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6 Scientific Reasons You Can’t Stop Looking At Ruin Porn

From hedonic reversal to fear of boredom, these psychological concepts offer insight into why that dilapidated warehouse is so appealing.<p>Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously said of pornography, “I know it when I see it,” but ruin porn–the name for photos of abandoned buildings and ravaged …

Chesini Prima

Never let it be said that Italians shy from grandiose opulence. One need only think of the extravagant fashion of Pucci and Versace, the cars of Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati, or the flamboyant bicycles of Colnago or Tommasini. Neither do they cower from coating their bicycles in gold, as a few …

Maserati

Horse Cycles

Thomas Callahan, owner of Horse Cycles, invited CH to his Williamsburg workshop to show us around and explain a little about his impressive craft. A sculpture major in art school, Callahan had a knack for fixing his friends' bikes—and that hobby quickly shifted into a career building bikes from …

Williamsburg

Hee haw: 'laughing animals' - in pictures

Look it can't ALL be about the NSA and teacher strikes ... Here are some important animal pictures to add to the mix

Portraits of Identical Twins at Age 50 Reveal Similarities and Differences Over Time

According to Confucius, 50 is the age when people begin to understand their fate. In an effort to visually explore this concept, Beijing-based photographer Gao Rongguo created this contemplative series, entitled <i>Identical Twins</i>, in which he photographs twin brothers and sisters from the Shandong …

Confucius

kafé Nordic by Nordic Bros. Design Community

Located in Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea, sits a quaint, Nordic-inspired cafe designed by Nordic Bros. Design Community. kafé Nordic is located within …

Collapsible New York City Studio Costs Nearly a Million Dollars

Believe it or not, this airy New York City apartment is only 420 square feet large. And better yet, it can accommodate a 12-person dinner party and sleep two overnight guests without a problem. The minimalist space is cleverly designed as a foldable studio that is easily shifted and rearranged. Its …

New York City

Hashima island and other abandoned places – in pictures

From decaying Detroit to an eerily empty island in Japan, we seem fascinated by abandoned and derelict sites<p>Sean O'Hagan asks why photographs of abandoned spaces are so fascinating

How 6 Months With Chromecast Changed Me

Last summer, I plugged a Chromecast into my “dumb” television, and I haven’t looked back since.<p>When I first heard about Google’s TV stick, I couldn’t imagine how it could be helpful or convenient. I already had streaming TV boxes, and some could already send online media to my flat screen via …

Architizer

36 Cool Photography Tuts and Articles That Will Rock Your Week

As another wonderful week passes us by, Toad Hollow Photography has been looking everywhere online for the very best links to tutorials, special …

Landscape Photography

This Documentary About A Microsoft Paint Artist Is Incredible

If the story of 97-year-old Hal Lesko doesn't make you tear up, you are soulless.<p>Hal Lasko is a 97-year-old retired typographer who goes by the nickname Grandpa. (Not for the reason you'd expect; you should watch the video to find out why.) After he was diagnosed with an eye defect, Lasko's family …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

Tour de France 2013: cycling holidays in France

The 100th edition of the Tour de France, cycling’s most famous stage race, begins in Corsica on Saturday. Defending champion Sir Bradley Wiggins will not be taking part, but fellow Briton and Team Sky rival Chris Froome is the bookies’ favourite to take home the maillot jaune, the yellow jersey …

Cycling

How To Conduct Your Own Google Ventures Design Sprint

To mentor 150 startups in its portfolio, Google Ventures developed a five-day design process. Here, the method’s mastermind, Jake Knapp, details how your company can run its own sprint to solve a big problem.<p><i>Editor’s note: This post is part of a seven-part series originally published on Google</i> …