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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, …

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 …

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 …

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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

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property,...<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where …

Prefab Homes

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 …

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 …

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<p>The colder weather might signal the end of the …

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

First impressions are lasting.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Modernist beach homes offer more than just close proximity to the ocean—their clean, bold designs and abundance of natural light...<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and …

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

Add some glamour and warmth to any space with these small, simple touches of metallic finishes.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water each day—which...<p>Want to add a pop of color to your kitchen backsplash or redesign your …

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Gigantic Custom Slip ‘N Slide Ramp

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 …

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

14 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

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

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

Best Small Hotels<p>From Australia to Botswana and Italy to India, see the top luxury boutique hotels around the world.<p>09.08.13 4:45 AM ET

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 …

GIF Animations

Zaha Hadid: queen of the curve

Zaha Hadid was flying to Frankfurt to give a talk, in which I was her interlocutor. Her plane taxied from its stand, developed a minor fault, and stopped. She refused to believe the reassurances that the delay would be brief, and demanded that she be put on another flight. Her wish was impossible – …

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 …

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. …

Sculpture

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

It is now part of the summer, as much as Glastonbury and Henley. Queues form outside rough-at-the-edges constructions, in (mostly) just-arriving areas of (mostly) London, in anticipation of some moment of delight, something that appeals to a love of play or fun or nature. We are invited to be kids …

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 …