Maria McCavana

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Echigo-Tsumaria Art Triennale is the World's Largest Art Installation

Every three years, over three hundred square miles of land in the Niigata prefecture of Japan are transformed into the largest and most ambitious art installation in the world: the Echigo-Tsumaria Art Triennale. Created by Tokyo-based gallery Art Front Gallery (AFG), the exciting event is host to …

Tranquil Pond House Generates Energy Instead of Consuming It

Louisiana's Holly & Smith Architects has designed a sustainable home that's the epitome of relaxation. The beautiful retreat–which is known as <i>The Pond House</i>–seamlessly blends in with its serene surroundings. The naturalistic look of this residence is enhanced by the fact that it overlooks a calming …

Energy Star

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

Public Speaking

Articles about custom led lit slide twists through family friendly vacation home on Dwell.com - Dwell

A young family builds a Wyoming retreat filled with playful details from top to bottom.<p>Today, many modern families have come to realize how beneficial technology can be when it comes to staying connected with one...<p>A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make …

Vacation Homes

Behind The Lens: Photographer Reminds Us That We Are All Made of Stars

Inspired by modern astrophysicists, photographer Molly Strohl uses a simple technique to photograph pinpoints of light as a way to remind us that we are all made of stars. Molly creates haunting images that beautifully embody the lonely young souls of her characters. As a viewer, you can feel the …

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

'Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks' Gives a Window Into Basquiat's Mind At Its Most Relaxed

Last night’s opening reception (April 1) for “Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks” made one notion abundantly clear: the Brooklyn Museum is at its best when its exhibitions offer a unique lens into looking at the work of a legendary artist. The show displays Jean-Michel Basquiat’s rarely seen …

21 Inappropriate Books For Kids That Actually Exist

Previously we've brought you the eyebrow raising 10 Worst Book Covers In The History Of Literature<p>But today's literary gems aren't designed for you …

Lego has signed a deal with Unicef to promote children’s rights – and to lobby other businesses to take action – including eliminating child labor and protecting children online<p>The business world is failing to adequately protect children’s rights, according to Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, chief executive …

At Williams College, Andy Warhol Casts His Queer Eye On Books

<i>This article originally appeared on artnet News.</i> <b>by Blake Gopnik</b><p><b>THE DAILY PIC:</b> These two images are from the exhibition called “Warhol by the Book", which opened on the weekend at the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, Mass., as a collaboration with the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. …

The world’s most beautiful markets

Before the industrial age, people shopped for food in their local areas – often in beautiful covered halls and markets. Jonathan Glancey describes the best.<p>When it comes to fresh food, there has long been a dividing line between Britain, the United States – or English-speaking countries – and much …

Is Michel Houellebecq really Islamophobic?

The week’s best arts and culture reads – including the hardest songs to sing, whether you can be Jewish and like Wagner and Damien Hirst’s epic bar tab.<p>The medical arts<br>Alastair Gee | New Yorker | 14 January 2015<p>Medical journals have a commendable weakness for publishing poetry, as occasional relief …

The excellent pencil sculptures of Dalton Ghetti

We've featured Dalton Ghetti's magnificent pencil sculptures in years past, but they're so gorgeous, and new to many.<p>There's an online store, …

Inside SoundCloud’s Swanky New Berlin Headquarters

Resort village-like digs for SoundCloud in Berlin’s Google-funded startup incubator, The Factory.<p>Buoyed by its 250 million users and and estimable worth (valued at $700 million), SoundCloud has just opened its swanky 2190-square-foot headquarters overlooking The Berlin Wall Memorial. The offices …

Dining Rooms

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A green house near the coast of El Salvador captures the best of its naturally striking setting—filled with sunlight,...<p>On a north-sloping site in Palo Alto, CA, the High-Performance Courtyard House is carefully sited and detailed to maximize the...<p>Binburra Beach House is a minimal residence …

Insightful Life Lessons from the Best Commencement Speeches

Since the colonial era, young graduates have had to sit through one last lecture–the commencement address–before leaving school and officially joining the “real world.” With the rise of technology and social media, the modern era has become what NPR calls the “golden age of the commencement speech …

Flirt Script font from type foundry Positype

Flirt Script, a playful, handwritten typeface.<p>The <b>Flirt Script</b> font was designed by Neil Summerour of Positype in 2014. Type designer Neil Summerour …

Typography

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Americans construct tiny houses – and new lives

<b>More and more Americans are building tiny houses, drawn to the prospect of financial freedom and a smaller ecological footprint. Gianna Palmer reports on the growing movement from Charlotte, North Carolina.</b><p>When Sicily Kolbeck first told people she was planning to build her own house, they often …

Mike Parker - obituary

Mike Parker was the 'Godfather of fonts’ who took Helvetica global and suggested that Times New Roman was, in fact, stolen<p>Mike Parker, who has died aged 84, was known as the “Godfather of fonts” – typographical rather than ecclesiastical — and was responsible for popularising Helvetica, a lettering …

Interview with Dave Foster

Dave Foster is a type designer based in Sydney, Australia whose work brought my attention while looking for typography works on Behance. It's really …

Framing

Invader Invades the Swiss Alps - Anzere, Switzerland (Part II)

Share this article<p>Rom Levy<br>• January 4, 2014<br>• 0<p>Invader is still in Switzerland working his magic on the streets of Anzere, a small village in the canton …

The Birds

Why the passenger pigeon became extinct.<p>Imagine that tomorrow morning you woke up and discovered that the familiar rock pigeon—scientifically known as <i>Columba livia</i>, popularly known as the rat with wings—had disappeared. It was gone not simply from your window ledge but from Piazza San Marco, …