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11 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Cuba

One writer discovers a country of dizzying contradictions.<p>In the words of a local artist and friendly guide I met on a recent trip to Cuba, “The only way to understand Cuba is to be irrational.” The island nation is a place of paradoxes: one where you're at once in awe of Havana's history and …

10 Easy Pieces: Modular Kitchen Workstations

When it comes to rental appliances, we’re partial to the European style of installing your own kitchen gear–investing in a good oven and refrigerator …

Snapshots: Saint Étienne's urban doodler with a sense of humour

The street artist known as Oak Oak uses the urban elements of his home town of Saint-Étienne, an old industrial town in France, to create humorous, site-specific art. “What I like about street art is that you can find somewhere to draw anywhere and it is a surprise for the people who find it,” he …


Daily Inspiration #2182

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Designer Creates Whimsical Scenes Using Everyday Objects And Miniature People

<b>Most of us</b> have probably thought about how a head of broccoli might look like a tree, and how everyday objects can create a whole new world from a …


25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

There's no substitute for experiencing a skilled DJ in a killer space, mixing live. Still, there are still only so many nights you can spend dancing …


How To Use Photography To Create Strong Branding That Tells Great Stories

<i>Image via Everlane</i><p><b>Photography is</b> a crucial element of brand-building, and using it effectively can go a long way to establish your brand in the minds …

San Francisco

Classic Movie Posters Reimagined As Visually Arresting Portraits

<b>Designed by</b> French graphic designer Flore Maquin, these movie posters are a stunning reimagining of the original artwork.<p><b>Her poster series</b> makes use …

Infographic: The Deadliest Superheroes And Villains In The Marvel Universe

<i>Click on image to enlarge</i><p><i>Click on image to enlarge</i><p><b>UK costume company</b> MorphCostumes has created an infographic that ranks the deadliest Marvel …


Lapalux - Puzzle (feat Andreya Triana) (Live At Maida Vale)

Stunning Sea Life Captured by the University of Miami's 2015 Underwater Photo Contest Winners

The winners of the 2015 Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have just been announced! Since the contest's inception in 2005, each year the school invites amateur photographers from around the world to submit their …

Red Sea

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …


What Makes a Room Work?

Stan Topol shares his expert advice.<p>From choosing classic seating to selecting a lampshade with perfect proportions, designer Stan Topol explains the expert tricks he used to create the cozy, comfortable sitting area in his Atlanta office. Here are the 10 things that make this space stylish – and …

Interior Design

Lego Matrix Lobby Fight Scene

A Modern House That's Warm and Rustic

Modern is organic in the Pacific Northwest.<p>Designer Markham Roberts decorated a house in the Pacific Northwest with its lush surroundings in mind. "When there's an incredible view everywhere you look, you want to work with nature, not compete with it," he says.

4 Dream Kitchens: Get the Look

One for every style.<p>Drawn from our October 2014 issue's featured stories, these rooms prove that the hardest-working space in the house can also be supremely stylish. There's one for every decorating style.


Fascinating Street Art by Ernest Zacharevic

The Natural Meets the Man-Made in Foolscap Studio’s Tribute to Canberra<p>The Celestial Beauty of Healing Stay KOSMOS<p>A Shade of Pale: Ten Evocative …


Articles about psst follow us down these 5 secret passages on - Dwell

Dear Dwell Reader: Many thanks to all of you—we've hit a couple milestones recently, and we wanted to share them with you.<p>A cosmopolitan design mecca with a distinctive urban vibe—Tokyo is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world and...<p>It's not all shoots and rounds: The creative …

Mid-Century modern

Articles about 5 designers’ own homes on - Dwell

Whether your garden grows atop a mantel, shares space with pencils on your desktop, or takes root in a backyard corner, an aptly...<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with …

Prefab Homes

Discover the best 6-modern-bookshelf-ideas on Dwell - Dwell

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Home Tours

Wes Anderson's cinematographer, Robert Yeoman, on how he shot nine great scenes from his films (VIDEO).

<i>This article originally appeared in</i> <b>Vulture</b>.<p>There are few directors with a visual style as distinctive as Wes Anderson’s, and to find out just what …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

Behind the scenes of a 'shocking' new study on human altruism

A recent study suggests most people would rather harm themselves than a stranger for profit. Lead author Molly Crockett takes us behind the scenes of the research<p>How much money would you give up to prevent a stranger’s pain? And how does this compare to what you’d pay to prevent your own pain?<p>With …

The Ralph Steadman Breaking Bad Blu-ray Covers Are Amazing

Perfection, of course<p><b>Ralph Steadman,</b> the gonzo illustrator who so perfectly brought Hunter S. Thompson's wild exploits to life all while etching in our brains his expansive, chaotic ink-blot splatter style, has teamed up with <i>Breaking Bad</i>'s Vince Gilligan to create the covers for forthcoming …

Breaking Bad

Illustrator Creates Doodles That Interact With Their Surroundings

French art director and illustrator David Troquier, who goes by Troqman, has an impressive sense of humor. He creates scrapbook doodles and places …