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Powerful Dance Portraits Capture the Elegance and Intensity of the Human Body in Motion

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Yakovlev has an amazing talent for conveying the elegant, refined energy of dancers. His stunning studio portraits capture dancers mid-pose, exuding a grace and power that is fortified by the primarily black and white aesthetic and clean scene compositions. …

Photography

Furniture that Hides

Disappearing tables and chairs, including a mirror table created by sorcery<p>I don't own many pieces of furniture due to the space they take up. And …

Furniture

Smart Bicycle Compass Embraces the Freedom of Travel

London design studio MAP invented a convenient compass that lets cyclists have fun while traveling. BeeLine is a navigation system that wirelessly connects to a user's phone from a handlebar attachment. Once a destination is selected and your phone is put away, BeeLine won't give you strict, …

eReaders

Idyllic color photos of Ireland in 1927

Ireland in color<p>A rare vivid look at the Emerald Isle<p>In 1927, <i>National Geographic</i> sent staff photographer Clifton R. Adams to Ireland to photograph …

The Curious Case of the Antidepressant, Anti-Anxiety Backyard Garden

Gardening is my Prozac. The time I dedicate to training tomato vines or hacking at berry bushes seems to help me stave off feelings of sadness or …

Activism

Paris in Black and White

18 experiences to have in Paris before you die

<b>2. Stay up all night at Nuit Blanche and get tipsy on the streets of Paris as you explore this all night art fair.</b><p><b>3. Stand up and tell your story at</b> …

Teaching the Power of Visual Storytelling - An interview with Reza | LensCulture

Sitting in the foyer of Webistan, you are surrounded by history. Meter-long <i>National Geographic</i> covers hang next to old exhibition catalogues and vibrant posters document events long since past.<p>The occasion for much of this history is one man—Reza. An award-winning photographer, a globally …

Idealism

Hubble at 25: the best images from the space telescope - in pictures

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced

Hubble Space Telescope

How to Create and Use Luminosity Masks in Adobe Photoshop

Luminosity masks are selections created from the various levels of brightness found in an image. These can then be used to easily target an image's …

Using Herbs For Pest Prevention

Herbs are for more than just making your food extra wonderful or supporting your health and vitality through tea blend infusions. Planted in …

Volvo Creates A Glow-In-The-Dark Paint To Save Cyclists’ Lives

LifePaint is a tagger’s dream and a raver’s fantasy, but it’s really meant for bicyclists.<p>In collaboration with Grey London and the spray paint company Albedo 100, carmaker Volvo has created a new reflective paint that is invisible in sunlight and easily washes off. Now Volvo is encouraging U.K. …

Stunning Digital Portraits of Animals Mimic Folded Paper

Russian artist Maxim Shkret possesses the incredible skill of making digital art feel as though it's part of the natural world. Using tools and programs like Pixologic Zbursh, Vray, 3DS Max, and Photoshop, he renders stunning portraits of wild creatures. They're part of his ongoing series of …

Digital Art

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

New Beautifully Surreal Acrylic and Colored Pencil Paintings by Tran Nguyen

“I enjoy creating an atmosphere that appears ordinary then juxtaposing it with elements that break this to add a subtle hint of surrealism.” It's been almost two years since we took a look at artist Tran Nguyen's paintings and since then she's created a stunning collection of beautiful acrylic and …

Art

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

Photography

Beehive Picture Hangers May Revolutionize the Way We Hang Frames on Walls

Hanging a picture frame up on a wall often isn’t the simplest of tasks, at least if you’re a perfectionist, but a new product has arrived to change …

Beautiful Black and White Portraits of African Wildlife by David Gulden

Over the past 20 years, photographer David Gulden has studied the movements of African wildlife. Gulden uses unconventional methods to capture his beautiful photos including using innovative tactics like mounting cameras into eagle nests and setting up cameras with infra-red beam. He shoots mainly …

Wildlife

Professional Portraits of Hairless Dogs Captures Their Hilarious Expressions

They're not the most attractive breed of dogs, in fact, some would call them quite hideous. Photographer Sophie Gamand, of the Wet Dog and Flower Power series, is back and this time she's pointing the camera at hairless dogs. She likens their faces to those of “old wise men or philosophers, shamans …

Pets

Russian Photographer Creates Stunning Visual Narratives Inspired by Fairytales

Russian photographer Margarita Kareva brings fairytales and other magical stories to life in her gorgeous fine-art portraiture. With the goal of weaving fictional narratives that fall outside the realm of photorealism, Kareva immerses her beautiful subjects in fantastical scenes that look straight …

Photography

4 Wildlife Photography Tips to Add a Wow Factor to Your Wildlife Shots

When photographing wildlife, we typically have a few seconds to ‘get the shot' of that bird, bear, deer, common or rare animal. Our beautiful …

Slack’s Founder On How They Became a $1 Billion Company In Two Years

How a workplace communication tool won the hearts and minds of companies, one early adopter at a time.<p>You’ve probably heard about Slack’s exponential growth. And you may have read about how the internal-communication platform–now just two years old–is already used by more than 30,000 teams and …

Captivating Portraits of Enigmatic Figures Lost in a Magical World

Inspired by the lush natural surroundings of her native Vilnius, Lithuanian photographer Viktorija Raggana captures incredibly emotive portraits filled with enchantment and mystery. Raggana, who calls herself a “photographer-witch,” weaves her spell over enigmatic scenes that seem to belong to the …

Photography

99 Remarkably Clever Gardening Tips & Shortcuts That You Can Steal Immediately!

<b>Your Best Gardening Tips & Shortcuts In A Giant Resource List</b> <b></b><p>Dave Ledoux – host<p><b>Greetings garden lover!</b><p>It’s finally here … the massive list of ideas, …

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

Brothers Grimm-Inspired Photos Reveal Haunting Fairytale Worlds

German photographer Kilian Schnberger transports viewers to magical, mysterious worlds through his fairytale-inspired series <i>Brothers Grimm's Wanderings</i>. A sequel to his previous series <i>Brothers Grimm's Homeland</i>, this collection of atmospheric photographs shot throughout Central Europe evokes the …

Central Europe

A Designer’s Guide To Setting The Mood With Lines

Want to imbue an air of refinement with a single brushstroke? Rikard Rodin, who blogs at Zeven Design, put together a handy little infographic on how designers can use lines to set the mood, drawing from the “mood lines” in the book <i>Landscape Architecture</i> by John Ormsbee Simonds.<p>In graphic design, …

Hardscaping 101: Raised Garden Beds

Don’t let bad soil stop you from planting an edible garden. The solution? Raised garden beds. An effective and easy solution for less-than-ideal soil …

365: One Animated Film, Shot One Second a Day, Over One Year

Back in September, we highlighted an animation that humorously imagined David Bowie and Brian Eno's collaboration on the song, “Warszawa,” which …

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

Art