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Artist Anne Truitt on Vulnerability, the Price of Integrity, and What Sustains the Creative Spirit

“It is not true that only artists understand art, for there are in every generation some people who not only understand it but also enhance its reach by appreciation.”<p>Art, at its most potent, springs from the artist’s longing to bridge her private truth with the truth of the universe and transmute …

Art

14 Fashion Essentials You Should Own by Age 30

Have you heard? Thirty is the new 20, only with less college parties and more cocktail events. Comfy kicks and denim are great, but turning 30 calls for a sophisticated wardrobe equipped with sartorial staples and stellar shoes (lots and lots of shoes). So go ahead, consult our guide below, and …

New Book Illustrates Different Sketching Processes Used by Industrial Designers

Tom Skeehan's book on design drawing is 200 pages of Australian goodness<p>Remember rendering expert Mark Kokavec releasing his <i>How to Draw Figures</i> book? …

Shrimp and Chive Potsticker Dumplings

387<p>37<p>Shares 424<p>This year seems to be a banner year for cookbooks and there are so many that I’ve leafed through and bookmarked, that even though it’s …

Chicken in Red Wine Vinegar

399<p>37<p>Shares 436<p>When I moved to France, Romain dubbed me “chicken man,” because I was always ordering, or buying, chicken. It’s not that the French …

mashed potatoes

Mango Frozen Yogurt with Blueberry Compote

590<p>6<p>Shares 596<p>A French friend recently said to me “On ne peut pas tout avoir” – “You can’t have it all.” But with mangoes, I feel like I can. Soft, …

Ice Cream

Sables Bretons: French salted butter cookies

4K<p>1K<p>5<p>Shares 5K<p>Shortly after I had moved to France, I made dinner for friends in my apartment, which we finished up with a chocolate tart, which I …

Baking

The prettiest pregnancy photo you've ever seen

by Carolyn Robertson posted in Mom StoriesWe've seen so many gorgeous maternity photo shoots here at BabyCenter, photos that celebrate the beautiful …

Maternity

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Articles about modern lakeside retreat stripped down basics on Dwell.com - Dwell

Two Washington, D.C.–based writers balance life in the city with a low-key vacation spot.<p>Million dollar lake views play nicely with a modest, down-to-earth aesthetic.<p>After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.<p>A Martha’s …

Architecture

Articles about kid friendly home full surprises on Dwell.com - Dwell

Clad in black-stained cedar, a monolithic family home rises from its alpine setting outside Queenstown, New Zealand.<p>A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>An asymmetric retreat in Quebec is an exquisite cadaver, …

Architecture

The Masterpiece That Is Tuscany

Farmhouses

The Guide to Productivity That Will Change Your Life

“If only I were more productive,” “If only I studied more,” “If only I took action.” Sounds familiar?<p>I think I already heard these ifonlystic …

'Secret Chord' Sings A New Song About An Ancient Hero

Two kinds of readers might exult over Geraldine Brooks's biblical epic about the life of King David, <i>The Secret Chord</i>. The first can cite chapter and verse of the Good Book. The second craves the resonance of the best historical fiction. Both will relish this new novel, which brings alive the Old …

New Singles

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The Secret to Hermès’ Success

For two decades, Hermès has managed to make its luxury goods both impossibly exclusive and widely available, driving strong profits and growth.<p><b>PARIS,</b> …

In Trove Of Kids' Book Treasures, A Glimpse Of The Work Behind The Magic

Deep beneath the University of Minnesota, housed in a room 83 feet underground, one of the world's great collections of children's literature lifts the veil on thousands of classics. When you visit, just be sure to wear layers.<p>"It's cold down here," says my tour guide, Lisa Von Drasek. "It is very …

Books

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

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Nietzsche on the Power of Music

“Without music life would be a mistake.”<p><i>“Music, uniquely among the arts, is both completely abstract and profoundly emotional,”</i> Oliver Sacks wrote in contemplating music’s singular power over the human spirit — a power that has humbled some of humanity’s most brilliant minds into a state of awe …

Friedrich Nietzsche

10 Genius Garden Hacks with Poured Concrete

An encore to the usefulness of concrete in the garden! (Our previous post on the subject focused on genius ideas for Hardscaping 101: Poured-in-Place …

Pictures of the day: 22 September 2015 - Telegraph

The New Serif TV by the Bouroullec Brothers for Samsung

How to better package today’s big black screens? Design duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec say it’s time to consider making televisions part of the …

Mockups

Pico Iyer on What Leonard Cohen Teaches Us about Presence and the Art of Stillness

<i>“Faith is the ability to honor stillness at some moments,”</i> Alan Lightman wrote in his sublime meditation on science and spirituality, <i>“and at others to ride the passion and exuberance.”</i> In his conversation with E.O. Wilson, the poet Robert Hass described beauty as a “paradox of stillness and …

10 Surprising Facts About LEGO

You're never going to look at your favorite toy the same way again.<p>Like Easy-Bake Ovens and Troll dolls, you probably remember these famous plastic bricks fondly from your childhood. But did you know the first one was made in 1932 and out of wood? Didn't think so. Here are a few more facts you …

awwww-cute: “Sleeping baby skunk (Source: http://ift.tt/1LIDkJt) ”

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25 Museums You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime

The breathtaking art collections (and striking architecture) are certainly worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, a comprehensive ranking includes places from all corners of the world.

Birds in love produce more babies, study shows

A new study finds that birds who freely choose their own mates have 37 percent more offspring than those which were paired up by researchers in a sort of avian ‘arranged marriage’ — findings that have far-reaching implications for conservation and captive breeding practices<p>Birds who freely choose …

Birds

The Shape Of Apple’s New iPhones

Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones at an event next Wednesday, and likely also new iPads and an updated Apple TV.<p>Press invites for a September 9 event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium dropped late last month bearing the usual teasing hint — this time focused on Apple’s voice assistant …

Illuminated Book Sculptures Form Highly Detailed Magical Worlds

Artist Su Blackwell utilizes beloved novels as an uncommon canvas and builds upward to create bewitching book sculptures. For her latest standout exhibition, she was inspired by how one's dwelling can act as an imaginative space. “The works include dwellings, such as lighthouses, wood cottages, …

Sculpture