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A Studio - A Tree House / Phillip Lühl + Nina Maritz Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The idea for this tiny studio of about 35 usable square meters was born out of its spectacular setting. …

Pablo – A graphic biography captures the prolific life of Picasso

See sample pages from this book at Wink.<p>Before reading this massive comic book biography about Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), I knew almost nothing about …

Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, to return

Architects plan to build new statue five times the size of the original, over 2,000 years after it was destroyed by an earthquake<p>The Colossus of Rhodes dominated the ancient port until it was destroyed by an earthquake more than 2,000 years ago.<p>Now architects plan to build a new monument, albeit …

Ancient History

Artist Creates Miniature Hand-Thrown Pottery Small Enough to Sit on Your Fingertip

Ceramic artist Jon Almeda likes to work in extremes, and for many years he's crafted massive pottery–the bigger the better. That all changed, however, when he came across a book called <i>Creating Ceramic Miniatures</i>. This publication precipitated a major shift in his process, and he went from throwing …

Miniature

The Top 10 Custom Motorcycles of 2015

It’s been a huge year for custom motorcycles, but also one of significant change. The scrambler aesthetic is now neck-and-neck with the ‘café racer’ style. Pipewrap is out and performance is back, with custom sportbikes edging into the scene.<p>The manufacturers are reading the tea leaves too. Yamaha …

10 ancient sites you must see in your lifetime

It’s always exciting to follow, literally, in the footsteps of the ancient Romans – or of the Greeks, or the Egyptians, or any of the shadowy inhabits of the past. Even for me, a fairly hard-nosed professional, who has studied the classical world for more than forty years, there’s still a buzz in …

The 10 Best Gadgets And Gizmos We Saw At Toy Fair 2015

Kids these days have it really good<p>Every year, the North American International Toy Fair hosts more than a thousand toy makers, distributors, and major retailers in New York City. And that makes for a super fun weekend.<p>The staff of <i>Popular Science</i> have scoured the 2015 Toy Fair showroom over the …

Kids

This Book Cover Judges You Back

I’ll admit it: I definitely judge books by their covers. But this book might train those of us who are prone to snap judgments to become slightly better people. If you look at the book with anything other than a neutral expression, the cover refuses to open.<p>“My aim was to create a book cover that …

Publication Design

HoloLens: mix the real and the virtual in a mind-blowing new world

From games to Skype to TV, Microsoft’s trailer for HoloLens promises a future where you can add a layer of computer-generated information to your vision<p>Towards the end of last month, Microsoft released a trailer for a new device it has in the works – HoloLens. Declaring “the era of holographic …

Augmented Reality

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Android Phone Over An iPhone

These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we’ve collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand.<p>This year, I got about half. How many can you get? [Pro tip: remember, people generally search for depressing/scary stuff more …

The 20 Most Homicidal Countries In The World

The United Nations and the World Health Organization have released their 2014 Global Status Report on Violence Prevention, which paints a bleak and detailed picture of murder and violence around the world.<p>Worldwide in 2012, there were 475,000 murder victims, 60% of whom were males between 15 and 44 …