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Retrosuperfuture NYC

by Leemor Rhodes<p>Retrosuperfuture (RSF)—the Italian label behind Super sunglasses—celebrated the much-anticipated opening of its first brick and mortar shop with a flagship store in downtown New York City. Located in an early 20th century building on the edge of SoHo and Chinatown, the massive 4,000 …

Design

Why We Hate

Psychologists studying intergroup conflict are trying to understand the atrocities humans are capable of committing. Is evolution to blame?<p>Why do humans do such terrible things to each other? What makes us capable of torture, war, and genocide? These kinds of questions aren’t just broad, rhetorical …

12 Shoes for 12 Lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz: Part 1

Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has never been one to be afraid of pushing the boundaries and his latest project entitled 12 Shoes for 12 …

How To Make The World’s Healthiest Pizza

Forget Chicago versus New York: A U.K. food company says it has the perfect pizza. The secret ingredient? Seaweed.<p>There’s a timeless Bill Cosby standup routine about cake–specifically, letting his kids eat chocolate cake for breakfast after considering that the ingredients are mostly healthy: eggs, …

December's Objects of Desire

The Most '90s Things Britney Spears Ever Wore

For many of us,* the '90s didn't start until Britney Spears' debut album "...Baby One More Time" hit the shelves at Tower Records in 1999.<p>While that may be an exaggeration for some, Brit made quite the style impact during the last year of the decade, capturing the zeitgeist in some quintessential …

The lady vanishes: Victorian photography's hidden mothers

Babies may be insatiably photogenic, but somehow they don't really suit the whole business of photography. The flash makes them startle. They wriggle. They cry. They blink. You prop them up with cushions – and seconds later, they're upside down gnawing their own toes. They make Dr Evil …

Japanese tattoo, c1895 - a picture from the past

First published on Mon 2 Dec 2013 10.43 EST

Mistaken first down hurts Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. -- The Washington Redskins thought they had a first down, as did the chain gang on their side of the field. One group did not think so, …

Football (U.S.)

Larger-Screen iPhone Rumors Continue with 4.9-Inch iPhone 6, iPhone 5c Successor

According to Chinese site <i>C Technology</i> [Google Translate, via <i>Unwired View</i>], Apple has begun testing a next-generation iPhone prototype with a 4.9-inch display, along with an iPhone 5c successor sporting a larger screen. The claim is somewhat different from one made by <i>Bloomberg</i> earlier this month …

Hottest Celebrity Photos 11.18.13

Sprint dead last in Consumer Reports' phone service survey

Sprint is eating everyone's dust.<p>The nation's third-largest wireless carrier by subscriber base sank to the bottom of a survey conducted by Consumer Reports over cell phone service. Sprint scored "dismal marks" in value, voice, text messaging, and 4G reliability, according to Consumer Reports' …

Kering's New Brand Investment, Artful E-Commerce, Plus More!

Your style news update.<p>Valery Demure Shop and illustrator Marie El-Ahmar have joined forces for a unique display model for jewelry and accessories. Talk about selling it and bringing's Spring 2013's arty trend to the Internet.<p>- Kering is investing in Bottega Veneta's creative director, Tomas …

5 Fun Gift Ideas for the Social Media Addict

We all have that friend who says "hashtag" before everything and Instagrams like it's her job (or, if she's anything like me, it <i>is</i> her job). Here are five fun, cute social-media-themed gift ideas she'll #love.<p>These Princess Vera Wang slippers are just about the most adorable flats ever, right? And …

Holiday Party Outfit Ideas to Steal From Jessica Hart, Naomi Campbell, and Nicole Trunfio

Three of our favorite models strutted the red carpet at today's Australian <i>GQ</i> Men of the Year Awards in Sydney—and each of their looks was so different and so party-inspirational, I wanted to share them with you, just in case you're looking for outfit ideas for the upcoming holiday season.<p>Australian …

Coaching the Heat Defense: Different, Demanding, Disruptive and Distressing

MIAMI — You're the coach of the Miami Heat.<p>You have LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.<p>You have won the past two NBA championships.<p>You have a defensive system that has proven its worth over that period, with many of these same players, including Mario Chalmers, Udonis Haslem, Norris Cole and …

The Week in Review: Twitter Goes Public

Inside Flipboard / November 8, 2013<p>Twitter’s initial public offering yesterday saw the tech company soar into dizzying new heights. The company and …

'Tis the Season to Flip! Create Your Own Catalogs on Flipboard

‘Tis the Season to Flip! Create Your Own Catalogs on Flipboard<p>Inside Flipboard / November 11, 2013<p>Time to think about gifts, wishlists and holiday …

How Sony Is Getting Gamers To Design The Next Everquest For Them

Inspired by Second Life and Minecraft, Sony is getting gamers to build the world of Everquest Next for them in a virtual sandbox.<p>When <i>Second Life</i> launched in mid-2003, it was hailed as the fulfillment of the cyberspace siren song tech-futurists like William Gibson and Neil Stephenson had been …

The Chicest Toothbrush You Never Knew You Wanted

A company redesigns the toothbrush to look as sleek as your iPhone.<p>Lately, it seems that product designers are hellbent on overhauling the drugstore aisle. Nearly every inch of the fluorescently lit and over-packaged experience that we’re used to is being revamped–from shaving products to …

Casetta House-Shaped Bed by Mogg

Mogg’s house-shaped bed, called Casetta in Canada, was designed by Nathan Yong in 2012. It’s made of ash wood and appears to be painted white. I am …

All hail the mothership: Norman Foster's $5bn Apple HQ revealed

On the third floor of an innocuous office building in southwest London, flimsy sheets of tracing paper are taped to the windows, leaving only an inch gap to glimpse the real world outside. Rolls of drawings are hurriedly dispatched, unmarked boxes carried up in the secure, swipe-card lift. Tired …

Biomimicry: looking to nature to solve human problems

Humans have been gaining inspiration from nature for many thousands of years, yet as a formal concept "biomimicry" – which explores how we can learn from nature to solve human problems – is more recent.<p>The word itself was coined by Janine Benyus (author of the 1997 book Biomimicry) and originates …