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Pictures of the week: 40 Weeks And A mirror, by Sophie Starzenski

Each week, the Guardian Weekend magazine's editorial team choose a picture, or set of pictures, that particularly tickle their fancy. This week, their choice is Sophie Starzenski's 40 weeks and a mirror.

Exquisite Geometry Sculpted From Paper, Not Stone

Layer by layer, a Spanish artist uses paper and geometry to calm her inner chaos.<p>Elena Mir is a Spanish artist from Valencia. She describes herself as “loving the smell of wet soil at night,” of having “eyes the color of honey and eucalyptus, and a lot of brown hair sprouting from her short head.”<p>A …

The Imaginary Factories Inside All Our Gadgets

What if an iPhone wasn’t just a gadget but a place where tiny people worked? The Imaginary Factory series explores the inner life of our technology.<p>The problem of explaining how technology works to an inquisitive kid can befuddle the best of parents. It’s easier to explain to a kid how a radio …

Infographic: What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

Personality revealed through penmanship–look out for the loops and lines of a new coworker or love interest.<p>Graphology–the study of handwriting–has long been considered a pseudoscience, in the same family as phrenology (in which a lumpy forehead could mean you’re a psychopath) and astrology (in …

Squeezed In

Kenji Ido’s Tamatsu House in Osaka, Japan is wedged in an urban, mixed-used area of small factories and office buildings that coexist in lines of …

What Gaudí's Sagrada Familia Will Look Like in 2026

The <i>Sagrada Famlia</i>, a world-famous Catholic church in Barcelona designed by the late renowned architect Antoni Gaud, is set to finally complete construction in the year 2026 after over a century of work. Having first embarked on the ambitious architectural project in 1882, Gaud took his time …

Barcelona

11 Super Foods for Your Skin and Brain

Beauty versus brains. We can forever debate which is more important, but when it comes to our diet, many of the same foods support both our skin AND intellect. Besides, who decided we can’t have it all?<p>If you’ve been looking for a shortlist that will keep you healthy and primed to make your best …

Graft: Disposable Tableware That Looks Like Vegetables

We’ve seen this design floating around the internets and we fell in love with it. Project designer and recent graduate from the Masters program at …

Try IKEA Furniture In Your Home With Augmented Reality App

Ever wish you could try out furniture in your home before you buy it? Ever wonder how it will look or if it will even fit in the space? Well, with …

3D Printed Wearable Planter Ring

We love Colleen Jordan’s wearable planter collection from the bike planters to the necklaces, but she’s just introduced rings to the collection. I …

Loops Clock by Toer

Loops is a wall clock designed by Toer with a giant looped hand that creates the minute and hour hands. They revolve around one another and from time …

Wearable Sculptures by Tracy Featherstone

Wearable Structures by Tracy Featherstone is a series of artistic wooden sculptures that interact with the body. They seem to be built around …

Makeup Artist Transforms Herself Into Male and Female Celebrities

Makeup artist Carly Paige transforms herself into male and female celebrities, historical figures, and characters from movies and television shows …

Improbability, Everyday Objects Transformed Into Unlikely Ones

Italian artist Giuseppe Colarusso has created “Improbability,” a series that depicts everyday objects transformed into unusual, unlikely, or even …

How to Start Meditating in 21 Steps

Our checklist<p><b>Don't know how to meditate?</b> Neither did we! So we asked Andy Puddicombe, the cofounder of meditation-for-the-masses company Headspace and the voice on its mobile app, to write this basic script. Ask a friend to read it to you slowly, setting a timer for ten minutes. It would help if …

Meditation

Architecture Student Converts Old Bus into Comfy Mobile Home Complete with Repurposed Gym Floor | Colossal

<p>I don’t know about you, but few exciting things ever transpired for me on a school bus. It always smelled like gas fumes, and its primary purpose …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

The world's top tile and stone manufacturers showcased increasingly ambitious products this year.<p>Illuminated beneath each brand's most daring designs, it was hard to ignore the finish that just won 't seem to go away: matte black.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May …

Herzog & de Meuron

Nap on the Go: Folding Head Support Prevents Neck Pain

On long car trips or airplane journeys, it’s so hard to stay awake that we often find ourselves waking up from an unintended nap with a terribly sore …

Mistakes I've Made (And Lessons Learned Along The Way)

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”<p>Mistake #1: Putting Process Over Projects (And People)<p>Anyone who has been designing …

A Pop-Up Hotel: Tender2 by Royal Botania

Pop-up shops and restaurants have become all the rage in recent years and now there’s a hotel with a similar concept: the Tender2 by Royal Botania. …

Stanley Kubrick on Mortality, the Fear of Flying, and the Purpose of Existence: 1968 Playboy Interview

Besides being one of the finest filmmakers of all time and mastermind of the greatest movie never made, <b>Stanley Kubrick</b> (July 26, 1928–March 7, 1999) was also a keen observer of culture with ceaseless curiosity about the human condition, dancing between the hopeless and the heartening. From <b>Stanley</b> …

The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son

Here comes a fine addition to history’s greatest letters of fatherly advice from none other than <b>Albert Einstein</b> (March 14, 1879–April 18 1955) — brilliant physicist, proponent of peace, debater of science and spirituality, champion of kindness — who was no stranger to dispensing epistolary …

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PSFK Imagines Home of the Future

In case you missed Dwell's July/August issue, there's another chance to peep technology for the home of the future, thanks to a PSFK exhibition in New York City.<p>PSFK—the creative agency and innovation-focused website—has released another "Future Of" report, this time geared towards the home …

New York City

Pacific Light: Macro Footage of Ink, Oil and Soap Shot by Ruslan Khasanov | Colossal

<p>Russian graphic designer Ruslan Khasanov who is probably best known for his experiments in liquid typography just released this experimental video …

Florida's Radioactive Fountain of Youth May Prolong Life

Five hundred years after Ponce de Leon explored the area, locals swear by an artesian well with unusual properties.<p><b>Five hundred years ago in June, the Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon started his journey back to Puerto Rico from Florida after becoming the first European to land on mainland</b> …

Yawn-activated coffee machine helps you start your day right

Watch What To Expect In Your 20s vs 30s

This is the best public service announcement you will get, ladies. I sincerely hope they make this into a long series.