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The Geometric Paper Torso, Now with DIY Templates and Tutorials | Colossal

<p>A year ago I wrote about this amazing geometric paper torso designed by artist Horst Kiechle. At the time the piece wasn’t actually complete as he …

Finding Privacy in Coworking: Quiet and Call by TILT

If you liked TILT in our Clerkenwell Design Week 2013 roundup last week, then you’re sure to love this post. TILT is beginning to make a name for …

Ergonomics

From Designing for Manufacture to Designing with Manufacturers, by Jamie Wolfond

<i>We've been fans of Jamie Wolfond's work since he turned up on our radar at RISD Furniture Design's "Transformations" exhibition in Milan last year.</i> …

Furniture Design

Infographic: This Chart Will Turn You Into A White Wine Snob

Not too long ago I met a winemaker who said, “I believe all grapes would be red if they could.” Harsh words if you happen to be a white grape. Say we chalk it up to a simple misunderstanding, in which case this infographic from graphic designer Sean Seidell should provide some clarity.<p>Seidell, who …

Infographics

How Logs Are Turned Into Boards, Part 2: Quartersawn

<i>This is the second post of an ongoing series about wood. Understanding its nature, the way it moves and changes, and the implications for designers</i> …

60 Ingenious Knot Designs From The “Man On Wire”

High-wire artist Philippe Petit’s rigging explained in Why Knot?, his new book on the art of knot tying.<p>When Philippe Petit stepped out on a high-wire illegally strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974 and performed his act, his exploit became folkloric. But what the …

World Trade Center

Fresh From The Dairy: Geometry Daily

Tilman is an interaction and graphic designer living and working in and near Nuremberg, Germany but you might know him better as GeometryDaily, the …

Furniture

Color Trends From ICFF 2013: Green and Yellow

There’s always a trend or two that becomes quickly evident during ICFF and NYCxDesign and this year there were a few trends that seemed leftover from …

Home Decorating

Who Designed iOS 7’s Icons? Apple’s Marketing Department

In a bold maneuver, Jony Ive enlisted Apple’s marketing department to refresh the platform’s core icons.<p>Getting out of a design rut is hard. It’s why car companies take at least a decade to turn their lines around, while in the meantime, they just eat it in terms of sales. But when Apple wanted to …

Marketing