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I've Been to 26 Countries in Europe—These Are the 5 I Always Recommend

My first trip to Europe was a heady mix of excitement, nerves, and total awe. At 19, I wandered the streets of Le Marais wide-eyed, marveled at the …

Competing with the iPhone's specs is harder than it seems

It’s a common fallacy, convenient to Apple, to think that the iPhone maker doesn’t care about specs. Oh, they’re too busy sticking cigarette stubs into people’s ears, those Cupertino types, to mind the nerdy feeds and speeds of their phones. The iPhone is behind the Android curve on almost every …

How to Make Your Home Look Expensive

Buying a room full of pricey furniture and accessories does not guarantee that it will look elegant and high-end. And styling a space on a tight budget doesn't mean that it will look cheap. Instead, achieving a rich, refined look is all about adding key pieces and using some styling tricks. Check …

Home Decorating

How to photograph under moonlight and calculate long exposure times

Photographing landscapes under moonlight can be tricky, there’s no doubt about it. You’re fumbling around in the dark trying to get everything ready …

Want to work at Google or Facebook? Answer these weird interview questions

Tech companies are known for asking weird, confusing and, frankly mean questions of job applicants.<p>Tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple are renowned for their interview questions. But now smaller tech companies, hoping to be the next startup-turned-tech giant, have started to follow …

Employment

The craziest and most interesting questions Apple asks during job interviews

Working at Apple is incredibly fast-paced and challenging, and if you happen to be an engineer or designer at Apple, this dynamic is undoubtedly …

Transfer iMessage Conversation History From One Mac To Another, Here's How

Ever since Apple brought iMessage to the Mac as part of the Messages app, the thing that was originally a cool replacement for iMessage has steadily …

Elegantly Hand-Crafted Calligraphy and Art by the World’s Youngest Master Penman

In an age when technology has drawn attention away from the art of handwriting and penmanship, calligrapher and artist Jake Weidmann stands out for both his young age and his dedication to his craft. Weidmann has the honor of being one of only a dozen people in the world who is a Master Penman, as …

Art

2 Huge Benefits of Photographing in RAW

In the days of film, negatives were converted to photographs by 1) using chemical baths for dipping in the dark room or 2) sending to a photo …

My icon design workflow

Here’s some tips for creating icons — anything from a single colour pictogram to a highly detailed app icon.

Visual Language

Ocean-Inspired Glass Vases and Sculptures Capture the Beauty of Cascading Waves

Santa Cruz, California-based husband and wife Paul DeSomma and Marsha Blaker are impressive glass artists individually, but the stunning pieces they produce as a duo blow us away with the breathtaking force of a tidal wave. Working mainly with hot glass, the pair create gorgeous, ocean-inspired …

Sculpture

How to safely move your Mac's iPhoto library onto an external drive

Tips<p>Today's digital cameras and advanced smartphones like the iPhone 6 take stunningly detailed photos, but all that extra resolution comes at the …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Modern Pistons (and Probably Some Things You Didn't)

Power and efficiency are up. But if you want to know the full story of how the internal-combustion engine is evolving, you have to cross-examine the pistons.<p>The slugs of aluminum inside your engine live in a fiery hell. At full throttle and 6000 rpm, a piston in a gasoline engine is subjected to …

Animals Drawn with Moiré Patterns | Colossal

<p>This beautiful series of animal illustrations by Milan-based designer Andrea Minini began as a design experiment to obtain complex shapes and depth …