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These are the Key Points of the Bauhaus Manifesto

May 21, 2016<p>Nadia Herzog is a pen name of Nadja Bozovic, a freelance journalist whose interest goes from the questioning influence of different art …

Art History

How America’s Most Iconic Design Brand Is Planning Its Next Century

With its newly minted New York flagship, Herman Miller is reincarnating itself as a lifestyle brand.<p>This month, Herman Miller opened a leviathan flagship showroom in Manhattan. The sprawling 60,000-square-foot temple to a furniture empire represents an ambitious five-year plan to change the way it …

The Real Reasons That Amazon’s Alexa May Become The Go-To AI For The Home

Amazon made several very smart decisions early in the voice platform’s life that may make it a friendlier ecosystem for device makers.<p>If Amazon’s Alexa had just served as an entry point to the company’s mega-marketplace, it would have been as boring as the failed Amazon Fire smartphone. But Alexa …

How 'Maintainers,' Not 'Innovators,' Make the World Turn

We need more stories about the labor that sustains society, a group of scholars say.<p>New technologies and their inventors are often celebrated as society’s heroes. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Larry Page: These are all contemporary “innovators” whose “visionary ideas” and “creative leaps” led …

To Get More Creative, Become Less Productive

There is a fundamental tension between productivity and creativity, and managers won’t get more of the latter until they recognize it.<p>Productive people move through the tasks they have to accomplish in a systematic way. They make steady and measurable progress toward their goals. They make …

Five essential yoga poses for cyclists

<i>I met Ali Watts at the TaiwanKOM Challenge in September and was immediately impressed with her physique (so ripped!), her flexibility and strength on</i> …

Ex-Evernote CEO turns VC: 'I don't believe in work-life balance. I believe in life's work.'

Libin helped create the popular productivity app in 2007 and led it as CEO until his departure a few months ago. At the time, he told The Information that he considers himself more of a "product person" and the company needed a "professional" CEO.<p>Libin only took a few months off before joining …

Venture Capital

Port Ludlow Residence is a Modern & Simple Green Home on Puget Sound

The Port Ludlow Residence is a compact home located on a wooded waterfront property in Hood Canal on the west side of Pugent Sound. The simple and …

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

12 Things Every 'Type B' Person Wishes You Understood

Type A personalities may grab a lot of the spotlight, but there's definitely something to be said about having a Type B person in your corner.<p>Type B folks get a bad reputation for being blasé, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Just as in the case of being Type A, there can be some …

CNN

Articles about furniture-family-affair-new-zealand-line on Dwell.com - Dwell

When one Auckland designer created a line of refined furnishings, she turned to her father to bring it all to life.<p>With Alvar Aalto in mind, a renowned Swedish architect crafts a serene home on a long-held family plot.<p>This charming two-story beach house is simple, functional, and can be towed to …

Viral

This Slow Space Station Docking Video Is Oddly Mesmerizing

All that's missing is some Strauss<p>Travel to and from the International Space Station occurs with such regularity these days, it hardly seems worth remarking. The only exception is when things go wrong, as with the recent case of the errant Russian Soyuz cargo spacecraft (which fortunately had no …

Material Design Motion Explorations

It is awesome to see more and more people playing with Material Design. The Google visual language is much more than visual design, it is …

5 Great Books To Read In March

A roundup of recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

Technology is making us blind: The dangerous complacency of the iPhone era

The rise of smartphones and social media has ushered in a new age of techno-optimism. And that’s a big problem<p>The technology pages of news media can make for scary reading these days. From new evidence of government surveillance to the personal data collection capabilities of new devices, to the …

This face-tracking projection is the craziest thing you'll see today

We've seen a whole bunch of projection-mapping videos, but this demo raises the bar, training the projection to recognize a model's face and follow her as she moves it. The result is basically real-life CGI — a real-time layer of animated light that's inseparable from the object itself. People say …

GIF Animations

A Map Of Every Batman Villain Ever

Pop Chart Lab releases a second volume of its Gotham City who’s who of knaves and ne’er-do-wells.<p>Batman has a truly crazy constabulary of villains. Sure, there are the A-listers, like the Penguin, the Joker, Two-Face, Killer Croc, and Bane. But that’s just the start. What about the Penny Plunderer, …

What the inside of a spaceship might really look like

Astronauts may one day spend years inside spaceships – and their interiors may have to be very different to our science fiction visions, writes Richard Hollingham.<p>The starship Enterprise has got to be one of the most beautiful fictional spacecraft ever created. But imagine beaming aboard (and I bet …

Space

Amazon’s giant biodomes win blessing of city design board

Amazon won approval from Seattle’s Design Review Board for a massive, three-part biodome on its planned campus north of downtown Seattle last night, …

New York City’s Website Gets A Hurricane-Proof Makeover

NYC.gov had grown stale since its last update in 2003. Here’s how designers updated the experience, focusing on usability, especially in the face of disaster.<p>Thirty-five million people visit NYC.gov each year. Some just want to pay parking tickets. Others are frantically getting the latest news …

Evolution of User Interface - Digital Web & Design Innovation Summit SFO 20 Sept 2013 @iRajLal

Do you know about WIMP? The Natural or Organic Interface? Zooming Interface? And what the heck is the Intelligent UI? Where are all these interfaces coming from. What about the Gesture, Haptics, Pen based and touch and even multi touch interfaces?<p>In this session learn from the Author of Digital …

After 30 years, lost 'Steve Jobs Time Capsule' finally recovered

Buried, and lost, in an Aspen field in 1983, the 13-foot-long tube contained, among other things, the mouse from Jobs' Lisa computer. Now, thanks to the TV show "Diggers," it's been found.<p>We can assume that Steve Jobs' 30-year-old mouse is in good condition. But what about the six pack of beer?<p>In …

iOS 7's iBeacons could solve indoor mapping, make shopping better, and kill NFC

With all of the focus on iOS 7’s UI changes, the more substantial developer-facing advances (details of which are still under NDA) haven’t been getting quite as much attention. Some of the most promising improvements are being made to the system’s support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), …