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Freaky Furniture!

I’ll just admit I left the craziest design for the end. Pull me to life, a drawer designed by Juno Jeon, takes references from living beings. The …

Enchanting birdhouses inspired by famous architecture

Fans of Frank Lloyd Wright or Eichler will swoon over these California-made birdhouses. Douglas Barnhard, owner of home decor company Sourgrassbuilt, …

Modern Architecture

Designing to solve New York City's affordable housing problem

Through innovative adaptive reuse, Nadine Maleh builds for diverse low-income and homeless populations<p>"I was feeling like this wasn’t the reason I went to architecture school," Maleh says. As she questioned the type of architecture she actually wanted to pursue, Maleh happened to catch a <i>60 Minutes</i> …

Housing

How Car Companies Choose Paint Colors – Feature

If you’re able to match your car’s paint to your Berluti briefcase, please disregard this story and let your assistant continue customizing your next Rolls-Royce. For the rest of us, choosing an exterior paint isn’t much of a choice. You get what you get on the lot, and often it’ll be white, gray, …

Home Decorating

World's tallest modular building is now open - see inside (VIDEO)

461 Dean is now leasing for fall occupancy with studios starting from $2,450, 1 Bedrooms starting from $3,125 and 2 Bedrooms starting from …

Prefab Homes

Firefighters rescue man stuck in his own desk

A man in his 30s had to be rescued by firefighters this week after he became stuck in a height-adjustable desk.<p>Emergency workers responding to a call in the Danish city of Horsens had to use a battering ram to gain access to the stricken man's home and free him from his furniture.<p>Incident commander …

My New Old Chair: Artist “Fixes” Broken Wood Furniture with Opposing Materials | Colossal

<p>As part of her ongoing series titled <i>My Old New Chair</i>, visual artist Tatiane Freitas repairs broken wood furniture by replacing the missing pieces …

Benjamin Moore Reveals Its 2017 Color of the Year

The hue delivers a hit of drama befitting of the times<p>Last week Benjamin Moore creative director Ellen O’Neill had a moment of panic. “I suddenly thought, Oh no, have we scheduled our Color of the Year party on the night of the final debate?” Each year, she and her team canvas the globe to pinpoint …

This £20,000 chair is designed to make you feel weightless

Now, being British, we all like a nice sit down – it’s in our genes. However, WIRED has tried out a new chair that claims to simulate weightlessness …

Carbon Fiber

These Shape-Shifting Solar Panels Can Be Disguised As Tile Or Shingles

The technology would let historic or protected buildings install “invisible” solar panels.<p>Solar panels can drastically bring down the energy footprint of any building on which they are installed. But existing solar panels can’t be used just anywhere. These flat, fragile, and transparent panels are …

Ramboland Is Increasing Self-Sufficiency for People with Disabilities through Architecture Designed To Heal

Team Rambo, also known as Ramboland, is a project born from the need of Ron Rambo, born with Cerebral Palsy, for a home that can support his …

Disability

Egypt's first solar-powered village rises from the desert in Bahariya Oasis

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Egypt

This House Can Be Dismantled and Rebuilt in Hours So It Can Go Anywhere with You

Travel without leaving the comfort of your own home<p>The scientific benefits of sleeping in your own bed are well documented. Not only can it take hours longer to fall asleep elsewhere, but entering into a deep sleep can be near impossible when you're away. That might be changing, though—depending on …

&Pizza - Packaging design

&Pizza is a packaging design and illustration project created by Futura for a Washington DC based chain restaurant famous for their crafted pizza, …

Six-hour workday boosts productivity, worker satisfaction

In recent years, some employers in Sweden began what many considered an audacious experiment: Local governments and privately owned companies in various cities put their staffs on a six-hour day.<p>The move went further than, for example, France's 35-hour workweek.<p>The results were somewhat surprising. …

The Magical Modular Home

The Spanish city of Zaragoza is peppered with different kinds of architectures ranging from baroque and gothic to Muslim and contemporary. And it is …

Rethink Ping Pong Tables

Architect Murray Barker and artist Laith McGregor have designed two outdoor table tennis tables made of monolithic concrete slabs.<p>Named Monoliths, …

Lean Startup vs. Design Thinking: Getting the Best Out of Both

How to create a customer-centric venture.<p><i>By Marina Krakovsky | Stanford Business contributor</i><p>In the world of entrepreneurial incubation, design thinking, a user-centered way to conceive and create a successful product, is often compared and contrasted with the lean startup approach, which is more …

why the estate of dash snow is suing mcdonald’s

Having discovered the late artist’s graffiti tags displayed inside hundreds of European and Asian fast food restaurants, members of the his family are taking legal action against the Golden Arches.<p>Dash Snow's "SACE" tag on the wall of a Brixton McDonald's, which sparked controversy in the community …

McDonald's

There's Even More Evidence That Fitness Trackers Don’t Work

Fitness trackers are ubiquitous, on the wrists and in the Happy Meals of thousands of Americans. But the latest evidence suggests that they don’t do …

CHiP Robot Dog Review, Should Real Dogs Be Worried?

Dog, man's best friend.<p>According to the Oxford Dictionary, that phrase has been around since 1841. Fine, we know the phrase is old, but is it accurate? Well, it is totally sexist, so let's update it for modern times -<p>Dog, people's best friend.<p>Better, but I still question its accuracy. Does a best …

VMware AirWatch announces support for smart glasses

Turns out Dreamforce isn’t the only enterprise conference going on this week. VMware is also holding its at AirWatch Connect conference in Atlanta, and today it announced support for enterprise smart glasses on the AirWatch enterprise mobility management platform.<p>Smart glasses, which are …

Street Artists Transformed Arkansas City Into A Stunning Outdoor Art Gallery

The Unexpected Festival in Fort Smith, Arkansas is a ten-day annual arts and cultural initiative that invites world-class street artists to …

Comfy aDream pods let you take a nap during long airport layovers

Having to sit on uncomfortable airport seat for hours while waiting for a delayed flight can quickly turn any trip into a nightmare. But being stuck …

MOTI wants to help build positive habits with a little glowing robot

It can take a lot to build a positive habit — whether that’s stretching every morning, drinking enough water or remembering to go on a run. Kayla Matheus and Laura Day hope to make that a little easier with a small robot that sits on your table or desk called MOTI, which is currently running a …

Robots will steal 6% of US jobs by 2021, report suggests

Robots will replace six percent of all US jobs by 2021, a new report claims. If this proves even remotely accurate, we’ve got some thinking to do.<p>The report, by Forrester’s Brian Hopkins, talks about upcoming changes that business leaders should look out for, and automation is chief among them. The …