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The Art of “Creative Sleep”: Stephen King on Writing and Wakeful Dreaming

<i>“Sleep is the greatest creative aphrodisiac,”</i> a wise woman once said. Indeed, we already know that dreaming regulates our negative emotions and “positive constructive daydreaming” enhances our creativity, while a misaligned sleep cycle is enormously mentally crippling. But can a sleep-like state in …

3D Printed Guitar

We’re not sure how we missed this one, but it definitely deserves a look. Professor of Mechtronics [Olaf Diegel’s] 3D printer must go to 12, because …

Solo Houses: When Architects Are Given Carte Blanche

French developer Christian Bourdais has enlisted eight architects to develop vacation homes on a 50-hectare nature reserve about two hours south of …

Photographer Captures The Mysterious Lives Of Modern-Day Gypsies

Photographer Iain McKell documents people in England who have voluntarily abandoned mainstream lifestyles in favor of nomadic ones.<p>Photographer Iain McKell first became acquainted with new age travelers 25 years ago on an assignment for the <i>London Observer</i>. Calling themselves the “Peace Convoy,” a …

Photography

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Art

8 Quick Home Upgrades You'll Wish You Installed Sooner

It doesn't take a lot of money or time to make a big difference. Consider these simple home improvements, which you won't believe you ever lived without.<p>It doesn't take a lot of money or time to make a big difference. Consider these simple home improvements, which you won't believe you ever lived …

5 Steps To Improve Your Heating System Now

If you are one of those people who don’t think about the heater until it’s freezing and you need to adjust the thermostat, I’m here to tell you: Your heating system needs your attention now. A few simple steps in the fall will mean you’re not waiting for an HVAC tech to come out for an expensive …

Beautifully Intimate X-Ray Portraits of Different Couples

Artists Saiko Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi have taken photos of couples to an entirely new level with these incredibly intimate <i>X-Ray Portraits</i>. The two student artists used CT scans and X-ray machines to document pairs of people within very close proximity. The skeletons seem cold and lonely, yet the …

Loneliness

Mother Creates Adorable Adventures for Her Sleeping Son

As we've seen many times before, with Adele Enersen's <i>Mila's Daydreams</i> or with Anna Eftimie's <i>Blackboard Adventures</i>, magical adventures can happen when a baby is dreaming. Well, that is, if the baby has a creative parent! In the series that's quickly making its way around the web, mother Queenie Liao …

Cute

Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color

Color photography may not have been widely used until the 1930s but that hasn't stopped an active group of Redditors from looking to change the past. On the Colorized History Subreddit, Redditors use photo manipulation to add color to historical black and white images.<p>Two of the most prolific …

War

Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Beer

How to Turn Your Garage Into a Blacksmithing & Woodworking Shop | The Art of Manliness

“An object should be judged by whether it has a form consistent with its use.” – Architect Bruno Munari<p>In her book <i>The Not So Big House</i>, architect …

I've worked for 25 years in hotel security in Hollywood – any questions?

<i>Scott Barbour has worked and overseen security at luxury hotels in Hollywood for 25 years. He's seen plenty of NBA players, boy bands and actors. He's opening up about life behind the cameras and doors as part of our A day's work series. Leave questions for Scott in the comments and he'll answer as</i> …

The Photographic Chain: Five minutes with John Isaac

Human Journey<p>This post is the latest in Kike Calvo´s series The Photographic Chain, which profiles photographers from around the world he meets during his travels.<p><b>My dreams is…</b> to be a better human being by evolving each day. Helping myself from all the lessons I have learned about life during my …

Google Launches Web Designer, A Visual Tool For Building Interactive HTML5 Sites And Ads

Google today announced the launch of Web Designer, a new tool for building interactive HTML5 sites and ads. The company first hinted at this launch in June, but had been quiet about it ever since. Web Designer, which Google calls a “professional-quality design tool,” is now officially in public …

Macro Photos of Bees Showcase Stunning Natural Detail

Bees are fascinating creatures, buzzing busily around to produce honey and beeswax in an extremely systematic fashion. However, as they quickly fly past, it's difficult to appreciate their beautiful, physical details, particularly when there is a fear of being stung! This extensive collection of …

Insects

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

The Architect Is In: Romancing the Country in Nashville, Music and Porches Included

This weekend, Nashville-based architect Marcus Di Pietro (a member of the Remodelista Architect and Designer Directory) talks about a creating a home …

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7 Surprising Secrets to Skyrocket Your Productivity

<i>Photo credit: Clipart.com</i><p>The best intentions and most focused to-do list can be derailed by the slightest distraction. Productivity killers are everywhere.<p>Like a dog who hears "squirrel" or a kid who sees dessert sitting on the counter before dinner, it's easy to find ourselves off track even when …

Time Management

More Hidden Street Art on Railings by Zebrating

Mannheim, Germany-based street art duo known as Zebrating have been leaving their mark across the globe, particularly on railings in public spaces. Their elusive graffiti work offers an entertaining surprise for viewers from specific angles. Their art relies heavily on perspective as each piece of …

Art

Secret Places to Store Things

Expert tips for finding extra space.<p>What's a great place to store things that nobody ever thinks of? Experts spill their advice on finding space you never even knew you had.

Carrie Bradshaw

DIY Furniture Ideas: Turning Old Suitcases Into Fancy Furniture

Whether you’re an old school enthusiast or strict lover of modern decor, everyone can appreciate the charm and history of a vintage piece. A suitcase …

How to Grow Your Own Hops

Making home-brewed beer using your own recipes and do-it-yourself skills is a satisfying hobby. Now you can combine your own home-grown hops to create a unique frosty favorite.<p><b>Planting, growing, and harvesting hops</b> is just as easy as growing tomatoes but far more versatile. In addition to flavoring …

How To: Modern Space-Saving Coat Rack DIY

I am always on the hunt for organizational DIYs that actually look cool and this woodworking project definitely fits into that category. Using only …

Make It: Easy DIY Copper and Concrete Clothes Rack

Sibylle from Funkytime knows the way to my heart: gleaming copper and smooth-as-butter concrete! The two materials just contrast so perfectly, ya …

How to Build a Simply, Minimal, and Inexpensive Floor Lamp

BHG tells us everything we need to know to build the floor lamp pictured above. Check out the supplies listed; I bet most of us have almost—if not …

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