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Playful Book Sculptures Transform Their Environment

Madrid-based Spanish artist Alicia Martn first caught our eye with her incredible sculpture, titled <i>Biografas</i>, that looked like a haphazard parade of books flooding through the side of a building. Taking a look through her portfolio, it's easy to see that this artist has a keen eye for configuring …

Art

Paradises on Earth

Gin-clear water at bath temperature, a breeze ruffling the coconut palms, and sand as fine and white as sugar - some places really do seem to have it all. Here's our pick of picture-postcard honeymoon spots that fit the bill.<p>1. Atiu, Cook Islands<p>This particular Cook Island has got all the tropical …

Beaches

Tools

Everything you’ve ever wanted (and needed!) to know about cast-iron skillets—the...<p>By Christina Chaey<p>Cheap kitchenware companies are popping up everywhere. But does the quality live up to...<p>By Dayna Evans<p>Even if you don't think the egg came first, these are the best tools for cooking them.<p>By Zoë …

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Smartphone screen repair: seven DIY fixes

iPhone screen repair after scratches or cracks can often be expensive, so Daniel Johnson brings you seven cheap DIY fixes<p>Mobile phones are not as indestructible as the small-screened handsets of old. You could almost throw the Nokia 5210 on the floor and there would be little discernable damage to …

iPhone 5

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

Cooking

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Prince Charles

The Amazing History Of London’s Most Enduring Logo

For over a century, the London Underground Roundel has gotten into the DNA of some of the world’s top designers. A new book explores how.<p>It is hard to imagine a simpler symbol than the one that brands every London bus, subway, and station, the London Underground Roundel. Although little more than a …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

Hyetis Crossbow 41 Megapixel Camera Smartwatch Unveiled

More and more smart watches are flooding on to the market and one of the latest is the Hyetis Crossbow which is Swiss made and features and massive …

Crossbows

Depressing Budget Illustrations Reveal Superman Lives in a Studio Apartment

It's not exactly the Coroflot Design Salary Guide, but it's worth a gander. To promote their Galaxy S4, Samsung teamed up with Mashable to commission …

Star Vehicles: Check Out Hollywood’s Most Iconic Cars

Minimalist poster project “Cars and Films” makes a case for autos, not actors, as the driving force in cinema.<p>Nowhere are cars hotter than in Hollywood. True star vehicles, automobiles in movies are transportive, transforming, transfixing–never just transportation. In some cases, they add sexiness …

What’s Inside Ammo? A Cross-Section of Bullets

Ever wanted to look inside a bullet? Photographer Sabine Pearlman recently traveled to Switzerland to photograph 900 cross-sections of ammunition.