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The 50 best podcasts of 2018

<b>2 Dope Queens</b><br>Comedy panel hit<p>Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams’s podcast is a perfect storm of comedy and representation, with the two US comedians hanging out with their mostly female, often non-white and LGBT guests to chat “race, gender, sex, and other less serious topics”. Recorded in front …

Comedy

10 best new web design tools for January

If you work in the world of web design, whether that be in a studio or working from home, it's vital to keep up-to-date with the latest industry …

No DIY Degree Needed: Useful Things Anyone Can Make From Scratch

You don't have to be some DIY genius or have a ton of supplies or tools to save money by making your own things. This list of easy-to-make projects …

This DIY Solar-Powered Steam Generator Can Reach 250 Celsius

<b>Editorial note:</b> This is one of the many cool projects to come out of the POC21 conference where 100 eco-hackers gathered in a French castle to brainstorm ways to improve the world.<p>Around 25% of the total energy used in industrialized countries is consumed as heat, much of it generated by burning …

Build the Life-Sized Object of Your Dreams with Giant LEGO Bricks for Adults

Anyone who's ever played with LEGO bricks knows there's something magical about assembling sophisticated structures and displays from a pile of individual pieces of plastic. Now, adults can have the same fun with EverBlock, a new modular building system of oversized blocks capable of forming …

How to Beat the Twisted Psychology of Busyness

You actually have more free time than you think.<p>A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, …

Time Management

Impressive 3D Street Art Created with Recycled Materials

Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, aka Bordalo II, uses mixed media to create his own interpretations of the urban landscape and environment. He often composes his works using various found items that he merges together into beautiful forms. In that sense, his street art is unique because it …

Crows: Officially smarter than children

We know that crows are capable of some pretty complex problem solving. Earlier this year, we saw a crow figure out how to complete an eight-step puzzle to retrieve food, demonstrating the supreme reasoning capability of corvids.<p>That crow, however, had already been shown each of the steps. Not in …

University of California

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with.” Samuel Johnson similarly contended that “a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly to it.” And yet some of history’s most successful and …

Why We Ignore the Obvious: The Psychology of Willful Blindness

<i>“Keep your baby eyes (which are the eyes of genius) on what we don’t know,”</i> pioneering investigative journalist Lincoln Steffens wrote in a beautiful 1926 letter of life-advice to his baby son. And yet the folly of the human condition is precisely that we can’t know what we don’t know — as E.F. …

WOODi Clothes Drying Rack

Whether you want to save energy by hanging your clothes up to dry or you just want want to make them last longer, you need a place to do so. WOODi, …

Cleaning

Chen Chen & Kai Williams Creative Carpet Designs

Collaborating with luxury carpet manufacturer Tai Ping, Chen Chen & Kai Williams created a series of four carpets that stopped me in my tracks. I …

Design

Daniel Spoerri - Grass Sofa, 1985-93

‘Layers and Reflections’ by Autumn de Wilde

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 16 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

Memo Pad That Looks Like a Block of Wood

It’s interesting to me that this new memo pad from Appree resemble a block of wood, the same block of wood that was probably used to make them. You …

Furniture

Beautifully Detailed Drawings Burnt into Pieces of Wood

Eben Cavanagh Rautenbach, artistically known as LeRoc, uses a soldering iron to create detailed illustrations on pieces of wood. This art of decorative burning is called pyrography or pyrogravure. When LeRoc first became interested in pyrography, he started drawing with only a lighter, a nail and a …

Mind-Bending iPad App Channels M.C. Escher

Co.Design gets an early look at Monument Valley, an Escher-esque computer game set for release next year.<p>Sixty years after creating landmark works like <i>Relativity</i>, M.C. Escher’s impossible architecture continues to bend our minds. But what if Escher were around today? Would he still work in …

iPad Apps

5 Animals That Look Like Lady Gaga

Wildlife<p><b>So theatrical, so blazing with color, so much larger than life—are we talking about Lady Gaga or a sea slug?</b><p>Despite being one of the most creatively outfitted performers of all time, Lady Gaga has some competition in the animal world. Nature’s show-stoppers include everything from insects …

24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

Interior Design

How To: Self-Watering Seed Starter Pots

Make a wooden clamp, effective and simple to make.

Medicinal Plants and Herbal Remedies

You’d think the daughter of an herb farmer would naturally use herbal remedies to treat and prevent illness, right? Well, I do now, but that wasn’t …

Tellas brings abstract, nature inspired art to city streets - The Fox Is Black

Digging through Flickr the other day I came across the art of Tellas, a street artist from Italy. What I love about his work is the natural feeling …

Doublefaced: Sebastian Bieniek Creates Unsettling Two-Faced Portraits with Makeup | Colossal

<p>I’ll be honest in that I’m not quite sure what’s going on here. Created by Berlin-based artist Sebastian Bieniek, Doublefaced is an ongoing series …