July 30, 2013 Beauty may be skin deep, but the reasons behind certain tattoos can go much deeper.
July 28, 2013 Artist Faith Ringgold is best known for her story quilts which depict scenes of African-American life. But a new exhibit highlights the provocative paintings she made 20 years earlier — documenting the racial and political tumult of the 1960s.
July 21, 2013 When minimalist artist Donald Judd died, his Manhattan house stayed in the family, with much of his stuff exactly where he left it. Now, after a renovation his son helped oversee, the general public can tour the building and see firsthand how Judd brought art and architecture together.
July 16, 2013 In this installment of our Weekly Innovation series, a bedding set that promises to solve the problem of having to realign or untangle bunched up sheets in the morning. The designers of Smart Bedding say it's a daily timesaver.
July 16, 2013 "I wish I could tell you there was some really profound reasoning," says curator Sasha Wolf. But who needs profundity when you have a bottle of Pinot.
July 14, 2013 An Australian restaurant owner wants to replace the most common word in the English language, "the," with a new symbol. He wants to create more space for typing, texting and Twitter. But will this character be as popular as the ampersand, which sometimes replaces "and" with the symbol "&"?
July 12, 2013 The combination sink-toilet is actually an "old" innovation. NPR's Madhulika Sikka had one when she lived in Japan in the 1980s.
July 11, 2013 The nonagenarian artist recently received the National Medal of Arts, and museums around the world are still celebrating his May birthday. The Phillips Collection, in Washington, D.C., is displaying seven "exuberant" pieces: layered or lined-up canvases painted in bold, solid colors.
July 8, 2013 "Conic sections" are the four kinds of curves that result when a plane slices through a cone. But if you forgot that bit of high school algebra, here's one way to make sure you digest the lesson — this time, in a most delicious form: scones.
July 6, 2013 As head chef of El Bulli, the widely influential Ferran Adria revolutionized modernist cuisine. Now, the man hailed as the "Salvador Dali of the kitchen" is the subject of an experimental new art exhibit in London.