Derek McLennan

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How to start a zero waste lifestyle

<i>This post is part of Mashable's</i> <i>Spring Cleaning Week</i><i>. Just a little something to distract you from the eternal dread of constantly wiping all those</i> …

Sustainability

The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success

Amazon’s success brings into relief a principle that is sometimes hard to swallow in the design community: Successful design is not necessarily beautiful.<p>Amazon is undoubtedly the most significant force in the digital transformation of commerce: an estimated 44% of all online sales are on Amazon, …

eCommerce

How The Sisters Behind Cult Clothing Brand Rodarte Mastered Fashion And Film

With the release of Woodshock, designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy are expanding their empire.<p>There’s no such thing as a typical look from Rodarte, the independent fashion label founded 11 years ago by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy and beloved by critics and celebrities for its dark, romantic …

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Books

The Most Exciting New Cookbooks for Fall 2017

Summer Fridays are coming to an end, you've had it with ice cream for dinner and yes, admit it, you're ready for a pumpkin spice anything. And with …

Why It’s Never Too Late to Become an Optimist

“We can change our levels of optimism, even if we practice pessimism for many, many years.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Which morning activity increases your</i> …

'Life' Chest Of Drawers Made Of A Centuries-Old Oak Tree

Zagreb-based designer Hrvoje Vulama created “Life”, an original chest of drawers developed from a centuries-old oak tree. The majority of treatment …

Woodworking

Misty Peak Teas has redesigned the shape of the puer tea bing.

Puer was the first tea. It is the most drank tea in the world, and tea is the most drank beverage in the world next to water. It’s history dates back …

Bing

30 Beautiful Thanksgiving Pumpkin Decorations For Your Home

There is no Thanksgiving without pumpkins as they are a real symbol of this cozy family holiday. Get a pile of pumpkins and decorate your table, …

Decorations

Japanese Retailer MUJI Presents Three Mini Huts

Aficionados of MUJI love the brand’s minimalist design, based on the Japanese concept of “<i>su,</i>” which means plain or unadorned. Now the lifestyle …

Avant-garde

9 Decorating Ideas to Steal from Joanna Gaines

We've heard a lot of haters complain that Joanna Gaines (the decorator half of <i>Fixer Upper</i>, HGTV's hit home renovation show based in Waco, Texas) …

Home Improvement

Totally Floored: The Best Under $100 Rugs We Found This Week

It's a wide world of shopping out there on the web, filled with a lot of great and not-so-great rugs but things can get pricey fast. If you're on the …

Home Decorating

5 Meal Prep Upgrades So You Can Have Healthier Lunches All Week

Lee Tilghman makes some of the best lunches on Instagram. These are her tips for prepping like a pro.<p>It's noon, and you're staring into your work fridge, hoping that if you blink hard enough, a more exciting lunch will appear. Spoiler alert: It won't. But, if you could turn back time, you would've …

Healthy Eating

Shuji Kobayashi Photography

Intimacy and sensuality through the lens of Japanese photographer Shuji Kobayashi.When looking at Shuji Kobayashi’s photographs you may notice it’s …

Photography

42 Dinner Ideas If You're Trying To Cut Back On Meat Or Dairy

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11 Free Apps I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

This is not your typical list of must have photography apps — no Snapchat, Instagram, or Photoshop here. Although you might not have heard of many of …

Apps

Winifred Knights (1899-1947); Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures – review

The London painter <b>Winifred Knights</b> (1899-1947) was barely 20 when critics first called her a genius. At 21, she became the first woman to win the Prix de Rome for her painting <i>The Deluge</i>. This is still the work for which she is best known, but when it appeared in Fighting History at Tate Britain …

Black Mirror

Mom Documents the Incredible Bond Between Her Son and His Two Giant Dogs

The relationship between a boy and his dog is a special one—as the tiny human grows up, he and his canine companion approach the world with the same sense of wonder. And with two dogs, the fun and excitement is doubled. Stasha Becker (aka @northwestmommy) proves this through her photos showing the …

New York City

Trunk bombs: South Africa's elephant street art – in pictures

South African graffiti artist Falko One’s street art project, <i>Once Upon a Town</i>, sees lively elephant murals storming the walls of neglected neighbourhoods. “I want to make people happy,” he says. “The aim is for these communities to feel pride. The happiness in the form of the bright colours must …

South Africa

10 Coffee Table Books You’ll *Actually* Want to Read

Ahhhh, the wonderful world of apartment decorating. There are <i>tons</i> of DIY wall art ideas, home paint trends and DIY home decor projects out there, but how many of them can you actually fit in a small apartment? If there’s one thing we’ve learned from minimalists, it’s that everything in your life …

Book yourself a paper profit by investing in rare literary treasures

The main reason for buying a book should be the pleasure it brings – even if you are considering a purchase as a potential investment.<p>It can seem a …

Mindblowing Fine Art Photography by Martin Stranka

<b>Martin Stranka</b> is a talented 31 years old self taught artist and photographer based in Prague, Czech Republic. Martin uses Canon EOS 5D mark III, he …

Photography

20 Things Only Formerly-Overweight People Know

At the end of every weight loss show, contestants parade across a television studio stage in form-fitting, trendy clothes that show off their new …

Fitness

10 Ways Home Design Improves Quality of Life

While the concept of good design may be difficult to define in just a few words, its core values lie within spaces, buildings and places that work …

A Closer Look at the Impossible I-1 Instant Camera

The Impossible Project made a splash in the world of instant photography last month by announcing the I-1, the first new instant camera for the film …

Japanese artist's beautiful macabre tattoos

<b>Black cherry blossoms, ravens, severed heads and war demons - Japanese tattoo artist Gakkin isn't afraid to incorporate macabre elements into his tattoos, turning them into delicate and beautiful works of art.</b><p>In fact he's known for it - combining eroticism with beauty.<p>"I'm not a painter but a …

Art