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5 Tips For Better Photography With Any Camera

Blaming your camera gear for mistakes is a real no no in photography. In reality, a skilled photographer will be able to take great photos with any …

Landscape Photography

The hidden psychology of failure

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Words of wisdom heralded throughout our upbringing, to be sure. But is there any scientific proof that successive failure is positive and propels innovation forwards?<p>Tom Pohlmann, head of strategy and value at Mu Sigma, a decision science and data …

Innovation

Architect Nicholas Hunt creates a tiny retreat in his Brooklyn garden

American architect Nicholas Hunt has built a micro studio in the backyard of his Brooklyn home, intended to provide "solitude within the immense …

DANS Architects creates brick "crown" atop Don Bosco Church in Slovenia

Protruding bricks create a crown on top of this cylindrical chapel by DANS Architects, which forms the centrepiece of a new church complex in the …

Pritzker winner Alejandro Aravena on Pinochet, postmodernism and building a house for $7,500

Alejandro Aravena on Wednesday won the 2016<p>Pritzker Prize. Times architecture criticChristopher Hawthornereached the Chilean architect by phone at his office in Santiago for a conversation (edited and condensed here) about his buildings, his own stint on the Pritzker jury and his plans for this …

South America

Alejandro Aravena: What his Pritzker win says about architecture's top prize

<i>Alejandro Aravena, a 48-year-old architect based in Santiago, Chile, on Wednesday was named the winner of the</i><p>Pritzker Prize, the top honor in the field. Carolina A. Miranda, who reported on the work of Aravena and other Chilean architects of his generation for The Times last year, joined Times …

San Joaquin Valley

Pritzker Prize 2016 awarded to Alejandro Aravena - CNN Style

Written by Matthew Ponsford, CNN<p>Alejandro Aravena, the socially-conscious Chilean architect famed for building "half a good house," is the winner of this year's Pritzker Prize for architecture, the profession's highest honor.<p>Tom Pritzker, the chairman of the Hyatt Foundation which awards the prize, …

CNN

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

Barcelona<p>Few cities in the world boast more delightful narrow, winding alleyways or secret, hidden squares than Barcelona. Here are the ones you …

"When I said architects should get involved in humanitarian issues, people laughed at me"

<b>Exclusive interview:</b> Architecture for Humanity co-founder Cameron Sinclair describes the work he is conducting in Syria with his latest venture, and …

Forget Instagram: These are the 9 photo apps you really need

Instagram is a great app, but defaulting to it at all times can seriously limit your photography.<p>As the cameras in our phones have evolved to be more and more crisp, app developers have come out with a string of innovative tools that can take your photography to all sorts of interesting …

Mobile Photography

3 Books That Can Help You Be Better in 2016, and Beyond

<b>The Productivity Project</b>, Chris Bailey<p>For one year, Bailey, a Canadian business school grad, structured his life around a single obsession: improving …

Steve Jobs

This house was designed to curve like a boomerang, so that all the bedrooms could have views of the waterfront

This home, designed by Aamer Architects, is located on a long and narrow waterfront property in Singapore.<p>Inspired by the curve of a boomerang, the …

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

The top 10 architecture quotes of 2015

Dezeen editor Anna Winston picks the quotes that sum up the year in architecture, covering the changing status of refugee camps, the relationship …

SANAA chosen over Snøhetta in Budapest gallery competition

Japanese studio SANAA has seen off competition from Norwegian firm Snøhetta to design a new national gallery in Budapest's City Park.<p>The …

Robots will transform the building industry in 50 years says BIG's Kai-Uwe Bergmann

<b>World Architecture Festival 2015:</b> the architecture industry is at the start of a "maker revolution" that could see robots transform construction, …

Histograms: The Key to Perfect Exposure

Many of us will go about our photography without ever looking at those magical graphs called histograms, yet by doing so, we are severely restricting …

Tutorials

Giles Pike adds steel extension to house in converted Victorian workshop

Giles Pike Architects chose concrete and steel for the renovation and extension of this east London house, referencing the brick building's …

Articles about 6 modern homes granite designs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace.<p>From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of prefabricated, modular homes in Colorado.<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home …

Cabins

16 Quick & Easy Tips To Keep You Shooting In Spite Of Bad Weather

Bad weather has the potential to make great photos–you just have to be willing to brave the elements to get the shot. And knowing a thing or two …

Landscape Photography

David Lebenthal's Tel Aviv townhouse features a staircase with shelves stuck to its steel balustrade

A staircase suspended behind a screen of steel rods and welded shelves features inside this house in Tel Aviv, which architect David Lebenthal …

Lina Bo Bardi’s "radical" glass easels revived for exhibition of Brazilian art

The São Paulo Museum of Art is recreating a 1968 exhibition design by Brazilian Modernist Lina Bo Bardi, with updated versions of her glass and …

School teachers' lounge transformed into contemporary loft apartment by Standard Studio

Standard Studio has created a home for a family inside a former teachers' lounge – part of a wider conversion project by Casa Architecten that turned …

The Fake Double Exposure Photography Trick

Mark Wallace has been traveling around the globe for several months now, and every now and then he comes up with an amazing tip or tutorial for …

NOJI Architects uses reclaimed bricks for angular extension to historic Dublin house

Irish studio NOJI Architects built this angular extension to a heritage-protected Dublin house with reclaimed bricks to create a seamless transition …

Chicken and Corn Chowder with Thyme Recipe

Recipe by: PEGW<p>"What could be more comforting than a bowl of corn chowder or a bowl of chicken soup? A bowl of Chicken And Corn Chowder With Thyme, …

Dogs

Understanding Natural Light Part 1: Quality of Light

Light has different qualities, and by understanding those differences and using them in your favor, you can become a better image maker. From my …

Natural Light

This is Why the "Blend If" Tool in Photoshop is Amazing For Sharpening Photos

Usually, when I am sharpening or reducing noise in a picture, I end up doing it in a separate layer, and then masking the areas to which I don’t want …

Tutorials