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Bestselling Author Audrey Niffenegger's New Collaboration Is A Labor Of Love

What do you get when you combine bestselling author Audrey Niffenegger <i>(The Time Traveler’s Wife)</i> and legendary independent comics maker Eddie Campbell (<i>From Hell, Alec</i>)? Bizarre Romance! And in more ways than one.<p>Campbell and Niffenegger tied the knot in 2015 after being introduced by Campbell’s …

Graphic Novels

13 grammar myths you should stop believing

Myth 1 — Never start a sentence with 'and,' 'but' or 'so'<p>According to the grammar experts at the 'Chicago Manual of Style,' you don't have to do mental gymnastics to avoid starting a sentence with a conjunction. "There is a widespread belief — one with no historical or grammatical foundation — that …

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies – what digital money really means for our future

<b>What is a cryptocurrency? Is it like bitcoin?</b><br>In a word, yes. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, and is still the biggest, but in the eight years since it was created pretenders to the throne have come along.<p>All of them have the same basic underpinnings: they use a “blockchain”, a shared public …

Bitcoin

Meet Roger Frampton, the international model and personal trainer who chooses stretches over weights and 'can teach you to move like a 3-year-old'

33-year-old model and personal trainer Roger Frampton is chiselled, bright-eyed, and, surprisingly, even more handsome in real life than his photos suggest. But when we met after January's London Fashion Week Men's wrapped up, it was not to discuss his good looks nor his international modelling …

Exercise

Embracing Strobe Lighting as a Natural Light Photographer

The only times my strobes see the light of day is when they are facing down onto the surface of the water from poolside for my underwater work. In …

Freefly Movi | New Gimbal, Counterweight, and Lenses | Moment

It has been hard to keep the new Movi a secret. We have been honored to work with Freefly on testing this new video robot. Freefly has been making …

Mikme is a truly wireless microphone that has studio quality recording abilities

There’s typically just one problem we all have when we go to shoot video or make audio recordings — all the cords it takes to connect everything together, specifically the audio. Now, there’s a wireless microphone that makes recording professional-quality audio a snap. It’s called Mikme and while …

Music Production

How 25 London Neighborhoods Got Their Names

Ancient Anglo-Saxon chiefs, old-school religious rites, and lots of animals—London’s place names reflect the city’s bygone roots. Here are the …

FALKE Just Dropped Some of the Most Sleek & Elegant Sportswear We’ve Seen

FALKE is most often recognised for the iconic socks that its been designing for over 120 years. But, unbeknownst to some, the brand also creates …

Sportswear

COMME des GARÇONS Black and Nike Join Forces on a Cutting-Edge Sportswear Capsule

A modernist four-piece range<p>Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>42<p>A modernist four-piece range<p>42<p>SHARES<p>COMME des GARÇONS Black has linked arms …

Matthew James Kelly Photography

Emotional and authentic portraits through the lens of Matthew James Kelly.Matthew James Kelly is a young photographer based out of Philadelphia, …

Photography

Enfin Levé. Collection V Lookbook Backstage

Exiles on Pennsylvania Avenue: How Jared and Ivanka Were Repelled by Washington’s Elite

“What is off-putting about them,” one political veteran told me, “is they do not grasp their essential irrelevance. They think they are special.”<p>I. Air Force One<p>Donald Trump hoped the trip would draw a line under the Russia story, which had hounded his candidacy and was now damaging his presidency. …

Donald Trump

How to Horribly Injure Someone on Purpose

Do you hate violence? Author Tim Larkin says you need to be ready to use it anyway—and use it well—if you have no other choice.<p>If you're like me, you gave self-defense classes a try when you were a kid, but punching air and going "kiai!" for an hour every other day seemed pretty useless, so you …

why the contemporary art scene is embracing the radical and utilitarian potential of sportswear

From Anne Imhof to Bjarne Melgaard, FKA Twigs to Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, a generation of artists and performers are embracing sportswear ubiquity to critique and explore the world we live in.<p>There is hardly an artwork which would reflect the contemporary state of mind as accurate as Anne Imhof's</i> …

Going Behind the Scenes of the Cottweiler x Reebok Collaboration

We speak to both Cottweiler and Reebok about how the Pitti Uomo presentation happened.<p>“Both of us have had salt therapy. We’ve been talking about salt for months now.”<p>This isn’t quite the sentence you’d expect to hear when talking about a fashion and sportswear collab but Cottweiler isn’t the usual …

Shoes

The Best Habit Tracking App for iPhone

Tracking your habits is a great way to keep an eye on your progress for a variety of self-improvement goals, and you have an insane number of apps …

Apps

Fortress at the End of Time is a brilliant throwback to classic science fiction

A multilayered and thoughtful short novel<p>When a soldier is stationed at the furthest human outpost in the galaxy, he’s confronted with an incredible challenge: staying alive in a meaningless existence, hoping to one day be promoted to a better location.<p>Joe M. McDermott’s new short novel <i>The Fortress</i> …

Bleak and Bare Architectures Turned into Stunning Photography Sets

In Fred Guillaud works, assumedly bleak and faceless places become artistic settings with a well composed interplay of colors and lines. Architecture …

Photography

Steven Christensen Architecture Wins AAP Award with Liepāja Thermal Bath and Hotel

Santa-Monica-based Steven Christensen Architecture has won the 2016 <i>AAP American Architecture Prize</i> for Recreational Architecture, with its design for …

Awards

Traffic signals take on a sinister, beguiling light in new photo series

What lurks beyond the light?<p>Who knew that the humble, utilitarian traffic light could look so haunting—and beguiling? As seen through the lens of Lucas Zimmermann, they take on an otherworldly aspect, their red, yellow, and green lights casting an altogether ghostly aura that emanates like a very …

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

Estonian national museum review – touching and revealing

It is unusual to put a museum at the end of a runway, still more if it also straddles a chain of ornamental lakes, but then the Estonian National Museum is not a usual sort of institution. Its past is wrapped up with that of the country itself. Now it somehow has to represent the complex and …

European Union

19 Ingenious Design Books to Inspire You in 2017

• Author: Margaret Rhodes. Margaret Rhodes Design<br>• Date of Publication: 01.01.17. 01.01.17<br>• Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>The best design books have …

A calendar of the world’s best design events in 2017, from Minneapolis to Bratislava

With the price of airfares dropping, 2017 may be the year to search for creative inspiration beyond your city. For veteran or jaded conference goers, challenge yourself to step outside your usual creative circuit and head to a new destination to learn skills, encounter new ideas and meet people. …

New York City

Sensual Body Art Projections by Davis Ayer

By projecting images of landscapes on women bodies, the Texan photographer and director Davis Ayer gave life to a project that is as original as …

Beaches

The Best Fitness Gear and Gadgets of 2016 | WIRED

Assert order on the court with a killer mix of power and finesse.<p>01<p><b>Ace Hardware</b><p>02<p><b>Workout on Tap</b><p>03<p><b>Army Strong</b><p>04<p><b>Wheel Genius</b><p>05<p><b>Great Past</b><p>06<p><b>Water</b> …

Groom Service | The Best Running Sneakers for Winter

Sure, your sneakers are fire. But do they go, bro? I mean, you cop like the best of them, cutting your monthly medicine down to an eighth bag just so …

Hidden presents: 10 Christmas movies you might not have seen

From violent heist films to lo-fi indies, there’s no need to rely on It’s A Wonderful Life to get you in the festive mood<p>Christmas is a time of tradition for many families, but the word “tradition” can sometimes feel synonymous with routine and repetition, like a month spent listening to the chorus …

Christmas Eve

Sexbox review – free love gets a dance workout

Impermanence Dance Theatre is a seven-strong ensemble whose members met at the Rambert school, 10 years ago. Since then it has mounted a series of experimental works, most recently the rivetingly strange <i>Da-Da-Darling</i> (2015). Its new piece, <b>Sexbox</b>, is inspired by the work of the Austrian …

The Theatre