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Meet the Maker: Jewelry Designer T Ngu of Upper Metal Class

Next up in our Meet the Maker series is T Ngu, the founder of Upper Metal Class. You may recognize T from our recent BRIKA post. Her all-metal jewelry collection was so rad, I just had to find out more about the line. Ngu fell into jewelry making while in between jobs—proof that it’s never too late …

Paris fashion week spring/summer 2014: 10 things we learned

<b>1. Powerful is better than pretty</b><p>Phoebe Philo said her Celine show was about "power and women"; Miuccia Prada said her show was about women being strong and visible. When two of the fashion world's smartest and most influential women are on the same page, something is in the air. This being Paris …

Homemade Pizza With Just 3 Ingredients...Salud!

Is it already obvious that we’re all about super-laidback cooking at Refinery29? You may have noticed from our embarrassingly easy three-ingredient …

Get Happier. Right Now. No Drugs Required.

Illustrated by Austin Watts.<p>It’s one thing to occasionally wake up on the wrong side of the bed, but it’s quite another to be a killjoy every. …

Have You Always Been Jealous of Little Kids' Light-Up Sneakers? Here's How to DIY Your Own!

Being a grown-up can be fun (most of the time, I guess)—but sometimes, don't you wish you could just go back to being a kid? Here's a fun footwear DIY project from the folks at [Adafruit Learning System](http://learn.adafruit.com/firewalker-led-sneakers/) that'll make you feel all born-again in …

The hottest jazz gigs of autumn 2013: from Mehldau to Marsden

<b>London jazz festival</b><p>The singer, composer and bassist Esperanza Spalding has broken out of the jazz loop with more pop-oriented music, but she comes to the 2013 LJF as a virtuoso double bassist, part of a trio with the pianist Geri Allen and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. Sonny Rollins, the original …

1,000 Photographs Document Elaborate Nigerian Hair Trends

Just as fashion trends change with the times, so do hairstyles. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Nigeria-based J.D. Okhai Ojeikere documented more than 1,000 of these stunning, almost sculptural designs by finding his subjects along the every day streets, at wedding celebrations, and in offices. The …

Suigeneric Watch Straps

While a watch face may be timeless (pun not intended), over the course of changing seasons a watchband can wear out or its novelty can wear off. Fresh off the digital printing press in Seoul, South Korea are Suigeneric watch straps, featuring vivid colors and designs to change up the mood of your …

Fingerprint-like Portraits Created with a Single Spiraling Line

Zagreb-based Croatian digital artist Paolo Ceric (aka Patakk) creates incredibly realistic images with a single spiraling line. The long, winding mark manages to simulate the appearance of lifelike figures through the expertly administered boldness and thickness of the line in any given spot. By …

New Skins: Computational Design for Fashion Workshop - Week Two Report

<i>New Skins: Week 1: Introduction ·</i> Week 2: Critique <i>· Week 3: Video / The Verlan Dress</i><p><i>Text & photos by Francis Bitonti Studio</i><p>The second week of Francis …

Prototyping

The Lazy Girl's Guide To Surviving Bikram

Photo: Courtesy of Bikram Yoga Chicago<p>Looking for a new workout? How about one that makes you sweat before you even begin to move? That’s what …