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Pictures of the Week 11.29.13

Lonely Planet’s Stunning Photos of Our Beautiful World

As any traveler knows, Lonely Planet creates awesome travel guide books that inspire people to explore far-flung places all over the world. Who hasn't bought a Lonely Travel book before they took off on their vacation?<p>In their latest book, <i>Lonely Planet's Beautiful World</i>, they take us on a journey …

Banksy: Why A Million-Dollar Artist's Work Sold For $60

Branding is everything. It can make or break your business.<p>Companies that get this, spend millions in cultivating strong brands that secure them a loyal following. If you think about what consumers need vs. want, the majority of purchases fall in the “wants” category. Those desires are influenced …

Autumn in the United States

See photos of autumn in the U.S., including maple trees and other fall leaves, in this photo gallery from National Geographic.

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

Chinatown, then and now

For decades, the historic district north of downtown has declined as booming Chinese enclaves in the San Gabriel Valley monopolized flows of new immigrants and investment. Today, the aging community can sometimes have the feel of a museum, with only a few second- and third-generation locals staying …

Next Step

Frenetic Urban Time-lapse Videos of Shanghai, Vietnam and Kuala Lumpur by Rob Whitworth | Colossal

<p>It is almost impossible these days to click around the web without running into the work of filmmaker and architectural photographer Rob Whitworth …

These NYC Subway Portraits From The '60s Are Marvelous

What is it about spying on people on the train — no matter what decade — that's just so delightful?<p>All images via Brooklyn Public Library

10 Best Places to See From Above

For the ultimate bird's eye view of your destination there's no more thrilling way to get your bearings than zooming over the landscape in a helicopter. Whether hovering over a kaleidoscope of corals at the Great Barrier Reef or soaring around the Statue of Liberty in New York, here are 10 of the …

New Zealand

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/may/06/hungry-planet-what-world-eats<p>720<p>Californian photographer Peter Menzel visited 24 …

RANKED: The 11 Best Donuts In America

We couldn't personally taste donuts from every beloved pastry shop in the country, so we scoured blogs and online reviews to come up with 20 bakeries known for their rave-worthy donuts.<p>The we ranked the donuts based on availability, originality, and price, in addition to how they tasted.<p>Keep …

Los Angeles

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Tasty Utensils: Edible Spoon for Sustainable Consumption

Finish eating your soup and save the best bite for last: the one where you chomp right into the utensil you are using to scoop it up.<p>We have …

Food

5 Tips To Make Your Photos More Compelling

Do you want your photographs to be more eye catching, but don't know where to begin? For starters, you can try a few of these simple composition tips …

NASA funds 3D food printer, pizza is the first item on the menu

Last week we had lab-grown burgers; this week it's powdered pizza. NASA's gotten in on the synthesized food action by awarding a $125,000 grant to Anjan Contractor, head of Systems & Materials Research Corporation, to develop a 3D food printer. The first device Contractor plans to build under the …

Apple Named World's Most Valuable Brand for Third Year in a Row

Millward Brown today released its annual BrandZ study of global brands (<i>via AllThingsD</i>), which found Apple to be the world's most valuable brand for the third straight year.<p>Although Apple topped the list once again, its brand value only increased 1% to $185 billion, which is not as impressive as …

Sole Classics x Vans Vault "Carmen" Era

The Vans Vault presents its first collaboration with the Ohio-based Sole Classics. Owner Dionte<p>The Vans Vault presents its first collaboration with …

Fast & Furious 6 Cast: The Rock's Arms Are As Big As...

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>The Silo is a unique example of adaptive reuse in Copenhagen.<p>These ceramic-clad buildings are works of art …

Architecture

Sir Alex Ferguson wins Premier League manager of the year award

Sir Alex Ferguson has been named the Premier League manager of the year by the League Managers Association.<p>Ferguson picked up the award at an LMA …

Wacom Announces ‘Bamboo Loop,’ a Fun Photo Messaging App

Wacom — the same company that brings Photoshop artists and big spenders products like the 24HD Touch — announced today that it is making an addition …

Gorgeous Collages Made Entirely Of Old Maps

Shannon Rankin gives paper maps stunning new shapes.<p>Google Maps offers many benefits over its crinkly paper predecessors, one being the simple fact that you never have to wrestle with an app to get it folded back up properly when you’re done using it. But buried just beneath the surfaces of those …

Classic Bauhaus Designs, Reimagined In Food

A pair of food stylists imagine what the Bauhaus cuisine would have looked like.<p>The Bauhaus was active for a scant 14 years–from 1919 to its closing in 1933–but its influence continues to haunt design. An incubator for interdisciplinary design and study, the Bauhaus that we all know and shell out …

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