Angus Mil courtesy of Gallery FUMI.

How Trees Foster Well-Being, Indoors or Out

A new study provides further evidence of the beneficial effect of trees on well-being. Being among trees can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. British sculptor Max Lamb's recent installation shows how powerful trees are INDOORS as well.  Yoko Ono expands the view.

Read More 10.8.15 | 2:33am
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Chompoo Baritone

Life Edited Can Be Just So Much Bullsh*t

Lately we've come across two compelling photographers whose images boldly portray an essential message about Instagram: the pretty picture you see is not the WHOLE picture. They show the unpleasantly real context from which the pretty photo was plucked, to become an aspirational ideal that messes with our heads. They help to antidote social media's portrayal of the perfect lives we don't have.

Read More 10.6.15 | 2:30am
The Magical Physics of Popcorn + 6 Popcorn Recipes

The Magical Physics of Popcorn + 6 Popcorn Recipes

( Video link here.The Kids Should See This is a site full of wonders for kids AND adults. Dig this beautiful short video of what ACTUALLY happens when a kernel of corn POPS. I had no idea the stuff I threw into my trusty  Presto PopLite Hot Air Popper  is so magical. ...

Read More 10.2.15 | 1:12pm
Sally Schneider

A Cheap Instant Moveable Lego-ish Standing Desk

Day after day of sitting and writing at my computer made my body crave standing. Knowing that standing is much healthier than chronic sitting, I'd rigged standing desks in the past but none of them ever seemed quite right. In desperation, I plunked the EverBlock library steps on a terrace table and perched my old 17" MacBook on it.

Read More 9.30.15 | 1:00pm

The Waiting Wall + Public Platforms for Emotion

Inspired by Alain de Botton’s idea that Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall be adapted in new ways for modern times, digital storytellers Alan Donohoe and Steven Parker created “The Waiting Wall” in a busy English train station during the  Brighton Digital Festival ...

Read More 9.30.15 | 2:53am
Arlene Gottfried, Courtesy of Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York

Clever Shipping Pallet Barbeque + Rotisserie Station

While we were researching Arlene Gottfried’s work , we stumbled on this photograph she took of a barbeque in a then-Puerto Rican neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. When we looked closely, we realized that shipping pallets had been cleverly ...

Read More 9.29.15 | 1:00pm
Annie Leibovitz Studio

Patti Smith: “If You’re Positive, You Expand”

Sixty-eight-year-old author and singer, 70’s Punk star  Patti Smith  is one of the subjects of this year’s  Pirelli calendar — considered fashion’s sexiest – celebrating female achievement. With her hair grown out gray, no makeup or face lift, and her singular uniform, she presents ...

Read More 9.29.15 | 2:39am