Corti

64 Added | 1 Magazine | 182 Likes | 3 Following | 3 Followers | @cortico | Keep up with Corti on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Corti”

North London

The Long, Lonely Road of Chelsea Manning

On a gray morning this spring, Chelsea Manning climbed into the back seat of a black S.U.V. and directed her security guard to drive her to the nearest Starbucks. A storm was settling over Manhattan, and Manning was prepared for the weather, in chunky black Doc Martens with an umbrella and a …

Surveillance

The Revolutionary Specters of Russian Letters

How much time does it take to change a thing — a government, a society, a person?<p>The great Russian writers differed on this question. Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s most spiritually robust heroes insist that it takes no time at all. In “The Brothers Karamazov,” Zosima’s elder brother, Markel, on his …

Literature

Can you write your way to happiness?

A growing number of diarists are using expressive writing or ‘bullet journalling’ to improve their health and productivity. But does keeping a daily log actually work?<p>‘This groundbreaking tool will change your life,” claims <i>MindJournal</i>, a £9.99 collection of quizzes and writing exercises that it …

Note-Taking

3D Rendering & Digital Art: Suprematism & Constructivism

Let's kick it off with 3D rendering from the mighty folks from RoomCR6 with their series entitled: Suprematism & Constructivism. Based on their …

Fashion and technology are merging — here's what that means for our future

Fashion, however, is another kettle of fish because it is an art that is lived, occurring at all hours of the day.<p>Additionally, the high fashion industry is a made-to-order one, often based on a limited quantity of materials and intensive crafting — a difficult set of values to integrate with the …

Wearable Tech

These 9 Films Are a Must-Watch for Any Photographer

Metrograph screens films by Magnum Photographers Susan Meiselas, Martin Parr, Eli Reed, and Elliott Erwitt.<p>In what looks like a Victorian factory, a young man in a white cap rocks back and forth, rolling a giant column of sugary goo into an increasingly thinner and harder lollipop. I'm watching …

Street Photography

Keith Haring’s Earliest Posters Go On Display

A retrospective post show documenting the rise and popularity of Haring’s boldly-outlined ‘radiant child.’<p>Keith Haring, a superstar artist of the 80s and now a household name, knew the power of a strong aesthetic voice. At the School of Visual Arts, Haring developed his eponymous bold-lined …

Streetwear

The Father of Grunge Typography Calls Out Lazy Design

<i>Legendary designer David Carson on why you should just say no to Helvetica.</i><p>For graphic designers, success and controversy rarely go hand in hand. But …

Graphic Design

Dorothy Parker’s stunning wit and tragic life

On the 50th anniversary of her death, Hephzibah Anderson looks beyond Dorothy Parker’s wisecracks to find another side of the legendary wit.<p>“Excuse my dust”: these are the words that Dorothy Parker suggested for her own epitaph. They made it onto the plaque that marks the spot where her ashes rest …

Literature

Boxed in: life inside the 'coffin cubicles' of Hong Kong – in pictures

Photographer Benny Lam has documented the suffocating living conditions in Hong Kong’s subdivided flats, recording the lives of these hidden communities

Hong Kong

Design Lessons From A Century Of Sci-Fi

The curator for a new sci-fi exhibit at the Barbican explains how the genre has shaped design, from branding to architecture, over more than a century.<p>The Barbican Centre has been a storied center for performing and fine arts in London for decades. But this stoic, Brutalist building was recently …

Science Fiction

How to shoot urban landscapes during the ‘blue hour’

<b>Award-winning photographer Matt Parry offers tips for getting the best from cityscapes and how to make the most of 'blue hour' light</b><p>Millions of …

How to Become Insanely Productive.

I’m one of the most productive people I know, and I never procrastinate on what is important to me. How do I do it? Let me try to share what I think …

Time Management

Home improvement: 10 Ideas to dress your house walls (so it looks cool and modern)

Hitting a wall when it comes to interior design ideas? Home decoration for comfort or maximum impact is easy with these 10 modern wall finishes.<p>For …

Interior Design

The Pleasures of Pessimism

Why do we read writers who are profoundly pessimistic? And what sense are we to make of their work in our ordinary, hopefully not uncheerful lives?<p>I …

Literature

Best Non-Fiction Books of 2017 So Far

Our favorite non-fiction books of 2017 (so far) vary widely in format, tone and content, from Scaachi Koul’s humorous personal essays in <i>One Day We’ll</i> …

Books

A World of Typography: Creating Typefaces for Multiple Writing Systems

<i>Industrious and ambitious type designers are creating fonts for not only their own cultures, but those in nearby countries—or ones thousands of miles</i> …

Typography

Brad Ernske’s Classy Aesthetic of Film Photography

Strong, fierce women in changing environments captured by Brad Ernske.Currently based in Los Angeles, Californa, Brad Ernske’s preferred subject of …

Photography

Watch the Trailer for the First Documentary on Chris Burden

Yesterday Magnolia Pictures released the trailer for <i>BURDEN,</i> a documentary film about the life and work of Chris Burden—and it looks pretty dang good. …

This 'passive-aggressive art gallery' is the perfect petty roommate prank

Twitter learned a valuable lesson this week: passive-aggressively pranking your messy roommate can double as fine art.<p>To be fair, not all messy …

17 British fashion brands you need to know for 2017

<i>Get excited: now is the time of the fashion Brit-erati. From resurgent household names to bright young things, these are the labels on everyone’s lips...</i><p>Bruta<p>bruta collage<p>You can’t wear Bruta without being admired. It’s almost embarrassing. But it’s because Arthur Yates’s embroidered and printed …

The no-fail trick to making a perfectly poached egg

According to science you should never skip breakfast—which might explain why poached eggs are having such a moment. (Don’t believe me? Just look up …

Incredible green-roofed school blends into the mountain landscape

Whoa<p>We’ve seen a fair number of charming green roofs, but few are as committed to the idea as this sprawling new school in Revin, France. Completed by Bordeaux-based firm Duncan Lewis Scape Architecture, the project began with the demolition of the original ‘60s-built and badly-damaged Jean Moulin …

20 drag queens who will inspire you to experiment with your style

Once upon a time drag queens were like rare birds, often only spotted in the dead of night at clubs or flocking together at pride parades a few times …

The Ghost of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mile-High Chicago Tower

In 1956, Frank Lloyd Wright unveiled plans for The Mile High Illinois, a tower that would be four times the height of the Empire State Building. But …

Layer by Layer Reconstructions of Old Master Paintings | Conservation Lab

At the University of Delaware, Brian Baade teaches students to appreciate the labor-intensive ways of the Old Masters.<p><i>In art institutions across the globe, time machines and investigation rooms exist behind closed doors. Dusty artworks go in and come out looking centuries younger; artists’ secrets</i> …

Art

I communicated like Cher for the day and people didn't know what to make of it

LONDON — Cher, if you're reading this, I want you to know that your tweet game is seriously fierce.<p>On Twitter, Cher is outspoken. She's political. …