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One Photographer’s Astonishing Depiction of Inequality

In 380 B.C.E. the Greek philosopher Plato wrote in Book IV of <i>The Republic</i>, “Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the …

Donald Trump

Industrial Design: Noordung Electric Bike

Let’s share this minimal and yet packed of features industrial design of an electric bike named: Noordung. Originally coming from Slovenia, there …

Product Design

Holy Crap, This Map Of Trump’s Business Network Is Terrifying

Where to begin?<p>Trump has an extraordinary number of business ties. But just how complex is his network–and how big are the potential conflicts of interest? In a word: Yuuuge!<p>Designer Kim Albrecht created two visualizations that map Trump’s network from a macro and micro perspective. They’re based …

Senate Democrats Block Committee Votes On Two Trump Nominees

<b>Updated at 1:50 p.m. ET.</b><p>Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted planned votes on Tuesday morning to advance the nominations of two Trump Cabinet nominees.<p>The committee was to begin voting at 10 a.m. on the nominations of Georgia Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human …

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The Vinyl Devotee Will Love Yves Béhar's Latest Project

The designer releases a high-tech turntable<p>Calling all lovers of old-school sound and innovative design: Yves Béhar, the founder of Fuseproject and the creative mind behind such endeavors as the August SmartLock and the much buzzed-about Snoo smart crib, has announced plans for a high-tech …

Ikea’s Hackable Sofa Is Coming To The U.S.

The company’s open-source Delaktig platform encourages people to hack away.<p>Ikea’s on a mission to think more like a software company, and it’s going all in with the Delaktig sofa.<p>The experimental furniture platform was conceived by British designer Tom Dixon and Royal College of Art students last …

This Is the Craziest and Most Creative Place to Work Out

Art and fashion lovers know New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art as the ultimate place for seemingly endless art exhibits — and the powerhouse institution behind the glitzy and glamorous annual Met Gala. But with its newest offering, the museum is about to become fitness lovers‘ new favorite …

Met Gala

U.S. judge orders Trump administration to allow entry to immigrant visa holders

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled President Donald Trump’s administration must allow immigrants with initial clearance for legal residency to enter the United States from seven Muslim-majority nations, despite an executive order ban.<p>Tuesday’s ruling by U.S. …

Immigration

American institutions won't keep us safe from Donald Trump's excesses

The worst things that the US has done have always happened through American institutions and practices – not despite them<p>I recently expressed skepticism that Trump is installing fascism in America. Someone then asked me: what did I think was going to happen with Trump? I answered her as truthfully …

Formerly Home to an Artist and Knitwear Designer, a Commercial Space-Turned-Dwelling Hits the Market - Dwell

Listed for roughly $3.7 million and measured at approximately 3,000 square feet, this former commercial space was home for years to artist Dinos Chapman, French knitwear designer Tiphaine de Lussy, and their family. The artistic couple worked with Brinkworth to reconfigure the entire disjointed …

Architecture

The Innovative, Eco-Friendly Lighting You Should Be Buying Photos

If there’s a segment of the home industry that’s enjoyed a massive boom because of technology, it’s sustainable lighting. In just the past decade or so, the proliferation of affordable LED and CFL bulbs has forever changed the way we light our homes. Though early adopters may associate these bulbs …

Sustainability

The universe may be a giant broken hologram

For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is — or once was — a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require just two dimensions, but everything appears three-dimensional to us.<p>As you can imagine, it's not an easy hypothesis to prove, but physicists say they now …

Physics
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Watch This Mesmerizing Sculpture Morph Like a Flock of Birds

When BioMed Realty asked Sosolimited, a design studio in Boston, to help create a sculpture for the atrium of its Cambridge, Massachusetts offices, …

Black Lives Matter

This High-Tech Tent Could Be the Future of Camping

A group of Korean designers have conceived a futuristic shelter that generates its own energy and amplifies nature’s sounds inside<p>For those who prefer the comforts of home to pitching a tent in the great outdoors, a new innovation could make you rethink roughing it. The past few years have seen a …

Republicans' Agonizing Wait for Latest Diagnosis

Trump’s impact on Senate and House won’t be known for a week<p>Less than a month ago, Republicans tabled their “check-and-balance” strategy as Donald …

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“Muji Is Not A Trend”: How Design Fuels Muji’s Growth

The pioneering “no brand” brand views design as a solution for problems we encounter daily.<p>With around 400 stores in Japan alone, and another 300 operating internationally, housewares brand Muji shows no signs of slowing its rapid clip of expansion. For the past 35 years, the company has …

Artist Finds Photos of Random People, Transforms Them into Illustrated Characters

Rather than using a friend or a relative as his muse, artist Julio Cesar has an alternative source of inspiration–the illustrator randomly selects people who've posted pictures online and recreates them as fun, illustrated characters.<p>Overall, there's something quite playful about the artist's …

Art

Bernie Sanders, Progressive Enemy #1

The ultimate progressive is getting kicked in the teeth by fellow progressives.<p>The presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders was supposed to put leftward pressure on Hillary Clinton. Instead, it’s Sanders who has become the left’s punching bag.<p>Sanders has been sandbagged by Black Lives Matter …

Middle-class

Elegant Wood Sculptures Crafted from Discarded Tree Trunks and Branches

South Korean artist Jae-Hyo Lee uses organic materials like wood to create large-scale, sculptural pieces that favor both form and function. Focusing on geometric shapes such as the sphere, Lee somehow manages to transform tree trunks and hefty branches into perfectly formed globes, columns, and …

Furniture

These Powerful Dance Portraits by Alexander Yakovlev Are Stunning

Nothing quite captures the combination of strength, grace, and art like dance. Alexander Yakovlev is able to capture all of these elements in his …

Amazing
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Obamacare cost to be 20% less than forecast, budget office says

President<p>Obama'shealthcare lawwill cost about 20% less over the next decade than originally projected, theCongressional Budget Officereported Monday, in part because lower-than-expected healthcare inflation has led to smaller premiums.<p>So far, the number of uninsured Americans has dropped by about …

Health Care

How A Tiny Brewery Run By Monks Came To Make The Best Beer In The World

But fame found them anyway in the mid-2000s, when the beer-information website RateBeer.com named their dark, quadrupel-style 12 the best beer in the world.<p>RateBeer executive director Joe Tucker, who put together the beer ranking based on reviews from the site's users, said he had no idea how much …

Alcohol

Bill Gates Is Doubling Down On A Bet He Made 15 Years Ago

The Microsoft-cofounder-turned-philanthropist and his wife have published their annual letter in which they spell out where they think (and hope) the world will be by 2030.<p>This idea of a "bet" is inspired by Gates' longtime friendship with Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen. Forty years ago, the two of …

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