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The Queen’s speech has made Brexit Britain an international laughing stock | Rafael Behr

The world looks on aghast at a once highly regarded country affirming this tragic folly with all the state pomp and pageantry it can muster<p>The pageantry can be depicted as splendid or ridiculous, according to taste. Black Rod, the arrival of Her Majesty’s crown in its own car; the cap of …

Great Britain

Why You Should Not Pursue Photography as Career

Dear friend,<p>I’m gonna give you some hard truth on the sad sad reality about photography– on the grimness of pursuing photography as a living your …

Street Photography

5 stylish sewing tricks everyone should learn to do at home

Apparently, six in ten of us have admitted that we can’t sew, a number that’s expected to only increase in the coming years as the home economics classes that used to be compulsory for girls are deemed to be ‘not valued anymore’ by younger generations.<p>It’s true, yes, that girls (and boys) have …

This video perfectly sums up why some people voted to leave the EU

In the aftermath of Britain's decision to leave the European Union, the narrative has revolved around the political fallout and angry demonstrations …

CGI artist Forbes Massie unveils "completely seductive" renderings in London exhibition

Visualisation artist Forbes Massie has exhibited a series of architectural renderings with a painterly rather than photorealistic aesthetic at the …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

A hack will kill someone within 10 years, and it may have already happened

Where once hacks only affected computers, they now bring down everything from cars to power grids and thermostats to secretive nuclear enrichment programs.<p>So how long until a hack doesn't just cause a nuisance or monetary losses but actually <i>kills</i> someone?<p>One well-respected security expert thinks …

Cybersecurity

Mapped: The world's tallest (and shortest) countries

Ever wondered which nationalities are the tallest? Of course not. But we're going to tell you anyway.<p>The map above shows 98 nations colour coded according to the average height of its male residents (no reliable data is available for those countries that appear in grey). It will suprise no-one to …

The inventor of the Web thinks we need a new one

Although the internet has created millions of new opportunities for people around the world and made the sum of human knowledge available to anyone with a connection, it’s also created problems that seem impossible to solve.<p>“Edward Snowden showed we’ve inadvertently built the world’s largest …

Privacy

Sony filed a patent for contact lenses that take photos

With all these smart eyewear patents and research studies popping up over the last couple years, it's looking more and more like we're all going to …

Police force hundreds of migrants out of makeshift camp in Paris

Police have evicted more than a thousand people from a makeshift migrant camp in Paris, the third time the camp has been cleared in as many months.<p>The migrants, who had been sleeping in cramped tents under a bridge near Stalingrad metro station, were ordered to board buses which would take them to …

A lot of people who make over $350,000 are about to get replaced by software

But it's not just low-paying positions that will get replaced. AI also could cause high-earning (like top 5% of American salaries) jobs to disappear.<p>Fast.<p>That's the theme of New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper's new feature, "The Robots Are Coming for Wall Street."<p>The piece is framed around …

Wall Street

Two Designers Turn Wool Into A Replacement For Plastic

Solidwool, a composite material made of Herdwick wool and bioresin, could be used for everything from chairs and tabletops to car panels.<p>For most people, “working with wool” implies a pair of knitting needles and some yarn. In the case of Justin and Hannah Floyd, it meant combining locally sourced …

Thoughts on Design: Paul Rand on Beauty, Simplicity, the Power of Symbols, and Why Idealism Is Essential in Creative Work

“<i>Paul’s a gem [who] works on perfecting the exterior of a curmudgeon,”</i> Steve Jobs reminisced about working with legendary art director and graphic designer <b>Paul Rand</b> (1914–1996), adding, <i>“He’s perfected it to new heights, actually.”</i> Indeed, Rand is remembered as much for being one of the most …

Buy Experiences, Not Things

Live in anticipation, gathering stories and memories. New research builds on the vogue mantra of behavioral economics.<p>Forty-seven percent of the time, the average mind is wandering. It wanders about a third of the time while a person is reading, talking with other people, or taking care of …

Why “Psychological Androgyny” Is Essential for Creativity

Despite the immense canon of research on creativity — including its four stages, the cognitive science of the ideal creative routine, the role of memory, and the relationship between creativity and mental illness — very little has focused on one of life’s few givens that equally few of us can …

Why broken sleep is a golden time for creativity – Karen Emslie

It is 4.18am. In the fireplace, where logs burned, there are now orange lumps that will soon be ash. Orion the Hunter is above the hill. Taurus, a …

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend For Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

Sidewalk Flowers: An Illustrated Ode to Presence and the Everyday Art of Noticing in a Culture of Productivity and Distraction

A gentle wordless celebration of the true material of aliveness.<p><i>“How we spend our days, of course, is how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her magnificent defense of living with presence. But in our age of productivity, we spend our days running away from boredom, never mind its creative …

Vivaldi's New Preview Brings Tab Stacking And More

Earlier this year, former Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner, launched Vivaldi as a new browser for power users. Today, the company has released the latest preview of the browser which adds some interesting new features.<p>The most interesting new feature is the ability to tile browser tabs in a single …

Software

The Apple Watch could have been a proper health-monitoring device. But the FDA won’t allow it

Apple’s new smart watch, unveiled by Tim Cook yesterday, had incredible potential. But its functionality has been hindered by technical hitches – and, especially, overzealous legislators. Their cloying presence must have been felt at every product meeting. Engineers working on Apple’s watch did so …

MoMA Adds DIY Electronics Kits To Its Collection

In a modern fusion of designers and engineers, New York's MoMA has added electronics-infused pieces to its collection<p>There’s no denying that …

This Idea Must Die: Some of the World’s Greatest Thinkers Each Select a Major Misconception Holding Us Back

From the self to left brain vs. right brain to romantic love, a catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.<p><i>“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,”</i> asserted Charles Darwin in one of the eleven …

Breakthroughs

Anish Kapoor’s Swirling Vortex of Black Water

Famed artist Anish Kapoor is back and this time he's showing a never-ending, swirling vortex of black water. At the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India's first biennale for contemporary art, Kapoor has created an intriguing installation called <i>Descension</i>. Surrounded by a circular gate, the black water …

Art

Meet the Amateur Street Photographer Taking China by Storm

Street View<br>Tao Liu<p>1 of 15<p>Early in October, in the third-tier Chinese city of Hefei in the province of Anhui, the young street photographer Tao Liu …

2014 Year in Review: From Mongol Materials to Luminescent Paint, A Year of Materials in Review

<b>Core77 2014 Year in Review</b>: Top 15 Posts · Year in Photos · Drones · Transportation Design · Food & Drink · Wearable Technology · Power Tools and …

Webydo's Code-free Website Builder Now Generates Pixel-perfect Responsive Sites

Popular website building app Webydo announced that it has launched a new pixel-perfect responsive editor for its users to craft sites suitable for desktop and mobile devices.<p>The updated tool allows Webydo users to create responsive sites that scale accurately across all device screen sizes, and …

Best iPhone & iPad Apps From October 2014

From slick expenses-trackers to video-centric coding tutorials, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in October.<p>Here, we sift through the rubble to present you with our selection of the best App Store newcomers from the past month.<p>Flickr<p>It was a long time coming, but Flickr finally landed …

Articles about toronto tudor becomes bright luxurious home on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Toronto couple remodel their home with a special emphasis on a spacious kitchen and a material-rich bathroom.<p>A 1908 Schoolhouse Becomes a Cool Family Home originally appeared on Hunker.<p>We have all played the game “Tetris” at least once in our lives.<p>Dekleva Gregorič Architects turned a former …

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