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Decorative Brick Shell Transforms Row House into Most Eye-Catching Building on the Block

The Vietnam-located <i>Cocoon House</i> is proof that a relatively simple idea can have a big impact on a structure's appearance. Designed by Landmak Architecture, the stylish home is the result of a redesign–the firm was tasked with renovating a red brick row house, but instead of keeping the original …

Quirky Bookmarks Look Like Tiny Legs of Literary Characters Sticking Out Between Pages

There's only one thing artist Olena Mysnyk (of MyBOOKmark) loves more than a great book: a quirky bookmark. To make reading more fun, the designer looks to her favorite literary characters for inspiration. Specifically, she looks at their feet, turning them into bookmarks that playfully stick out …

The Lazy Quilters Quilt - No Measuring Required! - Tidbits

Shares 1K<p>I can count on one hand the number of quilts I’ve made in my lifetime. Being an avid sewer since my teen years, you would think I could at …

JPDA's clever furniture piece solves a common studio apartment layout issue

If you live in a studio apartment, chances are you've Googled such popular search terms as "where to put bed in studio apartment" and "how to divide …

Art by ZSO, aka Sara Blake, a New York based illustrator whose personal works in pencil, watercolor and digital have been exhibited across the U.S., and abroad. @hellozso #art #hifructose

Watercolor Painter Uses Traditional Techniques to Reveal Expressive Faces of Tibet

Chinese artist Liu Yungsheng is one of the leading watercolor painters of his generation. Making use of inherited traditional techniques, Yungsheng creates hyperrealistic portraits that convey a trademark observational style. Each depiction seems more photograph than painting, as Yungsheng's …

Do This 52 Week Photography Challenge to Improve Your Skills in 2016

If you’re looking to get better at photography in 2016, one great option is to do a 52-week photography challenge that forces you to complete regular …

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Talented 18-Year-Old Girl Sews Stunning Dresses That Look Straight Out Of A Disney Movie

Angela Clayton is an eighteen-year-old costume designer from Long Island, New York. She first started sewing three years ago when she got interested …

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Split-Faced Animal Tattoos Creatively Inked on Separate Limbs

Getting a tattoo is a lifelong commitment, and finding a skilled artist to do the job is probably one of the wisest decisions to make. With a tattoo portfolio brimming with creativity and talent, Berlin-based Valentin Hirsch makes the visual appeal and reliability of his skills apparent. He creates …

Artist Handcrafts Pocket-Sized Paintings Waiting to Be Discovered within Charming Lockets

NYC-based artist Khara Ledonne paints magical, miniature worlds that double as works of wearable art. Ironically, she started out by painting huge murals when she was only 16 years old and living in Washington state. She then transitioned over to sign painting when she moved to New York City in …

New Inventions 2015: Top Eco-Friendly Designs and Innovations

2015 was a big year in terms of eco-friendly gadgets and architectural design. More and more it seems that designers are heeding a rising demand for inventions that are both useful and ecologically sensitive. Over the past year, some of the featured innovations and structural blueprints here at the …

Self-Taught Teen Sews and Models Her Own Beautiful Historically-Inspired Dresses

Eighteen-year-old Angela Clayton adores historical fashion and costumery, taking her love one step further by sewing her own garments. The seamstress crafts long, flowing dresses fit for royalty and exquisite gowns that would make Cinderella the belle of the ball (without a Fairy Godmother). Her …

12 Amazing Shots from National Geographic's Daily Travel Photo: Best of 2015

National Geographic recently released a gallery featuring the best Daily Travel Photos submitted in 2015. This round-up includes 50 photographs from all over world, gathered as part of their ongoing travel series. Here are 12 colourful images selected from that gallery, but be sure to check out the …

The Compelling Memoirs You Have To Read

Some call it navel-gazing. We call it too good to put down.<p>As much as we adore fiction, a good memoir really has a huge emotional impact on the …

Expressive Dog Portraits Capture the Soulful Essence of Man's Best Friend

While many pet photographers take portraits highlighting the outer beauty of canine companions, photographer Anne Geier captures something a little more—the intangible essence of man's best friend. She also showcases the grace of a canine's soul. Amidst the enchanting, Austrian wilderness, the …

25 Bone-Chilling Photos of Abandoned Places

<b>Top of the grand stairwell, Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital, 2008</b><p>Though insane asylums, prisons and hospitals wouldn't necessarily be the first places that come to mind when you're thinking about beautiful places to shoot, you might find photographers Ian Ference and Katherine Westerhout there. These …

23 Artworks

<i>NOTICE: This blog post includes images of nudity in painting and drawing.</i><p>--<p>What we have here are 23 pieces of art, with my notes on each. These works are by 23 of 50 artists -- representing 23 of 100 artworks -- included in issue #68 of <i>Poets/Artists</i> magazine, which I had the honor of curating under …

Interview: Powerfully Raw Portraits of Homeless People by Lee Jeffries

From sorrow and despair to warmth and dignity, Manchester, England-based photographer Lee Jeffries documents the expressive faces of homeless people in powerfully humanizing portraits. Using only his camera, natural light, and a small handheld reflector, he illuminates incredible details that …

43 Super Smart and Inexpensive Affordable DIY Christmas Decorations - Homesthetics - Inspiring ideas for your home.

<b>A special season begins. A moment of extraordinary joy and happiness.</b><p>A time of warmth and coziness with our family and friends.<p>It is time to …

Artist Transforms Mass-Produced Celebrity Dolls into Realistic One-Of-A-Kind Sculptures

Artist Noel Cruz transforms mass-produced celebrity and character dolls into life-like miniatures. Using these figures as a base, he employs intricate face contouring–including shading and highlights–to add depth to these figures. After he's completed the makeovers, Cruz places the “before” and …

The Lisbon Tsunami

Jenifer Roberts recalls the impact of a tidal wave that brought chaos and disaster to Portugal.<p>In 1755, an earthquake approaching 9 on the Richter …

Neuroplasticity Redefines Our Understanding of the Brain

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b>In spite of being the focus of attention for centuries, the human brain continues to be enshrouded in mystery. One major discovery, …

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7 (The Simple Technique That Gave Me My Life Back)

<i>I used to work a lot — 60, 80, or even 100 hours a week…</i>I let my work be a big part of how I defined myself. I wore those insane hours like a badge …

Behind This Aged Façade Is The World's Most Beautiful Abandoned Castle

Hidden in the hills of Tuscany, this 16th-century estate will take your breath away.<p>Tuscany is known for its incredible rolling hills, Renaissance-era art, and Castello di Sammezzano. If the latter is unfamiliar, photographer Martino Zegwaard is here to change that.<p>Originally built in the 17th …

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Charming Gothic-Style Chapel Transformed into a Stunning Holiday Cottage

Located in Forest-in-Teesdale, England is a rustic chapel that's been converted from a Methodist sanctuary into a charming modern home. This transformation was completed by Evolution Design, and they restored the once-vacant space from many years of disrepair. Now, it's a vibrant holiday cottage …

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As I alluded last week in my Tips for Squaring a Quilt post, I have been busy with some secret sewing recently. For various reasons, I chose to use …