Posts by Sara Barnes


April 24, 2018

World’s First Underwater Villa Offers Spectacular Living 16 Feet Below the Sea

If you’ve ever dreamt of being like Ariel and living under the sea, now’s your chance to make your fantasy a reality. The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island recently announced what they believe to be the world's first underwater villa. They’re calling the stunning locale Muraka, or “coral” in Dhivehi (the local language of the Maldives), and it's projected to sit 16 feet and four inches below the surface of the ocean.

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April 20, 2018

Photographer Transforms Everyday Subjects Into Fractured Versions of Themselves

The contact sheet has a rich place in the history of photography. Long before the days of digital, the positive print of negatives allowed you to see all of the images on a roll of film as a page of thumbnails. Photographer Thomas Lang reimagines this tradition through his series Gestalts—a German word that translates to “patterns” in English.

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April 19, 2018

Dolce & Gabbana Transforms Ordinary Kitchen Appliances With Colorful Patterns

We’re so used to stainless steel, white, or black-colored appliances that it seems like those are our only options when it comes to the kitchen. Smeg appliances, however, are making cooking more colorful thanks to their recent collaboration with Dolce & Gabbana. The famous fashion brand has created a line called Sicily Is My Love that includes ranges, refrigerators, and various small appliances clad in gorgeous Mediterranean motifs (like golden lemons and purple figs)

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April 17, 2018

Enchanting Storybook Photographs Created With the Help of Real Forest Animals

Photographer Olga Barantseva works with faithful, if unlikely, collaborators to produce her gorgeous images; she enlists the help of forest animals. From wolves and foxes to a bear named Stepan, the breathtaking photos combine fantasy, fashion, and a kinship between human and four-legged creatures. The results show the cuddlier side of these animals—which we often fear as predators—that look plucked from the pages of storybooks.

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