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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

Is Paris Best Experienced Through The Lens Of A Camera?

It might seem trite at first, but Paris Through Pentax manages to show just how timeless some technology can be. Paris Through Pentax is a short film by French filmmaking studio Maison Carnot that shows the bustle of Parisian streets--the...Show More Summary

Tom Dixon's Sculptural Artifacts Recreate The Smell Of London In Paris

At Tom Dixon's "Factory" installation, visitors see the production process of four limited-edition accessories, scented like London parks. Tom Dixon is bringing pieces (and smells) of London to Paris. Read Full Story

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

Zara Pulls Shirt From Stores Because People Say It Resembles A Concentration Camp Uniform

The children's striped pajama top featured a yellow six-pointed star on its front. Zara has apologized and pulled the item from its stores. Fast fashion retailer Zara has pulled a striped top with a six-pointed yellow star decal from...Show More Summary

How You Watch Porn

Mac vs. PC, iOS vs. Android takes on a whole new meaning when you're talking about Pornhub searches. If you watch porn online, the computer you're using is enough to determine whether you're a premature ejacultor there to watch Lisa Ann squirting videos, or whether you're a long-lasting lover on a quest for Indian MILFs. Show More Summary

IKEA Just Bought Some Awesome, Bendy Lighting Tech

What should IKEA do with its shiny new toy? IKEA plans to ditch all of its CFL and halogen lighting for LEDs by 2015, leading the furniture giant's green tech arm to make a "strategic investment" in Design LED Products, a Scottish company that's pretty good with LEDs. IKEA gives DLP funding and, in turn, gets access to the lighting company's technology. Read Full Story

New App Tells The Stories Behind Famous Typefaces

Typendium makes (surprisingly interesting) typography history freely accessible to anyone with an iOS. The histories of your favorite typefaces, from Futura to Gill Sans to Times New Roman, have been conveniently collected in one elegant iOS app, called Typendium, released this week. Show More Summary

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