Design

September 18, 2017

Interview: People Are “Hacking” IKEA Products into One-Of-A-Kind Decor

IKEA furniture is sometimes criticized for being plain looking, or that it’s so inexpensive that everyone has the same thing. (Have you ever owned one of their BILLY bookcases?) But, its affordability does more good than just keep your wallet happy. IKEA (perhaps unintentionally) offers a blank slate and starting point for DIY projects. IKEA hacks, as they’re known, transform ordinary bookshelves, lighting, tables, and more into one-of-a-kind pieces that express your personality.

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September 13, 2017

Hypnotic Videos of a Japanese Potter at Work

Japanese potter Abe Haruya has been gaining recognition not only for his intricately patterned ceramics, but also for the hypnotic behind the scenes videos he posts to Instagram. What started as him playing with his wife's smartphone has turned into a large following that can't stop watching him shape and mold pieces of porcelain. Haruya often works using a technique known as yokoku, which literally translates to relief.

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September 8, 2017

Michelle Obama Dressed Up as Beyoncé to Celebrate Her Birthday for a Good Cause

When Beyoncé does something, the world takes notice. And who could blame us—Queen Bey is always pushing the envelope, not only with her music, but her stunning style and artistic visuals. Last year, she debuted Formation and released an accompanying video that still resonates today. To celebrate her 36th birthday, many of her famous friends and family gathered to pay homage to one of Formation‘s most iconic looks—an oversize hat, long braids, and opulent jewelry.

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September 7, 2017

Wild Facial Hairstyles From the 2017 World Beard and Moustache Championships

Year after year, the eccentric entrants of the World Beard and Moustache Championships wow us with their creatively coiffed facial hair. Now, the quirky hairstyles are back—and bolder than ever—as this year's competition is in full swing. Each one-of-a-kind ‘do simultaneously showcases the individual's unique style and the impressive extent of his hairstyling abilities. Many of the mesmerizing coiffures are abstract in design, composed of concentric circles, swirling shapes, and swooping lines.

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