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Astronomy

Eye-Popping Jewelry Designed by Postmodern Architects - Dwell

Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer of Sight Unseen—two design editors profiled way back in Dwell's 2010 roundup of young tastemakers—have an eye for the cutting-edge. The pair found their way to an out-of-print Rizzoli tome, Barbara Radice's <i>Jewelry by Architects</i>, and posted the best of the bunch to …

Jewelry

The Graphic History Of Sex On Screen

Since the dawn of film, we’ve shot nudity and sex. But only recently has it become art.<p>There’s an old saying in the film industry: What’s the difference between art and porn? Porn has better lighting. Nowhere is the connection between the two more apparent than in the below infographic by Fandor, …

Google's design guidelines spell the end of days for skeumorphism

<b>Feature:</b> the visual language of glossy glass, brushed metal and soft fabric that informed the first wave of interface design for smartphones and apps …

These Parking-Spot-Sized Micro Homes Will Turn Parking Garages Into Mini-Cities

Fully equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, and a flexible living space, the SCADPad could be the way to creatively reuse the parking lot–one of a city’s most wasteful uses of space.<p>If you live in a city, your future apartment may be inside a parking garage. Yesterday, a team of designers from …

Urban Design

A Saudi fatwa shuns the first comic book to feature Muslim superheroes

There are many strange things about the new fatwa from the Saudi Grand Mufti. Perhaps most strange of all is that the comic was designed to celebrate Islamic values.<p>The comic book in question, The 99, was the first to feature a team of superheroes from the Muslim world and their virtues are those …

32 Ways to Make Your Own Leather Jewelry

Leather jewelry keeps us very happy. It can be as fancy or as fancy-free as your outfit desires, and it’s so easy to make at home with just a few simple tools. From designer-inspired statement suede fringe necklaces to five-minute braided vegan leather bracelets, we curated 32 of the most inspiring …

Jewelry

Were People Killing Giant Sloths in South America 30,000 Years Ago?

Bones with marks left by human tools could point to earlier human arrival in the Americas.<p>When did people get to the Americas? The answer remains a subject of fiery debate.<p>Most scientists agree that humans began arriving in the Americas between 13,000 and 15,000 years ago, and the Clovis people of …

Anthropology

Grad Nite 1964 - The Program

Yes this blog still lives! I'm staying with my excuse that the dog ate my homework. I got the dog a stronger leash so more posts soon.<br>Today we're …

Squash

As the leaves change from summer shades to the warm reds and oranges of autumn, squash is making the same transition. The bright green of zucchini has been replaced with the rich orange of butternut, delicata, and acorn squash -- and pumpkins, too. Whether you're using the influx of squash to make …

Recipes

Sous Vide Pork Belly Buns With Pork Braise Mayonnaise and Quick-Pickled Cucumbers Recipe

Steamed buns stuffed with pork belly cooked sous-vide in a Japanese-style marinade.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1/2 cup soy sauce1/2 cup mirin1/2 cup granulated sugar2 tablespoons fish sauce2 whole scallions, roughly chopped3 medium cloves garlic, roughly chopped1 (2-inch) chunk ginger, peeled …

Braised Rabbit with Belgian Ale, Rabbit Carbonnade

Fall comes to Sacramento later than much of the country, but come it does. The winds blow and the leaves scatter and all one wants for dinner is a …

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Charlotte Rampling - Jean Loup Sieff - Vogue France 1970

30 – August – 2013 – Fubiz Media

Vintage Revivals

Man, we are cruising through the tutorials from Dylan’s Dream Room! As chevron has been on its way out over the last year I think many of us have …

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

July 4th

Add Color to Your Kitchen with Balloon-Dipped Mason Jars

Bored of your current glassware selection? Or maybe just want to add a temporary pop of color? Balloons to the rescue! With a couple strategic snips of any standard balloon, you can turn a jar into a classy color-dipped piece of glassware. Now all you need is the right cocktail to serve!<p><b>Materials:</b> …

DIY Rustic Tray with Horseshoe Handles

My friend Tracey brought me a box of<br>horseshoes. She gives riding lessons<br>when she's not playing tennis. <br>I thought she'd be the one to ask.<br>I wasn't …

Butter Beer Recipe

Butterbeer: Enjoy the Famous Harry Potter Drink Right in your Room<p>If you’ve spent a good number of your growing up years gushing over the epic and …

Harry Potter

Relaxes Better than the Spa: Cucumber Vodka Cooler

Whenever I feel my eyes twitch, I dash to our fridge and check if we have any cucumbers in store. Cucumbers are known to contain a lot of calming and …

Recipes

30 Lovely DIY Lace Projects

Last week was all about beautiful wooden objects, and the rustic charm they can bring to any home, workspace, or dining table. Today, we’re turning our attention to another sort of ethereal, old-world material. Lace!<p>And we’ve got news for you. Lace isn’t just for wedding dresses and lingerie – it’s …

Crafting

How-To: Succulent Wreath

Make your own gorgeous living succulent wreath with this video tutorial from Succulents & Sunshine!<p>You can also head over to Succulents & Sunshine to see even more lovely photos.

Chemicals

DIY: Children’s Canopy Bed

Recently spotted (and admired) on the Dutch blog Frivole: a DIY canopy hung from a branch over a children’s bed. This project can easily be …

DIY

Foodzines: Around the World

by Laila Gohar<p>All over the world, from Tokyo to Beirut, a handful of compelling food journals are being published. Here we bring you a filtered selection of foodzines that have an international perspective and offer a peek into a unique food culture. Whether you're intrigued by the relationship …

Salvador Dalí

Students Design 22 Playful Wooden Toys For Kids

Though it seems counterintuitive, limitations can be the best thing to happen to the creative process. Narrowing down parameters–think form, function, color, size–often brings focus to an otherwise overwhelming chaos of opportunities around what to do and where to begin.<p>The Rochester Institute of …

Artists Turn A Craft Fair Into A Laboratory For New Materials

At this year’s COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, in London, few things are what they seem.<p>Translating an artist’s vision into logic, or even plain English, is difficult. Modes of self-expression work in mysterious ways. So it would follow that the recent Crafts Council’s …

Minimalist Posters That Reduce Your Favorite Movies To Basic Shapes

Graphic designer Michal Krasnopolski creates 22 movie posters that are head-scratchingly metaphorical.<p>In the future, when the history of the Internet is taught alongside social studies and algebra in middle school, there will be a brief, marginal mention of minimalist posters and how they, for a …

STAR WARS Trilogy Poster Art from Dave Perillo

45 DIY Wood Projects We Love

Last week was all about rope, and now we’re onto another rustic material we love: wood! It’s as basic of a material as clay and is constantly reinvented by DIYers, crafters, artists, hackers, and carpenters. To get inspired to create our own batch of cool wooden objects, we turned to our favorite …

Woodworking