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Superyachts by Zaha Hadid for Blohm+Voss

London architect Zaha Hadid has designed a family of superyachts for German shipbuilders Blohm+Voss (+ slideshow).<p>Zaha Hadid created a concept for a …

Instagram Clichés Become Arthouse Cinema

In this stop motion video, 852 Insta-pics combine to make a beautifully orchestrated travelogue.<p>It’s way too easy to mock Instagram users for their trite, wannabe-poetic content: hearts drawn in foamy lattes, sunsets at the beach, and newly purchased shoes, on a subway platform, viewed from above. …

Social Media

Switchel

While learning how to properly brine and prepare a Thanksgiving turkey during a cooking class at the new Prospect restaurant in Brooklyn we also had the pleasure of discovering Switchel, an "American heritage" beverage from Vermont. The restaurant serves up this variation of the vaguely sweet, …

Cocktails

Eau Good

From design powerhouse Black + Blum comes a stellar new alternative to wasteful disposable water bottles. Eau Good uses Binchō-tan, a traditional Japanese charcoal, to naturally filter tap water over the course of six hours. The plastic bottle has a small indent to hold the charcoal in place while …

Tap Water

SodaStream Source Bottle by Yves Béhar

After being wowed by Yves Béhar's SodaStream redesign a year or so ago, CH became steady users of the Source soda maker. While the machine itself is sleek enough to stand alone on the kitchen counter, the rather bulbous bottles always lived behind cabinet doors. To solve this gap in design …

Alcohol

Five Non-Alcoholic Drinks for Summer

Kicking back with a cool beverage in the warmer months is one of life's simple pleasures. With the rise in popularity of craft cocktails, a similar rise in quality non-acoholic drinks has followed suit. Our round-up of summer's chillest booze-free libations offers tastes to keep everyone enjoying …

Symbiotic

stephane malka: EP7 restaurant in the center of paris, a pixelated shell of timber with naturally growing plant life brings a little bit of the forest into the city. see more: http://www.designboom.com/architecture/stephane-malka-ep7-restaurant-paris

Three-Story Interior Green Wall Breathes Life into Home

What looks like an imposing, monolithic black volume from the outside is filled with air, light and greenery on the inside. Casa CorManca is a …

Architecture

Surreal Photos of Women Floating in Zero Gravity by Nikolay Tikhomirov

Moscow-based photographer Nikolay Tikhomirov describes the photographs he’s taken as “art inside me” — and that’s just what they are, art.<p>One of his …

Clever Negative Space Animals

Negative space designs are very hard to create, but designer George Bokhua is a specialist in negative space. He designed this minimalist serie of …

UI Design

Articles about alexander mcqueen and meaning life on Dwell.com - Dwell

I did not attend “Savage Beauty,” the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, thinking that I would fall to...<p>Curators in Rotterdam present an exhibition that questions the often unsettling future of technology as a constant presence from...<p>Wiet Hekking’s specialty shop in the …

San Francisco

Earth Day Pictures: 20 Stunning Shots of Earth From Space

Auroras, glaciers, and gullies feature among the most stunning pictures of Earth from space, chosen by National Geographic photo editors for Earth Day 2011.

Brain Games Versus Nature Documentaries

Brain games may not be as effective at boosting mental capacity as people hope.<p><b>It seems brain-training games—online tests, quizzes, games, or flash cards designed to improve attention, memory, creativity, and concentration—are everywhere. But do they work? Arecent study published in the journal</b> …