20 Design Ideas That Can Take Your House To Another Level
Sep05

20 Design Ideas That Can Take Your House To Another Level

Steve Jobs once said, “Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. It’s not what it looks like and feels like. The design is how it works.” A growing number of people want to turn their houses into unique places that will bring joy to their hearts and will be pleasing to the eye. The list below is a compilation of design ideas that combine both: a stunning appearance and a practical approach. We collected...

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Chinese Build Unbelievable 350ft Waterfall On A Skyscraper
Jul31

Chinese Build Unbelievable 350ft Waterfall On A Skyscraper

People travel far and wide to view one of nature’s most spectacular sights, the waterfall. Somebody at Chinese construction company Guizhou Ludiya Property Management recognized this and thought, “Hey, why don’t we build a waterfall on the side of our skyscraper?” And so they created the world’s tallest man-made waterfall, and people can’t quite decide if it’s a good idea or not. There’s no denying that it does indeed look...

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Breathtaking Bridge In Vietnam Has Just Been Opened And It Looks Like Something From Lord Of The Rings
Jul30

Breathtaking Bridge In Vietnam Has Just Been Opened And It Looks Like Something From Lord Of The Rings

A bridge outside Da Nang in Vietnam is wowing visitors with its elegant design – seemingly being held aloft by two giant stone hands. Known as the Golden Bridge, it stands 1,400m above sea level above the Ba Na hills, offering majestic views of the surrounding countryside. The gold-colored walkway is lined with purple Lobelia Chrysanthemums and extends for almost 150 metres, curving around in an elegant design. But it is the sculpted...

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What Prison Cells Look Like Around The World
Jul16

What Prison Cells Look Like Around The World

More and more people are behind bars. According to the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, over 10.35 million individuals are being held in penal institutions throughout the world, either as pre-trial detainees/remand prisoners or having been convicted and sentenced. In comparison to the year 2000, the total number of women serving time has increased about 50% while the male prison population has grown by about 18%. But prison...

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This House Looks Ordinary From The Outside, Only Until You Step Inside And See Why It Costs $7,600,000
Jun29

This House Looks Ordinary From The Outside, Only Until You Step Inside And See Why It Costs $7,600,000

Dragons, battles and daring adventures. The beauty of fantasy novels is that they can take you to other worlds, but what if you could live in another realm every day? Well, Oregon artist and house developer Ed Bemis managed to make that possible. Tucked away in the foothills of Ashland, Oregon sits Shining Hand Ranch, a whimsical home that is so detailed it is fit for royalty from your favorite book. This dream home was completely...

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China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books, And Its Interior Will Take Your Breath Away
Jun23

China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books, And Its Interior Will Take Your Breath Away

Nobody likes to be watched while they’re trying to read a book, but we’re willing to make an exception if it means getting to visit this stunning new library in China, because as you can see below, the incredible structure has a giant spherical auditorium in the middle that looks just like a giant eye. Located in the Binhai Cultural District In Tianjin, the five-story library, which was designed by Dutch design firm MVRDV in...

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People Can’t Believe This Apartment Is Only 22 Square Meters (236 Sq. ft) After Seeing These Pics
Jun04

People Can’t Believe This Apartment Is Only 22 Square Meters (236 Sq. ft) After Seeing These Pics

Urbanization is increasing rapidly, as more and more people flock to big cities from rural areas to find better opportunities for themselves. This is putting a lot of pressure on housing, and people are finding themselves cramped into ever-smaller spaces as prices go up. A Little Design, a design team from Taipei City in Taiwan, have come up with a brilliant example of maximizing space in a 22sq.m (236ft. sq) apartment. Taking their...

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Photographers Gain Entry into Traditional African Village Where Every House Is a Work of Art
Feb18

Photographers Gain Entry into Traditional African Village Where Every House Is a Work of Art

Nestled at the base of a hill, overlooking the Savannah, lies Tiébélé—an African village in Burkina Faso. First settled in the 15th Century, the 1.2-hectare commune is home to the Kassena people, their chief, and royal court—together making up one of oldest ethnic groups in Burkina Faso. In 2009, photographer Rita Willaert and travel blogger Olga Stavrakis were lucky enough to be some of the few people ever allowed to visit the...

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20+ Gravity-Defying Sculptures That Will Make You Look Twice
Feb10

20+ Gravity-Defying Sculptures That Will Make You Look Twice

Art is supposed to challenge us. Challenge our beliefs, our prejudices and even our concepts of what we believe to be possible. Sculptures are a great medium for this, as they allow the artist to play tricks on the eye and mess with the viewer’s concepts of logic. This collection of sculptures, compiled by A&D, do just that. Calling into question the laws of gravity and physics they make you wonder, how the heck did they do that?...

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50+ Brilliant Tombstones By People Whose Sense Of Humor Will Live Forever
Jan23

50+ Brilliant Tombstones By People Whose Sense Of Humor Will Live Forever

People’s last words stick with us for a long time, but memory fades and stone doesn’t. Unless you get cremated and your ashes end up in an ugly urn, your remains get a grave, and together with it – the last opportunity to entertain those who drop by for a visit. A&D has compiled a list of some of the funniest epitaphs on tombstones, proving that a sense of humor can live forever. From a delicious fudge recipe to...

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