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The lost genius of the Post Office

For almost two centuries, the humble-seeming mail was a hotbed of new ideas. What happened?<p>In 1897, a year when mail was still largely delivered by horse and wagon, construction began on an innovative scheme beneath the streets of Philadelphia. Using an intricate network of compressors and metal …

The Story of Information

Posted on January 1, 2018 by<p>A number of this week’s milestones in the history of technology highlight the role of mechanical devices in automating …


The broken-down grace of Bill Murray

In January 2014, Bill Murray created a minor pop-culture event by participating in a Reddit Ask Me Anything chat to promote his latest movie, <i>The</i> …

5 Cute Japanese Origami Ideas For Beginners

Origami, or the art of paper folding, originated in China around 100 BC and migrated to Japan several hundred years later. The word “origami” is in …

New Ballpoint Pen Illustrations on Vintage Envelopes and Maps by Mark Powell | Colossal

<p>It’s been a couple of years since we last checked in on Mark Powell (previously here and here), who produces ballpoint pen portraits and …

My name: Lais Reis

• Drawing can solve everything (for me)<br>• Design for a better world

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It's the unofficial start of summer and here's our guide to shows in NYC over Memorial Day Weekend.<p>Listen to another new song from The Get Up Kids' …

French bands Team Ghost and Chateau Marmont in town, playing Northside Fest shows (dates streams)

by <b>Bill Pearis</b><p><i>Team Ghost</i><p><b>Nicolas Fromageau</b> was a founding member of <b>M83</b> and left the group right after 2003’s <i>Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts</i>. He …


Tokyo Fashion News

Posted on September 26, 2016 in<p>Legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto will have a popup shop at LaForet Harajuku in October, 2016.<p>Posted …

I call this"sexy toaster "

Ветхие страницы

• May 23rd, 2018, 07:11 pm<p>Давным-давно в далекой-далекой галактике. Это случилось еще до того как Хан Соло встретил принцессу Лею. Так давно, что тогда …

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Katerina Plotnikova Photographs' Show Intriguing And fantastical Connections Between Wild Animals And Humans

Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova creates, what she calls ‘another tale about wonderland’. The various photographs bring forth a beautifully …

Letters of Note

Home - Paper Brigade

We release music we think is special, made by friends and the like.<p><b>News:</b> The new <b>Night Shop "S/T" EP</b> out NOW! Stream digitally everywhere! …

I’d love to see a move to a…

I’d love to see a move to a workshop-archive-exhibition model, to have places where you could go and see works, engage with people who are making new things, and also display those new things. A cultural institution that allows all those things to co-exist is very exciting to me as a model. Social media offers the opportunity to de-authorize gatekeepers; I think institutions that are able to understand themselves as peers and partners fare much better in that arena.


<i>MIXTAPE: A RECAP OF BEST NEW MUSIC ON BANDCAMP</i><p><i>VOLUME 15</i><p><i>Track List</i><p>1. “Glow” by <b>WOLF COLLAGE</b><br>2. “50s” by <b>HOUSE OF WOLVES</b><br>3. “Somehow” (Part I & II) by <b>!MINDPARADE</b><br>4. “Kiss Kill” by <b>CANDY SAYS</b><br>5. “Lonely Organ” by <b>BROKE FOR FREE</b><br>6. “Odd” by <b>DYLAN CAMPBELL</b><br>8. “I Light my Cigarette” by <b>ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE</b><br>7. “Come Round” by <b>LIFE MODEL</b><br>9. “Lucky One” by <b>PHILLIP ROEBUCK</b><br>10. “Heart Skips A Beat” by <b>YOUDOMETOO</b><br>11. “August” by <b>THE KICKSTAND BAND</b><br>12. “Something is Better than Nothing” by <b>TASHAKI MIYAKI</b><p>Like always, you can …

Introspective Journal by Daniel Zvereff

Surreal Photography by Oleg Oprisco

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Hybrid Illustrations by Anna Dittmann

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Woman, by White Birds

supported by 5 fans who also own “Woman”<p>Surf guitar = love Eléonore Côté<p>supported by 5 fans who also own “Woman”<p>Lovely voice, lovely songwriting. …

Los Caprichos: Hobgoblins, 1799

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes<p>Spanish, 1746-1828<br>Etching<br>plate: 21.5 x 15 cm. (8 7/16 x 5 7/8 in); sheet: 27.6 x 20.3 cm. (10 7/8 x 8 in)<br>Norton Simon Art Foundation

Fishing cabin in Royan, France. Submitted by Lucie Angevin

Fishing cabin in <b>Royan, France</b>. Submitted by Lucie Angevin.

John Cale, Lou Reed, Patti Smith and David Byrne

John Cale, Lou Reed, Patti Smith and David Byrne