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My Year At A Standing Desk And Why I’ll Never Go Back

Fast Company Web Producer Cia Bernales made the switch to a standing desk a year ago. She shares why she’s never going back to a regular office chair and how her posture got a new angle.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>It all …

Camera Enthusiast Builds a Coffee Shop Shaped Like an Enormous Rolleiflex Camera | Colossal

<p>I’m not sure what part of this story I enjoy more: the fact that there’s a two-story building somewhere in the world that’s constructed to look like …

Doctors Rebuild Motorcycle Accident Victim's Face With 3D Printer (PICS)

A man whose face was critically injured after a motorcycle accident has had his life transformed after ground-breaking surgery involving parts made …

Artist Paints Common Foods to Disguise them as Other Foods | Colossal

<p>In this fun series of painted objects titled “<i>It’s not what it seems</i>” by artist Hikaru Cho, common foods are transformed with deftly applied acrylic …

Starry Night: Cocoon-Like Bed Lulls You to a Peaceful Sleep

If you can’t sleep outside under the stars due to poor weather or deathly fear of bears, the Cosmos Bed from designer Natalia Rumyantseva is a pretty …

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Tea Wei's Animated Illustrations

View Gallery<p>Although his persona is somewhat of a mystery, we know we love the work of artist and illustrator Tea Wei. Its difficult for me not to be …

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The photography of Shomei Tomatsu

View Gallery<p>Shomei Tomatsu who passed away only two years ago was an influential black and white Japanese photographer, who created one of the …

Raphaël Année Photography

Raphael Annee is a young artist who uses photography and graphic design. He built this beautiful portfolio inspiring pictures of young Parisian …

Best-of Minimalist Posters on Fubiz

The program of the first best-of March, a selection of minimalist posters together different name widely known as Pixar, Marvel, Tim Burton and other …

What Music Does to Your Brain While You Work

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Damn. I forgot my headphones.<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>Nothing has a more …

Add Color to Your Kitchen with Balloon-Dipped Mason Jars

Bored of your current glassware selection? Or maybe just want to add a temporary pop of color? Balloons to the rescue! With a couple strategic snips of any standard balloon, you can turn a jar into a classy color-dipped piece of glassware. Now all you need is the right cocktail to serve!<p><b>Materials:</b> …

20 Creative Ways to Make Your Own Pillows

From cool couches to candy cookies, this week is all about movies, vegging out, and getting cozy. How can you properly get all snuggled up without some good looking pillows?<p>Here are 20 DIY pillow projects to add to your homespun home decor to-do list. Stay tuned for our own pillow tricks later this …

Shop Fronts of the World

Shop fronts are a little like gift wrap: hinting at the treats within or misleading you and creating an element of surprise – good or bad. With their …

How to Photograph Snowflakes—With a Really Cheap Camera

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Somehow,</b> Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, whose Flickr is well worth your time, takes absolutely beautiful of snowflakes, a subject notoriously hard to capture. And he does it with a two-hundred-buck auto-zoom camera. Meaning that, yep, with a …

66 Famous Robots, Cyborgs, Holograms, and Computers

Catching Up With George Clooney

In <i>The Monuments Men</i>, which is due in theaters in early spring, George Clooney plays the leader of a special platoon of museum directors, curators, and art historians who join forces to rescue the art that Adolf Hitler stole during World War II. Based on actual events, the movie is a …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Quentin Tarantino Lists the 12 Greatest Films of All Time: From Taxi Driver to The Bad News Bears

<i>Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Any list of the most respected American filmmakers of the past half-century would have to include Stanley …

Bonne Anniversaire, Coco Chanel! Read the Fashion Icon's Top 10 Quotes

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel<p>It was the great Coco Chanel who once said, "Fashion passes, style remains." Not only was she one of the greatest style icons of our day—founding her eponymous brand and creating dressing rules still followed today—but she was also a woman of wise words. Her quotes about …

Peaceful landscape photos by Douglas Lyle Thompson - The Fox Is Black

Came across the work of Brooklyn based photographer Douglas Lyle Thompson and I was really drawn to his photos of landscapes. It’s probably a …

Welcome to the third installment of #ArtThursday! Today we make our way to National Harbor in Prince George's County, Maryland, home of "The Awakening." This dramatic sculpture, created in 1980 by J. Seward Johnson, Jr., is made of five separate pieces to give the impression of a giant struggling to free himself from the earth. The tallest piece of the aluminum sculpture is the arm, which extends 17 feet (5.2 meters) into the air. To see more photos of "The Awakening," tap the blue location link above. Photo by @heyterri.

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

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summer dreaming: the world's most beautiful private pools when it's too hot to even move and the only water in sight comes out of a tap, what else is there to do but daydream the heat away? we dove into our archives to bring you a personal tour of the world's most inviting private pools, so jump on in! http://www.designboom.com/architecture/best-pools-in-the-world/

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