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Will technology help us escape urban commuting hell?

<b>Fed up of endless traffic jams and overcrowded trains? Then how about commuting to work in your own jetpack?</b><p>New Zealand firm Martin Aircraft Company is building a one-person jetpack scheduled to go on sale in 2016. And it actually seems to work.<p>Although currently slated for use by emergency …

The Impossible Art Of Visualizing Dance On Paper

Notating a dance performance is as varied as it is complex.<p>Think of a short dance routine from your favorite music video, or even a few moves you threw down at the club last week. Now think about how you would describe those moves, using only words and drawings, accurately enough that another …

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Articles about 7 homes throw shade on Dwell.com - Dwell

Add some glamour and warmth to any space with these small, simple touches of metallic finishes.<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way …

Samurai Girl Composite: Behind the Scenes Post Production Walk Through

by Tom Di Maggio In this article I’ll show you how the “Samurai Girl” picture was done step by step. In addition there is a speed art video at the …

Useful InDesign Scripts And Plugins To Speed Up Your Work

12 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

How to Prepare a Photo File for Printing

The goal of this tutorial is to help photographers prepare digital images either originated by scanned film or digital capture for printing purposes. …

Color Management

Behind the Scenes with Nikon’s Industrial Design Team

Designing a camera from start to finish takes a lot of work by a lot of talented people. What begins as brainstorming and sticky notes must be turned …

How To Build A Portable Design Toolkit

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan | Colossal

<p>For the last month or so photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around …

Recon Jet

In 2010 Recon released the world's first Heads-Up-Display-enabled snow sport goggles, capable of displaying real-time statistics like speed, altitude, time and temperature on a full-color micro LCD screen. Now, three years later, the innovative company introduces a faster, smaller, more advanced …

Sports Photography: How Most Pros Work

<i>Only 1 day left: deal ending soon for the Photography Action Cards at 88% Off</i>In sports photography, access is key. Without access, you won’t succeed …

Shutter Speed

Mount July DSLR Lens Filters Will Be Like Instagram Filters for Your Camera

What would it look like if the retro filters found in smartphone camera apps were turned into a real filter you could slap onto the front of your …

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‘Can I Take Your Picture?’: How to Talk to Strangers Without Upsetting Your Mother

Photographing strangers can be a daunting proposition. It was one of the focuses of the workshops I held in NYC this past summer. What if they get …

Articles about modern international global homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Behind a traditional colonial in Lima, an angular house attuned to its site takes shape.<p>With streets lined with historical structures from multiple time periods—including Georgians, Edwardians, and neo-Gothics—London...<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few …

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Applying the Rule of Thirds in Your Photography

New photographers are taught the rule of thirds as one of the first guidelines toward making exciting pictures. This is a technique in which a …

Flexible Modern Architecture: Surprising Narrow House in Japan

It is always fascinating to observe Japanese architecture in its most flexible sense. Fujiwaramuro Architects have completed the design for Narrow …