Michael Forte

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Ten Things to Do at Ayers Rock

Ayers Rock, also called Uluru, is the spiritual and geographical center of the Australian continent or its 'red heart.' Uluru's color comes from the iron in the rock which when weathered by water and oxygen turns a brilliant orange. It has become over centuries, the iconic symbol of the continent. …

Here’s one shark attack most people wouldn’t have minded seeing

THESE GUYS posted a “catch and release” video of a shark they pulled onto the rocks in Hawaii; people are pissed. Sharks are sacred to Hawaiians — …

Morning skies—and the Bugaboo peaks—are reflected in a lake in British Columbia, Canada. http://on.natgeo.com/1g1qyc6 Photograph by Jonathan Irish, National Geographic

Charli XCX Is On Her ‘Marilyn Monroe Shit’ In Lil Xan’s ‘Moonlight’ Video

Hip-Hop<p>The ultimate source for all the latest hip-hop music news updates and everything hip-hop culture.<p>Issues<p>Cudi is moving forward<p>Music<p>The first …

Satellites reveal new views of Pakistan's 'Earthquake Island'

Earth performed the ultimate magic trick last week, making an island appear out of nowhere. The new island is a remarkable side effect of a deadly Sept. 24 earthquake in Pakistan that killed more than 500 people.<p>Satellite images snapped a few days after the earthquake-triggered island emerged …

Environment: News & features

Environment

Latest GOP shutdown proposal fails; no separate funding for vets, parks

As the federal government shutdown neared the end of its first business day, the House failed to pass a series of separate bills to restart funding for national parks, veterans' services and the city of Washington, D.C.<p>The measures, designed to eliminate some of the most unpopular consequences of …

Kanye West is really pissed at Jimmy Kimmel

From time to time, Kanye West likes to let off a little steam with a good old fashioned rant. Back in February, he rallied against corporate …

Artist Creates Human Organs From Eel, Snake, and Leech Parts

Organ don’t-er? A macabre fusion of art and biology may both repel us–and save our lives someday.<p>It’s the rare person who’s comfortable with leeches and rattlesnakes and eels when they’re outside of one’s body. It’s an even tougher sell to warm to the idea of the slimy and legless creatures <i>inside</i> …

3-Wheeled TerraCraft Motorcycle Concept by TerraCraft Motors

<b>TerraCraft motorcycle concept</b> combines the benefit of a car and a motorbike into one. It features tandem saddle just like 2 person motorcycle seat …

Origami-Style Street Art Brings Color to Nepal

Japan-based American artist Daas is one of 60 artists who came from all over the world to give Nepal an artistic facelift. They were invited to paint 75 site-specific murals on Nepal's walls as part of an art project called Kolor Kathmandu, which began in January and will end on Thursday. Director …

Streetwear

Internet Browsers Transformed Into Fashion Models

California-based photographer Viktorija Pashuta has transformed a variety of web browser icons into trendy fashion statements. The Latvian fashion photographer has always wondered <i>What if girls were internet browsers?</i>, and so, the project brings that vision to life through a creative interpretation …

Fashion Photography

Amazing Topographical Sculptures Embedded Below

Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias creates sculptural installations that are embedded into their surrounding architecture, playing and redefining the spaces they occupy. The ongoing <i>Metonymy</i> series (<i>Metonimia</i> in Spanish) also explores the relationships between art and nature. Using natural landscapes …

Art

In the Details: The Rotating Saddle Seat of Dor Ohrenstein's Opus Chair

<i>Introducing In the Details, a new series that examines one especially smart, innovative or unusual detail of a new design. We'll have a new post</i> …

Articles about 5 modern mountain homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>Architecture firm _naturehumaine designs a dream hideaway in eastern Quebec.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2016 issue.<p>It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s …

Hudson Valley

Complex Cobweb Represents an Ever-Changing City

Mumbai-based artist Reena Saini Kallat recently produced this painted sculptural installation across the facade of Bhau Daji Lad Museum, the oldest museum in Mumbai. For the piece, simply called <i>Untitled (Cobweb/Crossings)</i>, Kallat was inspired by the interwoven, organic form of a cobweb and the …

Art

Best of the Week: Illustrations, Architecture, Typography and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

Let me tell you a storey about how we built a book…

When we read a novel, a short story or a work of non-fiction, there is often a moment when we have the feeling that we have entered a structure built, knowingly or unknowingly, by the writer. I am not talking about the ability to picture in our minds the locations or architectural settings …

Earl Sweatshirt: Doris – review

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All were a group based on provocation. "Were", because even though the hyperactive Los Angeles rap collective are absolutely still in existence, they seem to inhabit a past tense. In part, that's because the careers of members Frank Ocean and now Earl Sweatshirt have …

Eminem – review

<b>Bellahouston Park, Glasgow</b><br>The 40-year-old rapper's career-spanning set is short on new material but his stage presence is as potent as ever<p>Back in February, just after tonight's gig was announced, Eminem's manager and Shady Records president Paul Rosenberg told Billboard: "We fully expect to be …

Big Sean: Kanye West Is 'Proud' of 'Hall of Fame'

Kanye West does not appear on <i>Hall of Fame</i>, but things are still G.O.O.D. between Big Sean and his mentor. During his interview with Rap-Up TV, the …

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

Drawing

Drake Reveals The Ridiculous Cover Art For His New Album

Oh, Drakey Drakey Drake. (shakes head)<p>Drake revealed the cover art for his new album “Nothing Was The Same” tonight, and boy (wipes sweat from forehead) it’s a doozy. When you’re going for cover art, Drake, don’t go for something that looks like it was airbrushed at a mall. When you’re going for …

Nisttarkya Electric Concept Bike by Santhosh

<b>Nisttarkya electric concept bike</b> designed by Santhosh features unique riding position. The aerodynamic riding position was based on bio-inspired …

Lively Snakelike Installation Spans 100 Feet Long

This snakelike piece is a 100-foot-long installation created by sculptor and furniture-maker Barbara Holmes. The California-based artist produced the complex arrangement using lath (narrow strips of straight-grain wood) collected from the San Francisco city dump.<p>Simply called <i>Untitled No. 5</i>, the …

Art

Architect Student Redesigns a School Bus as a Modular Home

In his final semester of architecture school, graduate student Hank Butitta grew tired of completing conceptual projects that only existed on paper and decided to bring an assignment to life. With this drive, Butitta impulsively bought a school bus off of Craigslist for $3,000 with the intention of …

Prefab Homes

Drake “Nothing Was The Same” Album Covers Revealed

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …