Making a living as a graphic designer might sound like a dream come true for many, but for Annie Atkins, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Austin, Texas-based artist Matt Crump has been on a creative journey since 2014, capturing glimpses of the world through a crisp, bold approach he calls “#candyminimal.” Travelling through three continents so far, Crump has sparked a digital trend, with fellow Instagram users contributing their own work and amassing more than 200,000 images in an online gallery of stark, candy-coloured snapshots from around the world.
Known as much for its warm, weird hippie ethos as for its recent popularity among tech start-ups looking for a place to launch, Austin is a melting pot of sights, sounds and creative inspiration.
Nicknamed the “Live Music Capital of the World,” the city's many bars, clubs and outdoor venues pulse to the beat of live bands nearly every day of the week. Just a stone’s throw from the laid-back campus of the University of Texas at Austin sits the bustling downtown music district along Red River S...
Thanks to the growing popularity of meal prep services like Blue Apron and Plated, a slew of inspired entrepreneurs and nutrition experts have developed a next-level array of personalized meal planning and ingredient delivery services. The latest batch of applications and services pay special attention to everything from locally-sourced, chef-prepared meals to ingredient kits catering quite literally to your own genetic makeup.
Traveling for business certainly has its restrictions — budgets to hit, itineraries to follow and goals to be met. Likewise, traveling for pleasure is often a goal-oriented endeavor, with a to-do list of places to eat and things to experience often planned well in advance. For those who want to shake things up a bit and let their creativity fly, many inventive applications now offer a host of features to enhance the travel experience. Great travel apps introduce hidden gems that might otherwise go unnoticed, or spark various forms of creativity and help travelers make artful use of their time.
Leave it to the internet to point out a problem with the performance of “Moon Song” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O. and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig at the Oscars last weekend...
Known as much for its majestic beauty as for the fact that it’s one of the biggest protected areas in the Eastern U.S. for black bears, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a revered place for campers to test their mettle while surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.
A report on the summer camp held in Austin, Texas by Amy Poehler's Smart Girls and Creative Action, encouraging high school-age girls to embrace their individuality and work to change the world for the better.
Rich with local history and filled with new discoveries around every corner, Austin, Texas is a haven for families with curious kids looking for fun things to do on vacation. Read on for a list of ideas for family-friendly fun in the capital of the Lone Star State.
We all know the amount of sleep we get is key to staying healthy. But research has also shown the way you sleep —curled up in a ball, face-down to shut out the world or snuggled around a body pillow — can speak volumes about the waking person.
Tattoos have long been one of the ultimate forms of self-expression. They can signify a rebellious streak, declare a lifelong commitment between friends or lovers and someday maybe even charge our phones (no, seriously). Big or small, visible or hidden, they’re a personal and permanent (or sometimes, flash-in-the-pan) assertion of who we are and what we value. And what’s the one thing we value most? LOVE. So in honor of Pride Week, we have rounded up some of the most beautiful and colorful tattoos we could find to celebrate love + equality.
From 2010 to 2015, Houston, Texas-based photographer Mark Burns travelled, predominantly by car, to every National Park in the United States, capturing images to commemorate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary.
Often, the most beautiful things in life are also the most impractical, but perhaps it’s their lack of utility that lends to their allure. Since such things don’t exist for utilitarian purposes, there’s an implicit invitation to admire them purely for their form. That’s only one of the many reasons why there’s something stunning about an all-glass abode. Below, delight in images that provide a voyeur’s view of glass houses and structures built by the likes of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson and more. While the old expression about throwing stones comes to mind, we can’t help but wonder: who could criticize beauties like these?
Green tea has risen to prominence in recent years, thanks in part to its antioxidants and the host of health benefits they promote. If you enjoy green tea and want to pack an even more powerful punch into your diet, matcha — the light green powder that results from stone-grinding green tea leaves into a fine, herbaceous dust — might be your next favorite discovery.