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How to transform your tiny flat into a five-bed pad

Microapartments make living in a big city semi-affordable, but tiny, featureless boxes can hardly be called homes. When Madrid-based graphic designer …

Artist Transforms Children's Drawings into Adorable Plush Toys

Vancouver-based artist Wendy Tsao turns children's drawings into adorable, handcrafted plush dolls. The toys, which she calls “softies,” are one-of-a-kind reflections of the kids' creativity and imagination. Anything that they can dream up–from rainbow cats to cute bat-pig hybrids to three-headed …

Senz windproof umbrellas receive graphics by Yoske Nishiumi

Berlin designer Yoske Nishiumi has created new canopy patterns for the asymmetric Senz umbrella, which keeps its shape in gale-force …

Tiny Shrimp-like Organisms Try to Illuminate the Insides of Fish That Eat Them | Colossal

<p>No, these aren’t light vomiting fish, though you would be forgiven for thinking so because that’s exactly what it looks like. What you’re seeing is …

IKEA spoofs Apple with launch of "Bookbook" – its new print catalogue

<b>News:</b> the catalogue for IKEA's 2015 collection is presented as if it were the latest tech offering from Apple in this short movie revealed on one of …

A Modern Family Ranch in Texas

New York City-based Sara Story Design went south to design the interiors modern ranch retreat in the Texas Hill country, designed by Lake|Flato …

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Demystifying Sound Design: 15 Online Learning Resources for Film, Games, and More

Waveforms, pictured by altemark<p><i>Composer, musician, and sound designer W. Brent Latta knows something about sound design, currently working</i> …

Articles about 5 spacious san francisco homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Any way you slice it, toast makes the most of any loaf.<p>A landscape architect in San Francisco harnesses an underground water source to create a lush marshland in his own backyard.<p>I was in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood a few days ago, and stopped by one of my favorite shops: Park Life, …

10 Gorgeous Stained Glass Ideas for Your Home

We know, we know. The first thing you think of when you see “stained glass” is probably a church, and you’re probably wondering what this might have to do with your home. Well, the art of playing with light is definitely one that historic structures the world over have mastered, but you can also …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

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What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

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The Trippiest Time Lapse Video We've Ever Seen

The night sky + weird dragon sculptures = total mind screw<p>Just in case the cosmos are not fantastic enough for you: This new video shows time lapses of the night sky over enormous metal dragons, dinosaurs and other creatures in Galleta Meadows in the desert town of Borrego Springs, California.<p>The …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

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Top Surfers Name the World’s Most Dangerous Waves, Plus Surf Spots for the Rest of Us

<b>See surfing photos submitted to us by adventurers like you >></b><p>For all of human history, waves have been a byword for “danger.” They drown swimmers, sink ships, and swamp entire towns with an inexorability and indifference that mocks the frailty of man in the intermittent roar and murmur of moving …

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Masterpieces

The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 …

11 All-Natural, Instant Energy Boosters

Bora Bora beyond the beach

Bora Bora is world-famous for its glinting turquoise lagoon, dazzlingly white sandy stretches of beach and luxurious resorts. With such a dreamlike setting, this magical island is, unsurprisingly, a great spot to decompress. But there’s much more to do than simply sipping a cocktail on your chaise. …

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NASA Releases Photo of Earth Taken from the Dark Side of Saturn by the Cassini Spacecraft | Colossal

<p>Yesterday NASA published a new photograph taken on July 19, 2013, by a wide-angle camera on the Cassini spacecraft that shows a view of Earth from …

Headshot Portrait Lighting on a Budget

Chances are, no matter what your specialty is, you’ve been asked to photograph headshots. Professionals from many industries use these images to …

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Lightning Storms Photographed From High Above in Space

Hey aspiring storm chasers — want to dramatically improve your lightning shots? Try getting an elevated view. Like about 400 miles up. That’s the …

Video: The Pixel Painter

Hal Lasko, also known as Grandpa, creates full-scale masterpieces pixel by pixel using Microsoft Paint. This video by our friend Josh Bogdan, shares his story.<p>When Josh Bogdan sent Dwell his new video, <i>The Pixel Painter</i>, we had to pass it along. Hal Lasko, a 97-year-old retired graphic artist, uses …