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The other side of Varadero: leave the resorts behind

A 20km peninsula of white-gold sand flanked by fifty plus all-inclusive hotels: it’s no wonder the foreign tourists flocking to Varadero, the largest resort in Cuba (and one of the largest in the entire Caribbean), have passed the one million mark. That said, you shouldn't pass over the chance to …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Tag: Design News

Current Obsessions: Tricoleur<p>by Gardenista Team<p>Trending on Remodelista: 5 Design Ideas to Steal from France<p>by Gardenista Team<p>Current Obsessions: …

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The 1 Thing You Must Do In Every Job Interview

I recently interviewed an excellent candidate for a position at our growing startup, Likeable Local. The woman had an incredible resume, an …

Urban Exploration

<b>Urban Exploration</b><p>Singapore-based photographer Jared Lim explores geometric patterns in urban environments for his new series entitled “Urban Exploration”.

Interview: Raymond Biesinger

Montreal-based Raymond Biesinger is a self-taught illustrator. His work has featured in publications including the New Yorker, Monocle, the Guardian, Time, GQ, Dwell, the Globe & Mail. With such immense commercial success, we recently caught up with Biesinger in his studio for a chat about what …

BREAKFAST's #PointsSign System Represents the Future of Wayfinding Signage

Among the many criticisms leveled against New York City's new bikeshare program, I'm particularly perplexed by the notion that the stations are a …

The Visual Patterns of Audio Frequencies Seen through Vibrating Sand | Colossal

<p>Youtube user Brusspup (previously here and here) who often explores the intersection between art and science just released this new video featuring …

A Rare Peek At The Guidelines That Dictate Google’s Graphic Design

A pair of “Visual Assets Guidelines,” posted by one of the company’s senior graphic designers, outline precisely how Google designers are supposed to sweat the small stuff.<p>In April 2011, Larry Page took the reins as Google’s CEO. He didn’t waste any time getting down to business. On his very first …

A Hot Water Bottle That Pokes Fun At America’s Gun Obsession

Design student Francis North offers an ironic take on “Happiness Is A Warm Gun.”<p>It’s a famous anecdote among Beatles fans and rock historians that John Lennon’s “Happiness Is a Warm Gun” was written as a sendup to an NRA ad emblazoned with the slogan. Despite this, the song has been largely …

Elements Escape in 3D: new art by Yuki Matsueda

Japanese artist Yuki Matsueda has taken something relatively simple and turned it on its head. Matsueda has created small 3D models with a genius …

Underwater Archaeologist Franck Goddio Finds 1,600-Year-Old City that Vanished 1,200 Years Ago

In the early 1980s, Frenchman Franck Goddio was working in finance. But rather than searching for treasure in spreadsheets, he began looking …

Ball-Nogues Studio in Nashville - The Fox Is Black

This past March, Ball-Nogues Studio consumed nearly one million linear feet of metal chain. Well, they didn’t eat it, they used it in their projects. …

Invisible Artists – A Preview of ‘Sign Painters’ - The Fox Is Black

My theory about signage and typography has been proven true countless times. It predicts that no matter how perfect a new business is set-up, if they …

Things Come Apart, 50 Disassembled Objects in 21,959 Individual Parts by Todd McLellan | Colossal

<p>I’ll never forget the excitement I felt the first time I disassembled a telephone. I was eight years old, on our back porch with just an old …

Articles about green wall silicon valley on Dwell.com - Dwell

Bay Meadows, billed as a "progressive new urban village," is starting to take shape in San Mateo, south of San Francisco.<p>Back by popular demand, the Dwell Home Tours series will make its way back to Silicon Valley this year.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed …

Check Your Worldview at the Door and Other Advice for Interviewing Users - Exclusive Excerpt

I'm pleased to share this excerpt from Chapter 2 of <i>Interviewing Users: How to Uncover Compelling Insights</i>. This part off the book sets up the …

Stunning Lattice Staircase: House N by Maxwan

If ever there was a house that had a staircase inside that you wouldn’t have expected, it would be this one. Called House N and designed by Maxwan, …

Massimo Vignelli Makes Books (video) - The Fox Is Black

All this week on the blog I’ll be writing about books, so I thought it would be a great idea to start thing off with this lovely video with Italian …

A Micro Loft Designed For Maximum Impact

New York architects demonstrate just how good micro-living can be with their surprisingly spacious Manhattan Micro Loft.<p>Design constraints can breed invention. Few have tested this thesis more fully, perhaps, than architects Specht Harpman, who have transformed a dreary 425-square-foot New York …

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A Rainbow of Shoes and Legs for Breuninger by John Breed | Colossal

<p>Netherlands-based artist John Breed installed this whimsical leg rainbow in conjunction with German shoe salon Breuninger last year. The piece …

From Tuna To Tea, 'Greenwrapping' Makes Food Sustainable Beyond Ingredients

Call it “greenwrapping.” From popcorn to peanut butter, from tuna to tea, the fancy food biz is increasingly looking to sustainable packaging to attract green-conscious consumers. Organic ingredients are no longer sufficient for green cred. What’s outside the product is starting to matter as much …

Why Foods in Tiny Packages May Make You Eat MORE (and How You Can Stop)

Good things can come in small packages...like snacks! Nothing wrong with snacks! The thing is, those little packages may actually make us eat <i>more.</i><p>Interesting research has shown that we tend not to eat to the bottom of a bag of chips or cookies if the bag appears to be too big—because we know that …

Pop Culture Characters Painted on McDonald’s French Fry Packages

Australian artist Ben Frost has created a series of acrylic paintings on McDonald’s fries packages depicting pop culture characters. A few of his …

Plain packaging lobbyists under fire over links to tobacco company

A tobacco giant is under fire for financing a campaign group run by two former senior police officers who lobbied parliament against plain packaging …

Letters: Coalition must act on cigarette packaging

On 5 March the secretary of state for health published his call to action on reducing premature mortality. This correctly identified tobacco use as …