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'Canoe' Dig These Handpainted Paddles by Northern Newcomers Norquay?

Move over, Best Made Co., there's a new outdoors-inspired design company in town. Montreal-based Norquay Co., a brand "dedicated to camping vibes," …

New York Times

The Life & Death of Film Photography (Dramatic Portrayal)

“Do they still make film?” How many times have you heard this? The medium that once served a giant and powerful industry has been thrown in with the …

Control Your SLR From Your Smartphone with the Weye Feye WiFi Add-On

The ability to use your smartphone as a remote for your DSLR can come in handy in a lot of situations. But if you don’t have a DSLR with built-in …

Time-Lapse: Creating an Impressive 284-Layer ‘Super Composite’

Photography purists might want to look away on this one. The above video is a 9 minute time-lapse that speeds up 7+ hours worth of Photoshop CC work. …

Fashion Photographer Shifts His Focus to Wounded Soldiers

<i>Warning: This post contains strong images of soldiers who have been injured in battle.</i><p>Photographer David Jay has documented lots of conventional …

From the Observer archive, 26 July 1981: how Princess Anne conquered Norman Parkinson

Norman Parkinson, the photographer, was organising a little party when I met him at the National Portrait Gallery. It was to mark the start of his …

Photographer Brings Taxidermied Animals Back to Life Through Photo Series 'Trophies'

<i>Trophies</i> is an eerily beautiful series of animal portraits by Chicago-based photographer C. Owen Lavoie. Lavoie, who is better known as C. Owen, …

Disney's Invisible Flashes

While visiting Disneyland Paris, long-time reader Paul Mason of Hartlepool, UK watched a Disney staff photographer work a room doing shots of kids …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

Ideas for Using Pesto

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p>This time of year, the herbs in your garden or window box are probably going crazy -- …

The Recipes That'll Help You Get More Blue Cheese In Your Life

Blue cheese is understandably polarizing. It's strong, stinky and to the uninitiated, can be visually off-putting. If you haven't taken your chances with blue cheese yet, you're selling yourself short. Whether it's Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton, blue cheese is like a beautiful, deep well of …

10 Free Apps That Will Change How You Decorate

Plan, measure, & more with your phone.<p>Whether you're planning, measuring, renovating or redecorating, we've rounded up the best, free home makeover tools for your phone.

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15 Tasty Tomato Recipes for Summer

15 easy dishes to show off peak flavor.<p>Delicious and packed with healthy antioxidants, fresh tomatoes are at their peak in late summer. Whether they're stewed, grilled, or baked in a tart, here are 15 new ways to try them.

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Vietnam War

15 Surreal Photo Manipulations

Photo manipulations are illusions created by heavy photo editing techniques. It is an art where ordinary photos are transformed into something …

Photography

Shaved Squash Salad with Sunflower Seeds

4 Servings<p>“I love the richness of the feta and the crunch of the sunflower seeds against the tender squash.” —Dawn Perry, senior food editor<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 large summer squash<p>2 Tbsp. olive oil<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1/4 cup crumbled feta<p>1/4 cup torn fresh basil<p>2 …

Fall 2013 Hair Trend Report