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Escape to Eremito, a Tranquil Retreat in Umbria, Italy

In what seems like the fourth consecutive month of winter here in New York, cabin fever is rife in those glued to their computers on a daily basis. To keep spirits up until spring offers its sympathy, we found inspiration in dreaming of simple escapes, such as to the Italian retreat Eremito, which …

Italy

Muji’s “Jet Cleaning” Air Purifier

Japanese purveyor of minimalist modern goods Muji has a new addition joining their home appliance line, a nearly 20″ tall, all-white turbine air …

Air Purifiers

Sites of the Week: Dainsh, Odd Pears, Google Cardboard and more

I love to feature sites that really know how to display their services and apps, take a special look today at Handle, Odd Pears and Google Cardboard. …

Virtual Reality

Architizer

Badass Fantasy Illustrations by Klaus Pillon

Time for more great illustrations here at Abduzeedo! Everyone knows I'm a big sucker for fantasy illustrations... whether it's medieval or sci-fi, I …

Digital Art

BAUX is Back with Large Acoustic Panels

Remember when Form Us With Love co-founded BAUX with entrepreneurs Johan Ronnestam and Fredrik Franzon and launched a collection of geometric, …

Furniture

Japanese Soldiers Forced to Build Enormous Darth Vader Out of Snow

Okay, sorry for the sensationalist headline. While it's true that members of the Japanese military are conscripted into building gigantic snow …

Darth Vader

An Eichler in Marinwood Gets a Major Renovation

Designer Stephen Shoup, head of building Lab, and his landscape architect wife Taya Shoup, designed and gave a complete renovation to this original …

Dining Rooms

NYC’s Wildest Dressers Reveal Why We Wear What We Wear

A research project examines the relationship between dress, emotion, and identity, through photos of outlandish style “outliers.”<p>What motivates your middle-aged dad to wear button-downs and khakis while that guy on the L train opts for a leopard-print cape, a turquoise dashiki, and a glittery …

Numb

Famous Logos Reinterpreted As Chinese Restaurant Signs

Maybe it’s time to start designing our logos with the other half of the planet in mind?<p>When a logo is well designed, it works like a lightning bolt to the central cortex, sparking a sensation of instant familiarity. But does that lightning bolt still strike when you see a logo in an entirely …

Graphic Design

Articles about these transformations show why challenging renovations are worth it on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's February 2015 issue.<p>The best use for a building can be reuse.<p>Tucked into the side of a scenic San Francisco hill, one of the city’s more diminutive houses battles everything from dry rot to...<p>Though garages have traditionally been used …

San Francisco
Hospitality

Anish Kapoor's Swirling Vortex of Black Water

Famed artist Anish Kapoor is back and this time he's showing a never-ending, swirling vortex of black water. At the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India's first biennale for contemporary art, Kapoor has created an intriguing installation called <i>Descension</i>. Surrounded by a circular gate, the black water …

Art

Black Desert House in California by Oller & Pejic Architecture

The Black Desert House in Yucca Valley, California.<p>The team of Oller & Pejic Architecture has completed the Black Desert House located in the Yucca …

Lines – Urban Architectural Photography by Sebastian Weiss

Urban architectural photography from the series ‘Lines’ by German photographer Sebastian Weiss.<p>Sebastian Weiss is a Hamburg, Germany based …

Architectural Photography

Stunning Photos of Incredibly Blue Glacier Caves in Iceland

Home to abundant waterfalls, mountains, volcanoes, fields, and glaciers, Iceland is a photographer's dream come true. Mechanical engineer and photographer Skarpi Thrainsson, who was born and raised in Iceland, showcases his love for his motherland's natural beauty in stunning landscape photos. …

Natural Beauty

Russian Photographer Creates Stunning Visual Narratives Inspired by Fairytales

Russian photographer Margarita Kareva brings fairytales and other magical stories to life in her gorgeous fine-art portraiture. With the goal of weaving fictional narratives that fall outside the realm of photorealism, Kareva immerses her beautiful subjects in fantastical scenes that look straight …

Photography

Interstate Font Family from Font Bureau

The Interstate font family, a typeface by Tobias Frere-Jones for foundry Font Bureau.<p>Interstate’s type design draws inspiration by signage alphabets …

Typography

Comment on Braindance Neuro-Art Project by Emily Christenberry

You probably get this a lot but is there a way for regular citizens to indulge in their own personal Braindance neuro-art poster?

Posters

The Week in Review: A Space Milestone

In the 10 a.m. EST hour on Wednesday morning, a space traveler called the Philae detached from the Rosetta spacecraft and landed on Comet 67P.“We are …

What I’m Reading: “Trust Agent” Mario Sundar

<i>As LinkedIn’s second PR hire, Mario Sundar’s official title was Senior Social Media Manager. But to Sundar, that didn’t accurately describe his main</i> …

Public Relations

On the Red Couch with Author Julia Alvarez

<i>When learning a new language, it’s important to watch what you say —especially if forced to flee your homeland under the threat of death.</i><i>A way with</i> …

Dominican Republic

Spotlight: Architecture Photography Andy Marshall

MagMaker / January 12, 2015<p><b>My name is</b> Andy Marshall and <b>my medium is</b> architectural photography at andymarshall.co.<p><b>My love of</b> architecture has driven …

How Hashtags Can Help Your Magazines on Flipboard

Jenn de la Vega / January 22, 2015<p>The <b>#</b> symbol, known as the “pound” or “hash” key on your phone, is now more popularly known across social media as …

What I’m Reading: Gigaom’s Mathew Ingram

<i>GigaOM’s Mathew Ingram is well-respected not just for his reasoned take on tech, but for his formidable output. How does the father of three stay so</i> …

Google Reader

5 Magazines For Book Lovers

Jenn de la Vega / February 4, 2015<p>Dearest Book Lover,<p>Isn’t it great to curl up with a good tome? These harsh winter months can be a great time to …

Anne Hathaway Says She's Working on Being On-time

Oscar winner Anne Hathaway stars in the new film <i>Song One</i>, which she also produced with her husband Adam Shulman. The 32-year-old actress says she’s …

John Legend Dishes On His Epic Double Date with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian at Waffle House

On the night before the Super Bowl, John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen went on a double date with Kimye at Waffle House. Photos were snapped, and …

Waffles
Golden Globes