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3 Ways New York Designers Are Making Strides Toward Sustainability

Yesterday, the CFDA + Lexus Fashion Initiative hosted an afternoon of presentations and open discussions on sustainability and innovation within the fashion industry. On hand to share their goals (and take questions from a panel of consultants, activists, and eco-minded business owners) were Tome’s …

Sustainability

Here Are The Shoes All Men Should Wear, According To Women

Always trust a woman's intuition.<p><i>For GQ, by Liza Corsillo.</i><p>More than 200 women reveal what shoes they find most attractive.<p>You know that head-to-toe visual scan we all do when we first meet someone? Well, when women check men out, their visual scan prioritizes a few points over others. One of those …

Pantone debuts app to give users access to 10,000 colors and more features

As a 53-year-old company, Pantone might be forgiven for its analog roots. But as creatives move away from print, chip books and swatches, the color authority is modernizing along with them.<p>Today, Pantone launches a new app called Studio, which is the company's most ambitious foray into digital …

This Indiana Farmhouse Has Every Beautiful Design Element You Want in a Home

Fruit trees, a wraparound porch, and shiplap aplenty? Yes, please!<p>When we think of our dream home, what comes to mind is something pretty close to this house in Zionsville, Indiana.<p>Situated on 18 acres, the pretty farmhouse combines the classic country elements with a hint of fresh, clean, and …

Farmhouses

The Flashpoint No One Is Talking About: The Black Sea

The recent decision of the international tribunal regarding China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea, and the certainty of continued confrontation in the region, which I wrote about last week, brings to mind another strategic body of water in which tensions are high and great potential …

Geopolitics

Meet The San Francisco Startup Creating A Future For Polaroid

Two Londoners fell in love with the iconic brand’s history. Now they’re trying to help make it forward-looking all over again.<p>When I grab tea with Frederick Blackford at a little corner bar in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood, the man behind the counter overhears us talking about Polaroid. …

Fancy life in an eco-village? Welcome to the hi-tech off-grid communities

“If you look at any long lasting eco-village, it has usually been about religion, polyamory or drugs,” says James Ehrlich, president of Netherlands-based ReGen Villages, who wants to build sustainable communities for the 21st century.<p>“Those things are all great in their own way … but we want to …

Sustainability

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

Mind-blowing app Prisma makes Instagram’s filters look lame

There was a time when people thought a painter’s work was so intricate and personal, it was deemed impossible to recreate.<p>Well, that time is over. With Prisma, you now have your own, personal Picasso in your pocket. Just pick a photo from your phone, and it starts painting.<p>By using a combination of …

Amazon removes all Swagway hoverboards from site

Swagway, one of the most popular hoverboards on the market, has been quietly wiped from Amazon’s website. The action comes just days after Swagway …

Hoverboards

Photography Archives

June 17, 2018<p>Daughter Archives Mother’s Remarkable Photos of Poverty-Stricken 1980s England<p>The black and white documentary photography of Tish Murtha’s archive captures the social landscape of northern England during the 1980s. From community spirit to the pits of youth employment, Murtha’s highly …

6 reasons you may want to buy a new smartphone in 2016

Should you buy a new smartphone next year? That depends on what it can do better than the one in your pocket now. And if Qualcomm has anything to say …

Gear & Gadgets

Check Out These Three New Minimalist MUJI Huts

Japanese design brand MUJI has come out with three new hut designs, each inspired by a specific material: Wood, cork, and aluminum. The minimalist …

Architizer

Why some people can get away with so little sleep

In a crazy sleep experiment a few years ago, I reduced my sleep from eight hours to a little more than four. I managed to do it by following a polyphasic sleep schedule, where I got a few hours of sleep at night and took short naps during the day. I was quite proud of myself—but then I discovered …