Niall Simmonds

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Giant Balloons Inflated Indoors Look Completely Surreal

What happens when you take a giant balloon and inflate it inside a small space? These photos show just that—and the surreal dreamworlds that result, …

Budget hotels and B&Bs in New York: readers' tips

Winning tip: The Jane Hotel, West Village<p>The Jane is probably the best hotel experience I have ever had. In the heart of the most wonderful NYC neighbourhood – Greenwich Village – it has rooms inspired by vintage train cabins and a history of sheltering Titanic survivors. Its prices are affordable …

Stark White Geometric Animal Sculptures by Ben Foster

Kaikoura, New Zealand-based sculptor Ben Foster creates modern, inorganic renderings of animals that boast a geometric design. Each sculpture in his portfolio, whether it be a seal balancing an invisible ball, a horse standing in place, or a dog howling at the moon, blurs the lines between the real …

Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …

Netflix gathers detailed viewer data to guide its search for the next hit

When Netflix decides to sink $100m into House of Cards without even seeing a pilot, or plans a move into Games of Thrones territory with the upcoming Marco Polo, or pulls off its first Oscar nod after gambling on a documentary charting political unrest in Egypt, the company isn't making blind …

Distractify

Before you cough up $30 for her lip kits, here are all the complaints customers had about Kylie Cosmetics.<p>By Tiffany White<p>7 hours ago<p>All the people …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Niobium, Wolf in the City, Overpass

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Articles about 7 modern architects home on Dwell.com - Dwell

We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Nantucket is an affluent zip code off the coast of Massachusetts known for its quintessentially New England charm,...<p>Add some glamour and warmth to any space with these …

Netflix's internet provider claims Verizon, Comcast and Time Warner are causing streaming bottlenecks (update)

In the ongoing he said/she said saga surrounding Netflix streaming potentially being throttled, we've got a new, potentially volatile piece of information: The CEO of the company that provides Netflix's bandwidth (Cogent) straight up says that Verizon, Comcast and Time Warner are causing the …

Lose yourself to dance with this 'Happy' and 'Get Lucky' mashup

Mashing up Pharrell Williams' "Happy" and "Get Lucky," music-making duo Pomplamoose has come up with one of the more original music videos we've seen. Shot in a single take and employing just one projector, the video uses a variety of surfaces and objects in the 3D world as a stage for a series of …

Little ant trails through Central Park

Beautiful Games: frozen waterfall climbing

These remarkable photos of professional ice-climbers tackling huge frozen waterfalls and icefalls in Eidfjord, Norway, were created by photographer Thomas Senf. He used spotlights and flares to illuminate the spectacular landscapes at night-time, achieving results which look other-worldly. It took …

"The Moon Song" from "Her" Performed by Karen O, Spike Jonze and KK Barrett

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

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Sochi 2014: 10 high contrast shots at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

The Winter Olympics are immensely colourful, but sometimes you don’t need much colour to make a beautiful picture. Here are 10 examples of images which excel on account of the simple contrast between light and dark

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like “I feel a bit …

Dubai Cryogenic

10 Best Picture Nominees Forgotten By History

Before supersizing itself to its current format, the Best Picture category was home to five good films and true. Each vied for the ultimate movie …

B.J. Britt joins Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as series regular Agent Triplett

Back in December it was revealed that Marvel’s <b>Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.</b> would inject some new blood into its roster by adding two new series regulars, …

Nicholas Hoult explains why Beast looks human in X-Men: Days of Future Past

<i>Minor X-Men: Days of Future Past spoilers to follow…</i><p>If you’ve been keeping an eye on the marketing for <b>X-Men: Days of Future Past</b>, chances are you’ll …

Ron Burgundy returning to cinemas for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Continued; watch the trailer here

It was revealed back in October that Adam McKay had ambitions of releasing an alternate cut of last year’s comedy sequel <b>Anchorman 2: The Legend</b> …

6 Terrific Tom Hiddleston Performances (That Aren’t Loki)

At his current trajectory, there's no doubt that Thomas William Hiddleston is on course for greatness, awards and probably medals from nations far …

Flash Thompson defends Spider-Man in the latest Daily Bugle viral article for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

<i>We asked our readers how they thought Spider-Man got his powers. You answered by email, text, blog, and even a brick through the window (please</i> …

It’s personal in new (and potentially spoilery) TV spot for Captain America: The Winter Soldier

After sending the internet into a frenzy with the release of the <b>Guardians of the Galaxy</b> trailer earlier this week, Marvel Studios has now turned its …

Giveaway – Win Parks and Recreation Seasons 1-4 Boxset on DVD – NOW CLOSED

<b>Parks and Recreation Seasons One, Two and Three & Four Box Set</b> (including 68 episodes plus bonus features) is available on DVD here in the UK from …

Amy Adams pays emotional tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

Amy Adams has paid tribute to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman during an emotional episode of US TV show Inside the Actors Studio, calling him "a beautiful spirit".<p>As soon as presenter James Lipton mentioned the film Doubt, which Adams starred in with Hoffman and Meryl Streep, she became visibly …