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Oct
17
The Fashion Designer Reimagining Sadu Fabric

Sadu is a colorful and geometric handmade fabric traditionally crafted by Bedouin women. Now, in the hands of a Dubai-based fashion designer, it’s getting a chic, modern update. Hailing from Russia, with a stint in London, Katya Kovtunovich was instantly inspired by the colors and patterns of Sadu. Where others saw limits on the fabric’s usage, Katya saw coats, jackets and kaftans—reimagining how and where we use these special designs. This Great Big Story is by Dubai. (http://www.visitdubai.com) SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb This story is a part of our Planet Earth series. From mammals to insects and birds to reptiles, we share this great big world with all manner of creatures, large and small. Come with us to faraway places as w...


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Oct
12
This is What Happens When You Reply to Spam Email

Suspicious emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country. They pop up in our inboxes, and standard procedure is to delete on sight. But what happens when you reply? Follow along as writer and comedian James Veitch narrates a hilarious, months-long exchange with a spammer who offered to cut him in on a hot deal. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in...


Oct
10
Oct
08
How Technology Can Change Cities

Mouser Electronics Brand Ambassador, Grant Imahara, sat down with our WIRED Brand Lab Editor to identify the global challenges that our major cities are facing. It’s these key challenges that will help dictate where Grant travels to and why. This video was created by WIRED Brand Lab in partnership with Mouser Electronics. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ?? http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 CONNECT WITH WIRED Web: http://wired.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/WIRED Facebook: https://facebook.com/WIRED Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/wired Google+: https://plus.google.com/+WIRED Instagram: http://instagram.com/WIRED Tumblr: http://WIRED.tumblr.com Want even more? Subscribe to The Scene: http://bit.ly/subthescene ...


Oct
06
Oct
05
How To Understand A Picasoo

HELP ME MAKE MORE VIDEOS: http://www.patreon.com/nerdwriter TUMBLR: http://thenerdwriter.tumblr.com TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TheeNerdwriter Email me here: thenerdwriter@gmail.com SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: Rudolf Arnheim, “Picasso's Night Fishing at Antibes” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism -- Vol. 22, No. 2 (Winter, 1963), pp. 165-167 Douglas N. Morgan, “Picasso's People: A Lesson in Making Sense” The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Vol. 22, No. 2 (Winter, 1963), pp. 167-171 Nina Corazzo, “Picasso's 'Night Fishing at Antibes': A New Source” The Burlington Magazine Vol. 132, No. 1043 (Feb., 1990), pp. 99-101 Mark Rosenthal, “Picasso's Night Fishing at Antibes: A Meditation on Death” The Art Bulletin Vol. 6...


Oct
03
Oct
01
How Not To Be Boring

No one is ever boring: we just seem boring when we haven’t learnt the surprisingly easy art of being honest about our vulnerabilities. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://goo.gl/Bse6mT Join our mailing list: http://bit.ly/2e0TQNJ Or visit us in person at our London HQ: https://goo.gl/HfHoct Download our App: https://goo.gl/uCTdWk FURTHER READING “One of our great fears – which haunts us when we go into the world and socialise with others – is that we may, in our hearts, be really rather boring. But the good news, and a fundamental truth too, is that no one is ever truly boring. They are only in danger of coming across as such when they either fail to understand their deeper selves or don’t dar...


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