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16 Farmhouse Kitchens with Undeniable Charm Photos

When you think of the "heart of the home," the kitchen that comes to mind is likely of the idyllic farmhouse variety (think classic wood floors, lovely painted cabinets and paneled walls, a verdant view, and, of course, exposed ceiling beams). Cozy design details like these make for a warm, …

Seating

Eames Molded Plastic Armchair Dowel Base by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller.<p>Woven Pouf by Hawkins New York.<p>Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair Metal Base by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller.<p>Afteroom Bar Chair by Afteroom for Menu.<p>Uncino Version B by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for …

Furniture

Think beer can’t get any better? Fizzics’ Waytap device will make you think again

Do you think beer can’t possibly get any better? Well, think again.<p>The technological revolution has brought about some pretty monumental changes, but …

Alcohol

Live In A Tiny Apartment? Check Out These Fold-Away Micro-Kitchens

The way we live is changing, and the kitchen is changing with it.<p>Designers have been fascinated by the challenge of building a compact, modular kitchen for years. Joe Colombo’s 1963 Minikitchen, for example, was mobile and could be folded into a box, a purposeful contrast to the typical permanence …

Kitchens

Why VCs Are Devouring Food Startups

This story appears in the November 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>The food revolution has a new champion. Venture capitalists are stepping in with billions of dollars focused on agriculture and food ventures that reduce waste and use of chemicals, conserve resources, accelerate distribution …

Venture Capital

Spectacular Photos of a Bride and Groom in an Alaskan Ice Cave

One month after images of a bride and groom standing in front of a wildfire set the web ablaze, here are some unique wedding photos that are as cool as ice. Photographer Chris Beck recently captured stunning images of his friends Torsten and Sarah posing in the Mendenhall Glacier ice cave near …

Weddings

Europe's 14 best urban beaches and lidos

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Beaches

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Swimming

35 Clearest Waters In The World To Swim In Before You Die

Every one loves taking a dip in the clearest of waters on a beautiful hot summers day. So if you are missing the summer already then check out our …

Oahu

6 Month Update on the Toddler Who Takes Naps with His Puppy

It's been nearly half a year since the toddler Beau and his rescue puppy Theo first started taking daily naps together, and the adorable snuggle buddies haven't stopped since. As always, Beau's mother Jessica Shyba faithfully documents each precious encounter and shares the heartwarming portraits …

Cute

Transatlantic Kayaker Declares: “Done With Paddling for a While…”

Changing Planet<p><i>Aleksander Doba, a 67-year-old retired engineer and Polish kayaker steadily paddled on a solo, unsupported expedition across the Atlantic Ocean. He made his way across the Atlantic Ocean between Lisbon, Portugal and New Smyrna Beach, Florida starting October 5, 2013 and finishing the</i> …

Articles about suburban sprawl photographed above on Dwell.com - Dwell

Christoph Gielen's aerial photography reveals the patterns created by suburban development.<p>It’s become an all-too-familiar scenario all across America: A city’s downtown, once a thriving place to live and work, has...<p>When an urban expat couple decided to build the suburban house they wanted rather …

Architecture

The event

Dad Films His Daughter Growing Up Over 14 Years in 4 Minutes

In a gorgeous display of fatherly love, Frans Hofmeester started filming his baby girl Lotte in the autumn 1999 and continued for a full 14 …

These images of world cities from 'space' are not what they seem

These high-quality images may look like photographs of world cities at night taken by astronauts from the International Space Station – but they are painstakingly constructed from public map data and finessed by artist Marc Khachfe

The USA's 10 best motorcycle roads

A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun. Here are 10 of the best roads across America for an …

Hiking

Otherworldly Light Installation Alters Perceptions of Reality

Within the space of a large trailer, artist Candas Sisman produced a beautifully illuminated space that seems otherworldly. Using strong light sources, lenses, a convex mirror, a fog machine, and a sound system, the Istanbul-based artist transformed perceptions of space into an unending abyss of …

Art

Stunning Invisible Barn Mirrors the Surrounding Landscape

In a seamless integration of architecture and nature, New York design practice STPMJ has come up with the <i>Invisible Barn</i>, a site-specific architectural folly that reflects and merges with the surrounding landscape. Originally submitted as a proposal to the popular Folly competition (sponsored by the …

Architecture

The 50 Most Amazing Tree Houses in the World

While tree houses are often associated with one's childhood, adults have taken it upon themselves to create some unbelievable buildings that are far more incredible than one could ever imagine. In a book published by Taschen, author Philip Jodidio has brought together 50 of the most incredible tree …

Cherry Blossom

Water Bottle + Light = Bottlelight

Here is a simple formula that helps to reduce your luggage load while camping. The Bottlelight combines portable UV water purifier with a camping …

Spectacular Aerial Photos Reveal Intricate Beauty of Our World

<b>Flamingos in Rosolina, Italy</b><p>The best part about sitting in the window seat of an airplane is the view. As it makes its final descent, you have a breath-taking vantage point where everything appears miniaturized and almost unreal. Photographer and licensed pilot Alex MacLean has spent years …

Ocean City

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Classic Paintings Cleverly Translated into Google Street View

<b>Boulevard Poissonnire by Jean Braud (1849-1936)</b><p>You can spend hours virtually travelling through Google Street View. It's fascinating to get an up-close look at places you'd never see otherwise. If you've ever zoomed in on a city, you'll notice that it offers fantastic details of shops and people on …

Google Street View

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright | Colossal

<p><i>Broken Mirror/Evening Sky</i> is a series of images by New York photographer Bing Wright who captured the reflections of sunsets on shattered mirrors. …

Hypnotic Patterns Drawn on Spinning Potter's Wheel

In an intriguing fusion of visual and performance art, Russian ceramics artist Mikhail Sadovnikov draws a seemingly endless series of patterns with wet clay (also known as <i>slip</i>) on a spinning potter's wheel. The process is incredibly mesmerizing to watch in motion, as Sadovnikov uses just his hands …

Art

Words For Spring: 20 Inspiring Quotes About Spring

Spring is officially here! And we all know what that means.<p>Temperatures are slowly moving from miserable to manageable, spring cleaning has commenced …