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Studio Visit: The Herman Miller Archive: We speak with Amy Auscherman about how looking back helps the brand move forward

On a recent visit to Herman Miller's headquarters we explored their impressive corporate archive. There we found many expected things like correspondence, old catalogs, sketches, swatches and rare pieces of furniture, along with unexpected treasures like shop floor-made templates for cutting wood …

Archives

The Cursed History of NYC MetroCards

If you’ve ridden the New York City subway, you know the feeling. You buy a flimsy plastic card that lets you ride the train, and when you try to …

Scientists Have Concluded That The Universe Shouldn't Really Exist

And yet here we are.<p>Scientists just confirmed the problem at the centre of the Universe: it shouldn't really exist at all.<p>That's because at the very …

3 places better than Craigslist to buy and sell used items

When you want to buy or sell something used online, your first thought might be to use Craigslist. After all, it's the site that brought the newspaper classifieds into the digital world and today has nearly 40 million new listings every month.<p>Of course, using Craigslist does have valid concerns. …

The Golden Age Of Soviet Design

A new exhibition explores the frenzy for domestic designs launched by Nixon’s and Krushchev’s Kitchen Debates.<p>In the summer of 1959, then-Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev stood in a model of American domesticity and debated the merits of washing machines. It was the …

No More Bubble Wrap: A Clever Reusable Packing System Eliminates Waste

Imagine Amazon shipping in packaging that didn’t have to be tossed away.<p>Packing fragile items is usually all about excess–piles of packing peanuts or air-filled plastic packs, bubble wrap, and weird expandable foam cushions. Depending on local recycling rules, it might all end up in the trash when …

Backpacking

All These Brilliant Objects Were Designed By No One In Particular

Everything made by man has been designed in some way. You've got your big ticket, big name stuff, and then there are the countless items—the …

Patrick Rylands: a hero of toy design

The name may not be immediately familiar to you, but if you grew up in the late 60s, 70s or 80s, the chances are you had at least one of his toys in your house, more specifically in your bath. Patrick Rylands was chief designer at Ambi Toys for more than 30 years, and responsible for some of the …

The Fine Art of Japanese Hakone Marquetry Using Razor-Thin Slices of Wood Mosaics | Colossal

<p>From 2012-2013 Gucci Japan produced an online video series called “Hand” that payed homage to 35 artists and designers who eschew modern …

A 3D-printed car is coming that stretches the boundaries of design

Local Motors has been building cars with the help of community-submitted part designs for years now, but this September, it has far more ambitious plans: creating a working, 3D-printed electric vehicle, also based on a design by someone from its community. The contest ran during May, and a winner — …

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures | Colossal

<p>Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto of Floto+Warner Studio recently produced this beautiful series of photos titled Clourant that seemingly turns …

Test Drive: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C

by Davis Adams<p>“Carbon fiber is a very expensive material. It’s strong. It’s lightweight. And, it’s beautiful,” explains Gaulberto Ranieri, head of communications for Chrysler Group, in a thick Italian accent. “Our new car is at least half the price of the next cheapest vehicle with a carbon …

Alfa Romeo