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All You Need to Know About Philippe Starck, Industrial Design’s Willy Wonka

For the past four decades, Starck has had a hand in everything from Kartell’s sculptural chairs to the interiors of Ian Schrager’s hotels and modular woodstoves.<p>An exuberant man of boundless vision—part Raymond Loewy, part Buckminster Fuller, part Willy Wonka, and a smidgen Pepé Le Pew—Philippe …

Drug reverses one baldness type; is male pattern next?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In his mid 40s, Mike Thomas went bald. Not a "little bald spot in the back" kind of bald or "receding hairline" kind of bald, but almost totally and completely bald. He was diagnosed with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease, and he was devastated.<p>He looked, by his own description, like a …

OFM Awards 2016 best new cookbook: Our Korean Kitchen

Jordan Bourke and Rejina Pyo’s recipes celebrate their feelings for each other and Korean food<p>When Rejina Pyo and Jordan Bourke went on their first date in 2008, she asked if he had ever eaten Korean food. Bourke shook his head. Pyo, 33, who moved to London in her mid-20s from Seoul thought, “Yes! …

Korean Food

NASA’s List Of The Best Air-Filtering Houseplants

Back in the late ‘80s, NASA was looking for ways to detoxify the air in its space stations. So it conducted a study to determine the most effective …

Houseplants

A Sommelier Shares the 7 Wines She Drinks at Home

<i>Tamara Lover, D.W.S. shares with Food52 what she drinks at home.</i><p>Confession time: Many years ago, I attended a press event that took me through the …

Here are the top houseplants for purifying the air in your home, according to NASA

<b>It might not come as massive surprise to discover that the air quality in your home (or, more likely, office) is probably quite low.</b><p>There are all …

CY Residence / Kedem Shinar Design & Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house in Carmey Yossef, Israel, is planned to showcase the beauty of the site: an Israeli landscape …

Listed Building

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work curated by …

Designing The Best Monster In Sci-Fi History

H.R. Giger’s xenomorph design articulates primal fears each of us has at the intersection of sex, death, and monstrosity.<p>After nearly four decades of exposure, the ichor-dripping design of Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi/horror classic <i>Alien</i> is the the rare monster concept that hasn’t had its …

Exclusive: Watch an Intimate Interview with Legendary Designer Yohji Yamamoto

Plus, a talk with his Y-3 compatriot, Lawrence Midwood.<p>Yohji Yamamoto's influence on the fashion world should not be underestimated. The revered designer and master tailor first started making clothing in 1977, debuted in Paris in 1981, and has been an integral part of the fashion world ever …

Three-story penthouse is all bookshelves and midcentury furniture

A designer retreat in the sky<p>It’s hard to decide what to be more in awe of in this São Paulo penthouse: the cavernous space itself, with dramatic city views and entire walls of shelves, or the owners’ fetching collection of furniture, art, and objects. Either way, the total effect is …

Modern Living: The one storey home you've always wanted

On the waterfront of the river in Tagus, in the south of the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, a fantastic bungalow has been built, which thanks to its …

Living Rooms

10 Beautiful Fonts That All Designers Must Have For 2016

<b>Designers</b>, are you in need of fresh new fonts for your yearend projects? If you answered “yes”, here are 10 awesome fonts to add to your typographic …

Typography

If You Own These 9 Home Décor Books, You Don't Need a Decorator

Can’t afford a decorator? A well-curated library is your strongest ally. While we’re consistently in awe of the expertise and editorial eye that …

Why You Shouldn’t Want To Always Be Happy

In the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the …

Happiness

Amazing Chili

Updated March 21, 2018<p>Amazing Chili<p>This image courtesy of Shutterstock<p><i>Editor's Note: If you're looking for a recipe for Amazing Chili, then this is</i> …

Lego-style DIY house

advertisment<p>advertisment<p>If you can put together an Ikea bookcase, you're one screwdriver away from building a whole house.<p>A French design studio has …

How Disney does customer service better

Just <i>how</i> good is the customer service at Disney’s theme parks?<p>I could tell you about all the complaints I get about the mouse (virtually none) or cite …

Customer Service

This New Hair-Color Treatment Is Like Olaplex for Your Shower

If you bleach your hair, then you've heard of Olaplex, the groundbreaking product that changed hair coloring forever. Created to be used in the salon alongside the application of bleach, the formula counteracts the negative effects of bleaching by building protective bonds in your hair. The brand …

The World's Best Small Hotels

The 43-room Nimaj Palace is still run by its founding royals from the Pratihara empire, and the descendants take personal pride in inviting guests to …

Information Overload

Living Roof of Grand Paris / SAA Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In a building of 8 levels built in the 60s, this renovated penthouse offers a 360° view of Grand …

9 Ingredients to Turn To When You're in a Cooking Rut

Dear Food52,I’m in a rut. I feel like I keep making the same dishes over and over, and adding the same spices to them. Like I’ll cook black beans with cumin, or put pesto on pasta. I eat a lot of eggs covered with Sriracha. I want to build out my pantry to include more ingredients that will add a …

005 What Makes A Good Photo?

Finally, another part to my <b>Photography Series</b>. Sorry for not posting last week, I was extremely busy and did not have time to finalise a post. …

Articles about going green 11 ways design plants on Dwell.com - Dwell

At the end of March, the Bangor Daily News reported on a clever new development in the realm of green sporting goods: a...<p>You don’t always need a seat outside to feel like you’re dining al fresco.<p>When I was in college I lived in a cinder-block walled dorm room.<p>Dwell talks to The Climate Desk on the …

Green Design

British Product Designer Pioneers Method to Recycle Chewing Gum Into Moldable Plastic

Anna Bullus is keeping sidewalks clean while producing a new sort of polymer<p>While studying product design at the University of Brighton, Anna Bullus …

One Stylish Local Shares How to Shop, Eat, and Even Visit the Louvre Like a Parisian

In April of 1953, the travel magazine <i>Holiday</i> published a cover story titled, simply, “Paris”—a love letter and guide to the City of Light. And more than 60 years later, the story seems just as romantic as the day it was published. As the magazine’s current creative director, Franck Durand, …

France

IKEA-Style Home Can Be Built in 4 Days Using Only a Screwdriver

French architecture firm Multipod Studio has come up with a revolutionary housing prototype – the PopUp House. This unique dwelling comes in the form …

House Design

B-Authentique

Paint It Black: Inspiring Dark Interiors That Will Make You Rethink Colour

Think black should be reserved for funerals and coffee? Think again. Deep, moody hues are not only en vogue, they’re surprisingly versatile (and you …

10 Brilliant Graphic Design Trends of 2016

Trends come and go, they emerge, some stay for years, others are more of a flash in the pan. They don’t start one year and end the next, instead they …

Graphic Design