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Coachella 2016: 5 Ways to Follow Along on Flipboard

Coachella Weekend 1 is here and officially kicks off “festival season” in the United States. If you’re lucky enough to be going to the event, you’re looking at a Guns & Roses reunion, LCD Soundsystem’s return from retirement, a surprise performance from Kesha and more music than is humanly possible …

10 Great Modern Punk Bands

From politically minded upstarts to resurgent underground vets, these bands are redefining a protean movement<p>Since 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of …

Entertainment

Snapshots: Saint Étienne's urban doodler with a sense of humour

The street artist known as Oak Oak uses the urban elements of his home town of Saint-Étienne, an old industrial town in France, to create humorous, site-specific art. “What I like about street art is that you can find somewhere to draw anywhere and it is a surprise for the people who find it,” he …

The French Cable Box Is A Piece Of Modern Art

If you’re jealous, blame Yves Béhar.<p>Baguettes. The Louvre. Kisses so good they can give you an STD. The French have designed life right. And it stems all the way to their cable boxes.<p>Whereas you and I pay $100+ a month for an Xfinity machine that just displays the time and an obnoxious blue LED, …

Paper Now Autotunes Your Whiteboard Sketches To Look Like A Million Bucks

An update to Fiftythree’s preeminent iPad sketching app beautifies freehand flowcharts like no other.<p>Fiftythree’s Paper is an app that made iPad sketching great. Then it made iPad coloring great. Then it introduced a stylus that made iPad styluses great. Then it made sketching with other people …

Nuimo: A Universal Dial For The Internet Of Things

Ever wish your Nest thermostat could control the rest of your house?<p>Right now, the smartphone is the universal remote to the Internet of things. Whether you’re flicking on your Philips Hue smartlights, queuing up a Spotify playlist on your stereo, or setting the temperature on your Nest, it’s all …

Applying The Addictive Psychology Of Slot Machines To App Design

The secret to slot machines’ addictiveness can be reduced to a few basic psychological principles.<p>Slot machines were once an afterthought on casino floors, where table games were the real action, but as Andrew Thompson details in a piece on the <i>Verge</i>, slots have come to represent the majority of …

Discover Music Through Colors On This New Site

With every digital service trending towards algorithmic personalization, including music listening services like Spotify, Last.fm, and iTunes, some people are beginning to miss the days of randomly discovering a a great album in a record store bin. A new website, Predominant.ly, is trying to pump …

Tom Sachs Shows His Bizarre Boomboxes In New Retrospective Show

In the past, artist and designer Tom Sachs has built a McDonald’s out of wood and office furniture out of phone books, to name just a few of his wacky art projects. In 2012, he created a massive installation simulating a trip to Mars, taking up the entirety of the Armory building.<p>Often, these shows …

This Drone Ambulance Is Totally Wild, And Totally Inevitable

Want to get an ambulance through urban environments faster? Give it propellers and space for one passenger.<p>In emergencies, seconds count. An estimated 1,000 “saveable” lives are lost a year because of slow emergency response in the nation’s biggest cities. But in traffic-jammed urban environments, …

Can Better Apartment Design Help You Find Love?

Need to find a spouse? Try installing a stripper pole in your living room.<p>Such is the thinking behind the design of one Tokyo-based real estate company’s latest developments, <i>konkatsu</i> or “marriage hunting” apartments. Developer Rintaro Kikuchi believes the cure for Japan’s legions of unhappy singles …

24 Clever Ideas Inside Virgin’s New Hotel

It’s the little things.<p>It’s the little things, and anyone who’s flown Virgin America knows it: the calming purple mood lighting, the food and drink orders you can place electronically from your seats, the entertaining safety video, the ticket stubs that are 50% smaller than the obnoxious industry …

A Secret Design Studio Hides Inside This 100-Year-Old Dutch Tower

Created by i29 interior architects, the Room on the Roof is designed to inspire artists with panoramic views of old Amsterdam.<p>Located in Amsterdam’s Dam Square, the De Bijenkorf department store was first built in 1909 as a gorgeously cresselated neo-gothic structure pierced by a distinctive …

PRINT ISN'T DEAD Magazine

Bright and beautiful, PRINT ISN’T DEAD is a brand new magazine dedicated to and honoring those who still work on paper. Inside, interviews and features are bolstered by smaller articles, art and a thorough directory. An extension of People of Print—a design site recognizing the same—the print …

Design

Radiohead Update PolyFauna App with New Music, Visuals

Earlier this year, Radiohead premiered their PolyFauna app, described by frontman Thom Yorke as a project coming "from an interest in early computer-life experiments and the imagined creatures of our subconscious". By combining imagery and sounds from <i>The King of Limbs</i> sessions - more specifically, …

See 43 Years Of Nike Sneaker Evolution In “The Genealogy Of Innovation” Video

Nike has more than four decades of being on people’s feet, but the way those shoes have looked has changed a lot since the brand’s birth in 1971.<p>That’s something that the company is keen to celebrate in its “Genealogy of Innovation” campaign, an ongoing document of the various phases of the …

Nicholas Felton Had 95,000 Conversations Last Year And Mapped Each One

Life quantification pioneer Nicholas Felton’s latest annual report is his most ambitious to date.<p>For the last nine years, Nicholas Felton–who you may know best for inspiring the Facebook timeline or creating the life-logging app Reporter–has been recording some aspect of almost every moment of his …

Digital Makeup Turns This Woman Into Living CGI

With just a small kit of powder, mascara, colored pencils, and paint, makeup can turn people into animals, monsters, paintings, and other people entirely. It can make the ugly beautiful, the beautiful ugly, the young old, and the old young.<p>But it’s also messy and time-consuming. The digital makeup …

R.I.P. Skinny Jeans

Hello, overalls!<p>Fashion analysts have called the death of the skinny jean before, but this time around they mean it: Retail sales are flagging, and clothing merchants are increasingly anxious to lure shoppers back into stores.<p>Enter “comfort” trouser styles–one of the only bright spots in women’s …

What I’m Reading: Dezeen’s Marcus Fairs

<i>Voted Architecture Journalist of the Year in 2004, Dezeen Magazine’s founder Marcus Fairs has an intellectual and instinctive love for objects. After</i> …

Concept Bracelet Acts Like A Wallet On Your Wrist

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Tiny, Live-Streaming Wearable Camera Wirelessly Connects To Your Phone

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Microsoft Designs Pants That Wirelessly Charge Mobile Devices

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New Laser Projector Allows High-Quality Video Mapping On Any Surface

technology<p>EMail<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>The Latest<p>AI<p>How Brands Are Helping Customers Discover New Products Along The Purchase Path<p>Yesterday<p>…

KPCB Internet trends 2014

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report includes:<p>1. Key Internet trends showing slowing Internet user growth but strong smartphone, tablet and mobile data traffic growth as well as rapid growth in mobile advertising.<p>2. Emerging positive efficiency trends in education and …

Internet of Things

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Hats<p>The badass way to keep warm when you're faced with miserable blizzard conditions.<p>6 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Best Stuff<p>Whether you’re dipping your …

Migos

Michael Leavitt's Cardboard Kicks

by Eva Glettner<p>Seattle-based Michael Leavitt might be a college dropout (he quit Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute of Art as a freshman, despite his a 4.0 GPA) but that, by no means, has meant he's a failed artist. His "Art Army" project is just that; several handmade, one-off action figures for …

Modern Art

RE:DEFINE

In 2012, 60 Minutes reporter Morley Safer revealed that contemporary art sales had reached $5.5 billion that year from auctions alone. The astonishing number sparked a large debate about the price of art, since its value is mostly based on the informed yet subjective opinions, and oftentimes media …

Art

The Dark: An Illustrated Meditation on Overcoming Fear from Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen

<b>Daniel Handler</b> — beloved author, timelessly heartening literary jukeboxer — is perhaps better-known by his pen name <b>Lemony Snicket</b>, under which he pens his endlessly delightful children’s books. In fact, they owe much of their charisma to the remarkable creative collaborations Snicket spawns, from <i>13</i> …