Spoiler alert: it looks horrible.

How to Design a Book Cover

Friday December 27, 2019

You’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but Peter Mendelsund’s are so good we can’t help it. The expert designer shows us how it’s done in this online course.

One 19th-century doctor tried to predict the weather with leeches and a machine he called the Tempest Prognosticator.


A Christmas Playlist That Doesn’t Suck

Wednesday December 25, 2019

Deck the halls: here’s a Christmas playlist that won’t make you want to pour eggnog on your stereo speakers.

Scary Santas

Wednesday December 25, 2019

These 19th-century pics of Santa really make us hope we aren't on the naughty list this Christmas.

Don’t want to blow the bank, but still impress your friends and family? These DIY presents are sure to go straight to the pool room. 

The Zen of Large-Format Photography

Friday December 20, 2019

Digital will never make you this cool.

A very pleasing look at design improvements over time.

An Urban Art Festival in Melbourne

Wednesday December 18, 2019

Acquaint yourself with Australia's finest urban artists this February at the Can't Do Tomorrow festival.

Bunker Down

Tuesday December 17, 2019

Did you know Switzerland’s mountain valleys are littered with between 10,000 and 15,000 heavily fortified and occasionally well-camouflaged bunkers?