Christine Houlgrave

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Colorful Mandala Designs Made From Flowers And Plants By Kathy Klein

Kathy Klein, an artist and “lover of plants, animals, people and the divine presence within all,” creates beautiful flower mandalas, which she calls …

Springtime Park, Paris, France Repin

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Burj Al Arab

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Haunting Photographic Illustrations of the Brothers Grimm

Growing up with a big woodland behind his home, Kilian Schoenberger has always been interested in mysterious landscapes and their secret places. The German photographer has now utilized the moody landscape and old stories of his childhood homeland to create a series of photographic illustrations …

Color Blindness

Best Space Photos 2013: Awesome Year of the Comet Shines Bright

Comet ISON brought the drama, while starry skies, gleaming worlds, and astronomical eye-poppers provided the year's most awe-inspiring space visions.


Venice by night...

How to Organize a Closet

It’s a running joke that every impeccably designed home has at least one closet door that remains closed at all costs! Do you have a closet that’s …

Storage Ideas

52 Meticulous Organizing Tips To Rein In The Chaos

You're better than your mess.

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Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Sunrise in the snowy woods

Mist with the beginning sunset

Happy Thanksgiving!

14 Literary Posters That Turn Famous Authors' Words Into Art

Who doesn't love a good literature-meets-graphic-design project?<p>We came across the work of Obvious State's Evan Robertson last year when he debuted his series of clever literary posters based on the words of authors like Ernest Hemingway and Kurt Vonnegut. Turning pithy quotes into whimsical works …


Old Junk Repurposed Into Playfully Detailed Bug Sculptures

French artist Edouard Martinet has an incredible talent for seeing bits and pieces of junk as more than just piles of trash. With great detail and precision, the artist assembles everything from bike chains and clock springs to old spoons and cake tins to form a variety of amazing bug …


My Modern Shop Spotlight - Jose Ramon Irusta's Magical Spanish Landscapes

Self-taught photographer Jose Ramon Irusta captures the beautifully magical quality of Spain's coastal landscapes. Through his photography, Irusta is able to preserve the scenic view of Spain's spectacular water flows and seascapes. He tells us, “Water is an element of great artistic plasticity, …


National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Mount Everest

Wine Country in the mist

Lower Antelope Canyon: Skylight

Colour Cascade

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Steve Winter’s Journey to Tigers Forever

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>This week, wildlife photojournalist Steve Winter’s story about cougars appears in the December issue of <i>National Geographic</i>. He’s become the big cat guy—it’s the fourth species he’s covered for the magazine. This is a also a big week for him and me: our new book<i>, Tigers</i> …


Whimsical Illustrations Merge with Everyday Objects

Instagram continues to pave the way for innovative artists like graphic designer Javier Prez, who regularly adds to his playful series entitled <i>Instagram Experiments</i>. Using a variety of everyday objects combined with simple line drawings, the Ecuador-based artist constructs whimsical scenes in all …


Mesmerizing Animals Emerge from Elaborate Swirls of Ink

This series by UK-based artist Si Scott, entitled <i>Resonate</i>, features black ink illustrations inspired by British wildlife and old anatomical drawings. Scott's signature style often features an explosion of expressive pen strokes bursting with energy, and these animal portraits are no …

Body Art

12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …


The Secret to Remembering Travel

Whenever I look through all those files of <i>things</i> I’ve saved over the years, I usually stumble upon some long-forgotten newspaper article I tucked away. I give it a casual glance, turn it over, then invariably find that whatever’s on the back is more interesting. Serendipity seems to win out over …

Joan Didion

“Ballooning” Spiders Use Electrostatic Forces To Generate Lift

Biologists have long wondered how spiders can balloon to altitudes of several kilometres when there is little or no wind. Now one physicist has the …

Charles Darwin