During his summer and springtime trips to Italy, Polish photographer Marcin Sobas has captured captivating aerial views of Tuscany's sheep-filled scenery. In the undulating valleys of Siena and Val d'orcia, Sobas trekked across the hills to photograph a shepherd…

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In 2010, Elora Hardy left her successful fashion career in New York and returned to her childhood home in Bali, which is where she decided to build bamboo houses for a living. Over the course of the last five years, Elora and her team at Ibuku have revolutionized bamboo construction, believing that this plant is both underused and an ideal…

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Beautiful City Leaf Map Posters by Andrew Martis

Brooklyn-based graphic designer Andrew Martis has created a beautiful set of city posters using imagery inspired by leaves. They're currently being sold on the Holstee website, where Martis acts as the lead graphic designer. How did the idea come about? "The initial idea was to map out the green spaces and parks in each city but that ended up being too abstract and…

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When sketching monochromatic portraits of his subjects, English artist Dylan Andrews does not use a typical technique. With a significant focus on both light and shadow, the 21-year-old student portrays emotion in his charcoal drawings without relying on obvious facial expressions. Instead, the artist manipulates the contrast of black and…

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Slovakia's Nice Architects recently revealed several exciting details about the Ecocapsule that will give you the opportunity to live anywhere in the world. Ecocapsule is a micro-shelter that operates off-grid by using sustainable technology such as solar power, rainwater…

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No doubt, you're probably already familiar with the name Sarah Ann Loreth. Throughout the seven years we've been around, we've featured her strong, conceptual photography countless times calling her images everything from "hauntingly engaging" to "mystifying" and "surreal." In a new series called Behind the Lens, she's been interviewing photographers to give us a…

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A culinary trend known as "dam curry" is delighting diners all across Japan. Dam curry is a special dish featuring rice shaped like a dam that is holding back a flood of delicious curry. This dish was first seen in 1965, but it has gained a tremendous amount of popularity near famous Japanese dams over the past eight…

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A group of enterprising teenagers in Seattle has turned out an innovative set of plans to make life easier for the city’s homeless population, and they’re now making the designs a reality. The Niceville encampment is a community officially sanctioned by the city of Seattle that offers shelter and structure to individuals seeking to turn their luck around. At this encampment,…

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Walking down the paint aisle at a home-improvement store and examining the vibrant hues of color swatches calls to mind an infinity of vague possibilities. But it’s often hard to visualize exactly how you could incorporate a new color into your everyday living space. Artist Shawn Huckins takes on the challenge by incorporating scenes into paint-swatch gradients. Employing a retro…

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Overlooking Italy’s Dolomite Mountains sits the Valley House, a timber cabin designed by architecture firm Plan Bureau. It’s a unique asymmetrical home whose shape was inspired by the topography of its gorgeous surroundings. Much of this structure seems beautifully unconventional, including the detailing on the facade and the placement of its windows.

One of the most…

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