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Graphic Design and Typography by Jessica Svendsen

Sophisticated Graphic Design and Custom Typography.<p>Jessica Svendsen received a MFA in Graphic Design from the Yale School of Art in 2013 and a BA in …

Can Better Acoustics Make Open Offices Suck Less?

Please say yes.<p>If you’re not familiar with the problems of open offices by now, you probably have a door to close at work. Open offices are supposed to promote employee interaction, and to some extent they do, but the drawbacks are well-documented.<p>These environments stress out workers. And distract …

An Imaginary Town Becomes Real, Then Not. True Story

This is the story of a totally made-up place that suddenly became real — and then, strangely, undid itself and became a fantasy again. Imagine Pinocchio becoming a real boy and then going back to being a puppet. That's what happened here — but this is a true story.<p>It's about a place in upstate New …

Designing News: Changing the World of Editorial Design and Information Graphics

The book suggestion of this week is titled Designing News: Changing the World of Editorial Design and Information Graphics by Francesco Franchi. In …

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

Thousands of Swimming Fish Create Huge Underwater Spirals

American photographer Octavio Aburto thrives on the fascinating world of life in the sea. He has spent decades studying and researching marine biology in order to educate the world about the protection and conservation of ocean life. Since 1994, Aburto has photographed marine ecosystems in Mexican …

Marine Biology

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Squarespace

Extremely Useful! Maps Show Best Coffee Shops By Subway Stops

There’s a Starbucks on practically every corner of New York City and London, but if you’re sick of recharging your batteries with corporately branded caffeine, two extremely helpful new maps reveal the best coffee shops near every Manhattan subway and London Tube stops.<p>The New York Coffee Map, …

Lost Egyptian City Discovered by Underwater Archaeologist After 1,200 Years

For many centuries the fabled city of Heracleion was thought to be a myth, a place of amazing affluence talked about by Herodotus, frequented by …

Archaeology

The Dark Side Of The Love Hormone Oxytocin

New research shows oxytocin isn't the anti-anxiety drug we thought it was.<p>Oxytocin, the feel-good bonding hormone released by physical contact with another person, orgasm and childbirth (potentially encouraging monogamy), might have a darker side. The love drug also plays an important role in …

Polynesian navigators revive a skill that was nearly lost

<b>Two ocean-going canoes have returned to New Zealand after an epic voyage to Easter Island by Polynesian navigators using traditional craft. The revival of ancient skills continues to gather momentum and has great cultural and political significance for the indigenous people of the Pacific.</b><p>They …

Easter Island

Nauru riot: 125 asylum seekers arrested

About 125 people who sought asylum in Australia were in police custody on the Pacific island nation of Nauru after a riot ended with fire destroying …

Lignum Vitae: Wood So Bad-Ass, It's Used to Make Shaft Bearings for Nuclear Submarines (and More)

Lignum Vitae, Latin for "Tree of Life," is the national tree of the Bahamas. It's also the world's densest wood, and has such unusual properties that …

Florian Schulz Photographer (r) a massive gathering of devil rays move through the waters near Baja California, Mexico

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

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Vintage Camera Lens Bracelets by SDPNT | Colossal

<p>Stefaan duPont over at SDPNT is making some wonderful one-of-a-kind cuffs from old camera lenses. Every bracelet is completely unique and can’t be …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

How to Use Lightroom on 2 Computers and Keep the Catalogue Synchronised

A common question that we hear from readers about using Lightroom is how can it be used on two computers while keeping your catalog synchronised? In …

Photography

Light Blaster Turns Your Flash and Lens Into a Slide Projector

Earlier today, the folks over at DIYPhotography announced a revolutionary new product that they believe will “push your creative potential to the …

Hands on with the Sigma 120-300mm lens

Landscape Photography

How to Adjust Black Levels in Lightroom to Create More Balanced Photographs

This video with Mark Wallace teaches you about innovative photography techniques, particularly with black and white levels. He uses an X-Rite …

Tutorials

Time-Lapse Showing How Much the Earth's Surface Has Changed Over Three Decades

Since NASA launched the first Landsat satellite way back in 1972, a photo documentation program has been in regular operation. Landsat began as …

Time-lapse Photography

Squito: A Throwable Panoramic Camera Ball that Captures 360° Aerial Shots

Boston-based artist and inventor Steve Hollinger has just been granted a second patent here in the United States for his Squito invention, a ball …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his …

Largest building in the world opens in China – complete with indoor seaside

Beneath smoggy clouds in the Chinese mega-city of Chengdu, waves lap against sandy shores and a salty breeze blows across the beach. 6,000 …

Triggertrap Introduces New Flash Adapter and Speedy App Update

You may remember Triggertrap from our coverage of it a little over a year ago. The iOS app, which has since made its way to Android as well, acted as …

National Geographic Turns Their Massive Archive Into A Tumblr - The Fox Is Black

Last week, Bobby tweeted: “‘Remember when images didn’t move?’ – Our grandchildren.” It’s exciting to imagine such a future; one where your …

Letting children watch hours of TV improves academic ability, study claims

Allowing children to glue themselves to the TV for hours a day improves their academic abilities, a study has claimed.<p>Researchers at the University of London found that children who watched three or more hours a day were three months ahead of their peers who watched less than an hour a day, …

Sociology

Edith Heard: 'We can't undo what our parents have given us in terms of our genes'

When something isn't working, Edith Heard is the kind of person who will try to fix it. And at the top of her list might well be the reputation of …