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Important lessons Keith Haring taught us about life and art

Even if you don’t know his name, you know Keith Haring’s art.<p>Born in 1958 in Pennsylvania to a stay-at-home mother and an engineer-by-day-cartoonist-by-night father, Haring honed a natural talent for drawing during his childhood that he would take with him, aged 20, to New York. It was here that he …

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Watch Radiohead Play “I Promise” for First Time in 21 Years

Radiohead took the stage at the Oslo Spektrum in Norway tonight for the second concert of their European tour. During the set, the band played the recently released <i>OK Computer</i>-era song “I Promise,” giving its first live performance since 1996. “Normally, I don’t think we’re the sort of people to …

200 jaar topografische kaarten

<b>Over 200 jaar topografie</b><p>Op 18 februari 1815 werd het Topographisch Bureau opgericht. Sinds die datum verzamelt en ontsluit de Nederlandse overheid …

If You Want to Succeed in Life, You Need to Find Your True Calling First

How often do you wake up in the morning with bothersome thoughts, that you should change something in your life? Whether it’s a job you don’t enjoy, …

It's time to stop hiding electricity inside of walls

Walls keep secrets. Like, for instance, where's the stud? Walls will never tell. Also, electric wires are inside walls. But where do we usually <i>use</i> all that electricity? Outside of walls! Really makes you think, doesn't it?<p>A new art project, as seen on <i>FastCo Design</i>, solves our age-old struggle with …

This Guy Made a Fascinating Documentary About Secretly Tracking His Stolen Phone

We hope this has never happened to you, but sometimes, things get stolen—things that are important to us. Cell phones are a major target for thieves, …

Nikita Golubev Turns Dirty Cars Into Works of Art

Nikita Golubev is an artist and illustrator based in Moscow, Russia. The talented artist explores a number of mediums such as painting, drawing, …

Totally Out-There (Yet Awesome!) Design From Real Homes

(Image credit: Jacqueline Marque)<p>We think your home should be a reflection of you and the things you love (<i>especially</i> if those things totally weird …

Famous B&W Photos Turned into Color by a 21-Year-Old Whiz

Marina Amaral is a 21-year-old Brazilian retoucher who is receiving widespread acclaim for her work adding color to famous historical B&W …

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Confronting the New Urban Crisis

In this excerpt from his new book, Richard Florida explains how “winner-take-all urbanism” has deepened inequality, segregation, and poverty—and what cities can do about it.<p>Imagine that you could travel back in time to 1975, snatch a random New Yorker off the street, and set him loose in the city …

The World's Most Dangerous Hike is Now Open

When most people think of "hiking", they'd most likely conjure up mental images of serene forested hills or a nicely challenging incline. But what …

Look We Absolutely Love: Dark Colors for the Bathroom

After getting burned by Eisenhower-era pinks and olive greens, we've been playing it safe, color-wise, in the bathroom for a long time. Subway tile …

Blooming Colors And A Bit Of Magic: Wallpapers To Get Your Ideas Springing (April 2017 Edition)

April Is The Nicest Month<p>“T.S. Eliot wrote in 1922 that ‘April is the cruelest month,’ but we quite disagree. April is the month when spring has …

Parks of the Future May Include Elevated Walkways Through Trees

With their bold design, one New York–based design firm is pushing the boundaries of how public parks should be created<p>Public parks, especially in urban environments such as New York City, are necessary sanctuaries for local residents. Yet the problem many cities face is a lack of space to create …

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Just Wait Until You See Inside This Towering 'Treehouse' Home

This "Falcon Nest" is high on style.<p>Most of us can only dream of living or sleeping over in a treehouse. But for the future owner of this 10-story home in Prescott, Arizona, it’ll be an everyday reality.<p>Nicknamed the Falcon Nest, this place looks more like an industrial tower from the outside. But …

Oh, The Urbanity: New York to Build Le Corbusier's Plan Voisin in Central Park

In a desperate bid to solving New York’s affordable housing crisis, city authorities have put forward a radical proposal for new public housing in the city — a perfect replica of Le Corbusier's infamous Plan Voisin, to be located slap-bang in the heart of Central Park.<p>With a plethora of glittering …

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Camera-Specific Outdoor Packs Suck, Here’s What I Use Instead

If you’ve ever loaded up a large camera backpack (like something from Think Tank Photo or LowePro) and hiked a mountain, you’ll be able to fully …

These Stunning Images Are the 10 Category Winners in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards Competition

Last fall we ran a preview of our favorite early entries in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA), and now the stunning winning images have …

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The winners of the Smithsonian's 2017 photography competition

The Smithsonian.com has announced the winners of its 14th annual photo contest, selecting nine entries among more than 48,000 submissions from photographers in 146 countries and territories. The winners and finalists of the competition can be seen here

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Getting Started in Photoshop? Here’s How to Use Layer Masks to Edit Difficult Images (VIDEO)

Last week we featured Episode 1 in a new how-to series by image-editing expert Anthony Morganti, designed for those of you new to Photoshop and …

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Poignant, Playful Photos of the Stray Dogs of India

Mumbai photographer Neenad Joseph Arul used to be shy about approaching people, so instead, he turned to the dogs in his neighborhood. Unlike people, …

Camera Settings for Concert Photography Beginners

This guide is intended for concert photography beginners. If you have a DSLR camera and are interested in how to control your camera settings to take …

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A Photographer Explores Love, Loss, Life and Death

<i>I once saw a box. Simply a Tupperware container actually, only slightly grander than that. It was indistinguishable from many other boxes of the same</i> …

The 25 most beautiful buildings in the world, according to architects

We asked architects to tell us the one building that's a game-changer for building design, inspired them to become architects, or that they simply find stunning.<p>Here are 25 of the most breathtaking buildings in the world, according to people who build them for a living.

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others and spare yourself some of the grief.<p>Here are 12 important career lessons that …

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The Weird Geography of Population Density

What if people were mapped like mountains?<p>Picture Himalayan-class mountain ranges, composed not of rock but towering precipices of stacked human bodies—that’s the weird geology summoned up in this visualization of earth’s population as geologic masses.<p>Marnix Hamelberg, a freelance GIS specialist in …