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The Amazing Power of Frequency Separation Retouching in Photoshop

Designs of the Year shortlist announced

Nominations include a syringe that changes colour when opened and a children's wheelchair that grows with the child<p>Folding helmets, smoke alarms that send you text messages and a pyramid-shaped school that floats on a lagoon in Nigeria are among the innovative solutions that make up the Design …

This Is Why You Should Visit Botanical Gardens in the Winter (Photos)

Not all gardens hibernate during the winter. From synchronized light displays to intricate plant sculptures, these botanical gardens are decked out …

Eleanor Catton becomes youngest Booker prize winner

Judges praise 832 'extraordinary' pages of The Luminaries that New Zealander began writing when she was 25<p>Comment: novel questions and epic ambition Interview: Eleanor Catton Guardian review by Kirsty Gunn Video: the case for The Luminaries<p>Eleanor Catton made Man Booker prize history twice on …

Traveling With Kids: Choosing Which Hawaiian Island Suits Your Family

People ask me all the time which Hawaiian Island is best for kids. And while my answer is always the same -- they are all great and it just depends what you are looking for -- that is really the politically correct response.<p>Here's how I'd break down the pros and cons of the islands in terms of …

Trails

Made for Walking: The World's Most Aesthetic Footbridges (Photos)

From a bridge high above the Malaysian forest to a modern drawbridge, get from one place to another in style on one the world's coolest …

Whale Shark Scientists Grapple With Tourism's Impact

Elizabeth Clingham was determined to talk about whale sharks. And she didn’t let a whale of a commute get in her way.<p>The marine conservationist from …

U.S. Government Releases 1,300 Stunning Park Photos Before Shutdown

Mummies, Monet & Napoleon's toothbrush: discover London's top museums

London is home to the world’s greatest collection of museums and galleries, from blockbusters to tucked-away treasures. The result of private and royal collections, and years of imperial acquisitions and plunder, these museums are one of the main attractions of the British capital for locals and …

Museums

Food Trips & Budget-Friendly Stays: Weekend Roundup

This week, we’re all about planning trips for food lovers (aka all of us!), all the while saving you money on lodging so that you can indulgently try …

Iconic TWA Flight Center At JFK Airport Gets Its Last Chance To Preen

The once-proud and iconic TWA got out-competed, deregulated and Carl Icahn-ed, and the last chance to view and experience a standout piece of its …

Sri Lanka: nirvana for beach lovers

Sri Lanka overwhelms the senses. The air is heavy with the scent of jasmine, the food richly spiced and the landscape one of utter beauty; the radiant green rice paddies, forests of swaying palm trees and mountains puckered in tea plantations are utterly bewitching. But for many people Sri Lanka …

Asia Travel

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Clever Illustrations Show the Origin of Superheroes and Villains

Las Vegas illustration team Ninjabot has created some fantastic illustrations that show the origin of some of our favorite superheroes and villains. The series of art prints will ask you to take a trip down memory lane as you remember how your childhood heroes all came to be.<p>As Ninjabot states, …

Art

Half-Drag Portraits Show the Before & After Transformations of NYC Drag Queens

New York-based photographer Leland Bobbé has put together a fascinating series of portraits that examine the idea of gender fluidity by showing New …

Photographing Dolphin Intelligence

This August I had the chance to join National Geographic Photographer Brian Skerry on a 10-day expedition to the Bahamas to photograph wild atlantic spotted dolphins with researcher Denise Herzing.<p>Together, we traveled on a 60-foot catamaran between the island of Bimini and the White Sand Ridge …

The planet’s most spellbinding sights

Most everyday experiences are lessons in the inevitable pull of the future: books are replaced with e-books, laptops are replaced with tablet computers, billions of dollars are replaced with trillions of dollars, fresh is replaced with cling-wrapped. When travelling, however, you may find fragile …

National Parks

Articles about slat happy 8 louvered homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Budget supplies become modern design gold in this Omaha home.<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Inspired by Nordic nature, Honka offers prefabs and custom-built log home kits at an affordable price.<p>Architect …

Industrial Designer

Severed Hand Candle Makes A "Handy" Addition To Any Halloween Party

Want to add an creepy accent to your<p>tombhome, or maybe create an eerie ambiance for your Halloween party? Then you should check out the Hammer Horror …

The "Beautiful LEGO" Book Shows Just How Beautiful Bricks Can Be

Coffee table books are often drab accounts of interior design, or glorified shots of over priced cars that you’ll never afford. So next time you’re …

Colorful Experimental Photography by Luka Klikovac

Colorful Photography.<p>The selected colorful images are part of an experimental photo series by Luka Klikovac from Belgrade, Serbia. The photographer …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

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

Articles about design tips privacy helpful products part two on Dwell.com - Dwell

As the lines between our public and personal lives become increasingly blurry, designers are helping redefine privacy for the...<p>To further explore privacy in the modern world, we present three common problems—from noise to peeping neighbors—and a fleet of...<p>For even more nifty nursery ideas, we …

San Francisco

Articles about 7 modern homes texas 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>Designer Barbara Hill applies her polished take on minimalism to a traditional 1920s abode in Atlanta for a transplanted...<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Articles about incredible island houses part one on Dwell.com - Dwell

Babies happen. They can even happen in a modern home.<p>In this series, trace the story of lamesadevenn, a green live/work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created for two community...<p>Working part-time from a tiny studio building, architect Chris Fein redesigns dwellings from a range of eras.<p>Or is one …

Santa Monica

Incredible Oil Paintings of Dark and Foreboding Skies

The fourth edition of Beyond Eden, a multi-gallery event celebrating the new contemporary art scene, is starting tonight in Los Angeles and one of the exciting pieces being shown there will be the one you see above. Thinkspace Gallery will display artist Brian Mashburn's <i>Give Me a Home</i>, a stunning …

Art