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A Warehouse in Brussels Becomes a Modern Loft

SHSH Architecture + Scenography took an old storage warehouse in Brussels and turned one floor of it into a modern loft with an art studio for a …

5 Predictions About the Future of Coffee

FWx took the stage at last weekend's South by Southwest Interactive conference to explore the future of coffee technology, with F&W Deputy Digital …

Blue Bottle Coffee and the Difficult, Pleasurable DIY Brand Experience

In the creation of experiences for brands, ease is a common theme. In much the same way as you wouldn’t usually advise a brand to go with an …

Make It Your Own: Dalla Corte’s EVO2 Blackboard Espresso Machine Contest Invites Artists to Compete for $500 at SCAA

Registration is open for artists who would like to try their hand imagining a creative design in chalk on Dalla Corte’s EVO2 Blackboard Espresso …

Coffee

Storing coffee? Step away from the fridge

Australians might be regulars at our local cafes, but an awful lot of us prefer a home brew. If you're in the latter camp, the key to a perfect cup …

What Is Craft Coffee?

2014 Creative Commons photo by AJ Leon of a Kalita brew at Fuglen Tokyo.<p>Terminology integrity issues abound in the coffee world. Consider generic, …

A History of Coffee in 10 Buzzwords

Of the world’s three most popular hot beverages, coffee is the youngest, with a history about one-third as long as those of hot chocolate or tea. …

25 Insanely Cute Cafés We Could Totally Live In

A cozy café is pretty much the ultimate happy place. Whether you're people-watching, catching up with friends, or bent over your laptop dutifully …

WhatSim Lets You Chat All Over The World

Traveling internationally is one of the greatest experiences you can ever have… except when it comes to staying connected with your phone. We’re all …

Apps

Why a mysterious black briefcase follows the US president everywhere

According to Bill Gulley, a former director of the White House Military Office, the ubiquitous Football does not contain a doomsday red-button keypad but rather these four items:<p>a 75-page black book of retaliatory nuclear-strike options printed in black and red ink<br>• another black book with a list of …

Andrews Air Force Base

Why Fax Won’t Die

As long as some continue to insist on faxes, companies keep working to make sending a fax feel like you’re not sending a fax at all.<p>When OrderSnapp, a company that helps restaurants take orders online, works with its clients, it lets them choose how they want to be notified about incoming orders. …

The Story Behind World War II's Most Famous Photograph

One day in late February of 1945, TIME correspondent Robert Sherrod cabled his editors a report about what had occurred on the island of Iwo Jima …

KFC Introduces Edible Cookie Coffee Cups in the UK

Today, KFC unveiled a completely novel concept that could impact coffee consumers and chicken bucket enthusiasts everywhere: Edible coffee cups. <i>Metro UK</i> released the news this morning, noting that the cups — which are called Scoffee cups — are made out of cookies shaped like cups that have been …

5G researchers manage record connection speed

<b>Record-breaking speeds have been achieved during tests of 5G data connections, scientists have said.</b><p>Researchers at the University of Surrey's 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) managed one terabit per second (Tbps) - many thousands of times faster than current data connections.<p>The head of the 5GIC said he …

This Will Be the World's Largest Plane

A sneak peek of Paul Allen's enormous Stratolaunch plane.<p>The first images of the Stratolaunch airplane system have emerged, courtesy of KGET in Bakersfield, and the thing is just as massive we imagined. Bringing the enormous aircraft to fruition is not a done deal, but it's a good sign that the …

Aerospace

Italy's Epic Treehouse Apartments Fulfill Everyone's Childhood Dreams

Treehouses used to be total kid territory, but now adults are taking them over in the coolest housing trend around.<p>The best example we've seen of these "adult" treehouse apartments is in Turin, Italy, where one apartment building stands out like a <i>green</i> thumb. Designed by architect Luciano Pia, the …

What Would Happen To Your Body In Space Without A Spacesuit?

Have you ever wondered what might happen to your body in space without a spacesuit? Is it really as dramatic as the movies make it out to be? Would …

Space Exploration

47 Porches and Patios We'd Love to Relax On

Grab a drink and a book and make your outdoor space your favorite escape with these decorating ideas.<p>Grab a drink and a book and make your outdoor space your favorite escape with these design ideas.

Landscaping

10 Cleaning Tasks You Can Totally Tackle in 5 Minutes

Because that's really all the extra time you have anyway, right?<p><b>1. Fill your dishwasher with everything but dishes.</b> Plastic toys, soap dishes, plastic hairbrushes, and more can get clean in dishwasher — zero effort required. Take a lap around your house and gather the stuff you rarely (err, never?) …

5 Spots With The Clearest Waters In The World

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Marjan Lazarevski</i><p>How many times have you visited a beach or a lake, only to be tragically disappointed by the murkiness of the water? Sure, you could go for a swim in there if you <i>really</i> wanted, but there's no way of knowing if whatever brushed your leg was seaweed, …

Fish