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Residence in Rio de Janeiro by Arthur Casas

Luxurious Residence in Rio de Janeiro.<p>The architects of Arthur Casas have designed this luxurious residence located in a breathtakingly beautiful …

Brazil

Contemporary Design Scheme With a Little Extra: The Hollcroft Residence

A moderate land elevation surrounded by a pristine landscape in Portland, Oregon was considered the perfect setting for Giulietti Schouten Architects …

Black and White Photography of India

Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner brought from his many trips all around the world, a series of Indian landscapes’ photos in black and white. The …

Photography

2014 World Press Photo Contest

The results from the 2014 World Press Photo Contest have been announced. The World Press Photo of the Year is a picture by American photographer John Stanmeyer, who is a founding member of the VII photo agency. See more of the winners here.

Photography

Thousands of Swimming Fish Create Huge Underwater Spirals

American photographer Octavio Aburto thrives on the fascinating world of life in the sea. He has spent decades studying and researching marine biology in order to educate the world about the protection and conservation of ocean life. Since 1994, Aburto has photographed marine ecosystems in Mexican …

Marine Biology

World's Tallest Vertical Garden Is Growing In Sri Lanka

The high-rise apartment building is a fusion between a skyscraper and a forest.<p>Sri Lanka will literally have roses in the air next year, as architecture firm Milroy Perera and Maga Engineering are collaborating to build a 46-floor, high-rise building that will be outfitted with the world's tallest …

Architecture

This stunning underwater shot made our list of the best travel photos for January. Check out the full gallery here: http://on.natgeo.com/1iV9Sqb Photograph by Patrik Gustafsson, National Geographic Your Shot

10 Hot Trends To Bring Metallic Influences To Your Interiors

This season is the best for bringing out metallic inspiration throughout your interiors. Everywhere you look metals are a hot trend – from the warm …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

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

Interior Design

Easy Ways to Go Green with Your Construction

The green living mantra is not going away any time soon. Here are easy ways to include eco-friendly ideas into your construction, for a sustainable …

Solar Panels

Stalking shotgun, slats and synergy

Take a classic shotgun terrace in my favourite Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. Extend and renovate with voids and stairs and slats and changing levels. …

Original Character of 19th Century Building Revitalized: The Pünktchen Project

We highly appreciate the redesign of this building in Germany, the result of a fruitful collaboration between Güth & Braun Architekten and DYNAMO …

Architecture

10 Modern Under Stair Storage Solutions To Spruce Up Your Home

In any modern home, the key is to have a simple and open interior design and internal distribution. Storage is still a very important issue but it’s …

Fireworks Photography Tips and Techniques

When you are going to photograph fireworks, be prepared. Make sure you have enough memory cards and extra batteries. You will need to take a tripod, …

Landscape Photography

Photographing 4th of July Fireworks

Once a year, Americans are allowed to celebrate a holiday in a manner befitting the importance of the day. Of course, I am referring to the 4th of …

Surreal Monochrome Images Shot Beneath the Sea

Ever since Hengki Koentjoro received a pocket camera as a child, he has been hooked on cameras. This passion ultimately led him to pursue an …

Photography

Cliff House on Big Sur Coast, California, USA

Spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright Lives on in Sydney Tree House

Here is the sort of house that will leave wonderful childhood memories of long summer meals after a day of fun.<p>It has a natural joie de vivre, set …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Five Tips for First Time DSLR Owners

Canon Rebel with Canon 50mm F/1.8 on the left and Canon 5D with Sigma 85mm F/1.4 on the right<p><i>FACT:</i> A DSLR will not get you better pictures, knowledge …

5 Great Ways to Destroy Your Camera

Many of us know that feeling. That gut punch of shock and denial as we watch our camera fall from our grip or swing to the earth from an unsecured …

Life With A Rangefinder, Plus Street Photography Tips.

These days you are most likely to find me wandering the streets of London with a Leica M Monochrom hanging from my neck. Street photography and Leica …

Photography

Light Painting How To

LAPP, or light art performance photography, is a style in which you literally paint your pictures with light. If you own a DSLR camera or even a Lomo …

Shutter Speed

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

Choosing the Best Wood Flooring for Your Home

When homeowners decide to invest in wood flooring for their properties, they may not realize how many decisions they’ll have to make during the …

Home Improvement

http://www.homedsgn.com/2011/07/10/house-in-somosaguas-by-a-cero/ House in Somosaguas by A-cero

6 Designer Tricks to a More Comfortable Home

Designers share their tricks.<p>From being able to kick back with an ottoman to keeping a throw in every room, we asked five decorators to share how they make a house feel more cozy.

60 Ingenious Knot Designs From The “Man On Wire”

High-wire artist Philippe Petit’s rigging explained in Why Knot?, his new book on the art of knot tying.<p>When Philippe Petit stepped out on a high-wire illegally strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974 and performed his act, his exploit became folkloric. But what the …

Fishing

Photographic Composition: 4 Tips to Improve Impact

The art of composition is the creation of a visually compelling picture—a picture that evokes the interest of the viewer. Composition is a key …

Landscape Photography

National Geographic Travel