CJ Kretsenger

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Architecture Firm Designs Batcave-Inspired Carpark, Complete with Hidden Entrance, Under This Stately Manse

Mo' money, bat problems<p>Don't you hate it when your car collection outgrows the parking available at your 1930s-designed Georgian mansion? That was …

Turntables

London and the U.K. From Above

Photographer Jason Hawkes has been making fascinating aerial images since 1991. With a gyro-stabilized camera, he takes photos directly from the open door of a helicopter. Hawkes has covered subjects around the world, but specializes in aerial shots of the United Kingdom. Once more, he's been kind …

Stunning Celebrity Portraits Taken at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party

<b>Lupita Nyong'o</b><p>Did you catch last night's Oscars? If not, here's a quick recap. Jareto Leto and Lupita Nyong'o gave two eloquent and moving acceptance speeches, Ellen (or rather Bradley Cooper) took a celebrity-filled selfie that broke Twitter, and Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win..again. Of course, the …

Paul Rudd

World's 15 most beautiful concert halls from Austria to Brazil | CNN Travel

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

The 50 Greatest Fashion Quotes of All Time

From Coco Chanel to Marc Jacobs and Bill Cunningham, words to live by from fashion's greatest forces.<p><i>It can be difficult to articulate the power of style and fashion through words, but these icons managed to do so with quote-worthy, inspiring words of wisdom to live by. From the greatest fashion</i> …

Gorgeous Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Skiing

As a devotee of winter sports, both as a lifelong practitioner and an Olympic spectator, and lover of vintage graphic design, especially mid-century travel posters, I was delighted to chance upon <b>The Art of Skiing: Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Winter Sport</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a remarkable …

How Lego Become The World's Hottest Toy Company

They will add to the already gigantic heap of Lego bits: 86 for every person on the planet. The toymaker has enjoyed ten years of spectacular growth, almost quadrupling its revenue.<p>In 2012 it overtook Hasbro to become the world's second-largest toymaker. The number one, Mattel, is now seeking to …

Lego

These Gorgeous Screenprints Showcase a City's Most Famous Structures

As part of a project called "Shapes of Cities," London-based designer Yoni Alter takes a handful of iconic buildings from various metropolitan areas …

Stuntmen from old movies

Animated pixel art anyone? Let the running waters soothe your soul

Walking City: An Evolving Video Sculpture Morphs in Response to Architecture | Colossal

<p>Anyone who follows Colossal knows that digital animation and motion graphics are a rarity here, but this clip is a solid exception. Created by …

Beautifully Designed Movie Theaters in Golden California

<b>The Fox Theater I, Oakland</b><br>New York-based French photographer Franck Bohbot traveled to California to spotlight the most amazing movie theaters, big and small, as an homage to the history of film in his series titled <i>Cinema</i>. He captures the grandiose scale of some exquisitely designed theaters as …

San Francisco

A Flower Story

Plant Forms

A Mysterious Middle Eastern Mogul Bought This Spectacular Megayacht With An Infinity Pool

The broker, Moran Ship & Yacht, would not disclose the new owner or sale price, but the yacht was previously available for charter for $1.29 million per week.<p>The Quattroelle, built last year by Lurssen, has five spacious decks and a number of outdoor social areas perfect for soaking up the sun.<p>The …

Dining Rooms

Of Towers and Turrets: Castles in Scotland

<b>Auchindoun Castle</b><p>Every time we drive a winding road to visit a castle, I am watching and waiting for that moment that the fortress comes into view, and like a small child, I gasp at the sight of it. Every. Single. Time.<p>I grew up on stories that were set in castles, tales of knights and princesses. …

Scotland

Blyde River

The Kelpies: Scotland's Amazing Giant Horse Head Sculptures

The Kelpies is an enormous installation consisting of two giant horse head sculptures by artist Andy Scott. The 100-foot-tall structures, which were eight years in the making, are inspired by a legend from the artist's Scottish background that tells of a water spirit that takes the shape of a …

Sculpture

Incredibly Elaborate Illustrations by Victo Ngai

New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the …

Graphic Design

Photo Essay: Cape Town Quietly Mourns Mandela

<i>Sam Reinders is a photojournalist born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She was 13 when Nelson Mandela was freed from prison. In the days after his death, Reinders walked the streets of her hometown and sent us this personal photo essay.</i><p>By now you've heard the news. Spread by undersea cable, …

Visually Dramatic Series of Vertical Panoramic Shots of Churches

Richard Silver achieves the absolutely sublime in his spectacular pictures of churches that show entrance to altar all in one sweeping image. Just as …

Landscape Photography

Profiles of Milan Residents Perfectly Merged with Architecture

<i>Profili di Milano (Profiles of Milan)</i> is a unique black and white series that merges the Italian city with the people who live there. Created by designer and photographer Francesco Paleari, each composition is an abstract mix of a single portrait with Milan's historic architecture. The artist uses …

Design

31 Flawless Photos Of Jackie Kennedy

The first lady was a fashion icon.

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 …

David Beckham's Modeling Career Is A Go With New H&M Ads (PHOTOS)

David Beckham's latest H&M ads are here (after H&M teased us with some behind-the-shots on Monday morning), and they are unsurprisingly awesome. Shot in an old-school locker room, Becks wears those raglan-sleeve shirts and henleys -- oh, and the underwear -- to perfection.<p>This new Fall 2013 …

Towering Spider Sculpture Reflects a Mother's Strength

<i>Maman</i> is an incredible, intimidating sculpture resembling a giant spider by the late French-American sculptor Louise Bourgeois (aka Spiderwoman). The towering structure, whose title translates as <i>Mother</i> in French, is an homage to the artist's own mother who passed away when she was 21 years old. …

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