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Review: The BenQ SW2700PT Is a Perfect Monitor for Photo Editing

The BenQ SW2700PT monitor is a hard sell on paper to those that only look at pixel count. At just over $600, it teeters on the edge of premium …

How to Run Nik Collection Standalone Without Photoshop or Lightroom

DxO recently announced that it has acquired the Nik Collection suite of popular photo tools after Google abandoned development in May. The Collection …

31 Homemade Salad Dressings That Are Way Better Than Store-Bought

I'm a big fan of salad, but that hasn't always been the case. In the last couple years, I've gone from someone who'd maybe eat a dozen salads a year …

Underrated Films Of 2017: The Best Movies You Missed This Year

Why are some films blockbusters and others flops? Is it lackluster marketing? Is it a poorly-timed premiere? Is it an uninspired trailer? Or is it …

A Modern English Country House Inspired by Local Agricultural Traditions

Tour an incredible country estate in Kent, England, that takes after traditional hop-drying towers and was just named the 2017 “House of the Year” by the Royal Institute of British Architects.<p>James Macdonald Wright of Macdonald Wright Architects teamed up with Niall Maxwell of Rural Office for …

The Best High-Tech Coats For Staying Warm This Winter

If you want to avoid the cold this year, these coats will help.<p>We have you covered if you're looking for a winter jacket that uses the latest technology to keep you warm, but there are also of course plenty of others to consider if you're just looking for something simple and affordable. These six …

A Very Simple Trick for Easily Finding All the Blemishes You Need to Retouch in a Photo

The irony of staring at an image forever is that it can actually become easier to start to miss things — a sort of photographic tunnel vision, if you …

As a Photographer, These are 13 Free Apps I Wouldn't Leave the House Without

If you're a new photographer, let me let you in on a little secret...There are hundreds of photography apps available for iOS and Android devices …

Apps

Thirteen Great Blender Soups you can Make Tonight Recipe

Blender soups are great because, often, you just need a few ingredients. Start with one all-star, seasonal ingredient like winter squash, broccoli, …

Recipes

Paul Kohlhausen's 3D Printed K-Pan Shoots 6x14 Negs, On Kickstarter

A while ago, we broke the story about Paul Kohlhausen and his K-Pan camera that he 3D printed to shoot 6×14 medium format negative photos. Back then, …

Monumental inverted pyramid home in Spain will blow your mind

Just when you thought you’ve seen it all when it comes to home architecture, along comes one of the most imaginative homes yet. This inverted pyramid …

Architecture

RAVN: A Collection of Modular Sideboards by Max Voytenko

RAVN is the latest design from designer/architect Max Voytenko and it’s a collection of modular storage units that come in various heights and widths …

Furniture

The L.A. Prefab Company That’s Aiming to Make Good Design Available to Everyone

Specializing in customized modular units for residential backyard use, the Los Angeles-based startup Cover is out to transform the market with their high-quality prefabs.<p>Founded in 2014 by Alexis Rivas and Jemuel Joseph, Cover was born out of a frustration with the current residential building …

This Site Shows You How a JPEG Image Was Edited in Lightroom

When I just got into post processing images in Lightroom, struggling to get around the software as most self taught beginners do, there have been …

tips for black-and-white processing in Lightroom

This tutorial provides useful advice for getting the most out of Lightroom when it comes to converting images to grayscale and making edits. The …

Tutorials

Make this Box Joint Jig in Minutes! | STEP IT UP

Woodworking

The 17 Best Earphones Under $50

Most of today's Android smartphones ship without bundled headphones in their retail package. Our highly rated (and super affordable) in-ear picks will deliver quality tunes and go easy on your finances.<p>Most of today's Android smartphones ship without bundled headphones in their retail package. Our …

The Only Classic Fried Chicken Recipe You Should Ever Attempt

<i>The following post was originally featured on Cooking For Keeps and written by Nicole Shoemaker, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Food.</i><p>Fried chicken.<p>The most sinful food on the planet. The king of everything fried. Synonymous with phrases like "heart-clogging" and "heart attack on a plate." …

indian-spiced cauliflower soup

This recipe is adapted, just a little, from Madhur Jaffrey’s excellent Vegetarian India. She has nearly three different preparations for every …

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Bedroom Design Idea - Place Your Bed On A Raised Platform

Placing your bed on a platform is an effective way to define your sleep space. It replaces the need for a box-spring mattress and adds a style …

Interior Design

Non-Cheesy Nautical: 12 Modern Rope DIY Decor Ideas

Want to add a little bit of a beachy, boaty feel to your everyday life? Check out these 12 DIYs that you can make with rope, guaranteed to make your …

Build your own Android magic mirror on the cheap

Have you ever seen one of those fancy mirrors that will show you the time, weather, and other pertinent information? They’re pretty neat, and helps …

How to Create 5 Different Looks Using Lightroom

Most often you may strive to capture photos which most closely reflect the scene the way it looks to your eye.<br>On the other hand, with having powerful …

How to Make a Portrait Look Like Wet Plate Collodion Using Photoshop

Love the look of wet plate collodion photographs? Did you know you can give any digital photo that same look using Photoshop? It’s a technique that …

Remodeling 101: Shou Sugi Ban Charred Wood

Repeat after us: <i>shou sugi ban.</i> Devised as a way to make wood less susceptible to fire and to keep away insects and rot, this longstanding Japanese …

Alcarol traps natural materials in resin to form New Visions furniture collection

<b>London Design Festival 2014:</b> natural materials suspended in resin to create furniture by Italian design duo Alcarol will be displayed at the Mint …

How to Cast Wood with Resin

A do-able way to create unique-looking raw materials for tabletop objects<p>Blending wood with resin can create pleasing-looking tabletops, as we've …