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Acid house and the dawn of a rave new world

In the late 80s, acid house became the biggest youth revolution for decades, uniting one ecstatic generation while horrifying parents, politicians and police<p>See images from the early days of acid house<p>Several years ago, for the 20th anniversary of acid house and Britain's "second summer of love", I …

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz<p>An ongoing series of photos transforming celebrities into fantastic Disney characters by famed photographer …

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

Body Language

Why is my PC buzzing?

A continuous low hum from his PC is driving one reader to distraction. Rick Maybury investigates<p><i>Can you tell me if there is any way I can get rid of a continuous buzz or hum on my PC's external speakers?</i><p><i>Keith Rawlings, by email</i><p>Mains hum is notoriously difficult to track down but step one is to move …

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The Lost Ancestors of ASCII Art

People will make art with any technology.<p>ASCII art is as much a part of the Internet as emoticons, cats, or <i>lol</i>.<p>We're talking about pictures made from text: letters, numbers, and special characters like # * and \ . They look like this.<p>Sometimes letters are used just to form other, bigger …

If William Shakespeare Had Written Star Wars

Though <b>William Shakespeare</b> regularly dominates surveys of the greatest literature of all time, he remains a surprisingly controversial figure of literary history — while some believe The Bard profoundly changed modern life, others question whether he wrote anything at all. Doubts of authorship …

The Amazing Pattern Library

The Amazing Pattern Library, started by Tim Holman and Claudio Guglierei, is an on going project that complies patterns shared by the most talented …

Graphic Design

A New Photo Archive Of Bohemian Brooklyn Circa 1970

New Yorkers love to peep into stranger’s homes, whether it’s through an illuminated ground floor window, or through décor porn sites like Grace Bonney’s Design*Sponge or Apartment Therapy.<p>The New York Public Library just digitized an archive of prints from the 1970s that indulges that exact …

Brooklyn Brewery

Japanese Taxi Driver Takes Multiple Exposures While Looking for Passengers

Taxi driver Issui Enomoto captures unique multiple exposure photographs of Yokohama, Japan and its residents as he drives around at night looking for passengers. He always keeps his camera with him in his taxi so that he can shoot various scenes of the town as they strike him. For this series …

Japan

What Do Cats Think About Us? You May Be Surprised

Unlike dogs, our feline friends treat us like other cats, author says.<p>Since cats first got their adorable claws into us about 9,500 years ago, humans have had a love affair with felines.<p>Today more than 80 million cats reside in U.S. homes, with an estimated three cats for every dog on the planet. …

Articles about 8 light filled rooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>DWELL Your Rooms We Love OFFICIAL COMPETITION...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan …

Pacific Ocean

A great novel can change your life, but new research has revealed that it can also change your brain. Scientists in the US have found that reading a good book changes the neural paths in your brain, creating 'muscle memory' in the same way as if you were actually living the experience. More here: http://fw.to/uZ9eYDj Photo: C.Everett Collection/Rex Features

Top ten tips for caring for your hair this winter

The Christmas party season is upon us; a time when our hair needs to look its very best despite the toll of the harsh winter weather. To help you …

Incredibly Elaborate Illustrations by Victo Ngai

New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai creates captivating illustrations with elaborate narratives. Her unique style features swirls of lines and colors that are alive with energy and movement. In much of her work, Ngai uses a signature palette of oranges, reds, greens, and browns to create the …

Cleveland Browns

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Art

12 Shoes for 12 Lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz: Part 1

Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz has never been one to be afraid of pushing the boundaries and his latest project entitled 12 Shoes for 12 …

Sculpture