Douwe van der Werf

205 Flips | 6 Magazines | 12 Likes | 3 Followers | @Douwovich | Keep up with Douwe van der Werf on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Douwe van der Werf”

Why the Bjarke Ingels Group Is Designing a Moat Around a Football Stadium

The new home for D.C.’s professional football team has an odd feature—one uniquely suited to its old stomping grounds.<p>Dan Snyder is pining for the District of Columbia.<p>That’s one way to make sense of the Bjarke Ingels Group design for the new Washington professional football team’sstadium, which …

How to Listen to Music

There’s a distinct possibility that I would never have been able to finish reading “Moby-Dick,” in my early twenties, had it not been for the Guns N’ Roses song “November Rain.” Released in 1991, when I was a teenager open to anything offered by MTV, “November Rain” was one of the many unusually …

Los Angeles

Kanye West: The Life of Pablo review – 'You can see why his immodesty rubs people up the wrong way'

When Kanye West’s album is good, it’s very good. So why does he spend so much time trying to show the world what a thundering plonker he is?<p>Related: Kanye West unveils new album The Life of Pablo at elaborate, 'ramshackle' event<p>The 21st century offers a panoply of options for the pop star wishing …

Kanye West unveils new album The Life of Pablo at elaborate, 'ramshackle' event

He’s called it “the best album in the world”; it’s had four different names; but now Kanye West’s seventh solo album – The Life of Pablo – has finally been revealed at an elaborate fashion/album launch at Madison Square Garden, which saw a surprise appearance from Naomi Campbell and black power …

Music

Consumers aren't ready for an Internet of Things world

While estimates vary, nearly all agree that billions of IoT devices are expected to be integrated into our lives over the next five years, amounting to trillions of dollars being spent by both businesses and consumers. Everything from smart cars and cities to connected homes that adapt to our …

Surreal photos of China's failed 'city of the future'

The once flush-with-cash town of Ordos, China, has been called the world's largest ghost town.<p>Roughly 15 years ago, a coal-mining boom led local government to throw money at urban development there, in the hopes of creating a new epicenter of culture, economy, and politics.<p>Ordos New Town — also …

Driverless bus trial in Netherlands is first on public roads

WePod shuttle carries handful of people on 200m journey in first trial of its kind – with hopes to extend systems to cargo trucks<p>An electric, driverless shuttle bus has taken to Dutch public roads on Thursday, rolling six passengers along a 200m stretch of road in the first trial of its kind …

Roads

Rihanna's Long-Awaited New Album Anti Is Finally Out

After months of teasing and false starts, Rihanna’s long-awaited eighth studio album, <i>Anti</i>, is finally out.<p>The 13-song collection is now available …

New Albums

Where are the world's newest cities … and why do they all look the same?

Thousands of new cities are needed to house the increasing global population – projected to reach 10bn by 2060. From China’s planned Jing-Jin-Ji hypercity to African techno hubs and sprawling refugee camps, <b>Adam Greenfield</b> explores what the future holds<p>At present we share our planet with some 7.5 …

Urban Design

London Design Studio Creates Custom Modern Furniture for Real Estate Agency

Much-lauded, environmentally conscious, Turner Prize-winning architecture and design studio <b>Assemble</b> has been busy of late. With a gorgeous Brutalism-inspired playground that harks back to its concrete predecessors under their belt, the firm has now finished work on <b>a line of furniture</b> for the …

Google paid Apple $1bn to be default iOS search engine

Lawsuit proceedings reveal Google paid handsomely to be default search option for iPhones and iPads and that company’s total revenue from Android is just $31bn<p>Apple and Google are rivals. So why is Google the default search engine for mobile Safari, which is the pre-installed web browser on iPads …

Search Engines

The Federal Government Must Act To Ensure That The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution Takes Place In The U.S.

The advent of autonomous vehicles is around the corner, and the economic and social benefits will be vast. The U.S. government must take action to ensure that the United States remains the global center for this transformative technology.<p>Much is at stake: If the federal government does not act, …

Andrea Ponti's concrete Kanban table is based on Hong Kong's architecture

The industrial landscape of Hong Kong informed the design of this concrete and steel side table by Italian designer Andrea Ponti (+ slideshow).<p>The …

Furniture

Kanye West Announces Release Date for New Album SWISH

It’s a good Friday indeed for Kanye West fans.<p>Hours after sharing his new track “Real Friends,” the hip-hop artist tweeted the release date for his …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Raspberry Pi: Wall Mounted Calendar and Notification Center

LED DRAWING PAD<p>Weather Forecast Clock Using Old Alarm and Arduino<p>Sonic Mirror Audio Reactive Instruments<p>3D CAM and CNC Class<p>Hi,<p>Do any of those that …

Raspberry Pi

Obama debated a bunch of people opposed to his new gun actions, and it was fascinating

Obama verbally tussled with opponents of his executive action on guns earlier this week during a town-hall event moderated by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.<p>He received questions from the widow of a former US Navy SEAL who was shot dead at a shooting range, a rape survivor, and a Republican sheriff …

Forgotten Housing Estates In Paris Captured By Laurent Kronental

For the ongoing series ‘Souvenir d’un futur‘, French photographer Laurent Kronental documents life at the ‘Grands Ensembles’, the large housing …

Four gabled towers form House in Kosai by Shuhei Goto Architects

These four house-shaped volumes may look like individual homes but they actually define different areas of the same residence, designed by Shuhei …

Techno DJ Abdulla Rashim arrested for graffiti in Australia

<b>Gloomy techno artist Abdulla Rashim has had a run-in with police in Australia.</b><p>The Swedish producer, real name Anthony Linell (don’t get us started), …

“Skies of Concrete”: Life in Leftover Spaces

The Austrian architectural photographer Gisela Erlacher first became interested in life in the hidden crevices of urbanized landscapes after discovering a house that had been built between two bridges in her native city of Vienna. For her series “Skies of Concrete,” which is the subject of a new …

Kodak takes us back to the 60s with its revamped Super 8 camera

Kodak delighted camera lovers everywhere with its announcement at CES that the old-school Super 8 film camera will be re-released this year.<p>Complete with a new look designed by Jawbone’s Yves Behar, the updated version will combine analogue and digital recording, giving users the option to make use …

What is the best music to listen to while reading?

And what are the best specific music-book pairings? Share your favourites below to contribute to our crowdsourced playlist<p>The pairing of music and literature offers a universe of possibilities. From the best songs to listen to while reading certain books, to authors’ choices as soundtracks for …

Books

Eco housing: thinking outside the box

Green horizons: new materials, new technology and new thinking inspire houses like this one, the Ice House in Reykjavik.

Emerging Technology

The Best Aerial Views of Hawaii

“What a sight, those exotic scenes of delight...waiting for you and me.” Elvis said it best in “Paradise, Hawaiian Style" in the 1960s, and the sentiment remains today. Hawaii is paradise and you'll want to catch a first glimpse with the best seat in the house—window seats. But which flights offer …

Vinyl sales boom as young music fans move beyond online streaming

Record industry research suggests young fans are increasingly moving from streaming to buying physical copies of their favourite albums<p>Streaming services such as Spotify are fuelling a boom in the sale of vinyl LPs, as young music fans discover the joys of owning physical copies of their favourite …

Music Industry

This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

Tobias Frere-Jones Returns With His Most Personal Font Yet

After splitting from his longtime design partner, Frere-Jones is back with a font that is literally an exploration of his own identity.<p>Type genius Tobias Frere-Jones today released his first font since splitting with longtime creative partner Jonathan Hoefler. Mallory, an approachable sans serif …

5 secrets to awesome user design

Crafting user experience can be a challenge – you need to anticipate your users’ needs and make educated guesses and decisions on their behalf. Combining this with a plethora of other project requirements, such as content creation and coding, makes it easy to become overwhelmed.<p>While there is much …

UX Design

Spooked

What do we learn about science from a controversy in physics?<p>What makes science science? The pious answers are: its ceaseless curiosity in the face of mystery, its keen edge of experimental objectivity, its endless accumulation of new data, and the cool machines it uses. We stare, the scientists …