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A Tiny Taipei Apartment Pursues Muji-Like Minimalism For $35K

Completed on a budget of $35,000, this 355-square-foot apartment has been designed with young professionals in mind.<p>Nestled in a 12-story residential tower, a tiny one-bedroom apartment has been revamped by local design practice Phoebe Sayswow Architects to display how small-scale living can be …

Interior Design

MCU News: Donald Glover’s Role, a Chris Stays On, & Ms. Marvel Updates

After the end credits of <i>Avengers: Infinity War,</i> there was one moment that made everyone in the theater gasp. OK, maybe two. First, there was seeing …

What Ever Happened To Brendan Fraser?

GQ’s Zach Baron reports on the stupendous rise and surprising disappearance of the once ubiquitous movie star.<p><b>Brendan Fraser</b> wants me to meet his horse. “I got this horse because it's a big horse,” he says, standing in a barn in Bedford, New York. He removes a green bandanna from his pocket and …

10 Of The Weirdest Movie Casting Decisions Ever

Elijah Wood as a football hooligan?<p>Casting directors have a tricky job. They have to find the perfect actor to play a role, but not be too obvious and pick only from a pool of studio-endorsed stars who happen to be free at the right time and want the gig. Sometimes it works (like Heath Ledger in <i>The</i> …

On the Record

The best turntables at any budget.<p>The best turntables at any budget.<p>Sure, there's no real need to buy a record player these days. In a world of …

3D-Printed Solar Systems That Fit On Your Table

Little Planet Factory is a company created by George Ioannidis. One day this London-based artist searched for a Mars globe, and after failing to find …

Wrappu Takes Gift Wrapping to the Next Level

Micha Kumpf and Ngaire Wex are designers based in Munich and they’ve launched a range of gift boxes that take gift wrapping to the next level. Wrappu …

How to use your exposure settings for creative effect

Whether you’re shooting photography or video, film or digital, exposure generally boils down to three elements in your camera. ISO, aperture and …

The tiny distillery making Japan into a whisky superpower

Ichiro Akuto’s passion for making single malts that are ‘not necessarily easy to drink’ is winning global praise<p>Just over a decade ago, it took all of Ichiro Akuto’s powers of persuasion to convince a bank to lend him the money to open a whisky distillery.<p>Today, despite working out of modest …

Fujifilm upgrades the sensors in its excellent midrange X-series cameras

The X100F and X-T20 get new sensors and autofocus systems<p>Fujifilm is announcing two new cameras today, though they will be very familiar to anyone that follows the company’s product lines. The new X100F and X-T20 are successors to the X100T and X-T10, respectively, and feature familiar designs with …

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

Singapore tech should have much to expect in 2017

Its economic outlook isn't looking great for the new year, but Singapore's tech landscape can offer some excitement with anticipated telco …

Workers must upgrade to cope with disruptive technology

Disruptive technology could have a negative impact of jobs - but only in the short run if workers continue to improve their skills and knowledge, say …

Artificial Intelligence

Rise of robots means better future for human beings

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"<p>We often ask children that, without expecting them to know.<p>How could they? Especially in today's context, …

Singapore to start trials of driverless trucks for port transport

SINGAPORE: Following various trials on the use of driverless cars and buses, Singapore is now ready to put driverless trucks to the test, announced …

Ride-sharing service for schoolchildren kicks off today

Killer robots and sex tourism: how Michael Crichton's Westworld changed science fiction

When HBO’s new Westworld TV series premieres in October, it promises a thorough overhaul of the premise originally cooked up by Michael Crichton, in his 1973 film of the same name. There will be robots running amok, in a western-themed futuristic theme park: this much we know. Plot details, beyond …

Science Fiction

The 10 most expensive Lego sets

Lego enthusiasts can shell out serious dough for the privilege of building the coolest, rarest, most extravagant sets.<p>Lego’s priciest advanced models …

How to sleep better and enhance your writing

How's your sleep lately?<p>Sleep isn’t just about being a functioning human being; it also has a lot to do with <i>writing</i>. That’s because sleep affects …

Inside ‘Stranger Things’: The Duffer Bros. on How They Made the TV Hit of the Summer

The brilliant minds behind Netflix series, a rollicking remix of 1980s coming-of-age classics, take us inside summer’s most addictive show.<p>Twin …

Watch the first trailer for Christopher Nolan's World War II movie Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan's first World War II story, <i>Dunkirk</i>, just got its first teaser trailer. The film, which stars Tom Hardy, newcomer Fionn Whitehead, and <i>Bridge of Spies</i>' Mark Rylance, also features One Direction's Harry Styles in his first film role. It will tell the story of Operation Dynamo — a …

Finished binging Netflix's Stranger Things? Pick up these 12 books next

Netflix’s <i>Stranger Things</i> has captivated audiences with its sense of nostalgia, drawing from the works of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King. With the first season out and finished, we’ve been itching for our next hit of horror fiction that we can obsess over.<p>Books were a major …

28 Underrated Desserts You Must Eat In NYC

RIP my diet.

Dessert

Your Self-Consciousness Is Killing Your Creativity (And What to Do About It)

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all creative expressions.<p>We are all naturally creative. The human race's creative power is distributed in all of us, not concentrated in selected few. Every object or product you know today, however old or new, however simple or sophisticated, holds the stories of …

Margaret Atwood’s graphic novel about a bird-cat-man superhero is a real trip | Polygon

'Blame!' Anime Movie Will Be A Netflix Original

The upcoming <i>Blame!</i> anime movie adaptation will be a Netflix original and appears to focus on a more character driven part of the original manga.<p><i>Blame!</i> is a very long running manga in terms of its narrative length. Spanning many thousands of years, the manga’s protagonist Killy (shown above) …

SDCC: Wonder Woman! King Kong! And All The Other Trailers You Might Have Missed!

Every year, those lucky enough to be in San Diego to attend Comic Con spend their time fighting for a coveted seat inside the cavernous Hall H so …

Jurassic World

This startup is taking on Airbnb and Hotel Tonight by letting you find a place to crash at the last minute

Overnight had already launched in Los Angeles, so Austin was its second citywide roll-out.<p>The launch was a success for the company, which offers users on-demand booking of short-term rentals. Think Airbnb meets Hotel Tonight.<p>Overnight's rentals were cheap — private rooms were going for $70 or $80 …

Startups

After Ikea: 10 mid-range furniture stores that won't break the bank

Graduating from Ikea? Here’s where to start<p><i>Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information</i>.<p>What do you do when you graduate from Ikea? Where should you shop when you’ve outgrown the DIY-attitude of easy assembly and flat-packed …

10 Totally Genius Cabinets Everyone Needs in Their Home

Imagine having your stand mixer come to you instead of it taking up all that counter space.<p>There are some things you want to keep hidden from guests, like your extensive dish collection or over-the-top morning coffee routine. Luckily, these sneaky cabinets will keep them behind closed doors.