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Broken Pots Turned Into Brilliant DIY Fairy Gardens

A new trend in gardening has gardeners creating all sorts of creative garden arrangements and fairy gardens out of broken pots, proving that even a …

24 Unusual Love Cards For Couples With A Twisted Sense Of Humour

Bit by bit, greeting cards are (regrettably) becoming a thing of the past. The more creative stationery artists and designers out there, however, are …

The Mysterious Lives Of Cats Captured In Black And White Photography

Today, August 8th, is International Cat Day, and we just couldn’t let the opportunity pass without mentioning it. Every day is cat day on the …

Born in the USA: Misunderstood songs

Born in the USA is 30 years old, and is one of Springsteen’s most popular – and misunderstood songs. Greg Kot takes a look at the most commonly misread lyrics.<p>Blame it on the chorus: the title track of one of the best-selling albums of all time, Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA (released 30 …

My friend, Picasso

Lucien Clergue befriended Pablo Picasso in 1953. Over the next 20 years, he took intimate portraits of the artist in his studio, at bullfights and on the beach.<p>“Clergue’s photographs are from God’s own sketchbooks,” Pablo Picasso once said of the French photographer, who will turn 80 in August. …

Art

How to cook like Henri Toulouse-Lautrec

Grilled grasshoppers anyone? Or stewed porpoise perhaps? These are just some of the extravagant recipes in the great French artist’s cookbook. Alastair Sooke takes a look.<p>No artist captured the bohemian underworld of 19th-Century Paris with the wit and verve of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec …

What are the greatest guitar riffs?

Virtuoso guitar playing has come to define rock ‘n’ roll. Greg Kot looks back at its colourful history.<p>Rock guitar solos? Often they’re overblown, overrated and a waste of precious notes. To those who worship them, I say listen to more jazz – because that’s where the greatest soloists make their …

The ancient roots of self-help

The self-help industry is reportedly worth $13bn in the US alone. Robin Ince looks at the roots of a literary tradition that goes from strength to strength.<p>Once life became more than chasing beasts, running away from bigger beasts, occasional mating and surviving ice ages, things got complicated. …

Beyond Bayreuth: How Wagner made a comeback

Until he became associated with Nazism, the composer’s music inspired many artists from other disciplines – but now he is a muse again, writes Jason Farago.<p>The Bayreuth Festival, the yearly celebration of the music of Richard Wagner, is underway in Bavaria: an august, often controversial, …

Pop music’s classical inspiration

If you believed that concertos and chart hits were entirely separate beasts, think again. BBC Culture picks five pop songs that betray their classical origins.<p><b>Pet Shop Boys – Go West / Pachelbel – Canon in D</b><p>Composed around 1680 for three violins and a cello, these eight bars – repeated a hypnotic …

Polish Artist Covers City Streets In Intricate Lace Patterns

Just because street art is a relatively modern development doesn’t mean that it should only feature modern artistic styles. NeSpoon, a street artist …

Art

Illustrations by Christian Schloe

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How to Clear Your Clutter

The important questions you need to ask when cleaning your closet.<p>If you long for an organized home that makes you truly happy, advice from Lauren Rosenfeld & Dr. Melva Green could help. Consider the following when cleaning out...<p><b>Set Your Intentions:</b> What energy do you want to create in each space …

Self-Pity

Letters Leap Off The Page In 3D Calligraphy By Tolga Girgin

Although calligraphy is an ancient art form, it will probably remain relevant for as long as humans continue to communicate with written language. …

Typography

25 Truly Useful Inventions That You Never Knew You Needed

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and while that might not be the case for every invention out there, most of these cool inventions …

Tove Jansson’s Rare Vintage Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland

As a lifelong lover of Lewis Carroll’s <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>, I was thrilled to discover one of its most glorious creative permutations over the past century and a half came from none other than beloved Swedish-speaking Finnish artist Tove Jansson. In 1959, three years before the publication of her …

30 Magical Photos Of Children Playing Around The World

No matter their cultural background, no matter their economic situation, kids will always find imaginative ways to have fun. Their wild imaginations …

22 Children’s Hilariously Inappropriate Spelling Mistakes

Kids are a never-ending source of joy – if not for their boundless energy and joy, then for the hilarious and obliviously inappropriate things that …

Etymology

25 Of The Most Creative Sculptures And Statues From Around The World

Our cities are full of majestic monuments, stunning sculptures and artistic statues, each having a story to tell. Thousands of them have been made …

30 Pieces Of Street Art That Cleverly Interact With Nature

Urbanism and nature do not always get along well, but when they do, the collaboration may create something really special and unique. We’re talking …

Streetwear

25 Of The Cutest Parenting Moments In The Animal Kingdom

A parent’s love for their child knows no boundaries, and this is true both of us and of our animal friends. In these heartwarming photos of animal …

Parenting

Old Farm Equipment And Scrap Metal Turned Into Stunning Sculptures

South Dakotan sculptor John Lopez creates life-sized scrap metal sculptures with a uniquely Western American twist. In his hands, old discarded farm …

Sculpture

Tiny People’s Big Adventures In A World Of Food by William Kass

Playing with food is not just for kids any more, as Brazilian artist William Kass proves with his imaginative “Minimize – Food” photo series. He …

Embroidered Leaf Art By Hillary Fayle

In an amazing study of masterful craftsmanship and delicacy, Hillary Fayle, a student of embroidery, has created a series of leaves that have been …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

25 Photos Of Shadows That Tell A Different Story

Photography is all about the relationship between light and perspective, and nowhere is this made clearer than in these hilarious two-faced photos, …

Janitor At Disney World Draws Cartoon Characters With Broom And Water To Entertain Guests

Magical memories are born at Disney World for millions of families, but it’s not just the beautiful over-the-top decorations and Disney characters …

21 DIY Lamps & Chandeliers You Can Create From Everyday Objects

There’s something really satisfying about creating a useful object with your own two hands, especially if you make it with recycled materials. If …

Home Improvement

Shironeko Is The Happiest And Sleepiest Cat Ever

Cats are legendary for their chronic laziness, but even among these eponymous “cat-nappers,” there must be a king of kings, and his name is Shironeko.<p>…

Pets

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …