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Watch iconic skylines emerge before your eyes

Watch iconic skylines emerge before your eyes | D_sign | Scoop.it

Calgary-based real estate company Cube Cities has put together a series of 3-D animations that offer a mesmerizing look at the development of the modern cityscapes of New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Calgary, and Toronto. The videos overlay developer-reported data on construction dates on 3-D mapping technology from Google Earth.

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Go behind Time's Baltimore cover with aspiring photographer Devin Allen

Go behind Time's Baltimore cover with aspiring photographer Devin Allen | D_sign | Scoop.it

Devin Allen, who shot this week's Time cover, is a Baltimore resident.

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The iconoclastic woman who founded the Whitney

The iconoclastic woman who founded the Whitney | D_sign | Scoop.it

A look back at the maverick heiress, sculptor, and collector Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.

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MIT named world's top university for architecture

MIT named world's top university for architecture | D_sign | Scoop.it

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the world's best university for architecture, according to new global university rankings.

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Delightfully unsettling portrait photos inspired by Renaissance portraiture

Delightfully unsettling portrait photos inspired by Renaissance portraiture | D_sign | Scoop.it

In his 2010 photo series 1503, photographer Christian Tagliavini recreates 16th century Renaissance portraits in eerie stylized images. Tagliavini spent six months painstakingly handcrafting all the costumes, including the rather elaborate hats. The models’ curiously long necks were achieved through deft photo manipulation.

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Putting history through a Photoshop filter

Putting history through a Photoshop filter | D_sign | Scoop.it

The digital artist who's ressurecting symbolic figures from history with Photoshop to create his alternate vision of beauty.

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The best alternative UK election posters

The best alternative UK election posters | D_sign | Scoop.it

Could art students capture the real Britain in the run-up to the 2015 general election? We invited them to have a go via GuardianWitness, and come up with a new slogan for a political party or their own alternative political message. Here are the best entries, which riff on everything from Nirvana to Beyoncé and rave posters

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Moving day: Renzo Piano's new home for the Whitney Museum is ready to open

Moving day: Renzo Piano's new home for the Whitney Museum is ready to open | D_sign | Scoop.it
If architecture is the poetry of construction, Renzo Piano's latest creation, the new Whitney Museum of American Art, opening to the public on the 1st May, is a metaphor in concrete and steel.
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How to make DIY concrete nesting tables with Legos

Did you know you can use Lego Bricks to make concrete furniture? In this episode of HomeMade Modern Ben Uyeda shows how to make a set of modern concrete nesting tables using quikrete cement mix. A lot of people have questions about the strength so it might be fun to test it.

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New 'Urban Geode' faux crystal street art installations by Paige Smith

New 'Urban Geode' faux crystal street art installations by Paige Smith | D_sign | Scoop.it

Back in 2012 we first posted about 'Urban Geode', charming faux crystal street art installations created by artist Paige Smith in Los Angeles. In the intervening years Smith has taken her crystals–crafted mainly from paper or resin–to other locales, including Istanbul and San Francisco.

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Why Nepal's earthquake devastation is also an urban planning tragedy

Why Nepal's earthquake devastation is also an urban planning tragedy | D_sign | Scoop.it

Haphazard urbanization and rampant building code violations in the Kathmandu Valley pushed up the death toll.

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Unseen Francis Bacon self-portraits are going on show for the first time

Unseen Francis Bacon self-portraits are going on show for the first time | D_sign | Scoop.it

The paintings, which were rediscovered in a private collection, will be auctioned off by Sotheby's.

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Le Corbusier, remembered: Paris celebrates an icon of modernism with a trio of exhibitions

Le Corbusier, remembered: Paris celebrates an icon of modernism with a trio of exhibitions | D_sign | Scoop.it

Le Corbusier is having a moment in Paris. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Charles-Édouard Jeanneret's death, two Left Bank galleries and the Centre Pompidou across the river celebrate his artistic and architectural achievements in exhibitions small and large.

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13 of the world's weirdest urinals

13 of the world's weirdest urinals | D_sign | Scoop.it

Since Marcel Duchamp's time, creators all over the world have thought about ways to elevate the humble urinal into gorgeous, surreal, occasionally terrifying and sometimes astonishing works of art.

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Old Kathmandu: what was lost

Old Kathmandu: what was lost | D_sign | Scoop.it

Kevin Kelly: As you can see from these photographs I took in 1976, the medieval town is delicate. Not all has been destroyed, and I am sure the Nepalis will rebuild as they have in the past. Still, the earthquake shook more than just buildings.

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Simon Stålenhag's retro sci-fi images of a dystopian Swedish countryside gathered into two new books

Simon Stålenhag's retro sci-fi images of a dystopian Swedish countryside gathered into two new books | D_sign | Scoop.it

Across the backdrop of an expansive retro-Scandinavian landscape, Swedish illustrator Simon Stålenhag has spent the last few years imagining a world of science fiction inhabited by roaming mech robots, dinosaurs, and other technological innovations plopped right onto the Swedish countryside.

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Guerilla Furniture Design: making your home beautiful with waste materials

Guerilla Furniture Design: making your home beautiful with waste materials | D_sign | Scoop.it

Will Holman is a maker's maker whose HOWTOs have graced Make, Instructables, Readymade and other hotbeds of DIY; his new book Guerilla Furniture Design is a beautifully written and inspiring design manifesto disguised as a project book,

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Le Corbusier fut-il fasciste ou démiurge ?

Le Corbusier fut-il fasciste ou démiurge ? | D_sign | Scoop.it

Plusieurs ouvrages soulignent le 'fascisme' de l’architecte, auquel le Centre Pompidou consacre une rétrospective. Ils font souvent fi du contexte, explique l'écrivain Paul Chemetov.

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The two universal truths of visiting art galleries, as proved by one simple game

The two universal truths of visiting art galleries, as proved by one simple game | D_sign | Scoop.it

Dulwich Picture Gallery usually gets about 500 visitors a week. Which is not great, considering that it is a gorgeous gallery in the capital and is filled with masterpieces. So we must salute the chutzpah of its curator, Xavier Bray, who has boosted attendance enormously by inventing a game, namely slotting in a fake along the permanent collection of true Old Masters, and asking people to guess which one it was.

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From optical illusions to female warriors: Delhi's street art festival

From optical illusions to female warriors: Delhi's street art festival | D_sign | Scoop.it

For the second year running, international street artists descended on Delhi this February to create enormous murals on the city's walls. Organised by St+art, a group that also runs a similar festival in Mumbai, the festival is meant to democratise art: to take it out of the gallery and bring it to everyone via Delhi's bustling streets and public spaces. 

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Mosh pits (human and otherwise): old master painting style captures the wildness of the crowd

Mosh pits (human and otherwise): old master painting style captures the wildness of the crowd | D_sign | Scoop.it

The art of Dan Witz evokes a sort of hyper-real trompe l’oeil technique, his digital and oil creations giving the viewer the impression they’re about to be enveloped into a mosh pit.

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Miniature figures playfully show the hero inside of us with everyday objects

Miniature figures playfully show the hero inside of us with everyday objects | D_sign | Scoop.it

Artist Roy Tyson is back with a new series and exhibition. The new seriesnamed ‘Little Heroes’ is filled with the same political engagement and humor as his previous works, with more emphasis on the hero inside all of us.

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New large-scale geometric illusions in Paris by Felice Varini

New large-scale geometric illusions in Paris by Felice Varini | D_sign | Scoop.it

Swiss artist Felice Varini recently opened a new solo exhibition titled 'La Villette en Suites' featuring a number of anamorphic projections designed to be viewed from a single location creating an uncanny optical illusion.

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Play in the beautiful, terrible natural world

Play in the beautiful, terrible natural world | D_sign | Scoop.it

Part art, part science, Nadezda Suvorova's playful works celebrate the weird beauty of our reality.

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Behind the making of the New York Times' 'Walking New York' cover

Behind the making of the New York Times' 'Walking New York' cover | D_sign | Scoop.it

All it took was an artist with a big vision, plenty of volunteers and a helicopter.

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