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The transformation of a 1970s home

Japanese architect professionals, <i>Sway Design</i>, renovated a former family home that we will see had not been used in some time.<p>Over 37 years old, this …

Interior Design

As Singapore identity shifts, its food culture becomes key touchstone

Eating is one of Singapore's most beloved national pastimes. But demographic changes have foodies rushing to preserve the country's culinary …

The Cost of the Cultural Revolution, Fifty Years Later

In 1979, three years after the end of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, the Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping visited the United States. At a state banquet, he was seated near the actress Shirley MacLaine, who told Deng how impressed she had been on a trip to China some years earlier. She …

These photos show how Japanese architecture has changed over the last 100 years

Japanese commenters aren’t so impressed with modern cityscapes, but are they just being nitpicky?<p>We all know that cities’ appearances change with …

What Happens When Fashion Becomes Fast, Disposable And Cheap?

When it comes to clothes these days, maybe you should ask: What's your waste size?<p>You know you have those clothes sitting in your closet: That shirt you spent less than $10 on because it looked cool for a second, or that skirt you only wore once before it went out of fashion.<p>Fashion cycles are …

Clothing

This German Startup Is Installing Solar Cells In Road Surfaces

Solmove is developing a flexible glass carpet that can harness the sun on footpaths, bike lanes, and roofs.<p>A few years ago, Donald Müller-Judex was driving around the villages of Bavaria, where he lives, when an idea struck him. Why are all the solar cells on the roofs and not in other surfaces …

What Africa’s emerging cities can learn from China

Cape Town, South Africa<p>By 2030, more than half of African residents will be living in cities. These cities are being built, in large part, by China—from major roads to government buildings, apartment towers, and sports stadiums.<p>Since the 1980s, more than 500 million Chinese moved from the …

22 Supermarket Items You Should Leave on the Shelf (and What to Get Instead)

The best life advice I've ever gotten was from my high school physics teacher. His philosophy? It's <i>okay</i> to be lazy. Good, in fact. You should <i>want</i> to do things the easiest way possible, as that's what's going to drive you toward finding ever-more efficient ways to do them. Of course, the unspoken …

A New Generation Of African Artists Have A Bold Vision For The Future

For a glimpse of what's happening in Africa, Guggenheim Bilbao curator Petra Joos recommends watching a film called "The End of Eating Everything."<p>The eight-minute work by Kenyan-born artist Wangechi Mutu introduces viewers to a snake-haired character. This figure floats through bleak scenery, …

Holiday Home Swap

What is a home swap holiday?<p>Frequently asked questions Have a question about exchanging homes? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for …

30 Trendy Tribal + Tropical Styles

As the weather gets hotter, we dream more and more about jet setting to a tropical paradise surrounded by exotic birds, jungle beasts, and fizzy summer cocktails. But back in reality where we’re holding it down at Brit HQ, we still need some sort of outlet to can unleash our inner cabana girls. …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

10 Pharrell-Produced Songs That Sound Nothing Like Pharrell

Every music producer has their signature style, but to have a decade-spanning career like Pharrell Williams’, you have to know when to switch it up — …

The 14 Best Braids This Year

See our favorite red carpet braids of the year<p>Braids have been having their moment for way longer than a moment—and judging by the range we saw on the red carpet this year, they're not going away any time soon. Click through to see the most inspiring styles from simple side braids to AP-level crown …

Disney Animators Study Their Reflections in Mirrors to Draw Classic Characters' Facial Expressions

For decades, professional animators have relied on mirrors and their own facial expressions to be able to produce the dynamic, expressive characters that audiences know and love. Using themselves as models, the artists leer, grin, and grimace at their own reflections so that they can recreate the …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

Flying

Artist Sketches Candid Scenes While Traveling Around the World

Cherngzhi Lian, a Singapore-based artist and frequent traveler, sketches on every flight, bus ride and train trip. His journeys result in Moleskine notebooks filled with drawings that allow us to vicariously experience his travels with him.<p>Lian's work typically focuses on commuters and cityscapes. …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Reykjavk Police Department's Instagram Is Unexpectedly a Lot of Fun

Men holding tiny cats, a plethora of tasty donuts, and silly fake mustaches are something that you'd expect to see on your friends' Instagram accounts, but certainly not one that's run by law enforcement. The Metropolitan Police Department in Reykjavk, Iceland seem to have a lot of fun though, and …

Bette Davis on The Sexes

The Gefilte Fish Line: A Sweet And Salty History Of Jewish Identity

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a day when everything tastes like dessert. In symbolic hope of a sweet year to come, the table is positively sticky — honey marinades, honey cakes, raisin-studded challah bread. And, depending on where your family is from, sweet gefilte fish.<p>Gefilte fish, …

You are what you eat — and how you translate the menu

You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. And much of what we eat — and how we eat it — is influenced by what linguist Dan Jurafsky calls the "grammar" of food.<p>“The grammar of cuisine is the idea that every culture has a different way of thinking about what makes up a meal," says Jurafsky, whose …

How the Nuremberg Trials changed interpretation forever

Lynn Visson was a UN interpreter during the height of the Cold War. She can still rattle off grandiose Soviet titles like it was yesterday.<p>“General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party — you had that practically memorized,” Visson recalls.<p>After 23 years, she's still at it, …

Artist Creates a Detailed Miniature Painting Every Single Day

Cape Town, South Africa-based artist Lorraine Loots has an incredible eye for detail. In her series, called <i>365 Postcards for Ants</i>, Loots plans to produce a miniature painting every day for an entire year. She uses a small, round stencil to establish the boundaries of the work and then, with a very …

Things You Never Knew About Carnival, London's Best Street Party

Ishmahil Blagrove has put together a book that tells the story of Carnival from its inception until the present day.<p><i>Doctor Rat was a former leader of the notorious Renegades, one of the oldest steel bands in Trinidad. He came to England and helped to establish a chapter of the band alongside his</i> …

Andy Warhol's Girls

Andy Warhol would have been 86 today, and the pop art legend knew the allure of a fabulous (and well-dressed) woman on your arm. Click through for the definitive listing of Andy Warhol's iconic muses, from starlets Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot to so<p>Andy Warhol would have been 86 today, and …

Andy Warhol