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Photographer Travels the World to Capture the Diversity of Beauty in 37 Different Countries

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc is on a mission to capture portraits of women from every country in the world in order to shed light on the beauty that exists everywhere. A little over two years ago, at the age of 27, Noroc quit her job, withdrew all her life savings, and embarked on an …

Constance Guisset's furniture and lighting populates Novotel hotel lobby

French design studio Constance Guisset has created a homely interior for the lobby of the Accor hotel group's Suite Novotel in The Hague (+ …

dezeen — This unusual office is raised on angled stilts to...

Single Family House with Garden / DTR_Studio Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> It is a single family detached house. The irregular plot has one side facing the street and another …

Geometric panels create textured walls inside monochrome penthouse by Pitsou Kedem

White metal panels imprinted with a geometric pattern line the walls of this penthouse apartment in Tel Aviv by Israeli studio Pitsou Kedem …

Tiwag Power Station Control Center / Bechter Zaffignani Architekten

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The new building for the power station control centre of Tiroler Wasserkraft AG in Silz is a massive, …

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Articles about 7 cozy cottages on Dwell.com - Dwell

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>An architect builds an energy-efficient home near one of France’s most popular pilgrimage sites.<p>A simple cabin on the banks of Lake Erie packs function into just 510 square …

Smartphones Are Boring: CES's Secret Lesson of Commoditization

Outside of a tentpole Galaxy S release by Samsung or an Apple presentation, the majority of manufacturers look to events such as CES, MWC or the IFA to announce new handset. With the concentration of the world’s press and numerous buyers from carriers around the world in one location, it makes …

45 Classic Library Design Ideas

See the most stylish ways to stack treasured reads.<p>Whether your home is traditional, modern or somewhere in between, we've got the ultimate book-curation inspiration.

Articles about 10 modern rear facades on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the week.<p>One of the oldest types of public space gets reimagined in incredible visions of glass, steel and concrete.<p>Playgrounds have followed the same architectural playbook since they premiered in …

Rectangular-Shaped Contemporary House Exuding Transparence in Brazil

DOMO Arquitetos completed this year, the <b>Linhares Dias House</b>, in populous city of Brasilia. Overlooking the Paranoa Lake, this neat contemporary home …

Strand Residence in Dana Point, California by Horst Architects

Modern Architecture Inspiration.<p>The creative team of Horst Architects designed the luxurious Strand Residence located in Dana Point, California. The …

Geometric Wall Mural Laundry Room Makeover

My cousin Laurie has a gorgeous new house in the most adorable neighborhood. When you walk in, it smells like cookies because, chances are, she’s …

Articles about material focus concrete on Dwell.com - Dwell

With a history dating back as far as the Roman Empire, concrete sometimes conjures up stark images of Brutalist structures from a...<p>After an unprecedented year of earthquakes, hurricanes, and fires, a bright light has been shed on the benefits of building with...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron …

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Discover 1950s Street Style Photos by Vivian Maier

Photo: ©Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection<p>Long before The Sartorialist and Bill Cunningham became icons, when "blog" was a foreign word and Marilyn Monroe ruled Hollywood, Vivian Maier pioneered street photography. If Maier's name is unfamiliar that's her own doing—as a nanny she honed a hidden passion …

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but first #coffee . . . image by Reetta Pasanen (j)

Johnny Depp photographed by Norman Jean Roy for Esquire Magazine May 2004 (j)

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#Staircase #Shelves by Danny Kuo

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#photography Dawn - Ruud van Empel 2008 Dutch artist Ruud van Empel has taken digital manipulation of photography to a new level. ''His colourful images are synthesized from a myriad of elements, manipulating their fragments and traces rather like an artist uses paint. With digital software he creates complex and exotic images, sometimes spending months working on the sydthesis of a particular photo-derived scenario. Van Empel does not pretend to represent the truth or convey reality, but so seamless is his work that the eye is unwittingly coaxed into believing in the reality of a total fantasy world. Beginning his career in theatre before moving on to graphic design and filmmaling, van Empel entered the world of photography in the early 1990s at the commercial end of the spectrum. Initially working in black and white, creating photo-collages od scenes from the natural world, he quickly graduated to colour photography and soon the enhanced oppotunities offered by digital manipulation presented him with a whole new palette of possebilities. Since the mid-1990s, he has devoted all his time to art photography. When van Empel exhibited his work at a gallery in the Netherlands, he showed a series of images depicting blonde, blue eyed girls and was both shocked and dismayed when he was labelled a racist and a Nazi for displaying images solely of white girls. This prompted his most distinctive series of images. In a riposte to his critics, he created Moon, World, Venus, depicting the innocence of childhood through a series of images mostly od black children surrounded by lush tropical vegetation are as contrived as the famous jungle paintings of Henri Rousseau, who derived his images from plants sketched in the Tropical House of the Jardin des Plantes, Paris. His work methodes are complex but, typically, van Empel will photograph four or five agency models in his studio, and then take a series of detailed shots of leaves, flowers, plants and insects. After collecting hundered of images, he carefully selects those images that can best achieve the required effect. These artificial paradise of van Empel’s appeal, of cource, to our romantic sentiments and are a hair’s breadth from outright kitsch, executed with such skill and aesthetic sensibility that the visual impact eclipses the satirical message. It is this threshold between the original and rhetorical that van Empel adroitly navigates in the creation of his ultimately seductive images.'' Ron Exley

"Boots" by Pawel Klarecki (j)

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