Jamila Cook

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How to Turn a Thrift Store Skirt into a Party Dress

B+C readers, if you haven’t learned by now, I am a huge fan of repurposing thrift store finds. Thrift stores are so cheap and carry items that have so much potential. (And it’s worth noting that they also have a lot of amazing things that don’t need any DIYing.) We came across this basic black maxi …

Sewing

How to Make a Disco Ball-Inspired Skirt

Christmas is basically over (sorry y’all), and it’s time to start thinking about one of the most magical nights of the year — New Year’s Eve. If you are a little tight on money due to holiday cheer (and amazing after-Christmas sales), we suggest you DIY your NYE outfit. Now if you haven’t realized, …

Chemicals

The biggest fashion news stories of 2015

The landscape of fashion can change enormously in the space of a year. 2015 saw a number of high-profile designers depart their prestigious positions of power – it all began with Raf Simons, whose resignation from Dior sent ripples through the industry and caused many to question whether or not he …

Kanye West

Stylist Lisa Deines Has a Passion for Menswear, Music, and Muji Socks

Welcome to Style Crush, a new biweekly feature that shines a light on LA's best-dressed rising stars.<p>The fact that OC native Lisa Deines doesn't shy away from garments with traditionally a masculine edge comes honestly; the self-proclaimed tomboy busied herself with sports—specifically …

Karl Lagerfeld

6 Hot Winter Outfits to Wear on a First Date

First dates are nerve-wracking enough without throwing style into the equation. A thousand thoughts go through your head during those pre-date hours, like “What if we run out of things to talk about?,” “What if this person is boring?,” and, of course, “What the heck am I going to wear?” Pulling …

Clothing

Tracing Guy Bourdin’s secret nature obsession

In the world of fashion photography, there are few names as renowned as that of Guy Bourdin. The French image-maker, best known for his hyper-saturated, sexually-charged fashion photography, is currently being honoured in an exhibition entitled <i>Avant-Garde</i> at the Fotografiska Museet in Stockholm. To …

Fashion Photography

Women’s Problems And Everyday Lives In Hilariously Honest Comics

Sarah C. Anderson takes a funny look at what it's like to be a modern woman in her web-comic “Sarah's Scribbles.” Anderson graduated from the …

FLIF is a New Free Lossless Image Format That Raises the Compression Bar

Every so often, a new image format comes to town and attempts to overthrow the established order of how images (and photos) are saved and shared. In …

Breathtaking Photographs Inspired by the Nightmares of Children

For his 1960s project on children’s dreams, legendary photographer Arthur Tress visualizes the subconscious fears of the innocent mind. While working …

The magic of cinema unlocked one man’s coma-bound world

An Alfred Hitchcock film helped to prove one patient had been conscious while in a coma-like state for 16 years. The discovery shows that neuroscience may still have lots to learn from the ancient art of storytelling, says Tom Stafford.<p>If brain injury steals your consciousness then you are in a …

The Brain

New Petzvar 120mm f/4 Lens for the Hasselblad 500 is Made by a Single Man

If you shoot with a Hasselblad 500 series camera, there’s a new lens on the horizon: the Petzvar 120mm f/4. Unlike other lenses, which are designed …

These are the most surprising art history crossovers of NYFW

New York Fashion Week has now drawn to a close. Riccardo Tisci and Marina Abramović paid their respects to 9/11, Marc Jacobs took us to Hollywood, Proenza Schouler showed us what modern beauty looks like and Hood By Air fetishised the school uniform. It’s been eight days and a lot more shows. Here …

Riccardo Tisci

10 Famous Street Photography Quotes You Must Know

If you want to get a deeper insight into street photography and take better photos, I feel it is very important to study the work of the street …

Photo Mythbusters: How Much Do UV Filters Actually Protect Your Lenses?

Photographers often use UV filters for lens protection, but how much are they actually able to prevent your lens from getting damaged? Photographer …

Colors of the Earth - Photographs and text by Bernhard Edmaier | LensCulture

Across his stunning, decades-long oeuvre, Bernhard Edmaier has been animated by a simple desire: “to arouse interest in the earth’s surface untouched by humans.” In this series, titled “Colors of the Earth,” Edmaier presents some of his favorite discoveries from around the world. Each of these …

Earth Science

‘The Unknown Soldier’ Sheds Light on Severely Injured American Troops

<i>The Unknown Soldier</i>, suggests New York-based photographer David Jay, is not about war; instead, it’s a confrontation of the invisible consequences …

Afghanistan

Stories of a fearless street photographer

<b>(CNN) —</b> The story of photographer Jill Freedman starts with a man on a mule. It was 1968 in New York's Central Park. The man had worn coveralls to the big city, and he talked of revolution.<p>"I may be poor, but I am somebody," he told her. He was part of the Poor People's Campaign, a movement for …

CNN

Cosmetologist Transforms People Into Amazing Looking Comic Book Heroes and Villains Using Only Makeup

Temecula, California-based cosmetologist Argenis Pinal has transformed himself and other into amazing looking comic book superheroes and villains …

Robots, drones and heart-detectors: How disaster technology is saving lives

<i>Watch "Katrina: The Storm that Never Stopped</i>" Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Robots with cameras, microphones and sensors searched for victims stranded in flooded homes and on rooftops. They assessed damage and sent back images from places rescuers couldn't get.<p>It was August 31, 2005, two days …

CNN

Afropunk 2015: Rolling Stone's Best Photos

Check out highlights from wildly eclectic fest's 11th annual edition<p>By<p>The Afropunk Festival took place over the weekend at Commodore Barry Park in …

Helen Mirren

Norman Rockwell: Artist or Illustrator?

<i>"Peach Crop," American Magazine, 1935 (Courtesy Norman Rockwell Family Agency)</i><p>Was Norman Rockwell an artist or an illustrator? My initial thought is, "Isn't every illustrator an artist?" Yet the debate continues -- especially when it comes to Norman Rockwell. The modern take on illustration is much …

Benedict Cumberbatch's Impressive Motion Capture Performance For The Hobbit

I've never been too impressed with the job of an "actor." I guess I've always thought that most people are capable of acting (pretending), they've …

Vote for Us at SXSW 2016!

Flipboard is part of two exciting panel proposals for SXSW 2016. Please take a quick second to vote for each one!<p><b>Will Smartphones Replace Textbooks? (SXSWedu)</b><p><i>Students today are glued to their screens, but how can they use their smartphones for something that’s actually making them smart? When used</i> …

24 of Banksy's most clever works

The "park," near Bristol, England, puts a dark twist on a Disney Park, and features work from more than 50 artists.<p>The identity of Banksy, a graffiti artist who has risen to superstar status over the past 20 years, is still unknown to the general public.<p>But that hasn't stopped him from selling art …

Streetwear

‘girls at night on the internet’ is the web-inspired art exhibit you need to see

an online gallery irl<p>With the invention of Tumblr’s reblog button and Instagram’s likes, sharing artwork online has become easier than ever, allowing young artists to accumulate followers with the click of a button—yet also holding them back with the ephemerality of social media. But now, a new …

10 Tips for Doing an Underwater Photo Shoot

My brain is officially underwater. Photographically, that is.<p>I see everything in terms of underwater. A friend shows me the gorgeous wedding dress …

The power duo making your startup dreams come true

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the male-dominated world of startups and entrepreneurship, two young women are showing initiative to give the next generation of African female business leaders a fighting chance.<p>She Leads Africa, a platform founded by Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei offering knowledge and support to …

Entrepreneurship

The Dreamlike Self-Portraits of Kylli Sparre

Fine art photographer Kylli Sparre spent years training to become a professional ballet dancer. After realizing that dance wasn’t what she wanted to …