Kathy Nairn

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Meet Laurel Kaye, the 21-Year-Old Finalist for the One-Way Mission to Mars

Talk about having guts.<p>Once upon a time, women weren't allowed to even think of becoming an astronaut, but now one New York-area woman could be headed to <i>live</i> on Mars.<p>Laurel Kaye, 21, took countless childhood trips to the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, hoping one day …

Reduce Kitchen Clutter with One Simple Step

My kitchen windowsill is a veritable breeding ground for clutter: vases, potted herbs in various stages of death, and the ever-present soap bottles, …

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Vespa Cam – Design Concept by Rotimi Solola and Cait Miklasz

Vespa Cam – Industrial Design Concept.<p>Design students Rotimi Solola and Cait Miklasz asked themselves: What happens if Vepsa Piagio ventures from …

20 Reasons to Love Your 50mm Lens

The 50mm lens is a favorite amongst many photographers. However, there are some that don’t warm up to this focal length as much as others. Either …

Organizing Images in Lightroom 5

How to Use $30 Dimmable LED Bulbs to get Into Studio Still Life Photography for Cheap

If you’re just getting into studio photography, trying to figure out how to light, shoot and set up your shots can be both frustrating and expensive. …

How Patterns Can Have an Awesome Impact in Your Photography

Patterns are a simple yet powerful way to add unparalleled visual impact to a photograph. You can find patterns in the natural world, you can find …

Russian Mother Takes Magical Portraits of Her Two Boys and their Animal Friends

Russian photographer Elena Shumilova only got into photography in early 2012, when she acquired her first camera. But if you were to look through her …

Creating Motion in Stills: How to Animate a Photo in Post (Part 2)

A couple of months ago, <i>The Creators Project</i> and post-processing guru Joe Fellows teamed up to show you how to turn stills into ‘2.5D’ animated …

How to Create the Illusion of Hobbit-Sized People In-Camera

Seattle-based commercial, portrait and wedding photographer Ben Lucas gives us a quick break down of some of the techniques used to create the …

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Using a Video Light to Enhance Your Nighttime Photography

Now that many DSLR cameras allow you to photograph at high ISOs with less grain or noise, you can take advantage of a more cinematic look to your …

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Ivee Sleek is a voice assistant that controls your connected home via WiFi

By this point, most of us are accustomed to being able to talk to our laptops and phones to get them to do what we want (some of the time, at least). Now, Ivee Sleek is here to give you the same control over all those WiFi-equipped lightbulbs, thermostats and door locks we've been seeing lately. …

New Laws You Need to Know About in 2014: From Tanning Salons to Pot

New year, new laws.<p>Dozens of new laws that affect you are going into effect in states across the U.S. come 2014. The provisions run the gamut from …

Nevermind Amazon Prime Drones, Google Has Future Delivery Vehicle With Uber

Amazon’s recent announcement around drone delivery captured the world’s attention. It is a creative idea. But, as Chris Anderson, founder of 3D Robotics, (and the DIY Drones community), said about the idea before Amazon even suggested it: “It’s incredibly stupid.”<p>Now to be clear, I’m a huge fan of …

Interesting Photo of The Day: Cute Puppy Wants To Go Home

The internet is a great resource for photographers and lovers of photography, with multitudes of great photos right at our fingertips just waiting to …

Upholstery Basics: Circus Tent Kennel Cover

My cutemeter is on overload after a month full of cuddly cats and darling dogs on Design*Sponge, so when I started brainstorming this month’s …

Make & Do Archives | Laura Ashley

We’ve partnered with Camelot Fabrics to design several craft fabric collections available in the United States and Canada. Our premier assortment is …

DIY Suede and Gold Leaf Mousepad

I know what you’re thinking. And no, I’m never going to stop with the gold leaf DIYs. It’s the best thing in the world, so just get on board you …

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My mother and I used to marble paper on the weekends when I was younger. To this day, I still feel like I am a mad scientist when I marble, experimenting with new colors and testing new patterns.<p>Even if you don’t have experience with marbling, it’s a fun project to try with friends. It requires …

Doctors, hospitals expect some confusion as Obamacare plans start | Reuters

(Reuters) - Hospitals and medical practices across the United States braced for confusion and administrative hassles as new insurance plans under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law took effect on Wednesday.<p>A woman fills out her thoughts on the Affordable Care Act at the White House Youth …

Soaring deaths of bald eagles in Utah attributed to West Nile virus

McFarlane said that in winter, bald eagles obtain most of their food by eating dead animals. Since all of the dead eagles had been within flying distance of the lake, that led to the hypothesis that the eagles could have contracted West Nile virus after eating grebes that died at the lake from the …

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24 DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas That Will Charm Your Guests

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner and we’re all grateful and happy that another year has passed and has brought us all sorts of great …

Railroad Safety for Photographers

If I walked into your yard and just started taking photos, would you call the police or would you just ignore it? If you have a studio and I waltzed …

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The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

JFK and me: pictures of the president

<b>Thomasina Lowe, summer 1958: 'Jack was quite a bon vivant and my dad appreciated that'</b><p><b>Thomasina Lowe is the daughter of the late Jacques Lowe, a photographer who met Kennedy in 1958. Lowe's intimate access to the Kennedys created some of the most iconic images of JFK's presidential and family …

The 9 Paint Color Mistakes You Should Never Make

Case in point: This bedroom — it makes four of them.<p>If you ever spent more time agonizing over the difference between "Sunshine Yellow" and "Daylight Yellow" than you have with your family in a given week, we feel your pain. Choosing a color isn't a decision to take lightly, as it sets a room's …