• Copper is poisonous at certain doses but it is really essential for life and health in lower doses. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 14 Jan 2014

Dr. Mark Siddall is a curator in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History and the curator of The Power of Poison.

 
 
  • Cyanide is deadly, but its presence in plants allowed us to domesticate wheat, corn, sorghum, and especially cassava. [3 of 3]
 
 

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tech 13 Jan 2014

John Clifford on design, yesterday and today.

food 10 Jan 2014

Ysanne helps us all grow our own food.

culture 8 Jan 2014

Matthew Newton on the art of DIY publishing.

 


 

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tech 13 Jan 2014

John Clifford is Creative Director at Think Studio, & is the author of Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design. Twitter

 
  • Watch iconic film title designer Saul Bass’s fun 1968 short film on creativity, Why Man Creates. [2 of 3]
 
  • Start your design collection & buy some affordable vintage midcentury graphic design (Glaser, Lustig, Rand) at New Documents. [3 of 3]
 
 

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food 10 Jan 2014

Ysanne helps us all grow our own food.

culture 8 Jan 2014

Matthew Newton on the art of DIY publishing.

tech 6 Jan 2014

Jamie Lund on unique online portrait projects

 


  • Let’s grow organic vegetables together! If you have a yard, deck, rooftop, or terrace, now is the time to start planning your spring garden. [1 of 3]
 

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food 10 Jan 2014

Ysanne is an organic garden expert best known for her edible gardens for William Shatner, and Patrick Dempsey. Let’s plan your garden in New York, or New York State.Website  Twitter

 
  • Buy seeds now to sow indoors at the end of January. Organic seeds are from stronger plants, so they’re essential for the healthiest veggies. [2 of 3]
 
  • Growing food sounds like wishful thinking in Manhattan, but you can grow fresh local seasonal microgreens and super sprouts in your kitchen. [3 of 3]
 
 

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culture 8 Jan 2014

Matthew Newton on the art of DIY publishing.

tech 6 Jan 2014

Jamie Lund on unique online portrait projects

food 3 Jan 2014

Karyn Campbell on experimental cooking tools

 


  • projet MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE: A vintage Airstream trailer that travels throughout North America and features a collection of approximately 300 book works, ranging from handmade and one-of-a-kind to photocopied and small press publications. [1 of 3]
 

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culture 8 Jan 2014

Matthew Newton is a writer and journalist from Western Pennsylvania. He is currently at work on No Place for Disgrace, a memoir about mental illness and teenage love set in the American suburbs. Twitter  Website  Newsletter

 
  • A Guide to Reproduction: The cult classic how-to primer on Xerography, silkscreening, and offset printing by Ron Rege Jr., David Choe, Brian Ralph, and Jordan Crane. [2 of 3]
 
  • In Case of Emergency: A limited-run zine that tells a true story of personal crises at the height of the Great Recession. New open edition is free to download. [3 of 3]
 
 

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tech 6 Jan 2014

Jamie Lund on unique online portrait projects

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Jordan Roth on the expanding canvas of live performance.

 


 

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tech 6 Jan 2014

Jamie Lund is the founder of Photo Op, a site dedicated to selling works by emerging and mid-career artists. Facebook  Twitter  Blog

 
 
  • Ghost Memories: Digitized and memorialized images of music legends from Eazy-E to Scarlett Johansson. [3 of 3]
 
 

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food 3 Jan 2014

Karyn Campbell on experimental cooking tools

culture 1 Jan 2014

Jordan Roth on the expanding canvas of live performance.

tech 30 Dec 2013

Karyn Campbell on new products and ideas for your pup.