Andy Alvarez

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Japanese Designers Create Nameless Paints To Change The Way Kids Learn Colors

Ima Moteki, a design duo in Japan, has just created a set of Nameless Paints that aim to completely change the way children learn and think about …

Equations

Architizer

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

For more than a decade, I’ve been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity—regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live …

Ikea imagines a refrigerator-free kitchen for 2025

1/3<p>From bio-refrigerators that cool food with gel to zero-energy clay alternatives, we see a lot of designs that look to make one of the home's most …

Nifty All-in-One Coffee Maker Lets You Brew Java Anywhere

Much of coffee's appeal lies in its simplicity. Grounds, hot water, a little time, and presto—you've got yourself a cuppa. You can brew it almost …

Found: Your New Favorite Affordable Furniture Line

We’ve been all about Fab‘s poppy, colorful, stylish housewares and fashion for years. And now, founder Jason Goldberg has created Hem, a furniture brand that has us swooning over its modern aesthetic. Hem furniture is meant to be assembled and taken apart by you, similar to IKEA furniture. The …

Furniture

Ryoma Furutani’s World Is Bright, Shiny, and Totally Impenetrable

Like his work, the photographer is friendly but totally illusive.<p>On the surface Ryoma Furutani's work is direct and unfussy. Shooting largely around Osaka, Japan, he favors bold lines and colors—a tap, a light, a street sign. But after repeated viewing they feel increasingly enigmatic. Nothing is …

Graphic Design

Widerun turns your bike into a virtual reality machine

Some people need extra motivation to exercise, and the creators of this bike trainer called Widerun hope to provide that in the form of virtual reality. Widerun is a system comprised of a steering component and a base station that attaches to ordinary bikes. It works with both Oculus Rift and …

Apple HomeKit devices: great smart home appliances that work with iOS

HomeKit is Apple's attempt to bring all your smart devices together into a single connected ecosystem. In Apple's vision of the home of the future …

Home Automation

59 amazing things you can do with baking soda

We write a lot about miracle products, from coconut oil to Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps.<p>But baking soda is the original when it comes to miracle products, dating all the way back to the ancient Egyptians who used a similar sodium carbonate mixture as soap.<p>It's one of the cheapest things you can buy …

Nasa's robotic car can drive sideways

Gallery: Nasa's robotic car can drive sideways<p>Gallery: Nasa's robotic car can drive sideways<p>+ 8<p>+ 7<p>+ 6<p>Nasa's Modular Robotic Vehicle is an electric …

Remote Controls

Why The FDA Action Against KIND Bars Doesn't Mean They're Unhealthy

KIND Snacks, the company behind fruit, nut and grain bars (tag line: “ingredients you can see & pronounce”) have been asked by the Food and Drug Administration to strip any mention of the term “healthy” from its packaging and website, as well as the “+” symbol.<p>Why? It turns out that the FDA …

13 Gray Bedrooms You'll Want to Steal for Your Own Home

Meet the it-neutral of the season.<p>From silvery shades to cooler blue tones, this hue is a go-to color for designers. And since it also has a calming effect, it's the ideal hue for a serene sleeping space. Take a look at these gorgeous bedrooms and feel free to copy.

Interior Design

Is fasting the key to weight loss, good health, youthful vitality and longevity?

The hugely successful 5:2 diet has introduced millions to the concept of fasting. Now, an accumulation of cutting edge science suggests that the 'hunger cure' may be the answer to the epidemic of lifestyle diseases from obesity and diabetes to cancer.<p><b>“Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach</b> …

Distractify

Before you cough up $30 for her lip kits, here are all the complaints customers had about Kylie Cosmetics.<p>By Tiffany White<p>1 minute ago<p>All the people …

Kylie Cosmetics

Checklist for What Every House Needs

The Barefoot Contessa and 15 other experts share their lists of home essentials. See more of our best kitchen tips here.<p>Kitchen Essentials<p><b>INA GARTEN</b>, cookbook author<p><b>A GOOD SET OF SHARP KNIVES</b> by Wüsthof, including a chef's knife, a paring knife, a slicing knife, and a bread knife<p><b>ALL-CLAD POTS:</b> …

How I conquered my anxiety — with a vitamin

Mental Health

Microsoft obsesses over giant displays and super thin tablets in future vision video

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Tablets

From Design to Street Art, 5 Looks Inside Great Creators' Notebooks

<i>A round-up of intimate drawings from Meriwether Lewis, Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, and other bright minds</i><p>The nature and origin of creativity is the subject of many a theory. But, rather than theorizing about it, wouldn't it be great if we could just lift the lid of a great creative mind and …

15 Flower Hacks To Make Your Home More Beautiful

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, floral tips and tricks to easily decorate your home.<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let Cosmopolitan.com in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house/apartment/dorm room with beautiful flowers …

UI Designs for the Web

Web has changed so much in the last 10 years, be it the end of the Flash era with the historic Steve Jobs post proclaiming why Flash wasn't good, Web …

UI Design

Six eCommerce Design Trends for 2015 to Level up Your Online Shop

Just like any other type of web design, eCommerce design is subject to certain trends. If you have been planning to change your design, this is the …

5 Tips to Help You Save Money While Traveling

Before I quit my job to take my first trip to Europe, I had no idea what I was doing. The only traveling I had done before was the 'vacation' type of traveling -- booking when I had the money to spend or the days off, and I didn't take much time to investigate how to travel smarter, better and …

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

Key terms every graphic designer should know

Graphic design, like any profession, is littered with jargon and phrases you might not be familiar with. Here are some of the key terms you should …