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Design + Data = Delight | The Chart of Famous Eyewear

The Chart of Famous Eyewear<p>(Click image to activate zoom)<p>A meticulously illustrated eye chart focusing on famous eyewear. From Benjamin Franklin's …

Spike Lee

Skin by Ariana Russell

Ariana Page Russell's skin blushes easily. The slightest scratch will turn into a visible swollen line on her pink skin. Due to a condition called …

Alain de Botton on How to Think More About Sex

<i>“When we hook up with another, in sex or love (or, more rarely, both) we prove that our isolation is not permanent,”</i> Dorion Sagan — son of Carl — wrote in his fascinating history of sex. And yet that very quest to end our isolation has been subject to centuries of stigma and incessant friction with …

Is Lichtenstein a great modern artist or a copy cat?

Roy Lichtenstein’s critics said he was a plagiarist, not an artist. But Alastair Sooke argues that he should be reassessed as a modern master.<p>When pop art blazed onto the scene in the early ’60s, many people dismissed the work of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and their contemporaries as worthless …

Art

The rise of ‘art house’ gaming

Recent games concerned with mood and psychology rather than tasks and thrills have been likened to art house cinema. But is it a helpful comparison?<p>Video games are still carving their identity in the worlds of entertainment and culture, and media coverage often looks to other industries for points …

Henry David Thoreau

“We Are What We Are”: Christian cannibals haunt the backwoods

In an ingenious American remake, a gruesome horror film becomes an indie mood piece on the dangers of religion<p>Rural America is, or once was, practically infested with weird dead-end religions, mostly half-forgotten offshoots of evangelical Protestantism with roots in the Second Great Awakening of …

2013 Marvin Architect’s Challenge Winners

The Marvin Windows and Doors’ Architect’s Challenge winners have been announced and this year, there are some really beautiful winning modern houses. …

Architecture

100 Diagrams That Changed the World by Scott Christianson. From The Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the iPod

Infographics are cool (and trending) but you know what is cool? 100 most important diagrams that changed the human history, Scott Christianson decide to compile the most awesome diagrams in this book: you think that prismatic circle that you see on photoshop is a creation from Adobe, well Moses Harris did it in 1766, do you remember Dante’s Inferno, well there’s a diagram for that, phases of the moon? Yeah Galileo did it, and of course Da Vinci Vitruvian Man is there too.

Listen to Daft Punk's Hand-Selected Favorites via Spotify Playlist

Ever wonder what Daft Punk listen to in their spare time? The ever elusive and secretive duo, composed of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de …

Daft Punk

Where to See the Best Fall Foliage in the U.S. (Photos)

The air is turning crisp and pumpkins are popping up on the shelves. This can only mean one thing: it's time for a road trip. Here are the 13 best …

NYFW Reviews: Opening Ceremony Made Us Bust a Nut

You get all kinds of free stuff at fashion shows and most of it is useless. But the self-pleasuring device gifted to me by OC was exactly what the doctor ordered after a long week of fashion-model-induced blue balls.<p><i>Fashion Week has hit New York City again and big, fancy designers are showing their</i> …

Mary J. Blige

The Great and God Awful Trends of New York Fashion Week Spring 2014

We took our time to really go through everything we saw at New York Fashion Week to compile for you the best, worst, and unavoidable trends that will be forced in front of your faces come spring 2014.<p><i>Marc by Marc Jacobs, Prabal Gurung, Philosophy, Alexander Wang, MM6, DKNY, Adam Selman</i><p>New York …

Thom Browne

Sylvia Plath’s Drawings

Last week, we found out Queen Victoria was a semi-secret but masterful artist — and she wasn’t the only cultural icon whose artistic talent remained shadowed by her primary claim to fame. London’s Mayor Gallery recently exhibited 44 of <b>Sylvia Plath’</b>s pen and ink sketches that capture her “deepest …

Design Classics A-Z Alphabet Print by 67 Inc

An affordable way to own 35 of the greatest 20th Century design classics. Objects from chairs to cameras, clocks to record players, Eames to …

Archives

Trailer for the Live-Action GATCHAMAN Movie!

Top 10 art and cultural venues in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Tricklock Performance Laboratory<p>Tricklock Company, The Box, q-Staff and The Cell Theatre all make their homes downtown. Tricklock Company highlights …

10 Great Documentaries About Punk Rock

Have we all recovered from seeing punk at the Met? Well, here’s more — from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The institution has …

Thirsty Rough font family

Thirsty Rough is a vintage script font family that comes in 21 styles and weights. It is now for sale on MightyDeals for only $9.<p><i>Related</i>

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

College & University

Falling short: seven writers reflect on failure

• Diana Athill: 'It is possible to make use of failure, and forget it'<br>• Margaret Atwood: 'Get back on the horse that threw you'<br>• Julian Barnes: …

Floating Egg

The Exbury Egg is a design structure, result of the collaboration between the PAD studio, the SPUD group and the artist Stephen Turner. Made entirely …

Amazing

Modern Flight Tag Prints

Designer and Illustrator from London, Neil Stevens was inspired by old airline baggage tags and decided to recreate some big prints based on the idea …

Original Mad Man David Ogilvy on the 10 Qualities of Creative Leaders

Long before the listicle epidemic of the social web, 11th-century Japanese courtesan Sei Shanagon, the world’s first “blogger,” enumerated 7 rare things in life, beloved novelist Umberto Eco asserted the list was the origin of culture, and the inimitable Susan Sontag reflected on why lists appeal …

DIAMONDS | ADORN - Rihanna & Miguel (Travis Garland Mashup)

Mashups

Illustrated Flowcharts to Find Answers to Life’s Big Questions

From ever-inventive designer Stefan G. Bucher of <i>You Deserve a Medal</i> and Daily Monster fame comes <b>344 Questions: The Creative Person’s Do-It-Yourself Guide to Insight, Survival, and Artistic Fulfillment</b> — a delightful pocket-sized compendium of flowcharts and lists illustrated in Bucher’s …

The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity

It seems to be the season for fascinating meditations on consciousness, exploring such questions as what happens while we sleep, how complex cognition evolved, and why the world exists. Joining them and prior explorations of what it means to be human is <b>The Ravenous Brain: How the New Science of</b> …