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Design This Chair By Finding Your Most Comfortable Way of Sitting

Helsinki-born, London-based designer Kirsi Enkovaara sought out to explore the psychology of sitting when working on her final project while …

Furniture

Do look down! The world's best skywalks – in pictures

As Canada's Glacier Skywalk opens, offering amazing views over Jasper national park, we take a look at the best skywalks around the world<p>More thrills: the world's scariest hikes and scariest bridges<p>Share your skywalk experiences in the comments below

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

The 65 Best Online Shopping Sites to Buy From

Get your clicking finger at the ready.<p>Shopping online can mean wading through endless Google Shopping results, or scrolling through old-faithfuls like Zara, without knowing where else to turn. To help you fulfill all your shopping wants (needs?) this season, we've created the definitive list of the …

Oversized Asymmetrical Clutch Tutorial

Hey y’all! As promised, here is the super ease tutorial for making the asymmetrical clutch from my Project Sewn finale look!<p>I have gotten so many …

A Comfortable Work Desk That Holds Everything

After much research, architect and designer Anna Lotova set out to create a workspace for the home that was both pleasurable to work at but also …

Furniture

The psychology of how creativity in art, science, and humor works – a timeless theory from 1957: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/05/20/arthur-koestler-creativity-bisociation/

How to Be an Explorer of the World

As a longtime fan of guerrilla artist and illustrator Keri Smith’s <i>Wreck This Box</i> set of interactive journals, part of these 7 favorite activity books for grown-ups, I was delighted to discover her <b>How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a wonderful compendium of …

curated contemporary art /// autumn de wilde

<i>Gasp!</i> How gorgeous is this outdoor installation by photographer Autumn de Wilde?! It’s titled <i>Lighting, Layers and Reflections</i>, and from what I can …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Food & Dining

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

Swedish University Students Design Modern Solar-Powered Home

Team Sweden, consisting of 25 students from Chalmers University, recently developed this environmentally-friendly group house that is powered entirely by the sun. <i>Halo</i> is a sustainable living concept that began as a rough sketch and eventually emerged into a full-scale, functioning building.<p>The …

Environmentally Friendly

Powerful Non-Stereotypical Portraits of Homeless People

Photographer Rosie Holtom, a long-time volunteer at a homeless shelter in London, embarked on a portrait project depicting homeless people in a very humane light that doesn't exploit or stereotype their situation. Instead, the black and white portraits reveal a very human side to each individual, …

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

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Winners of the International Fine Art Photography Competition 2013

Ready to see a selection of today's best fine art photography? The International Fine Art Photography Competition (Grand Prix de la Dcouverte) has just announced its 2013 winners. Each year, the competition invites emerging and mid-career photographers from around the world to enter their finest …

Art Photography

The best places to swim with whale sharks

Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Lucky, then, that there are a handful of destinations around the world where in-season sightings of whale sharks are almost guaranteed.<p>Remember: keep a respectful distance from the gentle giants, …

Scuba Diving

People....around the world Wayne Pearson #photography

Heartwarming Portraits of Newborn Babies by Alicia Gould

Doting parents are eager to commemorate the birth of their children and New Jersey-based photographer Alicia Gould is right there with them, capturing heartwarming photos of their newborn babies. The photographer's precious subjects, anywhere from three days to two weeks old, are adorably serene in …

Pregnancy

Vladim Stein #photography # Dancing

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

Mauritius

Build DIY Floating Shelves With Ana White

We could not be more thrilled to introduce Ana from Ana-White.com who’s swinging by with an amazing build-it-yourself project for anyone who’s ever …

12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …

Nature

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5 ways to deal with disappointment better

You’re bummed out. But don’t start second-guessing yourself<p><b>Man must be disappointed with the lesser things of life</b><p><b>before he can comprehend</b> <b>the full value</b><p><b>of the greater.</b><p><b>Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton</b><p>Everyone faces disappointments in life, both large and small. Unfortunately, many of people choose to sit …

Leo Tolstoy on Emotional Infectiousness and What Separates Good Art from the Bad

By 1897, <b>Leo Tolstoy</b> (September 9, 1828–November 20, 1910) was already a literary legend of worldwide acclaim and a man deeply invested in his ultimate quest to unravel the most important wisdom on life. But he shocked the world when he published <b>What Is Art?</b> (<i>public library</i>; <i>public domain</i>) that year …

5 Minute Make Up

You may or may not know I used to do special occasions makeup for brides and bridesmaids (it was a brief stint)….which is ironic because I actually …