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In France, a steampunk park of Jules Verne’s dreams

With its combined art installation and amusement park, Nantes has brought the bizarre world of science fiction writer Jules Verne to life, complete with 12m-tall mechanical elephant.<p>When you think of the French region of Brittany, many images may spring to mind: windswept beaches, medieval towns, …

'A Chosen Exile': Black People Passing In White America

Several years ago, Stanford historian Allyson Hobbs was talking with a favorite aunt, who was also the family storyteller. Hobbs learned that she had a distant cousin whom she'd never met nor heard of.<p>Which is exactly the way the cousin wanted it.<p>Hobbs' cousin had been living as white, far away in …

Frank Gehry's greatest works on show in Paris

VOGUE HOMMES CULTURE<p><b>With his unique vision and fantastical approach to architecture, winner of the 1989 Pritzker prize Frank Gehry has become an</b> …

Architecture

Pictures of the Week 10.9.14

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

The 50 Most Incredible Instagrams of Burning Man 2014

After the playa, the deluge of pictures.<p>While Burning Man is over for another year, the denizens of Black Rock City have only just got done uploading …

The last supermoon – in pictures

This full moon marks the third in a trilogy of supermoons this summer. July and August’s full moons both fell during the moon’s perigee – when it was at the closest point in its orbit to Earth. It is also a harvest moon, which rises around the same time that the sun sets, giving the moon a …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

Outstanding Entries to the Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Photo Contest

In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which was passed on September 3, 1964, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History has opened “Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places,” a photography exhibition that features juried selections from …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

9 black-and-white mobile camera apps go mono a mono

Monochrome is back in fashion — as if it every really left. Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras, the drama of black and white photography is being rediscovered and people are once again connecting with its subtle beauty.<p>Manipulating monochromatic tonal ranges or unicolor …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

New wave: 24 photographers changing the way the world sees Russia

A new generation of photographers is emerging with a vision and an aesthetic that offers a fresh take on classic questions about Russian identity, says Anastasiia Fedorova for The Calvert Journal

7 Design Students Share Their Stories on Why They’re Studying Sustainable Design at the Boston Architectural College

Did you know that Tadao Ando was a boxer before he became an architect? Or that Philip Johnson studied philosophy before going on to build his famed …

Design

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> …

Sunday Sweets: Deco-licious

Everything old is new again... again... and I for one couldn't be happier. Vintage styles <i>rock</i>. (Well, unless it's from the 70s - but we're all agreed …

13 Professional Photographers Who Use Mirrorless Cameras

As bloggers who constantly test and review photography gear, we are the very first to admit that it is surprisingly easy to let gear obsession get in …

Dark side of the zoo - captive animals in black and white

Alex Teuscher photographs captive animals in black and white, producing dark, atmospheric portraits