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150 Trees Protect This Apartment Complex from Noise and Pollution

While living in an urban environment has many benefits, you're often subject to noise, pollution, and lack of green space. This five-storey apartment building by Luciano Pia minimizes these disadvantages by cloaking the structure in a beautiful potted forest. Located in Turin, Italy, the facade …

Treehouses

Small World – Photo Montages by Manuel Archain

A series of dreamlike small world photo montages by Manuel Archain.<p>We can lose ourselves in daydreams in diverse moments of our everyday life. While …

Art

Articles about 7 modern swimming pools on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>Whether it’s a place to rest your saucers or your sneakers, …

Architecture

Ex-Architect Kacper Kowalski's Amazing Aerial Photography

Architects among you: Is there anything more pleasing than seeing things in plan view? That godlike perspective that reduces those pesky humans to …

Photography

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

Best Home Furnishings Posts of 2014

10. The Abyss Table by Christopher Duffy for Duffy London<br>Duffy London’s dramatic coffee pairs layers of wood and glass to become a mesmerizing …

Furniture

Junichi Hakoyama – Inspiring Street Photographer from Japan

People most usually solitary figures keep walking amidst interesting backgrounds and surreal surroundings all painted in black and white. Yes, …

How To Be an Artist: Following Your Intuition

We love to believe that we are reasonable. We love the thought that we are rational, and that we weigh evidence, and make decisions. But from our …

Film Photography

The Disorienting Beauty of Spiral Staircases in Old Abandoned Buildings

Christian Richter is a fine art architecture photographer based in the small town of Jeßnitz, Germany. A fan of exploring old, abandoned buildings, …

Disney Animators Study Their Reflections in Mirrors to Draw Classic Characters' Facial Expressions

For decades, professional animators have relied on mirrors and their own facial expressions to be able to produce the dynamic, expressive characters that audiences know and love. Using themselves as models, the artists leer, grin, and grimace at their own reflections so that they can recreate the …

Animation

Hans – A German Photographer shows us why his models are the most beautiful in the world

Hans is from Germany, a very ambitious and artistic photographer who relies totally on natural light with exquisite models. This portfolio is …

How fairytales grew up

“Forget villain,” the producers of <i>Frozen</i> declared when translating Hans Andersen’s <i>The Snow Queen</i> to the screen. The icy enchantress, who enthralled me to the core of my being when I was young, has been utterly transfigured – softened, redeemed – in Jennifer Lee’s screenplay; she becomes Elsa, an …

Spiegelstadt: Bruges

Belgium

Frozen Flowers Melt Away Dramatically in Blocks of Ice

To create his <i>Locked in the ether</i> series, Kenji Shibata froze an array of flowers in blocks of ice, temporarily locking the full blooms in all their glory. Then, he let the ice melt and photographed the weepy wilting and thawing process.<p>As the ice relinquishes its grip on the flowers, bruised petals …

Psychedelia

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Minimal London Urban Architectural Photography

Architectural Photography

Young Self-Taught Photographer Captures Wanderers Against Magnificent Landscapes

Self-taught Canadian photographer Elizabeth Gadd described her photography niche better, perhaps, than anybody else when she said, “I, uh… shoot …

A Thin Line - Photographs and text by Serge Najjar | LensCulture

Every Saturday I drive my car towards a destination, still unknown, and guide myself by my instinct, by light and by whatever attracts my eye.<p>At some moment, I stop. I position myself. And then all I have to do is wait for something to happen.<p>In most cases, what captures my attention are the …

Art