Curious how this ancient Chinese table game became such a smash among American Jews that it evolved into a Jewish game. “Project Mah Jongg,” opens at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on May 4 and continuing through December.
I love this map of London from Herb Lester Associates. The map charts the most pleasant and civilized places, around London, for a secret liaison, a sneaky skive or an out-of-the-office very-important business meeting.
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore records North American species facing extinction in his latest book, Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species. A beautiful book filled with tragic stories.
Colombian architects Plan B + Giancarlo Mazzanti recently completed this interesting house on a hill. The structure desegregates to be part of the slope, resulting in a deck with an amazing view over the local wetlands.
Milan designers Gabriele and Oscar Buratti have collaborated with bathroom brand Roca to create a combined toilet and wash basin called 'W+W', where waste water from the sink is used to fill the toilet cistern.
Kengo Kuma Associates realised this renovation of the Hoshakuji Station north of Tokyo. Parts of the station are made from re-used Oya stone which was left over from an old warehouse that existed in this area.
Presso by Patrick Hunt of is an eco-friendly espresso machine that only requires the amount of energy to boil water and human force to operate the press. The product is made out of 100% recyclable aluminum.
Swiss watchmakers Hublot's F1 King. The watch is based on the King Power model, with everything blacked out for a sleek, matte look. Only 500 numbered items will be on offer before Hublot unveils its next Formula 1 edition.
A Collection A Day: A blog documenting a project that will span exactly one year, from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010. On each of those 365 days, one collection will be photographed or drawn (and occasionally painted).