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RIP, minimalism. Retro logos are back!

The pendulum is swinging away from clean, modern aesthetics toward curvy, retro designs.<p><i>This post originally appeared on Logo Lounge.</i><p>Any time we look at trends, we tend to see a pendulum swinging. For instance, it’s not uncommon to see an evolution from a flat logo to something dimensional or vice …

Graphic Design

10 Next-Level Graphic Designers Changing the Way Club Culture Looks

Get to know the artists behind some of the most iconic visuals in dance music.<p>For all of its progressive sonic experimentation, electronic music often feels like a blank canvas. Unrelenting kick-drums or atmospheric synths are inherently abstract, making it more difficult to grasp what producers …

Watch Aldous Huxley Discuss 'Technodictators'

In 1958, Mike Wallace interviewed Aldous Huxley, author of <i>Brave New World</i>. At the time, Huxley foresaw an impending hellish future of overpopulation, …

19 Perfectly Black Products to Get You in the Halloween Spirit

It's almost Halloween, so that means surrounding yourself with all things spooky. Embrace your inner goth with these sleek black items.<p>1. DECK OF …

Watch Blue Man Group's Tiny Desk Concert

Blue Man Group is one of those rare acts that lives up to the hype. The first time I saw them in Las Vegas, I was surprised that the act included …

Planet Earth II: watch the incredible second trailer for the new Sir David Attenborough series

The BBC has released a second trailer for the long-awaited series of Planet Earth ||, a groundbreaking nature documentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough.<p>Ten years after the first series aired, the programme is returning to our screens to explore the characteristics of the planet’s most …

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Moscow Satellite City to Become First Classical Russian City Built From Scratch in Over 100 Years

Maksim Atayants and Maksim Atayants Workshop have announced the construction of Laikovo, a new, large, classically-designed city in the Moscow Region …

Why Caravaggio was as shocking as his paintings

Caravaggio’s revolutionary style influenced everyone from modern photographers to Scorsese – but his life was just as provocative as his paintings, writes Alastair Sooke.<p>Is any artist’s biography more compelling than the life of the Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)? He …

This Short Film Made By Pixar Animators in Their Spare Time Is Damn Good

Pixar animators Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj made this short film <i>Borrowed Time</i> over the past 5 years, and it’s fantastic. The story is set up as …

Saturday Night in Austin, Texas

<i>The Atlantic</i>’s video series “Saturday Night in America” is about uncovering pockets of nightlife across the nation. This episode takes place in Austin, Texas, and profiles a pedicab driver, the owner of a honky-tonk bar, and members of a band called The Octopus Project. Despite a continuous influx …

Live Music

Would LSD Make Bar Mitzvahs Great Again?

Human history is rife with precedent for using drugs to achieve spiritual and moral growth, and there's no scientific reason the modern Jew can't get in on the action.<p>My bar mitzvah was a lovely affair. I remember standing at the <i>bima</i><i>,</i> singing from the Torah in ancient Hebrew as my beaming parents …

The Pixel phone is exactly what we wanted, so of course we’re unhappy

What sort of unobtainium did we expect anyway?<p>There’s a curious dynamic in human psychology whereby as things improve, we sometimes complain about them even more. Respected international philanthropist Mo Ibrahim noted this with respect to Africa in an interview this week: as governance and the …

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How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …

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Watch This Crab Enjoy Human Food With Elegant Sophistication

Before I happened upon this video, I would’ve assumed that a crab would devour its meal haphazardly, primitively. Apologies for misjudging. Turns out …

The Jersey Shore’s Vanishing Architecture: Wildwood’s Iconic Motels (PHOTOS)

RETREAT<p>It was an Art Deco paradise by the water’s edge—until gentrification crept in. Photographer Mark Havens captured the last days of some of the …

Architecture

A Home, Studio, and Gallery Support a Growing Art Scene in Georgia

A forward-thinking architect builds a multifunctional structure with a burgeoning community in mind.<p>Long before he became an architect, William Carpenter was obsessed with the relationship between buildings and the larger environments they occupied. For Carpenter, a building is but an object …

henning stummel architects designs tin house in london

<b>henning stummel architects has designed a home in suburban london that, despite being overlooked by surrounding properties, ensures privacy for its</b> …

Jordan Kasey’s paintings depict languid characters that consume the canvas

Brooklyn-based artist Jordan Kasey’s large scale paintings capture pillowy characters made up of grey and red soft flesh carrying out regular …

Just Look at This Freaking Giant Black Slug

Gulp. Just look at how ridiculous this thing looks. It’s a giant black sea slug known as a sea hare and it’s freaking monstrous. You don’t really …

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Artist:<p><b>Aaron Nagel</b><p>Tattoo Series - <i>“Reclining with Teraoka”</i><p>Oil on Dibond Panel<p>24" x 18"<p>2016

How Art Transformed A Remote Japanese Island

Art can enlighten, soothe, challenge and provoke. Sometimes it can transform a community.<p>Case in point: a 5.5-square-mile island called Naoshima in Japan's Seto Inland Sea.<p>Once upon a time, the biggest employer on Naoshima was a Mitsubishi metals processing plant. Actually, it's still the biggest …

Inside The Collection, possibly the most glamorous series on TV

With cinched-in waists and long, dream-like skirts languishing around the heels, the debut of Christian Dior’s New Look in 1947 Paris set haute couture in motion.<p>As France struggled to extricate itself from the post-war abyss, where sickness and starvation were rife and industrial production …

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Neofuturist architect John Portman bet on cities just as people fled them

The visionary developer-architect wanted to redevelop the core of American urban centers<p>A decade later, parts of downtown were beginning to buzz again, he says, thanks in part to the work of a maverick architect and developer named John Portman, Jr. In an era which saw Americans flee cities towards …

Architecture

Shipping Container House Breaks The Boundaries Between Indoor And Outdoor

Houses built out of repurposed shipping containers are quite controversial. Some love them and some hate them and there are some valid points on each …

Schaufelschlucht Bridge / Marte.Marte Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> With the second arch bridge on the spectacular alpine road to Ebnit, a sub-district of Dornbirn, the …

Bridges