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Horrifyingly Beautiful Photos Show The Human Cost Of China’s Massive Pollution Problem

Gritty, detailed scenes from some of China’s most polluted places will make you grateful for the air you breathe.<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Photographer Souvid Datta, who took these photos, has admitted to doctoring much of his work. Creating these photos of Chinese victims of pollution, in particular, involved</i> …

Pollution

Merging Bamboo & Concrete for the Emerging World

<i>Developed by Hannah Ahlblad, a recent graduate of Wellesley College cross-registered at MIT's School of Architecture + Planning, this article</i> …

Architecture

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Creativity

A Peek At Life Inside In The World’s Tallest Slum

In late July, police began relocating residents of Torre David, the 620-foot-tall unfinished skyscraper that thousands of squatters in Caracas, Venezuela, call home.<p>Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, directors of the design practice Urban-Think Tank, spent more than year studying the …

Kind of Like Khan Academy: Kickstart a Tool for Creative Teens

Do you think that young people, girls particularly, deserve meaningful training in creative and critical thinking? If so, get ready for some …

The Wall Hook Redesigned For The 21st Century

People have been screwing hooks into their walls for hundreds of years to hang their hats, coats, and umbrellas on, and it works well enough. You’d never think to redesign a wall hook in a million years, which is why the Loop is just so damn brilliant. It proves that the simplest inventions are …

The Unspoken Rules Of Favela Design

Reserve one meter of space between residences. Respect a neighbor’s right to build up, obstructing your view. If adding a window would compromise privacy, build a wall instead.<p>These are the rules of mutual respect that govern favela design and construction, enforced by tight-knit, …

Naomi Kizhner's jewellery collection harvests energy from the human body

Industrial designer Naomi Kizhner has developed a concept for an invasive jewellery collection that converts kinetic energy from the body's …

Neck Frame by Andrew McConnell could be worn like "a structural second skin"

Designer Andrew Lee McConnell drew on his own experience of suffering a neck injury when developing this concept for a wearable protective brace that …