Darren Conole

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The World’s Most Beautiful Restaurants

New eateries where the food is as splendid as the décor are joining the ranks of establishments well worth traveling for<p>LES HARAS, a restaurant that opened a year ago in the French city of Strasbourg, close to the German border, has none of the gold leaf and marble that has long defined gastronomic …

Dining Rooms

Liang Shi Restaurant, Beijing

In the last 10 years, Beijing’s 798 art district has been progressively transforming from a quiet epicenter of Chinese contemporary art into a mainstream leisure and tourist spot. In a city where development doesn’t often make aesthetics a top priority, the area has managed to keep its identity as …

Food & Dining

How One Man Designs Some of the World's Best Restaurants

Complete with photos of three of them. Plus: How to light your own space.<p><b>When you go</b> to Per Se or Daniel in New York to taste the work of great chefs like Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud, the first thing you're greeted by at those restaurants is the work of Adam Tihany. He is the interior designer …

PRACOWNIA Club&Restaurant Creatively Simulating a Painter’s Studio

This original restaurant design is called <b>Pracownia</b> (which in Polish means “workshop”) because it was envisioned as a light pastiche of a painter’s …

South American Flavors Shaping Modern Restaurant Design in Copenhagen

A new Copenhagen restaurant recently opened its doors, welcoming international guests in a vivid space inspired by warm-blooded Latin culture and …

Fresh Design for Kessalao Mediterranean Take Away Restaurant in Bonn

Beethoven’s hometown – the German city of Bonn – is well-known for its historic importance. Now this town is where contemporary design marks its …

Dining at Yakumo Saryo in Meguro-ku, Tokyo

On a cloudy day, we visited Tokyo's quiet suburban neighborhood of Yakumo (which, fittingly enough, translates to "Eight Clouds"). It was a small trek to our final destination in Meguro-ku, which is southwest of the hip Nakameguro and Shibuya areas. After about 15 minutes of walking from the …

Japan

CAD Drafters and Design Industry Trends

The CAD drafter has been a mainstay of the design industry for the last two decades but the growth potential for this career seems limited. According …

The ultimate cookbook collection

Jamie Oliver inspired Penguin's art director to collect cookery books from the past century. He now has more than 600, spilling into every room of his house<p>From Mrs Beeton’s Cookery to Ethelind Fearon’s The Reluctant Cook, John Hamilton's cookery book collection numbers more than 600. Now he has …

Discover

Discover the collection of small appliances, now available on Smeg’s dedicated online store: Sicily is my Love.<p>Welcome to Beijing, the city that …

Top 100 Albums of 1980

Today we unveil the results of Part 1 of our year-long <b>Best of the ’80s</b> feature, an ambitious, year-by-year poll of <b>Slicing Up Eyeballs’</b> readers to …

Play with a 3D CAD program inside this post: This is what the future of software looks like

We’re always telling you about the coolest new technology — but today we’re letting you try some graphically intensive software right inside this article.<p>Mainframe2, an ambitious cloud startup, can turn native Windows apps into cloud-based software that works inside any modern web browser. The …

The Problems With Reinventing CAD Software

For over forty years, the Computer Aided Design (CAD) software market has seen good times. Those are expected to continue in the near future.<p>According to a report by Tech Navio, a research consultancy, the CAD industry is expected to grow at a rate of 8.6 percent over the next three years. This …

Musician, Maker and CAD Whiz 3D Prints His Own Snapfit Electric Guitar on a MakerBot Replicator

Musician and maker, Jon Stevens–also, rather notably, the VP at GrabCAD–has circumvented the guitar market by producing his own …

Hand Lettering by Joao Neves

Joao Neves is an illustrator from Lisbon, Portugal. He specializes in hand made lettering. Check out his style of lettering and some of his best …

Calligraphy

The Science of Stupid: Galileo is Rolling Over in His Grave

So here’s a fine howdy-do for Galileo Galilei: Exactly one day—<i>one flipping day</i>—after the great man’s 450th birthday, on Feb. 15, 2014, a study by …

The Best One Piece of Filmmaking Gear

So your probably on a budget when it comes to filmmaking and you want to know what the one best<p>most versatile piece of equipment is. This all depends …

ARKYD: A Space Telescope for Everyone

<b>Missed the Kickstarter? Pledge during our Grace Period or Join the ARKYD cause at Planetary Resources: www.planetaryresources/kickstarter/</b><p>From all of …

Archaeology technique gives insight into day before death - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

The day before the child’s death was not a pleasant one, because it was not a sudden injury that killed the 10-13 year old child. The child was …

Free Philip K. Dick: Download 13 Great Science Fiction Stories

“Beyond the Door”<p>”Beyond Lies the Wub”<p>“Mr. Spaceship”<p>“Piper in the Woods”<p>“Second Variety”<p>“The Crystal Crypt”<p>“The Defenders”<p>“The Eyes Have It”<p>“The Gun”<p>…

‘Retro’ GIFs Of Anatomical Illustrations

<b>Maria Popova</b> has created useful and informative anatomical GIFs from old-school images.<p><b>Taking drawings from</b> <i>The Sexual Study of the Male and Female</i> …

GIF Animations

Steve McQueen’s First Motorcycle

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>American<br>• Indian<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Style<p>Steve McQueen is one of those men who are forever going to be synonymous with gasoline …

Motorcycles

24 Great Vintage Cameras You Can Still Buy

<i>Last Updated October, 2017: We’ve added additional info on film photography as well as two new cameras. Links and formatting have also been …

Vintage STAR WARS Photo - Warwick Davis and Carrie Fisher

Post-Punk / New Wave Icons Re-imagined as Superheroes

Middle East Airlines vs. Air France: The First Detailed Comparison :: NoGarlicNoOnions: Restaurant, Food, and Travel Stories/Reviews - Lebanon

<b>So, this is how the story all began. I was supposed to come back at 04:30pm onboard Air France, a flight I look forward to since all the planes</b> …

Air France

Alan Turing's Best Productivity Tricks

Alan Turing is one of history's first computer scientists. Not only was he a mathematician, logician, and cryptanalyst, he was also one of the most …

Traces of 'lost village' found in Nottinghamshire

<b>Remains of what archaeologists believe is a "lost village" have been found beneath a Nottinghamshire town.</b><p>Experts say the presence of cobbled surfaces and Medieval pottery found in the Burgage area of Southwell suggests the presence a community that possibly dates from before the Norman …

Archaeology

The Creepy World of Abandoned Asylums

The abandoned asylum, soaked in tragically crazy ghosts, is a staple of the horror genre. And for good reason. These real-life decaying asylums will …