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Industrial Design Digital Detox Phone

Halcyon is a concept industrial design project created by Mike George. It's a phone to escape the digital world. The idea is simple, we all know that …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

8 cool ideas for U.S. cities, courtesy of the Dutch

Urban interventions galore<p>From Mondrian’s colorful, pared-down compositions to a bike- and weed-friendly culture, there’s a lot the Netherlands is known for. And recently, these cultural footings —as well as universal headaches like potholes and road safety—have inspired a number of innovative …

Watch Hans Zimmer Shut Down Coachella 2017 with Help From an Orchestra and Pharrell

The legendary 59-year-old German composer performed his biggest movie hits at the popular California festival.<p>At the age of 59 years old, legendary German film composer and producer Hans Zimmer made his Coachella debut this weekend.<p>With a primetime slot at the Indio, California festival's Outdoor …

Netflix Keeps Buying Great Movies, So It’s a Shame They’re Getting Buried

Is a movie still a movie if it premieres on Netflix?<p>Please allow a moment of silence for “Tramps,” Adam Leon’s warm and winsome follow-up to SXSW …

An Untouched Frank Lloyd Wright Home From 1960 Is on the Market

The noted architect designed the house and all the furniture and accessories inside it.<p>Paul and Helen Olfelt asked Frank Lloyd Wright to design a home for them in St. Louis Park, Minnesota nearly 60 years ago. Now in their 90s, the Olfelts have put the house on the market for the first time ever, …

You'll Want These Smoking Accessories Even If You're No Pothead

I don't smoke cigarettes or marijuana, but I find myself craving the accessories sold on Tetra, an online marketplace that sells designer pipes, ashtrays, and lighters. The company was co-founded by Monica Khemsurov, who clearly has an eye for style and good business opportunities.<p>While Tetra …

News anchors honor Notorious B.I.G. by slipping his lyrics into traffic report

Yesterday was the 20-year mark of Notorious B.I.G.'s death, and to pay tribute, Atlanta's "Action News" anchors Fred Blankenship and Mark Arum on …

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How hip hop rose from the ashes of the Bronx

The South Bronx became infamous during Game 2 of the 1977 World Series, when newscaster Howard Cosell noticed a nearby abandoned school engulfed in flames and not a fire truck in sight, uttering his legendary phrase, “There it is, ladies and gentlemen, the Bronx is burning.”<p>The Bronx had been …

Home extension ideas: 10 looks to inspire your renovation

Ideas courtesy of Victorian terrace houses in London<p>English terraced houses, defined as side properties that connect to each other in a row, were first constructed in the 17th century, then gained even more popularity in the 19th century as high-density housing for the working class.<p>Of course, …

Mesmerizing GIFs Reveal the Frantic Shipping in the San Francisco Bay

The Golden Gate Bridge is a pretty thing to gaze at, a pain in the butt to paint, and an excellent place to Instagram. But unbeknownst to most of the …

The Emmons House

Mill Valley, California<p>A 1949 architect's shed up on the hill above Richardson Bay in Marin, California. The humble 1300-square-foot "tree house" was designed and built by a young Donn Emmons as a first personal residence for his new family. The house was truly experimental for its time—a main …

Amplified Tiny House

Fayetteville, Arkansas<p>This sleek, modern L-shaped house consists of two separate structures joined by a deck. The main house (400 sq ft), which rests on a solid foundation, features the kitchen, living room, bathroom and loft bedroom. To make the small area feel more spacious, it was designed with …

How the BBC builds websites that scale

<i>This article was originally published in net magazine in 2016.</i><p>In 1948, the Olympic Games was broadcast live on television for the first time. …

Shapeshifting Tent House blurs the line between indoor and outdoor spaces

Spark Architect’s Tent House is a seasonal shapeshifter. Situated close to Australia’s famed Sunshine Coast, the house’s location in a rainforest …

DublDom, a Beautiful and Modern Modular House

Modular houses, or prefabricated houses, are picking up momentum lately. We have been seen amazing modular houses designs. From small and minimal …

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These minimalist 'Game of Thrones' GIFs are a mesmerizing, cutesy take on the dark series

<i>Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones" season six.</i><p>The "Game of Thrones" fandom is known for its artistic approach to celebrating the epic series. From large-scale art installations to miniature paper shields, we never tire of seeing artists' and designers' interpretations. One artist in …

6 Unforgettable Adventure Vacations to Take In 2016

Travel to these American hot spots for the thrill of a lifetime<p>The value of your vacation isn’t found on your phone’s camera roll. It’s in your brain—the memories lodged so deeply that they’re still vivid years later.<p>There’s a trick to forming them: Rev up your heart rate in a new …

Humans will live underwater in 100 years' time as the population is squeezed out of cities

A report predicts underground cities and floating neighbours will become commonplace in the next century<p>One hundred years from now, the human population will be living in underwater cities and in 3D-printed homes, according to a study that looks at the future of living.<p>Buildings and interiors will …