PARCELS: Yrjo Edelmann’s Realistic Paintings Of Packages

Hailing from Sweden, Edelmann worked as a comic strip illustrator for many years until he started to paint. His “parcels” became his signature and caught my eye as exceptional trompe-l’ oeil images. At first I thought they were just giant,…

HAR1: This Is What Makes Us Different

Scientists have discovered examples of “accelerated evolution,” that is, a rate of change in the DNA of a species that far exceeds the expected rate. The number of articles using the term “accelerated evolution” was very low in the 1990s,…

THE OXY-ISO LENSES: Solve Color Blindness Problem

An old question about human evolution has yielded a technology that helps correct color-blindness, allowing people to distinguish reds and greens they previously couldn’t see. The resulting glasses are called Oxy-Iso lenses, and are made by O2Amp. The way they…

HOW MANY THINKS WE ARE MISSING ?

"A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. His name is Joshua Bell He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since…

MAKE YOUR OWN MOSS GRAFFITI

As people become more eco-friendly and environmentally aware, the idea of making living, breathing graffiti has become an exciting outlet for graffiti artists. Also called eco-graffiti or green graffiti, moss graffiti replaces spray paint, paint-markers or other such toxic chemicals…

THE ORIGINS OF THE SHIITE-SUNNI SPLIT

It's not known precisely how many of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims are Shiites. The Shiites are a minority, making up between 10 percent and 15 percent of the Muslim population — certainly fewer than 250 million, all told. The…

FOODNEST By Diane Leclair Bisson

Canadian designer and researcher Diane Leclair Bisson has developed a number of pieces for her ongoing venture entitled the ‘Edible Project’. Harnessing her studied knowledge in design, humanities and the social sciences Bisson’s investigation brings light to the question of…

PLUS: Will.i.am’s New Smartwatch

Move over, Apple, there’s a new high-tech accessory targeting the fashion set, and this one's backed by a Grammy-winning rapper and producer. Called Puls, the just-launched smartwatch was created by Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am’s company, i.am+. It runs its…

HANS WEGNER’S VALET CHAIR

A killer bachelor pad in Hollywood, the manliest chair of the 20th century, and expert advice from a king of interiors: This is our guide to the best in masculine design. Men, you now have no excuse for living with…

TRIANGULATIONS By Josh Bryan

While at first glance these stunning black and white portraits look like they were created in Illustrator, you'd be surprised to find out they're actually pen drawings. 20-year-old England-based artist Josh Bryan has a set called Triangulations where he's taken…

LM GUEST HOUSE By Desai Chia Architecture

Located on a rolling farm property in upstate New York, the LM Guest House celebrates the beauty of the surrounding landscape– sweeping views through an all-glass facade magnify the spacious, open feel of the living areas.The home employs several sustainable…

WINDOW DESIGN BY DUTCH DUO LERNERT & SANDER

We should talk more about window design. Not only is this art a great one, but it saddens me to see so many missed opportunities when I’m walking down a city street. This spectacular window design series by Dutch duo…

TWINCEST: Gay Porn’s Most Shocking Taboo

Based on their YouTube channel, Elijah and Milo Peters just seem like your average, slightly awkward Czech teenage twins. They enjoy role-playing games and steak. They like frolicking around on the beach in their elaborately patterned underwear and taunting each…

THE NIKE LUNARELITE SKY HI SNEAKER BOOT

Sports brand Nike has combined elements from its previous running and basketball footwear designs to create a "SneakerBoot" with a pleated sole and a neoprene cover. The Nike LunarElite Sky Hi SneakerBoot features the company's waffle sole, first created when…