Jasmin Chin

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How to Make Sun Prints from Any Object in Your Home (or Yard)

<i>Known as cyanotypes, these blue prints feel like magic to make</i><i>.</i><p>Years ago in college, I learned how to make light drawings, or "sun prints" as they are commonly called, using <b>an alchemistic process that uses light sensitive chemicals combined with sunlight to render an image on paper.</b> This simple …

5 Creative DIY Lighting Ideas You HAVE to Try

Great lighting—whether it’s for portraits, or macro, or even product photography—doesn’t have to cost you an arm, leg, and kidney. Just do a quick …

Art Historians Explain Why A Medieval Man Is Getting Rolled Into A Joint, Among Other Things

<i>A snail fights a knight. No one really knows why.</i><p>Once upon a time in the Middle Ages, some artist spent a surprising amount of time painting a face on the butt of a horse. Fast forward to 2015, and social media users centuries later are gleefully adding modern captions to the medieval handiwork for …

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Dieter Rams: If I Could Do It Again, “I Would Not Want To Be A Designer”

The lauded Braun designer reveals how architecture has influenced his work, what Apple gets right, and the kind of design he truly hates.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: How did you get started as a designer? What was your training?</b> <b><br>Dieter Rams:</b> I began my studies in architecture at the Wiesbaden School of Art in …

Product Design

This Lifeguard Tower Becomes An Igloo When It Snows

Nobody wants to go sunbathing on a Toronto beach in winter, but what if the beaches could be enjoyed even when it’s cold? What if those desolate lifeguard stations were repurposed to keep people warm?<p>Winter Stations is an international contest organized by RAW design, Ferris + Associates and Curio, …

Igloos

How To Make A Building Out Of Ice

The Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, is carefully crafted each fall, only to melt away by the next spring.<p>Every year, a new hotel rises out of the Arctic wonderland of northern Sweden. The original Icehotel has been running for 25 winters, constructed out of snow and ice from the local river in the …

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

Psychology

40 Percent of People with Thinning Hair are Women

If you're one of them, here's how you can make fine hair look lush<p>Botox. Faux tans. Eyelash extensions. In an era in which formerly taboo cosmetic topics have become mainstream, another is finally coming out of the beauty closet—and it's about time. "Hair loss used to be whispered about because …

Articles about three sisters renovate their parents midcentury home on Dwell.com - Dwell

When you are involved in building renovations, whether a small scale domestic renovation project or a large scale industrial job...<p>These midcentury modern homes showcase the design of Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Gwathmey, Willis & Lillian Leenhouts, and more.<p>Rescued from disorder and disrepair by …

DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System

Aquaponics = aquaculture (the raising of edible fish) + hydroponics (growing vegetables and herbs without soil). You may have seen examples of this …

Aquaponics

Want rich, crumbly compost the easy way? Become a worm listener

John Walker’s method is so foolproof, even the squeamish will succeed. Follow these tips and wriggly workers will do the rest<p>If you can’t make some crumbly, dark brown garden compost my way, then all hope is lost. It’s guaranteed to tempt even the most devout compostophobes, compost-making virgins, …