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This Los Angeles Artist Loves ‘Ugly Painting’

Painter Laura Owenswas the youngest artist ever with a retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles — a retrospective, in her early …

Art

13 signs you're smarter than you realize

Everyone wants to be humble. <i>Who me, smart? Nah, I'm just a good test-taker</i>.<p>And anyway, it's kind of crass to go around proclaiming to everyone who'll listen that you're a genius.<p>But now that it's just the two of us, we can be honest. If you really are a genius — or at least smarter than average — …

Psychology

Mike Duncan Made Ancient Rome Into a Podcast Obsession

Millions of listeners have downloaded the popular historian’s narrative-driven podcasts about revolutions and the collapse of ancient Rome. Now he’s …

Andy Weir is back with Artemis, a crime drama set in a lunar city

Some science-fiction authors prefer the term speculative fiction; but for Andy Weir, a better term might be calculated fiction. With his debut novel</i> …

A Stranded Man Stumbles Across a Freaky Haunted Mansion in Surreal Animated Short Macabre

We’ve been fans of filmmaker Jerónimo Rocha since we first saw his unsettling scifi horror short, <i>Dédalo</i>. His latest, <i>Macabre</i>, is quite a bit different …

My 10 Favorite Books: Michelle Dockery

<i>For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in the series is the actress Michelle Dockery, who is best known for</i> <i>her role in “Downton Abbey.</i><i>” Dockery</i> <i>co-stars</i> <i>in “The</i> …

Literature

A Zen House Divided In Two Separate Volumes Linked By A Bridge

It’s hard to separate work from home, especially when you actually have an office at home. However, if you’re serious about it, there are ways to …

Architecture

Is Chanson Douce the next Gone Girl? This author's book on a killer nanny is next year's must-read

The baby is dead,” begins Leila Slimani’s novel. “It only took a few seconds. The doctor offered assurance that it didn’t suffer. They zipped up the limp body, found lying amongst the toys, in a grey bag. The little girl, however, was still breathing when they got there.”<p>As far as first pages go, …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Books

What It's Like to Call a Boeing 727 Airplane Your Home

“Wyd? Come over.”<p>In a series by YouTube Channel <i>Great Big Story</i>, the notion of “no place like home” is explored in the least expected places around the world. Episodes delve into the lives of people who have created unconventional dwellings for themselves including that of Bruce Campbell (not the</i> …

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The Wild Life of Princess Margaret, The Original Royal Rockstar

A new play about the high-rolling Princess Margaret focuses on her relationship with an ex-gangster, her place in the Royal Family, and her …

Princess Margaret

Sonoran Desert House by Wendell Burnette Architects

Discover the Desert Courtyard House, a private residence designed by Wendell Burnette Architects in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.<p>Here comes another …

Architecture

archatlas: Japanese Landscape Photography In the words of the artist Hidenobu Suzuki: My photographs are like Japanese paintings. I think that realism is more Western style. Japanese like to express emotions and spiritual feelings through the landscape photography. Contemporary theater, art and music stimulate the brain and increase mood. Emotional art heal people and leads the society to harmony. I took a challenge to capture emotions with my camera. Using logical thinking at photography results in better attention to the detail, but there is a tendency to get bored. Working with feelings and looking for emotions is more relaxing. You can see previous features of Hidenobu Suzuki on ARCHalas: Sleeping Giants, Weeping Plums and Early Spring In Japan. Images via text via (via archatlas)

Landscape Photography

The Biggest Decor Trends The Year You Were Born

Some ideas were surprisingly ahead of their time, while others haven't exactly aged well.<p>Interior tastes evolve a bit slower than hairstyles or fashion, but you'd be surprised at how much can change from year to year. The frills of the '40s, the eclectic '70s, the pastel explosion of the '80s — …

Interior Design

Lush Garage Garden Takes Gold Medal at Chelsea Flower Show

A garage might sound like an unseemly environment for lush vegetation, but award-winning landscape artist Kazuyuki Ishihara has built a jaw-dropping garden with a parked car as its centerpiece. At this year's Chelsea Flower Show in London, Ishihara presented <i>Senri-Sentei</i>, a two-tiered structure with …

Chelsea Flower Show

Interview with Zvi Hecker: “Good Architecture Cannot Be Legal; It Is Illegal!”

<i>Throughout the course of his career, the forms present in Zvi Hecker's work have undergone significant changes – from the rigidly geometric shapes of</i> …

Frank Lloyd Wright

These Fantastical Architectural Illustrations Are Made Using Autocad

Fabiola Morcillo Núñez, an architect from the University of Chile, is 26-years-old and has been formally drawing under the name 1989 for about a year …

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Thought-provoking illustrations showing devastating effects on nature

Environmental issues are the most significant of many problems that we are facing right now. In this post, we are featuring a series of …

These Fancy Pens Are Perfect for Design Nerds

Pssst. Wanna know something? Chances are you’re writing things down—like, by hand!—more than you even realize. Consider ponying up for a step-up pen. Especially if you enjoy owning dope stuff.<p>Think back to the last time you used a pen. Go ahead. I'll wait. It might’ve been when you picked up the …

Paperless Office

Step closer to AIDS cure: US scientists ‘cut out’ HIV DNA from infected animals

A cure for AIDS now seems to be closer than ever, since US scientists have managed to “cut out” the HIV virus DNA from the genomes of living animals …

Go Zen: why Japanese interiors are more than cherry blossom

The cherry blossom may be fading, shedding its petals in a pastel-pink blizzard, but if you want to keep the sprit of Japan alive for more than a few fleeting weeks, look to the latest interiors.<p>Several fabric houses have launched Japanese-influenced ranges this spring, and, on a deeper level, the …

‘It’s mostly eBay’: inside the home of fashion heiress Margherita Missoni

She was born into the Italian design dynasty, so why is her home a lesson in thrift and online shopping?<p>Margherita Missoni is sitting on the couch in the upper mezzanine of her front room. Her baby son Agosto is draped leopard-like over her arm, restless, with an amber teething necklace around his …

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Each of These Alien-Like Insects Was Created from Over 8,000 Photographs

Levon Biss uses macrophotography to capture insects in unprecedented detail.<p>When Levon Biss photographs an insect, he doesn't just use one shot. Instead, he uses "macrophotography" to shoot thousands of images of a single bug in order to come up with a 3D-like model of it.<p>Biss, a commercial sports …

Nature Photography

Here's A Rare Glimpse Inside Salvador Dalí's Unpublished Diaries

Salvador Dalí, the great Surrealist painter and bombastic lover of ocelots, is widely known for his nightmarish depictions of melting timepieces, nesting tigers and spindly-legged elephants. He's less revered for his ability to meticulously monitor his daily expenses.<p>Thanks to a recent auction at …

Art

This Chanel Store in Amsterdam Features a Facade Made Entirely of Glass Bricks

Anyone stopping by the Chanel store on the busy shopping street PC Hooftstraat in Amsterdam will find themselves face to face with a one-of-a-kind …

A former fashion exec is selling his historic New York City townhouse for $17 million

The historic brick townhouse, found just west of Union Square in Greenwich Village, is quirky but elegant, with both original prewar details and modern updates. It's a four-story, five-bedroom elevator building with 3,800 square feet and a private back garden.<p>Duffy, who helped co-found the Marc …

Real Estate