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Poor Drawing: It's All Impressionism's Fault

3 monthes ago - By Michael Chesley Johnson<p>Drawing by Degas of Manet.<br>Degas was probably the only Impressionist who kept up his drawing skills nearly …

Do You Really Know What Bitcoin Is?

<i>What to know about the crypto-craze before it implodes.</i><p>Maybe it was those stories you heard — Lamborghinis and second mortgages, fortunes made and …

Yayoi Kusama Banned Us from Her Studio

First, I was able to meet Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama in person. Then, hours later, I was banned from her personal studio.<p>This week, I had the honor of experiencing two rare artistic blessings. First, I was able to meet Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama in person, in her new …

Couple spent seven years handcrafting their dream geodesic home

Sheila Williamson and her husband spent over seven years building the house of their dreams, meticulously crafting a gorgeous three-domed geodesic …

Catching up with the godfather of avant-garde cinema

At 94-years-old, Jonas Mekas is undergoing a literary renaissance. The esteemed filmmaker, poet, and artist is publishing five books of work, most notably <i>A Dance with Fred Astaire</i> (Anthology Editions), a visual autobiography comprised of anecdotes and drawn from Mekas’ life after his arrival in New …

Finland's Government Uses This Simple Design Method. Why You Should, Too | Inc.com

Whether your business is large or small, nascent or established, there are continually questions you need to answer in order to improve your offering. One quick and low-risk way to answer these questions is to run experiments. Designing small market-facing prototypes or tests can get you closer to …

Design

Tour de France 2017: full team-by-team guide

Ag2r La Mondiale (France; UCI ranking 11)<p>Twenty years ago Ag2r were a little known sponsor of a small regional team but nowadays they are part of the Tour de France scenery, and to mark two decades of commitment and steady progress they’d love to take just one more upward step. They don’t do …

Road Cycling

The Emerging Japanese Female Photographers You Need to Know

Holly Black profiles five of Japan’s most innovative up-and-coming image-makers<p>The Antwerp-based IBASHO gallery might seem an unlikely place to focus …

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Inside Training: Reds prepare for Brighton<p>Watch as the Reds are put through their paces at Melwood ahead of the final game of the season.<p>The 2018 …

See rare photos of Frida Kahlo as a teen

We’ll never know everything about Mexican painter and monobrow pioneer Frida Kahlo. Despite having died 63 years ago, Kahlo continues to inspire from beyond the grave. Earlier this week, performance artist Rachel Mars performed Kahlo’s sex letters for a live audience at Camden People’s …

The tragic lover who never escaped Rodin’s shadow

Camille Claudel was Auguste Rodin’s lover, muse and most gifted pupil. Her sad life belies a formidable talent, writes Fisun Güner.<p>“I showed her where to find gold, but the gold she finds belongs to her.”<p>These are the words of Auguste Rodin, said of his most talented pupil Camille Claudel. When the …

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Umbrella sends distress alert when left behind

An app-connected umbrella for forgetful people is on display at the CES technology show in Las Vegas.<p>But the BBC’s Leo Kelion questioned whether the innovation justifies its price tag.<p>See all our CES 2017 coverage

Best places to see the famed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and her artwork

Fans of the acclaimed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama can see her work at exhibits currently on display around the world, and now even in a new wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong in a zone covered in the her characteristic polka dots.<p>The wax figure of the 87-year-old Kusama, one of the world’s …

Suicide Prompts Japan Advertising Giant to Limit Overtime

The suicide of a woman who worked excessive hours at Japan’s biggest advertising agency has prompted the company to lower the amount of overtime …

Lachlan Morton: Pro Cycling's Unconventional Adventure Rider

<i>Editor's Note: This article first published in the July 2016 print edition of</i> Bicycling. <i>For more stories like it, you can subscribe here.</i><p><b>The bird flapped once,</b> then twice, then leapt into the air from the road. But it took too long to gain lift and the SUV, with bikes atop its roof, was coming too …

These Artists Turn Your Kids' Doodles Into Wearable Jewelry

“It’s like a single moment of someone’s childhood becomes timeless."<p>Parents can now wear their hearts on their sleeves — or on their wrists or around their necks.<p>Tasarım Takarım, a 2-year-old Turkish jewelry company, converts children’s drawings into cufflinks, bracelets and necklaces, among other …

Di Luca on doping: I don't regret anything

MILAN (VN) — Danilo Di Luca does not regret anything, despite a pro career tainted by three EPO doping positives, a Giro d’Italia expulsion, and a …

Toyota calls this all-wooden roadster concept a 'time machine'

Toyota's Setsuna concept is more than an all-wood roadster concept. The Japanese automaker claims it's a time machine, too.<p>No, that doesn't mean that …

Roadsters

FBI says method used to unlock iPhone doesn’t work with iPhone 5s or newer

Slowly but surely, the FBI is releasing information about the method it used to unlock Farook’s iPhone 5c involved in the San Bernardino shooting. Now that the Justice Department has dropped the case, the FBI doesn’t have to disclose the mysterious method it used.<p>First, the FBI disclosed this …

Adobe Just Issued an Emergency Flash Update After Ransomware Attacks

Adobe Systems issued an emergency update on Thursday to its widely used Flash software for Internet browsers after researchers discovered a security …

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Amazon exec explains how Prime Air delivery drones will work

Amazon vice president Paul Misener doesn't know if the company already has a pricing scheme for its Prime Air service, but he knows everything else there is to know about the delivery drones. He talked about the project at length in an interview with <i>Yahoo Tech</i>, where he explained how it will work …

Drones

Happy 125th birthday, Yosemite National Park! | CNN Travel

日本発"カジュアルGifアニメ"に世界のアートファンが注目 Maori Sakaiが描く日常の幸せ

Webメディアで根強い人気を持つ、Gifアニメ。<p>Gifアニメとは何枚かの画像を連続させ"ごく短いアニメーション"として表示するWeb向けの技術で、目新しいわけではないが手軽さと共有のしやすさから世界中で楽しまれている。<p>多機能型SNS「Tumblr」やGifアニメばかりを集めた「GIPHY」などでは、毎日膨大な量のGifアニメが発表され続けているが、内容は皮肉的なものやパロディ作品が多い。<p>同じ動きを何度も何度も繰り返すのを見ているとそれだけで笑えてくるし、欧米などではシニカルな表現が好まれる土壌があるので、その嗜好にGifアニメがよく当てはまるということだろう。<p>そうした中、これまであまり見られな …

"ベーシック・インカム"必要最低限の給付をオランダで実験「幸福度が増す」

Time to vote, people. (L-R Miliband, Sturgeon, Cameron) http://t.co/IUwdNtHoNW

Man Who Fled Nazi Germany Found Solace in Photographing Jazz Musicians

In 1939, Francis Wolff caught the last unrestricted boat out of Germany, escaping his fate as a Jewish man living under the rule of Adolf Hitler. Before leaving, Wolff diligently studied photography in Berlin, working to master this art form. By the time he left, he was known in Germany as an …

Vintage Photos of Japan's Old Art of Soba Delivery on Bicycles

Food delivery has changed drastically since the old days of <i>demae</i> (trans. “to go in front of”) in Japan. Before cell phones, apps, and online ordering existed, deliverymen used a special technique for stacking towers of food on their shoulders as they biked to places filled with frequent customers, …

What to Do If You Hit a Wild Animal With Your Bike

How to handle a hit-and-run—when you're the one who caused the accident<p>When a hit-and-run happens in the bike community, we do our best to band together as cyclists to track down the perpetrator. But what about when a cyclist <i>is</i> the perpetrator and the victim is an unsuspecting waterfowl?<p>According …