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Apple updates Logic Pro with the last synthesizer you'll ever need

Apple's professional music-creation app Logic Pro X has just received a big upgrade, and with it is one of the most ambitious software instruments the company has ever released. The highlight feature of Logic 10.2 is Alchemy, a software synthesizer originally developed by Camel Audio before Apple …

Music Production

Under Lenovo, Motorola is more like Google than it ever was

Ok, Moto!<p>Now that we’ve had a moment to catch our breath after all the excitement surrounding the Windows 10 release, let’s rewind to the other big news of this week: the launch of Motorola’s 2015 smartphone lineup. Moto hosted three simultaneous events and launched three different phones on …

Mobile Technology

The Trouble With Design Thinking

In a new book, Fahrenheit 212’s Mark Payne chides companies for their approach to design thinking–and suggests a different approach.<p>In a new book out this week, Fahrenheit 212 cofounder Mark Payne exposes the perils of design thinking. This user-centered approach to solving problems has been …

The Missing Scarf

The Re-Engineered 621 Side Table from Vitsoe

Furniture company Vitsoe recently launched the 621 Side Table that was originally designed by Dieter Rams in 1962. Completely re-engineered, it is …

Sculptural Oak Sofa Table Inspiring Daily Balance by Sandro Lopez

<b>Sandro Lopez</b> sent us images depicting the sculptural <b>Oak Sofa Table</b>, an elegant project unveiled at Milan Design Week 2014. Its sturdy and curving …

Cliff House by Dualchas Architects offers panoramic views of a Scottish loch

This cliffside home by Dualchas Architects on the north-west coast of Scotland's Isle of Skye mixes silvery larch wood with traditional Scottish …

Habitat at 50: a new way of living

On 11 May 1964, at 9.30am, a tall oak door opened on the corner of Sloane Avenue and the Fulham Road. The shop inside would become a landmark in the history of the British home – Habitat would revolutionise a generation's way of living. Fifty years later, Kate Currie – who managed the shop with …

What Went Wrong Between Type Legends Hoefler And Frere-Jones?

New court documents shed light upon the rift between two of the world’s greatest living type designers.<p>Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones were the Beatles of the type world. Then they broke up earlier this year in what we described as “the legal equivalent of a knife fight in the street.” Now, …

Game Design of Monument Valley

You probably have heard about the iOS iPad Game named Monument Valley by ustwo™. They are three studios specializing in digital User Interface …

Designers Viktor and Rolf on their creative relationship

His story<p><i>Rolf Snoeren, 45, fashion designer</i><p>I met Viktor during the entrance exams at Arnhem art academy when we were 18. I instantly liked him. He had brilliance, fireworks, genius. Even so, I don't think we ever made a conscious choice to start working together – it just happened. The first time …

Elegant Furniture Duo by Jangir Maddadi: Captain Chair and Grace Collection

Swedish designer <b>Jangir Maddadi</b> unveiled an elegant furniture duo, professionally marking the beginning of 2014 at Stockholm. The Captain Chair and …

11+ Sound 1 - this week on minimallyminimal.com

A Kid’s Guide To How Internet Ads Work

It’s pretty easy these days to spot, and ignore, a targeted Internet ad. I know those snow boots are only being offered up to me because I did a search for them yesterday. Not subtle, Internet.<p>Even still, online advertising is a wildly complex system that even an adult user struggles to process …

Michał Nowak – Identity by Marcin Przybys and Ania Szerszen

The Personal Identity of Michał Nowak.<p>The Polish graphic designers Marcin Przybys and Ania Szerszen developed the personal identity for Michał Nowak, …

An Ingeniously Designed Speaker That Creates Crowdsourced Playlists

Music is inherently social, but almost all of the popular music services that exist today are optimized for individual listeners. Chune is a new …

The Desktop Wallpaper Project featuring BJ Heinley - The Fox Is Black

BJ Heinley is an Austin based designer and illustrator who has a passion for pixels. He recently sent me an email showing some of his pixel-based …

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Home Tours

Multifunctional Space Tourer

The latest from space travel-enthusiast Oscar Viñals, the M2G White Bat combines space tourism with scientific exploration to expand the …

Forget Resumes, Jens Lennartsson Sends Action Figures of Himself to Potential Employers

The things that people do to snag a job are nuts. Standing out among the unemployed and enthusiastic is becoming pretty tough... especially when you …

Package Design by Lacy Kuhn for Heartland Breakfast Cereals

Lovely Packaging – Student Work.<p>Lacy Kuhn has designed this lovely packaging for the Heartland line of breakfast cereals by the National Cereal …

Upstate Stock

With the unyielding popularity of the heritage movement, “Made in America” can hardly be considered a novel concept. And as the claim evolves into more of a fad, the oft-exploited term no longer promises the high quality once inseparable from American-made products. However, new accessories label …

New York State

A Herd of 99 Lifelike Animals Drink From a Pool at QAGOMA | Colossal

<p>Inspired by a trip to Stradbroke Island in Australia back in 2011, artist Cai Guo-Qiang began work on his newest large-scale installation, <i>Heritage</i>, …

comics / bandes dessinée

Creepy Character Illustrations by T Wei

Stunning Illustrations for your Inspiration.<p>T Wei is a Wellington, New Zealand based illustrator. He creates inspiring artworks for personal and …

Yonder

Going into the outdoors is about getting away from it all, but it's also fun to share your experiences. (We're not too proud to admit we've hoofed the last few steps to a snow-capped summit in anticipation of a blockbuster Instagram post.) For those seeking adventure in the outdoors, and aren't …

Acquainted

New Light Installation is Like a Giant Portal to Another World

Nonotak Studio is back with a new installation that promises to (again) mess with your mind. Previously, they had created <i>Isotopes v.2</i>, a hypnotizing light experience that was inspired by the devastation in Fukushima. For the Insanitus Festival 2013 in Kaunas, Lithuania, the studio just debuted</i> …

Art

This Pencil is A Masterclass In Interaction Design

<i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>In design circles, you hear the word “delight” a lot. It’s a term bandied about during critiques to describe an intangibly positive effect, but it rarely …

Beautifully Rare Portraits of People Living In Remote Siberia

Camera phones and social media make it quite easy to see photographs of yourself on a daily basis. However, there are some areas that don't have the same advanced technology and Chukotka, a remote region in Siberia, is one of these places.<p>In a continued exploration of the world, California-based …

Photography