CAGE ARCHIBIRD: The Birdcage Table By Grégoire De Lafforest

Grégoire de Lafforest created this gorgeous birdcage table he called Cage Archibird, which he explains was designed to break convention. It creates a theatrical aspect to the traditional table, as an homage to curiosity cabinets. The bird cages are designed…

MORE CHOCOLATE MEANS LESS BODY FAT ?

In what may be the best news for chocoholics since scientists at the University of Cambridge found that higher chocolate consumption was associated with a significant reduction in cardiovascular disease, diabetes and stroke, researchers at the University of Granada are…

BEHIND THE SCENES AT PRADA: An Interview With Rina Bovrisse

The United Nations urged Japan to make workplace sexual harassment illegal, a move reportedly spurred by the four-year legal saga of Prada ex-employee Rina Bovrisse, who was routed in Tokyo court and now faces a countersuit for alleged defamation. In…

LITER OF LIGHT: How Did A Plastic Bottle Change The World

Hundreds of millions of people live in informal settlements worldwide. Many of these chockablock dwellings lack windows or adequate daylighting, and in tropical locales are often made darker by extended roofing favored for protection from rain and hot sun. Residents…

NEAL UNGER: The World’s Oldest Skateboarder

Known to his many fans and friends as ‘The Dude’, Neal Unger is perhaps the oldest skateboarder in the world. In the past, videos of his boarding adventures have gone viral online and he is well known in the Los…

FRIENDS & INFLUENCE FOR SALE ONLINE

This past week, I bought 4,000 new followers on Twitter for the price of a cup of coffee. I picked up 4,000 friends on Facebook for the same $5 and, for a few dollars more, had half of them like…

THE BLUE POND IN HOKKAIDO

The Blue Pond (青い池, Aoiike) outside the hot spring town of Shirogane Onsen is named after is deep blue color which it owes to natural minerals dissolved in the water. Not promoted as a tourist spot until recent years, the…

JAPER & ZOEY: Adorable Portraits Of Baby Jasper And His Dog Zoey

Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side by side in the most adorable portraits you'll see today. What led her to start a series?…

THE ORIGINS OF THE TALE OF THE BLOOD-DRINKING HUNGARIANS

The Hungarian tribes, arriving in the territory of present-day Hungary in 895 A.D., were received with a fair amount of antipathy by European public opinion. Not only were they non-Christians, but they harassed their neighbors with their marauding expeditions. Though…

BERNINA: The Hybrid Sewing Machine By Laura Lang

Serious seamstresses must usually invest in both a large machine for home use and a portable “handy-stitch” style one for everywhere else. Why not combine both? The Bermina sewing machine is both stationary and portable thanks to its clever docking…

ANDREW B. MYERS PHOTOGRAPHY

Andrew B. Myers presents snapshots of a high quality very well thought and and often funny. With successful compositions and quirky look, Canadian artist reveals the extent of his talent with images. Here below you can see a short 5election.…

THE SELF-BALANCING 1967 GYRO-X CAR RESTORED

Back in 1967, California-based Gyro Transport Systems built a prototype vehicle known as the Gyro-X. The automobile had just two wheels, one in front and one in the back and, as the car’s name implies, it utilized a built-in gyroscope…

REFLECTION OF MINERAL HOUSE By Atelier Tekuto

Japanese Atelier Tekuto has mastered the small, modern space. Reflection of Mineral House in Tokyo, Japan is a small but sweet residence, measuring it at just 480 sq. ft. Designed by architect Yasuhiro Yamashita, the house appears as though it…

WEAR YOUR DREAMS: My Life In Tattoos By Ed Hardy

The memoir of iconic tattoo artist Ed Hardy from his beginnings in 1960s California, to leading the tattoo renaissance and building his name into a hugely lucrative international brand “Ed Hardy” is emblazoned on everything from t-shirts and hats to…