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17 Wedding Dress Designers You've Probably Never Heard Of

Introducing the bridal industry's new guard.<p>The bridal industry has its mainstay designers, and you've undoubtedly heard their names before…multiple times. That voluminous ballgown with a corseted bodice? Most likely a bespoke Vera Wang creation. Your dear friend's classic silk faille A-line gown …

Sri Lanka’s indigenous design

Irish photographer James Fennell’s latest book captures the secret interiors on the island paradise of Sri Lanka<p>Sat, Mar 12, 2016, 05:45<p>From the …

13 Super Charming European Cities Well Worth a Day Trip

Perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of Mozart (as well as the setting for <i>The Sound of Music</i>), Salzburg lies just on the border with Germany. …

European Travel

Dolce & Gabbana: The muses

From imagery of the Virgin Mary, the Prima Donnas of Cinecittà, la mamma italiana dressed in black lace and voluptuous feminine figures, the Italian …

Dolce & Gabbana

The best addresses in Milan for Fashion Week

LIFESTYLE TRAVEL<p>Following London, it is now Milan’s turn to host Menswear Week. As you jet off to the city, check out our definitive guide to the …

Fashion Week

3D-printed clothing collection took student 2,000 hours to produce

Nine months of research and 2,000 hours to print: That's how long it took student Danit Peleg to complete her final design project.<p>Peleg, a …

3D Printing

7 Challenges Successful People Overcome | Inc.com

It's truly fascinating how successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome.<p>Their confidence in the face of hardship is driven by the ability to let go of the negativity that holds so many otherwise sensible people …

Self-improvement

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

THE SELECTS: SCHATZ Images: 25 Years

"Tiko" Simplifies 3D Printing With a Sleek, Single Frame Design

Tiko is a new kind of 3D printer that wants to make the process easy and accessible for the consumer. With a deceptively-simple design and a low cost to own, even more people can use this innovative technology.<p>Tiko is designed as a unibody form, meaning it has a single frame rather than multiple …

3D Printing

Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.<p>Margaret Mead extolled the value of “spiritual and mental ancestors” in how we form our identity — those people to whom we aren’t related but whose …

Literature

Adorable Orphaned Baby Bats Cared for by Australian Bat Clinic

File this under “cutest thing we've ever seen.” These orphaned baby bats, swaddled in cozy blankets and fed milk in baby bottles, are the incredibly adorable residents of the Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre in eastern Australia's Gold Coast Hinterland. Volunteers and employees at the …

Cute

Beautiful Watercolor Paintings of Architecture by Thomas W. Schaller

Though he was raised on a farm in the Midwest, Thomas W. Schaller spent the majority of his life in Manhattan where he worked as a commercial architectural artist. Today, however, he works for himself, as a watercolor painter based in Los Angeles. Schaller made the jump to a different profession …

Art

Seattle Artist Creates Beautiful Collages with Flowers and Plants

Using a vivid imagination and a sharp eye for gathering plants, Bridget Beth Collins turns relics of nature into beautifully lush collages that form delightfully whimsical scenes. The Pacific Northwest artist forages materials for her pictures from the area surrounding her Seattle home and arranges …

Nature

32 photos that will make you want to travel to Iceland

Most of the island is an uninhabited landscape of jagged lava rock, fields of bright green moss, hot springs, towering waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes.<p>Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.<p>Plus, it is a perfect place for any adventurous traveler — visitors to the …

9 Sensational Sides That Will Dress Up Any Dish

Side dishes are often an afterthought, but they can be just as memorable as the main course. These sensational sides will have people scrambling for seconds.<p><b>1. Roasted Broccoli with Chipotle Butter</b><p>Build a meal around this flavorful broccoli. The florets are tossed in a sweet, spicy, and smoky …

Fashion startup Farfetch is London's latest $1 billion unicorn

It's the third London tech "unicorn" in as many months: Music discovery app Shazam and international money transfer service TransferWise have both also closed funding rounds that value the companies at in excess of $1 billion in early 2015.<p>Founded in 2008, Farfetch is an online storefront for more …

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

Ghent, Belgium<p><b>Why go?</b><br>While Bruges can sometimes feel a little like a tourist toy-town, Ghent keeps it real. The city still offers picturesque Flemish architecture and historical sites - St Bavo Cathedral is the obvious one - but you’ll also find a buzzing contemporary creative scene too, with …

European Travel

10 of the Best New iPhone/iPad Apps from February 2015

Despite that February is a short month, there’s been a veritable explosion of new iPhone and iPad apps. In fact, iOS users have been kept super busy trying out everything from social networking and games to some awesome photography and artistic debuts. Here’s 10 of our favorites.<p>Vurb<p>Vurb is a handy …

GOLDMAN: Here's how millennials will completely change the economy

Because of factors such as lower unemployment rates and student loan debt, millennials have deferred major life events like getting married, having kids and buying a home, Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research found. However, millennials are getting increasingly ready for those milestones.<p>In …

The 9 Best Swimsuit Brands You Have Probably Never Heard Of

Spring is almost here. Okay, that is just a rumor we heard that we can neither confirm nor deny, but these tundra-like temperatures have to end sometime, right? And what is the first thing we are going to do when the earth unthaws? Head to the beach.<p>While we have lost a finger or two to frostbite …

10 Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth

Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.<p><b>Lavender Fields, France</b><p>In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the …

What Lies Beneath

Here's What a 3D-Printed Mansion Looks Like

Chinese construction company Winsun is building proof-of-concept houses to show how 3D printing could work with home construction.<p>3D printing can be used for practically anything these days—even in construction, it seems.<p>Chinese construction company Winsun has recently unveiled a mansion and a …

The Best Jeans Brands You Should Be Wearing But Might Not Know About

Brooke Shields famously proclaimed that "nothing" comes between her and her Calvin Klein jeans -- and we know exactly how she feels. We can't imagine life without our favorite denim. They are arguably the hardest-working and most beloved item in our wardrobe. What other piece of clothing is …

Apple's Swift programming language soars in popularity

Just months after the first ever app created by it, the Swift programming language from Apple has leapt up the rankings of the technologies to watch from 68th place to 22nd<p>The programming language created by Apple for developers to make iOS and OS X apps with has made an “unprecedented” jump up the …

Apple

The Men At Pitti Uomo Just Won The Street Style Game

The street style at New York Fashion Week has <i>nothin'</i> on Pitti Uomo.<p>Photos from Italy's menswear trade show have been frequenting our Instagram feeds this week and we're completely lost for words. An endless flock of dapper men have been meandering the streets of Florence for the last four days to …

Breathtaking Photos Reveal Sculptural Ice on a Mountain in Slovenia

Photographer Marko Korosec captured the breathtaking results of what happens to a place when it's subjected to a long period of snow, wind, and ice. For 10 days, extreme weather pummeled the area of Mount Javornik, part of a mountain range in eastern Slovenia as well as a popular ski locale. …

Photography

Here Are The Companies That Want To Fix Our Broken Banks

Many of these companies are working at the intersection of tech and finance. Some are aiming to market a product to everyone, some just to businesses, and some to the biggest banks and financial institutions.<p>What's common among all the companies is that they're actively making their own markets, …

Xiaomi now worth more than $45 billion

These days, seemingly everyone <i>outside</i> North America is all-aflutter with Xiaomi, the relatively new Chinese OEM startup that has taken (part of) the world by storm. Last year it even managed to acquire former Googler, Hugo Barra, which came as a surprise to many and arguably put the name Xiaomi in …

Xiaomi