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9 Cutting-Edge Technologies for Architects

<i>This article was originally published by Brantley Agency as "Must Have Technology for Architects in 2017."</i><p>2017 has been an amazing year in the field …

Augmented Reality

London’s ‘smart street’ turns footsteps into energy

And lures you into shopping nearby with coupons on an app<p>You might think that tasking a stretch of sidewalk with generating electricity would be enough of a feat, but this kinetic pavement on London’s Bird Street is apparently supposed to save retail, too. The 107-square-foot section of Pavegen …

Green Design

This Company Will Design Your House For Less Than The Price Of Your Phone

Cover, a technology startup in Los Angeles, is bringing the design, engineering, and manufacturing of prefabs into the 21st century.<p>When Alexis Rivas was working for a high-end residential architecture firm in Toronto, he marveled at what big budgets–think between $40 and $100 million per …

The couple who coaxed 300 acres of barren farmland back into lush forest

<b>After 25 years of collecting land farmers no longer wanted, the husband and wife now play host to elephants, monkeys and creatures of all …

We are living in a depression – that's why Trump took the White House

Since 1975, the fruits of economic growth have disproportionately been taken by the few. Donald Trump tapped into the quiet simmering anger of the many<p>Words matter. The process of understanding why Donald Trump is now heading for the White House starts with the correct description of what has …

Civil Rights

Stunning Aurora Borealis Photos Taken in Norway

Photographer Ole Salomonsen has had his photos featured on My Modern Met a few times over the years (see here and here), but we've never dedicated a full post to him. Recently, he's come out with some spectacular aurora borealis photos taken in northern Norway that we just had to share.<p>The one …

Spectacular Fluorescent Bodyscapes Illuminated with a Black Light

Photographer and artist John Poppleton specializes in creating fantastical works of art painted directly on the human body. His <i>Black Light Bodyscapes</i> consist of gorgeous nature scenes painted with fluorescent pigments on the backs of female models, who are then photographed under black light to …

"Girls are Pretty" - the Stuntkid (13 Illustrations)

It's the bright, contrasting colors that attract my eyes to Jason Levesque's illustrations. Also known as the Stuntkid, Jason came up with his art name while working at a dot-com start-up in Williamsburg. “I would ride my skateboard down the stairs. I was doing a lot of office stunts. I thought …

Vibrant Submerged Figures Greet Surreal Mirror-Like Liquid Portals

Montreal-based photographer Robin Cerutti captures alluring underwater portraits in his series titled <i>Mirrors</i>. The images, photographed in vibrant crystal-clear pools, were shot sideways. This simple rotation makes a strong visual impact—the water no longer floats above Cerutti’s models. Instead, it …

10 Stunningly Beautiful Abandoned Buildings in America

<i>By Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photos: Eric Holubow)</i><p>Photographers who capture images of abandoned sites are often referred to as urban explorers, and through their lenses, we are able to witness how at one time, certain communities and industries thrived before falling into collapse. …

Newly Digitized ‘Phenakistoscope’ Animations That Pre-Date GIFs by Over 150 Years | Colossal

<p>Since first stumbling onto an early type of image projector called a magic lantern over 40 years ago, Richard Balzer became instantly obsessed with …

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 …

Stunning Underwater Images by a Photographer Drawn into the Depths of the Deep Blue Sea

The lure of the ocean has long enticed humans into its depths; there is some intangible quality roused by something so immense and ancient. Freelance photographer Enric Adrian Gener pursues this fascination with the infinite through his underwater photographs, creating remarkable images that …

25 Ingenious Living Rooms That Showcase the Beauty of Sliding Barn Doors

They say that fashion is cyclic in nature and trends tend to repeat themselves once every 20-30 years. The same often seems true in the case of home …

Melbourne floats proposal for artificial surf park

<b>News:</b> Melbourne surfers could ride 1.5-metre-high waves within a heated salt-water pool in plans set out by local firm Damian Rogers Architecture for …

3 sisters missing in Wyoming wilderness are found safe

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Three Midwestern sisters who were missing for days in a rugged Wyoming wilderness area were found alive in a remote area and …

Putin Propagandists: Russia’s Economy Is Just Fine

The figures, however, tell a different story.<p>When the European Union extended economic sanctions on Russia until January 31, 2016, it caused little …

The Zeppelin aims to fuse the best bits of car and bicycle design

Experimental design agency The Future People has unveiled a prototype for a hybrid electric- and human-powered "car" at this year's North American …

Stormy Clouds Roll Like Ocean Waves Across the Sky

Earlier in July, storm chaser Alex Schueth captured a mesmerizing time-lapse of undulatus asperatus clouds rolling over Lincoln, Nebraska during a storm. The rare cloud formation, whose name means “roughened or agitated waves,” looks like a sea of dark and stormy waters churning ominously in the …

Unique Engagement Ring Box Pirouettes the Ring Like a Blooming Flower

Marriage proposals can be scary, even if you know that the other person will say yes. How and where you'll ask is always a factor, as well as where to hide the ring. After all, it'd be tragic if it were discovered beforehand. A slimline engagement ring box called <i>Clifton</i> solves this potential …

The KiraVan, an Expedition Vehicle to End All Expedition Vehicles

Applied Minds is something like a think tank that actually creates things. The "interdisciplinary group of artists, scientists and engineers, with …

Compact Kitchen Designs For Small Spaces – Everything You Need In One Single Unit

Compact kitchens change the way we look at this particular area of our house. Having a big kitchen with everything you need is what anyone wishes …

Kitchens

RISD's New Digs

Known for alumni who consistently go on to shine in nearly every creative field from architecture to cinematography, it's only logical to apply the principles of good design taught at RISD to daily life in the dorms. It's even better still to use in-house talent like planners did when confronted …

Low Key Luxury

• 1 |<p>The furniture holds simple lines within the smooth walls that lie beyond the ornately patterned floor of the entryway.<p>2 |<p>Minimalist zen elements, …

10 exciting new stir-fry recipes to try this summer

Summer is the ideal season for stir-fries: It’s far too hot to fire up the oven, and stir-fry recipes typically need less than 10 minutes of cooking time. Plus, stir-fries are the perfect way to use the seasonal produce you found at the market (or whatever lingers in your crisper). It's easy enough …

Why New York City Has The Best Food In The World

He's tried everything from roasted bats in Samoa to rotten shark in Iceland. But, he's also dined in incredible fine-dining restaurants around the world.<p>As the host of the Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods," it's his job to travel the world and suss out the best, most authentic dishes a destination …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Hybrid Light Speaker

Nothing kills the aesthetic of a room quicker than an ugly alarm clock or speaker! If you’re in the market for something that will actually add to …

Soularc Performance Board

The SoulArc Performance Board promises to deliver an experience like no other skateboard out there, riding it is like surfing on land, or …

Snowboarding