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Most Beautiful Buildings That Defy Gravity Photos

If there is one requirement of architecture, it's that the structure must remain upright. Forget any aesthetic purpose, architects would be out of a job if their buildings continually failed to meet this one test. Yet some architects push the boundaries, seemingly daring with Newton's universal law …

fictional architecture | art and design news and projects

oct 02, 2017<p>drawings were pulled from over 40 archives and collections including treasured works by frank lloyd wright and steven holl.<p>drawings were …

This Sculptor’s Canadian Home Is the Perfect Wilderness Getaway

Sculptor Jacek Jarnuszkiewicz has worked with architects Marie-Claude Hamelin and Loukas Yiacouvakis to design his Canadian getaway located in East …

Architecture

Simple, Humane PVC Mousetrap

We’ve covered the clever and easy-to-make humane mouse traps of Chris Notap before. Chris loves engineering these traps. Former <i>Make:</i> editor-in-chief and <i>Boing Boing</i> founder, Mark Frauenfelder has dubbed Chris a “recreational trapper.”<p>For the trap featured in this video, Chris used little more than …

A History of Punctuation for the Internet Age

“People don’t know why they get so upset about language,” David Crystal told me recently, over Skype from his home in Wales. “ ‘Potato’s,’ with an apostrophe ‘S,’ ” he offered, as an example of the kind of thing that drives some people batty, “but you ask them, ‘Why are you so upset?’, and they …

Linguistics

The Winning Shots From This Action Photography Contest Will Leave You In Awe

These breathtaking adventurous photos from this year’s Red Bull Illume Image Quest will get your blood pumping just by looking at them.<p>More than 5,600 photographers around the world participated in the company’s fourth edition of its international photography competition focused on action and …

Articles about charming urban gardens on Dwell.com - Dwell

Building on the site of a former one-car garage, an architect creates his family’s home in an evolving, industrial neighborhood...<p>"I'm used to spending time on boats," says New York based architect and interior designer Page Goolrick, who has been sailing...<p>A special bootleg version of Volume …

Jersey City

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Genealogy

The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

Hong Kong

Metal Craftsman Recreates Animals as Moving Steampunk Sculptures

Artist Igor Verniy assembles stunningly detailed, steampunk-infused animal sculptures out of discarded metal, car and bike parts, watch components, electronics, silverware, and other metal scraps. Spanning a myriad of species from birds to reptiles to insects, Verniy's works feature working joints …

Art

Photography Archives

April 24, 2018<p>Amazing Aerial Photos of a Finnish Island Across Four Seasons<p>Photographer Jani Ylinampa has the good fortune to live in one of the world's most scenic areas—Finnish Lapland. And he takes full advantage of his surroundings, photographing the colorful Northern Lights and all the beauty …

Boston Marathon

Infographic Highlights the Issues That Cost Countries the Most Money

What's costing your country the most money? A graphic recently published by <i>The Washington Post's</i> “Know More” blog attempts to quantify the total economic cost of different human-created social burdens like alcoholism, air pollution, workplace risks, and more. The numbers rank the fiscal impact on a …

Armed Conflict

Fjaðrárgljúfur, The Most Beautiful Canyon in the World

Have you eve seen a canyon so beautiful? Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland that's known for its breathtaking beauty. It's up to 330 feet deep and about one-and-a-quarter kilometers long, with a river called Fjar flowing through it. Created by a progressive erosion of flowing water …

Hiking

Giant Floating Duck Proposed to Bring Green Energy to Copenhagen

Here’s an idea for energy sustainability that’s not mere quackery: A team of British designers and artists have proposed a floating tourist …

Green Energy

5 Awesome "Graffitrees": Graffiti with Actual Trees

Afro Taino by Gabriel Abreu in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic<p>Great graffiti happens when the artists don't get stumped. Instead, they go out on a …

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Social Media

50 Mesmerising Nature Photographs you will fall in love with

Astonishing landscapes, stunning visuals from all around our globe. Landscape photographers at their personal best and we have certainly 50 hand …

Suspended Staircase Floats Above Oslo Apartment

When the owners of a top-floor apartment in Olso, Norway purchased the loft above it, they wanted to unify the two floors. Known as <i>Idunsgate</i>, it was revamped by the London-based architecture firm Haptic, who spent part of their time updating areas like the bedroom and bathroom. They also added a …

Architecture

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Creative Kids' Beds are the Ultimate Playhouses

Bedtime just got a whole lot more exciting with these amazing kids' beds by the designers at the Belgian company Mathy by Bols. With unique designs such as a tent, caravan, and cabin, these beds are a perfect combination of sleeping quarters and playhouse that demonstrate Mathy by Bols' key words …

Kids

Self-Sustaining Floating City is a Modern Day Noah's Ark

This floating city is an innovative concept designed to function as a modern day <i>Noah's Ark</i>. The self-sustaining city was developed by Serbia-based Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic as a means to support life–from humans and animals to fish, plants, and trees–in the case of an extreme natural …

Seafloor

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

Articles about best midcentury homes america on Dwell.com - Dwell

Australia is home to many beautiful beaches, koalas and kangaroos, and most importantly, incredible prefab houses.<p>Palm Springs thrives as a getaway, but lately an influx of people visiting through home-sharing services has some people...<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>These midcentury …

Architecture