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Conceptual Furniture Design by Marc Englander

New York City-based furniture designer Marc Englander has a penchant for thinking outside the box when it comes to designing furniture. Inspired by …

Kylo Ren Reacts To The ‘Rogue One’ Trailer In Classic, Whiny Fashion

The world has been buzzing over the incredible trailer for the upcoming <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i>, which is due to hit theaters just in time for the holidays this December. The film takes place prior to <i>Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope</i> and sees the Rebellion searching for the stars to the Empire’s …

Darth Vader

Three things you don’t want to do (and three you do) when decorating a kid’s room

I’ve decorated a lot of kids’ rooms lately, and it’s trendy for parents to freely include their kids in all decisions, whether it’s the color of the walls or the pile thickness of the carpet. The problem with this approach is that most parents want their kids’ rooms to look the way <i>they</i> want, not …

Illustrator Creates New Fashion Cut-Outs to Turn Any Landscape into Clever Clothing Designs

Jordan-based illustrator Shamekh Al-Bluwi continues to combine his love of architecture with fashion through his clever cut-out series. “I always used to sketch ladies and dress them with interesting patterns and cityscapes,” he told The Creators Project. Shamekh's clever and inspiring project …

Artist launches online store to sell designs allegedly ripped off by Zara

Angry about the trend of corporate fashion brands ripping off young indie designers?<p>Then Adam J. Kurtz‘s new online store is made for you.<p>The …

This awesome interactive music encyclopedia will geek you out

While many music enthusiasts have attempted to build a comprehensive timeline of the history and progression of music genres (like this one and that one), no platform has been as thorough as MusicMap.<p>Developed by Kwinten Crauwels, MusicMap is an interactive online encyclopedia that visualizes the …

Data Visualization

The Food Lab: How To Make The Best Fajitas

GalleryThe Food Lab: How To Make The Best Fajitas<p>More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>I'm not particularly proud of my time time spent working at the kinds of cheesy chain restaurants you'd find next to the Victoria's Secret at the mall, or perhaps in …

These cute little planters are designed to stick to almost any surface like a gecko

A team of creative people in San Francisco has designed Livi, a versatile planter that kind of looks like a cute little creature, that can easily …

Thimble wants to ship you tinkering kits every month

A Kickstarter project aims to be the perfect solution for the DIY crowd. Thimble, which has already beat its pledged goal of $25,000, says it wants to deliver different electronic kits to tinkerers every month, with the first of the series being a WiFi robot. Those of you who are interested can use …

Tutorials

Good Crop Bad Crop - How to Crop Portraits

All images © Gina Milicia 2015 “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ? Pablo Picasso When it comes to knowing what is …

19-Year-Old Artist Uses Flowers and Food to Complete Her Colorful Drawings

Kristina Webb is a 19-year-old New Zealander whose vibrant drawings are complemented by her creative use of 3D objects. Using colored pencils as a base, the artist produces realistic-style portraits and then completes them with unexpected elements: spaghetti becomes a woman's long locks; faux …

Drawing

Stunning Cosmic Snapshots Document Astronaut Scott Kelly's First Six Months in Space

Astronaut Scott Kelly is on his way to becoming the first American to travel on the world's longest spaceflight. Since his launch in spring 2015, the commander has been documenting this extraterrestrial journey with a series of artistic snapshots. Some feature Earth from an extreme bird's-eye view …

Oregon's "Lost Lake" Drains Down a Perplexing Hole

Mount Hood National Forest's Lost Lake is the source of a natural phenomenon that has Oregon residents stumped. When winter arrives, nearby streams drain into the lake and cause it to fill with water. While this occurrence isn't out of the ordinary, the lake <i>does</i> undergo a confusing transformation …

Newspaper Sends Cartoonist to Foo Fighters Concert to Protest Photo Contract

The <i>Washington City Paper</i> recently decided to boycott the Foo Fighters’ restrictive concert photo contract by buying photos from fans instead. Now a …

Two "Fangirls" Travel the World to Perfectly Align Film and TV Stills with Their Filming Locations

Tiia hman and Satu Walden are two self-proclaimed fangirls on a quest to visit every filming location from their favorite movies and TV shows, all across the globe. Since late 2013, not only have the duo been on a global adventure, but they've also been documenting their trek around the world with …

Imagine John Williams' Scores From 'Star Wars,' 'Jurassic Park' and 'Jaws'... But With LYRICS

Would these beloved scores to these beloved movies be quite as beloved if they had lyrics?<p>The good folks of the comedy group Dinosaur Ghost have released an alternate history mockumentary in which legendary composer John Williams is actually part of a composing duo called "Williams and Burke." …

How Planets Get Multiple Suns Like 'Star Wars'' Tatooine

A planet may be forming in a star system with more than one sun, making it sort of like an early Tatooine, the fictional home world of Luke Skywalker …

Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organized and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to …

Productivity

US Spy Satellites Used to Drop Photos in ‘Film Buckets’ from Space for Airplanes to Catch in Mid-Air

So, you think taking your film to the local shop to get developed is a pain? Try being an American spy satellite in the 1960s. Getting your film …

Physicist shows why your WiFi sucks in that one room

If WiFi can track a heartbeat through walls, why can't I get internet in my corner bathroom? Jason Cole was trying to figure that out too, but unlike me, he's a PhD student in physics. So he mapped his own apartment and assigned refraction values to the walls (shown above), then applied so-called …

This Meme Is A Reminder You Really Can't Trust Facts You Read On The Internet

Anyone who's surfed the web long enough knows never to trust any "fact" blindly -- particularly statistics. If you needed any proof of this, we invite you to meet Georg, the man who has ruined every quantitative fact you've ever heard by being the ultimate outlier.<p>Georg (note: NOT a real person) …

The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

<i>Every Wednesday, I write about the most interesting new comics hitting comic shops, bookstores, digital, Kickstarter, and the web. Feel free to</i> …

Well, That Was Something: Video All The Words Spoken In Star Wars Sorted Alphabetically

This is a video of all the words spoken in Star Wars sorted alphabetically, complete with all the scenes in which they were spoken and a counter of …

An Amazing Version Of Star Wars Made From Everything That Inspired It

What if someone remade <i>Star Wars</i> using only the film of the old movies, serials and TV shows that influenced George Lucas' creative vision? …

Picture of the Day: A Volcanic Eruption Seen from a Space Shuttle

A VOLCANIC ERUPTION<br>SEEN FROM A SPACE SHUTTLE<p>Photograph by NASA<p>In this incredible capture taken on 30 September 1994, we see a major eruption of …

Star Wars Characters Myers-Briggs Personality Types

Note: Larger, legible version of the chart HERE. But first go HERE to take the Myers-Briggs assessment and get your letters.<p>Remember that Harry …

The Full ‘Star Wars Downunder’ Fan Film Is As Silly As We Hoped It Would Be

We enjoyed the trailer for fan film <i>Star Wars Downunder</i>, in which Michael Cox and Bryan Meakin reimagined <i>Star Wars</i> if Luke Skywalker were Australian. Now these tall poppies have shot a thirty minute fan film in South East Queensland which was screened two months ago at the Pythia Film Festival in …

Little Big Universe: Tilt-Shifted Astro Images Make Space Look Tiny

Aww, how cute! What an adorable little… nebula?<p>Although here it may look like it could fit in your hand, the Horsehead Nebula is obviously quite a …

Universe

The Astronomical Hijinks of the Shortest Day of the Year

The solstice isn't for more than a week, but the earliest sunset of the year is already upon us. How's that possible?<p>If you live around latitude 42N—a well-populated latitude in North America and Europe, taking in Boston, Rome, and Vladivostok—today is the day you'll experience the earliest sunset …