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What Penn Station used to look like will make you weep with longing

The destruction of Penn Station<p>The fall of a New York architectural martyr<p>C. 1910<p>In 1910, when New York City transportation terminal Pennsylvania …

Penn Station

Fewer People Are Sensitive To Gluten Than Commonly Believed

<i>By Julie Upton for U.S. News</i><p>It seems as if everyone is going to great lengths to avoid gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and many processed foods. Are there real health benefits associated with going gluten-free, or is it just another passing fad?<p>A recently published study in the …

On Set with the Hollywood Greats

Brigitte Lacombe tells the stories behind her incredible on-set photographs from some of our favourite films<p>For almost 40 years, French photographer</b> …

'Mom Body': A brutally honest portrayal of pregnancy and childbirth

Rebecca Roher has always interested in the wonder of the female body during pregnancy, but when her close friend became pregnant, she learned so much …

Pregnancy

'How A Baby Is Made' Book From The 1975 Leaves The Internet #Traumatised

A children's book from 1975 called 'How A Baby Is Made' has become a viral hit thanks to it's creepily graphic illustrations.<p>Crysta-Mai Elassaad …

See Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe, locked away for 50 years

<i>Traditional Tehuana dress</i> <br>Anyone with the remotest familiarity with the paintings of Frida Kahlo will have noticed that one of her primary subjects …

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Phil Tippett lowers a stage light and clips a filter over it with clothespins, wincing as the hot metal singes his fingertips. He’s red-faced and …

Geometric Tattoos By Dr. Woo Who’s Been Experimenting With Ink Since He Was 13

Tattoo artist Brian Woo’s dad wanted him to be a doctor, but instead of textbooks, Woo began to experiment with tattoos at 13. Soon he was …

Mom Captures Powerful Photos Of Her Fearless Daughters To Show That ‘Strong Is The New Pretty’

Kate Parker, a photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia, is proud of her two daughters (Ella, 9, and Alice, 6) and takes beautiful photos to capture …

A Rare Peek Inside The Shops Of The Soviet Union

A photographer documented the stripped-down shop windows of the Eastern Bloc, capturing cultural differences between east and west.<p>From 1986 to 1990, photographer David Hlynsky took nearly 8,000 photographs on the streets of Communist Europe, capturing the Soviet Union’s last days. Traveling …

10 Of The World’s Most Innovative Hotels

Warning: these photos will make you hate February on the East Coast even more.<p>While snowbound on the East Coast, we’ve been fantasizing about escaping to less brutal climes. And we’ve found some excellent fuel for these fantasies: Taschen’s <i>100 Getaways Around the World</i>, a stunning selection of the …

The Forgotten Artifacts Of Communist East Germany

A new book explores design behind the Iron Curtain.<p>In 1990, in the thick of the political and social upheaval that reunited East and West Germany, the citizens of East Germany were busy throwing out their things. Over the course of the year, East Germans tossed an average 1.2 tons of trash per …

Prop Stylists: The Unsung Heroes Of Food Photography

Prop stylists design every part of a great food photo that’s not actually food.<p>Looking at a beautiful spread of photos in a food magazine, you’re probably salivating over the perfectly arranged greens or the buttery, crumbly pie crust. The plate it’s on, and the carefully arranged cutlery nearby, …

4 Tips On Staying Creative From Noma Star Chef Rene Redzepi

Rene Redzepi of Noma reinvented how we eat. Now, with a new book out, he speaks with Co.Design about staying creative, developing intuition, and finding inspiration.<p>At just 35, Rene Redzepi is the master chef of Noma, a two Michelin Star restaurant in Copenhagen that serves fanatical foodies “new …

Mom Lets Her 3-Year-Old Boy Dress Her For A Week

If you let your 3-year-old son dress you up… you might wind up looking pretty fabulous, actually. Summer Bellessa, an actress and blogger at …

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<b>It’s not easy</b> <b>to get owls</b> <b>to mug for the camera</b>. Even in captivity the birds remain aloof, unruffled by the flash and unmoved by attempts to bribe …

Birds

What Really Happened to Baby Johan? – Matter – Medium

The father, mother, police, doctors, and hospital records all tell different stories about that night. Does anyone know the truth?<p><b>By Elizabeth</i> …

Maternity Leave Policies in America Hurt Working Moms

In May of last year, I took a trip to Nevada to report a profile of a political candidate. After a three-hour interview with my subject, a member of …

Photographer highlights New Zealand's beauty on 3-month camper trip

Johan Lolos left his native Belgium 16 months ago, and he's not done traveling the world yet.<p>In October, he embarked on a three-month camper van tour …

Campers

Embroidery Patterns Translated Into Soothing Music

Inside every music box is a steel comb with tuned teeth (or lamellae) that make a single note when plucked. On some music boxes, a rotating cylinder covered in pins plucks the teeth, creating a tune. But other music boxes can be programmed with music sheets, perforated pieces of paper that, when …

Holidays you thought you couldn't take with kids

Having children doesn't mean the next few years of travel are all about two-week package holidays, self-catering accommodation, and strategic locations near gaudy play centres.<p>Read on to find out why the Maldives isn't just for blissful couples and whether safaris and toddlers really can mix.<p>Safaris<p>…

The Genius Of Taylor Swift's Girlfriend Collection

Swift has spent the last two years "making friendship fun." But her choice of Instagram girlfriends is also an incredibly savvy image maintenance strategy.<p>Around the October 2012 release of <i>Red</i>, when Taylor Swift had spent the gossip year linked with several boys — Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer, …

Flowerwork by Sarah Illenberger Combines Flowers & Fireworks

Late last year, The Plant Journal tapped multidisciplinary artist Sarah Illenberger for a unique<p>Late last year, <i>The Plant Journal</i> tapped multidisciplinary artist Sarah Illenberger for a unique contribution to its latest issue. Shot by photographer Sabrina Rynas, the resulting series — aptly dubbed …

Can I Use This Image On My Website?

The handy flowchart will help you decide whether or not you can use a particular image on your website. Assuming that you have identified the …

I Paint Weed Murals That Slowly Take Over The City (Gifs+Video)

I’m inspired by the resilience of weeds. I look for them in the cracks of the sidewalks near the walls I’m about to paint, and then I portray them at …

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How Would Superheroes Have Looked In The 16th Century?

French photographer Sacha Goldberger has created a quirky photo series that perfectly expresses the timeless quality of some of our favorite …

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9 GIFs That Explain Responsive Design Brilliantly

Can’t tell a responsive website from a merely adaptive one? These GIFs courtesy of Froont will turn you into a pedant in no time.<p>What is responsive design? Most people vaguely understand that it refers to websites that work just as well on desktops as they do on smartphones, but there’s a lot more …