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Amazon Is Searching For A New Children's Author - It Could Be You

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a literary success<p>If you’ve ever thought of yourself as an aspiring children’s author just waiting in the …

How to Find my Favorite Photography Spot in Hong Kong

Here’s the camera gear I use as well as my updated Camera Recommendations!<p>Friends ask me from time to time what I recommend for their first time …

15 Fascinating Facts About Julia Child

When setting out to write, it’s hard not to compare yourself to those classic authors whose work has endured for hundreds of years. Don’t let the …

Fudge

You'll Want to Bookmark Audrey Hepburn's Spaghetti al Pomodoro Recipe

Audrey Hepburn played many roles over the course of her life: actress, dancer, philanthropist. But home cook isn't a word used to describe her very …

10 Lies We Tell Ourselves That Keep Us From Living Happy And SMART

I do my best with my writing here and on my blog SMART Living 365 to stay away from politics. That's not because I don't have an opinion, but my intention is to instead inspire and encourage us all to think and form our own opinions from a space of awareness, compassion and personal responsibility. …

Happiness

5 Rules For Designing Great Cities, From Denmark’s Star Urbanist

Danish architect and urbanist Jan Gehl has spent decades making sure cities work for people, not the other way around. Here’s how.<p>The web of pedestrian streets, narrow alleys, and picturesque canals in Venice have lured tourists to the Italian port city for hundreds of years. There’s a near …

Van Gogh masterpiece recreated on water - CNN Style

Written by Zahra Jamshed, CNN<p>Garip Ay creates paintings on water. The Turkish artist uses an ancient technique known as Ebru, which involves creating vibrant images using paint on water.<p>He recently recreated an Ebru version of a 20th century masterpiece, "The Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh.<p>A …

New Stunning Japanese Lollipops Are Edible Works of Art

At a Tokyo shop called Ameshin, 27-year-old Shinri Tezuka practices the art of amezaiku. Dating back to the 8th century, the Japanese craft uses tiny tools like tweezers and scissors to create intricate edible sculptures out of taffy. We were first mesmerized by Tezuka’s lickable masterpieces last …

Has Cardboard Architecture’s Moment Finally Arrived?

This home doesn’t need a foundation. It’s vastly lighter than a normal house. It costs just $28,000. Oh, and it’s made out of paper.<p>Houses built out of cardboard don’t exactly scream luxury. The concept seems suited to playhouses at best, and homeless shelter at worst. But inspired by a crate of …

This company turns recycled plastic bags into designer furniture with a traditional Egyptian weaving process

<b>Cairo's Reform Studio is turning trash into treasure with its Plastex material, which is woven from plastic bags using Egyptian handlooms.</b><p>Plastic …

Parsons Student Designed Fashion Line to Help Syrian Refugees

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Syrian Refugees

Discarded Fishing Nets and Other Ocean Trash Repurposed Into Running Shoes | Colossal

<p>Stitched with thread produced from discarded fishing nets, Adidas‘ newest shoes are a collaboration with the ocean activist collective and company …

Cumbaya House / Diego Guayasamin Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The residence is located in Cumbayá - Ecuador, in a lot of 2,500 m2. the location of the residence has …

Living Rooms

Dutch architect unveils 3D printer to make 'endless' house

A Dutch architect Wednesday unveiled a unique 3D printer with which he aims to construct a large building "without beginning or end" shaped like an …

BMW wins LAPD electric car contract, beating Tesla

German automaker BMW has beaten California-based Tesla Motors Inc. by winning a contract to supply the Los Angeles Police Department with 100 electric cars.<p>BMW is leasing 100 of its i3 all-electric plug-in vehicles, which the LAPD plans to use for community outreach and other police business — but …

Tired of dragging your suitcase upstairs? Try the TraxPack instead

If lugging your luggage around always puts a damper on your otherwise delightful travel plans, we may have finally found the suitcase for you. Say …

Instagrammer Captures Breathtaking Photos Of Paris Under Water

Despite wreaking havoc on the city, the floods made for a beautiful photo op.<p>Last weekend, Paris suffered one of its greatest natural disasters in 30 years. The Seine River, which runs through the north of France and cuts through the heart of Paris, flooded 13 feet above its normal level last …

House Tour: A Vintage Modern Nashville Home

<b>Name:</b> Jessica Davis and family <b><br>Location:</b> Nashville, Tennessee <b><br>Size:</b> 4200 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 2 years<p>Full of fresh white walls, warm materials …

45 artists illustrated every song in Hamilton, and the results are stunning

Arielle Jovellanos, a New York–based freelance comics artist and illustrator, did not throw away her shot when a <i>Hamilton</i> cast member, after seeing some of her work, granted her a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet the cast and crew of the award-winning musical. To show her appreciation, Jovellanos …

The world’s first free-form 3-D-printed house is a study in computer-generated curves.

Design consultancy WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio recently won first prize for the Freeform Home Design Challenge, a competition to design the …

Architecture History in Ten Must-Read Books

Vitruvius - Ten Books on Architecture<p><i>Firmitas, utilitas, venustas</i> (solid, useful, beautiful) – that is what an architectural structure should be, at …

Architecture

These dystopian cityscapes were all designed by a computer program

The London-based programmer and designer is the mastermind behind a newly released series of computer-generated cityscapes that look straight out of the movie "Inception."<p>"I was interested in the idea of 'creating' a virtual city, but realised I could never design such an amount of detail," Brown …