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Mediterranean Villa Incorporating Dedicated Outdoor Spaces in Spain

Discovered on Trendir, this magnificent Mediterranean villa was designed by Thomas M. von Kachel of Signature Estate in the exotic and thriving …

Best Crowdfunding Project Ever Wants To Make A 300-Foot-Long Slip ‘N Slide

Park and Slide is a new project on the crowdfunding site Spacehive, and it’s getting us right in the mood for summer. Artist Luke Jerram is attempting to secure funding to make a 300-foot-long slip-n-slide right down Park Street in Bristol, a hilly city in southwest England.<p>Jerram sees the project …

Crowd Funding

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

Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Public Places Into Alien Landscapes

Stepping inside one of Penique Productions' massive balloon installations is like walking into the ghostly remains of an alien palace. The walls of the giant, inflatable structures press up against the balconies, alcoves, fountains and ceilings of public spaces, transforming otherwise familiar …

Greenhouse Park Brings Fresh Air To Polluted Cities

In some cities, a trip to the park may not get you a healthy dose of fresh air. Famously smoggy Beijing, for example, regularly faces air pollution far beyond levels that the EPA considers safe for human health. Orproject, a London-based architecture practice, came up with a park design that would …

Solar Panels

Extraordinary Street Art Collaboration by Pixel Pancho and Vhils

In a recent collaboration, street artists Pixel Pancho and Vhils combined their unique styles to paint a mural located in Lisbon, Portugal. Mingling their different sensibilities, their combined image features a Steampunk android that's composed of gears, nuts, bolts, and cloaked in a man's face. …

Streetwear

Man Spontaneously Creates Incredible Sand Paintings by Hand

New York-based visual artist Joe Mangrum creates colorful sand paintings on the floor that exhibit spectacular designs. Each improvised creation is a spontaneous work of art that Mangrum produces entirely by hand. Each mound of the pigmented grains are poured from the palm of his hand in spiraling, …

Art

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

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 …

Digital Art