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Netflix's new ad boards react to the weather with GIFs

To promote its recent launch in France, Netflix hired Ogilvy Paris to create an advertising campaign with a difference. The agency installed digital posters that change their content to match the context of their surroundings. GIFs from Netflix's content library in the country, such as <i>Orange is the</i> …

Diane Von Furstenberg's New Memoir Reveals How She Became the Woman She Wanted to Be

<i>Designer, businesswoman, philanthropist, mom, grandmother (and</i> InStyle <i>columnist) Diane von Furstenberg is a powerhouse who does it all with grace and</i> …

Chris Priestley’s top ten tips for Gothic writing

Ghost stories can be Gothic of course, but ghosts are far from compulsory in a Gothic tale. Here are some other ingredients you might find useful…<p>1. Location, location, location<p>Location can feature as a character in your Gothic story. How about using the idea of a troubled house – not so much …

9 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive

Spruce up your home decor without draining your wallet<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without …

Interior Design

Before & After: A Manhattan Rental’s Closet Gets Beautified

If you’re at all interested in redecorating or sprucing up your house or apartment, being a renter can throw a discouraging wrench into your plans. …

Second Empire Style in the Hudson Valley

Everyone’s idea of a dream house is different. For some, it’s a penthouse apartment in a big city. For others, it’s a rolling country estate with …

A Bright and Airy Home in Alberta Filled With Glam Personal Touches

I’ll admit it, I’m not a super crafty gal, but I delight in seeing a space with subtle touches of personality that reflect its owners. How you …

Can 39 Sqm Be Enough For A Comfortable Lifestyle

The problem with space is that it’s always so…relative. You can’t really say whether an apartment that measures only 39 square meters is too tiny to …

Interior Design

Wrought Iron Headboards Charm With Their Raw Attraction

<b>Wrought iron</b> railings, doors, gates, ornamental pieces and other fittings have been handcrafted since early times and they became really popular in …

Interior Design

Our Exclusive Interview with Brooke Shields on Her MAC Collaboration

Supermodel and actress Brooke Shields has teamed up with MAC to create the latest installment for its Icon collection; previous collaborations …

8 Secrets of Personal Organizers

Learn from the pros; their ingenious ideas for ditching clutter will save you time, money, and stress.<p>There's no right way to organize your home. Whatever strategy you choose just has to work with your lifestyle, habits and tastes. But there are a few tried-and-true strategies that can enhance the …

Cleaning

Maria Koshneneko: now on Hi-Fructose as part of the coverage of the “FLESH” Group Show at Leontia Gallery

A Lolitigation Lament: Nabokov on Censorship and Solidarity

<b>Vladimir Nabokov</b> (April 22, 1899–July 2, 1977) was a man of strong opinions — whether about the necessary qualities of a great storyteller or the nature of inspiration or the attributes of a good reader — but nowhere more so than when it came to defending his greatest work against censorship.<p>When</i> …

The Psychology of Cryptomnesia: How We Unconsciously Plagiarize Existing Ideas

<i>“Any experience the writer has ever suffered,”</i> William Faulkner told a university audience in 1958, <i>“is going to influence what he does, and that is not only what he’s read, but the music he’s heard, the pictures he’s seen.”</i> This notion — that “our” ideas are the combinatorial product of all kinds …

Hopeful Dispatches on Love, Sex, Work, Friendship, Death, and Life’s In-Betweenery from Lena Dunham

<i>“I always say what’s in my head,”</i> proclaims six-year-old Eloise in the movie adaptation of Kay Thompson’s iconic 1955 children’s books, which came at the precipice of monumental cultural change and envisioned a precocious proto-feminist with an ancient soul and an impressive vocabulary. Eloise’s …

A History of New York in 101 Objects: A Thoughtful Visual Encyclopedia of Collective Memory

<i>“A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning,”</i> E.B. White wrote in his spectacular 1949 love letter to New York. <i>“The city is like poetry.”</i> And compress it does — the city’s five boroughs are home to some 8.4 million people, more than the entire population of …

Legendary Choreographer Merce Cunningham on Life, Learning, and the Creative Experience

Despite what today’s plethora of books on creativity might indicate, it wasn’t until the second half the twentieth century — with the notable exception of Graham Wallace’s famous 1926 model for the four stages of ideation — that psychology turned to creativity as a formal area of study, bringing to …

The Mystery of Personal Identity: What Makes You and Your Childhood Self the Same Person Despite a Lifetime of Change

Philosophers and New Age sages have long insisted that the self is a spiritual crutch — from Alan Watts’s teachings on how our ego keeps us separate from the universe to Jack Kerouac’s passionate renunciation of the Self Illusion to Sam Harris’s contemporary case for self-transcendence. Modern …

25 Tips for Decorating a Teenager’s Bedroom

Teenagers are awesome creatures. I mean that. Many bemoan the fact that <b>teenage-hood is approaching</b> or is upon them, but when you take a step back and …

Home Decorating

10 Unique Lighting Ideas for Your Bedroom

Interior Design

Stoupakis Chios Homeric Mastiha Liqueur

Mastic trees flourish on the Greek island of Chios. In fact, it's one of the only places in the world where these trees are found, despite repeated attempts at growing them elsewhere. Natives of Chios have long used the trees' aromatic sap (called mastiha) for baking. Today, it's still found in …

10 Hidden Images on Album Covers

Sometimes, there's more to an album cover than meets the eye.<p><b>1. The Rolling Stones // Their Satanic Majesties Request</b><p>When The Rolling Stones released</i> …

Music

Books to Read Now About the Future

Here’s a future-focused reading list, courtesy of Adobe Books and Arts Cooperative, a multidisciplinary hub for arts and culture. Adobe Books has …

Love On Other Planets—A Mixtape for an Uninhabitable World

The future is not only a point in time that has not yet occurred; it is also our present understanding of that point in time (which, by definition, …

Weight of wings Artist : Jeanie Tomanek © Posted by Humam

Each of the shoes in Chiharu Shiota’s “Perspectives” installation is affixed with a note from its donor describing a memory associated with the shoe. Read all of the notes here: http://asia.si.edu/shiota/map.asp

“Successful art changes our understanding of the conventions by altering our perceptions.” –Sol LeWitt, born on this day in 1928.

"In my latest watercolor series, I explore human emotions. I grew up in a family that is part Asian, which tends to discourage emotional expression, especially in women. I think this series in part resulted from me exploring and trying to understand my upbringing’s effect upon me." Meet Lisa Krannichfeld: http://goo.gl/FRKDi3

Jaw-Dropping Videos Of What The World's Cities Look Like Without People

What if everyone on Earth suddenly vanished, leaving behind pristine cities devoid of human life? These astonishing timelapse videos show us what …