Gritty Urban Architecture Miniatures

Gritty Urban Architecture Miniatures

Joshua Smith is an Australian-based artist with an almost two decades long career in miniatures and stencils that have been part of over 100 exhibitions all over the world. Using everything from wood and cardboard to chalk pastels and spray paint, Smith creates 1:20 scale miniatu...

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Get Your Domain Before It's Gone

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The Dartboard that Makes Everyone a Championplay

The Dartboard that Makes Everyone a Champion

When we're at a bar with a dartboard, it's only a matter of time before we start pestering the bartender for ammunition. But, level of intoxication aside, we only ever approach an intermediate skill level. Seems like we're not the only ones, although for Mark Rober, the engineeri...

Graphic: 500 Designs that Matter

Graphic: 500 Designs that Matter

Derived from the Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design and compiled by editors from Phaidon, Graphic: 500 Designs that Matter covers five hundred of the most influential designs produced over more than half a millennium. From the first sample of movable type and the Nuremburg Chronic...

What to Watch This Weekend: You Are Wanted

What to Watch This Weekend: You Are Wanted

With cable, Netflix, and internet options, finding the best thing to watch during your downtime is difficult. Instead of flipping through menus all weekend and settling on nothing, turn to What to Watch This Weekend, a series in which we give you our pick for the best new show or...

Heinz Is Using Don Draper's "Pass the Heinz" Ads

Heinz Is Using Don Draper's "Pass the Heinz" Ads

Heinz has finally approved Don Draper's Pass the Heinz ads from Mad Men. The original ads that his clients at Heinz weren't in any way pleased with featured close-ups of fries, a cheeseburger and a slice a steak all just waiting for a squirt of ketchup with the simple tagline "Pa...

What to Watch This Weekend: Burning Sands

What to Watch This Weekend: Burning Sands

With cable, Netflix, and internet options, finding the best thing to watch during your downtime is difficult. Instead of flipping through menus all weekend and settling on nothing, turn to What to Watch This Weekend, a series in which we give you our pick for the best new show or...

12 Life Lessons from 'Seinfeld'

12 Life Lessons from 'Seinfeld'

For a show that was mostly about stifling character growth and empathy, Seinfeld sure taught us a lot about being a better person. Almost every episode has some kind of lesson on how to improve your life, but it’s more on the audience to decipher the moral. It’s also probably...

Pitmaster: Recipes, Techniques, and Barbecue Wisdom

Pitmaster: Recipes, Techniques, and Barbecue Wisdom

Whether you're interested in cooking the barbecue basics like Memphis-style ribs or the more advanced like smoking a whole hog North Carolina style, Andy Husbands and Chris Hart's latest tome, Pitmaster, is the perfect reference material. Pitmaster: Recipes, Techniques, and ...

'Surf Shacks' Illustrates How Surfers Live

'Surf Shacks' Illustrates How Surfers Live

From New York City apartments and tiny Hawaiian huts, to cabins nestled in the woods and converted buses, many humble abodes fall under the general label "surf shack." Surf Shacks: An Eclectic Compilation of Creative Surfer's Homes from Coast to Coast and Overseas is Gestalten's ...