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The Man Who Literally Built 'Star Wars'

Set decorator Roger Christian tells us what it was like making George Lucas's dreams out of scrap metal<p><b>PLUS: The Art of Star Wars: See Exclusive Storyboards from the Original Trilogy</b><p><b>One of the most memorable elements</b> of the original <i>Star Wars</i> in 1977 wasn't the story, or characters, or even the …

Star Wars

The Most Iconic Wedding Gowns In History

This is so much better than Pinterest.<p>In lieu of some buzzy engagements, upcoming nuptials, and recent splits that have us gasping, we were spurred to look back at the wedding gowns that have made their mark on history. Here, the brides and the dresses that have left an indelible mark on our …

Michelle Obama

Articles about 7 light filled bedrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.<p>A chance encounter led a Dallas couple to a neighborhood where nature is …

San Francisco

The New Stress Solution

Feeling wrung out? Barring the off-chance you can drop everything and move to the South of France, check out this easy expert advice for how to keep calm.<p>As the clinical director of New York's buzzed-about YinOva Center, a holistic-based medical practice, Jill Blakeway has seen her share of strung …

Articles about get look marcel wanders furniture on Dwell.com - Dwell

“It’s a mess up here.” Marcel Wanders is talking about his brain, and the necessary disorder of an open mind in design.<p>Soon after arriving in Milan, relieved at having made it through the nine-hour airline delay and gotten to Italy in one piece, we...<p>A Manhattan loft brings in a lot of natural …

Design

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. …

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

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Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

Painting

Mission Antarctic: Snowboarders Xavier De Le Rue, Lucas Debari Go Exploring

In the modern era of adventure sports and exploration it should be no surprise that one of the world’s leading freeride snowboarders would seek out the most extreme alpine lines on the planet. In 2012, when champion slope shredder Xavier De Le Rue set his sights on the continent of Antarctica, he …

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Nelson Mandela and the Power of Forgiveness

Changing Planet<p>South Africans, and with them many the world over, are mourning the passing of the father of the all-race democracy that came to be known as the “New South Africa”. Children grueved at the loss of their favorite grandfather.<p>It has always been one of the most remarkable features of …

The Science Behind Man Surviving Underwater for Three Days

How did a man survive underwater for three days without food or water? Turns out an air bubble helps.<p><b>How did a man trapped in the depths of the sea survive for three days in conditions that surely should have killed him?</b><p><b>Turns out that an air bubble was Harrison Okene's savior.</b><p>The Nigerian man had …

Cassini Photo: Stunning New Views of Saturn’s Hexagon Storm

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>NASA this week released the highest-resolution view yet of the unique, six-sided jet stream circling Saturn’s north pole—known as “the hexagon.” This movie (click image to run), made from images obtained by Cassini’s imaging cameras, is the first to show the hexagon in color …

PDF Expert 5: Readdle Redesigns iPad App

Readdle has long established itself in the productivity app space, offering everything from PDF converters and printer apps, to scanners and smart calendars. Now, the company has just rolled out a significant update to its PDF Expert app for iPad, as promised just a few weeks ago.<p>In addition to the …

Why You Want to Be Tracked Online

Hate being followed by airfare offers after researching a trip, or video-game ads after browsing for a child’s gift? Tracking by online marketers can …

What Happened After Rosa Parks Got Off The Bus

It wasn't just a bus, or a seat, or a moment of exhaustion intersecting with a movement for change. In fact, by December 1, 1955 — 58 years ago today …

“Exploded” 1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SLR & 1967 Ferrari 330 P4

“Exploded” 1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SLR & 1967 Ferrari 330 P4. Of course it’s a mix of 3d rendering with model cars, but who cares? It’s amazing! The full interview with the artist can be found here: http://bit.ly/180F8zJ Also, be sure to sign up for www.thecollectionroom.com and post your diecast car collection!

Geography in the News: New Madrid Earthquake

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Earthquake dangers from the New Madrid fault.<p>With the recent earthquakes in Haiti, New Zealand and Japan, Americans may wonder if or when such a disaster will or might happen closer to home. While most Americans know of the potential for earthquakes along the West Coast’s San …