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Meet Mimi Thorisson, the food blogger causing a stir in Medoc

After leaving Paris for rural France, Mimi Thorisson started a food blog, Manger. Three years, one cookbook and a 'viral' cake recipe later, she explains how life has changed<p>If you have not yet browsed Mimi Thorisson's blog, <b>Manger</b>, do. But steel yourself. So intoxicating is her account of life in …

Interview with Anders Lassen from Fuse

The process behind designing a product is all about understanding the goals, the audience and what it's intended to do. It doesn't matter if it's a …

UX Design

Animal Logos by Ivan Bobrov

Amazing collection of animal logos by the Russian designer Ivan Bobrov. Each logo is very colorful and created from a round shape composition. …

Graphic Design

Watercolor Illustrations by Hector Trunnec

It's been quite some time since I've seen an awesome set of watercolor illustrations! Thankfully I ran into the work of Spanish artist Hector …

Elderly Blind Man and His Armless Friend Plant Over 10,000 Trees in China

Looking at the lush, green, tree-filled stretch of land north of the Yeli Village in Sunzhuang Township, Jingxing County, Hebei, China, it's hard to imagine that just 12 years ago, those plains were filled with nothing but rocks and weeds. This miraculous transformation is all thanks to the hard …

Street Artist Paints Three-Dimensional Portals on the Side of Buildings

In his characteristic style, artist 1010's new murals are brightening city streets with wavy bands of color and gradients that make viewers feel like they're seeing through walls. The anonymous, Germany-based graffiti artist has rolled out new masterpieces in the last year– including a gallery show …

Spectacularly Detailed Dioramas Hidden Inside Vintage Ring Boxes

In Toronto-based artist Talwst's dioramas, antique ring boxes become tiny theaters where spectacularly detailed scenes unfold on a miniature scale. The artist began his unique hobby when a vendor at a Paris market handed him an old ring box and said, “I want to see you do something with this.” …

150 Trees Protect This Apartment Complex from Noise and Pollution

While living in an urban environment has many benefits, you're often subject to noise, pollution, and lack of green space. This five-storey apartment building by Luciano Pia minimizes these disadvantages by cloaking the structure in a beautiful potted forest. Located in Turin, Italy, the facade …

Pollution

Innovative University Building in Singapore That Has No Corners

With the rising popularity of online classes and hybrid learning methods, administrators at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University realized that students won't come to campus unless they want to. That's why the university commissioned this magnificent, newly completed “Learning Hub” designed …

Farmer Saves Newborn Calf from Freezing to Death by Holding Him in Hot Tub

One resourceful farmer took quick action to make sure that a newborn cow wouldn't freeze to death by treating the calf to a nice, relaxing dip in the hot tub.<p>Dean Gangwer, a third-generation farmer in Rossville, Indiana, keeps track of over a hundred cattle, but he says he must have missed one of …

Artificial Photosynthesis Could Soon Be Key To Widespread Adoption Of Renewables

Solar and wind power have one thing in common besides being renewable: When the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing, they don’t generate electricity. But artificial photosynthesis may someday help change that.<p>Battery storage is being developed as a way to feed renewable power onto the power …

The Simpsons LEGO Kwik-E Mart Set

The official Simpsons LEGO set was one of the most anticipated collaborations ever, and the project didn’t disappoint. The two powerhouse brands are …

Lego

20 Finalists of the Smithsonian Photo Contest Show Earth's Awesome Beauty

Guess what's for dinner? This amazing capture of a snake devouring a frog, by photographer Nicolas Reusens, is just one of sixty incredible photos that have been selected as finalists in Smithsonian.com's 12th Annual Photo Contest. There were over 26,500 entries by photographers from 93 different …

Schemata Architects converts Tokyo factory into artist's studio with an indoor garden

A chipboard shed and a herb garden occupy the top floor of this former factory in Tokyo that Schemata Architects has converted into a workshop for a …

Architecture

Editorial Illustrations by Jim Tsinganos

Jim Tsinganos is an illustrator from Sydney, Australia who specializes in editorial illustrations. In this post we'll show some of his work done for …

Marriage Laws

15+ Breathtaking Frozen Lakes, Oceans And Ponds, That Look Like Art

Lakes and ponds might look nice, but the cold of winter just elevates them to another dimension. As you might have seen in our previous post, …

Earth Science

These Girls Look Nothing Alike but Are Actually Biracial Twin Sisters

When you look at photos of Lucy and Maria Aylmer, you might have a hard time believing that they're sisters, let alone twins. But it's true – the 18-year-olds from Gloucester, UK are indeed biracial twins. They are two of the five children born to a Caucasian father and a “half-Jamaican” mother, …

World Falls in Love with Quokka, Australia’s Most Adorable Animal

Photo: Imgur<p>The world has spoken: the always-smiling quokka is both the happiest and the most photogenic animal on the planet. Known for its charismatic grin and friendly disposition, the quokka is the perfect selfie co-star, as made apparent by the popularity of the hashtag: …

Another Table Design Inspired by Natural Bodies of Water

What Greg Klassen did for rivers, Christopher Duffy does for oceans<p>Do you remember Greg Klassen's River Collection of tables? To refresh your memory, …

Furniture

Glass-Covered Modular Greenhouse Provides Spectacular Views of Nature

Finland-based companies Avanto Architects and Kekkil Garden teamed up to produce this modular greenhouse-and-storage-shed combination that can be used as beautiful green space or an enchanting natural escape. The versatile structure – half wood panels, half glass panels – can be enlarged or …

Using IFTTT and Google Drive to create a JSON API

JSON APIs are a pretty powerful way of connecting your frontend app to a dataset through Javascript. Most of the big web apps provide their API in …

Unreal Engine 4 Is Now Free for All Budding Game Developers

If you've ever been interested in game development, animation, or digital visualization, the complete Unreal Engine 4 suite is now free for anyone to …

Game Development

New Book: Sweet Portraits of Mothers with Their One-Day-Old Babies

We've followed photographer Jenny Lewis' series <i>One Day Young</i> for the past few years, showing you beautiful portraits of mothers with their newborn babies. Taken within 24 hours of their birth, the portraits show babies who have just emerged from the womb, with their caring mothers holding them in a …

New Bionic Hands Work Through Transplanted Nerves

Three patients have received a prototype.<p>Three Austrian patients just received a first-of-their-kind bionic hand, one that responds to brain signals as a flesh-and-blood hand would. The technology could pave the way for better, more responsive prostheses.<p>The technique uses muscles and nerves taken …

This Amazing Beehive From Australia Harvests Its Own Honey

The “Flow Hive”–developed by a father and son duo in Australia–represents real technological progress. The traditional process of honey extraction …

Off-grid

World's First Plantable Coffee Cup Biodegrades Into Seedlings After Use

Given America's caffeine addiction, it's no surprise that to-go coffee cups contribute significant amounts of waste to landfills. One California-based company has a solution to cut back on coffee-related trash: cups that can be planted. Seeds embedded in fibers that make up the cup's walls will …

Powerful Photos of Stranded Polar Bears Surrounded by a Melting Sea of Ice

While on board a ship touring the Svalbard Archipelago in Norway, Italian academic researcher Marco Gaiotti caught these stunning images of lonely-looking polar bears surrounded by a sea of ice. He joined a photo expedition that's purpose was to observe polar bears in their raw and natural habitat. …

In Honor of International Polar Bear Day, Spectacular Pictures of a Threatened Species

More Gorgeous Portraits of Women with Wild Animals by Katerina Plotnikova

Moscow-based photographer Katerina Plotnikova consistently produces gorgeous portraits of young women cradling exotic animals as if they're pets. Since we last shared her images that featured the likes of giraffes, elephants, and elk, she's created more stunning photos. Beautiful figures donning …