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The formal cat fantasy portraiture of Eldar Zakirov

Man, I love this guy's work--particularly the cats. Eldar Zakirov is on DeviantArt, and you can support his high weirdness by purchasing prints. He …

These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

Asparagus with Toasted Seeds and Mustard Vinaigrette

4 Servings<p>Toasted seeds add crunchy texture to this flavorful side dish. Dressing them with a little olive oil and seasoning with salt and pepper makes it that much better.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds (pepitas)<p>1 tablespoon sunflower seeds<p>1 teaspoon plus 1/4 tablespoon olive oil<p>Kosher …

Asparagus

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

Office Tower’s Facade Built To Control Climate Indoors

When designing a new headquarters for Hanwha Group, a large Korean conglomerate, sustainability was among the company’s top concerns. The company, which is heavily involved in the renewable energy sector, wanted its 620,000-square-foot tower in downtown Seoul–built in the 1980s–to adequately …

Architecture

In-Depth and Up Close Process Video of a Watch Being Made - The Fox Is Black

German based watchmakers NOMOS Glashütte are known for their high caliber of watchmaking and this video proves it. Aptly titled <i>Look over the</i> …

10 Contemporary Photographers Who Are Pushing The Boundaries Of Their Medium

Photography is everywhere, with diluted and dispersed forms of the art medium popping up at your family reunions, your museum visits and your attempts to brunch in peace. Yet regardless of the form's omnipresence, a truly great photograph still has the ability to captivate your entire being, like a …

Dwell

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Home Tours

Highly Linked Living

New York City is a prime example of urban densification. With so many annual newcomers and little room to expand, there’s really nowhere to go but …

Inotherm's Front Doors Put Yours to Shame

I bet you didn't realize this, but your front door sucks. Yes, it does. It's made out of steel or wood or even worse, steel disguised to look like …

On the Road: Victoria Sambunaris' Travels Across the American Landscape

Untitled (Red containers, stacked), Newark, New Jersey, 2001<br>Victoria Sambunaris<p>1 of 17<p><i>This selection of photographs is part of an upcoming monograph</i> …

A Futuristic Sofa Made Out Of 11,000-Year-Old Volcanic Lava

For almost 11,000 years, the Volvic lava stone of France’s Auvergne region, home to many sleeping volcanoes, has been filtering water. Now that rock has been transformed into a sofa for display at Milan Design Week.<p>The Onyx sofa, nearly 10 feet long, was created by designer Pierre Gimbergues in …

Sofa

Tree House in Austin, Texas by Miró Rivera Architects

Sophisticated Architecture Design.<p>It’s time for another outstanding architecture project. This time I want to present you the sophisticated …

Make It Yourself: A Pallet Pot Rack!

Here at The Kitchn, we've seen pallets repurposed into an herb garden and a plate rack. Now check out this idea, which seems a natural given the …

Handy

Self-Sustaining Floating City is a Modern Day Noah's Ark

This floating city is an innovative concept designed to function as a modern day <i>Noah's Ark</i>. The self-sustaining city was developed by Serbia-based Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic as a means to support life–from humans and animals to fish, plants, and trees–in the case of an extreme natural …

Seafloor

Ferrari F12 review | Top Gear | Series 20 | BBC

Spike Jonze's coolest movie is 3 minutes long

Never mind Her—this will always be our favorite.<p>Spike Jonze took home the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for <i>Her</i> on Sunday night, but no matter how high and far Jonze goes as a feature filmmaker, I'll always think his best work is this three-minute epic starring and old Crown Vic. Oh yeah, and the …

Spike Jonze

Who was Elisabeth Junek, and why is Bugatti giving her a special Veyron?

Bugatti is in the habit of recalling names from its storied history on the nameplates of its new models. The Veyron, after all, was named after Pierre, one of its most accomplished racing and test drivers. So, too, was the concept that preceded it named after Louis Chiron, another Bugatti racing …

The AMB House by Jacobsen Arquitetura

Beautiful Architecture – The AMB House.<p>The AMB House was designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura. The residence is situated at the coastline of São Paulo, …

Design

Residence in Rio de Janeiro by Arthur Casas

Luxurious Residence in Rio de Janeiro.<p>The architects of Arthur Casas have designed this luxurious residence located in a breathtakingly beautiful …

Pedroso House by BAK Arquitectos

The Remarkable Architecture of the Pedroso House.<p>BAK Arquitectos from Argentina designed the Pedroso house situated in a dense pine forest in Buenos …

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

He's Lost It

He’s certainly a character. A tired, sunburnt Kepa Acero appears on screen, typo-littered translations filling the lower third as he pours his heart …

Surreal shot of African migrants looking for a cell signal wins World Press Photo of the Year

World Press Photo has awarded its illustrious Photo of the Year award to American photographer John Stanmeyer for his surreal image of African migrants in Djibouti searching for cell signals from neighboring Somalia. It's a scene that quite literally couldn't have happened just a few years ago; a …

The Most Mystical Cave In The World Sits Pretty In Thailand

It might not be the world's largest, like nearby Son Doong Cave, but Phraya Nakhon cave is pretty darn awesome looking nonetheless.<p>Set inside Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, the cave can be reached from the Hat Laem Sala beach, but you have to take a boat or a 20-minute hike there.<p>Oh, nbd, here's …

Here’s the enormous hangar Google bought to fill with robots

<b>Update, 11/11/2014:</b> NASA announced today that it had approved Google’s plans to lease Moffett Airfield for 60 years, in exchange for $1.16 billion in rent, $200 million in capital investment and responsibility for maintenance.<p>Planetary Ventures, a Google shell company, will lease an airport—and an …

Pacific Ocean