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Adorable "Duck Lanes" Created in England to Protect Birds Alongside Busy Waterways

Cute

Does the Octopus Have a Soul?

They’re slippery, clever, and adaptable, and a fascinating new book showcases evidence that these eight-legged terrors of the deep may even be able …

Zoology

20 First Photos from the History of Photography

Photography has been a medium of limitless possibilities since it was originally invented in the early 1800s. The use of cameras has allowed us to …

12 Steps to Successly Promote your Photography on Instagram

If you’re reading this and are interested in digital photography, chances are you’re a user of Instagram, the current goliath of social media in …

The Secrets To Being Creative On A Deadline

An Emmy award-winning comedy writer, a podcast producer, and a former Twitter executive share how they master creativity on tight deadlines.<p>Deadlines are an unavoidable part of any kind of work. But the pressures of meeting deadlines can be even more intense when you are in the business of being …

Creativity

102-Year-Old Dancer Looks At Old Imagery of Herself for the First Time

Check out the wonderful power cameras have in helping us relive old memories. The video above shows what happened when a 102-year-old woman named …

Frank Sinatra

A Japanese Architect Has Turned Old Ethernet Cables Into Restaurant Decor

There's something decidedly sci-fi and apocalyptic about what Kengo Kuma has served up.<p>Diners at the Tetchan yakitori bar in the Tokyo suburb of Kichijoji will chow down on their skewers amidst thousands of computer cables thanks to architect Kengo Kuma, who recently redesigned the restaurant's …

How Designers Built The World Of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” By Hand

Anderson’s avoidance of CGI and freakish devotion to handmade, old-fashioned production design lends his latest epic its fantastical charm.<p>In his Oscar-nominated 2014 film <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel,</i> Wes Anderson didn’t just tell a story-within-a-story about murder, purple-suited lobby boys, and …

Eastern Europe

Design Shanghai 2015

Design Shanghai 2015 – China’s leading international design event.<p>This year’s show takes place in the Shanghai Exhibition Centre from March 27 to …

Design

Scientists now know why popcorns pop

Study unravels physics of kernel – water contained in the shell rapidly escapes as steam under heat, making the corn ‘pop’<p>The popping sound made by popcorn is normally viewed as a pleasing cue that your snack is ready to eat, but for scientists the phenomenon represented one of nature’s significant …

Imaging

Rising Stars | OZY

Mikal Bridges has gone from background player to future NBA lottery pick. Can he shoot the ’Cats to the Promised Land?<p>This Amsterdam-based French …

Rio De Janeiro

Spotlight: Digital Designer Adam Skalecki

MagMaker / January 26, 2015<p><b>My name is</b> Adam Skalecki and I’m a Senior Digital Designer at Crispin Porter + Bogusky. <b>My love of</b> making things is fueled …

10 magnificent minimalist GIFs by Florian de Looij

GIF: gif.flrn.nl<p>Here are some of my favorite very simple animations by artist and GIF-master Florian de Looij.<p>More from him: portfolio, and GIF …

GIF Animations

Rick Steves: Sensing the distinctive in Amsterdam

Good travelers travel with all their senses, taking in a place’s sights, sounds and flavors to get the full experience. So, this past summer in Amsterdam, I engaged all my senses to connect with the culture.<p>A key for really enjoying Amsterdam is to go local — feeling the bricks and pavement beneath …

Robert Stadler combines construction materials in sculptures for Paris exhibition

Austrian designer Robert Stadler references eroding columns of architectural ruins and contemporary construction processes in furniture pieces for an …

Furniture

Shimmering Landscape of Waste Made of 60,000 Old CDs

60,000 CDs form a vast, shimmering landscape in this thought-provoking installation by Paris-based artist lise Morin. The latest in Morin's <i>Waste Landscape</i> series, the installation was on display last year at Kuntshalle in Koice, Slovakia during White Night 2014.<p><i>Waste Landscape</i> was created by …

Art

Incredible Designer Suites at the Ice Hotel

This is literally the coolest hotel ever.<p>Every year, 50,000 plus visitors flock to ICEHOTEL, a hotel in Jukkasjärvi, a small village in Northern …

Hotels

Dazzling Installations at the 2014 Festival of Lights in Lyon

From December 5-8 earlier this month, the city of Lyon in France was illuminated by dazzling light displays for the 2014 Fte des Lumires (Festival of Lights). Continuing the annual tradition that dates back over a century, 4 million visitors flocked to Lyon to marvel at the luminous outdoor art …

France

Rustic Cabins Comprise This Impossibly Idyllic Hotel in Norway - Dwell

When Dwell visited in late June, snow still capped nearby peaks. Rushing waterfalls streaked the steep slopes. A glacier-blue river cut through jewel-green pastures. And minimalist cabins provided elegant shelter and at the same time engendered a remarkable communion with the sublime natural …

European Travel

Manchester's Gorgeous Color-Changing Infinity Lights

This new 10-meteres-square installation by Squidsoup asks visitors to walk through it, becoming one with the art. Made exclusively for Quays Culture and The University of Salford, <i>Aeolian Light</i> is made up of thousands of points of light floating and changing in color in response to both the wind and …

Art

A 3D Ship Projected onto Curtains of Water at the Amsterdam Light Festival by visualSKIN | Colossal

<p>Romania-based architecture collective visualSKIN arrived at the Amsterdam Light Festival with a splash this year, installing a three-dimensional …

Adobe Photoshop UI Kit for Free Download

A free Photoshop UI Kit with over 55 graphics for personal and commercial use.<p>Tomasz Mazurczak is an Opole, Poland based Front-End Developer, UI & …

Graphic Design

This Chair Folds Down To The Size Of A Beer Can

Too tired to stand on the crowded subway? Now you’ve got a chair.<p>While standing around for hours at a music festival, a couple of Danish entrepreneurs started thinking about chairs. The standard folding chair is awkward to carry, awkward to unfold, and awkward to use in a standing crowd. At large …

This Deodorizing Toilet Seat Makes Your Poop Smell Like Avocados

Kohler thinks its shit don’t stink.<p>Wisconsin-based toilet titan Kohler is determined to design away any potential discomfort involved with disposing of human waste. If a $6,400 heated, remote-controlled home DJ/toilet seems a bit too much for your bathroom tastes, the company is now hawking a …

Toilets

Studio Diip's goldfish-driven vehicle is designed for "enhanced pet mobility"

Dutch design collective Studio Diip has added wheels and sensors to a fish tank so that its inhabitant can drive it by swimming in a certain …

A Modern Thai Boxing Gym by Spray Architecture

All gyms kind of look the same, don’t they? A little tired and not very inspiring. Then there’s La belle equipe, a Thai boxing gym in Paris designed …

Boxing