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247 Years Of American Flags, Visualized

During more than 200 years of American history, the United States flag has undergone near-constant transformation. The prolific infographic designers at Pop Chart Lab condensed 247 years of the American flag’s design evolution into one poster–from the Sons of Liberty’s rebellious stripes in 1767 to …

Jay-Z's "Magna Carta" Mobile App Collects an Insane Amount of Data From its Users

“When installed, it demanded a working log in to Facebook or Twitter and permission to post on the account. “We would like fans to share the content …

Russell Brand Ridicules Mainstream Media Anchors on MSNBC (video)

The least I can say about Russell Brand is that he’s a polarizing figure – one who probably has as many fans as he has detractors. Whether you love …

Mainstream Media

How to build a constellation light for a little astronomy in the bedroom

Evita's been sharing her tutorials on Offbeat Home all year — remember the starry window pelmet? Or her sewing machine-cum-computer-desk? She …

How To Make a Media Console For Under $100

The media console above looks like it could have come out of the pages of the latest West Elm catalog, doesn't it? Just $40 of scrap furniture-grade …

Infographic: A Flowchart Maps Time Travel In The Movies

What do <i>Groundhog Day</i>, <i>Twelve Monkeys</i>, and <i>The Time Traveler’s Wife</i> have in common? Yes, exactly: They’d all be better with Nicholas Cage. But also: time travel! As we see in this flow chart, however, not all time-bending cinema approaches the concept in quite the same fashion.<p>The flow chart, created …

THE STYLE FILES LOVES: NATURAL LIVING | THE STYLE FILES

There is a lot that I like about this <b>kitchen</b> (top image): the old wooden doors, the white ceiling beams, the wooden table .. all simply gorgeous.</b> …

5 Tips For Giving A Room A Makeover In A Day

Everyone has moments when they look at the living room, bedroom or any other room in their home and they realize it’s time for a change. The décor …

Scandinavian Chic House With Rustic And Vintage Features

This house in Sweden may boast of a very interesting rustic and vintage interior with mid-century touches. Rustic features bring coziness: rough wood …

Elegant Scandinavian Apartment With Shabby Chic Touches

The design of this Swedish house is based on the mix of white and blue colors and patina. The right choice of shades and materials makes the space …

Maison Estate: A Nordic-Inspired Restaurant in South Africa

We recently wrote about Maison Estate Vineyard and its clever Wine Bottle Chandeliers in the tasting room. Now we’re taking a tour of Maison’s new …

South Africa

Why good storytelling helps you design great products

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>One of the biggest flubs that product teams make is confusing designs that look great with designs that actually work well. …

Why you should move that button 3px to the left

When a product is close to launch, I become a perfectionist. Each misaligned element or awkward interaction is like a thorn in my side. There’ll be a …

Yellowstone's megavolcano is more terrifying than we ever imagined

A seismology student from the University of Utah is claiming that the volume of molten magma beneath Yellowstone is 50% larger than previously …

Earth Science

Patton Oswalt's 8-minute Episode VII pitch is delightfully insane

Patton Oswalt makes an appearance in this Thursday's episode of <i>Parks & Rec</i>. But here's what you won't see — an 8-minute deleted scene of him …

Patton Oswalt

One state could require kids to read more science fiction in schools

Here's a change that could actually make schools less awful, instead of more. A West Virginia legislator proposed a bill last month that would …

The Harrison Ford/Chewbacca feud is still tearing the galaxy apart

We all know actor Harrison Ford and Chewbacca had a serious falling-out at some point, as evidenced by a disturbing confrontation behind-the-scenes …

These futuristic cities are housed inside a single, gigantic building

The evolution of cities may be a lot weirder than you think. Instead of sprawls, they may become ultra-high density constructions that look more like …

Skyscrapers

How to Survive Bear Attack | The Art of Manliness

× Survive Bear Attack How to identify a grizzly (brown) bear: short round ears, should hump, 6.5 ft long, 400-800 lbs, found in Europe, Asia, Canada, …

Trendspotting: Pluses

Whatever your opinion of arithmetic, pluses are popping up like crazy this spring. Add the familiar symbol as a punchy pattern on textiles or as a …

Quirky & glamorous Squares wall/floor lamp by Areti @_designjunction @AtelierAreti

6 Ideas for Updating Thrift Store Art

Nothing adds character to a space like art. But if you're on a tight budget, your options might be a little limited. You could make like a college …

Is Tim O’Reilly’s Internet Evangelism Actually A Blight?

Ever wonder where the term “Web 2.0” came from? You might not like knowing the answer.<p>Open source. Web 2.0. Government as a platform. These are the memes of Internet evangelist Tim O’Reilly. They’re words we’ve all heard but few people can specifically define, and that’s for good reason: They’re …

If Your Company Targets Millennials, Read This Now

Millennials will define our economy for many decades to come–and these three generational priorities will bend time-tested rules of the marketplace.<p>Millennials have a somewhat schizophrenic relationship with the media. Depending on the study cited, they’ve been called everything from the most …

Why Americans Are So WEIRD, And What It Means For Behavioral Science

So many foundational findings in cognition are based on Western subjects. The biases that induces might be larger than anyone realizes.<p>To be fair, WEIRD stands for Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. But according to a growing body of research, Americans are also the …

The 1969 novel that accurately predicted the world of 2013

John Brunner isn't just one of the great underappreciated science fiction authors — he also has a pretty amazing track record at predicting the …

Science Fiction

The Host and Gattaca director Andrew Niccol explains his obsession with beautiful dystopias

From <i>The Truman Show</i>, <i>Gattaca</i> to <i>In Time,</i> director Andrew Niccol is swiftly becoming Hollywood's go-to architect of beautiful but dangerously flawed …

Albert Einstein

Proof that Toy Story and The Walking Dead are basically the exact same story

Someone's poisoned the water hole, with walker meat! Ever notice how <i>Toy Story</i> and <i>The Walking Dead</i> line up a little too perfectly? Well, you will …

Toy Story

The Amazing World of Photo Editing Before Photoshop

Today, manipulated or 'shopped photos are common in the media and in our everyday life, but that wasn't the case for most of photographic history. …

Photo Editing