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21 New Updates from iOS 9 That Will Transform Your iPhone

Ever since WWDC 2015 teased us about the upcoming iOS update last month, we’ve been itching to try it. Apple pre-released the third iOS 9 beta to developers yesterday and the public beta today. We managed to get our (super excited!) hands on it and wanted to share all of the good, the awesome + the …

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The World’s Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Japanese design house Nendo can make <i>anything</i> better. The designers have revamped rubber bands. They tackled the 4,000-year-old design problem of chopsticks. They even figured out how to make wood transparent for crying out loud.<p>Still, I’m always happiest when Nendo turns its design genius to …

Sophia Loren, peeking out from behind a newspaper, 1964. See 19 photos of Loren shot by her good friend, LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt: http://ti.me/1C9AdXF (Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Jean Louis Iratzoki designs "first bioplastic chair"

<b>Maison&Objet 2015:</b> Basque designer Jean Louis Iratzoki has moulded the shell of a chair from a plant-based polymer that is fully recyclable and …

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Le Petit Prince Illustrations by Philip Giordano

Le petit prince – children’s book illustrations by Philip Giordano.<p>Born in a small coastal town in Liguria, Philip Giordano is an Italian illustrator …

If you love green urban spaces, shout it from the rooftops

The Sky Garden might be tricky to get into, but that shouldn't stop us claiming it for our own<p>The spaces in between are what make urban living bearable. It’s not just the great formal parks that allow cities and their inhabitants to breathe, but the humble scraps of green space that lurk …

Artist Triggers Contagious Yawn in Times Square and Beyond

It's a simple but brilliant idea – show the face of a man yawning and you might just yawn yourself. This is the idea behind Sebastian Errazuriz's new installation in Times Square, <i>A Pause in the City That Never Sleeps</i>. Each night in January, from 11:57pm to midnight, Times Square's electronic …

Digitally Rendered 3D Abstract Paintings Look Like Miniature Worlds

Libya-based creative Mahmoud Jouini uses digital software to render colorful, three-dimensional abstract paintings that look like miniature worlds. Although the images look like snapshots of elaborate, sprawling dioramas that were physically constructed, each piece was actually created entirely on …

The Chandelier That Produces a Shadow Forest of Wild Trees

A year and a half ago, we told you about <i>Forms in Nature,</i> a stunning light sculpture by Hilden & Diaz (Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz) that casts shadows of trees throughout a room. The 3D printed piece takes eight hours of assembly by hand. Created in Copenhagen, the beautiful chandelier took the world …

Happy Friday: Divers Found A Mythical Metal From Atlantis

This week history nerds, metallurgists and conspiracy theorists all got some fun news. Divers discovered a cache of ingots made from the previously …

Daily Routines: Work

According to the infographic <i>The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People</i>, not all great minds think alike. In fact, they plan their days very differently from one another. Podio, a project management software company, created this chart that visualizes how artists, writers, and musicians went about …

Dynamic Portraits of Acrobatic Dancer and Bursts of Powder Frozen in Time

Brussels-based photographer Jeffrey Vanhoutte freezes extraordinary instants in time in these expressive shots of an acrobatic dancer leaping and twirling amid dynamic clouds of powder. The Belgian photographer captured these spontaneous shots for the creative agency Norvell Jefferson in order to …

A Table Clock Made from Concrete and Oak Veneer

Studio PS, a design firm based in The Netherlands, designed a simple, handcrafted table clock that not only does its job telling time, but it acts as …

Customizable Wall Mounted Shelving From AMBIVALENZ

Fläpps is a modular shelving system, from AMBIVALENZ, that has a unique twist. It comes in various sized modules that have the same mounting …

Dowse for The Design Museum

The Design Museum commissioned Dowse to create a collection of jewelry and art prints to accompany their exhibition on the great American architect …

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15 Lessons from 20 Years of the French Laundry

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Thomas Keller's legendary Napa restaurant, The French Laundry, F&W’s Kate Krader and Chelsea Morse have collected …

SARU release Springbok App

2014-06-12 18:19<p>Durban - The South African Rugby Union (SARU) today unveiled the official free Springbok smartphone app for android.<p>The simply-titled …

Explore natural wonders and world landmarks

Explore world landmarks, discover natural wonders, and step inside locations such as museums, arenas, parks and transport hubs.

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14 Architectural Trends That Will Define The Next Decade

<i>When you think about the future, how do you envision the built environment? According to this article, originally appearing on The Huffington Post as</i> …

Eerie Photos of North Brother Island, the Last Unknown Place in New York City | Colossal

<p>How does an island in New York City’s East River go from being notoriously feared, almost 100 years ago, to being completely forgotten about today? …

Articles about julie fisher how shop furniture on Dwell.com - Dwell

We tapped architect Julie Fisher—who designed the inventive staircase-slide hybrid in our March 2014 issue—for her expert opinion...<p>The New York-based designer's thoughts on lighting the home, choosing the right bulb, and more.<p>Los Angeles-based rug designer Ben Solemani talks us through the do's …

Put a Ring On It: Nod Gesture Control Ring

Nod Labs envisions we’ll soon be interacting with our smart televisions, set top boxes, home appliances, connected lighting systems, and just about …

L’Oréal: Miss Denim nail collection

Next month sees the arrival of L’Oréal’s first textured nail collection, Miss Denim. There are four summery shades which dry to a denim textured …

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A Safer Wedding Band For Active Husbands

These wedding bands aren’t just safer than normal rings, they have a cool trick you can show off to your buddies.<p>There are all sorts of wedding bands available to women: ornate, delicate, filigreed. Look upon the ring fingers of most married men, however, and you’ll likely see the exact same thing. …