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Jaw-Dropping Modernist Sandcastles by Calvin Seibert

It’s pretty easy to spend hours scoping out Calvin Seibert’s Flickr account where he’s amassed a catalog of jaw-dropping sandcastles that take on …

Architecture

Scientists explain how happiness makes us less creative

Corporations intent on making employees more engaged and creative are focusing on happiness as the answer. Chief Happiness Officer is an actual job at many companies.<p>But most scientists say that creativity calls on persistence and problem-solving skills, not positivity. Computational scientist Anna …

Creativity

Inside a Treasure Trove of Rare Ralph McQuarrie Star Wars Art

There is no doubt that Ralph McQuarrie’s sublime art was fundamental in shaping the success of <i>Star Wars</i>, and enriching the galaxy far, far away. For …

Art

The AC Aceca Could Have Been the Shelby Cobra Coupe

Carroll Shelby never got his hands on the Aceca, and that's why one with a 427 doesn't exist.<p>The base for the Shelby Cobra was a small roadster from England called the AC Ace. Before the fender flares and big V8, the Ace was an attractive narrow body car that didn't have a gigantic V8. Alongside …

Shelby

5 Horrifying Ways Old Hollywood Was A Living Hell

Trying to get ordinary people to feel sorry for rich, entitled celebrities is like getting rich, entitled celebrities to remember what it's like to …

Breast Cancer

Making an Espresso Maker Out of Scrap Metal Is Just Gorgeous to Watch

This Old Tony is good on a lathe. Really good. If it feels self-explanatory as a tool (thing spins fast, other thing stays still) just listening to …

Beyond the Eameses: Seven Things You Might Not Know About L.A.'s Rich Design History

Join us in sunny Los Angeles for the 2016 Core77 Conference, September 29-30<p>Los Angeles owes a huge debt to Charles and Ray Eames, who helped …

Los Angeles

32 thrifty ways you can improve your home on a budget

If you're anything like us, even when you've finished decorating your house completely, you'll still be tempted to tweak and look for ways to …

Wall Art

A Modern Ukrainian Apartment with Industrial Details

Sergey Makhno Architects worked with the homeowners, who are both modern and independent, to design this contemporary Ukrainian apartment. Spanning …

Interior Design

Beautiful Bathroom Tile Ideas + Inspiration

In my line of work, I look at lots and lots of bathrooms, but still I find myself continuously amazed by the creative ways in which interior …

A Body Of Work

<i>„A Body Of Work“</i> is a series of self-portraits, contemporary photographer Polly Penrose took over seven years. Every picture is taken on self-timer, …

Choosing the Best Color Palette for Your Website

Choosing the right color palette in website design is important. However, many people think of it only as an aesthetic choice. In reality, different …

Plumen designs bulb with faceted gold shade on the inside

Lighting brand Plumen has released a new LED light with a gold-coloured shade inside the bulb that "makes you look more beautiful" (+ slideshow).<p>The …

25 Decor Ideas That Make Small Bathrooms Feel Bigger

Before you contemplate moving, you need to check out this list.<p>Whether it's a tiny powder room or a shower stall with barely enough room to scrub, a small bathroom can make mornings even worse than they already are. But you don't need to move, you just need some strategic styling. We've got 20+ …

20 Ridiculously Awesome Pieces Of Furniture You Wish You Could Afford

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6 Design Mistakes You're Probably Making (and How To Fix Them)

You might love all the individual elements in a room, like a vintage armchair or a beautiful framed print, but together...they don't look quite right. If you're having trouble making it work, you're not alone. Our designers identified six common design blunders and came up with solutions that will …

13 Photos Of Abandoned Mansions That May Make Your Heart Stop

Photographer Mirna Pavlovic's work explores forgotten palaces across Europe.<p>Today in abandoned buildings porn we bring you: Photos of abandoned European palaces.<p>Photographer Mirna Pavlovic is fascinated by "reclaiming places deemed inaccessible and forbidden," so it's unsurprising her fascination …

Italy

20 Fantastic Bedroom Color Schemes

The colors of a space probably have the largest initial impact on how you feel in that space. Are the colors soft and dreamy? Are they bold and …

Interior Design

The Bedroom Paint Colors Every Pro Uses

When it comes to painting your home, the choice is truly personal. But with the myriad of hues and their tonal variations to choose from, the …

9 simple steps to feng shui your bedroom

The principles of feng shui are an excellent source of knowledge for those wondering how to create a more harmonious and serene bedroom. As most of …

Home Decorating

13 Things Designers Notice the First Time They Enter Your Home

It only takes minutes for them to reshuffle all of your furniture in their minds.<p>1 of 13<p>Getty<p>The layout of the room.<p>When designer Scot Meacham Wood …

How to Add Some Color to Your Home

Color can help us have fun in serious spaces, lift us when things are feeling drab and produce a little giggle when we need it. Most of all, color lets us express ourselves and set a desired mood. Here are 10 helpful designer tips for bringing a little color into your life.<p><b>1. Keep it cool.</b> When …

A Sideboard with a Mashup of Geometric Shapes

When you think of crosshatching, you generally assume it’s referring to the drawing technique. The mesh-like pattern denotes tones and textures, …

Mashups

A Modern Burger Joint in Poltava, Ukraine

With a modern industrial vibe and delicious burgers on the menu, Shade Burger is the perfect place to “meat”. YOD design studio designed the …

Food

400-square-foot apartment uses clever pivot wall to divide space in multiple ways

1/5<p>Yellowstone Oil Spill<p>We've been keeping close tabs on the clean-up of the Yellowstone oil spill that occurred on July 1 when an Exxon Mobil …

Oil

8 Unique Underwater Photos To Inspire Your Last Days Of Summer

<i>Red Bull Photography recently joined our community with a verified brand profile of their own. This partnership isn’t just about amazing photography</i> …

13 Killer Netflix Picks to Watch Right Now (Other Than Stranger Things)

As everyone in the universe is aware by now, <i>Stranger Things</i> is amazing and well worth watching over and over. But maybe you need a break from …

Horror