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More Photos of Stunning Street Art Inside a Dilapidated Building in Paris

After posting about <i>Tour Paris 13</i>, the nine-story social housing tower in Paris that's been transformed into one massive street art exhibition, we had this uneasy feeling that the pictures didn't quite do the project justice. Lucky for us, photographer HBA_Jijo took over 370 photos of it, capturing …

Social Housing

New Emotionally Raw Portraits by Andrew Salgado

Quick, thick brushstrokes and bold colors make up these impressive figurative paintings by London-based painter Andrew Salgado. Focusing more on the broad concept than on the precise details, Salgado produces emotional portraits that convey feelings of sadness.<p>In his work, he explores color and …

Brush Strokes

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Puzzle Pots

Generic terracotta and cement planter pots do little to save space with their conical shapes, making them less than ideal for compact living spaces. …

Odor Transformer Eliminates Cooking Smells from Your Kitchen

Living in a small apartment and occasionally cook, you might experience the same issue as others: unpleasant cooking odors throughout your apartment. …

Daughter Creates Off-the-Grid Writer's Retreat for Her Mother

When professor and nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore decided she needed a studio to write and observe the delicate wetland ecosystem on the banks of the Marys River in Oregon, she enlisted the help of her daughter. An architect by trade, Erin Moore knew just what her mother needed. Using a …

Off-grid

Samurai Return to Fukushima to Uphold 1,000-Year-Old Tradition

<i>Fukushima Samurai – The Story of Identity</i> is a powerful series by photographer Noriko Takasugi that features portraits of Japanese men upholding a 1,000-year-old samurai tradition. Back in 2011, when the cataclysmic earthquake and tsunami hit Fukushima Prefecture, many people lost their homes and …

Japan

Beautifully Intimate X-Ray Portraits of Different Couples

Artists Saiko Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi have taken photos of couples to an entirely new level with these incredibly intimate <i>X-Ray Portraits</i>. The two student artists used CT scans and X-ray machines to document pairs of people within very close proximity. The skeletons seem cold and lonely, yet the …

Art
Art

The Coolest GIF Of Saturn You’ve Ever Seen

Wow. Saturn, you are looking fine today.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has managed to capture the highest resolution movie yet of Saturn’s hexagon, a six-sided jet stream around the gassy planet’s north pole, and the resulting GIF is amazing. For contrast, this version, from the summertime, looks like …

Astronomy

DJ Earworm Mashup - United State of Pop 2013 (Living the Fantasy)

Want To Be More Productive? Buy Some Desk Plants

Seriously, like yesterday. Office vegetation offers “micro-restoration”–the chance for our brains to recharge throughout the day.<p>Few things rouse our appreciation for nature as much as spending every day in an office. Employees with windows that overlook vegetation report themselves much more …

University of Michigan

The Hubble Telescope Photographs Messier 15, One of the Densest Clusters of Stars Ever Discovered | Colossal

<p>This recently released photograph from the Hubble Telescope captures the spectacular glory of Messier 15 located about 35,000 light-years away. It …

DIY Brutalist-Inspired Sculptural Table Lamp

For too long, I’ve been reeling over brutalist pendants and sculptures without being able to find an affordably priced version for my own home. With …

DIY

Pictures of the Week 11.1.2013

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking

A 15-Foot-Wide House You’d Kill To Live In

Australia’s hottest young architect has transformed a skinny Victorian rowhouse into a dreamy sustainable dwelling. If only every shoebox could feel like a palace.<p>Editor’s Note<p>12/26/13<p>Happy (almost) New Year! We’re saying good-bye to 2013 by revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year. …

Architecture

Tutankhamun's body spontaneously combusted after botched embalming, researchers say

The life and death of Tutankhamun have intrigued researchers ever since the treasure trove of the boy king's tomb was first discovered in 1922 -- and a fresh examination of the famous pharaoh’s remains is only likely to add to the fascination after two sensational findings were revealed.<p>The first: …

Associated Press News

Edgar Allan Poe

Graceful Photo Shoot Staged Completely Underwater

<i>The Flood</i> is a captivating series by Belgium-based photographer Harry Fayt that features Belgian soul singer Typhene Barrow immersed in an underwater world. Everything from a couch and coffee table to a chandelier and piano is submerged in Fayt's surreal, alternate universe, presenting a beautiful …

The Arts

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

Intimate Portraits of Wild Lions and Elephants

Wildlife photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols has been capturing intimate portraits of African lions and elephants for years, giving insight into their daily lives. The dedicated photographer manages to get in close to the wild creatures through a variety of methods including the use of a rover, …

Wildlife

7 Must-have Apps for Audio Lovers

Are you someone who constantly has your ear buds on?<p>Do you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts while driving or working out?<p>Well, here are seven awesome iPhone apps to fill your ear buds with energizing music, educational audio books, or funny podcasts all day long.<p>1. Umano (free)<p>If …

Apps

10 Ways To Stop A Cold In Its Tracks

<i>By Jessica Levine for Men's Health</i><p>If you don't fast-forward commercials, you've seen this one from Zicam: A pretty woman daintily sneezes into her elbow when out of nowhere a snot-nosed monster of a cold is chasing her. "That first sneeze. You have a pre-cold," the voiceover says. She runs. He …