Rachel Apostoles

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The business of tourist traps

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Airlines battle for the poshest, most luxurious first class cabins

It may not seem like it from your tiny seat next to the lavatories, but international airlines are fighting a fierce battle to offer the best seats in the business. The airlines are turning to everything from fully flat seats to onboard chefs and showers to win the allegiance of the one percent …

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Housing The Homeless Saves Money–Here’s The Research That Proves It

The best way to stop homelessness is mindbogglingly simple: Give them homes.<p>Providing the homeless with a place to live may seem like a high cost for taxpayers. But the alternative, it turns out, is more costly, new research shows. Subsidized accommodation could actually be a bargain for the …

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Why VC Firms Are Snapping Up Designers

Irene Au, former head of Google’s user interaction team, is the latest designer to make her way to a venture capital firm. Here’s why VCs are so hot for designers and how consumers could ultimately benefit from the trend.<p>Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, one of the world’s most prominent VC …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

Workout wear: From crunch to brunch

Finding cute (and affordable) workout gear that you can wear around town is essential. While there certainly is stylish workout wear out there, I …

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The Spring Classics – Vintage Print Series by Neil Stevens

The Spring Classics – Vintage Inspired Illustrated Cycling Prints.<p>Oh yes, that is something for real cycling fans like me. London based creative …

Meals Recreated From 9 Famous Books

RISD alum recreates and photographs fictional meals, from Caulfield’s Swiss cheese sandwich to Alice’s tea party.<p>When described right, food in literature can be as memorable and enchanting as the characters themselves. For <i>Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals</i>, designer …

A Map Of Distinguished Places To Get Drunk In NYC

There are easily thousands of bars in New York City. And while there are the maps of historic watering holes, and lists of the city’s best new bars, there has yet to exist a savvy map of the new drinking staples in town. Luckily, Pop Chart Lab’s latest print, <i>The Distinguished Drinkeries of New York</i> …

Silly Rock Band Names Rendered In Pictures

Over the past few decades, as artists seek out their own unique place in the musical universe, band names have gotten harder to nail down, and hilariously abstract.<p>Spanish graphic design group Tata & Friends have turned the most famous of those obtuse names into a series of 24 punchy graphics, …

Universal Symbols For Verbs, From Headbanging To Hallucinating

The world of icons suffers from a shortage of symbols for verbs. An Amsterdam-based design collective is trying to change that.<p>The world of icons is suffering from a shortage of verbs. Nouns tend to be easy to represent as tiny graphic illustrations–there are icons symbolizing everything from Star …

These Posters Make Learning About Typography Fun

Curious about ligatures, justified columns, and other typography principles? We didn’t think so. To upend your lack of interest, Oklahoma City-based designer Tom Davie of StudioTwentySix2 illustrates the principles of typography in posters while also providing a history of the objects he features. …

How HBO Recreated The Studiedly Zany Offices Of Silicon Valley

Production designer Richard Toyon researched the offices of everyone from Steve Jobs and Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk to create the playground-plush set of Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley.<p><i>Silicon Valley</i> is not your typical workplace comedy. The new HBO series, loosely based on creator …

From Obama to Madonna: 50 Famous Lives, Illustrated

James Gulliver Hancock’s book features historic figures, with accompanying biographical trivia, in wry cartoons.<p>Australian illustrator James Gulliver Hancock’s fantastical drawings of famous figures double as cultural literacy cheatsheets for facts both intimate and mundane: Che Guevara became …

9 Gorgeously Illustrated Quotes From Great Thinkers

Lisa Congdon whimsically illustrates and hand-letters expressions from Marie Curie to Abraham Lincoln.<p>“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself,” Marlene Dietrich, a wise woman with much …

The Best Way To Remember Something? Take Notes By Hand

Headed into an important meeting? Grab a pen. Taking notes longhand will help you remember information better than typing them out, according to new research from a pair of psychologists from Princeton University and UCLA.<p>Taking notes with a laptop can be detrimental to learning.<p>The study, …

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