Field Notes

A Closer Look at Oud

A Closer Look at Oud

Oud, Oudh, Aloeswood, Agarwood, Gaharu is known as "Jinko" in Japan, which translates as "sinking incense" or "incense that sinks in water," due to the weight of the resin in the wood.

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Covered in Hanging Gardens

Covered in Hanging Gardens

MIA Design Studio 's PURE SPA is a 15 room treatment center as part of Naman Retreat, located in Da Nang City, Vietnam.

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Spring bursts to life in Berlin

Spring bursts to life in Berlin

If you happen to be in Germany over the next few weeks, then make sure you visit the Bikini Berlin shopping centre where British artist Rebecca Louise Law is heralding the start of Spring with a stunning hanging garden consisting of over 30,000 colorful flowers.

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Lukas Furlanby's Canary Islands

Lukas Furlanby's Canary Islands

Located off the coast of Morocco, the Canaries are a cluster of volcanic islands that are among Spain’s farthest-flung territories, rich in biodiversity and no shortage of scenic views. 

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The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see

The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see

Here are all the photos flying through interstellar space on Voyager's Golden Record

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René Redzepi makes the signature Noma dish: Vintage carrot and camomile

René Redzepi makes the signature Noma dish: Vintage carrot and camomile

If you haven't yet made it to the restaurant Noma in Copenhagen, the next in our behind-the-scenes series sees the chef René Redzepi give an exclusive, step-by-step guide to making the signature Noma dish 'vintage carrot and camomile'.

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A new dawn for ylang ylang

A new dawn for ylang ylang

Rich and buttery like custard, the tropical ylang ylang tree originated in the Philippines, where it was crowned the ‘flower of flowers’. The blooms of this flower are so delicate that they must be picked by hand at dawn, and distilled within two hours.

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Apparition Grand Finale

Apparition Grand Finale

Dance meets technology. Klaus Obermaier & Ars Electronica Futurelab, featuring Rob Tannion.

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The Tranquility of Central Park

The Tranquility of Central Park

Welcome to our home, New York City! Escape the noise and grime of the city as you enter Central Park. Traffic and horns drift away and are slowly replaced by birds, laughter, and the sound of wind in the trees.

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Solar Roads: Can Streets Become Giant Solar Panels?

Solar Roads: Can Streets Become Giant Solar Panels?

The sun's rays can hit some roads for up to 90 percent of the daylight hours, so companies in Europe and the U.S. are experimenting with building solar panels along or above roads. But are such projects worth the cost? In France one company is hoping to distinguish itself—and reduce costs—with solar panels that are laid directly on the pavement.

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Tiny rooms inside manholes in Italy

Tiny rooms inside manholes in Italy

Milan-based artist Biancoshock wants to raise awareness about this homeless hardship. In his latest installation, "Borderlife," he turned three abandoned manholes into small decorated rooms.

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This ‘living’ chandelier is a climate-goth masterpiece

This ‘living’ chandelier is a climate-goth masterpiece

Overgrown is a collection of chandeliers and candlesticks designed to look like relics from a "desolate, flooded world."

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Climbing Iceland

Climbing Iceland

Join Klemen Premrl and a crew of incredible climbers as they explore Iceland’s most unique and beautiful ice structures from a totally new perspective.

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Jackfruit is trending as a plant-based protein

Jackfruit is trending as a plant-based protein

When you hear the phrase “vegan protein,” you probably think of soy, nuts, beans, quinoa—the usual suspects. But jackfruit may soon be making its way to a plant-based, protein-packed plate near you.

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Sou Fujimoto's Forest of Light

Sou Fujimoto's Forest of Light

In their fifth year exhibiting at Milan Design Week, Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto to create an immersive installation, named ‘Forest of Light’.

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This Artist Has Changed the Face of Barcelona

This Artist Has Changed the Face of Barcelona

Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is a Cuban-American Contemporary Artist. Born in Cuba on February 5, 1966, and raised in the United States. He predominantly creates his work in urban spaces on a large scale.

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Wrapped

Wrapped

The clash between civilization and nature, Wrapped is a stunning animated timelapse that depicts powerful plants reclaiming New York.

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Master Your Brew

Master Your Brew

Add some spice to your coffee with 38 different coffee suggestions sure to change the way you appreciate your next brew.

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How the heart became ♥

How the heart became ♥

We use it to like Instagram photos and Tweets, but where did it come from?

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Magical houses, made of bamboo

Magical houses, made of bamboo

You've never seen buildings like this. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn.

"We have had to invent our own rules," she says...

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This Color-Changing Cakes is Magic You Can Eat

This Color-Changing Cakes is Magic You Can Eat

So cool, we know. Color-changing cakes may be even better than the rainbow bagel trend... This technique is achieved by airbrushing the textured frosting from opposite directions, using different colors. If you feel up for the challenge, a tutorial is enclosed. So now, you can have your cake and eat it too!

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How to Speak French with Camille Rowe

How to Speak French with Camille Rowe

The French language is very sensual, and who better to teach you some phrases en Français than the super sexy Camille Rowe. Directed by Spanish duo Pensacola, our latest Model Mother Tongue episode sees us hop across to the City of Love where la plus mignonne Victoria’s Secret Angel is waiting for her class to assemble.

Écoutez bien!

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Orkestra Obsolete

Orkestra Obsolete

Released 33 years ago this week, New Order’s “Blue Monday” (hear the original EP version here) became, according to the BBC, “a crucial link between Seventies disco and the dance/house boom that took off at the end of the Eighties.” If you frequented a dance club during the 1980s, you almost certainly know the song.

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An Aromatic Spring

An Aromatic Spring

We're celebrating the arrival of spring with the Acca Kappa's White Moss collection and pairing it with a perfumed spirit! Scroll down for Mindy's NAKED GIN & TONIC recipe for you to enjoy at home!

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Lucky Thirteen: A Dance Film Starring Maddie Ziegler & Narrated by Chloë Sevigny

Lucky Thirteen: A Dance Film Starring Maddie Ziegler & Narrated by Chloë Sevigny

Maddie Ziegler may be no ordinary 12-year-old, having starred in Dance Moms, achieved global fame as the face of Sia’s Chandelier trilogy and amassed an Instagram following of 3.9 million. But like any other 12-year-old, she’s on the cusp of becoming a teenager and that means a whole bunch of growing pains.

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Capturing the Smellscape of Cities

Capturing the Smellscape of Cities

You Probably didn't realize it, but your nose is a big data machine. Smelly Maps analyzes social media data to map the entire smellscape of cities, not only the bad odors, but also the positive ones. 

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Holoportation: virtual 3D teleportation in real-time

Holoportation: virtual 3D teleportation in real-time

Holoportation is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed, and transmitted anywhere in the world in real-time. When combined with mixed reality displays such as HoloLens, this technology allows users to see and interact with remote participants in 3D as if they are actually present in their physical space. Communicating and interacting with remote users becomes as natural as face to face communication.

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Design & Functionality for Humanity

Design & Functionality for Humanity

The week is starting without sunshine here in New York City, so here's an infusion of inspiration to help light the way! Watch how our lovely friends at SolarPuff touch lives all over the world.

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Downhill Mountain Biking in the Wilds of Africa

Downhill Mountain Biking in the Wilds of Africa

Namibia, Africa. Not your typical riding destination in the world. In an ongoing quest to unearth and explore new terrain, Moment Pictures together with Kyle Jameson travels across the length and breadth of the “Land of the Brave” in search of untouched MTB lines in Nambia.

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How to Make Perfectly Clear Ice Balls

How to Make Perfectly Clear Ice Balls

Create beautiful, clear ice without expensive equipment. Using a process called "directional freezing", I'll teach you how to make perfectly clear ice balls, cubes, and sticks.

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Meet ArcaBoard

Meet ArcaBoard

ARCA Space Corporation announced today that it has created ArcaBoard. For the first time in history, every person will be able to fly whenever they want, wherever they want. ArcaBoard represents the first revolutionary breakthrough in motion since the bicycle, automobile and airplane.

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How to Get Rid of Static Cling in Clothes

How to Get Rid of Static Cling in Clothes

Static clinging can be a hinderance on your confidence. Here are some useful tips to help you get rid of static cling from clothes.

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Art Curated: Luminary by nature

Art Curated: Luminary by nature

We love 'i Light Marina Bay', from Wallpaper* Magazine.

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Kitchen Hacks Lemons

Kitchen Hacks Lemons

Lemons are lovely in drinks and desserts, but did you know you can also put them to work keeping your kitchen tools and fruit fresh, lettuce crisp, surfaces clean and so much more?

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The Blueprint of a Sandwich

The Blueprint of a Sandwich

John Bates and Brandon Martinez, owners of Noble Sandwich Co in Austin, Texas, visit Tasting Table to demonstrate the finer points of sandwich making.

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Kalani Vierra and Krystl Apeles

Kalani Vierra and Krystl Apeles

The 2015 World Tandem Champions, Kalani Vierra and Krystl Apeles give us a close up view to what it takes to become world champions of tandem surfing.

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