Alexandra Hall

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Turkey Calling – 2014 Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards

Dieter Rams rightly puts it, “Design should not dominate things, should not dominate people. It should help people. That’s its role.” To help …

Core77 Design Awards 2014: The Best Soft Goods of the Year

Soft Goods is one of those ecumenical categories that encompasses dozens of objects we use every day. While we typically think of articles of …

Disabled Children

Nora Luther Photographs Recipes As Dynamic, Floating Ingredients - The Fox Is Black

The earliest incarnations of the recipe come from 1600 BC in Babylonia, and since then, not a lot has changed (although we don’t use stone tablets …

Colorfully Dreamy Portraits Show Pit Bulls in a Softer Light

Some dogs unfortunately and unnecessarily get a bad rap. We've seen efforts to show the beauty of all-black canines, and now photographer Sophie Gamand has shared with us a new series, <i>Flower Power</i>, where she aims at presenting the pit bull breed in a different light. Rather than portraying them …

New York City

Kim Kardashian is Publishing a Coffee Table Book of Her Selfies… That’s Happening

There must be millions upon millions of ways to spend $20, but if April of next year rolls around and for some reason you want to pick the absolute …

The 20 photographs of the week

The continuing crisis in Gaza, the anniversary of the first world war, the Ebola outbreak – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Google Is Going To Collect Information To Try And Figure Out The Perfectly Healthy Human

The project, called Baseline Study, won't be confined to studying specific diseases. Instead it will gather a vast amount of data from 175 people using various diagnostic tools and will hopefully help researchers detect diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, much earlier.<p>For example, …

Biomarkers

Photo Essay Celebrates America’s Disappearing Family Businesses

For his new book, <i>For Love and Money: Portraits of Wisconsin Family Businesses,</i> photographer Carl Corey captured portraits of families who have owned their businesses for 50 years or more. He spent two years visiting 100 business in towns across his home state of Wisconsin, during which time he …

Photo Essays

Icon Designs by Tim Boelaars

Tim Boelaars is an independent graphic designer and illustrator from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tim specializes in icon designs and have worked with …

Graphic Design

Hombre_Mcsteez's Brilliant Aug(De)Mented Reality Animation Technique

Using sheets of acetate, some markers and his phone's built-in camera, the artist known as Hombre_Mcsteez creates brilliant animations that overlay …

Dry Skin

Healthcare Animation by James Gilleard

A vintage inspired healthcare animation by James Gilleard.<p>Do you know James Gilleard? He is a remarkable freelance illustrator and animator based in …

Another Use for Shipping Containers: The Room-Sized Kaleidoscope That's Held Together with Zippers

Shipping containers have been becoming a lot of things lately—homes, churches, a Subway sandwich shop... the list goes on. We've got another one to …

Design
Wearable Tech

Foursquare’s New Logo Is A Superhero Symbol

And it gets right what Airbnb got wrong.<p>Hot on the heels of Airbnb’s wildly contentious new logo, social check-in and search service Foursquare has unveiled their own new branding identity. And good news! Far from being the sexual Rorschach test that Airbnb’s branding proved to be, Foursquare’s …

Graphic Design