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The 19 most expensive photographs ever sold

It has been a long debate weather photography has its place at the fine art table or not. Opinions are divided among art specialist. Some would never …

Illustrator Creates Doodles That Interact With Their Surroundings

French art director and illustrator David Troquier, who goes by Troqman, has an impressive sense of humor. He creates scrapbook doodles and places …

Drawing

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Speedboat

Projects Archive | Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

Animated pixel art anyone? Let the running waters soothe your soul

The Big Fat List of Documentaries About Photography

Prev<p>Explore Japan’s Abandoned ‘Battleship Island’ Courtesy of Google Street View<p>Next<p>Filter Fakers Tumblr Exposes Instagram #nofilter Fraud

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

Live the Rainbow<p>No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Parenting

15 Fascinating Photos of Monkeys Deep in Thought

So far, we've taken a look at some incredibly expressive owls as well as some personality-filled frogs. In our search to compile the most fascinating wildlife photography, how could we not post about monkeys? The highly intelligent animals are the main subject for many photographers because they're …

Monkeys

Cognitive blind-spots of Silicon Valley successes

Here's the slide deck [PDF] from a Michael Dearing presentation called "The Five Cognitive Distortions of People Who Get Stuff Done." As Kottke …

Post Ratio Landing Page

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StackOverflow Co-Founder Jeff Atwood Builds A $150 Mechanical Keyboard

If anyone knows far too much about their keyboard, it’s a programmer.<p>Professional programmers type a lot. A <i>whole</i> lot. So much that a flame war over which text editor/input method is best for coding (Vi! No, Emacs!) has roared on for <i>decades.</i><p>It makes some sense, then, that a well-known coder has …

Logitech's latest wireless gaming mouse runs for 125 hours on a single AA battery

How many buttons does a gaming mouse really need? Who needs an 8200 dpi sensor, anyways? With Logitech's first new gaming mouse in a while, the Logitech G602, it's all about the batteries. Certainly, the $79.99 peripheral has 11 fully programmable buttons, the chassis feels well-sculpted to the …

Cross Section Photos of Golf Balls Reveal the Diverse Beauty Within

Photographer James Friedman doesn’t play golf, but he had a collection of golf balls lying around. One day, he began to wonder what the guts of the …

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber …

It’s Up to You, Entrepreneurs - MIT Technology Review

The fever for startups is now planetary. Every city seems to have a growing scene of young software companies. And if they don’t, they want one.<p>It’s …

Startups

Your Guide To Interacting With An Introvert

The illustration plays off an accepted truth about introverts: Instead of finding crowds energizing, like extroverts do, they find them draining. The …

Personality

Vintage Camera Lens Bracelets by SDPNT | Colossal

<p>Stefaan duPont over at SDPNT is making some wonderful one-of-a-kind cuffs from old camera lenses. Every bracelet is completely unique and can’t be …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni …

Doodling

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

Best selling albums of the LP era

The long play record turns 65 this week. Take a look back at the best selling albums of the LP era.

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

World War II Drawings By Weston Emmart Go Viral After His Grandson Posts Them Online (PHOTOS)

Many grandparents tell stories with such vivid descriptions their families can almost visualize the action. Talented illustrator Weston Emmart took his storytelling skills a step further, drawing his memories to best capture and share every single moment.<p>During his time serving in World War II, …

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>“I like to create environments that tantalize and excite as many of the senses as possible."<p>Natural light …

Architecture

Google’s Dead-Simple Tool For Making UX Decisions: 2 Jars Of Marbles

When the Android team wants to decide whether a design decision is good or bad, they turn to the least techie of tricks.<p>Nothing is perfect. So even for the most successful platforms, design needs to continuously evolve. But beyond mere gut instinct or that ephemeral talent of taste, how can you …