Becka DeFalco

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Gorgeous Photographs of the Milky Way in Bolivia

When he visited Bolivia and more precisely the Salar de Uyuni, which is the largest salt desert in the world, the photographer Daniel Kordan had the …

A Visit to the French Village of Beaune Is Like Stepping Into a Fairy Tale

A French holiday can mean many things: shopping on Rue Saint-Honoré, opera-going at the Palais Garnier, lounging on the rocky beaches of Nice, basking in the scent of lavender in Provence. But if you’re looking for fairy-tale France, like Belle’s “little town” from Disney’s <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> with …

France

Watch Noodles Flow Out of a Pipe and Into Customers' Mouths at This Restaurant in Japan

Japan's dedication to culinary innovation has been well-documented over the years, and this meticulous attention to detail extends to nearly every …

10 secret places in Paris you would never discover on your own

SECRET TOUR GUIDE and filmmaker Mathieu Stern reveals the top 10 secret places to discover in Paris.<p>1 – Jardin alpin (Map)<br>Nestled in the heart of the …

France

50 essential free resources for your graphic design projects

When it comes to being a designer, you’ll always need to stock up on graphics, stock photography and fonts as well as rely on other helpful tools to …

Graphic Design

Japan's Internal Decay

<b>THERE HAS BEEN MORE</b> bad news recently on Abenomics: inflation targets are not being met, growth remains anemic, business confidence is low and national morale is poor (made worse, no doubt, by recent earthquakes). Abenomics, however, was never likely to be the solution, mainly because the problems …

5 Creative Alternatives to Hotels While Traveling

Calling all wanderers, free spirits and boho babes: The open road is beckoning, and adventure is the only true destination. Maybe it’s just summer excitement and #vanlife that’s got us obsessively looking at Instagram vacays, but these overnight travel options have got us breaking all of our …

Travel

Where to Eat in London Right Now

<i>By Liza Foreman for Fathom</i> | Eaters can no longer write off England as a country without culinary hotspots and trendsetting menus. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find traditional English fare like pie and mash, eel, or even fish and chips on your list of must-try restaurants in London. No, …

England

Human Library Lets You 'Check Out' People From All Walks Of Life For A Chat

The novel concept is trickling its way into the U.S.<p>You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to other people, sometimes we do.<p>Ronni Abergel a 42-year-old from Copenhagen, Denmark, is trying to change that with the Human Library, a place where individuals can "check out" people, or …

Playful Lettering Alterations Transform Ordinary Words into Clever Illustrations

This playful series by Ji Lee called <i>Word as Image</i> is one that's nearly 20 years in the making. It began as an assignment for his typography class while in art school, which encouraged students to see beyond the practicality of letterforms and instead play with their shapes to discover their …

Memoirs of Japan

Every time I think about the journeys I had in Japan, it’s bittersweet because I didn’t want to leave the country and felt like I needed more time to …

How To Design A Dating App That Empowers Women

Two Tinder alums, now with the dating app Bumble, discuss design, feminism, and intimacy in the Internet age.<p><b>How did you get here? What was your road, both from a design and a business perspective?</b><p><b>SM:</b> I started out going to school for print design—I wanted to work for a magazine doing layout. Then …

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

Designers at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs.<p>Yesterday’s graphic designers are today’s UX designers. Will tomorrow’s UX designers be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? Yes, according …

Why 'Quit Your Job and Travel the World' is the Worst Advice Ever

<i>Quit your job and travel. Just leave your job, pack your bag and travel!</i><p>It's a quote said by many travelers who've been on the road a while -- by some expats, travel bloggers, and others in between. You've seen it as their status updates, maybe they've told you face-to-face. It's even become a meme.<p>…

Colorado Celebrates Legalization Anniversary: Massive Drop in Arrests and Millions in Tax Revenue

More than three years have passed since Colorado residents voted to legalize marijuana, which immediately allowed adults to possess and cultivate limited amounts of marijuana. This past New Year's Day marked the two-year anniversary of adults being able to legally buy marijuana in Colorado. The …

Facebook had to change its newsfeed because some people were using it like email

A small subset of Facebook users, though, had been treating Facebook's newsfeed more like an email inbox — a problem when it comes to the way the social network decides to show you stories.<p>In a deep dive by Slate's Will Oremus into who controls your feed, Facebook engineers told Slate that a large …

When Are You Really an Adult?

In an age when the line between childhood and adulthood is blurrier than ever, what is it that makes people grown up?<p>It would probably be fair to call Henry “aimless.” After he graduated from Harvard, he moved back in with his parents, a boomerang kid straight out of a trend piece about the …

Parenting

How to Fix Prefab Architecture? Make It More Like Product Design

Connect Homes’ cofounder argues for a new approach to modular home building.<p>I’m an architect, and for many reasons—quality, availability, efficiency, …

Where 7 Travel Pros Want to Go in 2016

The hardest part of planning a trip (other than finding the time) is deciding where in this wide, wonderful world to go. So I called on a few of my travel writer and photographer friends to inspire me for 2016. Herein, their personal destination picks for the new year.<p><b>Syl Tang, @hipguide</b><p>"I'd go to</b> …

Tesla rival Faraday Future has a clever logo — but it's a little derivative

AP<p>Faraday Future, Tesla's newest rival in the auto industry, just unveiled its all-electric race car in Las Vegas.<p>Known as the FFZERO1, the car has …

This Country Has A Style That's All Its Own

After five months of travel, we finally got to see some familiar faces again. Our dear friends from home had planned to take a vacation in December …

Japan

25 Healthy (Easy!) Slow Cooker Recipes to Help You Stay on Track in 2016

Preparing meals just for yourself can seem like a ton of work, but there’s always one kitchen gadget you can lean on when you want your meal to be as easy as ordering takeout or hitting up the nearest drive-thru, but <i>way</i> healthier: the slow cooker. When you’re looking for a fuss-free way to stick to …

Cooking

Practical 3-D Printing Looks Like a Crazy $4,500 Coffee Table

3-D printing, the technology that will change retail stores forever, still has a long way to go to best injection-molded plastic. But if you want one …

Furniture

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

There are other books in the sea.<p>George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier …