Candace Young

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The world’s oldest working planetarium

Dutch amateur astronomer Eise Eisinga might have left school at 12 years old, but he built an inch-perfect model of the solar system in his living room.<p>There was a beat of silence as the room’s atmosphere shifted from inward reflection to jittery disbelief. “How is that even possible?” said one …

Spain cracks King Ferdinand's 500-year-old secret code

<b>A 500-year-old secret code used in letters between one of Spain's most famous monarchs and a military commander has been cracked.</b><p>Ferdinand of Aragon's letters have tantalised historians for centuries.<p>Constructed using more than 200 special characters, they were deciphered by the country's …

Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in UK for the first time

<b>The Bayeux Tapestry is set to be displayed in the UK after France agreed it could leave its shores for the first time in 950 years, the BBC understands.</b><p>French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce the loan during his visit to the UK on Thursday.<p>He has said the tapestry - which depicts …

Crochet Invisible Decrease Tutorial

<b>What is an invisible decrease?</b><p>An invisible decrease is such an easy way to improve the overall craftsmanship of your crochet amigurumi. You might …

Unearthing the legacy of Harvard's female 'computers'

<b>In a cramped Harvard University sub-basement, a team of women is working to document the rich history of women astronomers.</b><p>More than 40 years before women gained the right to vote, female "computers" at Harvard College Observatory were making major astronomical discoveries.<p>Between 1885 and 1927, …

Watch this artist assemble her gorgeous papercraft portraits

Yulia Brodskaya (previously) creates beautiful textured portraits by tightly folding and quilling colorful paper and affixing it upright on a flat …

Paper Craft

Quilty Arrows Quilt Pattern

Today I’m excited to introduce this fun new fat quarter friendly Quilty Arrows quilt.<p>Quilty Arrows is a modern take on the chevron or arrow quilt …

8 Solid Reasons Why Visual Storytelling Dominates the Digital World

We live in a world of imagery, and it’s never been more true than today. For most, the entire world’s existence is a sequence of images experienced by their minds’ eyes. We experience life visually. And while that’s been the case throughout human time, the number of images we experience has …

No-one scrolls on the web. If it were 1996...

"Everything must be above the fold!", "All important stuff should be in the top 20% of your content!", "Design the website like it was a Powerpoint …

The 10 best new graphic design tools for January

As you might expect in the month that plays host to CES, January’s round-up of the best new graphic design tools features some killer new hardware …

Quirky font magically adjusts to what you're writing

With its geometric angles and art-deco aesthetic, Futuracha has become one of the most popular free fonts used by designers all over the world. …

The Barn

Resembling the classic farmstead outbuilding on the outside, The Barn uses a mix of rustic finishes and modern updates for a one-of-a-kind …

Framing

Why Do Our Recorded Voices Sound Weird to Us?

I have a big, dumb, deep, goofy voice.<p>But I’m reminded of it only when I hear a recording of myself while playing back an interview — or when friends do impressions of me, lowering their voices several octaves.<p>My high school classmate Walter Suskind has one of the deepest voices I’ve ever heard in …

The 11 best shops for curvy girls

ASOS Curve is always going to be our number one curvy girl shop. It's our first destination whenever we're in need of a new outfit, because we know …

This 63-Year-Old Fashion Blogger Slays All The Stereotypes

Move over, Kendall Jenner.<p>You might assume there are no 63-year-olds running popular fashion blogs. If so, prepare to get schooled.<p>Lyn Slater, a university professor and social worker, named her blog Accidental Icon after paparazzi mistook her for a celebrity on the streets of New York City.<p>Slater …

Highlanders: The architects redefining Scotland's north - CNN Style

Written by Francesca Street, CNN<p>On the northwestern tip of the Isle of Skye, where the island's rugged terrain meets the choppy seas, a corrugated metal house is glimpsed atop a cliff.<p>Stylistically, this eye-catching building lies somewhere between a 1960s Airstream caravan and a child's imagining …

7 web design dos and don'ts

Good etiquette might not be your number one priority at work; it won't necessarily help you with getting your responsive web design or user …

Monthly Selects: Our Favorite November Finds

With the holidays right around the corner, many of us are in gift-buying mode. This makes it the perfect time to showcase some of the best products we’ve found over the past month. Everything featured here has made an appearance on My Modern Met Selects, our site dedicated to celebrating creative …

Stylish designer houses made of cardboard - CNN Style

Written by Susannah Palk, CNN<p>Why build with traditional bricks and mortar when you can use something a little more unconventional? That's the ethos behind one company in the Netherlands that uses cardboard to create their eco-friendly houses. Wikkelhouse, meaning "wrapped house" in Dutch, produces …

Contemporary embroiderer Rosie Taylor-Davies recreating a piece of medieval embroidery (VIDEO).

Medieval embroidery is incredibly detailed. In this video from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, we watch firsthand as contemporary …

Plaid Decor Ideas Photos

There’s nothing quite as classic as plaid, whether it’s a buffalo check or a detailed tartan. But while this motif has quite the history, it isn’t reserved for traditional decorating. As these spaces from the <i>AD</i> archives prove, plaid fabrics and furnishings add colorful flair to a room and can …

Interior Design

A Look at an Island

To be honest, I find a lot of “heritage marketing” tiresome. Everyone wants some deep, storied history, even if they have to borrow or invent it. …

You searched for california - The Watercolor Gallery

I love the color on this piece from Kelly Lance.<p>Stella Blu is an amazing watercolorist. These portraits embody pretty much everything I love about …

Hairy Edges, Knobby Bits, & the Back of the Hoop

The floral voided monogram that we looked at last week in its Almost-Finished stage is now finished. The embroidery is done. I refuse to put in One …

Zardozi Embroidery

The zardozi craftsmen in Varanasi and Bareilly specialize in embroidering badges and ceremonial robes. Zardozi is heavy and ornate embroidery in …

Sewing

Medieval Embroidery, ‘Proper Art,’ and the V&A’s ‘Opus Anglicanum’ exhibition

The <i>Guardian</i> ran a piece today, reviewing the upcoming exhibition at the V&A, <i>Opus Anglicanum</i>, which focuses on the dazzling medieval embroidery …

Knots! And what to do when you find them.

Knots can be the bane of a crafter’s project. During the industrial spinning process, the yarn is pulled with a fairly high tension through the …

Xandra Zamora Teaches Brush-Lettering Step-by-Step

Calligraphic-nerd Xandra Zamora, whose beautiful lettering has been featured in magazines, corporations’ publications and even for the movie, <i>Pirates</i> …

Is some Olympic commentary sexist?

• Descriptions of some women athletes have been called "offensive"<br>• The husband of a gold medallist was referred to as the "man responsible" for her world record<br>• One gymnast was criticised when her leotard "failed to complement her skin tone"<p>When US gymnast Simone Biles gave a storming performance on …