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Pumpkin geometry: stunning shadow sculptures that illuminate an ancient mathematical technique | Alex Bellos

Photograph: Saul Schleimer<p>The red line shows a straight line from the North Pole through New York and on to the flat map of the world, analogous to the path of light from a source at N. Illustration: Henry …

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That looks like the “gods” are having a rave in the clouds

Imaginative Dreamlike Worlds by Digital Artist Gediminas Pranckevicius

Conceptual artist and illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius creates digital art that instantly whisk viewers off into a world of imagination. The Lithuania-born artist uses soft light and blended colors to create harmonious worlds where it is easy to get lost in the surreal stories.<p>He uses software …

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At These 11 Strip Clubs in Portland, OR, the Food Is Actually Pretty Good

Portland, OR, has more strip clubs per capita than Tampa or Vegas. The most surprising thing? You can actually eat pretty well at some of them!<p>It was 7:30 a.m. and I was munching on steak and eggs when I heard a voice purr, “Whatcha doin’?” A curly-haired woman wearing only a plaid skirt was …

Albany Entertainment Centre / Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland + Roberts Gardiner

“A waterfront icon seated in the natural beauty of the harbour and its surrounds”<p>The Albany Entertainment Centre is a significant project for the …

Magical Nighttime Long Exposures and Composites by Matt Payne

Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne's passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below.<p>Payne uses long exposures and …

A Quiet Day in Wonderland by Nikita Gill

London-based photographer and digital artist, Nikita Gill, transports viewers to a picturesque world that totters the boundary between reality and fantasy. <i>A Quiet Day in Wonderland</i>, Gill's whimsical series, revolves around the course of a day in the mythical land, and beautifully merges photography …

Yalıkavak Palmarina / Emre Arolat Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Yalıkavak is one of the lagoons on the southwestern coast of Turkey, which is becoming a popular …

Folklore Meets Design, Architecture and Light Deep in the Canadian Forest

Imagine yourself standing at a glowing threshold between reality and make believe, watching as mythical creatures dash across trees and into other …

Video: Re-imagining Paris Through Archi'llusion

Have you ever treated a famous city like your very own sketchbook? Claire and Max of Menilmonde did just that. The duo re-envisioned the buildings …

Learn the Basic Elements of Good Design in Under a Minute

Good design isn't the kind of thing that's taught as a core class in most educational systems. However, knowing just a bit about how design works can …

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This was taken in Australia. Three separate things happening at once: On the left, fireworks exploded as part of Australia Day celebrations. In the middle, it’s Comet McNaught. Then on the right, there’s lightning from a thunderstorm far away.<p>i dont care if this has nothing to do with the blog its just sick<p>on ya ‘straya<p>fucK YEA STRAYA

Learn the Basics of Color Theory to Know What Looks Good

Colors are important to making things look good, whether it's the clothes you wear or the presentation you give at work. But not everyone …

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One handy chart shines light on all of the NSA's once-secret spy programs

If you’ve been flummoxed by the unrelenting stream of stories and scope of the National Security Agency’s metadata collection programs, you’re not alone.<p>American online investigative reporting site ProPublica in New York has created a fun and engrossing colorful graphic outlining most of the …

OnePlus One: special CyanogenMod OS, near iPhone-grade design, Q2 launch

OnePlus, the company that’ll make the first pure CyanogenMod phone later this year, has shed more details about the OnePlus One, as Pete Lau and Steve Kondik were apparently in Beijing earlier today where they explained what users can expect from the upcoming smartphone.<p>The handset will launch in …

Live-action Legend of Zelda fan film is intense

Hollywood produced video game adaptations are traditionally a train wreck, which is a major factor in why I never want to see Nintendo's <i>The Legend of</i> …

Minimalist Posters Depict The Architecture Of 13 Classic Films

An Italian artist illustrates the iconic buildings of your favorite movies from The Big Lebowski‘s Malibu bachelor pad to The Incredibles‘ futuristic suburban home.<p>Sometimes, even more than wanting to be a film’s beautiful heroine or superhero protagonist, viewers are swept away by a desire to …

Browser Game SUPERHOT Destroys the Boundaries of Time

The red man is suspended in midair, his arms outstretched. Clearly, he was pushed. I tap the W key to walk forward, and suddenly the man is moving, …

Top 10 Ways to Perfect Your Daily Routine with the Power of Science

Science is awesome. It explains how birds can fly, why the sky is blue, and how gravity works. However, you can also use science to perfect the tiny …

This animated lightshow is the most stunning thing we've seen all week

Carve out two minutes from your undoubtedly busy schedule and just watch this. It's beautiful.<p>This is <i>Night Stroll</i>, an animated short by Japanese …

Cartoony, self-referential Zelda-esque adventure Ittle Dew is out now on PC

Swedish indie studio Ludosity's adorable action adventure Ittle Dew is available now on PC for $13.99 (about £9.40), and it looks glorious.<p>Ittle Dew …

Voxel-based randomly-generated RPG Cube World releases alpha

Indie developer Picroma has just released the alpha for its voxel-based exploration PRG, Cube World, which can be obtained for €15.00 / $19 at the …