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Aerobics for the brain? Fitness experts praise mindfulness meditation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fitness experts call it bicep curls for the brain and aerobics for the mind. Whatever the name, athletes and gym addicts are discovering how mindfulness meditation can enliven a workout routine and invigorate a sports performance.<p>They say that mindfulness meditation, which …

Want to get ahead? Get more sleep, Huffington says | Reuters

HAY-ON-WYE Wales (Reuters) - Money and power are all well and good but if you really want to live a successful life, get more sleep and turn the phone off.<p>Arianna Huffington arrives at the Time 100 gala celebrating the magazine's naming of the 100 most influential people in the world for the past …

What’s The Difference Between A Font And A Typeface?

And does the distinction even matter anymore? We ask design experts Gary Hustwit, Eddie Opara, and Tobias Frere-Jones to weigh in.<p>One of the major traps, when talking about type, is mixing up fonts with typefaces or treating them as synonymous. Many a typographic expert has haughtily corrected a …

How full-stack entrepreneurs should build their skill set

Recent years have seen the rise of full-stack startups. Like Apple, these companies build an end-to-end offering, owning much of the hardware, software, design, distribution, sales, customer service, and supply chain. Examples include Uber, Tesla, and Nest.<p>I’ve been thinking that some of the most …

A Eulogy for Twitter

The beloved social publishing platform enters its twilight.<p>We've been trying to figure out the moment Twitter turned, retracing tweets to see whether there was something specific that soured the platform.<p><i>Something is wrong on Twitter.</i> And people are noticing.<p>Or, at least, the kind of people we hang …

Bart Hess recruits public to create bespoke textile production line in Milan installation

<b>Milan 2014:</b> experimental Dutch textile designer Bart Hess played on ideas of mass production, bespoke design and the amount of human input needed to …

Drawing in 3D will soon be as "intuitive as sketching with paper"

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> architects will soon be able to walk around inside 3D sketches of their projects and edit their designs as they go, …

Heydar Aliyev Center by Zaha Hadid Architects

Here are the first photographs of Zaha Hadid's almost-completed Heydar Aliyev Center, an undulating cultural centre in Baku, Azerbaijan.<p>Expected to …

3D-printed buildings to become reality "in the not-too-distant future"

<b>Interview:</b> 3D printing will revolutionise the way buildings are designed and built - and could herald a new aesthetic, according to Bart Van der …

CATable by Hao Ruan offers a shared work surface for cats and their owners

<b>Milan 2014:</b> holes and tunnels in the top of this wooden desk by Hong Kong-based designer Hao Ruan of LYCS Architecture have been designed to provide …

This Startup Wants To Turn Everyone Into An Urban Planner

Developers and designers often start building, but forget who they are really building for. This Dutch company is bringing the art of listening back into the city planning process.<p>Inside a sprawling vacant building in an Amsterdam shipyard, a startup called City Works (De Stedenfabriek) is working …

Universal Symbols For Verbs, From Headbanging To Hallucinating

The world of icons suffers from a shortage of symbols for verbs. An Amsterdam-based design collective is trying to change that.<p>The world of icons is suffering from a shortage of verbs. Nouns tend to be easy to represent as tiny graphic illustrations–there are icons symbolizing everything from Star …

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Artist Zimoun Creates a Roiling Ocean of Packaging Peanuts inside the Windows of an Art Museum | Colossal

<p>Swiss artist Zimoun (previously) just unveiled a large installation inside the windows of the Museo d’Arte di Lugano in Switzerland. Titled <i>36</i> …

10 Modern Colorful Watering Cans

Posted by<p>Home Furnishings Main<p>To get your garden ready just in time for summer means watering your plants. Make it more fun with the help of one of …

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Horse Cycles

Thomas Callahan, owner of Horse Cycles, invited CH to his Williamsburg workshop to show us around and explain a little about his impressive craft. A sculpture major in art school, Callahan had a knack for fixing his friends' bikes—and that hobby quickly shifted into a career building bikes from …