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The Best Kitchen Gadget of the 1600s Was a Small, Short-Legged Dog

Turnspit dogs ran in a wheel to keep the spit meat spinning.<p>In the hot, smoky kitchens of 17th-century Europe, you’d find a lot of things you’d never …

Is Dangerous Science Research Kept from the Public? Bill Nye Responds

<b>Taylor Packard:</b> Hey Bill Nye it's Taylor Packard. I was wondering what you think about the censorship of scientific discoveries if the discovery …

Prefab Glass House lets you bring home the spirit of Philip Johnson’s masterpiece

Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House has been reimagined as a prefabricated home—a modern abode you can customize and install almost anywhere you …

Architecture

US ready to 'hand over' the internet's naming system

Dave Lee<p><b>The US has confirmed it is finally ready to cede power of the internet’s naming system, ending the almost 20-year process to hand over a crucial part of the internet's governance.</b><p>The Domain Naming System, DNS, is one of the internet’s most important components.<p>It pairs the easy-to-remember …

Net Neutrality

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Create a killer online portfolio in 10 steps

You might be a talented creative director, an illustrator with amazing drawing techniques or a master of pixel art perfection. But if your portfolio …

The Strange–and Sometimes Secret–Ways Cities Deal With Massive Piles of Snow

Snow in Times Square (Photo: Johan Lange/flickr)<p>After a big snow storm, snow disposal, even in big cities, used to be relatively simple.<p>“We used to …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Do All Roads Lead to Rome? The Answer is Surprisingly Beautiful

Moovel Lab has mapped European and American roadways to Rome, and the result is gorgeous.<p>The saying “all roads lead to Rome” has been used since the Middle Ages, and refers to the fact that the Roman Empire’s roadways radiated outwards from its capital. But does that maxim still apply today, now …

Gorgeous Macro Photos Detail the Beauty of Alien-Like Carnivorous Plants

Through macro photography, Joni Niemel is able to capture the minuscule beauty of things that we might normally miss. The Finnish photographer has recently turned an eye towards the carnivorous plant Drosera, which is more commonly known as a “Sundew” – a moniker referring to the droplets that …

Depth Of Field

SKEYE Nano Drone

At just four centimeters by four centimeters, the SKEYE Nano Drone from Netherlands-based gadget-maker TRNDlabs is presently the smallest consumer quadcopter on the market. Appearing like a prop out of a Honey, I Shrunk the Kids/Star Wars mashup, the SKEYE's design takes cues from its larger …

Drones

Dreamy Black and White Watercolors by Artist Elicia Edijanto | Colossal

<p>There’s an innate relationship between children and the animal kingdom. Our children sing songs about animals, the have toy animals, they have books …

Art

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story

It's official — the popular podcast <i>Serial</i> has surpassed 5 million downloads, making it the fastest podcast of all time to reach this milestone.<p>This …

29 Newborns Who Really Nailed Their First Photo Shoot

(Born) ready for their close-up.

Fire Fighting

Hovering Tree Illusion by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu in Potsdam, Germany | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying this rural intervention (?) created earlier this week by Daniel Siering and Mario Shu in Potsdam, Germany. The duo wrapped a …

Blog in harmony with nature

Antioxidants<p>Green tea - contains a lot of substances which positively influence the brain, blood vessels and maintaining proper body mass. Green tea …

Office Inspiration

Nothing is more inspiring than working in a great office. Letting your creativity flowing around in an enjoyable workspace, is one of the many keys …

Best of the Week: Architecture, Bitcoin, Illustrations and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

All Streets Limited

The poster is 24″ x 36″, and offset printed in two colors on 100lb Finch Opaque Bright White.<p><i>All Streets</i> consists of 240 million individual road …

Articles about project live work home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Richard Cook, a principal at Cook + Fox Architects, surveyed the Near Westside’s inventory of vacant structures and arrived at a...<p>A gut rehab turns a quixotic old building into a model live-work space near Wicker Park.<p>With a sizable portfolio packed with innovative home, restaurant, retail, and …

Architecture

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Home Tours

Why Creativity Thrives In The Dark

Imaginative minds have long appreciated the power of dim lighting. New research confirms that when the lights switch off, something in the brain switches on.<p>Editor’s Note<p>01/01/14<p>Happy New Year! We’re saying good-bye to 2013 by revisiting some of our favorite stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>Great artists …