60 Best 2016 Best Of Lists – from Art to Entertainment to Tech.

When it comes to the things that interest me, I’ve turned to those sites, curators and magazines I feel are the best arbiters of taste for each category – be it products, experiences or services. Take a look at these experts’ picks from such categories as art, architecture, cars, interior design, photography, logo design, packaging, books, podcasts, video games, fashion, food, drink, music, gadgets, travel, websites, television, mobile apps, movies, videos and more for the best of 2016 in everything. Read more

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2016 Movie Tribute by Max Shiskin

Creating a year end compilation from movies and tv is becoming an annual project for Max Shiskin who did the same in 2014 and 2015. This year’s 2016 Movie Tribute is seven minutes of footage from 154 movies (and some TV) released this past year edited together by similarly composed scenes and visuals. Read more

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Quince S.F. Chef Tusk Explains Their Plating Truffles On iPads

San Francisco Michelin-star restaurant Quince has been serving up their truffles on a very pricey plate. No, it’s not Bernardaud, it’s Apple. You see their dish, “A Dog in Search of Gold,” is plated upon an actual iPad featuring a video. Read more

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2017 Creative Manifesto Letterpress Calendar With Wood Engraved Cover

The 2017 Creative Manifesto Letterpress Calendar by French graphic designer Fabien Barral, aka Mr. Cup, is a creative collaborative effort between designers, graphic artists, typographers and letterers. The stunning numbered limited edition typographic calendar is available in a paper edition or a deluxe edition with a cover of laser engraved wood. Read more

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Ceramicist Stephen Bowers Serves Up Parrots on Plates With His Camouflage Series

The focus of ceramicist Stephen Bowers’ Jamais Vu, a recent exhibition at Lauraine Diggins gallery, was be a remarkable dining set. Richly adorned serving, dinner and entrée plates, each displaying an Australian parrot are highlighted against a complex layering of background patterns to result in the breathtaking Camouflage Series tableware. Read more

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Carrie Fisher: Her Life, Her Loves and Her Legacy. (40+ photos)

Actress and entertainer Debbie Reynolds has the horrendous chore of having to bury her own daughter, something no parent should ever endure. The fact that her daughter was writer, actress and comedian Carrie Fisher, immortalized forever as Star Wars’ Princess Leia Organa, makes that a painful duty the public will mourn along with Ms. Reynolds. Read more

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People People’s Transparent Speaker Now In A Small Size

You may recall the modern pocket watch or the very cool large transparent audio speakers by People People I shared with you way back in 2011. Now the Swedish Industrial Design Agency has launched a new, smaller version of the transparent speaker. Read more

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2016 Mid Century Modern Gingerbread House Competition Winners

A contest held the members-only MCM Facebook group challenged talented bakers to take a whack at creating their own Mid Century Modern Gingerbread Houses. Most all the entries were inspiring with a few standouts. Here’s a look at the winners and some notable entries. Read more

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Peacock Spiders Wish Us A Creepy Crawly and Cute Christmas!

Snake Buddies, whose mission is to promote reptile awareness and offer alternatives to wild-caught pets, took it upon themselves to turn footage by Jürgen Otto (aka Peacock Spider Man) into one of the cutest Christmas videos ever. And this is coming from a woman who is deathly afraid of spiders! Read more

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A Christmas Ornament That Tracks Your Holiday Packages!

This season, the U.S. Postal Service introduced an ornament, in a limited trial, that tracks your holiday packages! The Most Wonderful Ornament™ kit is an innovative Christmas bauble that tells you when your package has been sent, delivered and — for the first time ever — opened by the recipient. Read more

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