THE HOSPITAL FOR BAD POETS: Stories By J. C. Hallman

Full of cryptic twists, philosophical quandaries, and fabulist turns, J. C. Hallman’s stories elucidate an intuitive understanding of the human condition. An alienated young man discovers the meaning of love in the pages of the biology textbook The Conjugal Cyst,…

APOLLO8 COMMAND MODULE LIGHT By Gael Wuithier – Woodlabo

The NASA of the 1960s was the inspiration behind the universe of Woodlabo. The conquest of space was built on the same values we find in Woodlabo’s creations: meeting the challenge; practising the highest standards; savoir-faire, rigour, innovation and perseverance.…

SAY “NO” TO THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE !

Facebook has become saturated with videos of people dumping buckets of ice on their heads. They're taking the #IceBucketChallenge, a viral phenomenon whose ostensible purpose is to raise money for charity. The challenge is simple: Either donate $100 to a…

MAIN STREET HOUSE By Shed Architecture & Design

Located in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood the Main Street House takes its name from the unimproved right of way and pedestrian path that bounds its site to the north. The single family house was built for a husband and wife, both…

ANGEL|SUPERHUMAN: Teleportation Caught On CCTV In China (?)

Teleportation, or Teletransportation, is the theoretical transfer of matter or energy from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them. It is a common subject of science fiction literature, film, and television. The word teleportation was coined…

HOW HEADPHONES AFFECT YOUR HEARING ?

Answering to this question David A. Sherris, M.D., chair of the department of otolaryngology at the University at Buffalo: “If you constantly crank up your iPod, it is entirely possible to get what's called noise-induced hearing loss. (It's why people…

THE LED LIGHT SNOWBOARD SUIT By Flat Cat Productions

Night snowboarding usually equates to grueling pre-dawn slogs up backcountry routes or short, icy turns under stadium-like lights at small resorts. Nowness.com has put a new spin on those traditional forms of night riding. In this stunning piece of film,…

MY PARIS KITCHEN By David Lebovitz

My Paris Kitchen features over 100 of my favorite recipes that I make in my kitchen in Paris. Included are recipe for appetizers, first courses, main courses, and – of naturally – dessert! There are stories throughout the book about…

IDEAL: The Self-Healing Polymer That Restores Itself

Researchers at Germany's Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a self-healing polymer that can mend itself and fully restore its mechanical properties in just a few minutes when heated at low temperatures. The material could be used to create…

WHEN WOULD YOU SAY OLD AGE BEGINS ?

Old age begins much later than you might expect. A new study proves the adage that age is just a number. Is it a number, a feeling, a set of habits or an attitude? The idea of old age used…

NIMBUS: The New Hippiemobile By Eduardo Galvani

It’s hard not to compare Eduardo Galvani’s Nimbus concept to the iconic VW bus, but one look and you know it’s been designed to go a lot of places the VW couldn’t. Under that retro styling is a hybrid lithium-ion…

NIKE FREE 5.0: The World’s Most Flexible Shoe

Designed to surprise the first buyers of the shoe, this limited edition promotional launch box can actually be made from a regular sized Nike shoebox—as shown in the video below, one simply has to cut away the excess cardboard and…

THE INVISIBLES: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride

Filmmaker Sébastien Lifshitz began compiling vintage photographs of queer couples when he happened upon a photo album that he realized contained the life a lesbian couple. Intrigued by the visibility with which they claimed with these photographs, despite living in…