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38 Design Tips for Creating an Amazing User Experience

The SEO and online marketing landscape is one that is constantly in flux, changing with small steps or big leaps as the online realm itself evolves to stay in touch with what users want and need.<p>If you are still focusing your optimization and marketing efforts on keeping pace with search engine …

Syrian refugee girl Amna Zughayar, 9, from Deir el-Zour, Syria, poses for a picture at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan. About half of the 4.8 million Syrians who fled their homeland are children, and some of the most vulnerable live in dozens of makeshift tent camps, including Jordan, which has taken in close to 640,000 refugees. Children in these camps near the northern city of Mafraq say they miss their old lives in Syria, especially going to school. #APPhoto by @mmuheisen See the entire photo essay Syria Refugee Children Fear For Their Future, by Muhammed Muheisen at blog.apimages.com - link in profile. #Jordan #Syria #Mafraq #refugee #camp #tent #settlement #childrenrefugees #MuhammedMuheisen #AP #AssociatedPress #APImages #photojournalism #news #photography

100+ Painters Contributing 12 Oil Paintings per Second in World’s First Feature-Length Painted Animation – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

“Loving Vincent” has a trailer! The world’s first feature-length painted animation will focus on the life of Vincent Van Gogh and feature 12 oil …

Animation

The Mermaid Movie Review & Film Summary (2016)

"The Mermaid" will make you laugh.<p>It doesn't matter if you don't like subtitles. It doesn't matter if you've never heard of the director. It doesn't …

Movie Reviews

Articles about design tips privacy on Dwell.com - Dwell

As the lines between our public and personal lives become increasingly blurry, designers are helping redefine privacy for the...<p>To further explore privacy in the modern world, we present three common problems—from noise to peeping neighbors—and a fleet of...<p>Apartment residents know all too well …

Why CL is the most fearless fashion icon in K-Pop

On Monday night, Alexander Wang previewed the cast of his SS16 campaign with a series of Polaroids on Instagram, revealing an eclectic mix of models and musicians including Dazed 100 trap king Travis Scott, anarchic punk icon Alice Glass and, of course, our favourite South Korean superstar CL.<p>The …

18 gorgeous pieces of 'Game of Thrones' fan art

George R.R. Martin's epic written saga "A Song of Ice and Fire" was adapted into HBO's hit television series "Game of Thrones." Though many hail the series' producers for successfully bringing the books to life, others have their own artistic interpretations of what the characters and locations may …

75+ Awesome Tools for Designers

Royal Enfield Himalayan

Royal Enfield’s new motorcycle is a no-nonsense adventure bike. The Himalayan has a 411cc single cylinder engine that produces up to 25hp and 23.6 …

WHO warns against blood donations from people returning from Zika regions

World Health Organisation issues advisory after Brazilian authorities disclosed two cases of viral transmission linked to blood transfusions<p>The World Health Organisation has advised countries against accepting blood donations from people who have travelled to regions affected by the Zika virus, as …

bettina rheims photographs the complex worlds of prostitutes, prisoners, and celebrities

A new retrospective of the French photographer's work displays portraits of Madonna and Mila Jovovich, female inmates and transgender youth.<p>French photographer Bettina Rheims was a disciple of Helmut Newton, and his influence is visible in her work. Many of her series echo the sexually charged …

Gwen Stefani

7 images of your first look at the new 'Ghostbusters' movie

They ain't afraid of no ghosts!<p>The all-woman remake of the 1980s classic "Ghostbusters" just relaunched its official site with a bunch of new photos and info on the cast. The summer movie is a reboot, not a sequel, and stars a new squad of Ghostbusters making their debut.<p>Director Paul Feig recently …

These Drone Photos of Istanbul are Vertigo-Inducing

Turkish photographer Aydın Büyüktaş uses Photoshop to make his city straddle dimensions.<p>Though we exist in three dimensions, we spend an inordinate amount of time looking at and into two-dimensional screens. There is an illusion of space and dimension within these frames, and yet there are entire …

AIA Small Project Awards winners announced

<b>News:</b> the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has named the ten winners of its annual Small Project Awards, including a concept for a house in the …

Casas poco convencionales: 20 metros cuadrados, de madera y sobre ruedas

Cuando pensamos en una vivienda de 20 metros cuadrados muchas veces nos imaginamos algo prácticamente inhabitable porque estamos acostumbrados a ver …

Tiny $33K Home Offers Off-Grid Luxury Living on Wheels

Don't be fooled by this trailer’s boxy façade—inside lies an impressively spacious and luxurious miniature home! Designed and built by Andrew and …

Off-grid

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

Check out these impressive tiny houses that maximize both function and style.<p>Growing in popularity over the last decade, tiny houses are popping up around the country as more people decide to downsize their lives. While the structures often measure less than 300 square feet, the tiny house movement …

Ultra-Minimalist White House On A Narrow Lot

Japanese designers are famous for their talent to mix functionality and cool design because rationality is in their philosophy and lifestyle. …

The White House

Garden Igloo

<i>Garden Igloo</i> is a multipurpose, portable geodesic dome that can be used as a winter garden, greenhouse, gazebo, summer canopy, playground, or a …

Ecoliv modular homes have a long list of sustainable features that go beyond the factory

Ask any modular builder in America about sustainability and they will say "we're green, we build in the factory where there is less waste and higher …

These pop-up modular pods can add a garden studio or off-grid escape just about anywhere

British company Pod Space’s prefab pop-up pods add garden offices and studio escapes just about anywhere you can imagine. The sustainable pods are …

Off-grid

Contemporary Addition to Small Fishermen’s Village: The Cube House

Designed by architect <b>Irene Escobar Doren</b> , the <b>Cube House</b> in O’Higgins Region, Chile is a contemporary addition to a small village of fishermen. The …

Architecture

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For photographer Ed Reeve, building his own house had been a lifelong dream.<p>The all-new Volvo XC90 was named Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year yet again.<p>With great architecture comes great responsibility, and with an eye toward revival and respect for history, one Harvey Park...<p>This Tuesday, we hopped …

Articles about 7 tiny prefabs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>With its main components manufactured in a factory and …

Small House with Floating Treehouse / Yuki Miyamoto Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is located in the quiet residential area in the boundary of Central Tokyo. It was built on a …

Architecture

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Telecommuting may let you answer email in your underwear, but is the home office all it’s cracked up to be?<p>Technology giants like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple are all vying to coalesce the still-nebulous array of smart home...<p>New Alexa-enable devices offer more ways to command your smart …

Prefab Homes

The Coolest, Airiest New Tiny House Hails From South Africa

Motivated by the challenge of sustainable urban living, which has already propelled countless tiny homes and prefab housing efforts around the world, Johannesburg-based architect <b>Clara da Cruz Almeida</b> set out to design a micro home especially well-suited for South Africa. The result, unveiled last …

A Tiny House On Wheels By Echo Living

Run by multidisciplinary designer Sam Booth, architecture practice Echo Living specializes in designing eco-friendly tiny houses, such as the ‘House …

Articles about modern meets rugged grid retreat ontario on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Watershed is an off-the-grid writer’s retreat that architect Erin Moore designed for her mother, nature writer Kathleen Dean...<p>A Martha’s Vineyard retreat surpasses the traditional boundaries of Cape Cod architecture with a contemporary design by Harvard...<p>An exhibit up at the Hirshhorn Museum …