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French artist living inside a rock surrounded by excrement: 'I feel completely at ease'

An artist entombed inside a 12-tonne rock for nearly three days has described the experience as like “tripping”, insisting he would stick it out for a week.<p>Speaking through a crack in the limestone boulder late on Friday, Abraham Poincheval said he had been buoyed by how his performance has “got …

Stone Age

Off-grid Passive House runs entirely on solar in Colorado

The asymmetrical home maintains a stable temperature all year long<p>Through freezing winter nights and blistering-hot summer days, this custom Colorado home stays a livable 67-77 degrees Fahrenheit—without a conventional heating or cooling system. It’s also the state’s most energy-efficient abode. …

Off-grid

Brazilian Ricardo Stuckert accidentally stumbled on to the tribe after his helicopter was diverted<p>A photographer has captured images of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe after his helicopter flight took a detour to avoid a rainstorm and happened to fly over their longhouse.<p>Related: Sighting of …

Brazil

New Kitchen Materials You Should Know About

As KitchenAid unveils its black stainless steel line, we take a look at new material trends in the kitchen.

Check out the Features of a $95,000 Luxury Tiny House

New Frontier Tiny Homes' Alpha model pulls out all the stops<p>There are two main aims with the tiny house movement. The first is to reduce your …

The Weird Economics of the Traffic Jam

Traffic isn't all bad (unless you're stuck in it).<p>In 2008, researchers in Japan were finally able to capture a phenomena all too frequent, but rarely understood: they captured a phantom traffic jam on camera. Yes, the kind that happens every day in every highway in every major city in America, nay, …

Transportation

Preteen behavioural problems less likely in children with confident fathers who embrace parenthood, suggest researchers<p>Children of confident fathers who embrace parenthood are less likely to show behavioural problems before their teenage years, researchers have found.<p>A new study suggests that a …

Psychology

Modern Light Fixtures Turn Into Animals When Illuminated

Tel Aviv-based designer Chen Bikovski couples a contemporary aesthetic with a nostalgic nod to the past to create whimsical works of modern art. Inspired by fond memories of her childhood and interested in experimenting with ambiance, the award-winning designer invented Popup Lighting, a series of …

Architizer

‘Oh Man, I Guess We’ve Won This Thing’

Eight years ago, a tight-knit group of Obama campaign staffers had a ringside seat as history was made.<p>Eight years ago, on the first Tuesday in November, a few dozen road-tested campaign staffers woke up—or simply gave up trying to sleep—in their apartments and hotel rooms in Chicago and prepared …

Michelle Obama

10 Houseplants for a fresher breath of air at home

With the amount of pollution witnessed through release of harmful pollutants from automobiles, factories, etc., some people are wanting to spend most …

Why Adult Bunk Beds Are a Design Do

Studio Lifestyle transforms a basic bedroom into a fun guest room with one seriously unexpected detail<p>When the client decided to remodel her guest bedroom, West Hollywood design firm Studio Lifestyle removed the existing king bed and installed adult-size bunk beds instead. The owner—a well-known …

Interior Design

Modern renovation takes fresh approach to a classic Victorian home

On Tranby Avenue, history is for the birds. Stained-glass birds nest in almost every transom on this narrow east Annex street, the work of the artisan Robert McCausland when its houses were built around 1890. Most of these birds have been preserved and refurbished – including the one on No. 66, …

A Gorgeous Home That's Good For The Planet

This German house has so many special features that it’s hard to know where to start.<p>Clean-lined architecture that creates a spare modern exterior. …

Dining Rooms

Ferrari has a good reason for staying away from all-electric cars

It also helps that zero-emission, long-range electric vehicles will help carmakers meet stringent forthcoming government fuel-economy and environmental regulations. That's why EVs are often derided behind buzzy scenes as "compliance vehicles."<p>One car company that wants nothing to do with this is …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

The changing face of fatherhood in the 21st century

Many fathers play the role very differently to the way their own fathers did. Here, four fathers from central Victoria share their experience of …

Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland

Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.<p>Piles of homework, lacrosse sticks, bills, and other domestic detritus litter every surface of a Tudor-style house in Southeast Portland, Oregon. Three teenagers clamor for attention, and a cat and dog …

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Juice Served Here - Studio City | A-Industrial Design/Build

Nestled in an 800 sq.ft. space, the entryway to the project was setback into a patio, drawing an escape from the window with a zero-setback …

Seth Rogen Pranks Innocent Grocery Shoppers With Talking Fruit To Promote ‘Sausage Party’

Seth Rogen planted animatronic talking fruit throughout a grocery store in Manhattan, and it’s not even the weirdest thing to happen in a New York shopping center in the last 48 hours. The <i>Sausage Party</i> star played a prank on innocent shoppers by setting up talking fruit and loaves of bread in …

Panda Express’ New Chopstick-Hybrid Is The Best Plastic Silverware Innovation Since The Spork

Some people will swear that Panda Express is slowly out to destroy Asian cuisine with their offerings. Then there are others who swear that it is the pinnacle of Chinese food and can’t be beaten. I will stand firmly by their Orange Chicken, but will not give either camp the satisfaction, mostly …

Chinese Food

This Crazy-Ass Skydiver Just Jumped From 7,600 Metres Without a Parachute

That's a lot of trust in science.<p>An American skydiver has become the first person in the world to purposefully jump out of a plane at 7,620 metres …

The hug that will go down in history

On Tuesday night, former President Bill Clinton spent more than 40 minutes, and covered four decades, attempting to humanize his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.<p>A day later, President Obama did it in three seconds, with a hug that will go down in history.<p>Addressing the …

Good Green Design Doesn't Have To Be Expensive: The M&M; House

All photos via 100Khouse<p>I have not paid nearly enough attention to the work of Postgreen, the Philadelphia developers of economical and very …

Singapore street food stalls get Michelin stars

Two modest food stalls in Singapore made history last week by becoming the first street vendors to be recognised by the prestigious Michelin Guide.<p>Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle and Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodle were among 29 dining venues to feature in the new Singapore guide.<p>With …

Jaguars May Have Evolved To Hunt Particularly Dangerous Prey

Jaguars have long been an outlier in the feline world. It is unusual for a big cat to have a thickset body, well-developed head muscles, and …

Porsche Mission E Concept puts Tesla Model S in its sights

Porsche might not be saying it directly, but anyone taking even a quick glance can see the Germans are taking aim at Tesla with the freshly unveiled Mission E concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. With over 590 horsepower, this electric sedan doesn't have quite as much electric grunt as a Model S, …