Designer Uses an Algorithm to Create 3D Color Studies of Historic Portraits

Athens-based art director and visual designer Dimitris Ladopoulos breathes new life into centuries-old paintings. Blending traditional art with new technology, Ladopoulos inventively employs an algorithm that transform historic portraits into complex contemporary studies of color...


Discreet Photos of NYC Subway Riders in the 1970s Show an Era Before Smartphones

The era before smartphones represented a very different time for subway patrons. If you didn’t bring a newspaper or ride with someone you knew, you’d be forced to quietly contemplate your own thoughts rather than stare at an entrancing screen. Photographer Helen Levitt discreetly chronicled these simpler, technology-free times in her candid images from the late 1970s...


Harvard Is Offering a Popular Online Architecture Course for Free

Ever wondered what it would be like to take a class at Harvard? If you're interested in architecture, you'll be thrilled to hear that Harvard's Graduate School of Design is offering its popular course, The Architectural Imagination, for free online. From the comfort of your own home, you'll get the benefit of Harvard's world-class faculty teaching the fundamentals of architecture...


Amazon Replaces Office Buildings With Spherical Plant-Filled Greenhouses

Today, many desk-bound workers express an interest in “bringing the outdoors in.” From vertical gardens to stackable planters, small alterations can make a mundane office feel like a much-needed oasis. As one of the biggest businesses in the world, it is no surprise that Amazon has taken this indoor/outdoor idea to a whole new level with “The Spheres,” a trio of greenhouse workspaces located outside of its Seattle headquarters..


Best Free and Affordable Online Photoshop Tutorials for Photographers

For the past 27 years, Photoshop has become the go to software for creatives who work with graphics. Photographers, designers, and digitals artists are just a few of the professions that benefit from the capabilities of this powerful program. Especially prevalent in the world of photography, Photoshop's post-processing capabilities are endless...

Lifestyles Stories

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    Traveling Couple Embroiders All the Charming Architecture They Come Across

    Partners in both life and art, French-Swedish textile artists Charles Henry and Elin Petronella create embroidery designs inspired by architecture. Together known as Le Kadre, their aim is to “inspire and motivate people to create.” Each embroidered cityscape illustrates the couple’s travels, favorite streets, and buildings found in various European neighborhoods....


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    Multilayered Photos Capture the Energy of 10 International Cities in a Split Second

    How can you capture the rich culture of a city in one image? The Big Domain, a UK-based company specializing in holiday rentals around the world, attempted to give us a taste of well-known cities “in a split second” through the use of composite photography. Over the course of 10 images, each city is showcased under layers of the people and landmarks that make it recognizable...


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    NASA’s DIY Moon Calendar Shows the Moon Phase on Any Day of the Year

    Ever wonder when the next supermoon or lunar eclipse will be taking place? Whether you're an astrophotographer or simply an astronomy lover, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has made it easy to discover the phases of the moon with a clever DIY project. Their Moon Phases Calendar and Calculator is a fun project that only requires a printer, scissors, a hole punch, some tape, and a brass fastener to complete...


Tech Bites

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    Facebook’s ‘Secret’ File on You Is Bigger Than You Think — Here’s How to View It

    Facebook’s user data gathering prowess has been common knowledge for some time now, but one journalist’s impromptu experiment suggests it is even more ubiquitous and pervasive than previously believed. Nick Whigham, a reporter for the New Zealand Herald, decided to test out a feature on Facebook that allows users to download a ‘secret’ file showing how much personal history the company has gathered about them...