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Steal These Styling Secrets from This Chic London Home

Blogger and freelance stylist Ruth Matthews shares her beautifully designed London home with her husband Dan and son Ted. Each room is filled with an …

25 typography freebies to make your life easier

Typography is one of the most important skills you can develop as a designer. And however long your career lasts, you never really stop learning.<p>The …

Celebrating the Art of Yayoi Kusama: Pictures

Yayoi Kusama

A Definitive Guide to the Best Flea Markets in the U.S. and Europe, According to One Expert

Advertisement<p>1/5<p>Marbleized pottery pitcher, $635<p>Nicki Clendening is just one of those people who somehow seems to do it all. Clendening can often be found fielding PR requests for Rizzoli Publications in New York, but also trots the globe in pursuit of one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. And now, thanks …

Los Angeles

You Have the Power to Physically Reshape Your Brain

Neuroplasticity is the idea that you can alter your brain in a physical and mental way by changing its stimuli — which can include environment, …

The Brain

The Dalai Lama's Guide to Getting Through the Next 4 Years

Bookmark this one.<p>What a pit we've fallen into. Nevertheless, the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, maintains our "surrounding situation" should not be the end to all happiness.<p>His Holiness spoke with Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN before President Trump's inauguration about preserving …

'It will be called Americanism': the US writers who imagined a fascist future

From Sinclair Lewis and Philip Roth to Donald Trump’s favourite film, Citizen Kane, US culture has long told stories about homegrown authoritarianism. What can we learn from them?<p>“To have enslaved America with this hocus-pocus! To have captured the mind of the world’s greatest nation without …

Philip Roth

Could yoga nidra be the key to wiping out stress and anxiety…for good?

Raise your hand if your favorite part of yoga class is savasana? If that’s the case—and, let’s be honest, it’s true for all of us at some …

Confessions of an Instagram Influencer

I’ve always been well-liked. At least, I think that’s the case. I have friends, a spouse, a job, a college degree. I exercise. I get haircuts …

The strange psychology of stress and burnout

You shouldn’t underestimate the positive power of having a degree of stress in your life. Identifying the tipping point, where stress turns to burnout, is the key.<p>As a neonatal nurse, Jennifer Welker learned to thrive under stress.<p>Rather than allowing the pain of handling a sick infant to affect …

Psychology

The Queen’s Birthday Celebrated in Pictures

An Investigation of Intimacy: Brigitte Lacombe’s Astounding Celebrity Portraits

<b>Brigitte Lacombe</b>’s photography is an investigation of intimacy. Instead of public faces hitting their marks with weary familiarity, she shows us friends caught with friends, in secretive moments. Celebrated people, under her eye, enact the complicity of the happily absorbed; the magic of her work …

Harvard researchers have mapped the five child-rearing techniques you need to raise kind kids

Ask parents how important it is to instill kindness in their kids, and most will rank it high: even as their very top priority, according to Harvard researchers.<p>But children surveyed by the university’s Making Caring Common (pdf) project said, overwhelmingly, that they were getting a different …

Ten Essential Tablet Apps for Creative Urges

Unleash your (mobile) creative genius.<p>The tablet … it has a reputation. No matter how many thrilling ads Apple puts out about composing verses and doing crazy cool DJ stuff with iPad, people often consider it more of a media consumption device than something you use to create things.<p>Fortunately, …

Your Spirit Animal: An Investigation

How did the concept of the spiritual guide leap from Native American tradition to Internet irony? With the help of Tumblr, the Times, and Samuel L. Jackson.<p>What is your spirit animal? Is it the manatee? Is it the snow leopard? Is it Beyoncé perched upon a bear in the manner of Vladimir Putin? …

Bike Cult Show 2014: Brian Chapman Shares the Eight Secrets to Making a Living As a Custom Framebuilder

<i>Once again, Core77 is pleased to be the media partner for the Bike Cult Show, which will once again bring the very best custom framebuilders in the</i> …

Steven Heller and Gail Anderson's Typographic Universe – in pictures

Since 1990, graphic designers Steven Heller (<i>New York Times</i> art director for 33 years) and Gail Anderson (former art director of <i>Rolling Stone</i>) have compiled books about typography and illustration. In their latest, <i>The Typographic Universe</i> (Thames & Hudson £24.95), they explore 'the alphabet of …

6 TED Talks to kickstart your creativity

Out of fresh ideas? These inspiring talks offer the kick-in-the-pants you need to unleash your creative spirit.

Textile Moth and Butterfly Sculptures by Yumi Okita | Colossal

<p>North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita creates beautiful textile sculptures of moths, butterflies, and other insects with various textiles and …

6 Scientific Reasons You Can’t Stop Looking At Ruin Porn

From hedonic reversal to fear of boredom, these psychological concepts offer insight into why that dilapidated warehouse is so appealing.<p>Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously said of pornography, “I know it when I see it,” but ruin porn–the name for photos of abandoned buildings and ravaged …

What Charles And Ray Eames Might Have Done With Modern Materials

The Eames fiberglass shell chair has been made in the same way for almost 60 years. A mold covered in glue is dipped into a machine, which constantly spins around, resulting in a skeleton of a million fiberglass threads. This skeleton is then coated in paint, and pressed between two 30,000-pound …

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Gorgeous Aged Wood Flooring is Actually Easy Care Ceramic

The look of aged wood in a home – whether it’s on the floors or walls – can give a kind of sophisticated rustic personality to the space. But, as …

Neuroscientists Say We’re Wired To Enjoy Art

MRI scans demystify what happens when we peer at a Van Gogh or ponder a Picasso.<p>Perhaps you already suspected this. I mean, even cavemen liked to draw. After all, billions of dollars are spent on artworks, and millions of people visit museums every year (beating out visits to sporting events). But …

Millions Of Pieces: The Sculptures of Tara Donovan

Tara Donovan has an obsession with materials and a super-human level of patience. The Brooklyn-based artist transforms “ordinary” objects by the …

Adobe Ink and Slide May Forever Change How You Design

At first, I thought, “oh, it’s another iPad stylus. How nice.” But once I got the full overview of the features of Adobe’s new Ink and Slide …

Sources for Good, Cheap Fabric

(Image credit: Eleanor Büsing)<p>I’m a bit of a fabric junkie. Which, unfortunately means that I know how expensive it can be. But just because one's …

See How Upholstered Furniture Comes Together: Bed, Sofa, Chaise

When studying industrial design, you'll find most programs will have you build at least a couple of pieces of furniture, whether you're a Furniture …

DIY Shibori Designs 4 Ways

By now most of us are familiar with shibori, a type of dyeing that’s having its moment in the trend spotlight. But did you know that shibori is …