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Twelve South’s new AirPods holder clips onto your backpack so you never lose track of the earbuds

A company called Twelve South knows the plight of the messy bag owner. Today, it launched a new product called AirSnap, which is a small, leather holder for your AirPods case. The idea is that you can snap it onto your bag and then never have to rummage through your stuff to find your earbuds. It’s …

Earbuds

Hearty Stews

Stews are the ultimate cold-weather comfort food. Whether you prefer something classic, like a hearty beef stew in red wine sauce, or something …

White Rock prize home showcases the contemporary and the traditional

The latest BC Children’s Hospital Choices Lottery home took a deliberate move away from the all-things-beige colour palette typical of show homes. …

5 Simple Bathroom Upgrades That Really Pay Off

Sometimes a room is practically begging for a total overhaul, complete with all the bells and whistles: new flooring, spruced-up fixtures, and modern …

Flooring

6 Shrimp Dinners That Are Ready in a Hurry

No longer relegated to an appetizer tray, quick-cooking shrimp can star in your dinners too. Check out these easy, speedy recipes.<p>Antonis …

4 Impossibly Stylish Ways to Make Two-Toned Cabinets Work in Your Kitchen

The idea that your kitchen cabinets need to be the same color—or even made from the same material—isn’t such a hard-and-fast rule any more. Two-toned …

Introducing House & Home’s 2018 Color Of The Year, Camel!

This warm and inviting living room by Diane Bergeron is a master class in camel. When layering the same color, a mix of solids and patterns, seen …

8 Ways to Use Your Dutch Oven on the Stovetop

I use my Dutch oven most often on the stovetop — that's why lives on the back left burner, ready to help with most weeknight dinners. And while there …

Cooking

The Easy Pork Dumplings I’m Making for Chinese New Year

There are few cooking projects more satisfying to me than making a tray of dumplings for Chinese New Year. They're a lot easier to make than you …

Food & Dining

This Pocket PC Could Replace Your Desktop

The Ockel Sirius B runs Windows 10 and fits in any standard pocket.<p>Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can have the most significant impact. A …

Here are the Best Paint Colors for Your Small Bathroom

(Image credit: Our Humble Abode)<p>When it comes to painting small bathrooms, it can be a real challenge to figure out how to make them feel both bigger …

Home Decorating

Here Are 50 of the Best African Foods From Across the Continent

<i>It's food month here at OkayAfrica and that means that we'll be exploring different African delicacies, sharing recipes, highlighting the best spots</i> …

Top 10 Filmmaking Gadgets of 2017

2017 was a great year for gadgets.<p>While plenty of great cameras, lenses, gimbals, and drones came out in 2017, there was also a ton random gizmos, …

Gear & Gadgets

‘Netflix for theaters’ sending industry into a frenzy

Mitch Lowe has created a monster fit for the big screen.<p>The chief executive of MoviePass took a sleepy, little-known, 20,000-member movie …

Tony Allen, the Legendary Afrobeat Drummer, Explores Traditional Jazz In His New Album ‘The Source’

<b>Fela</b> has said, “without <b>Tony Allen</b> there would be no afrobeat.”The legendary drummer’s latest musical excursions, however, have concentrated on a …

African Music

The 8 coolest buildings in Japan

Limited space and high land prices have prompted Japanese architects to think well outside the box. Surprise is the watchword - vegetables sprout …

An 11-year-old and a 7-year old teach me about Roblox, the video game that's turning teens into millionaires

Although Roblox has been available for PCs since 2005, the game has exploded in popularity only over the last few years. The newer smartphone, tablet, and Xbox versions of the app have opened it up to a new generation of players, making it a smash hit on schoolyards and college campuses …

Game Development

Jojo Abot’s New EP Is “A Release of Anger and Frustration” Towards Herself & The White Man

DIASPORA–US-based Ghanaian singer <b>Jojo Abot</b> just released a new EP, <i>NGIWUNKULUNKULU</i>, which is a follow-up to her 2015 project <i>Fyfya Woto</i>. …

Music Videos

Chat app Viber hopes you'll shop from its keyboard

If you owned Viber and saw Facebook make a big deal of in-chat shopping, what would you do? Bake shopping into the very heart of your messaging app, apparently. A few months after including an Instant Shopping feature in Viber, parent company Rakuten Viber has snapped up the feature's architect, …

Apps

The 100 Greatest Movies of the Nineties

50<p>‘L.A. Confidential’ (1997)<p>Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce weren’t yet stars when they played two mismatched police detectives – one raging, one shrewd …

A handy list of 2017’s excellent, must-watch TV and movies (and how to watch them all)

It’s only July, but 2017 has already provided us a full year’s worth of great movies and TV shows.<p>More than usual, the first six months in entertainment has transcended genre lines, as a number of versatile films and shows have hit theaters and TV screens. In the last few weeks alone, the heartfelt …

Entertainment

Illustrators We Love: Roelien Booysen

<b>WORDS</b> Tracy Greenwood <b>PORTRAIT</b> De Waal Immelman <b>ILLUSTRATIONS</b> Roelien Booysen<p><b>Roelien Booysen’s expressive illustrations are a gateway into our</b> …

JAY-Z video discusses black experience in America with help from all-star cast

As part of the rollout for his new album, <i>4:44</i>, JAY-Z released a powerful short film on Monday focused on the black experience in America. Called …

17 great new TV shows you can stream in a weekend

Featuring teen magicians, ‘80s wrestlers, talking dogs, and more.<p>There’s too much TV! We know this, you know this. But it bears repeating, because with so many good (and bad) shows out there, it can be hard to decide what to watch.<p>So we’ve compiled a list of 17 great shows from the first half of …

Our Shop's Guide to Making Outdoor Entertaining a Breeze

Outdoor parties are to indoor parties as casual Fridays are to business casual. Everything is loosened up, comfier, and it matters less if you spill on something.<p>Outdoors, you have permission to eat with your hands. It seems more acceptable for your playlist to switch between hip-hop and Handel. …

Oamul

i really love the work by Chinese animator & illustrator Oamul. “Enjoy my life and drawing. I want to share with you what i saw, heard and …

First Look: ‘Platform Africa’ Highlights What and Who You Need to Know in African Photography

<b>JOHANNESBURG</b>—This summer, you’ll now have the opportunity to take a deeper look at the dynamic spaces that have shaped conversations about …

Cape Town

State of the Art ft. Athi-Patra Ruga, Nandipha Mntambo and Zanele Muholi

Download options<p>Download: State of the Art ft. Athi-Patra Ruga, Nandipha Mntambo and Zanele Muholi<p>Click on a link to download the video file<p>"State of …

What to Watch, Stream and Listen to in June 2017: An In & Out Pop Culture Guide

In this special monthly edition of In & Out, we’re looking a full month ahead and sorting through June's cultural calendar for you. Here’s our picks for what you’ll need to consume to keep up with polite dinner party conversation, what you’ll be secretly binging late at night, and what’s best to …