gadgets
Ember Travel Mug Hits the UK With an Absolutely Bonkers Price Tag

An overpriced product for a barely existent problem is now available on UK shores for those of you with more money than sense. Read More >>

sport
Posties Banned From Sticking En-ger-land Flags on Their Vans

The Royal Mail has told its staff of van drivers, trolley pushers and even the village bike-riding delivery person that it's not OK to show support for the England football team during the imminent World Cup, as putting flags and stickers in vans and windows is potentially hazardous. Read More >>

olympics
Make Way For the Olympics: The Paramilitary Clearance of Rio’s Slums

They come bearing satellite TV. Brazil’s Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais, or BOPE, is an elite force of military police who often specialise in urban operations in Rio's slums—or favelas. As the World Cup and the Olympics approach, BOPE forces are appearing more and more often, and their techniques are evolving. Read More >>

design
How a Pope’s Chalice Is Made

I don't know why I find something so mundane so fascinating but I can't get enough of watching Argentinian silversmith Juan Carlos Pallarols create a chalice for Pope Francis. It's incredible just to see his hands and tools shape what will be the cup for the holiest man in the world. Read More >>

design
Recycling as Art and Lighting

Before you go tossing that coffee cup or plastic spoon into the rubbish or even the recycling bin, why don't you send it along to artist Christian DuCharme? The man's made a name for himself making lights from discarded utensils. Read More >>