Jennifer Junyuan Xiao

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Director Kimberly Peirce On Creating Blood Bath 2.0 In “Carrie”

By Hugh Hart5 minute Read<p>She steered Hilary Swank to an Oscar-winning performance as a transgendered hate crime victim in <i>Boys Don’t Cry</i>. Then …

Los Angeles

Infographic: Just How Dangerous Is The Dye In Your Food?

Americans still consume food dyes banned elsewhere–charted here as the cause of some serious health issues.<p>They used to put cocaine in Coca Cola. Vegetables were once routinely covered in deadly DDT. Ever wonder what poisons you eat that will make future generations look back in horror?<p>In case you …

Analog Watch Co.

by Bridget Harrington Rector<p>The understated but stunning Carpenter Collection by Analog Watch Co. consists of four wooden watches with soft, flexible straps. Several contradictions might be identified in these timepieces: They are classic yet novel, highly designed but elemental and they make …

The Fastest Way to Deliver Relief Goods: Decommissioned Nuclear Missiles

Overnight delivery is amazing. The thought that I can finish a drawing here in New York, drop it off at a FedEx office at 5pm and have it show up …

100 Street Artists Take Over a Nine-Story Building in Paris

Over 100 street artists, including names you're already familiar with like Vhils and C215, have come together to be a part of the largest street art exhibition ever created. Called <i>Tour 13</i>, it consists of a nine-story social housing tower and its 36 apartments that have had their drab ceilings, …

Alice In Wonderland

How Popcorn Took Over Movie Theaters

It’s cheap to make and lasts forever. But movie theater owners were originally against popcorn. Here’s how the humble snack conquered Hollywood.<p>Try to imagine going to a movie theater that only sold pretzels. Or potato chips. Or Cheetos. It’s downright inconceivable today, but during the rise of …

AirplantFrame by Airplantman

For those who want to green up their homes without the hassle of repotting and getting soil everywhere or simply don't have the extra space in an already cramped apartment, air plants (or tillandsia) are an excellent option. Just as the name suggests, these small, alien-like plants only require …

Josh Rosen

Articles about little cabin woods 7 homes we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

They’re hot! They’re mini! They’re full of coal! These seven portable barbecues will help you get the summer started.<p>Boerum House and Home, a Brooklyn outpost features a roster of emerging and established designers.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the …

10 Ways To Stop A Cold In Its Tracks

<i>By Jessica Levine for Men's Health</i><p>If you don't fast-forward commercials, you've seen this one from Zicam: A pretty woman daintily sneezes into her elbow when out of nowhere a snot-nosed monster of a cold is chasing her. "That first sneeze. You have a pre-cold," the voiceover says. She runs. He …

Photographer Documents Her Own Pregnancy in Striking Selfies

Buenos Aires-based photographer Sophie Starzenski shows just how much women's bodies change during pregnancy with this stunning series called <i>40 Weeks and a Mirror</i>. She's combined two growing trends, “the selfie” (a a self-portrait taken with a camera or phone) and pregnancy progression portraits, …

Pregnancy

5 of the Most Haunted Places on Earth

Halloween is coming up fast and to get you in the spirit, here are a few stories of some of the most haunted places around. While there are always …

Top 10 Best Monster Horror Movies Of All Time

Here we are for another Halloween horror film list, dear readers. I’ve already provided you with the best slasher movies and the best ghost movies, so it’s time to continue this year’s Halloween film fest with <i>the greatest monster movies ever made</i>!<p>Let me lay some ground rules. First, I didn’t …

Fractal Biology

A fractal can be described as a pattern that contains itself on smaller and larger scales. One simple example of a fractal is a tree; it contains the same pattern in the trunk, branches, and leaves. Each time the tree branches it forms a new iteration of its fractal shape.<p>Systems form patterns which act as a components on a higher scale. When the type of interaction between components is the same on multiple scales, a fractal emerges.<p>Biological systems appear to have a fractal property, …

Fossil Necklace: chronologically ordered beads from the planet's history

Katie Paterson's Fossil Necklace is a gorgeous piece whose each bead is a chronologically ordered artifact from a significant moment in our planetary …

The History (And Future!) of the Chemistry Set

'Bionic Man' will walk the streets of Washington, DC tomorrow

Back in August, <i>Smithsonian Magazine</i> took an in-depth look at prosthetic limbs and artificial organs, with one of its main subjects being a true "Bionic Man." A team of scientists and researchers at the University of Zurich were able to recreate more than 50 percent of the human body using the "most …

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

Gear & Gadgets

Will A Chicken That's Fed Lemons Taste Like Lemons?

BRB, feeding a cow ketchup<p>A recent New York Times story looked into the high-end chicken market. These are chickens in stark contrast to factory chickens, fed with produce that's out of the price range of most humans. David Burke, one of New York City's most prominent chefs (he runs Fishtail, David …

Wrapper’s Delight: 20 Trendy Nail Wraps

We get it—sometimes you just don’t have time to give yourself a salon-quality mani, especially when you’re trying to match the intricacies of stylized nail art. So we present you with this quick, must-try solution: nail wraps! You <i>must</i> have seen these stickers sitting on the shelves at your local …

Chicago’s City Hall Has Rooftop Garden with 20,000 Plants

This beautiful rooftop garden brings a touch of nature to the top of the 11-story City Hall building in downtown Chicago. Placed directly amid the noisy chaos of urban life, the functioning garden is the most famous in all of the city.<p>In 2001, the project's design initiative was led by Conservation …

City Halls

The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …

New model of Apple’s proposed spaceship campus reveals new details about the building

New photos from the San Jose Mercury News today reveal additional details about Apple’s new campus, slated to be completed sometime in either 2015 or 2016. A scale model of the planned building was shown to The Mercury News by Apple’s CFO, Peter Oppenheimer, located at an office on the 175-acre …

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How Do You Remember Your Travels?

Sometimes it takes traveling to a foreign place to see something with fresh eyes. Like these vintage photo souvenir books. Have you ever seen them? I feel like I <i>must</i> have — in American flea markets, antique shops, etc. But somehow it didn't register until recently.<p>Even Rich Remsberg, a researcher …

A Blue and White Farmhouse Kitchen

A new kitchen with a cozy feel.<p>Designer Lynn Butler Beling took an old farmhouse kitchen in Southampton, New York and gave its decor a cozy and lived-in feeling with old-fashioned navy blue cabinets, beadboard, bronze hardware, and apothecary-style drawers. Flip through for all the design ideas.

10 Hot Trends for Adding Art Deco into your Interiors

If you love the reemergence of Art Deco interiors into your home, you are not alone! Art Deco style is the visual and influential arts & design …

Former Apple Designer Recounts How He Taught Steve Jobs ‘To Put Design First’

Former Apple designer and founder of Frog Design <i>Hartmut Esslinger</i>, who is responsible for designing several computers including the Apple IIc which …

UX Design

Behind the Cover: October 2013

A closer look at ten of the images on our October cover inset.<p><b>A familiar face looks out from the October cover of National Geographicmagazine. It belongs to Sharbat Gula, better known as the "Afghan girl." Her intense, haunting portrait was taken by photographer Steve McCurry in 1984, when he met</b> …