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Shops We Love: Propeller Modern

This San Francisco storefront presents modern design from a roster of independent makers and locally-based talents.<p>Propeller Modern<p>Founder: Lorn Dittfield<p>Opening Date: October 2002<p>Address: 555 Hayes Street in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley neighborhood<p>Phone: (415) 701-7767<p>Follow On: Facebook, …

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Sex fixer to the stars lifts lid on scandal in Hollywood's golden age

Scotty Bowers has kept quiet for 60 years but now, at 88, he's talking about bedding the biggest screen icons of the day<p>Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn had just one thing in common – apart from being movie superstars.<p>But that one thing wasn't the fairytale romance that Hollywood falsely spun …

10 places that can change your child's life | CNN Travel

With Kids' Bedtimes, Consistency Is Key To Learning And Development

Parents have all heard, and personally experienced, how critical a good night's sleep is for their children. But new research suggests that the consistency of kids' bedtimes matters just as much for their developing brains as the number of hours they get.<p>Researchers in the U.K. analyzed data from …

11 Teachers’ Tips on How to Handle Children

<b>The advice:</b> “If you want kids to listen, lower your voice instead of raising it. This forces kids to focus. Whisper, ‘If you can hear me, touch your …

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The Dino Pet is a Living Toy that Uses Algae to Glow at Night

What child hasn’t dreamed of owning their own, glowing dinosaur? The Dino Pet from California-based company, Yonder Biology brings the best elements …

The Day I Stopped Saying 'Hurry Up'

When you're living a distracted life, every minute must be accounted for. You feel like you must be checking something off the list, staring at a screen, or rushing off to the next destination. And no matter how many ways you divide your time and attention, no matter how many duties you try and …

Why Big Data Matters

Terabytes, Petabytes, Exabytes. Who can keep track? These strange terms have just begun to enter the business lexicon, but the hype surrounding them has reached a fever pitch. We have undoubtedly entered the age of big data.<p>Yet it’s hard for many to take it seriously. While the blogosphere buzzes …

The Best Illustrated Children’s Books and Picture Books of 2012

On the heels of this year’s best science books, art books, design books, and philosophy and psychology books, the 2012 best-of reading lists continue with the annual roundup of the year’s ten-or-so most delightful children’s and picturebooks. (Catch up on last year’s roundup here.)<p>HENRI’S WALK TO …

7 Do's and Don'ts of Raising a Happy Child

Happiness probably tops the list of things you want to cultivate in your children -- just follow our list of what to do (and not do) when nurturing your child's positive outlook.<p>Do Let Your Kid Take the Lead<p>Spend "child-centered time" with your kid every day, says Joyce Nolan Harrison, M.D., …

How to Practice School Manners

With hundreds of rambunctious children crammed under one roof, it's no wonder that schools are the places where good manners are often forgotten. We asked etiquette experts to share tips for following modern manners in the classroom, cafeteria, playground, and beyond.<p>While your kids may already be …

CMYLK: Ceil Diskin’s Abstract Pillows

Ceil Diskin is an artist, designer, and former art director who creates color-drenched patterns for textiles, including fabric, pillows, wall …

Interlocked Coins Form Complex Geometric Sculptures

When artist Robert Wechsler comes across a large number of coins, he doesn't just trade them in for dollar bills like everybody else. Instead, he sees an opportunity for art. Using quarters, dimes, and pennies, Wechsler recently developed this series of complex geometric forms, simply called <i>Money</i>, …

Sculpture

De-Evolution by Brad Ascalon for DEDAR

‘De-Evolution’ is a follow up to an installation created by Brad Ascalon in 2012 called ‘The Dream’, which was exhibited at Gallery R’Pure in New …

A Twirling Monitor Creates Incredible 3-D Sculptures

3-D TV was a gimmick, and it failed. After every television manufacturer went all-out with manufacturing and marketing, the entire industry retreated. But I still think that failure had nothing to do with 3-D itself. It was a lack of good content. And it was the glasses–hose silly, silly 3-D …

A Camera That Turns Real Scenes Into Toy-Like Dioramas

The Bonzart Ampel delivers optically playful tilt-shift photography to amateur photographers.<p>In 2010, Uniqlo released one of their early digital products (they now have a mini arsenal of them) as part of a branding platform. The online calendar displayed monochromatic dates and times, alongside a …

Learn the History of Typography Through Type:Rider, a Super Mario-Esque Game for Your Smartphone

We all have a favorite font. But how much do you really know about it? You may be a self-classified "font fanatic" who knows Gary Hustwit's <i>Helvetica</i> …

Colorful Experimental Photography by Luka Klikovac

Colorful Photography.<p>The selected colorful images are part of an experimental photo series by Luka Klikovac from Belgrade, Serbia. The photographer …

Photography

Stunning Illustrations by Paweł Jońca

Creative Illustration Art.<p>The Warszawa, Poland based illustrator Paweł Jońca discovered his love for drawing in his early childhood. Later he worked …

Posters

This Bronze Candle Will Burn Forever and Never Melt Away

Given how important it's been to our development, mankind will always be drawn to open flames. But if you're tired of buying tea light candles in …

Real-Life Architectural Puzzles Made for Escaping

You're alone in a room, or perhaps with a small group of friends, looking for a way out, searching all the walls and surfaces around you—even the …

Half-Drag Portraits Show the Before & After Transformations of NYC Drag Queens

New York-based photographer Leland Bobbé has put together a fascinating series of portraits that examine the idea of gender fluidity by showing New …

How Life Works

Did You Know That A Tiny Madagascan Spider Produces The Toughest Biological ….

Advertisement<p>Nature has created numerous extraordinary and bizarre animals and plants that continue to amaze us with their behavior and habits. …