Daniel Swenson

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Paul Theroux Picks ‘The Structures of Everyday Life’ as a Book He Can’t Live Without

The noted fiction and nonfiction author celebrates Fernand Braudel’s illuminating history of quotidian objects and practices, from coffee drinking to …

Who Needs a Lava Lamp When You Can Make a Storm Glass?

Bizarre weather that fits on your desk.<p>While the snow globe has become a fixture on the mantles of welcoming grandparents everywhere, it's got a much cooler cousin that you might not have heard of. How can you make a snow globe cool, or cooler than it already is? Easy—make a storm glass.<p>Storm …

Weather

Beyoncé - All Night (Video)

This parents bedroom also has a play area for the kids

Ruetemple have designed a playroom, within a bedroom, in a summer house in Moscow, Russia, for a family of five.<p>Ruetemple was asked by their clients …

100 Awesome Industrial Kitchen Ideas

If there is one style that celebrates humility, practicality and affordability, then it is surely the <i>industrial style</i>. What started out as an …

30 Ingenious Wooden Headboard Ideas for a Trendy Bedroom

In a modern world that is dominated by shiny polished surfaces, concrete, stone and glass, the sight of decor or accessories that bring the magic of …

Why Wood Works in the Bath

Laying a wooden floor or covering surfaces in wood used to be a decor no-no in the bathroom. But modern sealants and paints and superefficient …

Interior Design

Review: Ibeyi, 'Ibeyi'

I fell hard for the 20-year-old twin sisters of Ibeyi last summer, when they released the entrancing, unsettling video for their single "River." The way that Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz mixed deep soul with Afro-Cuban tradition and electronic textures resulted in one of the best new cuts I'd heard …

Percussion

The 20 Best US Cities For Culture

Property Shark, a property research website, put together a list of the 20 U.S. cities with the most activities dedicated to culture and recreation, including museums, libraries, theaters parks, and stadiums.<p>The team then factored in how many attractions there were per capita to create the final …

San Antonio

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Review: Wes Anderson’s Best Ever Is a Whimsical Crime Caper

A delightful cast battles over a will and a stolen painting as a horde of pseudo-Nazis scour the mountains for fugitives. The Grand Budapest Hotel …

100 Movies to See in 2014 Pictures

Certified Fresh<p>Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release …

TV shows

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

This Incredible Portrait of Morgan Freeman Was Painted on an iPad

Remember iPad art? Like those <i>New Yorker</i> covers that look, well, basically just okay? Or the hobby that David Hockney had for like ten seconds? Well …

50 Best Albums of 2013

50<p>Beck, ‘Song Reader’<p>There's old-school, and then there's "Man, it would rule if someone would invent electricity" old-school. Beck's "album" of …

Distractify

Before you cough up $30 for her lip kits, here are all the complaints customers had about Kylie Cosmetics.<p>By Tiffany White<p>1 minute ago<p>All the people …

This a Cappella Version of Lorde's "Royals" Gives Us Chills

If <i>Pitch Perfect</i>'s Barden Bellas really existed, we're sure Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and the gang would be scheming up strategies on how to beat the Florida State University AcaBelles in a sing-off. This real-life a cappella girl group is fierce—and their gorgeous rendition of Lorde's catchy …

‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’: Ranking the Best Wes Anderson Movie Trailers

The fantastic trailer for Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ has leaked, but where does it rank?<p><b>1. The Grand Budapest Hotel</b> (2014)<p>“She was …

The five best albums of the month: August – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 3:15 pm, September 1, 2013 in Music & Nightlife, Top 5<p>Does your commute need a new soundtrack? Is your iPod overdue an update? Then you’re …

How to Seduce Anyone with Rap Music

Crafting a sex playlist is like being a DJ, but with your genitalia. You're going to need some help.<p>We all know from listening to shitty DJs that shitty music can make or break a setting. If you're trying to drop a panty or two, you need to consider what music you're playing. Different types of …

Incredible Paintings on Maps Unify Countries

Madrid-based Spanish artist Fernando Vicente uses maps for more than geographical purposes. For his <i>Atlas</i> series, the creative illustrator paints on old maps, transforming countries and whole continents into people, animals, and skulls. The collection of acrylic paint portraits applied and …

Art

July 2013 - The Playlist

<i>Listen here or on 8tracks.</i><p>AskMen x Eddy Chai From Odin New York: July 2013 from AskMen on 8tracks Radio.<p><i>In September 2012, we couldn't shut up about a series of music collaborations we did with some of our favorite brands at New York Fashion Week. If you listened to any of them, you'd understand</i> …

27 Things That Definitely Belong In Your Dream Home

One day, when you win the lottery, you can have all of them. Le sigh.