Rebecca Ruggles

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27 Coffee Shops With Stylish Design You'll Want To Steal For Your Home

No matter how far from home you travel, one thing is guaranteed: you’ll be able to find a cup of joe when your caffeine cravings start.<p>Coffee shops …

WeWork opens "whimsical" co-working space in former opium factory

Shanghai studio Linehouse has transformed a former opium factory with green-painted metalwork and pastel-coloured terrazzo to create the Chinese …

Watch Ikea's flat-pack refugee shelter unfold in minutes

Ikea's known for its flat-pack furniture -- rectangular boxes meticulously arranged to hold all the pieces in as compact a package as possible. We've seen desks and tables and dressers packed into those cardboard boxes, but you might not know Ikea's also involved in designing a full-blown refugee …

MacBook Pro

Artist creates dimensional scenes on old plates by precisely sandblasting through successive layers

Caroline Slotte is a sculptor in Finland who layers old, decorated china plates atop one another, then carefully removes material from successive …

Art

Spectacular new shipping container museum nestles near China's Great Wall

Nestled near China’s famous Great Wall rests a new cultural museum made with shipping containers. The Zhao Hua Xi Shi Living Museum designed by IAPA …

Inspire others to travel by turning out-of-office email into a real-time photographic travel journal

One of the most satisfying things about going on holidays is setting your “out-of-office” message, particularly as part of you knows that it will induce envy in those receiving it. So, it comes as great news that the automatic reply message has just had a fabulous upgrade, as Australian airline …

Qantas

After watching over 100 TED talks, these are the insights that have stuck with me most

Watch one TED talk, and you have a factoid to share with a friend at a bar.<p>Watch over 100 TED talks across several years — as I have, obsessively — and you begin to think a little differently about the world.<p>Not every talk is awe-inspiring or illuminating, but the best ones have changed how I think …

Decorating Tricks to Steal from Stylish Paris Interiors

(Image credit: The Style Files)<p>Parisian women personify insouciant, one-of-a-kind style, and Paris interiors are no different. Sure, those high …

Think Like an Interior Designer in 7 Steps

Hiring a professional to decorate the inside of your home can be pricey, and might be out of the question for homeowners who are already on a tight budget.<p>You don't have to be a licensed interior designer to think like one, though. There are ways to be your own best design ally -- it just takes a …

Mysteriously Surreal Paintings of Faceless Women Overpowered by Nature and Wildlife

Amy Judd's mysterious paintings epitomize the enchanting aspects of femininity. She creates images rich with a soft sensitivity, and though each piece is able to stand alone–in terms of quality and uniqueness–all effortlessly inspire a similar sense of wonder. Drawing inspiration from the …

Hyatt Introduces A New Brand Of Anti-Hotel For The Airbnb Era

Hyatt wants to sell you on “stays” instead of hotels.<p>Last January, I stayed at a beautiful Airbnb in the West Village. It had even been featured in a design magazine. But the posh chaise lounge and Philips Hue lighting was of little solace when I was shivering in my bed all night wearing three …

Hospitality

This Travel Startup Wants to Save You From Your Packing Struggles

What if you never had to pack a suitcase again?<p>You know how to roll not fold, and you've memorized the rules of packing light. But one new travel …

San Francisco

Paris Short Film Is a Quick Fix for Your Wanderlust

Take a timelapsed tour of the city of love with filmmaker Alex Soloviev.<p>The flight time from New York to Paris? 230 minutes. The time it takes to fall head over heels for the city of love? 159 seconds. From Alex Soloviev, the filmmaker who brought bioluminescent bottom dwellers into hi-def 14-bit, …

Street Artist Revamps Abandoned Buildings With Creepy Baroque Imagery

What's scarier than happening upon a lonely, 17th century-esque painting hanging out in an abandoned building?<p>"I have always been drawn to the old masters, a time when art was all about beauty," artist Ted Pim explained in an email to The Huffington Post. "Every painting, every sculpture, every …

The secret swimming pools of Paris' catacombs: Intrepid explorers risk arrest to provide rare glimpse of French capital's underworld

• <b>Beneath the sweltering city streets of Paris, the catacombs are home to crystal clear blue swimming pools</b>• <b><br>Local explorers, known as 'cataphiles', have</b> …

Bonjour Typeface

Bonjour, a hand painted typeface with lots of extras.<p>Bonjour is a bold hand painted typeface. The nice brush-lettering style works great for a …

Javier de Riba graffitis gorgeous geometric patterns onto the floors of abandoned buildings

Artist Javier de Riba revives abandoned buildings with stunning illusory artworks. Using spray paint, stencils, and a lot of patience, de Riba paints …

Abandoned Buildings

Artist Virtually 'Paints' Ancient Drawings Onto Modern Homes Around The World

Muralists need a lot of things that aren't easy to come by: money, connections, and a wall for starters. Polish artist Maria Umievskaya realized she could approximate the reach of a public artist without any of these resources, using only the internet. Her virtual series juxtaposes clean modern …

Amazing Aerial Views Transform Beaches Into Abstract Photos

<i>Aerial Views Adria</i> is a collection of colorful photographs in which the sandy shores of Europe have been transformed into a series of abstract shapes and forms. From high above, Germany-based photographer Bernhard Lang documented rows and rows of beach umbrellas at seaside resorts along the …

Stunning Photos of Sunsets Projected onto Shattered Mirrors

Broken Mirror / Evening Sky is a stunning series by New York-based photographer Bing Wright, who creates breathtaking images of sunsets seen through shattered mirrors. Richly colored skyscapes are distorted by the cracked glass, abstracting the traditional image of a sunset in a visually striking …

Art

Inventive Space-Saving Light Design Also Holds Potted Plants

<i>Bucketlight</i> is a multifunctional design that makes the most of unused overhead spaces in any room. Created by Dutch designer Roderick Vos, the inventive concept is both a hanging plant as well as overhead illumination. The creative lighting keeps floor and desk spaces free of clutter while also …

Britt Bass Turner iPad and iPhone Cases

While not usually fans of loud or flashy cases for our mobile devices, we were impressed by the vibrant, playful appeal of Athens, GA-based artist Britt Bass Turner's iPad and iPhone accessories. All bright colors and thick brushstrokes, the abstract designs look like they were created in a joyful, …

Liquid Experiments Produce Hypnotizing Swirls of Color

New York-based artist Kim Keever experiments with colorful tinted paints and water to create these beautifully abstract, hypnotizing formations. As a former thermal engineer for NASA projects, Keever tends to veer his work towards the scientific and experimental.<p>To produce this particular style, …

19-Year-Old Mixes Photos and Paints Into Beautiful Narratives

19-year-old artist Aliza Razell creates beautiful narratives in her mixed-media photographs by combining self-portraits with splashes of color to produce strange and mystifying images that cannot fully be explained. The beautifully thoughtful moments seem perfectly planned out so that the …

Art

Into Lauren Tamaki’s Sketchbook - The Fox Is Black

Lauren Tamaki is a Brooklyn based illustrator. She’s worked on some fantastic projects like drawing Rene Redzepi for GQ and making holiday cards for …