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31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

Watch Ed Balls Being Turned Away From The Bilderberg Conference

This year's Bilderberg meeting is being held in Copenhagen. However one high profile British delegate may have missed a few of the early meetings.<p>Ed …

It's Bliss: behind the iconic Windows XP photo

<b>"It's because of her that we've got the photograph."</b><p>Although it will forever be associated with Windows XP, <i>Bliss</i> was actually the by-product of a love story. It was a regular Friday afternoon in 1996 when photographer Charles O'Rear took the drive through California's wine country to see his …

One Perfect Shot Twitter Account Reduces Movies Into a Single, ‘Perfect’ Frame

Have you ever watched a movie and wondered what single frame could perfectly summarize the entire film? Well, Geoff Todd did and his resulting …

Steve McCurry's Afghanistan – in pictures

Magnum photographer Steve McCurry has been photographing the people, culture and landscape of Afghanistan since the late 1970s. His atmospheric pictures document a country which remains stunningly beautiful despite decades of devastating conflict. They can be seen at an exhibition at the Beetles + …

Apple Designer Jonathan Ive on What's Next

'Hello. Thanks for Coming'<p>We use Jonathan Ive’s products to help us to eat, drink and sleep, to work, travel, relax, read, listen and watch, to shop, …

Product Design

How to Wrap a Sandwich

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Wrap your sandwich like the gift that it is.</i><p>Your much-needed lunch break finally rolls around. But you open up your brown bag only to find that your …

Design File 007: François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne

<i>In this series, Matthew Sullivan (AQQ Design) highlights some designers that you should know, but might not. Previously, he looked at the work of Dan</i> …

Thinking of Getting Into Medium Format Cameras? Here's The Lowdown

Let’s start this article with a question. Why would anyone in this day and age want to buy a medium format camera? There are two answers to this – …

Egyptian Desert Sand Spiral Spans Distance And Time

In the eastern Sahara desert bordering the Red Sea stands <i>Desert Breath</i>, a stunning land-art project comprised of perfectly-formed cones and a glistening pool of water. Nestled between the hills on the Egyptian desert floor, this site-specific installation was the work of D.A.ST. Arteam, made up of …

Art

Beautiful Upside Down Gardens Suspended From the Ceiling

Rebecca Louise Law is known for her breathtaking installations that consist of thousands of hanging flowers suspended overhead. Last February, she was commissioned by London's Garden Museum to create a temporary, site-specific work for their <i>Floriculture: Flowers, Love and Money</i> exhibition. 3,500 …

Giant Wind-Up Bots Overtake the Streets of Buenos Aires | Colossal

<p>In this latest clip from Fernando Livschitz of Black Sheep Films we watch as tin windup toys overtake the streets of Buenos Aires, living amongst …

Wildlight - Twirl Me (Invisible Light Project Remix)

Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

<b>Note</b>: This dish can be made up to two days ahead. Store the potatoes, meat and sauce separately and reheat before serving. It can all also be frozen, if you prefer. Be sure to thaw everything in the refrigerator before trying to reheat anything, though.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Balsamic-Brown Sugar</b> …

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 …

Animated pixel art anyone? Let the running waters soothe your soul

Radiohead’s New App: Even Stranger Than Thom Yorke

Available for iPhone and Android, the Polyfauna app takes the band’s 2011 album and brings it to life as a strange, trippy ecosystem of color and sound.<p>In listening to Radiohead’s eighth album, 2011’s <i>The King Of Limbs</i>, Stan Donwood, a veteran cover artist and a visual collaborator with the band …

If Your Nightmares Had Nightmares, They’d Look Like These Sculptures

Artist Jan Manski creates grotesquely mutilated mannequins, satirizing a society stuck in a self-destructive cycle of plastic surgery and war.<p>London-based Polish artist Jan Manski’s sculptures look like what might happen if your nightmares had nightmares themselves. A man with a horse’s skull for a …

Jerusalem artichokes, anchovy, walnut and parsley relish recipe

A nutty, salty relish for sweet roasted jerusalem artichokes<p><i>Serves six as a side dish</i><p>900g (2lb) Jerusalem artichokes<br>3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil<br>juice of 1 lemon<p>for the anchovy relish<br>1 fat garlic clove, chopped<br>¼ tsp sea-salt flakes<br>150g (5½oz) walnut pieces<br>5 anchovies, chopped<br>75ml (2¾fl oz) …

A.P.C's Jean Touitou

Jean Touitou takes on the AnOther Proust Questionnaire to talk Madame Bovary, wireless keyboards and vegetables that taste like plastic<p>Minimalist …

Articles about 7 great homes february issue on Dwell.com - Dwell

In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Dwell.com is never short of informative, inspiring, and engaging articles and slideshows for your viewing pleasure, but with 50...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for …

Articles about 10 kitchens and baths we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

Spend blissful hours recharging your creative battery with these ten Tumblrs we've put together to make you feel inspired, keep...<p>Cool, creative designs at NeoCon 2014 bring a welcome reorganization to the workplace.<p>Known for his stripped-back approach to home design, award-winning RIBA architect …

Tiny Tony Montana Gets Overly Excited at the Sight of Flour

Tumblr artist VSE OK continues to hilariously recreate mini scenes with toys of iconic characters and real-life objects. This time, he features <i>Scarface</i>‘s Tony Montana coming across a package filled with a mysterious “white powder.” The tiny drug lord rips into the sack and proceeds to dunk his …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

Journal de France – review

Photographer and film-maker Raymond Depardon drives a van across the French countryside, photographing arresting vignettes (shopfronts, cafes, factories, forests) on a large format camera, using photographic film the richness and depth of which are an intrinsic part of his art.<p>Meanwhile, long-time …