Steven Karvelius

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11 Ideas For Building Your Own Modern Furniture From Scratch

A new book teaches you to make your own chairs from PVC pipes, tables from pizza crispers, and lamps from cardboard.<p>The closest many of us have ever come to making our own furniture is piecing together the contents of an Ikea flatpack. But no matter how many mass-produced Grundtals and Dagstorps …

Furniture

The Secret To Making The Best Tomato Sandwich In The World

It's here. Tomato season. The plants have been growing since March, but the fruit just arrived in July. And now that August is finally here, those green globes are turning shades of red, orange and yellow and slowly sweetening. When the fruit turns ripe, the tomato problem quickly shifts from being …

International Symposium for Social and Humanitarian Architecture

Next Month, the Mackintosh School of Architecture (The Glasgow School of Art) will host its first International Symposium for Social and Humanitarian …

Humanitarianism

Fast Company Names Top 10 Most Innovative Practices in Architecture

Fast Company has announced who they believe to be the most innovative practices in architecture for 2014. Topping this list is New York’s SHoP …

10 Questions for Anthony Bourdain

By William Frierson, for Where®<p>He's an international man of mystery, knows well how to wield a sharp blade and can order a meal in a myriad of foreign tongues. No, we're not talking James Bond. It's all about Anthony Bourdain. The chef, NYT-best-selling author, television host, culinary connoisseur …

My Guide to the Deluxe Dinner Bowl: Healthy, Quick Dinners for All

I saw a commercial the other night advertising a fast food dinner bundle that families could buy for under $20, and this particular establishment …

The Uncomfortable: A project to re-design useful objects to make them uncomfortable but usable

The Uncomfortable: A project to re-design useful objects to make them uncomfortable but usable.

26 Light, Fresh Seafood Recipes for Spring

Delicate, green, springy flavors pair particularly well with seafood, so check out these 26 light recipes for ocean-dwellers like shrimp, clams, salmon, halibut, and more.<p>It's only the second week of March, but we're already looking toward spring produce—and those delicate, green flavors pair …

Cooking

The 100 Greatest Free Fonts for 2014

Here we are, once again, with our now-famous selection of the top 100 free fonts for 2014. This year we have only selected fonts published or updated …

Sou Fujimoto-Led Team Designs Tree-Inspired Housing Tower for Montpellier

The City of Montpellier has chosen <b>Sou Fujimoto Architects</b>, <b>Nicolas Laisné Associés</b> and <b>Manal Rachdi Oxo architects</b>’ “White Tree (L’Arbre Blanc)” as …

Broken: Furniture that Explores the Defects in Wood

Finnish designer Jalmari Laihinen, aka byJalmari, explores the beauty of wood with all of its cracks, breaks, and defects, in a series of furniture …

An Architect Whose Passion Is Building Tacos

There is so much I can relate to in the story of Christian Pineda, a San Diego-born and raised architect who left sunny SoCal and his career in …

Tacos

A Kid’s Guide To How Internet Ads Work

It’s pretty easy these days to spot, and ignore, a targeted Internet ad. I know those snow boots are only being offered up to me because I did a search for them yesterday. Not subtle, Internet.<p>Even still, online advertising is a wildly complex system that even an adult user struggles to process …

Digital Advertising

The bike that makes lampshades

We've lost our connection with the value of the things that we buy. Rather than caring for products and repairing them if they break, we don't expect them to last and throw them away when they're no longer of use. Often, it's the most cost-efficient thing to do. This disconnect is unsustainable and …

The High Art of Ramen in Tokyo

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>When someone mentions ramen, you probably think of those store-bought dried noodles you bring to life with boiling water and a packet of spices.<p>In <b>Tokyo</b>, ramen noodle soup is not fast food; it’s an art form.<p>Complexly flavored, the perfect bowl of ramen combines clear broth …

25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …

Beck's Long Balancing Act

Beck was recording his latest album when he encountered an unexpected hazard in the studio.<p>"I got bit by a black widow in the middle of this recording session," he says laughing. "I was in the hospital, and my arm was all swollen up."<p>That was only one of the indignities Beck suffered on the way to</i> …

18-Year-Old Photographer's Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

World's 15 most beautiful concert halls from Austria to Brazil | CNN Travel

Design File 008: Donald Judd

<i>In this series, Matthew Sullivan (AQQ Design) highlights some designers that you should know, but might not. Previously, he looked at the work of</i> …

Art

Scarcity Is Beautiful by Paulo Goldstein

Paulo Goldstein, creator of Repair Is Beautiful, which we also featured on Design Milk, is back at it again. This time, he explores the idea “What if …

Design

Artist Transforms Obsolete Devices into Autonomous Drawing Machines

As part of her MA work at the Design Academy Eindhoven, artist and graphic designer Echo Yang created a fascinating series entitled <i>Autonomous Machines</i> that transforms analog devices into autonomous drawing machines. The objects, ranging from a tin chicken toy to a windup alarm clock to an old …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Manhattan, 1918 - a picture from the past

The Science Behind Why Sriracha Tastes So Damn Good (VIDEO)

The world is obsessed with sriracha, that much is clear. Between the sriracha sweatshirts, ridiculous sriracha swag on Etsy, sriracha flavored lollipops, and Earth's penchant to put it on <i>everything</i>, we're sriracha'd out. Honestly, we here at HufPost Taste are so over-saturated with the world's …

Taste Test: The Best Hot Sauce For Bloody Marys

A properly made Bloody Mary can fix a lot of things -- a bad night before, a very <i>good</i> night before, brunch hanger and a hankering for hot sauce. We all have a favorite hot sauce for our Bloody Mary, but we needed to test our loyalty. We set out on a blind taste test expedition, to determine once …

Hearty Soups and Stews Perfect for Chilly Days

There's a recipe in here with your name on it.<p><b>There's nothing like a bowl of hearty, hot soup or stew</b> to warm you up from the inside-out. Whether you go vegetarian (Italian veggie soup) or meaty (hello, braised oxtail), there's a recipe here with your name on it.

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The Future of Urban Freeways Is Playing Out Right Now in Syracuse