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Solar Power Is Finding Its Day in the Sun

Solar power is on pace for the first time this year to contribute more new electricity to the grid than will any other form of energy—a feat driven …

Everything You Need to Know About Packing, From a Jet-Setting Fashion Expert

Between weekend road trips and beach-bound vacations that you’re <i>finally</i> making time for, summer seemed like the perfect time to finally learn how to pack. Because: You’re finally an adult when you can pack like one, right? We think so! (Though we must confess that we had still yet to learn how to …

Adidas’s New Ocean Plastic Shoes Are Just The Beginning

Now that they’ve mastered the recycling process enough to make footwear, expect to see a lot of clothes that were formerly ocean plastic.<p>During a 110-day chase of an illegal fishing boat–starting in Antarctica and ending off the coast of Ghana–the nonprofit Sea Shepherd recovered 72 kilometers of …

This Wristwatch Has No Hour Hand–Just A Subtly Shifting Color Gradient

Color gradients were one of the earliest computer design tools in programs like PowerPoint and Paint, offering amateurs an opportunity to channel their inner Albers. Now, Jiwoong Jung—a young Seoul-based industrial designer—has applied gradients as a clever time-telling tool in a watch concept …

Rhode Island Will Revamp Its Marketing Campaign After a Disastrous Roll Out

Earlier this week, Rhode Island unveiled a new marketing campaign for the state. The effort from the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, Havas and …

The Social Art of Zaha Hadid, Architecture’s Most Engaging Presence

The architect, whose designs sought to engage with the public around them, broadened what was possible with the form.<p>When the news broke Thursday that the architect Zaha Hadid had died of a heart attack, at 65, while being treated for bronchitis in a Miami hospital, the American Institute of …

Mummified Sailor Found on Ghost Vessel

A mummified sailor has been found floating aboard a ghost yacht which could have drifted for years in the Pacific Ocean, according to a Philippine …

What People Were Wearing the Year You Were Born

Let's embark on a 100-year street style journey, shall we?<p>Ah, throwback fashion — is there anything better? Actually, yes: When that throwback fashion reminds you exactly where you came from. Here, click through 100 years of street style, find the year you were born, and cringe/laugh/reminisce. …

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8 tiny LED flashlights in a matchbook provide 64 hours of emergency light

Every once in a while we come across an idea that's so unique, we simply have to share. Matchbox Instruments, a proven provider of lighting …

John Hingley has developed a ‘micro-grid’ in a metal box that can be used for disaster relief, mining, and even festivals<p>Talk is not cheap in the mountains of Nepal. Getting a mobile phone charged can cost $5 in areas where there is no electricity and backpackers have to rely on diesel generators …

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Articles about 5 danish interiors mix modern and vintage design on Dwell.com - Dwell

The kitchen has evolved significantly over the years, and new advancements in technology and materials continue to push the space...<p>In our October issue, Jens Risom’s granddaughter pays tribute to the maestro’s life and career.<p>It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a …

Invasive species aren't always unwanted, scientists argue

"We're actually moving plants and animals around the world all the time," he said. "We have been for centuries."<p>Thompson and other scientists have …

Zaha Hadid's 35 most incredible buildings

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Apple likely to drop the ‘5’, call new 4-inch model the ‘iPhone SE’

In January, we reported that Apple is preparing a new 4-inch iPhone that is essentially 2013’s iPhone 5s with upgraded internals. At the time, we heard that Apple would call the device the “iPhone 5se” based on it being both an enhanced and “special edition” version of the iPhone 5s. Now, we are …

This Audi station wagon is supercar fast — but you can't have one if you live in the USA

But there is one place where the wagon thrives: Europe.<p>Eurowagons aren't the hulking American Buicks that many of us remember from summer roadtrips. Rather, they're high-performance five-doors, often with luxury appointments.<p>Just take a look at Audi's new RS6 Avant Performance edition. This Audi …

How to Tell Apart the 6 Colonial American Home Styles (& Why You Should Want To)

Sometimes, it's actually very important to judge a book by its cover, especially in the case of home exteriors. As someone whose day job focuses on residential <i>interiors</i>, I've been learned how true this can be by reading Virginia Savage McAlester. Her newly updated and expanded book, A Field Guide …

How Parents And Teachers Can Nurture The 'Quiet Power' Of Introverts

When Susan Cain wrote <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking</i> in 2012, it was a big success. The book made the cover of <i>Time</i> magazine, spent weeks on the <i>New York Times</i> best-sellers list and was the subject of one of the most-watched TED Talks, with more than 13 million views.<p>…

Here’s what happens to your old iPhone under Apple’s ‘Reuse & Recycle’ program

New details on Apple’s ‘Reuse and Recycle’ trade-in program have surfaced in a new Bloomberg report. Tim Culpan details the break down and destruction process that each iPhone, Mac, and iPad receives at one of the many Apple recycling contractors’ plants. With over 50 agreed upon regulations and …

This Entrepreneur Is Using Big Data to Help More Women Get Pregnant

<i>This profile is part of “The Fortune Entrepreneurs” list. See the full package here.</i><p>Piraye Yurttas Beim had a shocking request for the makeup artist …

A Bunch Of Kids Invented Things And What Are You Doing With Your Life

Someone needs to make the "Pringles Hook" available right now.

Errol Morris: How Typography Shapes Our Perception Of Truth

The acclaimed filmmaker of The Thin Blue Line and The Fog Of War reveals why he now types all his manuscripts in Baskerville.<p>In 2013, acclaimed filmmaker and author Errol Morris ran a bold experiment. With the collusion of the <i>New York Times</i>, he asked 45,000 readers to take an online test. The test …

Le Corbusier's Brutally Complex Legacy (Photos)

LEGEND<p>The work of Swiss architect Le Corbusier is the subject of a new edition from Phaidon of Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms, by the architectural …

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Trend Forecast: 6 Fresh Home Decor Themes For 2016

It may be early, but from the NY NOW trade show floor, we found a few emerging contenders for this year's top trends.<p>Over 2,500 brands came to this year's NY NOW showcase to display their yearly and seasonal collections in home, gift, and lifestyle. 2016 has only just begun, but already the decor …

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Who What Wear Collaborated With Target on the Spring Collection of Your Dreams

Last week we shared some big 2016 upgrades you can expect to see in Target’s fashion department. If you missed it, the gist was basically that it’s about to be bigger and better than ever before. Staying true to that promise, let us introduce you to the brand’s newest collaboration with fashion …

20+ Strange Animals You Didn’t Know Existed

The world we live in is filled with exotic wildlife, and that means more than just lions and giraffes. There are a multitude of species that are lesser known to the general public and fascinating to learn more about. Redditor preggit decided to introduce a whole batch of these real animals that …

Nude Yoga Girl Contorts Her Body into Works of Art Without Breaking Instagram's No Nudity Rules

Twenty-five-year-old Nude Yoga Girl isn't aiming to defy Instagram's nudity policy–she instead wants to use her yoga skills to create bodily works of art. “With my account I want to inspire people to realize that everybody is very beautiful and capable of [doing] amazing things with their bodies,” …

Artist Intricately Hand-Carves Photorealistic Portraits out of Paper

Using an X-acto knife and tweezers, Korean artist Yoo Hyun hand carves intricate cut-paper portraits that feature the likes of movie stars, world leaders, and musicians. Up close, Hyun's pieces look like abstract designs, but from afar they read as photo-realistic depictions of his subjects. He …