Andrea Brown

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Painterly embroideries of homes by Stephanie Clark - The Fox Is Black

Stephanie Clark is a Salt Lake City, Utah based artist who’s doing some fantastic work with embroidery. We’ve seen meaty typography, expressive book …

Image of the Day: Pigs on a Water Slide

I wouldn’t necessarily call it a gadget, but it’s Friday, and a Pig on anything as unorthodox as this requires as much attention as it …

The Irish are still falling behind on their mortgage payments

In case you were wondering, Ireland’s housing market remains a terrible mess.<p>The latest numbers from the Central Bank of Ireland out today show that 12.7% of all mortgages in Ireland were 90 days or more behind on payments in the second quarter. And things have been moving in the wrong direction …

Ireland

Sleep Like a Monkey: Nine Highflying Tree House Hotels (Photos)

Check into one of these hotels to fulfill your childhood fantasies but with grown-up, luxury accommodations.

National Geographic Magazine

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Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

Inspiring Photography of Muhammad Ali by Neil Leifer

I've been a huge fan of Muhammad Ali for quite a long time, his confidence, talent and hard work made him, in my opinion, the best of all time. I …

Hiking the John Muir Trail: Going Out to Go In

“I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” ~ John Muir<p>Drawing wild-eyed wanderers and scruffy-haired men from around the world, the 211-mile John Muir Trail has a reputation of immeasurable proportions. Making its way …

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

Drawing

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Foodily Blog

Avenir Next Pro Font Family by Linotype

Avenir Next Pro – Type Family.<p><b>Avenir Next Pro</b> is the rework of Adrian Frutiger‘s famous Avenir sans serif type family. In 2004, Adrian Frutiger …

Typography

The Best Hotel Decks On Cape Cod

It's the type of place to kick your feet up on a porch or deck (with ocean views, of course) and laze away the day.<p>Luckily, plenty of the Cape's charming hotels offer excellent spots to do just that.

Well-Dressed Animals Convey Human Characteristics

Dressing animals in human clothing seems to be a trend these days. We've seen everything from this fashionable dog to baby chicks sporting various hats. In this series, entitled <i>Segundas Pieles (Second Skins)</i>, Madrid-based photographer Miguel Vallinas takes the trend a step further, transforming …

Stereotypes

'This Did Something Powerful to Me': Authors' Favorite First Lines of Books

Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Atwood, David Gilbert, Roxane Gay, and other writers share their thoughts on what makes an inviting and memorable opening sentence.<p>AP and Library of Congress.<p>When I interviewed Stephen King for the By Heart series, he told me about some of his favorite opening lines in …

Diver Almost Gets Swallowed Up By a Whale Shark

This photo will make your heart beat a little faster with the uneasy thought of being eaten by a whale shark! Professional marine photographer Mauricio Handler captured the intense moment during a dive in Isla Mujeres, Mexico, when more than 600 of the 40-foot-long animals gathered to feed on tuna …

Whale Sharks

How to Spend 5 Days in Kyoto

Arriving at my ryokan in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto, a commotion of tourists near the hotel entrance erupted as <i>maiko</i> (apprentice geisha) stopped in front of a silvery-leafed tree to pose for a photographer.<p>Given my location near Gion, famed for the <i>ochaya</i>, or teahouses, where geisha entertain …

Postcards of San Francisco from the 40's and 50's

FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?

You probably know that you can't tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your brain also strongly discourages you from doing something so socially awkward. These facts offer insight into tickling's evolutionary purpose, says Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at …

The HistoMap – Four thousand years of world history

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

The Manliest Meals in Novels, Ever

<b>Forget the madeleine.</b> Fiction's men — sailors, soldiers, lawmen, everymen, heroes, and knaves — have eaten far better. And when the words hit you right, when beer flows cool and crisp and the steam coming off a cauldron of stew tilts in the wind, there you go, to the field, the diner, or wherever …

Eating

Market Scene: Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, San Francisco

GalleryMarket Scene: Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, San Francisco<p>The glories of San Francisco's Ferry Building quintuple on Saturday during the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. From zucchinis as long as your arm to award-winning cheeses, farmers and vendors from the Bay Area and Central Valley brandish …

Big Recipes For Large, Family-Style Dinner Parties That Won't Make You Crazy (PHOTOS)

We have the only the best intentions when we invite as many friends as we can over for dinner. We love feeding people, hanging out with people, cooking big meals and drinking big drinks. But sometimes, inevitably, more people will RSVP with an emphatic yes than you'd originally prepared for, and …

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

Outstanding Art By 9 of the Best Street Artists

The term <b>street-art</b>, or post-graffiti is used to distinguish public space artwork from territorial graffiti, and/or vandalism, and street-art usually …

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …

Books

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

Life lessons brought to you entirely in black and white.

Love Stories