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Most of us are so used to reading that we forget each letter is a shape and each word its own composition. There’s a significant aesthetic dimension to the writing we read daily—in emails and books, on packaging and signs—and so it makes sense that visual artists have co-opted graphic design and typography strategies for their own philosophical ends. Using language, artists transform a basic communication tool—the alphabet—into unique provocations. Language

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A new mural by Pascal Boyart in Paris. Photo courtesy Pascal Boyart. Though Bitcoin has only entered the public consciousness over the past few years, its Genesis block is 10 years old, and to celebrate the anniversary, Paris-based artist Pascal Boyart has created a street mural with a puzzle containing 0.26 BTC ($1,003). The exact location of the work is unknown, though it is somewhere in central Paris. Boyart, a “crypto-inspired artist,”

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Shutterstock Budgeting is HARD. Working while you’re in school and still feeling broke is even harder. While significant others are undoubtedly some of the best people in our lives, we all know it can get expensive to go out on dates all the time and keep the fun times rollin’. Don’t worry, you’ve got a seasoned broke college student at your service. 1. Cook something neither of you has ever attempted before. Shutterstock Cooking

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Entrepreneur Oliver Luckett is well-known for founding companies that have helped shape the digital landscape. In addition to being a tech visionary, he’s a passionate art collector and supporter who, along with his husband Scott Guinn, has amassed an amazing array of contemporary art. The couple’s Reykjavík home serves as their own personal gallery that boasts many Icelandic artists and American street artists. Both are a nod to Luckett’s trajectory. He first

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A ROUTER THAT’S also a speaker. A mirror that’s also a lamp. A picture frame that charges your smartphone. Welcome to the hybrid gadget revolution! It’s a little bit Swiss Army knife, a little bit Island of Doctor Moreau. Convergences have long been a staple of progress, from multitools to kitchen implements to every other As Seen on TV striver. Surely some medieval archer fashioned a backscratcher out of a bow.

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Stock Photos from aphotostory/Shutterstock The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival transforms the city in northeastern China’s Heilongjiang province into a frozen winter wonderland. More than a million visitors flock to Harbin throughout the festival to get a glimpse of the enormous structures created from large ice blocks and tons of snow. In 2019, the 35th edition officially opened on January 5 and will run through the end of February. The massive

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Need some tips to organise your closet, or to get the lowdown on the ethical and sustainable processes of various designer labels? With technology and smarter-than-ever smartphones, you’re able to get all the necessary fashion deets and hacks with a few simple taps on your mobile screens. Convenient and practical, all you have to do is to download these 10 fashion apps.   Not My Style Photo: Not My Style’s Facebook page Not My Style, which

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Staying warm and looking good in the winter doesn't have to be difficult. It’s important to stay warm and cozy in the winter but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your sense of style. You can layer in so many different ways, and you'd be surprised how many layers are possible when you're strategic about it. I like to layer by wearing my thinnest article of clothing first and then working

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