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5 Rules That Will Make You Instantly Suck Less at Design

Even amateurs can and should master the basics of design, insists this pro.<p>As Jason Putorti, former lead designer at company Mint.com, once memorably put it, great design can seem like magic pixie dust sprinkled over a product, instantly transforming a so-so experience into something …

Craving Analog in a Digital World: Why Vinyl, Film, and Old-School Experiences Are Making a Comeback

“That consistent narrative of disruption, especially for a generation that’s grown up with it as the norm, leaves us wanting something to hold</b> …

Film Photography

Digital vs. analog: Vinyl is making a comeback, but is it actually better?

Sometimes, you don't know there's wide disagreement or a debate over something until, suddenly, there is. Such is the case with reader opinions on music encoded digitally or on vinyl.<p>On Tuesday, The Times published an op-ed article exploring millennials' embrace of the heretofore obsolete vinyl …

Special Education

Record sales: vinyl hits 25-year high

LP sales up by 53% on 2015 after deaths of many music greats throughout the year and a trend for returning to ‘tangible music’<p>Sales of vinyl in 2016 reached a 25-year high as consumers young and old have once again embraced physical formats of music.<p>More than 3.2m LPs were sold last year, a rise of …

Albums

You Really Need to Hear Lady Gaga Sing Led Zeppelin

Holy shit.<p>A little history lesson for those who want to write off Lady Gaga: Having learned piano at the age of four, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta was just 11-years-old when she was accepted into Juilliard, the prestigious Manhattan private performing arts school. Instead, she chose to attend …

Day In The Life: Financial Habits of A Debt-Free Millennial

<i>Ever wonder what the life of an up-and-coming entrepreneur or a CEO really looks like? Considering a leap to a startup? Or just curious about the day-to-day of someone navigating her way in a different industry? Women@Forbes’ new “Day In The Life” series gives an insider’s view of what these women</i> …

Why I love... Nao

There is a marked brittleness to her sweet voice, which hits beautiful dips when you least expect it<p>There are songs that crash into your brain and take up residence, often without your permission. These earworms – think novelty hits belatedly dubbed “song of the summer” – are often terrible. But my …

15 Reasons Why You Should Go to Iceland On Your Next Vacation

Consider this your must-see list.<p>There are plenty of practical reasons why Iceland is a great place to travel. You can fly there in less than six hours from the East Coast, the dollar remains strong against the Icelandic krona, and it's an easy layover on your way to Europe. But even if all those …

John Paul White: Beulah review – spectacularly gloomy and bitter

Following the very public disintegration of the Civil Wars in 2012, John Paul White returns with a set of beautifully composed, utterly self-absorbed modern country songs<p>Few bands have imploded in public in recent years quite as unexpectedly as the Civil Wars. There was a moment, around five years …

Kraftwerk covers released on limited edition glow-in-the-dark vinyl

<i>Originally posted on The Vinyl Factory</i><b>Kraftwerk? Ja bitte!</b>Psych and shoegaze outpost Sonic Cathedral has released a limited edition glow-in-the-dark …

New Music

How 2 Brothers Are Giving Nashville a New Kind of Cool, One Burger Joint and Mini Golf Course at a Time

The Goldbergs are making their mark--and putting the Music City on the map for non-country fans--with a mini empire of eccentric establishments.<p>When siblings Ben and Max Goldberg left Nashville, their hometown of nearly 15 years, to attend college out of state, they grew accustomed to hearing jokes …

The Peculiar Sadness of Going to a Music Festival Alone: A Photo Essay

Going solo to Primavera Sound left me without a source of external validation, except for my Snapchat followers.<p>I've never been good at making commitments. I can hardly finish a novel, let alone agree to attend a five-day music festival in a foreign country. But after spending a non-refundable …

How Smiths’ ‘The Queen Is Dead’ Married High Wit, Heavy Drama

The Eighties were a banner decade for British music, with one perma-classic after another – New Order’s <i>Technique</i>, the Stone Roses’ debut, the Jesus …

Nordic Beauty: A Brooklyn Townhouse Reinvented with Style—and Restraint

Commissioned to overhaul an 1840s Brooklyn brownstone for a Swedish-American family of four, architects Solveig Fernlund (who also happens to be …

Diamond Atelier BMW Mark II Series Motorcycle

Developed in collaboration with BMW Motorrad designer Julian Weber, the Diamond Atelier BMW Mark II Series Motorcycle puts a charismatic spin on the …

Motorcycles

A tale of ice and fire: touring East Iceland

This summer, new flights from the UK to Egilsstaðir, East Iceland, bring this region of volcanoes and fjords within easy reach<p>Denni Karlsson and I are standing by a glacial river as it hammers through a rocky gorge. Beside us is a wooden crate, the size of an old tea chest. It sits on two slender …

Spend Valentine's Day with A Giant Black Heart at This Exhibit

Aïda Ruilova explores death and eroticism at "The Pink Palace."<p>Aïda Ruilova’s new show at Marlborough Chelsea, <i>The Pink Palace</i>, would make for an interesting first date. To begin with, there’s an enormous black heart in the center of it. For Ruilova’s first foray into large-scale inflatable …

Found Fallen Tree Branch is Repurposed into Beautifully Unconventional Shelving

Sebastian Errazuriz's one-of-a-kind shelving unit called <i>Bilbao</i> proves that inspiration can come from simply stepping outside your front door. Created using a found tree branch, the artist retrieved the fallen limb from a Santiago street and took it back to his workshop. There, he twisted, turned, …

Longbranch Cabin

You'd think that a 14-square-foot bunk house that's been expanded multiple times over decades would be a bit of an architectural disaster. But the …

Architizer

How to make your turntable sound better than ever: Upgrade your cartridge

You invested in a nice turntable, but if you're still using the cartridge that came with it, you're not hearing how amazing vinyl can sound. Maybe it's about time to check out something better, like the new Grado Reference Series Platinum 2 phono cartridge. Like all of the company's cartridges, …

The Unauthorized 'Portlandia' Lover’s Guide to Portland

Get to know Portland, Oregon by shamelessly stalking Portlandia co-star and co-creator Carrie Brownstein’s social feeds.<p>Most celebrities live in L.A. …

The Monumental Painting That's Breaking Boundaries in Raleigh

Artist Sarah Cain is making moves in the art world with her largest on-site work yet.<p>"It’s an absolutely insane way to work that most people wouldn’t do," explains Sarah Cain of her painting practice in the week leading up to her solo exhibition, "The Imaginary Architecture of Love," on view at the …

Art

Take a Stunning Aerial Tour of Iceland—By Drone

Photographer Enrico Pescantini's stunning drone photographs of Iceland will make you want to plan a trip immediately.<p>Seljalandsfoss<p>Jökulsárlón

Architizer

Cumberland Street Townhouse

Just a few steps from being condemned, the Cumberland Street Townhouse by Ensemble Architecture is a great example of a rehab gone right. As a result …

Articles about texas couple builds their cast place concrete dream home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.<p>Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.<p>Inside the artful, beachy retreat Filmmaker Jess Bianchi and …

Articles about copenhagen expat crafts scandinavian inspired apartment sauna montreal on Dwell.com - Dwell

An innate design sensibility shines through a furniture showroom when the proprietor and her family live upstairs.<p>A clever design team brings a dash of Scandinavian style to a Danish executive’s flat in a renovated Montreal triplex.<p>Created by Integrated Development, this small-lot development that …

Tesco wants you to buy vinyl records with your milk

Music headlines are often dominated by which albums are (or aren't) on popular streaming services, but an older music format is quietly making a comeback: vinyl. After the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) announced that annual UK album record sales passed the one-million mark last year, Tesco …

Moonlight Cabin

Small space, big plans. The Moonlight Cabin by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects is an environmentally friendly getaway overlooking the ocean in …