Meural is a New York-based startup blurring the lines between art and technology. This isn't your grandma's digital frame; using an ultra-thin matte LCD display framed in maple, you can update your art collection via Meural's app. The digital canvas is available for preorder for shipping this fall. Check out their promo video:
Pearl River Mart, the famed Chinese department store that's been a New York staple for more than four decades, is closing at the end of the year. Since 2003, the store has occupied three levels on Broadway in SoHo—its rent will increase more than five times when its lease is up. Pearl River is currently scouting smaller spaces on Canal, or considering going digital.
IKEA is a popular napping spot in China—so much so that a photographer did a whole photoseries about it— and the Beijing store is over it. According to the Beijing Youth Daily, IKEA staff are trying to implement a "no sleeping while shopping" rule. Apparently, no one's listening (they're all asleep).
Hulu is here to help improve your GIF game. The streaming service launched The Perfect GIF, a Tumblr-based, searchable GIF bank featuring images from your favorite TV shows. And because Hulu owns the rights, the quality is much higher than some of those DIY versions out there.
Ever wonder what art history would look like without wheat? Gluten Free Museum is a Tumblr that removes the offending allergen from famous works of art, including Caravaggio, Vermeer, and Koons, as well as advertising and cartoons.
It's rumored that Full House will be the latest '90s sitcom to make a comeback. Netflix is possibly ordering 13 episodes of a reboot titled Fuller House, centering around a grown up DJ Tanner and Kimmy Gibbler. Produced by John Stamos, the show is said to feature guest appearances by Bob Saget and Dave Coulier.
A decade ago, actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio bought Blackadore Caye, 104 acres of unpopulated land off the coast of Belize. Now, he's partnering with eco-conscious developer Delos to create an eco-resort on the island. The resort is slated to open to guests in 2018.
You can read graphic novels and learn art history. British publisher SelfMadeHero is putting a fun twist on biographies with their new Art Masters graphic novel series. Distributed in the US by Abrams, Vincent is already out and Pablo releases on April 7.