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Dourges: Bienvenue dans la maison passive imaginée par Laura!

Elle en rêvait de sa maison passive… jusqu’à l’imaginer dans ses moindres détails. Et aujourd’hui, le rêve se rapproche de la réalité, car la maison …

4D printed dress could be the shape of things to come

Designers Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg see $3,000 garment as a shift away from mass production<p>According to Jessica Rosenkrantz, “this is just the beginning”. As one half of perhaps the most innovative design duo in the world, Rosenkrantz is still basking in the acclaim for the 4D …

Massive Polar Bears Enjoy a Magnificent Glowing Sunset

Many photographers have set out to document polar bears within their natural, snowy surroundings. Whether the animals are playfully rolling around in the snow or going for a quick swim, more often than not, they are surrounded by a stark white, wintry backdrop. However, in Alaska's Arctic National …

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Storytelling Technology Image is World Press Photo of the Year

American photographer John Stanmyer was just announced as the winner of the prestigious World Press Photo of the Year 2013 award for a stunning image that shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city (in the Horn of Africa or 13 miles northwest of the Somalia border), holding cellphones in …

Horn of Africa

Spectacular Natural Phenomenon: Indonesian Volcano Emits Glowing Blue Liquid

Erupting volcanoes are a spectacular experience that very few people actually witness in person. The dangerous environments and amazing natural phenomenon is most preferably viewed from great distances. However, photographer Olivier Grunewald finds the up-close exploration of volcanoes to be an …

Geology

Amnesty International Freedom Candles Burn as a Symbol of Hope

Amnesty International Freedom Candles are a set of limited edition candles, designed by Mark Landwehr & Sven Waschk of Coarse, that were developed as a fundraiser for Amnesty International. Each of the three candles represents an injustice that Amnesty International continues to fight against. As …

Amnesty International

Playful Landscapes Feature the Adventures of Tiny Toy Cars

At first you may think that these <i>Traveling Cars Adventures</i> are simply photographs of cars in scenic landscapes. Upon further inspection, though, viewers will be pleasantly surprised to discover that each subject is actually a small toy captured from extremely dramatic perspectives. The series has …

Paddington Bear

Clever and Thought-Provoking Street Art by Fra.Biancoshock

Milan-based street artist Fra.Biancoshock creates playful “urban interventions” that are designed to disrupt the monotony of everyday life and to provide passersby with unconventional experiences. Using the urban jungle as his canvas, the mysterious artist creates site-specific installations that …

Streetwear

The Big City That Celebrates Creative Ideas

Illustration<p>May 26, 2018<p>Artist Creates Meticulously Detailed Ink Drawings of Architecture Around the World<p>Thailand-based Japanese artist and self-described “dream traveler” Emi Nakajima crafts intricate drawings of buildings around the world. Rendered in ink, each piece conveys Nakajima's knack for …

Art

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

Art

Magnificent 19th-Century Library Shelves 350,000 Books

Feast your eyes on the elegant grandeur of the Real Gabinete Portugus de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a 19th-century library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, …

Rio De Janeiro

Lee Bul's Disorienting Installation is the Next "Infinity Room"

Could this be the next <i>Infinity Room</i>? From now till June 21, come to Lehmann Maupin gallery in New York to experience a mind-bending installation. South Korean artist Lee Bul presents <i>Via Negativa II</i>, a labyrinth of corridors with mirrored surfaces. Lined with illuminated infinity mirrors, the …

Art

Diggie Vitt's Surreal 365 Project Comes to a Spectacular End

In the seven months that have passed since we last checked in on talented, young photographer Diggie Vitt, a lot has changed: he embarked on a long road trip across the United States in order to fuel inspiration for his photography; he moved from Jacksonville, Florida to Los Angeles; and he finally …

Photography

Jenga-Like Hotel Idea Uses Shipping Containers as Rooms

At first glance, the <i>Hive-Inn</i> resembles a colorful set of stacked blocks that are reminiscent of the fun-yet-challenging game, Jenga. They are much than that, of course, and the individual elements make up a proposed hotel concept by Hong Kong-based architects at OVA Studio. The building, designed …

Architecture

Vibrant Geometric Street Art by Okudart in Madrid

A few blocks from our temporary apartment in Madrid, my wife and I spotted this eye-catching street art piece by Okudart. The very first thing you'll notice is the intense burst of colors radiating from the mural. The piece is bright and vibrant in all the right ways and truly adds life to an …

Street Art

Colorfully Illuminated Cranes Produce a Dancing Light Show

Award-winning architectural lighting design firm Skira specializes in innovative lighting solutions. Recently, the firm collaborated with Uljanik Shipyard–one of the oldest working shipyards in the world–to create <i>Lighting Giants</i>. Located in Pula, Croatia, the installation of colorful cranes dance …

Shipbuilding

Incredible Photograph Captures 8 Hours of Plane Departures

Self-proclaimed aviation nerd Mike Kelley recently compiled the outdoor activity of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in a single, amazing photograph. The architectural photographer spent nearly an entire day at the south complex of the airport capturing all of the takeoffs and some …

Airports

Modern "Aviator's Villa" Designed for a Retired Airline Pilot

How great would it be to have a house that's centered around your passion? New York-based firm Urban Office Architecture designed <i>Aviator's Villa</i> for a retired airline pilot and used the idea of flight as a catalyst for their design. The exterior of the home is envisioned as a composition of …

Architecture

Fighter Pilot Takes Epic Selfie While Launching a Missile

The Royal Danish Air Force recently released what is undoubtedly one of the ultimate selfies–the photo (taken during a training session) shows an F-16 pilot wearing a helmet and looking straight ahead, cool as can be, while an AIM-L9/M missile takes off on the aircraft's right side with a spurt of …

U.S. Marines

Creative Photographs of a Person Playing with the Moon

Self-taught, Albanian photographer Adrian Limani has created a playful series of photographs depicting a person playing with the full moon. Using his younger brother as a model, the photographer captures the young man leaping and posing in front of the moon, creating images that show a silhouetted …

Photography

Solar-Powered Floating Resort is an Off-Shore Aquatic Escape

In response to rising sea levels due to climate change, Italian designer Michele Puzzolante of MPD Designs has come up with a concept called the <i>Solar Floating Island</i>, a solar-powered island resort that floats completely off-shore. Made of photovoltaic skins and balsa-reinforced fiberglass, the …

Sea Level

Surreal Photos Powerfully Express Isolation and Vulnerability

The surreal images of Russian photographer Ilya Kisaradov (aka ezorenier) have a level of vulnerability to them that draws the viewer's attention and allows one to empathize with each character within the frame. The photographer's subjects often exhibit a sense of confinement and isolation in …

Photography

Long Exposures Capture Acrobatic Dancers in Motion

Artist Jess Chapa-Malacara is both a former ballet dancer as well as a professional photographer. In his long-term project, <i>Dance Prints</i>, he merges these two passions into a technically stunning series that conveys the elegance and swift movements of dancers set against stark black backgrounds.<p>In …

Photography

Artist Transforms Books into Exciting Sculptural Stories

Ships, monsters, and mermaids pop out of books handcrafted by Delta, Pennsylvania-based artist Jodi Harvey-Brown (aka wetcanvas). Taking inspiration from the materials themselves, each three-dimensional scene the sculptor constructs reflects popular works of fiction. Whether it's a calm depiction …

Books

Most Incredible Sculptures of AfrikaBurn 2013

AfrikaBurn is an annual event held in the deserts of the Tankwa Karoo in South Africa that invites artists to display their work and then eventually light it up in a blaze of glory, in true Burning Man fashion. The regional event, which most recently hosted approximately 6,500 people, follows the …

Art

Detailed Boeing 777 Made Entirely from Cut Manila Folders

Five years in the making, this 1:60 scale reproduction of a Boeing 777 is made entirely out of precisely cut manila folders and dabs of glue. Inspired by his high school architecture class and his love of planes, Luca Iaconi-Stewart started constructing his complicated jetliner in 2008 when he was …

Boeing

5 Inspiring Websites That Will Make You Smarter

If you're one of those people who's on an endless quest for knowledge, you look for reliable sources where you can learn something new every day. Today, we bring you five websites about learning and curiosity. These websites aren't known for their beautiful photography or their amazing art. Rather, …

Amazing

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Scuba Diving