Since 1945, the United States has experienced little except military stalemate and loss—precisely because it’s a superpower in a more peaceful world. At 9:44 p.m. on July 27, 1953, Harold Smith had just
Europeans love little better than a nice cup of tea. Which means an awful lot of water is being boiled daily — only a portion of which is actually necessary, given most people aren’t fastidious enough
Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it
Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary
If good fences make good neighbors, then Shino and Ken Mori are the best neighbors ever. Families seeking seclusion in the city and ample space to grow and entertain will appreciate this five-bedroom,
By keeping the budget strict, the insulation tight, and its values clear, Philadelphia’s Postgreen Homes shows a little brotherly... The Urban Housing Handbook from Wiley Publications, a new tome from
Metamorphabet might just be the perfect introduction to touchscreens "Daddy, can I tickle the blue foot?" For the past week or so, Charlotte, my two-year-old daughter, has woken up making strange requests.
Where to dig into one of the Mid-Atlantic’s greatest treasures The best crab cakes around D.C. really emphasize the choice seafood itself — typically putting the fresh, jumbo lump meat proudly on display.
Whatever happened to interplanetary travel, hover cars, and hypersonic jets? Once it seemed as if there were no limits to how far or fast we could travel, such were the leaps in technological development
Peek inside NASA’s style guide (and don’t hate the agency for allowing Comic Sans). NASA has a better grasp of design than any other government agency. The U.S. space agency has several teams devoted to
Håkon Stensholt, a Norwegian designer, recently earned his master’s degree from Stockholm arts university Konstfack with a thesis exploring connections between sound and type design. With his collaborator
Germany-based artist Wolfram Kampffmeyer, aka Paperwolf, builds beautiful geometric animal designs that are constructed completely out of paper. The artist studied computer animation in school and eventually