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Tiny furniture

<i>Taken from the January issue of Dazed & Confused:</i><p>Reclusive French sculptor ACM puts myths into miniature. For the last 30 years he has been creating “boulots” (i.e. “jobs”, or the daily grind), painstakingly piecing together reconstituted electronic, radiophonic and typewriter components. This …

On Homelessness and How to Help

Hairpinner FinalGirl posted this in the comments of the “Invisible Child” blurb:<p>I work for a tiny domestic violence shelter in the Midwest; I thought …

Does taking photographs ruin your memory?

A scientist wanted to find out whether photographing objects affects what's remembered about them. She found that the impact was huge but there might be more to it<p>On a guided tour of an art museum early this year, 28 university students were told to simply observe 15 objects and to photograph 15 …

Study Claims Taking a Photo Can Impair Memory

As photography enthusiasts, it can be difficult to strike a balance between getting a great shot and truly experiencing the things around us. A …

How photographing events stops us living them

In our visually sophisticated era, it can be hard to separate the ability to capture the moment from fully experiencing it<p>As someone who has spent the last two decades making my living as a photographer, I know what it's like to stare down the barrel of a lens. I have also often been in the …

Robot Rodeo, Y’all!

This is what happens when police, military folks, and scientists get together to play with very expensive robots.<p>It's 10 a.m. on a Wednesday, and I'm watching a robot poke a forest camouflage backpack with a stick. Here on the southern edge of Albuquerque, N.M., in an oven-hot tract of desert, a …

Tokyo tattoo tights

Tokyo Fashion Diaries reports on "tattoo stockings" that are apparently hot items this summer. They make their wearers appear to have elaborate …

Lotto Winner Leaves $10,000 Tip for Diner Owner With Sick Daughter

Just over a week ago, the owner of a Canadian diner struck up a conversation with a customer, and eventually their talk turned to news about the …

Cancer patient's response to insurer who said, "No biopsy for you, you're going to die anyway"

Janet says, "Despite what the official statistics say, metastatic (stage IV) lung cancer is NOT an automatic death sentence. Newer therapies and …

Pulp Fiction Cross Stitch

Steotch's quaint cross stitch would bring a homey ambiance to any room. It shows Jules Winnfield's manged quote of Ezekiel 25:17 along with a …

10 Initials Gone Horribly Wrong

In 2010, New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority announced that it would be rearranging some of its subway signs because they resembled a …

Stockholm's male train drivers wearing skirts to work

Male train drivers in Stockholm have circumvented a ban on wearing shorts in the summer by coming to work in skirts.<p>More than a dozen male employees working for the Roslagsbanan train services in the <b>Swedish</b> capital have been wearing skirts in order to keep cool.<p>One of the drivers, Martin Åkersten, …

Art Of The Brick: Nathan Sawaya's Lego Creations Debuted In New York Are Awesome

When you see an art show like this, it's hard to Lego.<p>But that terrible pun shouldn't detract from Nathan Sawaya's exhibit, "The Art Of The Brick," because it's some of the most complex and provocative Lego art you'll ever see. Though the man has been traveling the world with his collection, he …

EVE from WALL-E Re-imagined as a Battered Warrior

Microsoft phasing out Points system — Xbox market getting real-currency payments

I don’t have many skills, but I could always convert Microsoft Points into U.S. dollars without thinking. A game costs 800 Microsoft Points? Well, that’s $10 in Earth currency. Unfortunately for me, that skill is heading toward obsolescence.<p>Microsoft is finally ending its Points payment system for …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Corgan's long legacy of architectural innovation extends to its present-day workflow.<p>This gastronomic masterpiece sets "a stage for cuisine that ignites the senses.”<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>Taking its name from 15th-century Italian mosaic artisans who …

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