Ready to conquer The New York Times Crossword? Here’s a sampling of 11 — hand-picked by Will Shortz — to get you started.
Syr, a crowdfunded restaurant in Utrecht, Netherlands that employs recently arrived Syrian and Afghan refugees, offering them a platform to share their cuisine, to earn money, to share their stories and to pursue educational programs. We need more of this!
The Creators’ Code:
1, Find your love.
2, Chase work, not money.
3, Execute well.
4, Work with great people.
5, Great coffee helps.
— Hiut Denim Co (@hiutdenim) February 22, 2017
This is is remarkably fascinating: Squid speak a unique, undeciphered language using their skin
Need to draw a circle but you don’t have a compass? This video will help!
This art piece, titled forest of numbers, by Emmanuelle Moureaux is stunning. If you’re in Tokyo, make sure to experience it at the National Art Center.
It’s been a wonderfully exciting week for team Tattly: In honor of Vogue Magazine’s 125th Anniversary in 2017, Tattly has partnered with the magazine to create a limited edition collection. We spent hours going through their archives to find illustrations from the early 1920s, 1930s and 1940s that would make beautiful temporary tattoos. Have a look, we think they’re stunning.
Nail-clipping history, it turns out, is surprisingly complicated. We might never find out who actually invented the ubiquitous modern nail clipper, but we do know that around 1875, patents for the modern nail clipper began to appear.
I am mostly fascinated by the fact that by the end of the 19th century, superstitions about how and when to trim fingernails were pretty common. People couldn’t cut their fingernails on weekends out of fear that it might lead to back luck.
Here’s a link to the full post The Long, Slightly Strange History Behind Fingernail Clipping by Ernie Smith.
A solid aluminum bar, painted a striking red-orange, and bearing the text “TO PLACE AMONG OTHER COLORS AND FORMS.” Made me look.
A new Chrome extension reveals the unsettling amount of information Facebook might have on you.
John Collins demonstrates how to fold his design for a long distance paper airplane for the Harvard Graduate School of Design.