Charisa Martin Cairn

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Paper Crane pattern by Kirsten Johnstone

<b>PAPER CRANE</b><i><br>A modern handknitted garment made from an age old fibre.</i><p>The back and front of this garment are knitted as one piece with a perpendicular …

Friday Again pattern by ANKESTRiCK

<b>This pattern has been re-written</b>. You can find it here: <b>Friday anew</b><br>…….<p>Simple but elegant sweater breathes the seam spirit, uses the contiguous set-in …

Mon petit gilet rayé pattern by Isabelle Milleret

Both english (pages 4 to 6) and french version in the pdf file.<br>Versions française (pages 1 à 3) et anglaise dans le même fichier pdf<p>Ce n’est pas un …

Bluestone Hat pattern by Steven Hicks

Knitting

Fusuma pattern by Kirsten Johnstone

<b>襖 FUSUMA</b> : Japanese (Romaji) for (n) sliding screen.<p><i>Japanese sliding screens provide the design inspiration for this seamless monochromatic cowl. The</i> …

An Instagrammer with almost 2 million followers reveals how to take the perfect travel photo

But taking the perfect vacation snap isn't as easy as traveling to a beautiful spot and pointing and shooting. "It was difficult at first, as is anything that you're getting into for the first time. I was diligent, I worked crazy hard, long hours, lots of driving, and before long the hard work paid …

Social Media

Pictures of the day: 9 December 2015 - Telegraph

Six Cost-Saving Tips for Traveling in Retirement

Travel is the number one goal of retirees, but it can be costly. Here are some ways to spend wisely when you’re on the road.<p>If you saved all your …

Vibrant Rainbows Created Daily for 100 Days out of Everyday Objects

Artist <b>Julie Seabrook Ream</b> has been arranging everyday objects to form brilliant photo sets that mirror the colors of the rainbow. Using delicious foods, art supplies, and objects from nature, Ream has created collections that feature spectacular, visual motifs and an incredible amount of liveliness.<p>…

It's all about the Squinch!

It's Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Serge Ramelli!

<b>SHOOTING PARIS LIKE A PARISIAN PHOTOGRAPHER</b><p>First I want to thank Scott Kelby for having me as a guest blogger.<p>Scott has been so important in my life …

How to Apply a Space Aged Particle Look to Your Photo with Photoshop

Story Behind the Image: The Best Time to be a Photographer is Right Now

Today David Lama is one of the most successful professional climbers in Europe. But at age 19, his climbing career almost ended before it even …

How To Shoot Dreamy Backlit Portraits With Natural Light

Lisa Holloway <i>is an internationally-published, award-winning fine art portrait photographer from rural Northwestern Arizona. A Canon girl since Day</i> …

Landscape Photography

This is How to Achieve a Blue Sky Using HSL and Filters in Lightroom

In the days of analogue photography, it was a necessity to use a filter in order to achieve a quality deep-blue sky. The filter types varied …

Early men and women were equal, say scientists

Our prehistoric forebears are often portrayed as spear-wielding savages, but the earliest human societies are likely to have been founded on enlightened egalitarian principles, according to scientists.<p>A study has shown that in contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes, men and women tend to have equal …

Anthropology

This Popular Financial Advice Could Ruin Your Retirement

The notion of "dying broke" continues to appeal to many Americans. That's too bad, since the strategy is ridiculously flawed.<p>You may have heard of …

4-Star Planets, Oceans On Mars, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

25 Ways to Get Smarter About Money Right Now

Small steps that can make a big difference.<p>Retirement planning is serious business that requires diligence and patience. But a quick tip, or even an …

Boy's 'Humans of New York' image helps raise more than $1 million

<b>(CNN) —</b> One principal's inspiration has resulted in more than $1 million in donations for what started as an initiative to raise funding for a class trip to Harvard.<p>"Humans of New York" creator Brandon Stanton launched the campaign to benefit Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a middle school in …

Hanging With The Girl-Kings Of One Of The World's Only Matriarchies

Mawlynnong isn't like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home to the indigenous Khasi people. Theirs is a matrilineal society, where women inherit land, children …

Google could be about to destroy the language barrier

An update to Google's mobile apps will convert your phone into a universal translater that can take your voice and convert it into recognisable audio in 80 languages, allowing you to have a natural conversation with somone even if you can't speak their language<p>Google will launch a live translation …

Language

Shooting with the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 in a Cold and Rainy Outdoor Portrait Session

<i>Editor’s note: This our third hands-on test of the super affordable Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 clone lens. We previously shared casual and optical tests.</i><p>I …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Genealogy

Why You Don't Need a lot of Money to Travel

<i>Note: Since I originally wrote this article, I have booked a flight from Dallas to Dubai for 300 bucks using a resource mentioned below.</i><p>I often hear people say the reason they don't travel as much as they would like is because "it's too expensive."<p>Hearing this gets me excited because:<p>A) Challenges …

Flying

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

15 Damaging Myths About Life We Should All Stop Believing

<b>1. There is a single definition of success.</b><p>And it involves an established career, large house, acceptable body shape, marriage and annual holidays.<p>Everyone has their own path to walk in this life, and what brings true meaning and deep fulfillment differs for all of us.<p>Let go of your need to fit to …

The Best Longreads Of 2014 On World Affairs

The year 2014 was a tumultuous one, with more than its fair share of world-changing events. The media has covered the chaos using all the methods at its disposal: Live blogs, images and rapid on-the-ground reporting have allowed journalists to disseminate the news in real time, giving a visceral …

Happiness Hot Spots

See photos of happiness hot spots, including Denmark, Singapore, Mexico, and California, from the new book Thrive by Dan Buettner, from National Geographic.