Mari West

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Exquisite Pen Drawings Created with Thousands of Tiny Dots

Using thousands upon thousands of tiny dots, Spider Money produces gorgeous artworks that are awe-inspiring in their detail. The Bangkok-based creative wields a mighty Micron pen and draws fancy flourishes with photo-realistic depictions of eyes, noses, and lips. It's in these facial features that …

Exploring the Canadian Rockies in Alberta

Load up the vehicle and check the essentials. Coffee. Jerky. Camera. All here. Exploring the Canadian Rockies. It never gets old.<p>Last week we spent …

Canada

Pictures of the Week 3.19.15

Flickr is Rolling Out a More Powerful Search Engine with New Filters, Users, and Groups

Flickr’s photo search engine is getting a makeover and a boost in power. Starting earlier this month, Flickr has been rolling out a powerful new …

Microscope Photos Show the Abstract Beauty of the World All Around Us

Photographer Linden Gledhill is a photographer who uses his background in biochemistry to capture gorgeous abstract images of the world at a …

Photography

Kaari Collection by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Artek

Artek recently premiered a new collection of furniture by designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. Kaari marks the first ever collaboration with the …

Furniture

A Vision of the 'Apartment of the Future' From Poland

NArchitekTURA creates a versatile and open live-work space.<p>Predicting the future tends to be a thankless enterprise, but architect Bartosz Haduch was willing to give it a shot. His firm, NArchitekTURA, eagerly accepted an invitation to participate in a competition to design the "apartment of the …

A Glass Table that Appears to be Held Aloft by Helium Balloons | Colossal

<p>The UP Balloon Coffee Table designed by Duffy London cleverly creates the illusion of a glass tabletop supported by 11 helium balloons. You might …

Furniture

Colorful Psychedelic Installations of Sugar and Candy by Pip & Pop | Colossal

<p>Australian artist Tanya Schultz creates immersive wonderlands using the sweetest materials: colorful sugar and candy. But along with the hundreds of …

Art

Seattle Artist Creates Beautiful Collages with Flowers and Plants

Using a vivid imagination and a sharp eye for gathering plants, Bridget Beth Collins turns relics of nature into beautifully lush collages that form delightfully whimsical scenes. The Pacific Northwest artist forages materials for her pictures from the area surrounding her Seattle home and arranges …

Breathtaking Wire Sculptures Capture the Fluidity of the Human Body

English artist Richard Stainthorp captures the beautiful energy and fluidity of the human body using wire. The life-sized sculptures feature both figures in motion and at rest, expressed in the form of large-gauged strands that are densely wrapped around and through one another. By doing this, he …

Art

Beautifully Otherworldly Photos of Frozen Waterfalls in Japan

Tokyo-based photographer Hayato Wakabayashi captures otherworldly images of frozen waterfalls, caves, and frost in his ongoing series <i>Gravity</i>. Bundled in warm layers and weighed down by heavy gear, the adventurous photographer braves the bone-chilling cold of Japan's mountainous regions in order to …

Japan

Articles about 6 bright white houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shot of the week.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she …

Architizer

Inside the mind of Vladimir Putin

Ukraine's rebels are supposed to be putting down their arms. What can we learn about their next move from the psychology of the man who rules Russia?<p>In June 2005, Vladimir Putin saw a diamond-studded Super Bowl ring on the finger of Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots. Kraft was in …

New ISIS video shows Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers in cages in Iraq

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS has released a new propaganda video showing what appears to be Kurdish Peshmerga fighters paraded down Iraqi streets in cages.<p>The video features a man saying the Peshmerga soldiers were captured by ISIS.<p>CNN cannot independently verify the authenticity of the video. But it shows at …

5 Foods You’re Eating Wrong

How to cut, cook, and sip for the most health benefits

Nutrition

A Disney Guide to Earning the Trust of Animals

So you say you want animal friends to help you clean up, make you dresses, and do your hair? Well, you’re gonna have to work for it. These Disney …

Walt Disney Company

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20 Recipes to Make the Booziest Meal EVER

It’s time to stock up on rum, bourbon and beer. That trifecta — along with several other spirited splashes — makes a few appearances in this collection of 20 boozy recipes. Forget about Valentine’s Day — this Fat Tuesday, go all out and make a whole meal of the hard stuff <i>beyond</i> cocktail hour. From …

23 Profound Disney Quotes That Will Actually Change Your Life

"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all."

This Back To The Future iPhone Case Is Totally Ridiculous And I Want One

We’ve made it! 2015. The year of hoverboards and self-tying shoes, according to Back To The Future.<p>So far, we have neither of those things*. But we <i>do</i> have this absolutely ridiculous iPhone case modeled after Doc Brown’s DeLorean, so we’ve got that going for us.<p><i>(* though Nike keeps saying they’ll</i> …

Back to the Future

Build Your Own Toys with ThinkFun’s Maker Studio

As I mentioned yesterday, the big theme of this year’s Toy Fair in New York is “joining the maker movement.” But to qualify as a genuine maker toy, a plaything should meet some basic criteria. One new series of kits that fits my definition of a maker toy is the Maker Studio Construction Sets from …

YouTube 'Kids' app makes it easier to pacify the little ones

YouTube is launching a new app (initially on Android phones and tablets) that will run only kid-friendly content. YouTube Kids -- home run right there -- will field age-appropriate videos of cats, <i>Minecraft</i>, <i>Thomas the Tank Engine</i> and other things wholesome/hilarious -- the app launches on February …

Kids

YouTube for Kids Will Launch On February 23

USA Today says that YouTube plans to launch a new app called YouTube kids on February 23.<p>It was reported as early as March last year, but Google confirmed it was working on such an app in December. The app, which will be free, will run on Android devices only at launch.<p>According to USA Today, the …

YouTube is launching an Android app for children

YouTube will release a new app designed for kids on Monday, the Google-owned video service has confirmed to <i>The Verge</i>. The app — called YouTube Kids — will reportedly offer original episodes of TV shows aimed at youngsters, in addition to videos from child-centric channels on YouTube, and will let …

How to Create a Detailed Pencils Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed illustration of pencils in Adobe Illustrator.<p>For starters you will learn how to set up …

Create a Bellydance Music Playlist Cover in Adobe Illustrator

Bellydance has a long history in Middle Eastern culture, and according to some experts it should be considered a dance of celebration, performance …

Astropad Transforms your iPad Into A Professional Graphics Tablet (video)

If you currently use a professional graphics tablet such as the ones created by manufacturers such as Wacom, or are currently saving to purchase one …

Gear & Gadgets