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Fresh Herb Falafel

8 Servings<p>Once you make this falafel recipe, you'll never impulse buy it on the street again. A coarse texture is absolutely key; if the chickpeas are too finely chopped, the falafel will be dense.<p>October 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 ounces dried chickpeas, soaked overnight, drained<p>½ onion, coarsely …

Recipes

Vanilla-Scented Beignets

Gerald Hirigoyen's airy beignets (doughnuts) can be deep-fried a few hours in advance and recrisped in the oven just before serving. <b>Cost: $8</b> <b>More</b> …

Gorgeous Architectural Drawings Hidden Behind Empty Silhouettes of Other Buildings

Scotland-based artist Minty Sainsbury meticulously draws buildings that are hidden behind the silhouettes of other structures. Each piece offers an incredible amount of gorgeous detail, and she depicts every brick, window, and decorative facade in a photorealistic style using pencil.<p>Despite …

Drawing

Mathematically Precise Kinetic Sculptures and Toys by John Edmark | Colossal

<p>If you enjoyed John Edmark’s trippy 3D-printed zoetrope sculptures last week, you might also enjoy some of his kinetic sculptures that rely on …

Sculpture

The Perfect Office - Microsoft Mobile Keyboard, Lyve Home and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Beautiful Character Design by Vivien Bertin

Vivien Bertin, an illustrator from Paris, France shared some beautiful character design work on his Behance page. If there's an area that I really …

Graphic Design

Fantastic Pixelart Works by Megapont

Gotta love pixelart! Today we're featuring Megapont, an awesome Russian pixelart artists duo that come up with amazing pieces, full of pop culture …

Dribbble

Soundweaving: Artist Converts Folk Embroidery Patterns into Paper Scores for Music Boxes | Colossal

<p>Soundweaving is a recent project by Hungarian design student Zsanett Szirmay that turns patterns used in traditional folk embroidery into music by …

Art

The World’s Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Japanese design house Nendo can make <i>anything</i> better. The designers have revamped rubber bands. They tackled the 4,000-year-old design problem of chopsticks. They even figured out how to make wood transparent for crying out loud.<p>Still, I’m always happiest when Nendo turns its design genius to …

Design

How A Forgetful Mind Can Be A More Creative Mind

Inhibiting old ideas may have an “essential role” in developing new ones.<p>One of the best ways to get the creative juices flowing is to take a break from trying to get the creative juices flowing. By stepping away from a task, you prevent your mind from fixating on a single idea or solution, …

Creativity

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

The 20 Most Incredible Houses in Movies

Whether real or created through movie magic, we've rounded up our all-time favorite historic homes featured in films.<p>Whether real or created through movie magic, we've rounded up our all-time favorite historic homes featured in films—if only there was an Oscar for Best Supporting House! <i>Via</i> …

10 Best Hotel Designs Across The Globe

From an underwater retreat to a leaning tower that surpasses Pisa, take a look at some of the wildest and most design-driven hotels across the globe<p>From an underwater retreat to a leaning tower that surpasses Pisa, take a look at some of the wildest and most design-driven hotels across the globe.</i> …

San Francisco

14 Interior Designers to Follow on Instagram

Whether you're looking into a full redesign or just need an idea for what to do with that empty corner, these interior designers serve up little snippets of inspiration daily—hit that follow button now.<p>Whether you're looking into a full redesign or just need an idea for what to do with that empty …

Interior Design

SweetAmbs Cookie Decorating

Just like a tattoo, I’ll always have you! Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, and all the moms out there, thank you for always being there for me. For this …

Why Restaurants are Ditching White China for Hand-Made Ceramics

From the potters who are breaking all the rules to the restaurants that worship them, here’s everything you need to know to get in on the wheel to table movement.<p>When the tablecloth disappeared from fine-dining restaurants, antiseptic white china went with it. Nowadays, meals from Noma in …