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The best places to swim with whale sharks

Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Lucky, then, that there are a handful of destinations around the world where in-season sightings of whale sharks are almost guaranteed.<p>Remember: keep a respectful distance from the gentle giants, …

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Articles about modern renovations period homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix of both...<p>Known for its art de vivre and joie de vivre, France is a country with a rich cultural past.<p>Natalie …

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Dad Illustrates the Darndest Things He’s Ever Said to His Kids

Video producer and father of four, Nathan Ripperger, has caught himself saying the darndest things to his kids. It’ just another day in the life of a …

18-Year-Old Photographer's Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

Intimate Portraits of Parisian Women in Various States of Undress (NSFW)

Leah<p>Being a foreigner in Paris and feeling slightly de-rooted, I tried to get closer to the things and people around me by studying and understanding …

Mark Seliger's greatest portraits - in pictures

If you are a star, Mark Seliger will have photographed you – and that includes presidents.<br>The photographer knew exactly how he wanted to capture Barack Obama when he took his portrait in 2011:<br>"I had this idea of photographing him from the front and back. Obama's only concern was that the back angle …

Articles about 7 dreamy outdoor spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

This time of year, we're all gearing up for spring and are eager to freshen up our outdoor spaces.<p>With its serene beauty, we believe that Portugal is a must-see destination for all design lovers.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's November 2015 issue.<p>The alphabet is as …

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Steve McQueen: the unseen photographs

A new collection of unpublished images of Steve McQueen by acclaimed photographer Barry Feinstein captures the public and private life of a true American icon<p>Barry Feinstein was the perfect photographer to shoot stills on the set of Steve McQueen’s classic movie Bullitt. As an artist, photographer, …

Bee House

This bee house by <b>Wild & Wolf</b> is perfect for garden decoration (and pollination). It makes a great gift too.<p><b>Bee House</b>, $24.00<p>Advertisements

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Part of the joy of outdoor gear is nerding out over technical details like waterproofing and making sure everything is ultra-lightweight down to the gram. However, when your outdoor excursions don't involve weeklong trips in the backcountry or summiting snow-capped peaks, you might want something …

Articles about family sized addition renovated austin bungalow on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple planning for an investment property in Austin ended up with a home that was too terrific to let go.<p>Plagued by dim rooms and low ceilings, a typical midcentury bungalow in Austin, Texas, is remodeled into a contemporary,...<p>In a former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen, a young family …

The Walt Disney Company - a picture from the past

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Enhancing the Feeling of Space: The Cresta Residence Designed by Jonathan Segal FAIA

There are those who say that “Less is more” and then, there are those who express their dissatisfaction and state that “Less is never more—less is …

Surprising Layers of Color Revealed on Urban Walls | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying these new pieces by artist 1010 that seems to peel away layers from mundane urban walls to reveal a depth of colorful layers. …

Photographer Documents Her Own Pregnancy in Striking Selfies

Buenos Aires-based photographer Sophie Starzenski shows just how much women's bodies change during pregnancy with this stunning series called <i>40 Weeks and a Mirror</i>. She's combined two growing trends, “the selfie” (a a self-portrait taken with a camera or phone) and pregnancy progression portraits, …

155 Years Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope | Colossal

<p>Nearly 155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the …

Articles about slat happy 8 louvered homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Budget supplies become modern design gold in this Omaha home.<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Architect Dan Rockhill tackled a tight budget and a steep slope to build a modern Midwest haven.<p>Technology giants …

Articles about incredible island houses part one on Dwell.com - Dwell

Babies happen. They can even happen in a modern home.<p>In this series, trace the story of lamesadevenn, a green live/work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created for two community...<p>Working part-time from a tiny studio building, architect Chris Fein redesigns dwellings from a range of eras.<p>Or is one …

Incredible Charcoal Drawings Textured with Scalpel Blades and Sandpaper

Scottish artist Douglas McDougall creates fantastically photorealistic drawings using charcoal as his primary medium but then he textures each work using scalpel blades, sharply cut erasers and coarse sandpaper. The detail to each piece is mind-blowing, especially when it comes to facial hair and …

White Room Covered in Farsi Calligraphy Reflects Identity of an Immigrant

Germany-based Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar covers white walls and floors with black script in Farsi for her ongoing series known as <i>Written Room</i>. Each of her site-specific installations, which have been exhibited across the world since 1999, redefines an empty space with her decorative …

Singapore Paradise: JKC2 by ONG&ONG

This little (okay, not so little) slice of tropical paradise was built with the outdoors in mind. Located in Bukit Timah, Singapore, the JKC2 house, …

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Cycle through the stories of Sydney

Riding around the trendy inner-city suburbs offers a journey into the city’s industrial past and architectural present.<p>The most interesting way to discover Sydney’s architectural gems is on two wheels. Since Australia’s largest city is not characterised by one particular building style, travelling …

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Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

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An Island-by-Island Guide to Caribbean Rum

Call it rum, <i>rhum,</i> or <i>ron</i>; just don’t call it boring. Often (falsely) portrayed as uniformly saccharine, rum is one of the most diverse spirits on the …

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …

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There's an art to making movie posters (duh), and though movie studios rarely appear to realise it, sometimes we prefer a little subtlety and …