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This New Moleskine Is Like An iPad Made Of Paper

Like to be creative on paper but hate the thought losing your best ideas? Moleskine may have a solution. Ask companies like Adobe and Fiftythree, and they'll tell you that tablets are the future of drawing. Give in, and get used to the concept of touching a stylus to your screen. Show More Summary

Flowchart: Should You Move In Together?

To shack up or not to shack up? A flowchart simplifies the cohabitation question. Cohabitation is on the rise in the US, with nearly half of women in so-called "first unions" moving in with their partners before marriage, according to a recent government study. Show More Summary

Can Ralph Lauren Take Smart Clothes Mainstream?

The company announced its first "polo tech" product--a compression T-shirt that measures heart rate and breath--for the U.S. Open. "Breathe," says David Lauren, Ralph Lauren's executive vice president for advertising, marketing and corporate communications, to a muscled male model standing nearby. Read Full Story

Amazon Updates Their Login Screen For The First Time In A Decade

It was time for a change. Like an old car company, Amazon introduces its design updates slowly and seldomly, updating one piece at a time, and never rocking the boat too fast or hard to upset its mainstream audience. In fact, according...Show More Summary

Stunning Closeup Photos Of Nocturnal Animals We Rarely See

Photographer Traer Scott gained off-hours access to zoos all around the world to show us the hidden world of wildlife that stays awake at night. Most of us rarely see many nocturnal animals up close--other than maybe a rat in the subway, or a cat at home--thanks to the simple fact that most spend their lives in darkness. Show More Summary

There Is No Such Thing As Pumpkin Spice Latte Season

Understand that concept and be at peace with the PSL phenomenon and the drink's early arrival. Pumpkin-flavored foodstuffs are being hyped earlier than many have deemed acceptable this year. Pumpkin-enhanced yogurts and Oreos emerged in early August, well ahead of the unofficial start of fall. Show More Summary

U.S. is Entering the Next Couple of Years with One Distinct Advantage

The U.S. is entering the forecast period set out in the accompanying table with one distinct advantage. It is lowering its dependence on foreign sources of energy.

A Frank Lloyd Wright House Is One Of America's Most Endangered Historic Places

A local foundation is raising funds to restore it. Years of exposure to hurricanes and high winds have taken their toll on Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring House, the only private residence the architect designed in Florida. This year, the National Trust For Historic Preservation has listed the home as one of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Read Full Story

With Apologies To Hershey's Chocolate Company

Your new logo kinda stinks. All I can see is the emoji poo. Read Full Story

Artist Buries $16,000 Worth Of Gold On A Beach For People To Dig Up And Keep

A gold rush begins today at Folkestone Beach in England, where artist Michael Sailstorfer has buried treasure. Digging for buried treasure is no longer just for pirates: Berlin-based artist Michael Sailstorfer has buried 30 gold bars, worth $16,574, in the sands of Folkestone Beach in southeast England. Today, once the tide went out, it was finders keepers. Read Full Story

Disappointed in Astoria

So, this is what Castle Hill in the Bronx gets for an EMS Station:[Zerega Avenue EMS Station by Smith-Miller Hawkinson | Photo by Michael Moran/OTTO]But this is what my neighborhood of Astoria, Queens gets:[Hoyt Avenue EMS station made from construction trailers | Photo by John Hill]What's up with that, DDC?

7-Year OId Redesigns Sauce Label To Look Less Like It Contains Cat Poop

Harry Deverill had no idea what the label of his favorite sauce was even supposed to be. Now his design is on store shelves across Britain. How bad does packaging have to be for a little kid to say "I can do better" and for everyoneShow More Summary

This Pop-Up Ring Box Will Seal The Deal On Your Engagement

Are you putting a $20,000 ring in a 2-cent box? There's something wrong there. Marriage proposals are horrifying, even if you know the answer is going to be yes. Where exactly do you do it? What exactly do you say? And...is there any way to hide this giant ring bulge in my pants? Seriously. Show More Summary

Woven Potraits Capture Poets And Artists As They Really Are

Artist David Samuel Stern's textured photographs capture the complexity of fellow creatives. It's difficult to introduce a sense of time passing in portrait photography; by definition, the medium implies a fleeting moment; a passing glance; a narrow window on history. Read Full Story

What Are "Nearables," And Why Is Ideo So Excited About Them?

Bluetooth beacons enter a new interactive frontier with Estimote's sticker-size hardware Last week beacon technology--Bluetooth sensors which can trigger actions in devices that come within range and increase their spatial intelligence--shrank in size and grew in opportunity with the introduction of Estimote Stickers. Show More Summary

Life In Egypt's City Of The Dead

A new photo series shows us how as many as a million Egyptians coexist alongside corpses in the famed necropolis. Stretching across several miles on Cairo's southeastern border, Cairo's City Of The Dead is not just an Islamic necropolis that dates back to 642AD. Show More Summary

6 Questions For Tom Geismar, Illustrious Designer Of PBS, Xerox, And Mobil Logos

The 83-year-old logo designer talks about the marriage-like qualities of a creative partnership,the best teacher he ever had, and more. Since leaving the Army in 1957 to cofound a graphic design firm at a time when graphic design as an industry barely existed, Tom Geismar has created more than 100 corporate identities. Show More Summary

Snøhetta-Designed Hives Make Urban Bee Farming Beautiful

This is one project guaranteed to get some buzz. This spring, 160,000 residents moved into the latest luxury complex in Oslo by the world-renown architecture firm Snøhetta. Unlike in most luxury homes, though, these residents were expected to build their own interiors. Fortunately, they're known for being pretty industrious: They're honey bees. Read Full Story

Through the Cracks Between Stars

[Image: Trevor Paglen, "PAN (Unknown; USA-207)," from The Other Night Sky]. I had the pleasure last winter of attending a lecture by Trevor Paglen in Amsterdam, where he spoke about a project of his called The Last Pictures. As Paglen...Show More Summary

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