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15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

Creative Candleholder Turns Melted Wax into New Candle

<i>Rekindle Candle</i> is an ingenious product developed by designer Benjamin Shine that doubles as a candlestick holder and maker. The simple design, which greatly increases the reusability of the candle, works as both a pedestal for the illuminating stick and a sort of basin to collect the liquefied …

Decorations

BMW R90R – A Classic Revived

I have often felt that most of the present day motorcycles are over designed. The designers’ attempts at aggressive form language usually results in …

Charger On The Seat

Car chargers are so yesterday! How about a charger (USB Slot) integrated into your seatbelt? The idea is restricted to public transportation like …

Infographic: The Most Popular Words In Music Of The Past 50 Years

We’re still pretty much singing the same old love songs.<p>The music industry loves love. The latest project from Nickolay Lamm–a Pittsburgh-based digital artist whose previous work has included visualizing Wi-Fi, the body of the average American and the future face of humanity–tracked the popularity …

The Worst Uniform Fails In Sports History

The U.S. Speedskating team had to ditch its high-tech uniforms–custom-made by Under Armour–in favor of older gear, citing performance-ruining design flaws. It’s not the first time badly designed uniforms have figured prominently at a major sporting event.<p>After failing to medal in the first six of …

Black on Black Denim

Though we'll never turn our back on indigo denim, lately we've been thinking more and more about the world of black denim. A lengthy discussion with leading denim authority and Self Edge co-founder Kiya Babzani on the three main modes of making black denim led to the realization that there is a bit …

Training advice - The Running Bug

10 Marathon Day Mistakes

A marathon presents you with 26.2 miles of opportunity. Sidestep these common training and racing errors to have a great day.<p>Just hours after completing a recent marathon, I raised a bittersweet toast to a race I was already eager to forget. Training for it had cost me countless pancake breakfasts …

Marathons

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Running

Wallpaper of the Week - Pixel Art

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created for one of our tutorials section. It's a pixel art illustration of Muhammad Ali done in …

Digital Art

Full throttle in an SUV that plays with pony cars

Do you like to cause heart palpitations and shortness of breath in impressionable people you barely know? I do.<p>The 6.4-litre Hemi V8 grunted like some band of ogres from one of those interminable Lord of the Rings movies — a band that hadn’t devoured its requisite intake of muskox offal.<p>That is …

Camping Minis: Roughing it in miniature

Airstream, Winnebago, Microbus – and Mini?<p>The British subsidiary of BMW Group has produced a trio of cars perfect for your next glamping expedition. The concepts are based on three models in the Mini portfolio: the Countryman, Clubman and Clubvan.<p>Already a bare-bones affair, the Clubvan, Mini’s …

Get Rid of Your Boring Coffee Table and Replace It with Dual Arcade Coffee Table

Get together with your family and friends and play the classic arcade games on <b>Dual Arcade Coffee Table</b>. We would love to have this in our office, the …

SuperDuper Handmade Hats

When we think of Made in Italy, we usually assume that family traditions, ancient techniques and heritage are naturally involved. SuperDuper Handmade Hats are the exception. The Florence-based company produces entirely handmade hats using unique wooden shapes.<p>The three designers have interesting, …

Money Turns People Into Jerks, Says Science

UC Berkeley social psychologist Paul Piff has run 30 studies on thousands of people around the United States. And time and time again, he finds that the wealthiest participants tend to act the most deplorably.<p>As this piece from <i>PBS NewsHour</i> explains, Piff has discovered findings like:<p>Drivers of …

Filip Wristwatch Is A Smart Locator and Phone for Kids

We have featured Link Child Locator previously, a nice gadget to monitor children but unfortunately it stays just a concept at this stage. <b>Filip</b> …

Shop the Vintage Braun Catalog from Your Web Browser

A unique online shop that sells only Dieter Rams designs for Braun and Vitsœ, plus vintage Braun electronics issued between 1955 and 1995.<p>A London-based dealer has launched a website that makes it easy to purchase vintage Dieter Rams design for Braun and Vitsoe, plus other household electronics …

Articles about 3 cool rooftop penthouse apartments on Dwell.com - Dwell

This blog series profiles a new prefab development in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood—a LEED Platinum-targeted building...<p>One of the best aspects of living in a high-rise in the middle of the city is the spectacular view you may be able to enjoy.<p>Dubbed a UNESCO City of Design, the German capital …

Ikea’s New Catalog Magically Transforms Into Furniture

Most augmented reality apps are silly. You sit in front of your computer, aim the webcam at your desk, and some moving promotion appears to be standing there (you know, sort of, because you’re still looking through your laptop to make that magic happen).<p>But now, Ikea has developed a killer app for …

Furniture

Building Bird-Friendly Architecture, Courtesy of Aaron Dunkerton's 'Bird Brick'

In most parts of the world, we can't exactly say that new architecture has been kind to our feathered friends (or any part of our environment for …

Saline Lamp

The Clear Light uses saline water to conduct electricity and light up this lamp. Essentially it replaces wires with saline water to reduce metal …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel