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How to Illustrate for Magazines and Why Draw Every Day

<i>Alexander Huls is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire and other publications. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Canadian designer Lola Landekic‘s illustrations have appeared in a …

Articles about students dream grid prefab housing on Dwell.com - Dwell

How Superstorm Sandy helped inspire a Brooklyn prototype for more efficient temporary housing after a natural disaster.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>A prefabricated off-the-grid vacation home in eastern Washington is one with the land.<p>Leaders in …

Prefab Homes

How to Rock Velvet Like Keith Richards

Certain fabrics carry sensory memories: Crisp linen brings us straight to the beach in summer, leather evokes faraway travels, and then there's velvet, so lush and warm it ought to be declared the official fabric of holiday parties. And no one wore velvet better than the Rolling Stones in the …

Marilyn: A Hollywood icon in Paris

From her first photo shoot for Andre de Dienes in 1956 to the playful and flirtatious final shots taken by Bert Stern, two months before her death in …

France

Fashion - Latest 2018 Fashion Trends & News For Women

Abloh is Kanye West's Creative Director, and previously interned at Fendi.<p>Necessary for sun (and snow) protection, because that's where we're at right now.<p>She re-wore her engagement photos sweater.<p>Tiler Peck and Eden Grinshpan are serious #goals.<p>The news comes after a growing list of fashion …

Jenny Packham

Snap Happy

The camera loves Jena Malone in this month's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Inherent Vice. In real life, she loves it right back.<p>"The photographer Mary Ellen Mark shot me on-set when I was 12. I was like, Who is this woman? I was so entranced."<p><b>FLASH BACK</b> "I got my first camera when I was …

New Mexico

French Starlet Adèle Exarchopoulos’s Inside View of Louis Vuitton’s Star-Studded Night at MoMA

On Friday night, the Museum of Modern Art played host to a whole crop of stylish insiders from the worlds of art, fashion, and film, who gathered in honor of Louis Vuitton’s latest project, Celebrating Monogram. Taking in the scene was actress <b>Adèle Exarchopoulos,</b> who snapped chic candids from the …

Poppy Delevingne’s Playful Take on Mod Makeup: How to Pull off Electric Blue Liner

With the holidays just around the corner, makeup is taking a festive turn toward saturated red lips and smoldering metallic eyes. Perhaps that’s why **Poppy Delevingne’**s cool-toned palette at a MoMA benefit in New York last night felt particularly fresh. Accentuating her sixties feline flick with …

The Big Chill: 10 Chic and Exceptionally Cozy Parkas to Beat the Polar Vortex

Feeling that brisk winter bite yet? If not, brace yourself—it’s going to be a rough one. And why suffer through unexpected snowstorms and freezing commutes without the proper cold weather gear? Polar vortex, meet your match: the parka! The quintessential piece for staying stylishly warm during …

Keira Knightley's Modern Romance: Fuchsia Lips and Graphic Liner

While the light-catching glints of metallic eye shadow seen on the red carpet earlier this week felt right for a cold snap, **Keira Knightley’**s bold color statement at the premiere of her new film in New York last night offered another way to brighten up a dark fall night. Picking up on the pink …

Meet A Whole New Generation Of Street Art Emerging In Athens, Greece

“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing," Banksy famously proclaimed. "And even if you don't come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they're having a piss.” The world's most recognizable street artist has a point -- graffiti has a …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

A Long Island Home for the Arts

The contemporary East Hampton, N.Y., home, built in 1994, features a 1,230-square-foot art gallery and open, airy rooms. – Erin McCarthy<p>...

The Arts

You’ve Never Seen Wall Art Like This Before

What can we say, we L.O.V.E. wall art. Who doesn’t? And if it’s of the DIY nature, well, now you have our undivided attention. There’s nothing better than taking that blank canvas and creating something that makes home feel more like home. Ya know? But what if you had the option to turn your walls …

Wall Art

Moving Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Cities

A popular new study claims to lump cities into four types. But the real science of cities is heading toward a more complex understanding of how urban spaces evolve.<p>Before Darwin, science tried to make sense of the natural world through a slew of systems of classification. Linnaeus' taxonomy, for …

China’s pollution crisis inspires smog mask fashion show

How bad has the pollution in China become? Even high-end fashion designers have begun incorporating oxygen masks into their designs.<p>What might be …

The Malady of Middlebrow: Virginia Woolf’s Brilliantly Blistering Response to a Patronizing Reviewer

Susan Sontag once scoffed that reading criticism is “cultural cholesterol” that “clogs conduits through which one gets new ideas.” Despite her svelte frame, <b>Virginia Woolf</b>, on at least one notable occasion, indulged in such a high-cholesterol gorge of the mind.<p>On October 13, 1932, the English …

Ora-Ïto's Nikeames shoe is an "homage to Charles and Ray"

French designer Ora-Ïto has developed a conceptual trainer with curved veneer sections to reference the work of Modernist furniture designers Charles …

Inside The World’s Most Intriguing (And Probably Only) Futurist Bar

Sip a drink and watch a chalkboard-scrawling robot do its thing as you engage with the Long Now Foundation’s ode to the future.<p>The Long Now Foundation supports a 10,000-year clock project, a digital library of human languages, and research to bring back species from extinction. It’s not exactly …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

Beautifully Crafted Insects Made Out of Recycled Paper

Beautiful paper art can take on many forms, including incredible 3D drawings, stretchable stone-like busts, and elaborate hand-cut illustrations. Recently, Belgium-based ad agency Soon used paper as the medium for yet another unexpected product–playful little insects. Each sculpture was handcrafted …

Art

City breaks

If you fancy a change from long weekends spent in Paris, what about an impromptu European break a little further afield? From Amsterdam to Florence, …

Igor Mitoraj obituary

Sculptor for whom fragmented bodies expressed the depths of human suffering<p>Igor Mitoraj, who has died aged 70, was a monumental sculptor who kept his brand of classicism in fashion by combining technical ability with a certain postmodern malaise. His fractured anatomies and immense bandaged heads, …

Top Floor Dutch Apartment Gets a Modern Renovation

Located on the top floor of a Dutch mansion, this apartment presented challenging issues for Global Architects who renovated the space. Wanting to …

Dining Rooms

The Radical Power of Classified Pop Music

Ever since Edward Snowden revealed the extent to which the NSA and others have encroached on our privacy, everyone from technologists, reporters, …

Ami Vitale Photography

On the occasion of the Adobe Max 2014 conference held in Los Angeles last week, the American photographer Ami Vitale was able to share her travels …

Hueso Restaurant in Mexico

Mexican architects Cadena+Asociados have thought Hueso Restaurant’s interior, located in the district of Guadalajara, in Mexico. The project was to …

ArtPrize Winner Anila Quayyum Agha Talks Sacred Spaces and Religion

Last Friday, Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha won both the popular and juried vote at ArtPrize for her installation “Intersections.” It …