Ritika Jharia

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The Industrial Revolution: Why Britain Got There First

The search for an explanation for why Britain was the first nation to industrialise.<p>Many observers of modern social science are convinced of the …

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Mogadishu: evolution of an African capital – in pictures

A new exhibition by Somali-British architect Rashid Ali and British photographer Andrew Cross presents contemporary images of the battle-ravaged Somali capital alongside rare archive images that document Mogadishu under Italian colonial rule<p><i>Mogadishu - Lost Moderns is at the Mosaic Rooms, London</i> …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

11 Photos Taken With The First Kodak Camera

Take a look at day-to-day life in the 1890s. Pictures courtesy of the National Media Museum.

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Before & After: A Cottage Where Small Changes Make a Big Impact

The portrait that helped win an election - a picture from the past

What Was The Crystal Palace, And Why Are We Trying To Rebuild It?

One of the most famous structures in London’s history burned down decades ago. Can we resurrect it?<p>Yesterday, a group of Chinese developers along with London mayor Boris Johnson announced the shortlist of architects picked to design the new Crystal Palace. It includes some of the U.K.’s best …

A 19th Century Church Becomes Offices

Acato, a web design firm, grew weary of their offices being right above a fishmonger, so the company hired Rotterdam-based BBVH Architects to …

Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza

Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza<p>This sacred site was one of the greatest Mayan centres of the Yucatán peninsula. Throughout its nearly 1,000-year …

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Articles about 5 mid century inspired interiors on Dwell.com - Dwell

Among the vintage interior design trends, the mid-century modern designs of the 1950s are holding fast.<p>Bernhardt Design revives Charles Pollock’s long-dormant career with the release of a timeless new lounge chair.<p>When Andy Linsky, a realtor specializing in mid-century homes, and his partner …

Design Sleuth: A Wall Sconce Inspired by Le Corbusier

Once I was exploring Paris with Lucile Demory who took me to Le Corbusier’s La Maison Roche and to his atelier and apartment just outside of the …

A Photographic History of London's Architecture Superimposed with Old Paintings of the Same Scene

I stumbled across a historic mash-up of sorts while perusing Reddit the other day. Anytime there's a visually enticing chance to learn a bit about …

Six beautiful and bizarre bridges

Many bridges are the archetype of urban blight, essential yet uninspired. But informed Quora.com users know better. They identified fantastic structures that double as art.

Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …

Why England Still Builds Victorian Prisons

They’re easier to control than more modern prisons. Still, yeesh.<p>In rapidly industrializing Victorian England, rising crime levels (and public fretting over the “criminal classes”) led to a prison construction boom. Between 1842 and 1877, 90 prisons were built in the country. These facilities “were …

Guerilla Murals by Fintan Magee | Colossal

<p>When looking at these murals by Brisbane artist Fintan Magee they seem almost impossible to contain. Literally dripping with color, his bold images …

Portfolio Update: Script & Seal - The Fox Is Black

Script & Seal is a Brooklyn based design-minded illustration studio of made up of two very fine people, Gavin Potenza & Liz Meyer. Together they make …