Jonathan Bismark

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A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

Architecture

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Thought-Provoking Satirical Illustrations by Pawel Kuczynski

Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski creates thought-provoking illustrations that comment on social, economic, and political issues through satire. The illustrator's portfolio ranges from criticizing military practices and the incentives behind war, to themes of mortality and reinterpreting the uses of …

Satire

Skiing on icebergs in Antarctica – in pictures

Daredevil Chris Davenport climbed a 60ft iceberg in the Antarctic – and then skied down it, coming perilously close to taking a dip in the icy waters below. Photographer Greg Von Doersten captured the moment from a nearby zodiac. The team also took on giant peaks and mountains in the remote area

A Magic Wand That Paints Light

Light Painting was already a photographical miracle. But with this new device, the whole genre is born anew.<p>The phantasmic exposures behind light painting feel a bit like magic on earth. In reality, the technique is just a clever hack: You take a photo with a long exposure, and by waving a bright …

Light Painting

Thermal Pools of Pamukkale, Turkey Filled With Turquoise Water

Photo: LoggaWiggler<p>If you seek surreal, out-of-this-world sites, you'll love this turquoise travel destination.<p>Pamukkale (“cotton castle” in Turkish) is a tiny town and UNESCO World Heritage Site in southwestern Turkey that boasts 17 of the most spectacular water terraces in the world. For …

Swimming Pools

Bling in the City: London's love affair with gold architecture

A shower of fine gold dust floats in the air below the Holborn Viaduct in the City of London, swirling around the outstretched claws of dragons and through curling fronds of cast-iron foliage. It's coming from the camel-hair brush of Peter Bowers, master gilder at Hare & Humphreys, who is busy …

Ten of the world's tallest statues - Telegraph

Who Would You Be If You Weren’t Afraid?

Several years ago, my friend told me that she thought her boyfriend would leave her if she took the job that she really wanted two cities away. On …

7 Unbelievable And Hilarious Ways Nobel Prize Winners Found Out They Had Won

We would think winning a Nobel Prize is already exciting enough, but The Swedish Academy really knows how to keep its winners on their toes. Instead of a lengthy email or mailed letter, the academy insists on upholding the longstanding tradition of calling the winners minutes before the prize is …

7 signs we are too dependent on technology

Remember when you actually knew your friends' phone numbers?<p>Photo: Viorel Sima/Shutterstock<p>What would happen if your computer crashed? What about if …

Diapers

The Pin-Ups In This Calendar Are Wearing Only Spilled Milk But Nobody’s Crying About It

Until recently, the most creative innovation for pin-up calendars in 2013 was the phenomenon of cats posing in the manner of buxom models. Those cats have officially been declawed, though. Not only is Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz’s forthcoming calendric creation a technical marvel, it’s also something …

Microsoft Is Researching Earbuds That Play Music Based On Your Mood

Stressed during your commute? Time for "Livin' on a Prayer." Or at least it will be if Microsoft develops the headphones one of its researchers is currently working on. Called "Septimu," these new headphones would take your standard earbuds to a whole new level -- by playing music suited to your …

How to Travel with a Group of Friends (and Not Lose Your Mind)

Traveling with friends can be extremely fun. It can also be <i>stressful</i>, which causes tension. There’s no way to totally eliminate those stressful …

Stir Kinetic Desk Keeps You Fit and Energized Throughout The Day

<b>Stir Kinetic Desk</b> is a beautiful desk to look at and literally moves you to keep you fit and energized throughout your day. You can go from a seated …

Energized

Hellman-Chang: Bringing Glamour Back into Furniture Design

When you think of two guys in a shop building furniture, you imagine them wearing Carhartt more than Canali. But Dan Hellman and Eric Chang aren't …

Furniture Design

Lightwave: A Sculptural Bench by After Architecture

Situated on Cornell University’s campus in Ithaca, New York beside OMA’s Milstein Hall is Lightwave, a sculptural bench designed by After …

Architecture

Banksy's Disturbing Stuffed Animals Truck Roams New York

Leave it to Banksy to mix the cute and the cuddly with the totally disturbing. In the 11th work of his <i>Better Out Than In</i> exhibit happening on the streets of New York, the British artist takes over another delivery truck but, this time, there's no enchanting garden or running waterfall. Instead, a …

Banksy

Articles about 7 modern homes texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Designer Barbara Hill applies her polished take on minimalism to a traditional 1920s abode in Atlanta for a transplanted...<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside …

Frank Lloyd Wright

New model of Apple’s proposed spaceship campus reveals new details about the building

New photos from the San Jose Mercury News today reveal additional details about Apple’s new campus, slated to be completed sometime in either 2015 or 2016. A scale model of the planned building was shown to The Mercury News by Apple’s CFO, Peter Oppenheimer, located at an office on the 175-acre …

Carrie stunt terrifies New York cafe customers - video

This video promoting a remake of the 1976 horror movie Carrie uses unsuspecting New York cafe customers as unwitting participants in a stunt to recreate the supernatural abilities displayed in the cult film. A stuntman posing as a cafe worker spills his coffee on a Carrie lookalike. Infuriated, she …

40 images of Peru we can’t stop looking at

IT’S EASY to cast Peru in superlative terms. The nation has the world’s deepest canyon, a selection of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest mountains, …

The Art of Improbable Coincidence: Travel and Street Photography by Maciej Dakowicz | Colossal

<p>It would not surprise me to learn that Polish street photographer Maciej Dakowicz has run out of available pages in his passport. Currently based in …

Weekend lie-in does not make up for losing sleep during the week, study suggests

A weekend lie-in does not make up for losing sleep during the week, a new study suggests.<p>Several consequences of sleep deprivation such as increased levels of stress hormone and inflammation of the body can be reversed following a long night's sleep.<p>However, researchers found people who were drowsy …

iMessages not sending in iOS 7? Here’s what to do

Advertisement<p>41 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Have you sent any iMessages recently and not heard back from the recipient? Or have you replied to an iMessage …

Google and NASA make a short film to explain their quantum computing lab (update: video)

Google and NASA made much ado of their Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab when it launched in May, but they said little about how it works or its long-term goals. The two organizations are shedding a little more light on the subject through a new short film for the Imagine Films Science Festival. …

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge Daily Rituals by Mason Currey – review<p>…

Time Travel Is Possible But Only To The Future, English Physicist Says

We may be able to book our ticket to the future someday -- it'll just be a one-way trip.<p>In a presentation at the British Science Festival, particle physicist Brian Cox said that time travel is possible but only in one direction.<p>"The central question is, can you build a time machine? The answer is …