Matthew Lombardi

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Spanish house is dug into a hillside, needs no heat or cooling

In his book The Shape of Green, Lance Hosey said that you cannot have sustainability without beauty.<p>If it's not beautiful, it's not sustainable. …

Digital Design

Zaha Hadid Nails It With First NYC Apartment Building

Zaha Hadid’s architectural portfolio is vast and incredibly varied, from designing opera houses to museums to bridges. Her work is at once organic …

Brilliantly Simple Tower Collects Safe Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

The Warka Water tower literally pulls clean drinking water straight from thin air. First debuted in rural Ethiopia, and conceived as a way to help communities in the area that lack access to safe drinking water, the innovative design recently took home the World Design Impact Prize in Taipei. Each …

Aerial view of Reine

Amazing Story of Bhutan: A Tiny Country That is Carbon Negative

Back in 2009, the country of Bhutan made a hefty promise to remain carbon neutral for the rest of time. In an inspiring TED talk by Tshering Tobgay, it is revealed how this little country tucked deep within the Himalayas, and sandwiched between the two super powers of China and India, has not only …

Bhutan

Jeep Celebrates 75th Anniversary by Unveiling Road-Ready Concept Cars

They'll be hitting the trails at the upcoming Easter Jeep Safari<p>Later this week Jeep celebrates two anniversaries: Their 75th, as well as the 50th …

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These Charming Optical Illusions Pop Off the Page | Monday Insta Illustrator

Don't look down.<p>Tricking the eye with illustration isn't difficult—it's a simple matter of looking up the techniques on YouTube. But doing it well, with imagination, charm, and panache, is another matter entirely. See the works of Ramon Bruin for inspiration on nailing the genre. Whether he's …

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Congress’ Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Beautiful 3D-Rendered Glaciers Look Like Watercolor Paintings

Switzerland-based illustrator Chaotic Atmospheres creates beautiful, compelling views of icebergs in his aptly-titled series <i>Caustic Icebergs</i>. The images are digitally produced through 3D rendering software, and they showcase the illustrator's incredible talent of making computer-generated work look …

Thousands of Colorful Lanterns Celebrate Buddha’s Birthday

Every May, to celebrate Buddha's birthday, Samgwangsa Temple in Busan turns into a must-visit destination. Thousands of colored lanterns are strung up as CNN named Samgwangsa Temple one of the 50 most beautiful places to visit in Korea specifically because of the festival. The lanterns carry a …

Artist Uses Fire and Soot to Paint Elegant Illustrations

Qubec-based artist Steve Spazuk uses fire to create elegant illustrations out of soot. As he demonstrates in the video below, the fire painter manipulates the flame from a candle or a torch to mark a sheet of paper with trails of soot, which he then etches into using delicate tools like feathers, …

Looking Up at Hong Kong’s Densely Populated Skyscrapers

<i>Stacked</i> is an intense series that features the compact urban architecture of Hong Kong. Standing from below, Australia-based photographer Peter Stewart points his camera upwards to capture the abstract shapes which form the densely populated public housing structures.<p>Clothing hangs from railings, …

Colorful Liquids Blend Together Into Captivating Abstract Forms

New York-based artist Kim Keever creates intriguing abstract photographs through an experimental exploration of form and color. To create each piece, the artist drops colorful paint pigments into a huge aquarium tank and then simply documents the interaction of liquids. The unpredictable process …

NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch

However, as with many large NASA projects, the SLS has already been delayed from an initial flight in 2017, and lawmakers in Congress, who must approve NASA's budget, are concerned about further delays and cost overruns. Whether NASA is able to keep the project on track remains to be seen, but at …

Colorful 3D Paper Designs Beautifully Showcase Emotion

In 2006, then-graphic designer Yulia Brodskaya abandoned the computer in favor of paper art. It always held a special fascination for her, and she now draws with paper instead of on it. The artist's unique images are no doubt eye-catching; she utilizes the relatively simple technique of quilling to …

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Extraordinary 3D Artworks

Another week has ended and a great way to start this weekend is by checking some extraordinary 3D artworks, because it's just something too good not …

Black and White Photos Capture the Urban Grit of 1980s New York City

New York City during the 1980s was an entirely different kind of city than it is today. In his collection of work, street photographer Richard Sandler spent much of the decade capturing the urban grit found along the busy sidewalks, bustling street corners, and crowded subway trains throughout the …

Innovative Suspended Tent Means You Can Sleep in the Trees

In 2012, tree house architect Alex Shirley-Smith was a man with a vision – he wanted people to experience the magic of hanging out in a tree. So, he designed <i>Tentsile</i>, a portable suspended tree house that you can take anywhere. This innovative product has the comfort and versatility of a hammock …

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NASA Releases Beautifully Colorized Image of Our Sun

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (or SDO) just released this beautiful, painterly image of the Sun. The SDO was designed to help us understand the Sun's influence on Earth and near-Earth space by studying the solar atmosphere. In this photo, NASA's sun-gazing spacecraft spotted an unusual series …

Sheets of Glass Cut and Layered to Form Stunning Sculptures of Ocean Waves

Self-taught artist Ben Young creates stunning sculptures of ocean waves and watery landscapes by layering multiple sheets of hand-cut glass. Young, who also surfs and builds boats professionally, is inspired by his upbringing in New Zealand's beautiful Bay of Plenty. His affinity for the sea is …

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Eerie Poveglia Island, Abandoned for Over 40 Years | Urban Ghosts

<i>(All images by U1D2X, reproduced with permission)</i><p>Poveglia Island, located in the Venetian Lagoon in Italy, has a troubled history. Once an isolation …

USA Photographer Of The Year Winners Show Off America's Many Beautiful Angles

Travel and photography are basically inseparable -- a great travel photo shows off its subject, sheds new light on it and makes viewers wish they could transport there instantly.<p>The winners of this year's USA Photographer of the Year contest highlight some of America's finest angles.<p>Check out the …

16 Enchanting UK Spots To Visit Other Than London

London is wonderful, everyone knows that -- it's one of the most visited cities on Earth. And VisitBritian is very appreciative for the tourism... but they're asking you to spread the love.<p>And, why not? There's so much beauty in the United Kingdom outside of foggy Londontown.<p>Here are 16 totally …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

The Dark Hedges: Ireland’s Beautifully Eerie Tree-Lined Road

It's hard to believe that up until 15 years ago, only locals knew about that spectacular road. The Dark Hedges in County Antrim, Ireland is a beautifully eerie avenue of beech trees that were planted by the Stuart family back in the 1750s. That makes these gnarly trees almost 300 years old! The …

From the New World: A Sprawling Digital Collage of a Dystopian Future by Yang Yongliang | Colossal

<p>In his largest artwork to date, Chinese artist Yang Yongliang (previously here and here) just unveiled From the New World, a sprawling digital …

Desert near the oasis city of Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia