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Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel and Spa on the Amalfi Coast

Vacationing in a former convent may sound a bit austere—that is, until you experience Monastero Santa Rosa on Italy’s famous Amalfi Coast. This monastery-turned-hotel offers all the peaceful seclusion the sisters enjoyed, with none of the personal sacrifices. And though the popular coastline is …

Light’s L16 Pocket-Sized Multi-Aperture Camera

No other camera looks quite like the newly announced Light L16, with one side featuring a whopping 16 lenses. This visual assessment immediately reveals just how advanced the technology is within the device. When capturing an image, all lenses fire at different focal lengths and a computational …

The best way to see thousands of temples in central Burma: Hot-air balloon

As I rise from the ground in the basket of a hot-air balloon, dawn is breaking and the first of hundreds of ancient temples comes into view. Through the early morning fog, I make out a red-brick temple nestled in a grove of palm trees. Soon I am passing over a traditional Buddhist structure with …

Miami Beach

The Nearly 20-Year History of Kate and Leo’s Awards-Season Friendship

It’s been almost 20 years since Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio first set sail on the ship of dreams and, no, we’re not talking about the Titanic. We’re talking about the chemistry both on-screen and off that has kept fans of Kate and Leo (and, let’s be honest, Jack and Rose) coming back for …

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Six Eye-Catching Planters

Once you've gotten the knack of keeping finicky houseplants healthy and green, they'll soon outgrow their current residences, and when they do—consider upgrading to one of these eye-catching planters. From the statement metallics to minimalist designs, there's something to match the mood of any …

Alien UFO Festival in Argentina: Pictures

This Composer Made Music Out of Gravitational Waves

Arthur Jeffes collaborated with NASA astrophysicists to turn a billion-year-old star signals into music.<p>Since the LIGO announcement last week, gravitational waves—ripples in the curvature of spacetime—have been in the limelight. Now one composer has reimagined the star signals from over a billion …

Thino Charger

For most of us, having a low battery on our cell phone is nothing short of an emergency. For those situations, the smaller the charger, the better. …

Swiss Army Knives

These Lamps Blur the Line Between Art and Object

At Brooklyn's 99¢ Plus gallery, 30 artists and designers re-imagine the lamp in an illuminating light show.<p>For curator Zoe Alexander Fisher, there's art in the everyday. Here, she reveals what happens when you invite 30 artists to interpret an iconic form, and makes lighting such an interesting …

Articles about 5 bold glass bedrooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

The modern bedroom is a personal place that reflects your style and offers respite at the end of the day.<p>Create a space that stands out.<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a handful of dirty clothes into my now...<p>Collaborate. Design with Glass.<p>We …

Articles about plugged prefab collects weather data conserve energy on Dwell.com - Dwell

Easy-to-assemble wooden modules and home automation systems make this Serra d'Espadà residence as sustainable as it is smart.<p>These prefabricated homes in the Sunshine State are built to withstand harsh conditions.<p>Driven by “an evangelical zeal to save things,” Adam Hills and Maria Speake artfully …

Articles about movable walls instantly transform small vacation home two bedroom studio on Dwell.com - Dwell

A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of architects designs a Hamptons vacation house that subverts tradition.<p>Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted …

Otherworldy Images of a Glass Recycling Factory

At the Phoenicia Glass Works Ltd. factory in Yeruham, Israel, massive mountains of soon-to-be-recycled shards of glass form an eerie, colorful landscape. Sorted into piles of green, brown and clear, the mounds reach up to 50 feet in height and stretch across the distance of several soccer fields. …

France Plans to Build 620 Miles of Solar Roads

France has announced plans to build over 600 miles of solar panel roads, joining the likes of the Netherlands and Korea in adopting the forward-thinking technology. The roads will generate enough energy to provide power for roughly 8% of the French population and will take about five years to …

The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer at Davis Museum, Wellesley

For over 12 years, Jason Rohrer has lent his artistic vision and computer programming capabilities to the world of video game design. Along the way, he has elevated both artistry and narrative offerings. With that, accolades unfolded—including inclusion in MoMA's video game art group show. As a new …

Nokē Smart U-Lock

No matter how structurally sound one's bike lock is, there's always the sneaking suspicion that somewhere a thief's bolt-cutters are equally capable. As home lock systems become connected, smarter and thus better at their job of protecting, so too have bike locks. Few however match the styling and …

Watch this artist illustrate Singapore's skyline using only makeup

Singapore — The fundamentals of any good artwork depend on an artist's skills and the drawing tools used.<p>In this video, Singaporean artist Cheng Yi …

Rimowa Electronic Tag

Now that electronic boarding passes are the norm, the checking and tagging of luggage is one of the last remaining vestiges of the old, …

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Arc 3D-Printed Bicycle

Designed and built by a group of four Dutch college students as part of a three-month research project, the Arc 3D-Printed Bicycle is a great example …

Kebei Li Kickstarts His Cubic Cable-Holder

Imitation is apparently the greatest form of flattery—but once industrial designer Kebei Li learned that a cheap, almost-too-similar version of the cubic cable holders he designed as a RISD student was being funded on Kickstarter by a new SF-based company, he took a proactive approach. As the …