<b>2,500 mph</b>: the speed attained this year by the six-passenger Virgin Galactic/Scaled Composites Spaceship Two, the first commercial spacecraft to exceed Mach 1<p><b>99 percent</b>: the portion of American exterminators that have encountered bed bug infestations in the past year, up from only 11 percent more …

Articles about 6 famous brutalist buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

You don’t have to live in the Mediterranean to learn valuable lessons from the building techniques and architectural designs...<p>In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense …

Environmentally Friendly

Off Piste: Wilderness Collective

Just over a year ago, Steve Dubbeldam founded Wilderness Collective, an adventure-based service offering men unique experiences to leave their day-to-day lives behind and step into the unknown. Lasting a few short days, the trips—while brief in duration—take on an extended life of their own. From …

Hiking

Spectacular Boulder Opal Looks Like a Gem Inside a Tree

There is an endless bounty of eye-catching gemstones throughout the world and this spectacular boulder opal is one unique beauty that looks like a shimmering crystal encased in a tree fossil. Its opalescent sheen seeps through the cracks of the seemingly wooden rings in lustrous hues of emerald …

Jewelry

The 10 Best Buys in 2014 Motorcycles

The colder weather might signal the end of the riding season in many parts of the country, but that's no reason to stop hunting for your next bike. Many of the 2014 motorcycles have already hit dealer lotsand there are plenty of bargains no matter w

Motorcycles

Articles about 10 noteworthy sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Though living in a glass house certainly isn't for everyone, many people who look forward to their dream modern home see a vision...<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>Paris, also known as "The City of Light", is a breathtaking city.<p>Decades after they met as teenagers on a Montauk beach, Manhattanites …

Sustainability

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

Articles about 8 ways creatively insulate your home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Want to add a pop of color to your kitchen backsplash or redesign your shower with a cool pattern? Well, we have a solution for...<p>From updating hardware and faucets to layering colors and textures, here are some ideas to kickstart a kitchen makeover that...<p>Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) is a Danish …

EPA

Gigantic Ohio Dreams is a Terrifyingly Fun Slip and Fly

On an action-packed road trip sponsored by Mountain Dew, filmmaker Devin Graham of Devin Super Tramp had the opportunity to shoot some incredible footage of extreme sports aficionados launching off a custom-made slip ‘n slide, aptly known as <i>Slip N Fly</i>. The #DEWROADTRIP took Graham and his crew to …

Fishing

A Twirling Monitor Creates Incredible 3-D Sculptures

3-D TV was a gimmick, and it failed. After every television manufacturer went all-out with manufacturing and marketing, the entire industry retreated. But I still think that failure had nothing to do with 3-D itself. It was a lack of good content. And it was the glasses–hose silly, silly 3-D …

The 10 Commandments Of Efficient Design In Axure

This list of 10 commandments is what I’ve found to be crucial techniques to save time in the long run. This way of working does not always provide …

The Student Hotel Amsterdam

Accommodations while traveling often break the bank and when you’re a student studying overseas you’re probably on a tight budget. The Student Hotel …

Ark Nova: World’s First Inflatable Concert Hall Will Tour Recovering Areas in Japan | Colossal

<p>Designed through a unique collaboration between sculptor Anish Kapoor, architect Arata Isozaki, and the Lucerne Festival, Ark Nova is the first …

Cherif’s Favorite Places

Jetsetters who want to venture off the beaten path call on Omar Chérif.<p>1/12<p><b>Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai, Thailand</b><p>“Located near the borders<br>of Laos and Burma, this<br>is the best elephant safari<br>in the world. The tents are luxuriously comfortable,<br>and the elephants are always close …

Top 20 International Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

From Australia to Botswana and Italy to India, see the top luxury boutique hotels around the world.

GIFs of a Captivating Light and Movement Performance

<i>Nuance</i> is a spectacular video by multidisciplinary artist Marc-Antoine Locatelli that features dancer Lucas Boirat combining his gift of movement with captivating beams of light. The interpretative performance presents a push and pull between the human silhouette and a shape-shifting abstract …

Art

Zaha Hadid: queen of the curve

Ten years ago she was the architect who couldn't get anything built. Now, from the Olympic Aquatics Centre to a new Serpentine gallery, from Beijing to Baku, Zaha Hadid's buildings are everywhere. But she divides opinion: she's a genius, say some, but to critics she has lost touch with her original …

Intricate Hand-Cut Paper Sculptures Mimic Patterns Found in Nature

These intricate designs are incredibly complex <i>Paper Sculptures</i> by artist Rogan Brown. Inspired by nature, Brown creates work that is an exploration of the world. In each piece, the geometric patterns and branch-like shapes reflect the elaborate designs seen all around us, from microscopic cells to …

Art

Organic and Mechanical Hybrid Sculptures by Pierre Matter

French sculptor Pierre Matter's body of work thematically revolves around the surreal idea of featuring a combination of organic and mechanical materials in one entity. His sculptures reflect a robotic evolution of living beings and animals, transforming their likeness into multilayered cyborgs. …

Art

How South Korea's New Road-Charged Buses Can Impact Electric Vehicle Design

At least two of the challenges of designing a current-day electric car are based on infrastructure limitations. One, electric cars need to have …

Life-Size Driftwood Animal Sculptures by James Doran-Webb

British sculptor James Doran-Webb uses driftwood and recycled metal to construct remarkable, life-size sculptures of various animals. From horses and dogs to a lion and a deer, the artist has a vast collection of wooden animals, each boasting a uniquely textured construction.<p>Doran-Webb manages to …

Art

The pop-up designs changing the city landscape

From a floating cinema to a car park-cum-art gallery, some of Britain's most innovative (and people-friendly) design is seen in temporary projects in public spaces. Here's what's been popping up in London and beyond this summer<p>It is now part of the summer, as much as Glastonbury and Henley. Queues …

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera | Colossal

<p>It’s been over a year since we last checked in with paper artist Diana Beltran Herrera (previously here and here) whose skill in crafting the fine …

Peel-And-Stick Wood Panels Provide An Instant Reclaimed Look

Now available from West Elm, Stikwood panels are ultrathin planks that use less energy and material than ordinary reclaimed wood.<p>“I love the smell of wood. The feel of wood. I love everything about wood,” Jerry McCall says. “But I’ve always been a bit upset about how wasteful it can be.” The master …