Posts by Jessica Stewart

May 20, 2019

Adobe Lightroom Adds ‘Texture’ Feature to Help Smooth Skin Instantly

Photographers who use Lightroom will have even more control over their work after Adobe’s latest update. Creatives will be able to accomplish even more in-app editing thanks to the new Texture slider in Adobe Lightroom. The functionality allows photographers to smooth the skin of their models—and much more—quickly and effectively, without having to constantly move to Photoshop. After numerous requests by photographers for ways to streamline their workflow, Adobe has delivered.

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May 16, 2019

Incredible Optical Illusion Bookstore Looks Like a Real-Life M.C. Escher Painting

Shanghai-based architectural design firm X+Living has once again made waves with a stunning bookstore interior. By relying on optical illusions, they’ve transformed the Zhongshuge Bookstore in Chongqing into a mind-bending environment straight from the movie Inception. Using mirrors and staircases, the “ladder hall” is a reflective maze that cleverly houses bookcases in the steps. As visitors move about the space, they are brought into a surreal, never-ending adventure created by the optical illusion.

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May 14, 2019

Architect Designs a Minimalist Modern House Inside a Giant Ancient Rock

Inspired by the Mada’in Saleh rock tombs in Saudi Arabia, architectural designer Amey Kandalgaonkar has conceived a modern home embedded into the side of an enormous rock. Fit together like a Chinese puzzle box, the overall form is slowly revealed as Kandalgaonkar gives an aerial view of the site. It’s only when looked down upon from the sky that the minimalist facade reveals a much more complex construction at the rear of the megalithic rock.

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