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Crowning Glory: 8 Incredible Free-Form Roof Designs

Roofs have the power to dramatically shape how we understand space. As key architectural elements that define volume, atmosphere and light, roofs create openness, security or continuity. They can uplift or inspire. Iconic roofs become symbols of place, from Australia’s Sydney Opera House to the …

Dramatic Pictures from Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

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Artist Uses Calligraphy Brushes to Create Breathtaking Watercolor Paintings of Birds

San Francisco-born artist Karl Martens creates beautiful paintings of birds using materials not often paired together – Japanese and Chinese calligraphy brushes with watercolor. What's most fascinating is that he paints all of his works by memory, without reference to any guide. What you'll notice …

I Dressed Up As "Star Wars" Characters For A Week And It Got Weird

Bounty hunters can't skateboard.

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Radiant Portraits of Opulent and Historic Russian Metro System

Canadian architect turned photographer David Burdeny presents a collection of images showcasing the stunning and elaborate Moscow and St. Petersburg Metro system in <i>A Bright Future- New Works from Russia</i>. The photographer spent two weeks shooting the aesthetically amazing stations and, as far as …

The Fading “Grands Ensembles” of Paris

Laurent Kronental’s Souvenir d’un Futur photos capture these stigmatized housing experiments and their aging residents.<p>From the 1950s to the 1980s, Paris erected a series of massive apartment complexes to address a burgeoning housing crisis and accommodate an influx of foreign immigrants after …

Interview: Photorealistic Oil Paintings Capture Intimate Portraits of Human Vulnerability

Brooklyn, New York-based painter Alyssa Monks captures the complex, multifaceted experience of being human in her intimate portraits of people half-hidden beneath layered surfaces. Bordering on hyperrealistic and surreality, while simultaneously venturing into the abstract, her oil paintings are …

This Wind Tunnel Tested Everything from WWII Fighters to Moon Rockets

New Magnificent Photos of Beautiful Libraries around the World

Since 2011, French-born, New York-based photographer Franck Bohbot has traveled all over the world in a quest to document the captivating beauty of libraries for his ongoing series titled <i>House of Books</i>. From Rome to Tokyo to Paris, he creates a visual record of the cultural institutions that have …

Yoo Hyun – Carved Paper Portraits

Hand-carved paper portraits of famous personalities by South Korean artist Yoo Hyun.<p>Using an x-acto knife, South Korean artist Yoo Hyun creates …

Artist Stan Herd Plants a 1.2-Acre Field Inspired by Van Gogh’s 1889 Painting “Olive Trees” | Colossal

<p>We’ve seen a number of interesting projects lately that attempt to bring art from inside museums into the outdoors. Artist Stan Herd has been doing …

Articles about 6 ingenious built ins on Dwell.com - Dwell

Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are freed from the often "disappointing and...<p>In the face of often pessimistic news screens about leaking oil pipelines, …

Stunning Cosmic Snapshots Document Astronaut Scott Kelly’s First Six Months in Space

Astronaut Scott Kelly is on his way to becoming the first American to travel on the world's longest spaceflight. Since his launch in spring 2015, the commander has been documenting this extraterrestrial journey with a series of artistic snapshots. Some feature Earth from an extreme bird's-eye view …

Grandiose Baroque Library in Prague Is a Stunning Kingdom for Books

Prague's Klementinum library was opened in 1722 and has easily become one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Aside from housing over 20,000 novels for your reading pleasure, this location showcases absolutely stunning Baroque architecture. As you're perusing various timeworn bookshelves, …

What Elon Musk is really like as a boss

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Is It Like To Work With Elon Musk?</i> <i>Answer by Dolly Singh, Former Head of Recruiting, Oculus.</i><p>After working for Elon for over five years at SpaceX as the Head of Talent Acquisition, there are many potential answers to this question. Any answer I might …

Adventurers Relax in Hammocks Hanging Hundreds of Feet Above Ground

One century ago, fierce battles broke out in the shadow of Monte Piana in the Italian Dolomites as WWI began. The 18,000 young soldiers who lost their lives at that site were honored this past week at the 2015 Highline Meeting Monte Piana, an annual event that unites young people from all over the …

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How Scientists Use Hidden "Camera Traps" to Get Incredible Cameos of Animals in the Wild

By now you’ve probably heard of camera traps, and if you haven’t, you’re definitely familiar with the photos they take.<p>Camera traps are small cameras …

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Once-Forgotten Garage Transformed into a Glowing Lakeside Cabin

Along Vashon Island in Washington state sits <i>Garage</i>, a gorgeously airy cabin overlooking the water. Designed by creative studio Graypants, the structure was repurposed from a once-forgotten garage, but now appears sleek and modern. It uses a combination of salvaged materials and vintage decor …

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

Photographer Documents the Strenuous Labor of Sulfur Miners at Indonesia’s Kawah Ijen Volcano

While traveling in Indonesia last month, Biella, Italy-based photographer Davide De Conti made the trek to East Java's Kawah Ijen, an active volcano with a turquoise-colored crater lake that is the site of a labor-intensive sulfur mining operation. For his eye-opening project, titled <i>The Quest for</i> …

Knocking Down The Walls (And Leaving It That Way) Might Be The Most Efficient Renovation Ever

Taking notions of minimalism to new levels, Japanese architecture firm Schemata decided to breathe new life into a traditional two-story house by stripping it down to its most skeletal elements–and then just leaving it.<p>Located in the Saitama prefecture of Japan, the home had been conceived by its …

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Forza Motorsport 6 review

Let’s start with the look and feel of driving. I can’t say conclusively this is the best-looking driving game on any console — I’ve heard good things about PS4’s <i>Driveclub</i> — but I am comfortable asserting that it’s the most <i>comprehensively</i> good-looking one, because it’s such a huge game. The jaggies …