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The New Rules of Innovation

Go back to the basics. That is the imperative of radical innovation: take a look at the underlying rules and principles that guide your organization and see what happens when you change them. This often means disrupting and unsettling rules that your company or industry has taken for granted as …

Art
Turntables

Sabine: A Furniture System That Reduces Sound

Johan Kauppi and Bertil Harström have launched a brand new furniture system, for Sweden’s Glimakra, that’s designed to reduce sound in open floor …

Furniture

Wooden Bike by Paul Timmer

The Wooden Bike by Dutch designer Paul Timmer.<p>Paul Timmer is an Amsterdam, Netherlands based product and furniture designer. He is mainly focused on …

140 Years of Menu Design

Like a starched time capsule, a menu preserves a moment — a day, the food on offer and the gastronomical aspirations of those about to consume the …

Food Preservation

Perfectly Symmetrical Spheres Made From Hundreds of River Stones

These geometric, nature-inspired spheres made from hundreds of smooth river stones look like they belong on the grounds of a palace. The stunning garden centerpieces combine sophisticated symmetry with the shiny-yet-natural look of the stones, making them enchanting additions to manicured gardens …

Landscaping

You Can Eat KFC’s New Coffee Cup

Most coffee cups are made from paper or plastic. But KFC Britain has a strange, potentially better idea: Serving coffee in sweet, edible cups.<p>Dubbed the “Scoff-ee Cup,” KFC worked with food designers at The Robin Collective to construct a cup shaped from a<p>thin lattice of KFC Original Recipe fried …

Food

London Children's Hospital Transformed by Fun Artwork

A recent renovation of London Children's Hospital combines multiple art styles and mediums to create a whimsical patchwork of kid-friendly designs. Young patients feel at home among the vibrant colors and exaggerated patterns that now decorate each ward, lobby and elevator. The three-year-old …

Art

Artist Creates the Illusion of an Upside Down Car Stuck to a Wave of Road

Artist Alex Chinneck is a master of illusions. He first made us believe that a brick house's facade was sliding off and then he made us do a double take with the Covent Garden's floating building. Chinneck is back and this time he's teamed up with Vauxhall Motors to suspend a new Vauxhall Corsa 15 …

Art

How to Happily Marry Your Art and Your Business

• shares<p><i>Artists and Entrepreneurs take heed — the ideologies of art and business don’t have to be at war.</i><p>—<p>Can art and business truly live in harmony? …

Art

How to Date People in Bands

Spoiler: it kinda sucks.<p>On-stage and bathed in sweat, musicians can be irresistible. There’s something about a human wielding an instrument and showing off what they can do with their fingers that's conducive to wanting to sit on their face and, at some point, every music-attending fan has fallen …

Relationships

The Passionate Designers at moreless are Looking for Industrial Design Interns

moreless is a San Francisco studio of designers who are passionately pursuing the creation of products that enhance our lives. The founders who are …

San Francisco

Old Fan Wall Clock • Recyclart

Stylish

The Meaning of Art? It’s Complicated

In Paris, a new show aims to encapsulate what art means, with digital technology, fashion, photography, and science—but is it convincing?<p>What …

The Artist’s Reality: Mark Rothko’s Little-Known Writings on Art, Artists, and What the Notion of Plasticity Reveals about Storytelling

“While the authority of the doctor or plumber is never questioned, everyone deems himself a good judge and an adequate arbiter of what a work of art should be and how it should be done.”<p><i>“Artists have no choice but to express their lives,”</i> Anne Truitt wrote in her endlessly insightful diary. If it’s …