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Art & Design
‘No Excuses’: 19 Photos That Will Inspire You
Need a shot in the arm to help push you through the work week? Put...
What Would a 51-State Flag Look Like?
With Puerto Rican statehood in the news once again, Smithsonian magazine's excellent Design Decoded blog...
Feast Your Eyes: Four Great Photo Sites
I can get lost in good photography websites just like I can in good books—...
Cinemagram: The Next Instagram?
The next big thing in smart phone photography could be Cinemagram, a free iPhone app (...
This Halloween, Carve Pink Pumpkins
Picking out the perfect pumpkin for my jack-o-lantern was always a task I took very...
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
If artist Jacqueline Lou Skaggs’ goals were to save money and paint more often, she...
Brave Vets, Great Cause, Cool T-Shirts
A new initiative from Threadless Causes, a philanthropic offshoot of the internet t-shirt vendor made...
Stop, Drop, and Grab
If your house was burning, what would you take with you? That’s a scenario...
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
I love maps enough to have one hanging over my kitchen table, so when I...
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...
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
In 1962, Andy Warhol held his first solo show, debuting one of the most iconic pieces...
Artist Christopher Sickels’ Fantastic, Miniature World
The Reader's Digest contributor produces wholly original work, combining painting, photography, set-building, and sculpture on...
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...
Dr. Seuss: The Maddest of Mad Men?
During the 1930s and '40s, before Theodore Geisel was Dr. Seuss, he was Don...
Q&A with Joe Vaux: Surreal Art and Puzzle Design
Seattle-based Artifact Puzzles specializes in artistic jigsaws, with laser-cut pieces designed by artists like Joe...
Iconic Album Covers Made of Socks
Remember when half the fun of buying new music was checking out the album cover...
Photo Essay: Feather Fancy
Quills, plumes, bristles, down: Birds have the best outerwear on earth. A look at its...
Culture Digest: The RedBall Project On A Roll
Follow the bouncing ball, a mobile installation, as it travels around the world.
How Bill Gates Predicted the iPhone … in 1995
Talk about a visionary: I was blown away by Gates’ description of something that is...
Visual Feast: Deep Fried Gadgets
In his "Deep Fried Gadgets" series, photographer Henry Hargreaves battered and fried some of his...
Vincent Van Dominogh!
I first saw this crazy, artistic video on Gawker.com, where domino artist FlippyCat patiently...
Take that, Instagram!
In a series called Pencil Vs. Camera, Artist Ben Heine seamlessly combines sketches and photography...
Fake Movie Posters: The Board Game as Blockbuster
Although I have played Battleship, the board game, I have no urge to see Battleship,...
Summer Spectacular: Outdoor Art
Renowned urban planner (and one of my personal heroes) Jane Jacobs once wrote, "Cities have...
Video: From Love to Bingo in 873 Images
In case you missed it: Watch a life unfold in this excellent photo-montage-video expertly crafted...
13 Iconic Shoes That Changed America
Audrey Hepburn’s famous flats, 80s power sneakers, make-a-statement Manolos: Here, a well-heeled history of...
Bob Staake: Read, Think, Draw
Award-winning illustrator Bob Staake appears in this month's Reader's Digest, and even with several new...
Yulia Brodskaya: Paper Art
Artist Yulia Brodskaya’s client list includes Starbucks, Hermes, and now, Reader’s Digest. But...
Timothy Goodman: Artist as Storyteller
Artist Timothy Goodman talked to us about drawing by hand, dancing with fear, and disobeying...