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These Trash Can Bouquets Will Take Your Breath Away

New Yorkers have been noticing a spate of breathtaking flowers popping up of late — and it has nothing to do with Spring. Lewis Miller Design, a floral and event design and decoration firm, has been committing random acts of flowers around NYC, much to the delight of local citizens. These "flower …

illustrations and embroideries by Bel Barcellos

Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

This fantastic nonfiction from 2015 is still worth discovering and pondering today.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I curate weekly for its subscribers. This is my annual attempt to bring some …

Journalism

You Gonna Finish That? What We Can Learn From Artworks In Progress

How does an artist know when a work is finished? Sometimes it's a deliberate decision. Other times, the decision is made by fate or circumstance. Now, an extensive exhibition at The Met Breuer Museum in Manhattan is exploring great works of unfinished art.<p>The Unfinished show has an intriguing …

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23 Photos Of What Women Really Look Like Around The World

Three years ago, photographer Sara Melotti was working as a fashion photographer — shooting tall, waifish model after tall, waifish model. It was …

“Sisters of the Valley” - a photographic series documenting a pair of weed-harvesting nuns by Shaughn Crawford and John DuBois via Booooooom

“Sisters of the Valley” - a photographic series documenting a pair of weed-harvesting nuns by Shaughn Crawford and John DuBois

Articles about 27 pools dive on Dwell.com - Dwell

At first, boatbuilder turned furniture designer may sound odd, but as you think about it, it makes more and more sense.<p>Get ready to dive into warmer weather with these refreshing modern pools.<p>As one of today’s most sought after designers, Patricia Urquiola has produced a wide range of work that …

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Photo Sharing is Hurting Our Enjoyment of Life, Study Finds

Smartphones and social networks have made snapping and sharing photos extremely easy to do, allowing us to preserve our memories and broadcast our …

The Pope, Lonely on the Internet

Francis says the Internet is undermining people’s relationships, and the media isn't helping.<p>Of all the media’s favorite blood sports, media criticism has to rank near the top. No one can fret about digital technology like the journalists who seem surgically attached to their smartphones. But the …

Loneliness

The psychology of emojis

I have a confession to make: I’m a grown woman who peppers pretty much every text and social media post I send with smileys, hearts, stars and various other decorations.<p>Emojis have taken over my communication—and I’m far from alone. According to Swyft Media, 74 percent of people in the U.S. …

Social Media

The Taking Of The Media

The Awl’s John Herrman brings us his take on Takes, the online media phenomenon wherein nearly every single outlet that produces “content” finds …

The World According to a Facebook User

<b>Is the Internet slowly dragging us back to the time when humanity considered itself the center of the Universe?</b><p><i>Excerpt from the chapter “Generation</i> …

These Tajikistan tent views are beyond epic

TAJIKISTAN — a country where 93% of the land is covered by mountains — isn’t a place you hear a lot about. But Russian photographer Oleg Grigoryev’s …

This tiny colony in Argentina doesn’t believe in Spanish, tango, or soccer (PHOTOS)

LA PAMPA, Argentina — It’s Argentina, but you won’t hear much Spanish or tango music, or see any “futbol” in this village.<p>It’s nothing quite like the …

South America

Evolution of Photography: Exposures Versus Keepers

Photographer Mason Resnick created this humorous (but perhaps painfully true?) graphic about how photography has changed since the days of …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Beatles’ 1960 Bathroom Tapes: The 5 Best Tracks

“Matchbox”<p>That's George Harrison singing, and it's always interesting to note how expressive his vocals could be, and his guitar playing as well, in …

The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

The massively popular Instagrammer who follows his girlfriend around the world just got married, and the pictures are stunning

<b>In 2012, the world fell in love with the Instagram account of a woman leading her photographer boyfriend around the world.</b><p><b>Moscow-based Murad Osmann and his girlfriend, Natalia Zakharova, filled their Instagram accounts with gorgeous travel photos of rice fields in Bali, the streets of Barcelona,</b> …

Weddings

Earth & Sky Photo Contest winners capture jaw-dropping auroras and star trails

Auroras, the clouds of the Milky Way and trails of stars shine overhead in the remarkable photos chosen as winners of the 6th International Earth & …

Spring. My spring starts here.

How To Connect With Anyone

Love doesn't discriminate, let's celebrate love #CelebrateTheLove

25 Must-See Wedding Photos From 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we can confidently say that this has been an amazing year for wedding photography.<p>We've scoured wedding blogs, Pinterest and reached out to talented photographers across the country and around the world to compile the very best wedding photos of 2014. Below are 25 of our …

Top 10 food markets in Europe

Photograph: Wilkes McDermid / ©Wilkes888 Photography/©Wilkes888 Photography<p>Pizza at Born & Raised. Photograph: Wilkes McDermid/Wilkes888 Photography<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/27/1417085098866/17802f8e-0b6f-4614-945a-6cb5cb1a91f2-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

The top 10 words invented by writers

‘Authorisms’ – neologisms coined by authors which have entered the wider language – have been enriching English for centuries. From Shakespeare to Joseph Heller, <b>Paul Dickson</b> selects his favourites<p>I have long been interested in words but most specifically in the question of how a coinage makes it …