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Huge Tortoise Sculpture Emerges from Thousands of Scrap Metal Parts

This enormous, metal tortoise is the work of Indonesian artist Sumarsono, also known as Ono Gaf, who used old and discarded junk like tools, car parts, and scrap metal to produce this amazingly detailed sculpture. To create the gigantic artwork, the 64-year-old artist first spent time collecting …

15 Designers Reveal Secrets For Staying Productive

Strategies include everything from setting timers to taking nature walks to listening to black metal.<p>Since April, Samara, Russia-based designer Yevgeny Yermakov has been asking designers a series of five questions–about work habits, favorite books, career challenges, and creativity–and publishing …

Traveling Light: Putting Together a Photography Kit for Travel

Taking photographs on holiday or whilst traveling for any other reason is one of the things many of us look forward to. The problem is travel, and in …

Cameras

Eric Clapton Takes Off on New Tour Doc 'Planes, Trains and Eric'

Eric Clapton will release a new tour documentary, <i>Planes, Trains and Eric</i>, on DVD, Blu-Ray and other digital formats on November 4th. The new concert …

Beautiful Houses: Weston Residence

Today we will show you the beautiful Weston Residence in Connecticut, a project by Specht Harpman Architects. This house is breathtaking. Not only …

Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism

TechCrunch / Sarah Perez<p>“To determine what’s newsworthy, Reddit says it first figured out which subreddits were engaging with news the most. It did this by looking at the most-clicked posts by domain in the subreddits. The company came up with a list of around 1,000 domains from media publishers …

Journalism

10 Maya Angelou Quotes That'll Make You Love Life and Get Sh*t Done

Inspiration straight from a legend

Motivation

Why You Should Get Lost Next Time You Travel

Having no sense of direction is like being bad at math. No matter how many times you see how a problem is solved, it still makes no sense. Directions …

Commuting

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Hypnotic Eye

When Tom Petty emerged in the mid-Seventies, he was the perfect down-to-earth rock star for the times: a hungry Southern boy playing tight rock & …

Tigh Port na Long House on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Tigh Port na Long house on the Isle of Skye in Scotland – A project completed by Dualchas Architects.<p>The team of Dualchas Architects has …

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Photomicrographer Captures the Stunning, Jagged Landscapes Inside Gemstones

There is beauty in imperfection. In fact, imperfection might be considered the subject within a subject that photomicrographer Danny Sanchez …

5 Tips for Doing Photography from the Hip

Photographing from the hip is, quite literally, having your camera near or resting on your hip and pressing the shutter button. This photography …

Redesign for barebones Raspberry Pi computer

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1092000/1092713_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524620918_11b2505fe0f15bd811b1ff23b801bdc3<p><b>A new version of the Raspberry Pi barebones computer has been released.</b><p>Called the B+, the updated version uses less power than its predecessors …

Instagram Debuts New Photo Editing Tools

Instagram has released a major update to its iOS and Android apps. New to version 6.0 of the popular image sharing app are 10 individual adjustment tools for parameters such as brightness, contrast, saturation and vignetting, among others. Previous versions of the app relied almost exclusively on a …

The Portable Beer Tap

Beer lovers, rejoice! An open-source project has developed a portable beer tap that can dispense any kind of suds you want.<p>The company’s prototype, called the SYNEK draft system, sits on your kitchen counter and dispenses beer—even from the most obscure craft breweries. The secret behind this …

Portable

Why Aren't You Creating Right Now?

Let me ask you a question. Why aren’t you <i>creating</i> right now? I don’t mean <i>right</i> now. I mean now in a general sense. The general-now. The now that’s …

Villa Blåbär, a House Located in Nacka, Sweden by pS Arkitektur

Villa Blåbär – Modern architecture in harmony with Sweden’s nature.<p>The team of pS Arkitektur has completed Villa Blåbär, a house located in Nacka, …

Jack White: A Masterclass In Hard-Riffing Blues

“I talked to my mother today and she said don’t come home unless you’ve got a Polish wife,” Jack White told the thousands watching him headline …

Ringo Starr Taps Steven Tyler, Chad Smith and More to Drum for a Cause

Ringo Starr hops behind the kit in a new star-studded commercial for John Varvatos' fall/winter line and the Beatles drummer's Peace and Love Fund. …

Branford Marsalis on His Unlikely Collaboration With the Grateful Dead

"Guys who play jazz and don't only listen to jazz knew those guys," saxophonist <b>Branford Marsalis</b> says, starting to explain how he left an indelible …

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: CSNY 1974

Forty summers ago, North America's greatest dysfunctional supergroup patched things up for a while, filled stadiums and left behind tales of …

Forum Frenzy: Harley-Davidson Validates the Electric Motorcycle with the LiveWire Prototype

As of just a couple weeks ago, it looks like electric motorcycles are going big time... or, specifically, like Harley-Davidson is making a move into …

A Beautiful, Impractical, Expensive Frank-Lloyd-Wright-Designed 1927 Gas Station Finally Gets Built

As a society, we've more or less got the design of gas stations figured out. Outside is a row of pumps (ground-mounted in most of the world but …

High Design Hangs Loose: Beats By Dre Designers Build $3,000 Surfboards

Ammunition and master surfboard craftsman Jason Tilley team up on a line of luxury surfboards.<p>Ammunition, the design firm behind Square and Beats by Dre, has recently shifted its focus from the tech and corporate world to the open ocean. Ammunition’s travel products startup, Octovo, collaborated …

Hurray for Drawing! – Beautiful Sketches by Gérard Michel - The Fox Is Black

I’m a big fan of sketching. It’s not something that I’m particularly good at, but I do enjoy the process of it and and it’s something I keep telling …

More Crooked Forests: Axel Erlandson, the Tree Tinkerer from the 1920s, and His Surviving Work

Sometimes two tree branches will grow in such a way that they begin to touch. As the wind blows the branches and they rub together, the bark at the …

Second Annual Bike Cult Show to Take Place at Knockdown Center from August 16-17, Don't Miss It!

Once again, we're pleased to announce that Core77 will be the media partner for the Bike Cult Show, New York City's annual celebration of handbuilt …

Articles about 10 sun filled small spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective (or...<p>This time …

A Narrow Townhouse in London Full of Playful Details

Recently completed by AOC Architecture, the Bonhôte House is home to a film producer, a boutique owner, and their children in the Stoke Newington …