Art & Design

This Famous Painting Stinks, Say Some
This Famous Painting Stinks, Say Some

Who doesn't love George Washington? Nobody, that's who. And who doesn't love "Washington Crossing… >>

'No Excuses': 19 Photos That Will Inspire You
‘No Excuses’: 19 Photos That Will Inspire You

Need a shot in the arm to help push you through the work week? Put down the coffee mug and  take a… >>

What Would a 51-State Flag Look Like?
What Would a 51-State Flag Look Like?

With Puerto Rican statehood in the news once again, Smithsonian magazine's excellent Design Decoded… >>

Feast Your Eyes: Four Great Photo Sites
Feast Your Eyes: Four Great Photo Sites

I can get lost in good photography websites just like I can in good books—they tell a story… >>

Cinemagram: The Next Instagram?
Cinemagram: The Next Instagram?

The next big thing in smart phone photography could be Cinemagram, a free iPhone app (the Android… >>

This Halloween, Carve Pink Pumpkins
This Halloween, Carve Pink Pumpkins

Picking out the perfect pumpkin for my jack-o-lantern was always a task I took very seriously as a… >>

Japanese Artist Takes Recycling to New Heights
Japanese Artist Takes Recycling to New Heights

Americans recycle billions of cans every year—but do they make them art? Japanese sculptor… >>

Artwork You Need A Magnifying Glass To See
Artwork You Need A Magnifying Glass To See

If artist Jacqueline Lou Skaggs’ goals were to save money and paint more often, she… >>

Brave Vets, Great Cause, Cool T-Shirts
Brave Vets, Great Cause, Cool T-Shirts

A new initiative from Threadless Causes, a philanthropic offshoot of the internet t-shirt vendor… >>

Top Photographers Choose the Pictures that Make Them Happy
Top Photographers Choose the Pictures that Make Them Happy

We asked photographers to send us the one image that most says "happiness" through their lens;… >>

Stop, Drop, and Grab
Stop, Drop, and Grab

If your house was burning, what would you take with you? That’s a scenario nobody wants to… >>

3 Artsy Websites for Your Next Work Break
3 Artsy Websites for Your Next Work Break

If your workday is anything like mine, you're reading nonstop—online news, email, text messages… >>

Like Maps? You'll Love This Blog
Like Maps? You’ll Love This Blog

I love maps enough to have one hanging over my kitchen table, so when I came across the blog A… >>

A Movie That Sings, From a Member of the Dave Matthews Band
A Movie That Sings, From a Member of the Dave Matthews Band

When I trace back the events that have led to my greatest happiness, inevitably I arrive at this… >>

Artist Gives New Life to Old Books
Artist Gives New Life to Old Books

For the folks out there reading the latest Michael Chabon novel on an electronic device… >>

Art You Can Eat: Campbell's Cans Salute Warhol
Art You Can Eat: Campbell’s Cans Salute Warhol

In 1962, Andy Warhol held his first solo show, debuting one of the most iconic pieces of modern… >>

Artist Christopher Sickels' Fantastic, Miniature World
Artist Christopher Sickels’ Fantastic, Miniature World

The Reader's Digest contributor produces wholly original work, combining painting, photography… >>

Coloring the News: Kids With Crayons Cover Current Events
Coloring the News: Kids With Crayons Cover Current Events

In mid-June, swarms of honeybees took to the streets of New York City, prompting something of a… >>

Dr. Seuss: The Maddest of Mad Men?
Dr. Seuss: The Maddest of Mad Men?

During the 1930s and '40s, before Theodore Geisel was Dr. Seuss, he was Don Draper. A "mad man"… >>

Q&A with Joe Vaux: Surreal Art and Puzzle Design
Q&A with Joe Vaux: Surreal Art and Puzzle Design

Seattle-based Artifact Puzzles specializes in artistic jigsaws, with laser-cut pieces designed by… >>