Chris Berkson

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The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

House Tour: Classic Bohemian Meets '70s Minimalist

<b>Name:</b> Megan Jorgensen <b><br>Location:</b> Highland Park — Los Angeles, California <b><br>Size:</b> 2 bedroom <b><br>Years lived in:</b> Rented 6 months<p>Megan Jorgensen is an artist …

9 incredibly cool places in L.A. you’ve never heard of

1. The secret world of L.A.’s speakeasies<p>Like all great cities, L.A. has a hidden side, an underbelly that goes largely unnoticed by workday folks …

California

Moving Sculptures Kiss and Cross Paths Every Day to Visually Tell a Tragic Love Story

This 8-meter-tall steel sculpture by Georgian artist Tamara Kvesitadze is not only a stunning example of mechanics and design, but also a depiction of eternal love between nations. The structure symbolizes the story of Ali and Nino, two lovers from different religious backgrounds. Every night at …

Hyping The Hyperloop: How A Moonshot Technology Could Become A Reality

In downtown L.A., millions of dollars and hundreds of labor hours are being spent on a technology most people don't believe exists. But as powerful political players start to get involved with the company, traveling just under the speed of sound is getting a little more real.<p>Brogan BamBrogan wants …

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California capitalism is starting to look a lot like Polish communism

This talk by Maciej Ceglowski (the founder of Pinboard among other things) is mostly a discussion of ad-tech and privacy issues. It raises a number of interesting points and echoes a view of ad blockers that my partner Albert has convinced me is correct (that they are a logical extension of the …

Startups

Ultimate Ears' Boom 2 speaker cranks the volume up to eleven

How do you make the UE Boom, one of the best Bluetooth speakers you can buy, even better? You make it 25% louder, water- and dust-proof, and double …

Gear & Gadgets

Photograph: Terry Smith/The Life Images Collection/Getty<p>Richard Dawkins at Oxford in 1976, pictured right, studying insect behaviour with student Ted …

Mark Twain

A Laser Gizmo That Helps You Drill Straight

The BullseyeBore makes it easy to see when you're off-angle<p>Learning to drill a hole perfectly perpendicular to your surface is a crucial DIY skill. …

Log Rhythm house revives old Japanese building technique using steel beams instead of wood

Huge steel beams with I-shaped profiles were stacked to form the framework of this Tokyo house by Mount Fuji Architects Studio, which features a red …

Living Rooms

LA's Essential Late Night Dining Restaurants, Winter 2018

Los Angeles seems to take on a completely different character at night. It's the dreamlike state from Nicolas Winding Refn's film <i>Drive</i> or the hazy feel that inspired M83's tune, <i>Midnight City</i>. While this isn't quite the city that never sleeps, there are nearly endless options for nighttime revelry, …

Surreal Portraiture and Cubism Combine in Beautiful New Illustrated Tattoos by Artist Duo ‘Expanded Eye’ | Colossal

<p>The work of artist duo Jade Tomlinson and Kev James of Expanded Eye (previously) spans paintings, installations, street art, sculptures and most …

Modern Steel Staircase Design

55 Cool Free Graffiti Fonts

Graffiti goes a long way back, with visual examples that can be seen from old Greece to the Roman Empire architecture. Graffiti fonts are essentially …

LittleThings - Life's about the Little Things.

Almost everyone loves pizza. Honestly, what’s not to like? Bread, sauce, cheese, and toppings are all delicious! Obviously, sometimes people go a bit …

30 Unbelievable Places That Are Hard To Believe Really Exist

Our Earth is full of wonders and beautiful places. Here is a collection of some breathtaking places that are hard to believe really exist.<b>(h/t:</b> …

Eight modern speak-easy bars in L.A., for that insider feeling

The Modern Speak-easy<p>Tunnel Bar in Sherman Oaks (acuna-hansen)<p>82 years after the end of Prohibition, the speakeasy lives on, but upgraded for the 21st century. Craft cocktails, bartenders slinging drinks with mezcal and backyard fruit — and secret doors.<p>Tunnel Bar in Sherman Oaks …

This Home Is Clad In Burnt Wood And Weathered Steel To Fit Into The Surrounding Landscape

Casey Brown Architecture have designed the Pacific House, a home with panoramic water views in Sydney, Australia.<p>The architect’s description<p>Clad in …

Artist Transforms Old Steel Bolts Into Evocative Sculptures

Tobbe Malm is an artist and blacksmith from Sweden and currently living in Norway. In a series entitled <i>Bolt Poetry</i>, Malm transforms old steel bolts …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Tattoos by Expanded Eye

Expanded Eye consists of London-based artists Jade Tomlinson and Kev James. The duo not only custom create the tattoo designs seen here from stories …

Submit your unrealized ceramic furniture designs to Formabilio’s Amalgamate Competition | Design Competitions

Know of a cool competition? Submit it to inhabitat ><p>DESIGN COMPETITIONS<p>1 result<p>filter by... deadline: discipline:<p>Environmentally friendly Italian …

Futuristic Metal Sculptures Fuse Industrial Manufacturing and Logic Puzzles

Chris Bathgate has to design his own mechanized tools to make these Space Age sculptures a reality.<p>Metal sculptor Chris Bathgate has over ten years of experience designing custom-made machines. By creating his own CNC interfaces and 3D printing processes, he makes one-of-a-kind sculptures that look …

Painting with Drones: The Art of KATSU

Let me first warn that these aren’t particularly pretty, but that isn’t the point. The <i>point</i> is that artist KATSU is remote-controlling a FLYING ROBOT …

Hilla Shamia casts tree trunks with molten aluminium to form furniture

Tel Aviv-based Hilla Shamia Design Studio's Wood Casting collection is made by inserting lengths of tree trunk into a mould and filling the spaces …