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The ‘Double’ in Bellmer’s Dolls

Hans Bellmer is a German-born Surrealist artist and writer best known for the dolls he created around the ’30s. Besides the provocative nature of his work, he is considered as one of most controversial artists of the 20th century. His... Read More

Haptic-Sensitive Instrument – Jonathan Sparks

Jonathan Sparks is an artist living in Brooklyn, NY. His work combines computer programing, fabrication, electronics and multimedia. Vibraille is his early exploration into the possibilities of adding haptic feedback into the mobile devices that usually rely heavily on the... Read More

Life, Love, And Statement Glasses: Albert Maysles Illuminates A Fashion Icon In "Iris"

The final project of legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles is a charming portrait of Manhattan fashion icon Iris Apfel that delivers a powerful message of staying true to yourself. Earlier this year, the documentary film world lost one of its pioneers: 88-year-old Albert Maysles, who directed such iconic films as Gimme Shelter and Grey Gardens. Read Full Story

5 Office Design Strategies That Will Make Employees Happier

How an aesthetically-pleasing office environment can help raise employee morale. If I told you that a software engineer and salesperson need the exact same skills and tools to accomplish their job, you would call me crazy. Yet, whenShow More Summary

It's Time To Take Flickr Seriously Again

After trying to be a wanna-be Instagram, a new redesign makes Flickr more magical and powerful than ever. Yesterday, Yahoo pushed out the biggest update to Flickr, maybe ever. An update two years in the making, Flickr 4.0 is a totalShow More Summary

A Mysterious Box Resurfaces A Family Tragedy

Philip Toledano's latest photo series is a poignant reminder of how objects help preserve memories. After his parents died, London-raised, New York-based photographer Phillip Toledano found a cardboard box in their attic. It was filled...Show More Summary

Haitian Artists Turn Mystical Tarot Paintings Into Real-Life Scenes

The Ghetto Tarot shows off a vibrant side of life in the Haitian ghetto that's more than just poverty. Centuries after the Tarot originated in mid-15th-century Europe, mystics and dabblers in the occult are still using the cards as a means of divination. Show More Summary

Why Did This Designer Create A Phallic Tea Set? Ask Your Psychoanalyst

Sigmund's Traveling T-Laboratory is both more practical and more erotically charged than your average tea set. Sometimes a tea set is just a tea set. But in the case of Sigmund's Traveling T-Laboratory, it's a blatantly phallic symbol. Read Full Story

5 Reasons Why Wearables Aren't Taking On Heart Disease ...Yet

If you're waiting for wearables to sniff out your health issues, it's gonna be a while. As devices like the Apple Watch and Fitbit become more popular, more people than ever have heart rate-monitoring technology at their disposal. So...Show More Summary

Send A Secret Message You Can Only Decode With A Walk

Make mom jog a 5-mile heart on Mother's Day. We've all seen industrious bikers and joggers carve out little shapes on Google Maps. Trace is an app that flips this idea on its head. A project led by University of Washington's Daniela Rosner, it allows you to draw a shape and send it to someone else, like a secret message. Read Full Story

This Artist Takes Photos Of Her Own Menstrual Blood

Jen Lewis's macro photography aims to kill the stigma surrounding menstruation. Jen Lewis creates gorgeous photographs using a medium that rarely sees the light of day: menstrual blood. While working at University of Michigan's Division of Infectious Diseases, Lewis became interested in bioartography, photos taken during the scientific process. Read Full Story

Two Typefaces, Five Days: Inside A Fabulously Nerdy Type Marathon

As part of its first ever font marathon, Monotype tapped two rising stars to create wildly different fonts in just five days. Monotype, one of the world's largest type foundries, is used to churning out new fonts. Most of them take weeks,...Show More Summary

Your Creative Calendar: 73 Things To Do, See, And Hear This May

It's time to mourn Arnold Schwarzenegger's zombie daughter (and David Letterman), get serenaded by Best Coast, and read Ronda Rousey this May. It's so hard to say goodbye. Here we stand, at the precipice of an enormous crossroads; on...Show More Summary

BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 5/7/15

Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 5/7/15 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators: Private sector employment rose by 169,000 from March to April Productivity...Show More Summary

Walk On Water With Christo's Tremendous New Art Installation

A two-mile walkway will float on an Italian lake for 16 days. Christo, the artist known for sprawling installations with his late wife Jean-Claude, is building what might be his most ambitious artwork to date: floating piers that will span two miles, letting visitors quite literally walk on water. Read Full Story

This Dystopian Diorama Is "1984" Meets The Internet Of Things

The Nemesis Machine is designed to alarm visitors about how much data they're giving up to companies like Google. When George Orwell wrote 1984, surveillance technology was strictly analog. What would 1984 look like if it was written in the world of the Internet of things? Read Full Story

If Photoshop Were A Video Game, You Might Actually Get Some Work Done

Keep your eyedropper handy. Working with Photoshop can often feel like a battle. Now, Brazilian game studio Big Green Pillow has crated the perfect way to take out your pent-up frustration: it transformed the program into an 8-bit video game. Read Full Story

Google's New Headquarters Are Still A Go... Eventually

Google was denied the land needed to build its sparkling new headquarters. But that doesn't mean Google is giving up just yet. Last February, Google shared plans for a grandiose expansion of its Mountain View headquarters, designed by Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group and British designer Thomas Heatherwick. Show More Summary

Famous Furniture Designs Star In These Noir-Inspired Movie Posters

Barcelona-based illustrator Federico Babina imagines Gropius, Eames, Aalto, and more as movie directors in this imaginative design history. If you care about the Charles and Ray Eameses of the world more than the Brangelinas, Barcelona-based illustrator Federico Babina's latest movie poster series caters to your design snobbery. Read Full Story

The Perfect Plate For Obnoxious Foodie Instagrams

With a curved back, the Limbo plate creates a natural lightbox, so your amateur photography looks downright professional. We've all been there. At some point in life, some fancy restaurant places a car payment of foie gras right in front of your face. Show More Summary

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