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Chicago Workouts To Up Your Fitness Game

This winter lasted forever and a day — even by Chicago standards. During those endless cold and windy months, you may have spent more time …

How strong is a piece of string?

Croatian/Austrian collective create a giant jungle gym – inside an inflatable cube.<p>Croatian/Austrian design collective Numen/For Use have created an inflatable installation filled with a grid of thin parallel ropes. When the cube deflates, the ropes loosen; when it is inflated, they tighten enough …

The Theatre

The Next Big Thing In Music? Apps That Read Your Mind

Inspired by radio’s killer app, The Echo Nest thinks tomorrow’s music services will be mind-reading personal DJs.<p>If you watched the Super Bowl on Sunday, you might have caught Ellen DeGeneres’s Goldilocks-inspired ad for Beats Music. A new streaming service a la Rdio or Spotify, Beats Music …

Apps

4 Brilliant Ways to Embellish a Clutch

Yesterday we scoured the web for all the creative ways our fellow makers and shakers create their own classy clutches, and now we’re here to show you a couple tricks of our own. Read on to see how we turned a couple basic zip clutches into statement bags using nothing but fabric trim, statement …

Crafting

Street Chic: New York

Photo: Anton Lombardi<p>Leather and spiked flats give plaid pants an edgy touch.<p><b>Name:</b> Allyson<p><b>Jacket:</b> Rick Owens (shop similar: Vince)<p><b>Pants:</b> J.Crew (shop similar: 10 Crosby Derek Lam)<p><b>Shoes:</b> Christian Louboutin<p><b>Sunglasses:</b> Grey Ant<p><b>Want to see more street style? Check out our Tumblr and Pinterest!</b>

New York Style

18 Best U.S. Summer Music Festivals: From Bonnaroo to EDC (PHOTOS)

Jean Trinh rounds up the best music festivals in the U.S., with artists like Beyoncé and Nine Inch Nails.<p>Julie Jacobson/AP, Brian Spady/Spady …

Playful Recreations of Classic Paintings on Toast

Food artist Ida Skivenes, better known as IdaFrosk, pays homage to the great painters of yesteryear with her playful food creations. The Oslo, Norway-based artist works particularly with toast as her canvas for her aptly titled series <i>The Art Toast Project</i>. The food paintings that IdaFrosk creates …

Art

Classic Statues Dressed in Modern-Day Clothes

In a series entitled /// Street stone ///, photographer Léo Caillard and retoucher Alexis Persani imagine what classic statues would look like if …

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan | Colossal

<p>For the last month or so photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around …

Snacks of the Future: 10 Foods You Can 3D Print

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of 3D printing here at Brit HQ. We’ve explored printing iPhone cases, clothing, photos from a photo booth, and even a mini figurine of you. But our stomachs have gotten the better of us. Thankfully, science is keeping up. Check out these 10 3D printed food …

3D Printing

Art of the Snapbrag: the social alchemy behind Snapchat's success

The audience is the message behind today's hottest chat app<p>Tech prognosticators, myself included, love to wax poetic on the virtues of "ephemeral" media — short-lived photos and videos that exist opposite our obsession with permanent digital self-documentation. In a world where we’re eager to …

Apple 'plans iPhone trade-in scheme'

Apple is starting an iPhone trade-in program this month aimed at getting users to upgrade to the iPhone 5 and turn in older models, people with knowledge of the plans said.<p>Apple has teamed up with Brightstar, a mobile-phone distributor, to run the US-based exchange program, said the people, who …

A Spoon That Doubles As An iPad Stylus

Sometimes it’s a fine line between genius and utter stupidity, and the iSpoon ($7) does somersaults on that line with bold irreverence. Designed by Jordan Murphy for Umbra, on one end, it’s a wooden spoon. On the other end, it’s a stylus. So with the addition of what’s essentially a three-cent …

iPad