Karen Covarrubias

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Designing for Disposal, Part 1: Open Wastebaskets

Professional organizers are fans of wastebaskets—they help ensure trash actually leaves the space—so I'm always interested in new design twists on …

This Sweet, Southern Wedding Is Full Of Inspiration

If there was one element of their wedding that Kayl and Cody were going to splurge on, it was going to be their florals. They keep their Chicago …

The Tea Cup SlingsHOT Means No More Wet Tea Bags

There’s nothing like a hot cup of tea to bring peace and relaxation. There is one minor annoyance though – getting every inch of tasty tea out of …

Everyday Objects Hilariously Redesigned in Ridiculous Ways

At first glance, you might not think twice about a pot with two handles or a chair with a curved seat. But if you actually imagine using any of these products, you may find yourself laughing at the impracticality of it all. Created by Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani, <i>The Uncomfortable</i> is an …

Design

Modern Steam Stove-Top Tea Maker by Hakan Gursu

Reflecting upon tea culture in east, <b>Steam</b> features stacking teapots specially designed for tea preparation. It is a stove-top tea maker that brews …

Tea

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

Food Photography Gear Guide

Are you looking to add food photography to your portfolio? Chances are you may already have a lot of gear that you need to get started! Here is a …

Food Photography

Lavazza – Inspiring Chefs – 2014 Calendar Photography by Martin Schoeller

Inspiring Chefs – The 2014 Lavazza Calendar.<p>The well known New York city based photographer Martin Schoeller was commissioned by the Armando Testa …

Photography

Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria

WASHINGTON — The Senate took a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war.<p>President Obama, who announced Saturday that he …

Middle East

FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?

You probably know that you can't tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your brain also strongly discourages you from doing something so socially awkward. These facts offer insight into tickling's evolutionary purpose, says Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at …

How to Photograph Food For Professional-Standard Shots

A great food photograph can do a lot of things – it can make a viewer hungry, it can convince a diner to order a dish and it can sell a hell of a lot …

Hye-Ryoung Min: Yeonsoo

<i>In Korea we have a saying: ‘naughty 7 years old’. We think a child of six orseven is at their most mischievous, which is when I started photographing</i> …