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There's only one way for the US to reach energy independence

Achieving energy independence in the US is one environmental issue Democrats and Republicans can agree on.<p>It's easy to see why we should produce our own energy — relying on other countries for oil, natural gas, and coal (the biggest sources used today) can get complicated. It can lead to wars, or …

Costa Rica

Our Brains May be 100 Times More Powerful Than We Thought

The human brain is so powerful that some intelligent computers called neural networks are patterned after how the human brain works. As such, …

Neuroscience

16 Homemade Trail Mixes For Very Happy Snacking

After realizing how easy it is to make your own trail mix, you'll ditch the store-bought kind for good. Infinitely tastier and healthier, DIY trail mix allows you to precisely measure everything that goes into it and customize it to your preference. These trail mixes make for the perfect desk-side …

Step into the amazing 6.5m wide house!

La Casa Desnuda, today’s feature property, is an impressive Mexican house that boasts a particularly surprising architectural feature. At only 6.5 …

Why Rounded Corners Are Easier on the Eyes

by anthony on 08/17/11 at 10:17 pm<p>Designers use rounded corners so much today that they’re more of an industry standard than a design trend. Not only …

Graphics

20 Free & Useful Photoshop Plugins All Designers Must Have

The lorem ipsum command finally comes to Photoshop CS6 but hold the celebrations, the generated text still lacks variation. For those of you who need …

Pure House / Kugatsuno Kaze Design Office

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> I want to create elegant curves using rough texture. Curves are inspired from a woman’s graceful …

Design

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Rleud Font Family from Stawix

Rleud Sans Serif Type Family.<p>Font designer Stawix Ruecha started to create the <b>Rleud</b> font family in 2012 and he finished the typeface in 2014. It’s a …

Typography

The United States of Hot Sauce

From sea to shining sea, we've rounded up hot sauces from every state in the Union (plus D.C., minus N.D.). Which one represents your home?<p></head>America is going from a country of mayo spreaders to one of hot sauce heatniks, with no signs of stopping. Since 2000, the American hot sauce market has …

Hot Sauce

Wine tasting notes: Italian whites from Campania

White wines from Italy's Campania region are full of poise and elegance<p><b>2012 Falanghina del Sannio, Janare £6.95, Wine Society</b><p>The surprise is that a warm area in Italy’s south can produce whites of such poise and elegance. Generally the key is the cooler temperatures that altitude brings. Here in …

Wine Tasting

Articles about heatherwick studio design indaba on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Thomas Heatherwick unveils plans to turn a century-old grain silo in Cape Town, South Africa, into the continent's...<p>Yrjö Kukkapuro, one of Finland’s design legends, is primed for an international resurgence thanks to a new furniture...<p>With a sleek and minimalist Scandinavian aesthetic …

Architecture

Science Graphic of the Week: A Beautiful Map of How Mouse Brains Are Wired

This week WIRED Science kicks off a new feature highlighting great science visualizations. We'll bring you the most awesome scientific graphic, …

Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson Launch 'Moon,' a Website that Lets Anyone Put a Mark on the Moon Through Words and Art

From far away, 'Moon,' a project by Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson, looks just like you'd expect it to—round and pale with a few craters here and …

Giant System Of Waterfalls Would Cool This Futuristic Tower

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has unveiled the concept for his latest structure, an intricate cluster of stacked arches, cooled by a series of waterfalls, that make up a commercial complex and observatory towers set by the sea in an anonymous Middle Eastern city (Inhabitat points to Doha, Qatar, …

Exquisite Wheatpastes by French Street Artist Monsieur Qui

French street artist and illustrator Eric Lacan, aka Monsieur Qui, is best known for his large black and white collages that cover the streets of Paris, Marseilles, and London. Constructed out of acrylic and spray paints, wheatpaste, and cut paper, the artist's lively designs will certainly capture …

Modern Art

New Amazingly Surreal Portraits by 19-Year-Old Alex Stoddard

One of our favorite young photographers, Alex Stoddard, continues to expand his collection of creative images, offering an endless source of inspiration for his peers. The 19-year-old photographer manages to produce engaging narratives with each image he shares through his Flickr account, inviting …

Digital Art

The vivid art of the colorizer

Is 'colorization' a trashy fad or a brilliant way to breathe new life into fading historic images?<p>A whole new artform, or wilful desecration? Bringing the past to life, or changing history? The jury's still out on colorization (sic): taking old black-and-white photographs of famous people or …

Tate Britain's £45m alterations and the staircase that spans the centuries

Caruso St John, the architects behind Tate Britain's new look, say they like keeping one foot in the past – and flying close to vulgarity<p>See Caruso St John's reworking of Tate Britain, as well as some of their other designs<p>Adam Caruso is disappointed. Some mahogany furniture that his practice …

Wild Art: Revealing Today's Most Eye-Popping Artworks

Though you probably won't see these artworks in your local art museum, you have seen a number of them right here on My Modern Met. <i>Wild Art</i> is a new book by authors David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro that takes a look at today's most offbeat and outrageous art. From Tilt's half-graffiti hotel room …

Streetwear

Illustrated Artworks by Jose Mertz

Experimental Artworks.<p>Stunning drawings, paintings, sketches and illustrations by Jose Mertz, a Miami-based artist and image maker. The artistic …

Drawing

The Clever Hack That Let A Toymaker Bring Robot Cars To Market 20 Years Early

Anki Drive uses technology similar to Google’s self-driving cars, at 1/1000th the cost. Not bad for a toy car.<p>What is “cool?” If you’re a kid, cool is robot cars with lasers and machine guns, blasting around a track at 250 miles per hour. If you’re an adult, cool might be sitting back and reading a …

Round House Design Offers a Unique Architectural Experience

This beautiful <i>Round House</i> is a unique home design concept where soft curves replace the dusty corners of a typical four-sided home. Developed by L.A.-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee, the completely open interior space is enclosed by floor to ceiling windows, allowing light to radiate …

Architecture

PyroPet Candles Melt into Creepy Metallic Skeletons | Colossal

<p>First mentioned in this space back in 2011 as the “Devil’s Candle,” this delightfully creepy candle that melts from a cute geometric cat into a …

More Photos of Stunning Street Art Inside a Dilapidated Building in Paris

After posting about <i>Tour Paris 13</i>, the nine-story social housing tower in Paris that's been transformed into one massive street art exhibition, we had this uneasy feeling that the pictures didn't quite do the project justice. Lucky for us, photographer HBA_Jijo took over 370 photos of it, capturing …

France

Danish National Maritime Museum – review

Built beside Hamlet's castle in Helsingør, Denmark's maritime museum jars and jangles – but there's glorious method in its badness<p>What do you do if you want to design an iconic building – a concept which for at least a decade has been declared terminally ill – that is not an icon? What if you are …

Articles about modern high rise town house tel aviv on Dwell.com - Dwell

Six stories high, crowned with a pool, and with a direct lineage back to the Bauhaus, a new town house in Tel Aviv manages to...<p>How a Bay Area architect who toggles his time between the coasts found his home away from home in a modern Manhattan high-rise.<p>With their light, white house that owes …

Architecture

Daily Inspiration #1564

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Modern Pyramid House by Juan Carlos Ramos

We've seen our fair share of unique modern home designs like the box-shaped metallic house or the abstract fortress made of concrete, but Mexican architect Juan Carlos Ramos has taken on a form less-visited for his aptly titled project <i>Pyramid House</i>–a conceptual pyramid-shaped home created and …

Architecture