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This Vacation Rentals Site Is Like Airbnb for People Who Love Architecture

Vacation planning offers a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Services like Airbnb help to foster these getaways by letting you live like a local in an area home. And sometimes, these accommodations are the best part of the trip. Building on this idea is PlansMatter, a …

You can text SFMOMA and it will respond with art on demand

Here’s a cool trick for art fans. You can text San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art at 572-51 and it will respond with a piece of art from its collection.<p>Send Me SFMOMA lets you send a keyword and get back a piece of art that matches that word. You can send colors, subjects, moods and even …

A Tiny German Apartment Full of Personality (and Books!)

Forty square meters (or 430 square feet) is not a lot of space to work with, but the architects of this tiny German apartment managed to squeeze a …

Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous buildings and structures - CNN Style

Written by Jonathan Glancey<p>Jonathan Glancey is a British architecture critic and author. The views expressed here are the author's own.<p>Frank Lloyd Wright, considered by many to be the greatest American architect of all time, was born 150 years ago today. The mastermind behind more than 500 projects …

10 famous web designer portfolios everyone should check out

Listing the best web design portfolios is not the same as listing the most famous web designers. Indeed, it’s a funny thing, but the more famous web …

Graphic Design

Google made a site that shows how millions of people draw the same object

Back in November, Google released artificial intelligence experiment that asks you to draw a random object and see if the neural network can identify your doodle. Quick, Draw! was eventually turned into a tool that transformed drawings into clip art based on the best results it got, helping people …

Imperial Courts is a housing project most Americans have only seen from a helicopter camera. But, over the course of two decades, photographer Dana Lixenberg chronicled its characters and everyday life<p>When Dutch photographer Dana Lixenberg first started her series Imperial Courts in 1993, on the …

Housing

10 Unusual Things To Do In Paris

Related: Paris<p>Next time you go to Paris, why not do something a little different. Forget the Eiffel Tower, romantic walks along the Seine and visits …

France

California Drought, Then and Now, in Pictures

Bridges

Tristan Walker: ‘No one wants to fund e-commerce companies anymore’

Walker says raising money is hard for a retailer.<p>When Tristan Walker decided to raise venture capital money for his new startup, a health and beauty company that makes products for people of color, the fact that he was running a <i>tech</i> company — not a retail company — was key.<p>“When I started, I said …

7 Tools That Startups Should Know About Right Now | Inc.com

Being an entrepreneur is no easy task, and while patience and perseverance are desirable qualities, having a few tools of the trade puts the odds of success in your favor. Startups run on lean budgets and small teams, and rely on software and applications to lighten the load. These tools are more …

Project Management

Airbnb, Instagram, And The Rise Of The Optimized Cabin

Hudson Woods is a $25 million bet to suburbanize cabin life.<p>A two-hour drive north of New York City, Hudson Woods is one of those idyllic vacation destinations that city slickers salivate over–its open skies and rolling hills are a far cry from the city’s claustrophobic chaos.<p>There, …

A colorblind artist has filled Atlanta's High Museum of Art with incredible blue installations

A colorblind artist has brought an incredible burst of color to Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, with new installations in bright shades.<p>The works are by artist Daniel Arsham, and combine audio, architecture, sculpture, installation and performance. Ashram is colorblind and his previous works often …

This Map Shows the Quickest (and Ultimate) Road Trip Across Europe

Want to discover Europe this summer? This awesome map shows you how to get all the way from England to Italy and everywhere in between!<p>Last week, we …

European Travel

Delicate Paper Calligraphy Showcases a Cheerful Alphabet

Find your paper-cut initials in Sabeena Karnik’s delicate typeface and calligraphy pieces.<p>For the last 10 years, Sabeena Karnik has worked in the paper medium, pushing its boundaries and experimenting with its different capacities and styles. It wasn’t until a few years ago that the artist stumbled …

10 Dreamy Parisian Homes

Paris, also known as "The City of Light", is a breathtaking city. Full of incredible architecture, savory food, delicious wine, and legendary art, it is a guarantee that you will enjoy yourself in this romantic city.<p>Step inside ten chic Parisian homes that we can't get enough of.

10 under-the-radar destinations to visit, according to the youngest person to travel to every country in the world

Planning a trip is an opportunity to see something unique, and to discover people, places, cuisines, and scenery you didn't know existed.<p>We asked James Asquith, the youngest person to visit all 196 countries, which places around the world are being overlooked — and which ones people should be …

Infrared Photography Transforms Central Park into Surreal Wonderland

Swathed in creamy reds and blues, infrared photography has helped Paolo Pettigiani transform Central Park into a surreal dreamscape. The Italian photographer began experimenting with the technique two years ago near his hometown of Turin, but it’s his <i>#InfraredNYC</i> series that has catapulted his work …

Feel small under North America's tallest falls

<b>Why:</b> North America's tallest waterfall, splashing down in one of its most gorgeous valleys.<p><b>What:</b> The essence of Yosemite Valley is soaring granite and falling water. So if you’re a park beginner, get yourself to the base of Lower Yosemite Fall. Preferably in spring.<p>This is the bottom of a …

19 Ingenious Design Books to Inspire You in 2017

• Author: Margaret Rhodes. Margaret Rhodes Design<br>• Date of Publication: 01.01.17. 01.01.17<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>The best design books have …

Books

My review of Enterprise Web Development: Building HTML5 Applications: From Desktop to Mobile | Best Web Hosting Companies

If you wish to develop your organization's next internet application with HTML5, this practical book will certainly help you sort with the different …

These 15 startups didn't exist 5 years ago — now they're worth billions

For the purposes of this list, Business Insider asked PitchBook Data to pull a list of US-based companies that were founded in 2012 or later — since we're nearing the end of 2016 — and that are private tech companies with a valuation of north of $1 billion.<p>We then ranked them from least to most …

Animal Prints by Charles Williams

Check out this colorful series of illustrated animal prints created by Charles Williams.Charles Williams is a gifted freelance illustrator and …

Computer Graphics

Here's your chance to tour homes designed by some of L.A.'s architectural legends

For its fall home tour and fundraiser on Oct. 2, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture will highlight the roots of modern architecture in Los Angeles by offering tours of homes designed by some of the city's most noted architects.<p>Modernist buffs can tour nine modern homes by R.M. Schindler, …

Architecture

Detroit Halts Its Decline

<i>Detroit's Revival / The Bell Towers</i><p>In Detroit, Michigan, there has been 50 years of continuous population decline. But that decline finally stopped this year, said Detroit mayor Michael Duggan, to rousing applause, at the Congress for New Urbanism, which met this year in this resurgent rust-belt …

How to visit nearly every national park in one epic road trip

This month, the National Park Service marks its 100th anniversary. One of Wonkblog's favorite data scientists, a guy named Randal Olson who's a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, decided to mark the occasion by creating a map of the shortest possible road trip through all 47 national …

National Parks

Designer Creates 13 Perfect Circles to Draw Almost Any Animal

Everyone’s favorite blue bird—the Twitter logo—has a well-kept secret hidden in its design: the iconic character was created using 13 perfect circles that overlap and comprise its graceful curved wings and upward gaze. Inspired by this little-known fact, Toronto-based art director Dorota Pankowska …

America's Coolest Houses

Philip Johnson’s house in the country, a floaty, 1,728-square-foot box of clear glass, completed in 1949, is everything the rest of his buildings are …

Europe's 10 Hippest Cities

By Alix Farr<p>The true meaning of hip can be elusive. Maybe it's a barber shop doubling as an art gallery, which serves lattes on the side? Or maybe it's the coolest bar on the block which keeps adding crazy ingredients to cocktails (bacon Bloody Mary anyone?) Or is it the record store with thousands …

10 breathtaking abandoned places you should visit this summer

It's a fantasy of many to find an abandoned place that has a striking history and to just see it decaying. There are actually plenty of abandoned spots in Europe that have astounding beauty and where nature has reclaimed its rights. So especially for you, the Trip4real team has selected some of the …