Monika Sitek

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New Pirelli Calendar Starring Kate Winslet, Alicia Vikander, and Co.

You’ve come a long way, baby. The once conventionally titillating Pirelli Calendar has embraced a whole new world—titillating in a very different, more cerebral sense of the word. Recall last year how Annie Leibovitz featured the likes of Yoko Ono and Patti Smith, and one of the only calendar girls …

The French Girl’s Guide to Healthy Snacking in Paris

Visitors in Paris for couture week beginning Sunday won’t be likely to hear their Parisian neighbors complain about their juice cleanses—because when it comes to matters of fitness, diet, and overall health, the French are anything but extremists. “It’s a very different approach than what we’re …

How effective is your sleep tracker?

I'm pretty obsessed with tracking my sleep. Maybe even more than my step count or my exercise or calories -- or any of the other things I have a score of apps installed to help me keep track of. I'm not a good sleeper, which I think contributes to an unnatural focus on my sleepy times. I aim for …

Intel Ending Sponsorship Of Prestigious Science Contest For High School Students

The giant semiconductor manufacturer Intel will be severing ties with a long- running science and mathematics competition that has awarded millions of dollars in prize money to America's top high school students.<p>Intel has been a corporate sponsor of the Science Talent Search since 1998, according …

Expert Shopping List: Must-Buy Souvenirs From Around the Globe

5 Life Lessons From The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

How much of my life do I spend people-pleasing? Turns out, a lot. I realized this upon reading Sarah Knight’s <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck</i>, a new parody of Marie Kondo’s best seller, <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i>. I go places I don’t want to go and do things I don’t want to do …

Interview: Dynamic Photos of Dancers Frozen Mid-Movement by Lois Greenfield

For the last 35 years, legendary dance photographer Lois Greenfield has explored movement and its expressive potential in dynamic photos of dancers frozen in split seconds of extraordinary motion. Twirling, soaring, and contorting into incredible forms, her subjects are immortalized as sculptural …

Barnes & Noble

Wonderfully Witty Dog Portraits by Ron Schmidt

Though we've seen a lot of dog portraits in our time (see here, here and here) these might just take the cake as the most creative ever.<p>Ron Schmidt is the person behind the company Loose Leashes, an online shop where he sells funny prints of our furry friends in wonderfully witty scenarios. Dog …

Modular Mobile Home Offers Easy Transport and Assembly for Living Off-the-Grid in Style

Prefabricated architecture is known for its mobility, allowing people to live in faraway and previously isolated locales. Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos has created VIMOB in this vein, designing it as a modular home that can be easily transported and assembled.<p>The 398-square-foot dwelling has a …

Handcrafted Jewelry Contains Delicate Pieces of Nature Encased in Resin

Artist Sarah Smith designs jewelry that allows anyone to carry a bit of nature with them at all times. For up to three weeks, Smith spends her time planning, pouring resin, curing, and shaping a single creation for someone who can't get enough of Earth's pure beauty. Within her wearable works of …

Wearable Tech

Beautifully Minimal Contemporary Huts Start at $25,000

Japanese retailer MUJI is well known for their beautifully minimal household and consumer goods. Now, they're expanding, moving beyond products for your home to building shelters that you can inhabit. Called MUJI HUT, it's a concept that provides a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of everyday …

Self-Reflection

Sweet Little Pet Owl Uses Mushroom as Umbrella During Sudden Rainstorm

Photographer Tanja Brandt‘s pet owl may not be a fan of rainstorms, but rain or shine he knows how to strike the perfect pose for the camera. During one of the artist's many outdoor adventures, it began to drizzle and her beloved 1.5-year-old owl Poldi took cover underneath an orange mushroom. At …

Outdoors

Adorable Baby Cow Thinks He’s a Dog Like His Great Dane Best Friend

An adorable calf named Goliath seems to have learned a thing or two from his Great Dane friend Leonidas. When he was born, young Goliath was extremely sick and wasn't even strong enough to drink from a milk bottle. To give him the care he needed, Shaylee Hubbs adopted him and worked hard to nurse …

Great Dane

Adult Coloring Book Combined with Journaling Offers Multiple Forms of Relief in One Notebook

Over the past year, we've admired many coloring books for adults. Their relaxing qualities make them an ideal way to unwind from the stresses of daily life. The makers of the ColoringNotebook have taken this idea a step further by joining the joy of coloring with notebook paper. This dynamic …

Drawing

Architizer

New Magnificent Photos of Beautiful Libraries around the World

Since 2011, French-born, New York-based photographer Franck Bohbot has traveled all over the world in a quest to document the captivating beauty of libraries for his ongoing series titled <i>House of Books</i>. From Rome to Tokyo to Paris, he creates a visual record of the cultural institutions that have …

Rhode Island

The Internet Helps Photographer Find the Mystery Couple from Gorgeous Wedding Photo

While Sydney-based photographer Sam Yeldham normally focuses his lens on brilliant scenes of the harbor city during sunset, he wound up shooting his first wedding photo in the spur of the moment. Completely by chance, Yeldham captured some gorgeous images of a mystery couple as a storm began to …

Weddings

23-Year-Old Welds Metal Canvases to Create Psychedelic Portraits

Engineer Richard Lauth uses his imaginative expertise to demonstrate how welding can serve an unexpected art form. Lauth himself prefers a TIG welding technique, which utilizes a tungsten electrode to deliver a current to the welding site. The puddle that forms is then cooled with a gas. While this …

Intricately Detailed Papercut Designs Reflect Beauty of the Natural World

Japanese artist Riu (aka @mr_riu) captivates the mind with his remarkably intricate paper cut designs. Winner of multiple online art competitions, the young artist maintains an Instagram account and blog that each showcase a stunning display of technical skill within delicate patterns.<p>Papercutting …

Art

Renzo Piano’s Latest: An Off-The-Grid, One-Person Mobile Home

For over 50 years, the architect dreamed of building a one-room structure for minimal living. Now it exists, on Vitra’s campus in Germany.<p>Around the time that the Shard skyscraper was completed in London, in 2012, Renzo Piano told <i>The Guardian</i> that “one of the most important things is to have happy …

A Modern Japanese House With A Surprise Garden Inside

A small house located in Japan’s Yamaguchi prefecture has a bit of surprise located in the center of it. House J, designed by Keiko Maita Architect …

Dining Rooms

Citybook Modular Bookcase by MR.LESS & MRS.MORE

Antonella Di Luca, a young designer from Bologna, Italy who previously worked with at Iosa Ghini Design Studio decided to begin a new design practice …

Rammed-Earth Retreat: Modern Home Made of Local Soil

Slightly-squiggly lines divide the multi-hued organic building blocks of this crisp-edged mountain home, tying it into the surrounding landscape of …

Redesigned Modern Interior in the Suburbs of Sydney

This home in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney, Australia was under construction when the homeowners decided that the interior spaces would need to be …