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Design Professor Shares Witty Wisdom in Honest Charts About Creative Life

When you’re a graphic design student, you’ve got more questions than answers. They range from the technical queries, like how to use Photoshop, to existential crises that force you to consider (and reconsider) your entire creative practice. Mitch Goldstein, an Assistant Professor of Design at the …

Graphic Design

Seattle's Finest Fried Chicken Restaurants

A novice nibbler might think that a piece of poultry at one joint would taste basically the same as another restaurant's recipe across the road. But that'd be false. From the traditional buttermilk batter of the South to Hawaiian-inspired creations, from Korean-style wings to Nashville hot chicken, …

Live Science

The Treasury<p>One of the great marvels of the ancient world, the city of Petra stands as a monument to a thriving civilization thousands of years ago, …

Archaeology

5 fonts created by famous designers and why they work

While we love to bring you new and exciting typefaces and free fonts, that doesn’t mean we don’t respect the classics. After all, there’s a reason …

How the ‘Hamilton Effect’ Distorts the Founders

Too often, we look to history not to understand it, but to seek out confirmation for our pre-existing beliefs. That’s a problem.<p>Even in an age of declining civic education, a basic understanding of the founding generation thankfully remains part of America’s secular catechism. Over the past decade, …

George Mason

Escape into the glass rivers and lakes of these beautiful wood tables

If getting lost in a coffee table sounds improbable, you may change your mind once you see these beautiful furnishings. Artist and designer Greg …

Furniture

An H-Shaped Home With A Greenhouse-Like Extension

We’ve seen a lot of houses with unusual configurations and this H-shaped one is pretty unusual although not as odd as others. This spatial …

Architecture

A Cool Japanese Home Organization Brand Available on Amazon

There are words in decor that just seem to always go hand-in-hand. For instance, "cozy" is comfortably at home when uttered right before "blanket", …

Home Offices

Nordic Noir: 7 Scandinavian Homes Enveloped in Black

Scandinavian architecture finds beauty in simple, functional spaces. Through clean lines, angular structures and minimalist principles, well-executed Scandinavian homes employ acute design to make daily life increasingly comfortable and uncomplicated. Enveloped in black — a deliberate shade both …

Northern Lights

Who Cares if Trump Is Religious?

Trump might be the least God-fearing president to occupy the White House in centuries. That's a great thing for America.<p>This Sunday, tens of millions of American Christians will celebrate Easter, and thousands of children and their families will descend on the White House to take part in the annual …

Religion

The Guide to Getting Into Radiohead

There’s a reason that everyone from Caribou to Kanye loves them. It's time to find out what you've been missing.<p>Alright, so, you know "Creep." Maybe you even smoked out to <i>OK Computer</i> your freshman year of college. But you still haven't gotten into Radiohead, probably because you think you missed …

Fascinating Ruins of USSR Army

The Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko produced the series <i>Restricted Areas</i> in which he lists many places marking the technological progress of the …

Hungover: 7 Modern Pavilions Taking Cantilevers to the Extreme

Today, architecture is often confined more by functional constraints than by physical limitations. Yet not all architecture has the same utilitarian concerns. Privileged by flexible programs and a wide array of construction materials, modern pavilions can be made into almost any form. The projects …

Remove DRM from iTunes and Apple Music to play your audio on any device

<i>This post is brought to you by Convertanymusic.com, maker of Apple Music Converter.</i><p>When we download music from iTunes, or audiobooks from Audible, the files that get onto our devices are DRM-protected. That means they can’t be played on “unauthorized” devices. This, let’s face it, is pretty …

Quirky font magically adjusts to what you're writing

With its geometric angles and art-deco aesthetic, Futuracha has become one of the most popular free fonts used by designers all over the world. …

The Real Story Of 2016

What reporters — and lots of data geeks, too — missed about the election, and what they’re still getting wrong.<p>On Friday at noon, a Category 5 …

How a High-Tech Tattoo Artist Is Taking His Industry Digital

The Raw Canvas is not your typical tattoo parlor, and Justin Nordine is no typical tattoo artist.<p>When Nordine, 36, left his successful career as a painter to open a tattoo studio in 2008, his friends and colleagues thought he was crazy. He left a master's program in art education and instead …

Body Art

Obama's hesitant approach to foreign policy resulted in the biggest stain on his legacy

Barack Obama's impending departure from the White House has put many Americans in an elegiac mood.<p>Despite an average approval rating of only 48 percent— the lowest, surprisingly, of our last five presidents — he has always been beloved, if not revered, by the scribbling classes.<p>Just as many …

Middle East

50 Bright Book Ideas For Everyone on Your List

It pays to be a smart shopper—especially during the holiday season. So as you head to the bookstore this year with your list of beloved gift …

10 tricks to make your photos look as stunning as the ‘shot on iPhone’ ads

Apple's "Shot on iPhone" campaign displays stunning photos on over 10,000 billboards across 25 different countries. The ads feature crisp, nearly perfect photos shot on iPhones — and it's likely the company will debut a new round featuring photos shot on the iPhone 7/7S.<p>Still, it should be clear …

Blurred lines: smartphone distortions of the past – in pictures

Memphis resident Frances Berry describes herself as a picture-maker: she creates images with “whatever happens to be within reach”. In her series <i>Lines We Live By</i>, she manipulates old family photos and vintage postcards. Although she remains coy about her methods, the series was created primarily …

Photography

The 11 best games that aren't about killing stuff

But there are exceptions to every rule — I'd be shocked if anyone ever said, "I'm not here to make friends," on "The Great British Bake Off," for example.<p>Similarly, there are plenty of examples of video games that aren't about super soldiers or assassins — You just have to be willing to look around …

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

Where to Drink in Ballard, Whatever Your Mood

Ballard is awash with great places to sip, swig, and swirl. So, when you're making your Friday (or Tuesday, we don't judge) plans, we're here to help you pick your next spot to pop a squat. Whether you're looking for a classy place for a date, a raucous room for a riotous night, or just a darn good …