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A Rare Glimpse Inside The Gorgeous Homes Of 29 Artists

Context shapes how viewers interpret objects, no doubt about it. Observing a painting in a museum strikes a reverential chord, seeing the same one in a commercial gallery speaks to commodification, and if hung on the walls of a restaurant (like Mark Rothko’s murals for the Four Seasons) an …

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

I’m Every Touchpad: Sensel Morph Does Anything You Want Done, Baby

An iPad-sized touchpad that senses pressure can track faint brush strokes or a hard drumbeat. Naturally.<p>With a touch area the size of a small tablet, the Sensel Morph is a pressure-reading touchpad so sensitive it can detect anything from the wispy touch of a paintbrush to the pounding of a …

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

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Home Improvement

New in the Shop: Beautifully Abstract City Maps by Jazzberry Blue

Using bold colors and geometric forms, artist Jazzberry Blue creates abstract maps of some of the world's most famous cities. He's made these modern maps, that have that mid-century modern look to them, for almost every city you can think of including Chicago, Milan, and Berlin. The self-taught …

Maps

Gaudí-Inspired Tiles Turn Your Floor Into A Maze

Spanish design studio LaSelva has just released a series of tiles that will make your bathroom floor channel the architectural genius of Antonio Gaudí. They’re inspired by three hexagonal mosaic tile designs the famed Spanish architect made in 1904.<p>Manuel Bañó & David Galvañ of Studio LaSelva gave …

Movie Posters Get A Cartoon Redesign

<b>Ale Giorgini | Back to the Future</b><p><b>Ale Giorgini | The Life Acquatic with Steve Zissou</b><p><b>Ale Giorgini | Lord of the Rings</b><p><b>Ale Giorgini | Lord of the</b> …

Django Unchained

How to Restore a Rothko: With Light

A conservation scientist explains how transparencies, computer algorithms, and ambient illumination can bring a faded painting back to life.<p>In 1989, I was a conservation student at the Courtauld Institute in London. During a class on varnish removal, my professor, Gerry Hedley, demonstrated how …

There’s something mesmerizing about aerial views of our planet, and designer Florian Pucher brings that magic into the home, but not as a print on your wall. Florian uses ordinary satellite photos...

There’s something mesmerizing about aerial views of our planet, and designer Florian Pucher brings that magic into the home, but not as a print on …

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11 Artists You Need To Know For The Rest Of 2014

<i>Summer's unofficially over, but a variety of artists used the last few months to get their name out there. Here are 11 artists to know as we enter the final third of 2014</i>.<p><b>Vancouver Sleep Clinic</b><p>Vancouver Sleep Clinic is the project of 17-year-old Australian Tim Bettinson, which is a bit confusing, …

Childish Gambino

Strictly Critical Video: One Hour Looking at a Jackson Pollock Painting at MoMA

Exhibitions<p>What happens when you look at a single work of art for one hour?<p>,<p>With this week’s video, our two critics embark in a new direction: the …

New Murals from Etam Cru on the Streets of Oslo and Montreal | Colossal

<p>Two fantastic new murals today from Sainer and Bezt of Etam Cru. The first, depicting a girl holding birdhouses was completed last month in Montreal …

List of Nightshade Veggies and Fruits

Please read: Plant taxonomy <br>*I have added the link above to help those that are confused about plant taxonomy, meaning how plants are broken down …

40 Vegetarian Quinoa Recipes

By Kiersten | Last Updated: April 21, 2014<p>There are some foods that show up a lot in vegetarian cooking (hello, tofu!), and quinoa is definitely one …

Norman Ackroyd | Artist

Norman Ackroyd RA<p>© Benedict Johnson<p>Norman Ackroyd RA<p>Video<p>CV<p>Shop<p>Read more<p>Norman Ackroyd studied at Leeds College of Art from 1956 to 1961, and …

Art

An Austrian Artist Has Completely Reinvented The Door

YouTube<p>Austrian artist Klemens Torggler has reinvented the door with his latest project.<p>Called the Evolution Door (which we first spotted on the blog Colossal), the 4-panel door opens and closes elegantly as though it's made of pieces of paper. Roggler calls it a "flip panel door" (or …

Home Automation

4 Spaces Dramatically Improved By A Single Piece Of Art

A colorful, abstract painting sets these relatively neutral rooms in a different direction.<p>Here, interior designer Christopher Maya incorporates a contemporary painting by Leora Armstrong into a primary color palette.<p>A painting by Brian Grosdidier and Jay Shinn brings color into a breakfast room in …

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CES 2014: LaCie Announces 1TB 'Fuel' Wireless External Hard Drive for iOS/Mac Devices

LaCie today announced the Fuel, a wireless hard drive designed to work with the iPad, the iPhone, and Mac computers. With 1TB of storage, the Fuel is able to wirelessly stream to any Apple device, serving as a portable storage unit for extensive media libraries.<p>Fuel, which does not require an …

Jungalow South-African pendant lamp | Jungalow

From the minute I saw these paper mache bowls from South Africa at World Market, I LOVED them. The bowls are made by Wola Nani, a non-profit …

How To Create a Gallery Wall on a Budget

Gallery Wall Inspiration<p>With $200 to spend upfront and a large space to fill, I knew my vision of a gallery wall was not immediately attainable. I …

I can't catalogue these visions, for most, mercifully, are blurred by morning, leaving only a vague uneasiness and a reluctance to be alone even in the brightest sunshine — but does it float

Site-Specific Land Art by Andy Goldsworthy are Ephemeral Earthworks

It's fairly impossible to predict what British artist Andy Goldsworthy might come up with next! The Scotland-based artist creates intriguing, site-specific land art that utilizes natural resources in completely unexpected ways. The final results are organized, colorfully radiating leaves, spiraling …

Land Art

By the unification of architecture, sculpture and painting a new plastic reality will be created — but does it float

Sculpture

Breastfeeding won't seem normal until we see more pictures of it

From cliched poses to Facebook bans, society has a problem with realistic images of breastfeeding and postpartum bodies<p>You would have had to have been living in a cave not to have noticed the increased interest in celebrity mums in the media over the last decade. From judgmental and vicious attacks …

Historian Marc Hermann scoured news archives for photos of old crime scenes, then matched them to modern New York City in this striking series. Historic NYC Crime Scenes and What They Look Like Today

Historian Marc Hermann scoured news archives for photos of old crime scenes, then matched them to modern New York City in this striking series.<p><i>via</i> …

Crime

The craftsmen of the Y Studio based in Taiwan have come up with a clever use for old cameras that no longer function. Instead of throwing them away forever, they convert them into sleek lamps that...

The craftsmen of the Y Studio based in Taiwan have come up with a clever use for old cameras that no longer function. Instead of throwing them away …

Taiwan

Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe

<i>Updated 7/16/2013 – See Original Here</i><p>Once at a picnic, I saw mathematicians crowding around the last game I would have expected: Tic-tac-toe.<p>As you …

Mathematics