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Can chickpeas prolong orgasm? Yes – but only in LiarTown

It’s the satirical powerhouse for the fake news era. LiarTown’s creator Sean Tejaratchi tells us how he dreamt up cooking with tears, angry cow stamps – and that old Smiths classic Lovely Gary<p>Rodward Manshawl’s crosswords are not easy. Here’s 47 down: “Cockney rhyming slang for excessive banking …

Books

3D-printed smartphone microscope is good enough for scientists

Your smartphone could soon be a fully functional microscope capable of examining samples as small as 1/200th of a millimeter. Australian researchers have developed a clip-on device that requires no external light or power sources to produce a clear picture of microscopic organisms and cells from …

3D Printing

Bobby Houston Farmhouse Makeover - Farmhouse Before and After Photos

Before: Exterior<p>John Gruen<p>The 250-year-old home was both showing its age and reeling from bad additions and upgrades. “In the 18th century, people …

Interior Design

Watch: 6 Illustrator Tricks To Speed Up Your Graphic Design Workflow

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Tom of design agency Satori Graphics has published a seven-minute tutorial sharing six Illustrator …

Graphic Design

Miller Hull clads Washington fire station in red cedar and black metal

American firm The Miller Hull Partnership has completed a firehouse in the Pacific Northwest with large bi-fold glass doors that enable a quick exit …

Incorporated

A striking sawtooth roof tops this net-zero lake house in Canada

Architects Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster have created a gorgeous lakeside home that actually generates as much energy as it uses. Located on the …

Architecture

The Science Lab

The 2-storey property was built as school science laboratory in 1935 but after the main school was demolished in the 1980s, was converted into a recording studio. It was subsequently squatted causing many issues to the neighbours. The owner then converted the property into two self-contained flats …

Architecture

Citgo sign will shine on as part of major Kenmore Square redevelopment

Ends years-long drama<p>Boston’s venerable Citgo sign—and views of it—will be preserved in a major redevelopment in Kenmore Square.<p>Related Beal filed its long-awaited plans last week for several buildings that it acquired from Boston University in late 2016, including 660 Beacon Street, which the …

Boston

Álvaro Siza's Full Personal Archive Released for Free Online Browsing

Álvaro Siza's extensive personal archive of built and unbuilt projects is going online with free access, thanks to the collaboration between three …

Archives

I've Been Making Asian Nachos For Years...and Now Everybody Wants Them

We come across a lot of food trends—yes, like the currently hot Asian nachos. It’s our job to go through them and use years of cooking and eating …

Cooking

One way to play the new tax law: Start an LLC

Spurred by ambiguities in the new tax law, accountants are coming up with novel strategies to help entrepreneurs slash their taxes.<p>One of the most notable provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a 20% deduction for qualified business income from so-called pass-through entities, including S …

Retirement

Watch: How To Convert Low-Res Graphics Into High-Res Using Photoshop

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Before you toss that low-resolution graphic into the trash, YouTube channel PiXimperfect shows you how …

Graphic Design

Ikea and Tom Dixon Collaboration Yields the Delaktig, an "Open Source Furniture" System

Given the popularity of Ikea-hacking, it was inevitable that Ikea would court those who like to modify their furniture. Thus the company has …

Furniture

The Dovecote-Granary / Tiago do Vale Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Dovecote-Granary is a place of serenity and introspection, where one can establish a strong …

Design

10 Home Security Cameras to Keep an Eye on Your Home

Everywhere we looked across the 2018 CES show floor seemed yet another new app-controlled smart home security system. And whether for interior or …

The tricks propagandists use to beat science - MIT Technology Review

Back in the 1950s, health professionals became concerned that smoking was causing cancer. Then, in 1952, the popular magazine <i>Reader’s Digest</i> …

Critical Thinking

This site makes browsing Netflix simple again

Tired of spending more time trying to find something to watch on Netflix than actually watching stuff? Flixable aims to fix that.<p>We've all been there. You sit down for movie night, open Netflix and start looking for something to watch. And you keep looking. And keep looking. And you look until you …

Brick House That Looks Warm Cozy and Inviting

This contemporary house project of Andrew Burges Architects located at North Bondi, Sydney, Australia is featuring not only clever architectural …

Architecture

These Are the Most Popular Netflix Shows by State

For 2017.<p>Though streaming giant Netflix doesn’t release viewer data, thanks to highspeedinternet.com we now have a look at the most-watched shows on Netflix in each U.S. state over the past year. The most popular Netflix show in the U.S. was <i>Orange Is the New Black</i> — leading in 15 states — beating …

Fuller House

House 1219

Organized as a series of small chapels, House 1219 is largely influenced by the Spanish soil on which it sits. The house is designed as a single …

10 Incredible Typography Artists You Should Know

Typography is everywhere. It’s found on street signs, in the subway, on posters, in magazines, and of course, the Internet. It may sound a little invasive, but most typefaces you see around you have been carefully designed with an aim to express a specific feeling, brand identity, or to help …

Typography

Low-Budget Urban Garden Uses Local Materials to Bring Quito's Community Together

The social design from Natura Futura Arquitectura for a greenhouse in the warm subtropical climate of Nayón, Ecuador, the proposal approaches the use …

Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Brooks + Scarpa Among Winners of 2018 AIA Institute Honor Awards

Seventeen projects chosen by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) have been selected for this year’s Institute Honor Awards for Architecture, …

Zhujiadian B&B School / Land-Based Rationalism D-R-C

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project is a B&B, also a school to teach how to build a B&B. These new buildings locate in front of …

D'outros Tipos: Graffiti and Typography Magic by João Pereira

Happy Friday, all! We're delighted to feature this charming street art project perfectly blending two passion areas of the talented João Pereira …

Lessons from a 1980s New York party girl and Warhol muse

Photographed by everyone from Robert Mapplethorpe, Steven Klein, and Mario Testino to Annie Leibovitz, Michel Comte, and Bill King, to name just a few, Dianne Brill was at the very heart and soul of the New York scene in the 1980s and 90s as a creative coterie of artists, musicians, and writers …

Andy Warhol

7 Myths in Architectural Detailing that Are Changing in the Digital Age

The recent availability of automated design and production techniques is changing the development of building details. With parametric and …

Our Favorite Practical Advice for Working Industrial Designers from 2017

In 2017 we were lucky enough to have both Tim Prestero and his team at Design That Matters as well as Eric Strebel of Botzen Design share some great …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Fishing

The Life and Art of Paul Klee

Paul Klee (1879-1940) was a Swiss-born German artist who was one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His abstract work was varied and …