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Britain Wakes Up Shivering in Sub Zero Temperatures: Pictures

England

Pictures of the Week 12.15.16

Big Wave Surfing in Portugal: Pictures

World Records

Building the Fabulous Harbin Ice and Snow Sculptures: Pictures

Elegant Ceramic Vessels Use Famous Optical Illusion to Animate the Space Between Them

To really appreciate Greg Payce’s artwork, you’ve got to read between the lines—or in this case, look between the vases. In 2008, the Canadian ceramicist created an alluring sculptural arrangement called <i>Alumina</i>, in which seven ornate vases stand in a line on a concrete platform. They are assembled …

Body Art

Artist Turns Random Shadows of Everyday Objects Into Playful Doodles of Whimsical Figures

Belgian filmmaker Vincent Bal has made four feature films and numerous commercials, but the long creative process filmmaking requires often left him frustrated. Combining a love for comic strips with a bit of creativity, his quick doodles incorporating shadows have become an unexpected creative …

Comic Strips

Dreamlike Portraits Of Redheads With Foxes by Alexandra Bochkareva

<b>Alexandra Bochkareva</b> is a talented self-taught portrait and fine-art photographer, who’s focuses on sensual portraits of redhead and freckled people. …

I Capture The Beauty Of Paradise On Earth In Siargao, Philippines

This year I started a big trip around the world, my own ultimate photography trip. I began in breathtaking Batanes in the Philippines. Spoiled from …

Photographer Shows the Supermoon’s Relative Size in the Sky

This past Monday, the world was treated to the largest “supermoon” since January 26, 1948. If you’re wondering how the supermoon compared to an …

Photographer Spent 3 Years Trying To Get His First Shot Of Seals On Ice, Until He Met This Pup…

Alexey Trofimov spent 3 years trying to get his first shoot of seals on the ice, as these cute animals are really shy, cautious, and difficult to …

The Design Craze in Business Has Gone Too Far

Put your scarce resources into solving your biggest actual problems.<p>Brilliant design can go beyond new market opportunities and break-through products. It can change the world. But companies have sometimes gone too far searching for innovation and great design.<p>The latest indication is a piece in …

These Open-Source Designs Let Anyone Build A Better Block (No DIY Skills Required)

It was the beginning of the Better Block project, and similar interventions have since been repeated in more than 100 cities, often leading to …

UC Berkeley

5 Must-See Movies for Designers & Creatives

Probably one of the most popular movies for designers and creatives has to be <i>Helvetica</i>, the 2007 short film directed by Gary Hustwit (which you can …

If Fairytale Creatures Came to Life, This Is What They’d Look Like

Photographers Deb Young and Francisco Diaz were both enamored with animals as children, Diaz with his dogs and Young with the cows and chickens …

These 5 Apps Make Summer Adventuring a Lot Easier

You could argue that most of us spend too much time on our phones and that summer vacation presents the perfect opportunity to unplug. It’s a solid argument, but do you remember summer before the advent of the iPhone? We basically just wandered around the beach hoping to find a decent surf break or …

10 great architecture websites you never knew existed

Architecture is everywhere. It hangs from the clouds in New York, Tokyo and Dubai. It peeks into our lives from the past in the form of ancient ruins …

These Photos of Fireflies Are Straight From a Fairytale

Each year, Tivoli, New York photographer Pete Mauney awaits the arrival of the fireflies, and for about three weeks each summer, the bioluminescent …

Mystery and Magic In the World’s Swimming Holes (Sponsored)

There’s something special about swimming holes. They’re private, secret, and mysterious in a way that borders on the clandestine. A telling entry …

10 Potentially Game-Changing Cancer Immunotherapies You Should Be Following

There's arguably no scarier diagnosis for a patient to hear than cancer, which is a large reason why oncology is one of the most researched therapeutic indications by today's drugmakers.<p>In 2014, per <b>IMS Health</b>, global oncology sales tipped the scales at $100 billion for the first time ever. Based on …

Mesmerizing Paper Dome Turns the Sky into a Kaleidoscope

This beautiful, geometric “telescope” turns gazing at the sky into a mesmerizing experience. From the outside, the piece looks like a plain, white cylinder. But if you stoop low and step inside, the white walls open up into a soaring dome that divides an onlooker's view of the sky into intricate …

Windy

Stay-At-Home Mom Creates Surreal Silhouettes of Her Kids Using Only Her iPhone

Stay-at-home mom Ali Jardine has amassed a huge following on Instagram, 511,000 followers, by consistently creating surreal photos on her iPhone. Originally a painter, Jardine found her true calling as an artist when she started playing with Instagram and all the other photo apps on her mobile …

Santa Cruz

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

For the Best U.S. Architecture Per Square Mile, Head to Dallas

New York has the nation's tallest skyscraper. Chicago has some fancy buildings. But one city wins when it comes to sheer density of urban design.<p>For as long as there've been skyscrapers, Chicago and New York have been elbowing each other for dominance over the sky. Late in 2013, the <i>Chicago …

Architecture

Textile Artist Creates Travel Snapshots by Embroidering with Needle and Thread

When she travels the world, Teresa Lim captures snapshots of her surroundings with needle and thread. In her series <i>Sew Wanderlust</i>, the artist embroiders surprisingly detailed canvases of places she visits on-site. This method of preserving memories lets her truly take in her surroundings. Lim must …

Travel

Incredible Murals Appear as 3D Sculptures Floating in Midair

Portugal-based street artist Odeith creates incredible paintings that will fool your eyes into thinking that they're 3D sculptures floating in midair. We've admired his ability to craft this awe-inspiring realism before in a large mural dedicated to Bob Marley. Here, he's used similar shading …

Art

Diplo's new remix turns the lights on Lorde's 'Tennis Court'

Globetrotting DJ/super-producer Diplo was one of the first big artists to give Lorde a co-sign, and judging by their social media presences, the two …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …