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Enjoy a terrifying 10,000 foot GoPro camera freefall

Got your dramamine and/or hallucinogenics? Either will work for the latest video starring a tough, but not-very-well-attached GoPro camera. Its owner lost it during a skydiving formation gone wrong, and it continued the rest of the 10,000 feet down without him, spinning crazily the whole way. But …

How Artists And Designers Turned The Coca-Cola Bottle Into An American Icon

The Coca-Cola bottle turns 100 this year. An exhibit reveals how a soda container became a huge design success story and muse for artists.<p>The Coca-Cola bottle turns 100 this year. Originally designed by the Root Glass Company in Terre Haute, Indiana, and inspired by an illustration of a cocoa pod, …

Andy Warhol

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

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 research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

MI Hans Hobbel - SPEX 2011 - Part 1 of 2

Illusion Chair by Gabriel Särkijärvi

Made of birch wood and jute webbing, this simple chair actually has an artistic detail: an illusion of the designers face created out of the slatted …

Furniture

Wally Neuzil: The secret life of Schiele’s muse

Egon Schiele’s portraits of his muse and love Wally Neuzil are among the artist’s most famous works – but who was she really? Kimberly Bradley investigates.<p>A woman’s clear blue eyes look back at the viewer – or is it the painter? – with a penetrating yet somehow compassionate gaze. She is dressed …

Artists

Slide Show: By the Light of Kinect

“Let there be shadow,” the Renaissance polymath Leon Battista Alberti wrote, in 1435. “By the light of stars, the shadow is as long as the body, but by firelight it is longer.” Alberti was setting out the tenets of the fifteenth-century Florentine art fad that we now call linear perspective, a …

Sonia Delaunay: the avant-garde queen of loud, wearable art

She arrived in Paris in 1910 and spent decades at the glamorous heart of the avant garde as an artist and fashion designer – but has been overshadowed by her more famous husband. Now, the first UK retrospective of her work brings Delaunay’s vibrant visions flooding into the light<p>When Sonia Terk …

Art

Dior and I is the Latest Designer Documentary to Hit Theaters---Here Are a Few More You'll Want to Watch

<i>Dior and I</i> hits theaters today, giving viewers an exclusive inside look at Christian Dior’s fashion house under the helm of its newly-appointed …

Yves Saint-Laurent

The New Power Dressing: Get the Look With These All-Black Pieces

Power dressing has never been so feminine. A term that traditionally brings to mind 9-5 pant suits and shoulder pads evolved into the perfect blend …

Clothing

The Complete Guide to 2015’s Best Summer Movies

This summer, as you plant your feet on the sticky movie theater floor and grab a handful of popcorn, don’t be worried if you have a sudden bout of …

Campaigns Worth Knowing: Levi’s, H&M and Chanel

It’s a longstanding tradition in lifestyle and fashion marketing to tap into popular culture and work with celebrities for brand campaigns. “Charles Worth, the man who invented haute couture in Paris in the 19th century, understood the importance of linking celebrities to brands, even before this …

9 Things In Your Wardrobe You Need To Burn Immediately

We all have them – those evil pieces of clothing that take up heavenly space in our wardrobe. And for certain reasons, have control over us.<p>Some of …

Men's Fashion

IBM Begins to Test New AI Software That Mimics the Human Brain

IBM already has Watson, the virtual assistant that famously crushed his opponents on Jeopardy back<p>IBM already has Watson, the virtual assistant that famously crushed his opponents on Jeopardy back in 2011 and has since moved on to helping businesses with analytics and performance. Now, it’s …

What Underwear She Wants You to Wear

Boxers or briefs? We went to the editors of Cosmopolitan to find out what she really thinks of your underwear.<p>Boxers or briefs? We went to the editors of Cosmopolitan to find out what she <i>really</i> thinks of your underwear.

Clothing

Meet Shannon Stratton, The New Chief Curator At The Museum Of Arts And Design

Stratton, a veteran of the nonprofit world, joins one of New York’s most venerable design institutions.<p>A veteran of the nonprofit arts world who writes poetry and makes electronic music videos has been selected at the new chief curator of New York’s venerable Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). …

The Arts

‘Miracle’ stem cell therapy reverses multiple sclerosis

The treatment, is the first to reverse the symptoms of MS, which has no cure, and affects around 100,000 people in Britain.<p>A pioneering new stem cell treatment is allowing multiple sclerosis sufferers to walk, run and even dance again, in results branded ‘miraculous’ by doctors.<p>Patients who have …

Glassbrain Maps Your Brain Waves In Real Time

One of 10 award-winning visualizations from the 2015 Vizzies<p>Part education tool, part neuroscience party trick, the Glassbrain app was first used publicly in 2012 on Mickey Hart, former drummer for the Grateful Dead, to show his brain reacting to music. A cap detects the different types of waves …

San Francisco

Stress Testing SD Cards to See How Their Real Write Speeds Stack Up

The popular YouTube tech channel LinusTechTips recently did an SD card showdown to see how the actual performance of the cards compares to what’s …

The 5 Foods to Avoid If You Want a Six-Pack

It's not your fault you don't have a six-pack—blame it on the food you eat.<p>Carrying a spare tire around your belly? You're not alone: Fifty-four …

PREMIERE: Calyx & TeeBee - Snakes & Ladders

Stunning vivid, dynamic paintings by John Bramblitt, blind artist - Ego - AlterEgo

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt’s life, it wasn’t until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first …

Art

Studio Visit: Behind the Scenes with Taylor McKimens

Shortly after his last solo show in February, we had a chance to visit Taylor McKimens’ studio in Brooklyn. The show, which was organized by his …

21-Year-Old Visually Impaired Artist Has Raised $1 Million for Charity through Stunning Paintings

21-year-old Jeffrey Hanson creates paintings that are so strikingly vivid, it's astonishing to learn that the artist lives with a visual impairment that allows him to only vaguely make out shapes and colors in everyday life. Although legally blind, the painter has used his unique talents to produce …

Art

Felipe Pantone "RESITUATION” @ Constant Recap

Wrapping up this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong festivities was an intimate showing at creative agency<p>Wrapping up this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong festivities was an intimate showing at creative agency Constant. The exhibition, dubbed “RESITUATION” showcased works by Spanish contemporary artist Felipe …

How To Calm Your Nerves Before Making A Terrifying Speech

Speaking in front of other people -- even a small group -- can be nerve-wracking. You feel anxious, terrified that you'll make a fool of yourself. …

Public Speaking