50 Fantastical Film Interiors

For their second feature, directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani have followed their mesmerizing and seductive debut, Amer, with another glowing tribute to the gialli — the stylish Italian thrillers of the ‘60s and ‘70s. A film festival favorite, The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears makes its theatrical debut at the IFC Center August 29. Set inside a labyrinthine Art Nouveau apartment building, the film follows a businessman as he searches for his missing wife. “Soon traditional narrative dissolves into mise en abyme in this kaleidoscopic and vertiginous adventure in sound and image, sadism and eroticism, and the real and the imagined,” writes New Directors/New Films. The movie’s surreal landscape inspired an exploration of other films that use interior space in strange, fantastical ways. … Read More

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Refresh Your Commute: Travel To Work Better, Faster, Smarter

Presented by Starbucks Iced Coffee

If you’re working, chances are you’re commuting. Whether it’s an hours-long drive, an inter-borough bike ride, or a subway/bus trip across town, we’ve got several ways to make the most of it. And when the long day is done, get a ton of recommendations for awesome events in LA & NYC via Flavorpill’s custom summer guides. We’ve got the best of the city, no matter your starting point. … Read More

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10 Typographic Art Installations

Typography enthusiasts know that sometimes there’s nothing more satisfying than an elegant and expressive typeface. There is a science behind composing and arranging type, but often it is used for pure artistic expression. After spotting a unique typographic sculpture on Colossal that doubles as a bus shelter (featured below), we searched for other font-friendly installations that appeal to our inner typography nerd and explore our interaction with text (and art) in various environments. … Read More

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Beach Style: Behind the Scenes with Dusen Dusen

Presented by Perrier

We recently teamed up with Perrier® to commission limited-edition beach towels from Dusen Dusen. Ellen Van Dusen was gracious enough to give us an exclusive, behind-the-scenes peek at her design process. She described the experience of working on this project as a perfect fit: “I felt like my aesthetic is aligned with what Perrier was going for which is fun, light, summery, colorful and beachy. It felt very natural.” … Read More

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Architectural Retreats That Soothe the Soul

Summer is a time of play and rest, which naturally leads us to reflect on the past and the long months ahead. It’s a time to recharge — but these beautiful meditation spaces and architectural retreats offer a place to replenish mind, body, and spirit any day of the year. Allow these intimate sanctuaries and tranquil havens to soothe your restless soul. … Read More

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10 Snug and Stylish Ways to Cozy Up With a Good Book

We don’t need an excuse to cozy up with a good book and get lost for a while. After spotting a set of fun and comfy pillows inspired by literary classics, featured after the jump, we went searching for the most stylish and snuggle-worthy ways to read. Bookmark these comfortable, literary furniture pieces and design objects for those moments when you’re ready to be whisked away for a weekend of books and bliss. … Read More

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Put Some Spring in Your Step With These Awesome Terrariums

Presented by Gap

The weather outside (in our neck of the woods, anyway) is beyond frightful, but having a small piece of spring and summer sitting on a desk or coffee table does help. We went on a terrarium tour to find the coolest-looking plants under glass, and it just so happens that some were found at our Gap spring launch events in NYC and LA, where guests could build their own. Read on for some next-level plant design, as well as some fashion tips for putting some serious Spring in your step. … Read More

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Incredible Homes with Secret Rooms and Passageways

Secret passageways and hidden rooms aren’t just for Scooby-Doo villains and mysterious millionaires. Homeowners and apartment dwellers are creating their own creative, covert spots that are perfect places for reading, hanging out, playing, and pretending that the outside world doesn’t exist. Here are a few moveable bookshelves, stealthy staircases, and sliding walls that reveal secret living quarters. … Read More

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Pop Culture-Inspired Lingerie

Like it or not, E. L. James’ BDSM-lite novel Fifty Shades of Grey is quickly becoming an empire. The fastest-selling paperback of all time has grossed millions and will soon be the subject of a hotly anticipated film starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. In the meantime, one company has jumped on the bandwagon with a line of lingerie inspired by the book. We feature it past the break, along with other pop culture-inspired intimate apparel that channels your favorite films, authors, and more. … Read More

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Beautiful Library Chairs for Literary Abodes

The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford, one of the oldest libraries in Europe, is very particular about its chairs. Only three different designs have been offered a place at the Bodleian’s tables: the 1756 Curator’s Chair, Giles Gilbert Scott’s 1936 design, and a new work from designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. The duo competed for the coveted spot and won with their contemporary design that gives a nod to tradition. Never one to resist an opportunity to fantasize about making our home libraries more beautiful, we searched for innovative, stylish, and cozy library chairs that we’d love to lounge in with a great book. See if you can envision any of these pieces earning a spot in your literary abode. … Read More

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