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An Introduction to the Codex Seraphinianus, the Strangest Book Ever Published

Imagine you could talk to Hieronymus Bosch, the authors of the Book of Revelation, or of the Voynich Manuscript—a bizarre 15th century text written …

Books

Scientists Have an Experiment to See If the Human Mind Is Bound to the Physical World

Spooky Action<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a “spooky action at a …

Best Time to Visit Glacier National Park: A World of Lakes and Mountains

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye, yet also includes the inner pictures of the soul. Same happened with me when I went to the Glacier …

Bosch and Bruegel review – more gripping than a thriller

Two master painters of the macabre and the mundane come together in Joseph Leo Koerner’s frightening, fascinating study<p>Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel the Elder work like antagonistic muscles in the imagination, pulling with and against each other. Bosch is a painter of medieval hellfire whose …

Art

Inside Las Pozas, Edward James' Surrealist Garden in the Mexican Jungle

Edward James, one of the most eccentric and interesting twentieth-century collectors of surrealist art, arrived in Xilitla, Mexico at the end of the …

Art

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30 Free Things to Do in L.A. Any Time

Mark David Christenson, left, and Ryan Hitchcock perform at the Clubhouse in improv team Street Lightning.<p>Kate Lane<p><b>29. Take in Some Indie Improv</b><p>The …

Two Artists Are Building a Human Zoo in Norway

Tomorrow, to mark the 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution, two artists will open a human zoo in Oslo. “European Attraction Limited,” as the …

Welcome to the Body Farm

<b>By Rene Ebersole</b><p><i>Beyond the border of an ordinary parking lot lies the most cutting-edge graveyard in the world … and a hands-on lab for cops and</i> …

University of Tennessee

Stunningly Intricate Mud Paintings Cover Classroom Walls

Japanese artist Yusuke Asai decorated the walls and ceiling of this classroom with a sprawling, intricate mural painted with mud. Sweeping curves, patterns, and shapes form abstract depictions of people, plants, and animals in this magnificent painting. For those lucky enough to see it in person, …

Stunning Hotel is Tucked Away in Once-Abandoned Caves

Tucked away in the once-abandoned caves of Matera, a little-known village in Southern Italy, lies the Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita. It's a one-of-a-kind hotel built by Swedish-Italian entrepreneur, hotelier, and philanthropist Daniele Kihlgren. The spectacular space features 18 rooms that blend …

Calamityware, Porcelain Plates With Traditional Designs That Are Augmented With Monsters

Calamityware is a line of porcelain dinner plates with traditional blue-on-white decorative designs that are augmented with flying monkeys, sea …

Monkeys

Psychological Consequences Of Calling Obesity A Disease

Does thinking about obesity as a disease lead to bad diet choices? A new study suggests so. Crystal Hoyt talks about her new research. Physician Dr. Leslie Walker also weighs in.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'd like to thank Celeste Headlee …

Stunning Luxury Home by Nico van der Meulen Architects

What once was an outdated brick home in Limpopo, South Africa, now is a visually stunning masterpiece by none other than Nico van der Meulen …

Stacked Cabin by Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Milwaukee office Johnsen Schmaling Architects chose a palette of bare concrete, cedar and anodised metal to construct this small family retreat in a …

Chelsea Town House by Moxon Architects

London-based Moxon Architects has completed a contemporary glazed extension to this Grade II listed town house in south-west London.<p>Moxon Architects …

Unexpected Design Twists: Monte Serino Residence in San Francisco

Modern House Architects completed the design for Monte Serino Residence, a contemporary retreat located in San Francisco, USA. Structured on two …

45º / TSC Architects

A site is long and slender from east and west. And two houses are located in the south of a site.<p>Much light is taken by setting back interior space …

Design

Fall House / Fougeron Architecture

This three-bedroom home, on Big Sur’s spectacular south coast, is anchored in the natural beauty and power of this California landscape. Our design …

S House / Domenack Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is the result of dealing with three important variables: satisfying the functional needs of …

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/07/05/story-pool-house-by-lake-flato/ Story Pool House by Lake Flato

http://www.homedsgn.com/2013/07/05/sonoma-mountain-house-by-nielsen-schuh-architects/ Sonoma Mountain House by Nielsen Schuh Architects

CH House by GLR Arquitectos

GLR Arquitectos demolished an old home where the brand new CH House sits. Playing up the city views of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, the residence …

Living Rooms

A New Bathroom Philosophy: Must Collection by Altamarea Bathroom Boutique

Using precious materials such as Brown Onyx, Paonazzetto, Fior di Pesco Carnico, along with stone and wood, Altamarea Bathroom Boutique created a …

Minimalist Vacation Home is Fashioned Inside Concrete Rock

With the ocean in sight, <i>The Truffle</i> is an unusual vacation home built within a rock. The inhabitable concrete stone is located in Costa de Morte, Spain and was designed by Ensamble Estudio in collaboration with Ricardo Sanz and Javier Cuesta. Its 25 square-meter minimalist decor has everything …

Tranquil Chapel Invites You to Leave Troubles Above Ground

The nearly-hidden Ecumenical Chapel in Cuernavaca, Mexico is a place to reflect on the meaning of life. It was a private commission for the firm BNKR Arquitectura, and their third religious-based project. They used previously constructed concepts as inspiration for the design. While their first two …

Stunning Mosque is Illuminated with a Kaleidoscope of Colors

The stunning Nasir al-mulk Mosque hides a gorgeous secret between the walls of its fairly traditional exterior: stepping inside is like walking into a kaleidoscope of colors. Every day, the rays of the early morning sun shine through colorful stained-glass windows, transforming the halls into a …