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Ethereal Sculptures and Wearable Orbs Formed From Synthetic Fabric by Mariko Kusumoto | Colossal

<p>Japanese artist Mariko Kusumoto uses translucent fabric to produce balloon-like objects, orbs that contain various forms trapped within their soft …

Art

An Exhibition Invites You to Take the Art Home for Free

'Take Me (I’m Yours)' is your chance to become an art collector.<p>In the Jewish Museum’s latest art happening titled <i>Take Me (I’m Yours),</i> Alex Israel’s <i>Self-Portrait</i> pin series is to be placed on the viewer’s lapel, Daniel Spoerri’s <i>Eat Art Happening</i> is sugar paste meant to be eaten, and Christian …

Spicy Cold Noodles

Recipes reprinted from <i>Cook Korean!: A Comic Book with Recipes</i>. Copyright ©2016 by Robin Ha. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin …

The secret parks and waterfalls of New York City

Luckily, there are plenty of hidden parks scattered throughout New York City that can offer a quiet place to escape from the noise and heat of the city.<p>Whether it's a shady spot to cool off or a huge waterfall that is actually able to drown out the constant car horns, these parks have plenty to …

Find the best international market in NYC

There’s no denying that one of the major perks of living in New York City is the access to incredible international markets with food from around the …

Étienne Léopold Trouvelot’s Stunning 19th-Century Astronomical Drawings of Celestial Objects and Phenomena

The splendor of the cosmos in a trailblazing marriage of art and science more than a century before modern astrophotography.<p><i>“I sometimes ask myself whether I would be studying galaxies if they were ugly,”</i> pioneering astronomer Vera Rubin observed in reflecting on our ongoing quest to know the …

San Francisco's spectacular, hidden 'POPOS': Where to find the newest and best

Have you gone loco for POPOS?<p>There may not be any giant boulders coming at you, but finding some of the 68 privately owned public open spaces (otherwise known as POPOS) in San Francisco can take an Indiana Jones-esque sense of ingenuity.<p>This was especially true before a Chronicle story in 2012 …

San Francisco

The Making of Corbé’s Fifty United Plates

Last year, we heard about Corbé, a design studio in Detroit making handcrafted modern ceramics that are inspired by a combination of mid-century …

DIY

Post-It War Between Two Office Buildings Ends With Epic Finale

Post-it notes. The world would be in chaos without them. Nobody would remember anything. Nobody would be able to turn their office walls into …

Angry Birds

A Kinetic Sculpture of 15 Moving LEDs Mimics a Walking Person | Colossal

<p>With spindly legs that look like an upturned spider, this experimental kinetic artwork by Random International relies on the viewer to watch from …

Robotics

New lingerie collections feature fairy tale characters and real-life historical heroines

From <b>Cleopatra</b> to <b>Helen of Troy</b> and <b>Snow White</b> to <b>Little Red Riding Hood</b>, now you can walk around with <b>your favourite female idols</b> under your …

Anime

Urban Oasis: Faena Versailles in Miami Beach

If you haven’t already discovered <b>Faena Hotel Miami Beach</b>, it is a must. Located on Collins Avenue at 35th Street, this property is more than just a place of rest, but a total universe on its own, which will eventually span from 32nd to 36th Streets.<p>Opened late last year, this world belongs to <b>Alan</b> …

13 stunning designs by Zaha Hadid that are still incomplete

Celebrated architect Zaha Hadid, who died in late March at age 65, left an incredible legacy.<p>The Pritzker Prize-winning architect was known for her neofuturistic works characterized by sweeping curves and geometric forms. Over the span of her four-decade career, she created many acclaimed buildings …

Tesla Easter egg lets you drive on Mario Kart's Rainbow Road

Turns out, Tesla engineers have a sense of humor ... or at least a healthy Nintendo 64 addiction.<p>Following the instructions in a tweet from Tesla CEO …

How a Geologist Designed the Perfect App for the Window Seat

(Photo: Raita Futo)<p>You can look out the window on the airplane and see beautiful mountains, seas, islands, rivers, and more. What are you looking at? …

Apps

Delicate Floral Arrangements Are Actually Realistic Porcelain Sculptures

Artist Vladimir Kanevsky crafts beautiful illusions with intricate flower sculptures. His colorful bouquets feature roses, hyacinths, and peonies that look incredibly realistic but are actually made from porcelain clay. To produce these pieces, Kanevsky first builds them out of copper and then uses …

New Marble and Resin Coffee Table Captures the Soothing Beauty of a Blue Lagoon

LA Table is a conceptual design company that disregards the notions of what furniture should look like. Creator and designer of the company, Alexandre Chapelin, takes pride in creating artistic, effortlessly attractive pieces that are as distinctive as each of his clients. As part of his Lagoon …

Lounge Of Lust

The developing world faces a silent killer. Could a $1 solar light help?

A Philippine social enterprise is bringing cheap solar lighting to more than 20 countries helping improve safety, reduce air pollution and cut energy costs<p>Every day at around 6pm, 40 families living in a remote corner of Andhra Pradesh in southeast India – a 6km walk from the nearest road – would …

This Infographic Explains the Difference Between Perfume and Eau de Toilette

Ever wondered why you can't smell the perfume you dabbed on earlier this morning? Maybe it's because you aren't actually wearing perfume. Instead, …

Waves That Look Like Brushstrokes by Photographer Warren Keelan – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

New South Wales-based photographer Warren Keelan captures waves that move like strokes of paint, producing images that look more like paintings than …

Art

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Wine Wisdom: Perfect Seafood Pairings

Who better to give guidance on what to pour with fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and more than the team from New York City’s iconic Grand Central Oyster …

The gendered way we’ve learned to ask questions is terrible for both men and women

“Thank god you picked up,” I whispered to my best friend. I was huddled in the sticky, single-stall bathroom of an Asian fusion restaurant in Washington, DC, just one closed door away from the dating equivalent of Chernobyl.<p>I had met the guy–Chernobyl–on Tinder. A few minutes later, my friend …

Relationships

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Where to Shop in Florence

Our favorite places to find anything from flowers to Tuscan must-haves.<p>For a city that’s hardly changed in half a millennium, it’s surprising that Florence is experiencing a modern-day renaissance, ushering in a new wave of lifestyle concept stores. With everything from mid-century housewares to …

Italy

Spring's Most Luxe Travel Accessories—And Where to Bring Them

The right travel accessories can make your trip smoother, calmer, and so much more glamorous. Here's everything you need to fly in style this spring, plus what to do when you get there.<p>There’s nothing more transportive—literally and figuratively—than an artful stack of buttery leather wheelies, …