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My Father's Journey Around the World with Stolen Plane Tickets

After a chance encounter with a Black Panther, my father embarked on the adventure of his life—an adventure that led him as if by fate to my mother.<p>Dad created myths and lived them. He'd take me on 3 AM walks in strange cities and tell me wild stories about how he helped overthrow the Suharto …

Black Panther

no studio's microinstallations aim to restore neglected locations in poland

<b>no studio’s microinstallations aim to restore neglected locations in poland</b><br>(above) the intervention took place during the lowersilesian festival of …

Artists and cast redesign Star Wars' BB-8 droid

Since its release in 1977 the Star Wars films have inspired generations of artists thanks to their unique and experimental design creations. To turn …

Star Wars

Can’t Program? Now There’s A WYSIWYG For Designing With Code

A new tool from Framer makes it easy to design with JavaScript–even if you don’t know a lick of code.<p>Gone are the days when designers did all their UI/UX concepts in Photoshop. Now, they’re being called on to code their mockups.<p>But how do you introduce designers to code if they’ve never programmed …

Prototypes

I Travel Alone to Meet Other People

While my first solo adventure served its purpose in that it got me to face myself in a way I never had after the ending of a long-term relationship, it also taught me a ton about relationships and human connection… and that I’m not actually ever <i>alone.</i><p>Since then, I’ve joined different “solo …

Solo Travel

Just Turned 40? An Architect Says It's Time To Design For Aging

When Architect Matthias Hollwich was approaching 40, he wondered what the next 40 years of his life might look like. He looked into the architecture that serves older adults, places like retirement communities and assisted living facilities, and didn't like what he saw. But what if we changed our …

University of Pennsylvania

Top 10: the best budget hotels in Amsterdam

An insider's guide to the best cheap hotels in Amsterdam, including the top affordable places to stay for canal views, stylish design, fun bars and interesting architecture, in locations including the canal ring, Jordaan, De Pijp and Rembrandtplein.<p>Volkshotel<p>Southeast of the historic canal area, …

16 Reasons People Who Were Friends First Have The Strongest Relationships

<b>1. You’ve already seen each other at your worst.</b> They’ve seen you angry, sad, upset, or pissed off. They’ve seen you after you’ve had a few too many …

When You Love Too Quickly

He has none of the characteristics that you had planned on falling in love with. Nearly every important male figure in your life has been …

Etsy Launches Curated City Guides To Encourage Buying Local

A new app lets you find Etsy sellers’ wares sold IRL at stores in Austin, L.A., Chicago, and Philadelphia.<p>Around this time last year, Etsy released a series of printed shopping guides that highlighted retailers nationwide that stock up on products from Etsy sellers. This year, the guides go digital …

Shopping

Artist Illustrates Unusual and Romantic Holiday Traditions from Around the World

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a series of illustrations that are both whimsical and culturally enlightening? In collaboration with illustrator Marie Muravski, jewelry designer Vashi once again commissioned drawings of a romantic nature, except this time they asked for 20 …

Christmas Trees

Colorful Tile That Can Create Various Patterns by Rotating It

Design studio Dsignio has come out with a new tile for Harmony-Peronda that lets you play around with the design simply by rotating the tile. A …

Furniture
Hong Kong

The Far West of China

There are many things that run through my mind when I start thinking about my recent trip in Xinjiang, China's far west region, which shares borders with Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and to the south to Tibet.<p>I don't have to emphasize too much that the place …

China

Steffen Kehrle's Toothy Adjustable Shelves

Steffen Kehrle is the Munich-based designer whose beautiful TRAY we showed you earlier. He's got some other tricks up his sleeve when it comes to …

Woodworking
Architecture

10 reasons to keep a travel journal

When I was 31, I backpacked alone through Vietnam without a journal. I’d recently purchased a pricey camera, so I enthusiastically snapped hundreds …

Pablo Picasso

30 crazy camping tricks that will make your life easier

We’ve entered the age where ‘glamping’ is a thing. Glamor camping, for those who mercifully had not heard about it till now, is a type of outing …

8 seriously playful hotels | CNN Travel

Dead Indian guru frozen by devotees

<b>Devotees of a dead guru in India have told the BBC they put his body in a freezer to preserve him as they believe he will return to life to lead them.</b><p>Ashutosh Maharaj was declared dead by authorities in Punjab on 29 January after a suspected heart attack.<p>But, confident that he was merely in a state …

India

5 Type Foundries To Watch Out For - The Fox Is Black

Despite there being an infinite abundance of type out there, I always feel like fall back on a certain few typefaces. I go through phases, it’s not …

Sculptures from an Imagined Outer Space by Yoskay Yamamoto - The Fox Is Black

Many people, including me, are fascinated by outer space. The movements of the NASA Curiosity Rover on Mars are carefully recorded and obsessively …

100 Years Of Olympic Posters: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Thankfully, these posters are less tragic than the last century of Olympic logos.<p>Designing a poster for the Olympic Games must be a daunting task. How can a single image do justice to the superhuman feats of strength that define this epic international event? Over the past century, poster designers …

Graphic Design

Noise: A Visualization of Sound through Stop Motion | Colossal

<p>Nearly three years after sharing the trailer for their short film Noise, polish animators Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski (previously here …

The fleeting connections we make when we travel

Traveling gives me a sort of stimulation I can’t find elsewhere. I love the way people dress in airports — in business suits and sundresses, in …

Beautiful Upside Down Gardens Suspended From the Ceiling

Rebecca Louise Law is known for her breathtaking installations that consist of thousands of hanging flowers suspended overhead. Last February, she was commissioned by London's Garden Museum to create a temporary, site-specific work for their <i>Floriculture: Flowers, Love and Money</i> exhibition. 3,500 …

Hermès

DIY Travel Hacks That Will Change How You Pack Forever

Packing for a trip can be a daunting task, this we know.<p>Whether you're concerned about saving space in your bag or the size restrictions on the liquid toiletries, organizing all of your belongings into one spot seems like an impossible feat. What better way to hack your way to a more efficient …