Ron Hou

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The Improbable Resurrection of a Quirky, Once-Popular, Art Deco Font

The distinctive Metro typeface was created by one of the world's most influential designers in the '20s, but is only now being revived and reinterpreted for the digital age.<p>Monotype U.K.<p>Tens of thousands of more-or-less similar typefaces are currently available, yet designers continue to create new …

Volkel 2013 RNLAF Open Days

Retro Swiss Ski Gondolas, Creatively Reinvented By Artists

In Revisiting a Swiss Icon, seven gondolas from the 1970s are reincarnated into art.<p>We’re accustomed to riding gondolas in ski resorts and theme parks around the world. Lately, they’re also cropping up in proposals for aerial mass transit in urban areas such as Austin, Texas. Medellín slums also …

Kenichi Ebina Performs an Epic Matrix- Style Martial Arts Dance - America's Got Talent

AMMO: Cross Section Photos of Bullets

In October of 2012, LA-based photographer Sabine Pearlman found herself ensconced in a Swiss WWII bunker photographing 900 different “specimens” of …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

The visibility of distilled water is about 80 metres. Blue Lake, in New Zealand's South Island, clocks in at 76 metres. Here are the first-ever …

Subtractive Street Art by Pejac on the Streets of Spain | Colossal

<p>Really digging this subtractive piece by Pejac. You can see much more of this piece as well as an archive of earlier works on his website. (via …

Awe-Inspiring Photos of Earth’s Oldest Living Trees

In a protected area high in the White Mountains in eastern California, 15 miles east of Bishop, you'll find the oldest living trees in the world. The gnarled beauties, called the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, are believed to be 1,000 to around 4,800 years old. Can you imagine the amount of history …

Forests

10 Ways Accessories Can Transform a Room

See 10 tricks to finally finish decorating your home.<p>Want to perk up the color palette or personality of your home but don't want to redecorate every room? Here are ideas on how a few little touches can yield big results.

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>José Selgas and Lucía Cano explore the possibilities of plastics.<p>The Silo is a unique example of adaptive …

Architecture

10 Inspiring Entries in National Geographic’s Traveler Photo Contest

You now have less than a week to enter the ultimate photo contest! To date, we've shown you both some nature standouts as well as some stellar animal entries in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. If you think you've got what it takes, you have until June 30th to enter and win a …

Nature

Infographic: The Literal Meaning Of Every State Name In The U.S.

Washington translates to “Marsh Farm Land, Missouri to “Land of the People with Dugout Canoes.” What does your state or city name mean? You may not want to know.<p>The New Navel of the Moon. It’s so poetic, isn’t it? (And sure, maybe a bit anatomically confusing.) That’s the real meaning behind the …

Pictures: 5 New World Heritage Sites

Active volcanoes, shifting sand dunes, and fields of glaciers are included in the five newest World Heritage sites.

Summer's Hottest Beach Reads

Whether youre downloading them or buying them at Barnes and Noble, these page-turners are worth tossing in your tote.<p>Whether you're downloading them or buying them at Barnes and Noble, these page-turners are worth tossing in your tote.

Dwell on Design: Prefab Preview

A perennial subject at Dwell on Design, prefab housing takes the show floor by storm this year. As usual we've got on-site prefab homes—we're very excited to welcome Living Homes's C6 model, Sustain Design's miniHome, and a model from Method Homes kitted out with furnishings from our keynote …

Prefab Homes

Stylish Urban Bike Gear

1 of 9<p>Showers Pass Woman’s Portland Jacket<p>This pretty-plaid waterproof jacket has a reflective drop-down rear panel (three snaps keep it up when not in use) and reflective-piping accents. A left-side chest pocket has a hidden audio port, and side gussets let you customize fit.<p><b>Price:</b> $200 <b><br>Info:</b> …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Martha’s Favorite Recipes for Summer

Warm-weather dining calls for delicious meals made with the season’s bounty of fresh, ripe produce. Here are Martha's all-time favorite recipes for casual summer entertaining.<p>These picture-perfect muffins are studded with fresh blueberries and capped with crunchy sugar and crumb toppings. The …

Food & Dining

Action Bronson: The 10 NYC Rap Albums Every Man Should Listen To

<b>Action Bronson is a big guy,</b> and it looks like he's about to blow up. The 29-year-old Queens native — whose new EP, <i>SAAAB Stories</i> (with three As), is out this week — has been heating things up over the last two years, earning gushing accolades from <i>The New York Times</i> and Pitchfork. Born Ariyan …

What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

1 of 9<p>Cannondale CAAD8 7 Sora<p>At one time, the CAAD8 was Cannondale’s top-end aluminum frame, and it still has desirable features: Shaped chainstays help the bike absorb bumps yet are rigid enough to feel efficient during hard pedaling. A beefed-up bottom bracket maximizes power transfer, and a tall …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

There's a super moon at the end of the road

Best Ever Barbecued Ribs

This go-to recipe for classic barbecued ribs embraces what we refer to as our "oven-cheat" method -- a technique that'll get you ultra-tender meat …

BBQ

20 Majestic Pictures of Tigers

The Tiger is the largest of the cat species, and clearly not your typical house pet. These majestic mammals reach a total body length of up 11 ft and …

Wildlife

8 Most Beautiful Water Landscapes in the World

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

National Parks