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Celebrated Designer Spends 40 Years Documenting the Changing Beauty of Parisian Shop Signs

Whether it's the gorgeous architecture, shops filled with decadent pastries, or spectacular landmarks steeped in centuries of history, there's something in Paris for everyone to fall in love with. For celebrated graphic designer Louise Fili, it was the city's dazzling signage that captured her …

Art Deco

8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

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More Beautiful Book Quotes Become Clever Illustrations

Let's say goodbye to 2013 and hello to a new year with these beautiful literary posters. Evan Robertson of Obvious State is behind this inspiring project where he takes meaningful quotes from famous authors and illustrates them in an incredibly clever way. His goal is to design 50 original prints, …

Literature

Surreal Storytelling Illustrations by Andrew Ferez

Moscow-based Russian illustrator Andrew Ferez, aka 25kartinok, creates surreal scenes, each with their own fantastical narratives, that seamlessly merge various opposing elements. Digitally drawing his elaborate renderings, Ferez's work has a dark, fantasy-driven appeal. The digital artist manages …

Digital Art

Helpful Infographic Perfectly Pairs Wine with Food

Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or not, you could probably use this infographic to learn a thing or two about the liquid of the gods. How many calories does a typical glass of white wine versus red wine have and, more importantly, which wine should you pair with tonight's dinner? …

Food & Dining

10 unforgettable graphic novels from 2013 | Salon.com

• Previous<br>• Next<p>Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang<p>The Boxer Rebellion of 1898 was an anti-imperial uprising targeting foreign and Christian incursions in China. Yang portrays two sides of the conflict, both Chinese, in two volumes. Little Bao, a 9-year-old boy, has seen his father and culture trampled …

5 Myths About Creativity We Should All Stop Believing

We tend to think that creativity is innate -- you've either got it or you don't. Our "creative type" friends are artsy, full of wonder and always wanting to dig into something deeper. The rest? They're investment bankers.<p>Contrary to popular belief, no one is born without a creative bone in his or …

Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This

I know. You have an image to keep up! Your public demands more information! Still, take a pause before you post.<p>The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?"<p>"I like to ride bikes, but I wouldn't call myself a cyclist," I said. "I'm nowhere near that …

Clemson Tigers Marching Band Performs a Tribute to Classic Nintendo Video Games

The Clemson Tigers marching band performed an awesome tribute to Nintendo during a recent halftime performance. The band forms the shape of a classic …

6 Websites That Will Instantly Cheer You Up

Had a rough day? Today, we present you with six websites that will instantly cheer you up! While there are millions upon millions of websites on the Internet, it's hard to find ones that will lift your mood. Sure, there will always be the big behemoths of the web, like Facebook and Reddit, where …

Middle Earth comes to life in epic Chrome experiment

We're go out on a limb here and say that the Venn diagram of Engadget fans and Tolkien fans looks something like this. So, we figure you'll probably want to hear about a brand new Chrome experiment that brings various parts of Middle Earth to life, including the Trollshaw and Dol Guldur. It starts …

22-Year-Old Designer Stunningly Blends Art with Fashion

Yesterday, our friend and ever so talented photographer Alex Stoddard emailed us to tell us about a Kickstarter project that deserves our attention. Michelle Hbert is a 22-year-old up-and-coming designer that creates fashion that seems larger than life. Her dream is to produce her first …

Art

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Beringer and RoadLok make life a pain for bike thieves

The first step in motorcycle security.<p>Motorcycles are easier to steal than cars. They're smaller, lighter, and can more easily be rolled away, picked up, and driven off with in the back of a pickup or van. But hey, you bought your bike, you want to ride it, and the difficulty of keeping it secure …

Sweeping Bamboo Gate Simulates Calligraphy Brushstrokes

<i>Blossom Gate</i> is an artistic new take on the function of a gate that complements its surrounding landscape. The visually striking bamboo structure, a sight to be seen on its own, references the surrounding natural environment and is meant to physically convey the endings of brushstrokes seen in …

Creative Pumpkin Carvings Inspired by Famous Art

<b>MC Escher's Drawing Hands</b><p>Since today is now officially Halloween, you know what that means? This is one of the last times, this year, we'll write about all that goes into the festive holiday. After seeing artist Scott Cummins' MC Escher-inspired pumpkin, we decided to round up some of the best art …

Revealing "Before I Die" Art Project Goes Global

Back in 2011, we first wrote about Candy Chang's powerful interactive art project “Before I Die” where she painted a side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood of New Orleans with chalkboard paint and then stenciled in the words, “Before I die I want to ___.” Anyone who happened to pass by …

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What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

5 Things You Might Not Have Known About God And Beer

On <i>Weekend Edition Sunday</i>, NPR's John Burnett describes how some churches are trying to attract new members by creating a different sort of Christian community around craft beer.<p>This is actually nothing new. For centuries, beer has brought people together to worship God. And God has inspired people …

Winners of the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2013

<b>Living the View – Winner</b><p>The winners of the Landscape Photographer of the Year were just announced and they include some spectacular images of UK landscapes. The winner of the overall title and the recipient of the ?10,000 grand prize was Tony Bennett of Derbyshire who shot the “magical minutes of …

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